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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 167 156 154
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Permanent jobs citing Validation 46 43 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.87% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.07% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 38 30 37
Average salary £43,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
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
4272 4002 3898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.68% 81.09% 77.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3570 3321 3259
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 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +4 16 £45,000 +60.71% 1
Coventry -6 15 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Birmingham -14 8 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Staffordshire +1 4 £35,000 -17.64%
Worcestershire -3 3 £42,750 +6.87%
Walsall 0 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Herefordshire - 1 £43,500 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 24 (27.59%) Degree
2 22 (25.29%) SAP
2 22 (25.29%) ITIL
3 19 (21.84%) Automotive
4 18 (20.69%) Configuration Management
5 17 (19.54%) Finance
6 16 (18.39%) Manufacturing
6 16 (18.39%) Project Management
7 15 (17.24%) Service Delivery
8 14 (16.09%) C
9 13 (14.94%) Cisco
9 13 (14.94%) Electronics
10 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
11 11 (12.64%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (12.64%) Change Management
11 11 (12.64%) Quality Management
11 11 (12.64%) ERP
11 11 (12.64%) C++
12 10 (11.49%) SharePoint
12 10 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (11.49%) Requirements Management
12 10 (11.49%) Computer Science
12 10 (11.49%) SAP ERP
13 9 (10.34%) Release Management
13 9 (10.34%) Rational DOORS
13 9 (10.34%) Software Testing
13 9 (10.34%) CCNP
13 9 (10.34%) Windows
13 9 (10.34%) Management Information System
13 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 10 (11.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.30%) Node.js
3 2 (2.30%) IIS
3 2 (2.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Simulink
2 5 (5.75%) Stateflow
3 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.15%) MS Project
4 1 (1.15%) MS Office
4 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.15%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 10 (11.49%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) LAN
1 8 (9.20%) WAN
1 8 (9.20%) Firewall
1 8 (9.20%) Wireless
2 7 (8.05%) Frame Relay
2 7 (8.05%) MPLS
2 7 (8.05%) VPN
2 7 (8.05%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (8.05%) Cisco PIX
2 7 (8.05%) DMVPN
2 7 (8.05%) ATM
3 5 (5.75%) Ethernet
3 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.60%) EIGRP
4 4 (4.60%) TACACS
4 4 (4.60%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.30%) Internet
5 2 (2.30%) Profibus
5 2 (2.30%) TETRA
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.30%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (2.30%) MS Access
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (10.34%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (5.75%) PVCS
3 4 (4.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (2.30%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.30%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.30%) JMeter
4 2 (2.30%) LabVIEW
4 2 (2.30%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (2.30%) Selenium
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.15%) CANoe
5 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (21.84%) Automotive
2 17 (19.54%) Finance
3 16 (18.39%) Manufacturing
4 13 (14.94%) Electronics
5 4 (4.60%) Marketing
6 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.30%) Back Office
7 2 (2.30%) Retail
8 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (14.94%) Software Engineer
2 9 (10.34%) Release Manager
3 7 (8.05%) Systems Manager
3 7 (8.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (8.05%) Analyst
4 5 (5.75%) Network Engineer
4 5 (5.75%) SAP Manager
5 4 (4.60%) SAP Release Manager
5 4 (4.60%) Cisco Specialist
5 4 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) Developer
5 4 (4.60%) Business Analyst
5 4 (4.60%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Change Manager
6 3 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (3.45%) Change and Release Manager
7 2 (2.30%) IP Engineer
7 2 (2.30%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.30%) SAP Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) .NET
2 4 (4.60%) HTML
3 2 (2.30%) HTML5
3 2 (2.30%) Direct3D
3 2 (2.30%) J2EE
3 2 (2.30%) CSS
3 2 (2.30%) OpenGL
3 2 (2.30%) DirectX
4 1 (1.15%) WinForms
4 1 (1.15%) Ajax
4 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.15%) Java SE
4 1 (1.15%) Java EE
4 1 (1.15%) WPF
4 1 (1.15%) GWT
4 1 (1.15%) JPA
4 1 (1.15%) Visualforce
4 1 (1.15%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) XML
4 1 (1.15%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.05%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (6.90%) PMI
5 4 (4.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (4.60%) Learning Management System
6 3 (3.45%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.30%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.30%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.30%) Data Conversion
7 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.30%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (2.30%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.15%) Telematics
8 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) Solaris
2 6 (6.90%) VxWorks
3 2 (2.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.29%) ITIL
2 18 (20.69%) Configuration Management
3 16 (18.39%) Project Management
4 15 (17.24%) Service Delivery
5 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
6 11 (12.64%) Quality Management
6 11 (12.64%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (12.64%) Change Management
6 11 (12.64%) ERP
7 10 (11.49%) Requirements Management
8 9 (10.34%) Release Management
8 9 (10.34%) Software Testing
9 8 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (8.05%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (8.05%) Coaching
10 7 (8.05%) Regression Testing
10 7 (8.05%) UML
11 6 (6.90%) Risk Management
11 6 (6.90%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.09%) C
2 11 (12.64%) C++
3 8 (9.20%) SQL
4 7 (8.05%) MATLAB
5 6 (6.90%) Embedded C
5 6 (6.90%) C#
6 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.30%) Perl
6 2 (2.30%) GLSL
6 2 (2.30%) HLSL
6 2 (2.30%) C++/CLI
6 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.30%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.15%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.15%) VBA
7 1 (1.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (27.59%) Degree
2 10 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (10.34%) CCNP
4 7 (8.05%) CCSA
4 7 (8.05%) CCSE
5 6 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (6.90%) PMP
6 5 (5.75%) ISEB
7 3 (3.45%) HND
7 3 (3.45%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.30%) CCNA
9 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.75%) IEC 61508
3 4 (4.60%) QA
4 2 (2.30%) COBIT
4 2 (2.30%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.30%) SLA
5 1 (1.15%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) Unicenter
1 2 (2.30%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.30%) Control-M
1 2 (2.30%) Nagios
1 2 (2.30%) BladeLogic
1 2 (2.30%) Ansible
2 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (25.29%) SAP
2 13 (14.94%) Cisco
3 8 (9.20%) CheckPoint
4 7 (8.05%) Nokia
5 5 (5.75%) Oracle
6 4 (4.60%) Remedy
6 4 (4.60%) Perforce
7 3 (3.45%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.15%) Juniper
9 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.15%) Xilinx
9 1 (1.15%) F5
9 1 (1.15%) MathWorks
9 1 (1.15%) MKS
Nuneaton
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Omnio Recruitment
Salary: 30000-35000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago