The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 139 153 137
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Permanent jobs citing Validation 64 63 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 1.13% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.48% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 50 47 52
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3993 4261 3659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.87% 76.73% 74.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3298 3599 3169
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
England

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 July 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 July 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
Birmingham +10 24 £42,500 -27.65% 1
Warwickshire +26 18 £37,250 -6.87% 2
Staffordshire -1 9 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Coventry +3 7 £37,500 - 1
West Bromwich -6 4 - -
Solihull - 2 £27,250 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 32 (29.91%) Business Analysis
1 32 (29.91%) Degree
2 21 (19.63%) Automotive
2 21 (19.63%) SQL
3 19 (17.76%) SAP
3 19 (17.76%) Microsoft
4 17 (15.89%) Finance
5 16 (14.95%) Electronics
5 16 (14.95%) Simulink
6 15 (14.02%) MS Excel
7 13 (12.15%) SharePoint
7 13 (12.15%) Project Management
7 13 (12.15%) MATLAB
7 13 (12.15%) Test Scripting
8 12 (11.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 12 (11.21%) MS PowerPoint
8 12 (11.21%) ERP
8 12 (11.21%) C
8 12 (11.21%) C#
9 11 (10.28%) C++
9 11 (10.28%) .NET
9 11 (10.28%) Manufacturing
9 11 (10.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (9.35%) Data Validation
10 10 (9.35%) Quality Management
10 10 (9.35%) UML
11 9 (8.41%) CRM
11 9 (8.41%) E-Learning
11 9 (8.41%) SAP Security
11 9 (8.41%) Learning Management System

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 13 (12.15%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (3.74%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.93%) SAS
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (14.95%) Simulink
2 15 (14.02%) MS Excel
3 12 (11.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (5.61%) MS Project
5 5 (4.67%) Stateflow
5 5 (4.67%) TargetLink
6 3 (2.80%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.93%) MS Office
7 1 (0.93%) SPSS
7 1 (0.93%) Windchill
7 1 (0.93%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.87%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.93%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.93%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.93%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.93%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.93%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.93%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.93%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) DNS
1 3 (2.80%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (4.67%) OLAP
3 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.80%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.80%) SAP Data Services
4 3 (2.80%) Big Data
4 3 (2.80%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.87%) BODI
5 2 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.87%) DataStage
5 2 (1.87%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.93%) OLTP
6 1 (0.93%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.93%) MS Access
6 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.80%) LSMW
4 2 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.87%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.87%) Subversion
4 2 (1.87%) JIRA
4 2 (1.87%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.87%) Ant
4 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.93%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.93%) ClearCase
General
1 21 (19.63%) Automotive
2 17 (15.89%) Finance
3 16 (14.95%) Electronics
4 11 (10.28%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.80%) Law
6 3 (2.80%) Back Office
6 3 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.80%) Marketing
6 3 (2.80%) Banking
7 2 (1.87%) Retail
7 2 (1.87%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.87%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.93%) Legal
8 1 (0.93%) Billing
Job Titles
1 37 (34.58%) Analyst
2 25 (23.36%) Business Analyst
3 12 (11.21%) Software Engineer
4 11 (10.28%) Developer
5 8 (7.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Trainer
6 5 (4.67%) Test Analyst
6 5 (4.67%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) SAP Trainer
7 4 (3.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Firmware Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) .NET Web Developer
7 4 (3.74%) .NET Developer
7 4 (3.74%) C# Developer
7 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (3.74%) SAP Developer
7 4 (3.74%) C# Web Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Web Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Architect
7 4 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.28%) .NET
2 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.80%) HTML
3 3 (2.80%) Web Services
3 3 (2.80%) XML
3 3 (2.80%) MDX
4 2 (1.87%) Middleware
5 1 (0.93%) XSD
5 1 (0.93%) XSLT
5 1 (0.93%) ODBC
5 1 (0.93%) WSDL
5 1 (0.93%) SAP ALE
5 1 (0.93%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) E-Learning
1 9 (8.41%) Learning Management System
2 6 (5.61%) Data Conversion
3 5 (4.67%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.74%) Firmware
5 2 (1.87%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.87%) CMDB
5 2 (1.87%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) VHDL
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) ASIC
6 1 (0.93%) DTV
6 1 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.93%) Statistics
6 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.67%) Linux
2 3 (2.80%) Windows
3 2 (1.87%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.91%) Business Analysis
2 13 (12.15%) Project Management
2 13 (12.15%) Test Scripting
3 12 (11.21%) ERP
4 11 (10.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (9.35%) Data Validation
5 10 (9.35%) Quality Management
5 10 (9.35%) UML
6 9 (8.41%) CRM
6 9 (8.41%) SAP Security
6 9 (8.41%) Data Cleansing
6 9 (8.41%) Software Engineering
7 7 (6.54%) Migration
7 7 (6.54%) Configuration Management
7 7 (6.54%) Data Analysis
7 7 (6.54%) Time Management
8 6 (5.61%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (5.61%) Workflow
8 6 (5.61%) Requirements Management
8 6 (5.61%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.63%) SQL
2 13 (12.15%) MATLAB
3 12 (11.21%) C
3 12 (11.21%) C#
4 11 (10.28%) C++
5 6 (5.61%) Assembly Language
5 6 (5.61%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.67%) Python
7 4 (3.74%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.87%) Ruby
8 2 (1.87%) VB
9 1 (0.93%) ABAP
9 1 (0.93%) VBA
9 1 (0.93%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (29.91%) Degree
2 12 (11.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 8 (7.48%) ISEB
4 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.74%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.74%) MCTS
4 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.74%) SAP Certification
5 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.87%) PMP
6 2 (1.87%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.93%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) SCOM
1 4 (3.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (17.76%) SAP
1 19 (17.76%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.67%) MKS
2 5 (4.67%) MathWorks
3 4 (3.74%) Remedy
3 4 (3.74%) VMware
4 3 (2.80%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.80%) Symantec
5 2 (1.87%) AccuRev
5 2 (1.87%) HP
5 2 (1.87%) BMC
5 2 (1.87%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.87%) Informatica
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle
6 1 (0.93%) EMC
6 1 (0.93%) PTC
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candidate Source
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
GE
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago