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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 186 173 168
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 39 43 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.85% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.03% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 23 27 17
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £34,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,700 £51,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.20%
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
4901 4194 3560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.94% 82.80% 82.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4039 3586 2872
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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 +7 19 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Coventry +1 6 £27,000 +20.00% 1
Warwickshire -34 3 £42,000 - 2
Shropshire - 2 £44,000 -
Worcestershire -5 1 - - 2
Solihull - 1 £33,500 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (16.50%) SQL
2 16 (15.53%) Degree
3 14 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (12.62%) SLA
4 13 (12.62%) Finance
5 12 (11.65%) Service Delivery
5 12 (11.65%) Windows
6 11 (10.68%) Python
6 11 (10.68%) Linux
6 11 (10.68%) Electronics
6 11 (10.68%) Analytics
7 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
7 10 (9.71%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (8.74%) Citrix
8 9 (8.74%) Workflow
8 9 (8.74%) XenApp
8 9 (8.74%) NetScaler
8 9 (8.74%) EdgeSight
8 9 (8.74%) Presales
9 8 (7.77%) SDLC
9 8 (7.77%) Line Management
9 8 (7.77%) Functional Testing
9 8 (7.77%) Git (software)
9 8 (7.77%) Test Scripting
9 8 (7.77%) Data Analysis
9 8 (7.77%) Strategic Management
9 8 (7.77%) QA
9 8 (7.77%) Military

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (3.88%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.91%) Apache
2 3 (2.91%) JBoss
2 3 (2.91%) nginx
2 3 (2.91%) SAS
2 3 (2.91%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.94%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.94%) IIS
3 2 (1.94%) Node.js
3 2 (1.94%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.83%) MS Office
3 4 (3.88%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (3.88%) SPSS
4 2 (1.94%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.94%) IaaS
1 2 (1.94%) PaaS
2 1 (0.97%) Force.com
2 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.74%) NetScaler
2 6 (5.83%) LAN
2 6 (5.83%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.83%) WAN
3 5 (4.85%) VPN
4 4 (3.88%) DNS
4 4 (3.88%) SAN
5 1 (0.97%) BGP
5 1 (0.97%) DHCP
5 1 (0.97%) DSL
5 1 (0.97%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.97%) FTP
5 1 (0.97%) HTTP
5 1 (0.97%) Internet
5 1 (0.97%) Intranet
5 1 (0.97%) Network Security
5 1 (0.97%) OSPF
5 1 (0.97%) RIP
5 1 (0.97%) SDH
5 1 (0.97%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (7.77%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.85%) QlikView
4 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.88%) MySQL
6 3 (2.91%) Data Mart
6 3 (2.91%) OLAP
6 3 (2.91%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (2.91%) OLTP
6 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.94%) Riak
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.85%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (3.88%) JIRA
4 3 (2.91%) Ant
4 3 (2.91%) Selenium
4 3 (2.91%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.94%) AccuRev
5 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.94%) Maven
5 2 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (12.62%) Finance
2 11 (10.68%) Electronics
3 8 (7.77%) Military
4 7 (6.80%) Automotive
5 6 (5.83%) Billing
6 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.91%) Games
7 3 (2.91%) Retail
8 2 (1.94%) Legal
8 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.97%) Banking
9 1 (0.97%) German Language
9 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (28.16%) Analyst
2 10 (9.71%) Developer
3 9 (8.74%) Citrix Engineer
3 9 (8.74%) Service Manager
4 8 (7.77%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.83%) Administrator
6 5 (4.85%) Data Analyst
6 5 (4.85%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (4.85%) Quality Analyst
6 5 (4.85%) Test Engineer
6 5 (4.85%) Test Manager
6 5 (4.85%) Test Validation Manager
7 4 (3.88%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.88%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.88%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.88%) Technical Manager
7 4 (3.88%) Technical Services Manager
8 3 (2.91%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (2.91%) Governance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.91%) .NET
1 3 (2.91%) CSS
1 3 (2.91%) HTML
1 3 (2.91%) MDX
2 2 (1.94%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.94%) Backbone.js
2 2 (1.94%) Ember.js
2 2 (1.94%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (1.94%) jQuery
2 2 (1.94%) JSON
2 2 (1.94%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (1.94%) LAMP
2 2 (1.94%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (1.94%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (1.94%) Marionette.js
2 2 (1.94%) RESTful
2 2 (1.94%) Web Services
3 1 (0.97%) Middleware
3 1 (0.97%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.83%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.88%) Economics
3 4 (3.88%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.88%) Mathematics
3 4 (3.88%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.91%) Data Extraction
4 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.91%) Statistics
5 2 (1.94%) DataPower
5 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.97%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.97%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.65%) Windows
2 11 (10.68%) Linux
3 3 (2.91%) Solaris
4 2 (1.94%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (11.65%) Service Delivery
3 11 (10.68%) Analytics
4 9 (8.74%) Presales
4 9 (8.74%) Workflow
5 8 (7.77%) Data Analysis
5 8 (7.77%) Functional Testing
5 8 (7.77%) ITIL
5 8 (7.77%) Line Management
5 8 (7.77%) Project Management
5 8 (7.77%) SDLC
5 8 (7.77%) Strategic Management
5 8 (7.77%) Test Scripting
6 7 (6.80%) Business Continuity
6 7 (6.80%) Data Validation
6 7 (6.80%) Software Testing
6 7 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.83%) Data Management
7 6 (5.83%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.50%) SQL
2 11 (10.68%) Python
3 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.83%) C#
4 6 (5.83%) Java
4 6 (5.83%) MATLAB
4 6 (5.83%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.85%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.85%) Ruby
6 4 (3.88%) C
7 3 (2.91%) C++
7 3 (2.91%) Embedded C
7 3 (2.91%) PHP
8 2 (1.94%) Go
8 2 (1.94%) Perl
8 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.97%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.97%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 16 (15.53%) Degree
2 7 (6.80%) ISEB
3 6 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.83%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.91%) HNC
5 2 (1.94%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.97%) CCNP
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.62%) SLA
2 8 (7.77%) QA
3 6 (5.83%) Data Quality
4 4 (3.88%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.97%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.97%) ISO26262
System Software
1 9 (8.74%) XenApp
2 6 (5.83%) Firmware
3 5 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.85%) vSphere
3 5 (4.85%) XenDesktop
4 4 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.94%) Docker
6 1 (0.97%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (8.74%) EdgeSight
2 5 (4.85%) SCOM
3 3 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.94%) Ansible
4 2 (1.94%) Control-M
4 2 (1.94%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.94%) Mesos
4 2 (1.94%) Nagios
4 2 (1.94%) Puppet
4 2 (1.94%) Unicenter
4 2 (1.94%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 9 (8.74%) Citrix
2 8 (7.77%) Oracle
3 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.85%) AppSense
4 5 (4.85%) HP
4 5 (4.85%) Tableau
4 5 (4.85%) VMware
5 4 (3.88%) Cognos
5 4 (3.88%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.91%) IBM
7 2 (1.94%) New Relic
7 2 (1.94%) SAP
8 1 (0.97%) Altiris
8 1 (0.97%) F5
8 1 (0.97%) Informatica
8 1 (0.97%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.97%) Juniper
8 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
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