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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 51 67 63
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 13 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.43% 0.53% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 0.68% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 1
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
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
425 444 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 79.29% 78.17% 76.44%
Number of salaries quoted 368 393 328
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram 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 30 January 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 - 9 £41,250 -
Lichfield - 4 £40,000 -
Validation
West Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (81.82%) Degree
2 14 (63.64%) C
3 13 (59.09%) Electronics
4 12 (54.55%) Software Engineering
5 11 (50.00%) C++
6 9 (40.91%) C#
6 9 (40.91%) UML
6 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
6 9 (40.91%) Simulink
6 9 (40.91%) Requirements Management
6 9 (40.91%) Rational DOORS
6 9 (40.91%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
8 7 (31.82%) MathWorks
8 7 (31.82%) Stateflow
8 7 (31.82%) Yourdon
8 7 (31.82%) Automotive
8 7 (31.82%) MKS
8 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
8 7 (31.82%) Assembly Language
8 7 (31.82%) TargetLink
8 7 (31.82%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (22.73%) Embedded C
10 4 (18.18%) VxWorks
10 4 (18.18%) PVCS
10 4 (18.18%) SQL
10 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
11 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (13.64%) .NET

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
1 9 (40.91%) Simulink
2 7 (31.82%) Stateflow
2 7 (31.82%) TargetLink
2 7 (31.82%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) MS Access
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (18.18%) PVCS
3 3 (13.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (9.09%) LabVIEW
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (4.55%) JDeveloper
General
1 13 (59.09%) Electronics
2 7 (31.82%) Automotive
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 12 (54.55%) Software Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Architect
2 2 (9.09%) Integration Architect
2 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Tester
3 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) XSD
2 2 (9.09%) XSLT
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) VxWorks
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 9 (40.91%) UML
2 9 (40.91%) Requirements Management
3 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 7 (31.82%) Yourdon
5 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) BPR
6 2 (9.09%) SOA
6 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C
2 11 (50.00%) C++
3 9 (40.91%) C#
4 7 (31.82%) Assembly Language
5 5 (22.73%) Embedded C
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
7 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 2 (9.09%) XPath
8 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) HND
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) IEC 61508
1 2 (9.09%) QA
1 2 (9.09%) COBIT
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) MathWorks
1 7 (31.82%) MKS
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Perforce
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) CA