The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 178 186 162
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -24
Permanent jobs citing Validation 37 21 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.42% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.54% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 31 14 31
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,750 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,337 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +3.75%
Validation
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4511 3868 3606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.83% 77.97% 75.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3947 3222 3147
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Validation
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the West Midlands region.

Validation Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Validation
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Validation
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Warwickshire +12 17 £42,000 -4.00% 1
Staffordshire - 10 £40,000 - 4
Birmingham -7 8 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Solihull -7 2 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 36 (42.86%) Degree
2 27 (32.14%) Software Engineering
3 26 (30.95%) Electronics
4 25 (29.76%) C
5 24 (28.57%) C#
6 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
6 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 19 (22.62%) C++
7 19 (22.62%) Embedded Systems
8 18 (21.43%) Automotive
8 18 (21.43%) Simulink
9 17 (20.24%) Stateflow
9 17 (20.24%) Requirements Management
9 17 (20.24%) Rational DOORS
10 13 (15.48%) Configuration Management
10 13 (15.48%) MS PowerPoint
10 13 (15.48%) SQL
11 12 (14.29%) Windows
12 11 (13.10%) Python
12 11 (13.10%) Assembly Language
12 11 (13.10%) TargetLink
12 11 (13.10%) MathWorks
12 11 (13.10%) MKS
12 11 (13.10%) Yourdon
12 11 (13.10%) UML
12 11 (13.10%) Git (software)
12 11 (13.10%) Finance
12 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (11.90%) Firmware
13 10 (11.90%) Linux

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.38%) Node.js
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.19%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 18 (21.43%) Simulink
3 17 (20.24%) Stateflow
4 13 (15.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (13.10%) TargetLink
6 4 (4.76%) MS Project
6 4 (4.76%) MS Office
7 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
8 1 (1.19%) SPSS
8 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) DHCP
1 3 (3.57%) DNS
2 2 (2.38%) TETRA
3 1 (1.19%) GSM
3 1 (1.19%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) MS Access
2 3 (3.57%) MySQL
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.38%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (20.24%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (13.10%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.76%) PVCS
4 3 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.38%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.19%) NUnit
6 1 (1.19%) Subversion
6 1 (1.19%) JIRA
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.19%) JDeveloper
6 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.19%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.19%) Ant
6 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (30.95%) Electronics
2 18 (21.43%) Automotive
3 11 (13.10%) Finance
4 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.19%) Billing
5 1 (1.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (27.38%) Software Engineer
2 16 (19.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (13.10%) Analyst
4 10 (11.90%) Firmware Engineer
4 10 (11.90%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.95%) Systems Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Software Manager
9 3 (3.57%) MI Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Trainer
9 3 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) SAP Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) .NET
2 4 (4.76%) HTML
3 3 (3.57%) Web Services
4 2 (2.38%) XML
4 2 (2.38%) XSD
4 2 (2.38%) XSLT
4 2 (2.38%) CSS
4 2 (2.38%) WSDL
5 1 (1.19%) Middleware
5 1 (1.19%) LAMP
5 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.19%) Spring.NET
5 1 (1.19%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.19%) SOAP
5 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.19%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.14%) Algorithms
5 5 (5.95%) Learning Management System
5 5 (5.95%) E-Learning
6 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.38%) Data Conversion
6 2 (2.38%) SCADA
7 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.19%) Replication
7 1 (1.19%) Statistics
7 1 (1.19%) Open Source
7 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.29%) Windows
2 10 (11.90%) Linux
3 1 (1.19%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.14%) Software Engineering
2 17 (20.24%) Requirements Management
3 13 (15.48%) Configuration Management
4 11 (13.10%) Yourdon
4 11 (13.10%) UML
5 8 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 6 (7.14%) ERP
6 6 (7.14%) Project Management
6 6 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 5 (5.95%) Quality Management
7 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.95%) Test Scripting
7 5 (5.95%) SAP Security
7 5 (5.95%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (4.76%) Cyber Security
8 4 (4.76%) Data Validation
8 4 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.57%) ITIL
9 3 (3.57%) Time Management
9 3 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.76%) C
2 24 (28.57%) C#
3 19 (22.62%) C++
4 13 (15.48%) SQL
5 11 (13.10%) Python
5 11 (13.10%) Assembly Language
6 7 (8.33%) MATLAB
7 4 (4.76%) Embedded C
7 4 (4.76%) VBA
8 2 (2.38%) XPath
8 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.38%) PHP
9 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.19%) VB
9 1 (1.19%) Java
9 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (42.86%) Degree
2 4 (4.76%) HNC
2 4 (4.76%) ISEB
3 2 (2.38%) PMP
3 2 (2.38%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.19%) HND
4 1 (1.19%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) COBIT
3 1 (1.19%) SLA
3 1 (1.19%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 10 (11.90%) Firmware
2 7 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.10%) MathWorks
2 11 (13.10%) MKS
3 7 (8.33%) VMware
3 7 (8.33%) SAP
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle
5 3 (3.57%) Symantec
5 3 (3.57%) Perforce
6 2 (2.38%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.19%) Remedy
7 1 (1.19%) Citrix
7 1 (1.19%) CA
7 1 (1.19%) Motorola
7 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.19%) AccuRev
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