The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 61 59 70
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Permanent jobs citing Validation 8 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.47% 2.48% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 2.74% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 12
Median salary £25,000 £32,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.87% -14.66%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
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
500 548 583
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 91.58% 90.73% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 446 473 461
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Staffordshire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent 0 8 £25,000 -
Validation
West Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (92.31%) EDI
2 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 12 (92.31%) Regression Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Logistics
2 12 (92.31%) Test Scripting
2 12 (92.31%) Data Validation
2 12 (92.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (92.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) PayPal
3 1 (7.69%) WorldPay
3 1 (7.69%) Sage Pay
3 1 (7.69%) Ajax
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) SSL
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) OOP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (92.31%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (92.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (92.31%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Tester
2 10 (76.92%) Applications Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) EDI
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) Ajax
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XHTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Data Validation
1 12 (92.31%) Logistics
1 12 (92.31%) Regression Testing
1 12 (92.31%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.69%) OO
2 1 (7.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) PayPal
2 1 (7.69%) WorldPay