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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 172 158 150
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 55 59 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 1.09% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.36% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 32 46 51
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £67,500 £55,000
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
4837 4352 4267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 83.79% 80.12% 79.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3976 3646 3593
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Birmingham -25 11 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Warwickshire -27 9 £45,000 +21.62%
Coventry -12 7 £35,250 -17.05% 4
Staffordshire +13 5 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Walsall - 1 £35,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £44,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £42,000 - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 32 (30.77%) Finance
2 23 (22.12%) SAP
3 22 (21.15%) Manufacturing
4 21 (20.19%) Data Management
4 21 (20.19%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (19.23%) Project Management
5 20 (19.23%) Military
5 20 (19.23%) Analytics
6 19 (18.27%) Automotive
6 19 (18.27%) ITIL
7 17 (16.35%) Quality Management
7 17 (16.35%) Configuration Management
8 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (14.42%) Data Governance
10 14 (13.46%) SAP ERP
10 14 (13.46%) Release Management
10 14 (13.46%) Management Information System
10 14 (13.46%) Oracle
10 14 (13.46%) ERP
10 14 (13.46%) SharePoint
11 13 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (12.50%) Service Delivery
11 13 (12.50%) Degree
11 13 (12.50%) Mentoring
12 12 (11.54%) Master Data Management
12 12 (11.54%) Cisco
13 11 (10.58%) Change Control
14 10 (9.62%) Coaching
14 10 (9.62%) C
14 10 (9.62%) Windows

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (13.46%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.85%) Apache
4 2 (1.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) JBoss
4 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.92%) nginx
5 1 (0.96%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) Simulink
3 2 (1.92%) MS Project
3 2 (1.92%) MS Office
4 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.96%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (13.46%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) LAN
1 7 (6.73%) Wireless
2 6 (5.77%) Firewall
2 6 (5.77%) WAN
2 6 (5.77%) MPLS
3 5 (4.81%) VPN
3 5 (4.81%) DMVPN
3 5 (4.81%) Frame Relay
3 5 (4.81%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (4.81%) Cisco PIX
3 5 (4.81%) ATM
3 5 (4.81%) Converged Networks
4 4 (3.85%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.85%) EIGRP
4 4 (3.85%) TACACS
5 3 (2.88%) Internet
5 3 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.92%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.96%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.81%) QlikView
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.96%) OLAP
4 1 (0.96%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.92%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.92%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.92%) JMeter
3 2 (1.92%) SilkPerformer
3 2 (1.92%) Selenium
4 1 (0.96%) PVCS
4 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.96%) CANoe
General
1 32 (30.77%) Finance
2 22 (21.15%) Manufacturing
3 20 (19.23%) Military
4 19 (18.27%) Automotive
5 7 (6.73%) Electronics
6 4 (3.85%) Marketing
7 3 (2.88%) Retail
8 2 (1.92%) Back Office
9 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.96%) Law
9 1 (0.96%) Legal
9 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (19.23%) Analyst
2 9 (8.65%) Data Analyst
3 8 (7.69%) Release Manager
4 5 (4.81%) Software Engineer
4 5 (4.81%) Network Engineer
4 5 (4.81%) SAP Manager
4 5 (4.81%) Head of Business Intelligence
4 5 (4.81%) Master Data Analyst
5 4 (3.85%) SAP Release Manager
5 4 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (3.85%) Cisco Specialist
5 4 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (3.85%) Test Analyst
5 4 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 4 (3.85%) Developer
5 4 (3.85%) Quality Manager
6 3 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (2.88%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (2.88%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.85%) .NET
2 2 (1.92%) J2EE
2 2 (1.92%) OpenGL
2 2 (1.92%) DirectX
2 2 (1.92%) Web Services
2 2 (1.92%) Ajax
2 2 (1.92%) Java SE
2 2 (1.92%) Java EE
2 2 (1.92%) GWT
2 2 (1.92%) JPA
2 2 (1.92%) HTML5
2 2 (1.92%) Direct3D
2 2 (1.92%) HTML
3 1 (0.96%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.96%) WPF
3 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.96%) XML
3 1 (0.96%) XSL
3 1 (0.96%) VXML
3 1 (0.96%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.46%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.77%) PMI
4 4 (3.85%) Learning Management System
5 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.92%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.92%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.92%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.92%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.96%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.96%) Telematics
7 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.96%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.62%) Windows
2 5 (4.81%) Solaris
2 5 (4.81%) Linux
3 3 (2.88%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.19%) Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.19%) Data Management
2 20 (19.23%) Project Management
2 20 (19.23%) Analytics
3 19 (18.27%) ITIL
4 17 (16.35%) Quality Management
4 17 (16.35%) Configuration Management
5 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (14.42%) Data Governance
7 14 (13.46%) ERP
7 14 (13.46%) Release Management
8 13 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 13 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 12 (11.54%) Master Data Management
10 11 (10.58%) Change Control
11 10 (9.62%) Coaching
12 9 (8.65%) Change Management
12 9 (8.65%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (8.65%) Data Modelling
13 8 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.62%) C
2 8 (7.69%) C++
3 7 (6.73%) SQL
4 4 (3.85%) Java
4 4 (3.85%) Python
4 4 (3.85%) MATLAB
5 3 (2.88%) C#
6 2 (1.92%) Perl
6 2 (1.92%) PHP
6 2 (1.92%) Ruby
6 2 (1.92%) C++/CLI
6 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.92%) GLSL
6 2 (1.92%) HLSL
7 1 (0.96%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.96%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.96%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.96%) JCL
7 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (12.50%) Degree
2 8 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (7.69%) CCNP
3 6 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (5.77%) PMP
3 6 (5.77%) ISEB
4 5 (4.81%) CCSA
4 5 (4.81%) CCSE
5 4 (3.85%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) CCNA
7 1 (0.96%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) Data Quality
2 5 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.85%) QA
3 4 (3.85%) IEC 61508
4 2 (1.92%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.92%) SLA
5 1 (0.96%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (1.92%) Ansible
2 2 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.92%) Unicenter
2 2 (1.92%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.92%) Control-M
2 2 (1.92%) Nagios
2 2 (1.92%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.96%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 23 (22.12%) SAP
2 14 (13.46%) Oracle
3 12 (11.54%) Cisco
4 6 (5.77%) CheckPoint
4 6 (5.77%) Cognos
5 5 (4.81%) Nokia
6 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.88%) Remedy
8 1 (0.96%) Perforce
8 1 (0.96%) Xilinx
8 1 (0.96%) F5
8 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.96%) IBM
8 1 (0.96%) HP
8 1 (0.96%) EMC
8 1 (0.96%) Intel
8 1 (0.96%) Juniper
8 1 (0.96%) Business Objects
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Pharma Division
Salary: bonus + shares
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Mason Frank
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Superb Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Posted: 21 days ago