The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 64 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Permanent jobs citing Validation 6 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.92% 0.32% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.42% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £32,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Validation
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
525 479 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 80.28% 76.52% 83.02%
Number of salaries quoted 468 383 405
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Staffordshire region.

Validation Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Validation
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 4 £33,750 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £30,000 -
Lichfield - 1 £35,000 -
Validation
West Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 12 (66.67%) Degree
2 9 (50.00%) C
3 7 (38.89%) Electronics
4 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 6 (33.33%) VxWorks
4 6 (33.33%) C++
4 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 5 (27.78%) Embedded C
6 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (22.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 4 (22.22%) Requirements Management
6 4 (22.22%) UML
6 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) .NET
6 4 (22.22%) PVCS
6 4 (22.22%) Coaching
6 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 4 (22.22%) IEC 61508
6 4 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (22.22%) Marketing
6 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (16.67%) HND
7 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.56%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) MS Access
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) PVCS
1 4 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.11%) LabVIEW
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (38.89%) Electronics
2 4 (22.22%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Software Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) VxWorks
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 4 (22.22%) Coaching
2 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) UML
2 4 (22.22%) Requirements Management
2 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Use Case
4 2 (11.11%) Test Management
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) BPR
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.11%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) C
2 6 (33.33%) C++
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) Embedded C
4 2 (11.11%) MATLAB
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) HND
3 2 (11.11%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) IEC 61508
2 2 (11.11%) COBIT
2 2 (11.11%) QA
3 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Perforce
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
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