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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 191 181 170
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Permanent jobs citing Validation 51 41 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.78% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.91% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 18 38 38
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,050 £34,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £50,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
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
5339 4489 4339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.71% 85.05% 84.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4148 3735 3627
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,308 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +24 36 £40,000 -11.11%
Worcestershire -2 5 £42,500 +1.19%
Warwickshire -15 5 £42,000 -6.66% 1
Herefordshire - 5 £42,500 -
Coventry -5 2 £52,500 +23.52% 5
Staffordshire -5 1 £25,000 -23.07%
Solihull - 1 £35,000 - 3
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Validation.

1 32 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 26 (25.49%) WAN
2 26 (25.49%) LAN
2 26 (25.49%) TCP/IP
2 26 (25.49%) VPN
2 26 (25.49%) assyst
2 26 (25.49%) SCOM
3 20 (19.61%) ISEB
4 19 (18.63%) MS Excel
5 18 (17.65%) Test Management
5 18 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 17 (16.67%) vSphere
6 17 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 17 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 17 (16.67%) VMware
6 17 (16.67%) Citrix
6 17 (16.67%) SLA
7 16 (15.69%) EdgeSight
7 16 (15.69%) XenApp
7 16 (15.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 16 (15.69%) NetScaler
7 16 (15.69%) Test Strategy
7 16 (15.69%) Security Testing
8 15 (14.71%) Active Directory
8 15 (14.71%) ITIL
8 15 (14.71%) C
9 14 (13.73%) DNS
9 14 (13.73%) DHCP
10 13 (12.75%) Symantec

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2003
1 13 (12.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.94%) SAS
4 1 (0.98%) CMS
4 1 (0.98%) Node.js
4 1 (0.98%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (18.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.92%) MS Office
3 3 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (25.49%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.75%) Mimecast
2 2 (1.96%) SaaS
3 1 (0.98%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.49%) LAN
1 26 (25.49%) TCP/IP
1 26 (25.49%) VPN
1 26 (25.49%) WAN
2 16 (15.69%) NetScaler
3 14 (13.73%) DHCP
3 14 (13.73%) DNS
4 2 (1.96%) Network Security
5 1 (0.98%) 4G
5 1 (0.98%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.98%) DVB
5 1 (0.98%) FlexRay
5 1 (0.98%) GSM
5 1 (0.98%) Internet
5 1 (0.98%) LTE
5 1 (0.98%) UMTS
5 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.94%) Data Mart
4 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) Datazen
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (0.98%) OLAP
5 1 (0.98%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.98%) Power BI
5 1 (0.98%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.98%) CANoe
3 1 (0.98%) Grunt
3 1 (0.98%) gulp
3 1 (0.98%) JIRA
3 1 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.98%) Selenium
3 1 (0.98%) Subversion
3 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (9.80%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Automotive
2 8 (7.84%) Electronics
3 5 (4.90%) Aerospace
3 5 (4.90%) Retail
4 3 (2.94%) Back Office
4 3 (2.94%) Billing
4 3 (2.94%) Games
4 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
5 1 (0.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Military
5 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (17.65%) Analyst
2 16 (15.69%) Citrix Engineer
2 16 (15.69%) Service Manager
2 16 (15.69%) Test Manager
2 16 (15.69%) Test Validation Manager
3 13 (12.75%) Exchange Engineer
3 13 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (7.84%) Developer
5 7 (6.86%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Test Leader
9 3 (2.94%) Administrator
9 3 (2.94%) Financial Controller
9 3 (2.94%) Quality Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) SAS Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Senior SAS Analyst
10 2 (1.96%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (1.96%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) .NET
2 3 (2.94%) CSS
2 3 (2.94%) XML
3 2 (1.96%) HTML
3 2 (1.96%) Web Services
4 1 (0.98%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.98%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.98%) EDI
4 1 (0.98%) J2EE
4 1 (0.98%) MDX
4 1 (0.98%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (0.98%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.76%) Fat Client
2 12 (11.76%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.94%) Data Extraction
4 3 (2.94%) Economics
4 3 (2.94%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.94%) Statistics
5 2 (1.96%) Physics
6 1 (0.98%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.98%) RIA
6 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.98%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.86%) Windows
2 3 (2.94%) Linux
2 3 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.65%) Functional Testing
1 18 (17.65%) Test Management
2 17 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 16 (15.69%) Non-Functional Testing
3 16 (15.69%) Security Testing
3 16 (15.69%) Test Strategy
4 15 (14.71%) ITIL
5 9 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (8.82%) SDLC
6 8 (7.84%) Project Management
7 7 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (6.86%) Software Testing
8 6 (5.88%) Data Validation
9 5 (4.90%) Analytics
9 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.90%) Data Acquisition
9 5 (4.90%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.90%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.71%) C
2 12 (11.76%) SQL
3 6 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.88%) VB
4 5 (4.90%) PL/SQL
4 5 (4.90%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.92%) Java
6 3 (2.94%) C#
6 3 (2.94%) Embedded C
7 2 (1.96%) C++
7 2 (1.96%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.98%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.98%) PHP
8 1 (0.98%) Python
8 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (19.61%) ISEB
2 12 (11.76%) Degree
3 8 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.84%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.94%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.98%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.67%) SLA
2 9 (8.82%) ISO 9001
3 8 (7.84%) QA
4 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.98%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.98%) ISO26262
System Software
1 17 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (16.67%) vSphere
2 16 (15.69%) XenApp
3 15 (14.71%) Active Directory
4 13 (12.75%) XenDesktop
5 12 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (25.49%) SCOM
2 16 (15.69%) EdgeSight
3 13 (12.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 32 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.67%) Citrix
2 17 (16.67%) VMware
3 13 (12.75%) AppSense
3 13 (12.75%) ServiceNow
3 13 (12.75%) Symantec
4 6 (5.88%) Oracle
5 3 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (0.98%) Altiris
6 1 (0.98%) Google
6 1 (0.98%) HP
6 1 (0.98%) IBM
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