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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 179 168 154
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Permanent jobs citing Validation 58 64 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 1.08% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.24% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 40 28 51
Median salary £38,750 £44,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.92% +18.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £33,500 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £59,750 £65,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
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
5326 5147 4438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.00% 87.13% 83.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4185 3676
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +3 24 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Warwickshire +11 10 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Staffordshire -2 10 £25,000 -16.66% 1
Coventry +1 7 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Herefordshire - 3 £47,500 -
Shropshire -17 1 £34,000 -22.72%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 51 (42.15%) Microsoft
2 31 (25.62%) WAN
2 31 (25.62%) LAN
3 29 (23.97%) TCP/IP
4 28 (23.14%) VPN
4 28 (23.14%) assyst
4 28 (23.14%) SCOM
5 21 (17.36%) Active Directory
5 21 (17.36%) SQL
6 20 (16.53%) SLA
6 20 (16.53%) MS Excel
7 19 (15.70%) MS Exchange
7 19 (15.70%) C
7 19 (15.70%) SQL Server
7 19 (15.70%) VMware
7 19 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (15.70%) vSphere
8 18 (14.88%) ISEB
8 18 (14.88%) DNS
8 18 (14.88%) DHCP
9 17 (14.05%) Citrix
9 17 (14.05%) Windows
10 16 (13.22%) Symantec
10 16 (13.22%) Norton AntiVirus
10 16 (13.22%) Test Management
10 16 (13.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (13.22%) Mimecast
11 15 (12.40%) Data Centre
11 15 (12.40%) Functional Testing
11 15 (12.40%) Data Validation

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 19 (15.70%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (5.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.31%) IIS
5 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.48%) JBoss
5 3 (2.48%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.48%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.83%) CMS
6 1 (0.83%) SAS
6 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (16.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.79%) MS Office
3 3 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 28 (23.14%) assyst
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.22%) Mimecast
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.65%) SaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.83%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 31 (25.62%) LAN
1 31 (25.62%) WAN
2 29 (23.97%) TCP/IP
3 28 (23.14%) VPN
4 18 (14.88%) DHCP
4 18 (14.88%) DNS
5 13 (10.74%) NetScaler
6 3 (2.48%) xDSL
7 2 (1.65%) ADSL2
7 2 (1.65%) Broadband
7 2 (1.65%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.65%) Firewall
7 2 (1.65%) Network Security
7 2 (1.65%) VDSL
8 1 (0.83%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.83%) DVB
8 1 (0.83%) GSM
8 1 (0.83%) Internet
8 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.92%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (9.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.48%) Datazen
5 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Power View
5 3 (2.48%) OLAP
5 3 (2.48%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (2.48%) Power BI
5 3 (2.48%) PowerPivot
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.31%) Subversion
2 3 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.83%) CANoe
4 1 (0.83%) Grunt
4 1 (0.83%) gulp
4 1 (0.83%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.83%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (9.92%) Electronics
2 11 (9.09%) Finance
3 10 (8.26%) Automotive
4 7 (5.79%) Retail
5 5 (4.13%) Aerospace
5 5 (4.13%) Banking
6 4 (3.31%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.48%) Back Office
7 3 (2.48%) Billing
7 3 (2.48%) French Language
7 3 (2.48%) Games
7 3 (2.48%) German Language
8 2 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.65%) Marketing
8 2 (1.65%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Legal
9 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (19.01%) Analyst
2 17 (14.05%) Test Manager
3 16 (13.22%) Exchange Engineer
3 16 (13.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (11.57%) Service Manager
4 14 (11.57%) Test Validation Manager
5 13 (10.74%) Citrix Engineer
6 11 (9.09%) Business Analyst
7 9 (7.44%) Tester
8 7 (5.79%) Applications Tester
9 6 (4.96%) Developer
9 6 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Lead Software Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) SQL Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) Test Leader
11 3 (2.48%) Excel Analyst
11 3 (2.48%) Financial Controller
11 3 (2.48%) IT Engineer
11 3 (2.48%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.26%) EDI
2 6 (4.96%) .NET
3 4 (3.31%) CSS
4 3 (2.48%) HTML
4 3 (2.48%) MDX
4 3 (2.48%) Web Services
4 3 (2.48%) XML
5 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.83%) Ajax
5 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.83%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.83%) J2EE
5 1 (0.83%) Node.js
5 1 (0.83%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (0.83%) React
5 1 (0.83%) SOAP
5 1 (0.83%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.40%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.26%) Fat Client
2 10 (8.26%) Thin Client
3 9 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.13%) Physics
5 5 (4.13%) Visualisation
6 4 (3.31%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.48%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.48%) Derivative
7 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.48%) Market Risk
7 3 (2.48%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (1.65%) CAN bus
8 2 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.65%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.05%) Windows
2 5 (4.13%) Unix
3 3 (2.48%) Linux
3 3 (2.48%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.83%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.22%) Test Management
2 15 (12.40%) Data Validation
2 15 (12.40%) Functional Testing
2 15 (12.40%) Test Automation
3 14 (11.57%) Exploratory Testing
3 14 (11.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 14 (11.57%) Security Testing
3 14 (11.57%) Test Strategy
4 13 (10.74%) ITIL
5 12 (9.92%) Project Management
6 11 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 10 (8.26%) Logistics
8 9 (7.44%) Regression Testing
9 7 (5.79%) Scrum
10 6 (4.96%) Business Analysis
10 6 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (4.96%) SDLC
10 6 (4.96%) Software Testing
11 5 (4.13%) Data Acquisition
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.36%) SQL
2 19 (15.70%) C
3 6 (4.96%) C#
3 6 (4.96%) VB
3 6 (4.96%) VB.NET
4 5 (4.13%) Embedded C
5 4 (3.31%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.48%) Java
6 3 (2.48%) MATLAB
6 3 (2.48%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.48%) VBA
7 2 (1.65%) C++
7 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.83%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (14.88%) ISEB
2 14 (11.57%) Degree
3 8 (6.61%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.48%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.65%) MCSA
6 2 (1.65%) MCSE
7 1 (0.83%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.83%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.83%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.53%) SLA
2 6 (4.96%) IEC 61508
2 6 (4.96%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.31%) QA
4 3 (2.48%) ISO26262
5 2 (1.65%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.83%) MISRA
6 1 (0.83%) MISRA C
System Software
1 21 (17.36%) Active Directory
2 19 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (15.70%) vSphere
3 13 (10.74%) XenApp
4 12 (9.92%) XenDesktop
5 10 (8.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.83%) Snort
Systems Management
1 28 (23.14%) SCOM
2 16 (13.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (10.74%) EdgeSight
4 3 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.48%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 51 (42.15%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.70%) VMware
3 17 (14.05%) Citrix
4 16 (13.22%) Symantec
5 12 (9.92%) AppSense
6 11 (9.09%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.48%) Cisco
7 3 (2.48%) Dell
7 3 (2.48%) Oracle
8 2 (1.65%) Altiris
8 2 (1.65%) Informatica
8 2 (1.65%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.83%) Atmel
9 1 (0.83%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.83%) Google
9 1 (0.83%) HP
9 1 (0.83%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.83%) PayPal
9 1 (0.83%) SAP
9 1 (0.83%) WorldPay
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