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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 61 64 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 12 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.87% 1.72% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.20% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 1
Average salary £32,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
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
561 546 520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 87.38% 78.11% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 480 421 435
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 £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
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 4 September 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 - 7 - -
Burton-upon-Trent - 5 £32,000 - 1
Validation
West Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 9 (52.94%) Requirements Management
1 9 (52.94%) Degree
2 8 (47.06%) Manufacturing
2 8 (47.06%) Project Management
3 7 (41.18%) C
4 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) MATLAB
4 6 (35.29%) Simulink
4 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Data Management
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (29.41%) Games
5 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
5 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
5 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (29.41%) ETL
5 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (29.41%) OLTP
5 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
5 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
5 5 (29.41%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (23.53%) Quality Management
6 4 (23.53%) IEC 61508
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (17.65%) JIRA
7 3 (17.65%) Release Management
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Simulink
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
1 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (29.41%) OLTP
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) PVCS
3 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.88%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (47.06%) Manufacturing
2 5 (29.41%) Games
3 3 (17.65%) Electronics
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Developer
1 5 (29.41%) ETL Developer
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Project Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Software Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Software Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Software Project Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Development Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Requirements Management
2 8 (47.06%) Project Management
3 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Data Management
4 5 (29.41%) ETL
4 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
4 5 (29.41%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Quality Management
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Release Management
6 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Change Control
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) V-Model
7 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) MATLAB
3 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
4 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) IEC 61508
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Perforce
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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