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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank - 57 65
Permanent jobs citing Validation 0 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 2.42% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.00% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 3
Average salary - £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,250 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +1.80%
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
531 434 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 85.65% 80.67% 81.13%
Number of salaries quoted 484 380 374
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,445 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) AccuRev
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (33.33%) Games
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) OLTP
2 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 2 (33.33%) Simulink
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (33.33%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (33.33%) OLTP
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) AccuRev
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Games
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) ETL Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Manager
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Database Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Database Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) SysML
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
1 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (16.67%) IEC 61508