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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 55 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Validation 10 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.90% 1.01% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.31% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5 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 £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -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
400 381 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 76.05% 76.66% 80.98%
Number of salaries quoted 350 328 338
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 £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 6 March 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 6 March 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 - 2
Lichfield - 1 £40,000 -
Validation
West Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 16 (80.00%) Degree
2 12 (60.00%) C
3 11 (55.00%) Electronics
4 9 (45.00%) C++
4 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (35.00%) Requirements Management
5 7 (35.00%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (35.00%) UML
6 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (30.00%) C#
6 6 (30.00%) Simulink
6 6 (30.00%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 5 (25.00%) VxWorks
7 5 (25.00%) Embedded C
8 4 (20.00%) Assembly Language
8 4 (20.00%) MathWorks
8 4 (20.00%) .NET
8 4 (20.00%) PVCS
8 4 (20.00%) Stateflow
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (20.00%) Yourdon
8 4 (20.00%) MKS
8 4 (20.00%) Automotive
8 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (20.00%) TargetLink
9 3 (15.00%) IEC 61508

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (10.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (30.00%) Simulink
2 4 (20.00%) Stateflow
2 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (20.00%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.00%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) MS Access
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (20.00%) PVCS
3 3 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (10.00%) LabVIEW
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (55.00%) Electronics
2 4 (20.00%) Automotive
3 3 (15.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Software Engineer
1 9 (45.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Tester
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Integration Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) XSD
3 1 (5.00%) XSLT
3 1 (5.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) VxWorks
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (35.00%) Requirements Management
2 7 (35.00%) UML
3 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (20.00%) Yourdon
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.00%) Coaching
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.00%) IT Governance
6 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Change Management
6 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.00%) BPR
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C
2 9 (45.00%) C++
3 6 (30.00%) C#
4 5 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 4 (20.00%) Assembly Language
6 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 2 (10.00%) MATLAB
7 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (5.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) HND
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) IEC 61508
2 2 (10.00%) COBIT
2 2 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) MathWorks
1 4 (20.00%) MKS
2 3 (15.00%) Perforce
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago