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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 148 139 133
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Permanent jobs citing Validation 65 67 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 1.20% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.57% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 51 51 51
Average salary £37,500 £37,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.66% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £30,250 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £50,000 £57,500
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
4084 4274 3636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.73% 76.76% 74.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3382 3606 3119
Average salary £41,405 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.51% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 31 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 31 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 +8 22 £42,500 -17.07%
Warwickshire +19 19 £37,250 -6.87% 1
Staffordshire -4 10 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Coventry +1 8 £37,500 - 1
West Bromwich -7 4 - -
Solihull - 2 £27,250 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 31 (30.10%) Business Analysis
2 28 (27.18%) Degree
3 22 (21.36%) Automotive
4 19 (18.45%) SQL
4 19 (18.45%) SAP
5 17 (16.50%) Electronics
5 17 (16.50%) Finance
6 16 (15.53%) Simulink
6 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
7 14 (13.59%) C
7 14 (13.59%) C#
8 13 (12.62%) C++
8 13 (12.62%) MS Excel
8 13 (12.62%) SharePoint
8 13 (12.62%) Project Management
8 13 (12.62%) MS PowerPoint
8 13 (12.62%) Test Scripting
9 12 (11.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 12 (11.65%) MATLAB
10 11 (10.68%) ERP
10 11 (10.68%) UML
10 11 (10.68%) Software Engineering
11 10 (9.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (9.71%) Manufacturing
11 10 (9.71%) Quality Management
12 9 (8.74%) E-Learning
12 9 (8.74%) .NET
12 9 (8.74%) Data Cleansing
12 9 (8.74%) Data Validation
12 9 (8.74%) SAP Security

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (12.62%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.85%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.97%) SAS
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (15.53%) Simulink
2 13 (12.62%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (5.83%) TargetLink
3 6 (5.83%) MS Project
3 6 (5.83%) Stateflow
4 3 (2.91%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.97%) Windchill
5 1 (0.97%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.97%) SPSS
5 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.94%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.97%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.97%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.97%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.97%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.97%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.97%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.97%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) DNS
1 3 (2.91%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) OLAP
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (2.91%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (1.94%) Big Data
3 2 (1.94%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (1.94%) BODI
3 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.94%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.97%) DataStage
4 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.97%) MS Access
4 1 (0.97%) OLTP
4 1 (0.97%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Git (software)
1 7 (6.80%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (2.91%) LSMW
3 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.94%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.94%) Subversion
3 2 (1.94%) JIRA
3 2 (1.94%) Ant
3 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.97%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.97%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.97%) ClearCase
General
1 22 (21.36%) Automotive
2 17 (16.50%) Electronics
2 17 (16.50%) Finance
3 10 (9.71%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.91%) Back Office
6 2 (1.94%) Banking
6 2 (1.94%) Marketing
7 1 (0.97%) Legal
7 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Retail
7 1 (0.97%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (32.04%) Analyst
2 25 (24.27%) Business Analyst
3 13 (12.62%) Software Engineer
4 9 (8.74%) Developer
4 9 (8.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (5.83%) Firmware Engineer
5 6 (5.83%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.85%) Trainer
6 5 (4.85%) SAP Trainer
6 5 (4.85%) Senior Firmware Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) SAP Developer
7 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (3.88%) Test Analyst
7 4 (3.88%) Architect
8 3 (2.91%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) Web Developer
8 3 (2.91%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.74%) .NET
2 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.91%) Web Services
2 3 (2.91%) XML
2 3 (2.91%) HTML
3 2 (1.94%) MDX
3 2 (1.94%) Middleware
4 1 (0.97%) WSDL
4 1 (0.97%) XSD
4 1 (0.97%) XSLT
4 1 (0.97%) ODBC
4 1 (0.97%) SAP ALE
4 1 (0.97%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) E-Learning
1 9 (8.74%) Learning Management System
2 6 (5.83%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (5.83%) Data Conversion
2 6 (5.83%) Firmware
3 2 (1.94%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.94%) CMDB
3 2 (1.94%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.97%) DTV
4 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.97%) Replication
4 1 (0.97%) SCADA
4 1 (0.97%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.97%) Statistics
4 1 (0.97%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.83%) Linux
2 5 (4.85%) Windows
3 1 (0.97%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (30.10%) Business Analysis
2 13 (12.62%) Project Management
2 13 (12.62%) Test Scripting
3 11 (10.68%) ERP
3 11 (10.68%) UML
3 11 (10.68%) Software Engineering
4 10 (9.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (9.71%) Quality Management
5 9 (8.74%) Data Cleansing
5 9 (8.74%) Data Validation
5 9 (8.74%) SAP Security
6 8 (7.77%) CRM
6 8 (7.77%) Configuration Management
7 7 (6.80%) Data Analysis
7 7 (6.80%) Requirements Management
7 7 (6.80%) Time Management
8 6 (5.83%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (5.83%) Change Management
8 6 (5.83%) Yourdon
8 6 (5.83%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.45%) SQL
2 14 (13.59%) C
2 14 (13.59%) C#
3 13 (12.62%) C++
4 12 (11.65%) MATLAB
5 7 (6.80%) Assembly Language
5 7 (6.80%) Python
6 5 (4.85%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.94%) Ruby
8 2 (1.94%) VB
9 1 (0.97%) ABAP
9 1 (0.97%) VBA
9 1 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (27.18%) Degree
2 12 (11.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 7 (6.80%) ISEB
4 4 (3.88%) SAP Certification
5 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.91%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.91%) MCTS
5 3 (2.91%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.94%) PMP
6 2 (1.94%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.97%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.97%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (4.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) SCOM
2 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (18.45%) SAP
2 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.83%) MathWorks
3 6 (5.83%) MKS
4 5 (4.85%) VMware
5 4 (3.88%) Remedy
6 3 (2.91%) Symantec
6 3 (2.91%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.94%) AccuRev
7 2 (1.94%) Oracle
7 2 (1.94%) BMC
8 1 (0.97%) PTC
8 1 (0.97%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.97%) Informatica
8 1 (0.97%) HP
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000 plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Venn Group - UK
Salary: 34000-37000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
GE
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 15 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago