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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 66 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 10 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.55% 1.39% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.84% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 3
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £43,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.76% +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
563 543 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 87.15% 75.21% 81.60%
Number of salaries quoted 476 428 470
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 3 August 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 - 7 - - 2
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £30,000 -
Validation
West Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 9 (60.00%) Degree
1 9 (60.00%) Requirements Management
2 8 (53.33%) C
3 7 (46.67%) Project Management
3 7 (46.67%) Manufacturing
4 6 (40.00%) MATLAB
4 6 (40.00%) Simulink
4 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) Quality Management
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) IEC 61508
6 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Electronics
6 3 (20.00%) UML
6 3 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
7 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (13.33%) Coaching
7 2 (13.33%) Change Control
7 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (13.33%) API Development
7 2 (13.33%) ISEB
7 2 (13.33%) VxWorks
7 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Simulink
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (13.33%) OLTP
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (6.67%) PVCS
2 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (46.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (20.00%) Electronics
3 2 (13.33%) Games
3 2 (13.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Software Manager
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
2 2 (13.33%) ETL Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Software Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Project Leader
2 2 (13.33%) Software Project Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Requirements Management
2 7 (46.67%) Project Management
3 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) Quality Management
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) UML
6 2 (13.33%) ETL
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) Data Management
6 2 (13.33%) Use Case
6 2 (13.33%) Release Management
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C
2 6 (40.00%) MATLAB
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (13.33%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) IEC 61508
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Perforce
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