The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 158 154 139
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Permanent jobs citing Validation 43 50 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.98% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.28% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 30 37 44
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £34,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3900 3894 3371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.66% 76.46% 72.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3244 3270 2857
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Validation
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 11 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Coventry +3 8 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Warwickshire +14 6 £28,000 -49.09% 1
Staffordshire - 5 £45,000 - 2
Solihull +1 4 - -
Walsall - 4 £40,000 -
Worcestershire +4 3 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Wolverhampton -7 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 17 (29.82%) Degree
2 15 (26.32%) SQL
2 15 (26.32%) .NET
3 13 (22.81%) MATLAB
4 12 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (19.30%) Simulink
5 11 (19.30%) CRM
6 10 (17.54%) ETL
6 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
7 9 (15.79%) Automotive
7 9 (15.79%) Manufacturing
7 9 (15.79%) Migration
7 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (14.04%) OLAP
8 8 (14.04%) Workflow
8 8 (14.04%) Electronics
8 8 (14.04%) Business Analysis
8 8 (14.04%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (12.28%) ISEB
9 7 (12.28%) Data Migration
9 7 (12.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 6 (10.53%) Data Validation
10 6 (10.53%) QA
10 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
10 6 (10.53%) T-SQL
10 6 (10.53%) C
10 6 (10.53%) C#
10 6 (10.53%) ERP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Simulink
2 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (5.26%) Doxygen
5 2 (3.51%) MS Office
6 1 (1.75%) Windchill
6 1 (1.75%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.51%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.75%) LabWindows
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (14.04%) OLAP
3 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.77%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (7.02%) Big Data
5 4 (7.02%) DataStage
5 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.51%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.51%) MS Access
6 2 (3.51%) BODI
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Bugzilla
2 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.51%) LSMW
3 1 (1.75%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (15.79%) Automotive
1 9 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 8 (14.04%) Electronics
3 6 (10.53%) Finance
4 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
5 4 (7.02%) Aerospace
5 4 (7.02%) Banking
5 4 (7.02%) Retail
5 4 (7.02%) Retail Banking
6 3 (5.26%) Marketing
6 3 (5.26%) Law
6 3 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.75%) Military
7 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Analyst
2 10 (17.54%) Developer
3 6 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Web Developer
3 6 (10.53%) C# Web Developer
3 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (10.53%) .NET Developer
3 6 (10.53%) C# Developer
3 6 (10.53%) .NET Web Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Test Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) MI Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Forecast Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) .NET
2 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.02%) MDX
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) Web Services
5 1 (1.75%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Visualisation
1 2 (3.51%) Data Conversion
1 2 (3.51%) Data Integration
1 2 (3.51%) CMDB
1 2 (3.51%) ASIC
1 2 (3.51%) VHDL
1 2 (3.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (1.75%) Robotics
2 1 (1.75%) DTV
2 1 (1.75%) Firmware
2 1 (1.75%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) UNIX
1 4 (7.02%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) CRM
2 10 (17.54%) ETL
3 9 (15.79%) Migration
3 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (14.04%) Workflow
4 8 (14.04%) Business Analysis
5 7 (12.28%) Data Migration
6 6 (10.53%) Data Validation
6 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (10.53%) ERP
6 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.77%) Asset Management
8 4 (7.02%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.02%) Analytics
8 4 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (7.02%) Project Management
8 4 (7.02%) ITIL
8 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.02%) Business Development
9 3 (5.26%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) SQL
2 13 (22.81%) MATLAB
3 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 6 (10.53%) C
3 6 (10.53%) C#
4 3 (5.26%) C++
5 2 (3.51%) VBScript
5 2 (3.51%) VB
6 1 (1.75%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.75%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) Degree
2 7 (12.28%) ISEB
2 7 (12.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.53%) MCTS
4 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
6 3 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.75%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Informatica
3 4 (7.02%) Sage
3 4 (7.02%) Hyperion
3 4 (7.02%) HP
4 3 (5.26%) SAP
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco
5 2 (3.51%) Remedy
5 2 (3.51%) BMC
5 2 (3.51%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.75%) PTC
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle
6 1 (1.75%) EMC
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits+ £20k Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago