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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 179 141 144
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +3
Permanent jobs citing Validation 45 58 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.81% 1.08% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.38% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 38 50 53
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
4418 4197 3671
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.37% 78.32% 75.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3688 3555 3118
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Staffordshire +2 13 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Warwickshire +1 11 £37,000 -7.50% 1
Coventry -13 10 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Birmingham +3 9 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Solihull - 2 £29,265 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 30 (29.41%) Business Analysis
1 30 (29.41%) Degree
2 24 (23.53%) Automotive
3 22 (21.57%) Electronics
4 21 (20.59%) C
4 21 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (19.61%) C#
5 20 (19.61%) Microsoft
6 19 (18.63%) MS Excel
7 18 (17.65%) SAP
7 18 (17.65%) C++
7 18 (17.65%) Simulink
8 17 (16.67%) Finance
9 15 (14.71%) SQL
9 15 (14.71%) UML
9 15 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
10 14 (13.73%) Software Engineering
11 13 (12.75%) Test Scripting
11 13 (12.75%) Configuration Management
11 13 (12.75%) Project Management
12 11 (10.78%) MKS
12 11 (10.78%) Stateflow
12 11 (10.78%) Yourdon
12 11 (10.78%) MathWorks
12 11 (10.78%) Assembly Language
12 11 (10.78%) Requirements Management
12 11 (10.78%) TargetLink
12 11 (10.78%) Rational DOORS
12 11 (10.78%) Embedded Systems
13 10 (9.80%) Six Sigma Green Belt

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.98%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (18.63%) MS Excel
2 18 (17.65%) Simulink
3 15 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (10.78%) Stateflow
4 11 (10.78%) TargetLink
5 8 (7.84%) MS Project
6 3 (2.94%) MS Office
7 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.98%) SPSS
8 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.98%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) SAP SD
1 1 (0.98%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.98%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.98%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.98%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.98%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.98%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) DHCP
1 3 (2.94%) DNS
2 1 (0.98%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.94%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (1.96%) BODI
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.96%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.98%) OLTP
3 1 (0.98%) Star Schema
3 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.98%) MS Access
3 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (10.78%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (9.80%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.94%) LSMW
4 2 (1.96%) JIRA
4 2 (1.96%) Subversion
4 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.96%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.96%) Ant
4 2 (1.96%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.98%) NUnit
General
1 24 (23.53%) Automotive
2 22 (21.57%) Electronics
3 17 (16.67%) Finance
4 7 (6.86%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.94%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.98%) Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Legal
6 1 (0.98%) Billing
Job Titles
1 32 (31.37%) Analyst
2 27 (26.47%) Business Analyst
3 16 (15.69%) Software Engineer
4 13 (12.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (7.84%) Firmware Engineer
5 8 (7.84%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) Architect
6 6 (5.88%) Developer
7 5 (4.90%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Trainer
7 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) SAP Trainer
7 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) SAP Developer
8 4 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (2.94%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Data Architect
9 3 (2.94%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) Web Services
1 4 (3.92%) XML
2 3 (2.94%) WSDL
2 3 (2.94%) .NET
2 3 (2.94%) XSD
2 3 (2.94%) XSLT
3 2 (1.96%) HTML
3 2 (1.96%) Middleware
4 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.98%) SOAP
4 1 (0.98%) ODBC
4 1 (0.98%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.98%) LAMP
4 1 (0.98%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (0.98%) Spring.NET
4 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.98%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.78%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (8.82%) E-Learning
3 9 (8.82%) Learning Management System
4 8 (7.84%) Firmware
5 6 (5.88%) Data Conversion
6 2 (1.96%) SCADA
7 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.98%) Replication
7 1 (0.98%) Open Source
7 1 (0.98%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.98%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.98%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.82%) Windows
2 8 (7.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.41%) Business Analysis
2 15 (14.71%) UML
3 14 (13.73%) Software Engineering
4 13 (12.75%) Test Scripting
4 13 (12.75%) Configuration Management
4 13 (12.75%) Project Management
5 11 (10.78%) Yourdon
5 11 (10.78%) Requirements Management
6 10 (9.80%) ERP
6 10 (9.80%) Quality Management
7 9 (8.82%) Data Cleansing
7 9 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (8.82%) SAP Security
8 7 (6.86%) Data Validation
8 7 (6.86%) Time Management
9 6 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (5.88%) Change Management
10 5 (4.90%) CRM
10 5 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.90%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.59%) C
2 20 (19.61%) C#
3 18 (17.65%) C++
4 15 (14.71%) SQL
5 11 (10.78%) Assembly Language
6 10 (9.80%) Python
7 8 (7.84%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.94%) XPath
9 2 (1.96%) Ruby
9 2 (1.96%) PHP
10 1 (0.98%) Java
10 1 (0.98%) VB
10 1 (0.98%) ABAP
10 1 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (29.41%) Degree
2 10 (9.80%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 6 (5.88%) ISEB
4 4 (3.92%) SAP Certification
5 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.96%) PMP
5 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.98%) IIBA
6 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) SCOM
2 4 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 18 (17.65%) SAP
3 11 (10.78%) MKS
3 11 (10.78%) MathWorks
4 6 (5.88%) VMware
5 4 (3.92%) Oracle
6 3 (2.94%) Symantec
6 3 (2.94%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.96%) AccuRev
7 2 (1.96%) Remedy
8 1 (0.98%) CA
8 1 (0.98%) Motorola
Redditch
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago