The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 71 68 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -24
Permanent jobs citing Validation 10 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.37% 0.45% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 0.57% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 9
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,150 £33,000 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £43,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
515 525 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 70.74% 79.07% 74.66%
Number of salaries quoted 414 457 305
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Validation
West Midlands

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014. 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
Lichfield - 6 £37,500 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - - 1
Cannock - 1 £23,000 -
Validation
West Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 8 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 6 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (50.00%) Requirements Management
3 6 (50.00%) Yourdon
3 6 (50.00%) MKS
3 6 (50.00%) Electronics
3 6 (50.00%) Automotive
3 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (50.00%) C
3 6 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) C++
3 6 (50.00%) UML
3 6 (50.00%) Assembly Language
3 6 (50.00%) MathWorks
3 6 (50.00%) Simulink
3 6 (50.00%) Stateflow
3 6 (50.00%) TargetLink
3 6 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) Remedy
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) Ant
7 2 (16.67%) T-SQL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (50.00%) Simulink
2 6 (50.00%) Stateflow
2 6 (50.00%) TargetLink
3 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (16.67%) Remedy AR System
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (16.67%) Ant
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) Mercurial
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) JDeveloper
General
1 6 (50.00%) Electronics
1 6 (50.00%) Automotive
2 2 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 6 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 2 (16.67%) Release Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Applications Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) Middleware
4 1 (8.33%) WSDL
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) XSD
4 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (16.67%) CMDB
2 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 6 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 6 (50.00%) Yourdon
2 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (50.00%) UML
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Entry
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C
1 6 (50.00%) C#
1 6 (50.00%) C++
1 6 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) MKS
2 6 (50.00%) MathWorks
3 4 (33.33%) Remedy
4 2 (16.67%) BMC
4 2 (16.67%) AccuRev
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
GE
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 13 days ago