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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 188 145 141
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 37 55 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.65% 1.04% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.33% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 33 44 48
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £48,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,837 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.59% -
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
4603 4141 3547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.04% 78.67% 75.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3953 3511 3023
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
(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 -8 9 £30,000 -25.00%
Coventry -15 9 £41,500 +18.57%
Staffordshire - 9 £37,500 - 1
Birmingham -10 8 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Solihull - 2 £29,265 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 35 (34.31%) Degree
2 25 (24.51%) Electronics
3 24 (23.53%) Business Analysis
4 23 (22.55%) C#
5 22 (21.57%) C
5 22 (21.57%) Automotive
6 21 (20.59%) Microsoft
6 21 (20.59%) Software Engineering
7 19 (18.63%) C++
7 19 (18.63%) MS Excel
8 18 (17.65%) SQL
8 18 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (16.67%) Finance
10 16 (15.69%) Simulink
10 16 (15.69%) UML
10 16 (15.69%) SAP
11 15 (14.71%) Stateflow
11 15 (14.71%) Rational DOORS
11 15 (14.71%) Embedded Systems
11 15 (14.71%) Requirements Management
11 15 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
12 14 (13.73%) Configuration Management
13 13 (12.75%) Test Scripting
14 12 (11.76%) Git (software)
14 12 (11.76%) MKS
14 12 (11.76%) TargetLink
14 12 (11.76%) MathWorks
14 12 (11.76%) Project Management
14 12 (11.76%) Yourdon
14 12 (11.76%) Windows

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (6.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.98%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (18.63%) MS Excel
2 16 (15.69%) Simulink
3 15 (14.71%) Stateflow
3 15 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (11.76%) TargetLink
5 8 (7.84%) MS Project
6 3 (2.94%) MS Office
7 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.98%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) SAP SRM
1 1 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.98%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.98%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.98%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.98%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.98%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.98%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) DHCP
1 3 (2.94%) DNS
2 1 (0.98%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.92%) MS Access
2 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.94%) MySQL
3 2 (1.96%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.98%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.98%) OLTP
4 1 (0.98%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (14.71%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.96%) JDeveloper
3 2 (1.96%) Ant
3 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.96%) JIRA
3 2 (1.96%) Subversion
3 2 (1.96%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.98%) LSMW
4 1 (0.98%) NUnit
4 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (24.51%) Electronics
2 22 (21.57%) Automotive
3 17 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.94%) Back Office
5 1 (0.98%) Billing
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (28.43%) Analyst
2 21 (20.59%) Business Analyst
3 19 (18.63%) Software Engineer
4 13 (12.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Firmware Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Developer
7 6 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) SAP Trainer
8 5 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.90%) Trainer
9 4 (3.92%) Architect
9 4 (3.92%) SAP Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Software Manager
10 3 (2.94%) MI Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Integration Architect
10 3 (2.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) Web Services
1 4 (3.92%) XML
2 3 (2.94%) .NET
2 3 (2.94%) XSD
2 3 (2.94%) XSLT
2 3 (2.94%) WSDL
3 2 (1.96%) Middleware
3 2 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.98%) SAP ALE
4 1 (0.98%) Spring.NET
4 1 (0.98%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (0.98%) LAMP
4 1 (0.98%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.98%) SOAP
4 1 (0.98%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (14.71%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (8.82%) Learning Management System
3 9 (8.82%) E-Learning
4 6 (5.88%) Data Conversion
5 3 (2.94%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.96%) SCADA
7 1 (0.98%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.98%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.98%) Statistics
7 1 (0.98%) Open Source
7 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.76%) Windows
2 10 (9.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.53%) Business Analysis
2 21 (20.59%) Software Engineering
3 16 (15.69%) UML
4 15 (14.71%) Requirements Management
5 14 (13.73%) Configuration Management
6 13 (12.75%) Test Scripting
7 12 (11.76%) Project Management
7 12 (11.76%) Yourdon
8 10 (9.80%) ERP
8 10 (9.80%) Quality Management
9 9 (8.82%) SAP Security
10 8 (7.84%) Data Validation
10 8 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (7.84%) Mentoring
11 7 (6.86%) Time Management
11 7 (6.86%) Data Cleansing
12 6 (5.88%) Change Management
12 6 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (4.90%) Data Analysis
13 5 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.55%) C#
2 22 (21.57%) C
3 19 (18.63%) C++
4 18 (17.65%) SQL
5 12 (11.76%) Python
5 12 (11.76%) Assembly Language
6 4 (3.92%) VBA
6 4 (3.92%) MATLAB
7 3 (2.94%) XPath
7 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.96%) PHP
8 2 (1.96%) Ruby
9 1 (0.98%) Java
9 1 (0.98%) VB
9 1 (0.98%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 35 (34.31%) Degree
2 7 (6.86%) ISEB
3 4 (3.92%) SAP Certification
3 4 (3.92%) HNC
3 4 (3.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (1.96%) PMP
4 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.98%) IIBA
5 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) Firmware
2 7 (6.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) SCOM
2 4 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.69%) SAP
3 12 (11.76%) MKS
3 12 (11.76%) MathWorks
4 7 (6.86%) VMware
5 4 (3.92%) Oracle
6 3 (2.94%) Symantec
7 2 (1.96%) Remedy
7 2 (1.96%) AccuRev
8 1 (0.98%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.98%) Citrix
8 1 (0.98%) CA
8 1 (0.98%) Motorola
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