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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 173 155 148
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 41 53 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 1.01% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.24% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 36 40 41
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £37,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £67,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
4398 4276 3936
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 83.04% 81.84% 78.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3634 3605 3290
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 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
Warwickshire -11 13 £45,000 -33.33% 3
Birmingham -20 11 £43,750 -12.50% 5
Coventry -8 8 £42,500 - 2
Staffordshire +13 4 £32,500 -27.77%
Worcestershire -7 1 £42,000 +5.00% 1
Walsall - 1 £35,000 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 26 (27.66%) Finance
2 24 (25.53%) SAP
3 23 (24.47%) ITIL
4 21 (22.34%) Manufacturing
4 21 (22.34%) Degree
5 20 (21.28%) Automotive
6 19 (20.21%) Project Management
7 17 (18.09%) Configuration Management
8 15 (15.96%) Quality Management
8 15 (15.96%) Service Delivery
9 14 (14.89%) SharePoint
9 14 (14.89%) ERP
9 14 (14.89%) Cisco
9 14 (14.89%) SAP ERP
10 12 (12.77%) Change Management
11 11 (11.70%) C
11 11 (11.70%) Release Management
11 11 (11.70%) Electronics
11 11 (11.70%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (11.70%) Software Testing
11 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (10.64%) Computer Science
12 10 (10.64%) C++
13 9 (9.57%) Windows
13 9 (9.57%) CCNP
13 9 (9.57%) LAN
13 9 (9.57%) Regression Testing
13 9 (9.57%) Management Information System
13 9 (9.57%) Wireless
13 9 (9.57%) Cisco Certification

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 14 (14.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.26%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.13%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.13%) Apache
3 2 (2.13%) IIS
4 1 (1.06%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) Simulink
2 2 (2.13%) MS Project
2 2 (2.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.06%) Stateflow
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (14.89%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.57%) LAN
1 9 (9.57%) Wireless
2 8 (8.51%) MPLS
2 8 (8.51%) Firewall
2 8 (8.51%) WAN
3 7 (7.45%) ATM
3 7 (7.45%) VPN
3 7 (7.45%) Frame Relay
3 7 (7.45%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (7.45%) Cisco PIX
3 7 (7.45%) DMVPN
3 7 (7.45%) Converged Networks
4 5 (5.32%) Ethernet
4 5 (5.32%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.32%) EIGRP
4 5 (5.32%) TACACS
5 4 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.19%) Internet
7 2 (2.13%) Profibus
7 2 (2.13%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.13%) MS Access
3 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.06%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.13%) SilkPerformer
3 2 (2.13%) Selenium
3 2 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.13%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.13%) JMeter
3 2 (2.13%) PVCS
3 2 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.06%) CANoe
4 1 (1.06%) LabVIEW
General
1 26 (27.66%) Finance
2 21 (22.34%) Manufacturing
3 20 (21.28%) Automotive
4 11 (11.70%) Electronics
5 4 (4.26%) Marketing
6 3 (3.19%) Military
6 3 (3.19%) Retail
7 2 (2.13%) Back Office
8 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.06%) Law
8 1 (1.06%) Legal
8 1 (1.06%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (13.83%) Analyst
2 9 (9.57%) Release Manager
3 7 (7.45%) Software Engineer
3 7 (7.45%) Systems Manager
4 5 (5.32%) Network Engineer
4 5 (5.32%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (5.32%) Business Analyst
4 5 (5.32%) SAP Manager
5 4 (4.26%) Cisco Specialist
5 4 (4.26%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (4.26%) SAP Release Manager
5 4 (4.26%) Test Analyst
6 3 (3.19%) Change and Release Manager
6 3 (3.19%) Developer
6 3 (3.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (3.19%) Change Manager
7 2 (2.13%) Electronics Engineer
7 2 (2.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (2.13%) SAP Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.38%) .NET
2 3 (3.19%) HTML
3 2 (2.13%) Ajax
3 2 (2.13%) Java SE
3 2 (2.13%) Java EE
3 2 (2.13%) GWT
3 2 (2.13%) JPA
3 2 (2.13%) HTML5
3 2 (2.13%) Direct3D
3 2 (2.13%) OpenGL
3 2 (2.13%) DirectX
3 2 (2.13%) Web Services
3 2 (2.13%) J2EE
4 1 (1.06%) XML
4 1 (1.06%) XSL
4 1 (1.06%) ATL
4 1 (1.06%) DCOM
4 1 (1.06%) CSS
4 1 (1.06%) VXML
4 1 (1.06%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.64%) Computer Science
3 9 (9.57%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.38%) PMI
5 4 (4.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (4.26%) Learning Management System
6 3 (3.19%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.13%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (2.13%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.13%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.13%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.06%) CAN bus
8 1 (1.06%) Telematics
8 1 (1.06%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.57%) Windows
2 6 (6.38%) Solaris
3 5 (5.32%) VxWorks
4 3 (3.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.47%) ITIL
2 19 (20.21%) Project Management
3 17 (18.09%) Configuration Management
4 15 (15.96%) Quality Management
4 15 (15.96%) Service Delivery
5 14 (14.89%) ERP
6 12 (12.77%) Change Management
7 11 (11.70%) Release Management
7 11 (11.70%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (11.70%) Software Testing
8 9 (9.57%) Regression Testing
8 9 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (9.57%) Mentoring
9 8 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (7.45%) Risk Management
10 7 (7.45%) Software Engineering
10 7 (7.45%) Coaching
10 7 (7.45%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (6.38%) Requirements Management
11 6 (6.38%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.70%) C
2 10 (10.64%) C++
3 8 (8.51%) SQL
4 4 (4.26%) C#
5 3 (3.19%) Embedded C
5 3 (3.19%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.13%) C++/CLI
6 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.13%) GLSL
6 2 (2.13%) Python
6 2 (2.13%) Perl
6 2 (2.13%) Java
6 2 (2.13%) HLSL
7 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.06%) VBA
7 1 (1.06%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.06%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 21 (22.34%) Degree
2 9 (9.57%) CCNP
2 9 (9.57%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (7.45%) CCSA
3 7 (7.45%) CCSE
4 6 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (6.38%) PMP
4 6 (6.38%) ISEB
5 4 (4.26%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.13%) HND
6 2 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.06%) CCNA
7 1 (1.06%) CIMA
7 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.38%) IEC 61508
3 4 (4.26%) QA
4 2 (2.13%) COBIT
4 2 (2.13%) SLA
4 2 (2.13%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.06%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) BladeLogic
1 2 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (2.13%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.13%) Control-M
1 2 (2.13%) Nagios
1 2 (2.13%) Unicenter
1 2 (2.13%) Ansible
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (1.06%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 24 (25.53%) SAP
2 14 (14.89%) Cisco
3 8 (8.51%) CheckPoint
4 7 (7.45%) Nokia
5 4 (4.26%) Remedy
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle
6 3 (3.19%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.13%) Perforce
8 1 (1.06%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.06%) Cognos
8 1 (1.06%) IBM
8 1 (1.06%) HP
8 1 (1.06%) EMC
8 1 (1.06%) Intel
8 1 (1.06%) Juniper
8 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.06%) F5
8 1 (1.06%) Xilinx
Warwickshire
Connectus
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, Relocation
Posted: Yesterday
Shrewsbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Mason Frank
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £40,000-£60,000 DOE
Posted: 14 days ago
Warwickshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Churchill Frank
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago