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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 188 178 165
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Permanent jobs citing Validation 59 49 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.96% 0.92% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.09% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 19 44 28
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £33,200
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
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
5379 4476 4168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.41% 83.59% 84.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4212 3746 3458
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +23 44 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Herefordshire +5 5 £42,500 -2.29%
Worcestershire -4 5 £42,500 -0.58%
Warwickshire -23 3 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Solihull - 3 £35,000 - 2
Coventry -8 2 £48,750 +11.42% 2
Shropshire - 1 £50,000 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 28 (28.87%) Microsoft
2 26 (26.80%) LAN
2 26 (26.80%) WAN
2 26 (26.80%) TCP/IP
3 25 (25.77%) VPN
3 25 (25.77%) assyst
3 25 (25.77%) SCOM
4 19 (19.59%) ISEB
5 18 (18.56%) Functional Testing
6 17 (17.53%) NetScaler
6 17 (17.53%) vSphere
6 17 (17.53%) EdgeSight
6 17 (17.53%) Data Centre
6 17 (17.53%) Test Management
6 17 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (17.53%) Test Automation
6 17 (17.53%) XenApp
6 17 (17.53%) VMware
6 17 (17.53%) Citrix
6 17 (17.53%) SLA
7 16 (16.49%) MS Excel
7 16 (16.49%) Security Testing
7 16 (16.49%) Test Strategy
7 16 (16.49%) Non-Functional Testing
8 14 (14.43%) ITIL
8 14 (14.43%) C
8 14 (14.43%) DNS
8 14 (14.43%) Active Directory
9 13 (13.40%) DHCP
9 13 (13.40%) AppSense

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 12 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2003
1 12 (12.37%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.09%) SAS
3 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.03%) CMS
4 1 (1.03%) Node.js
4 1 (1.03%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (16.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS Office
2 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (25.77%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.37%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.03%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.80%) LAN
1 26 (26.80%) TCP/IP
1 26 (26.80%) WAN
2 25 (25.77%) VPN
3 17 (17.53%) NetScaler
4 14 (14.43%) DNS
5 13 (13.40%) DHCP
6 1 (1.03%) 4G
6 1 (1.03%) DVB
6 1 (1.03%) FlexRay
6 1 (1.03%) FTP
6 1 (1.03%) HTTP
6 1 (1.03%) Internet
6 1 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.03%) LTE
6 1 (1.03%) Network Security
6 1 (1.03%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.03%) Wireless
6 1 (1.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.09%) Data Mart
4 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.03%) Datazen
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (1.03%) OLAP
5 1 (1.03%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.03%) Power BI
5 1 (1.03%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.03%) Grunt
3 1 (1.03%) gulp
3 1 (1.03%) JIRA
3 1 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.03%) Selenium
3 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (9.28%) Electronics
2 8 (8.25%) Automotive
2 8 (8.25%) Finance
3 5 (5.15%) Aerospace
4 4 (4.12%) Retail
5 3 (3.09%) Billing
5 3 (3.09%) Games
6 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.03%) Back Office
7 1 (1.03%) Marketing
7 1 (1.03%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (18.56%) Analyst
1 18 (18.56%) Service Manager
2 17 (17.53%) Citrix Engineer
3 16 (16.49%) Test Manager
3 16 (16.49%) Test Validation Manager
4 12 (12.37%) Exchange Engineer
4 12 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.25%) Business Analyst
5 8 (8.25%) Developer
6 6 (6.19%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Administrator
9 3 (3.09%) Quality Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) SAS Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Senior SAS Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.06%) Business Intelligence Manager
10 2 (2.06%) Engagement Manager
10 2 (2.06%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.15%) .NET
2 3 (3.09%) CSS
2 3 (3.09%) XML
3 2 (2.06%) Web Services
4 1 (1.03%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.03%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.03%) HTML
4 1 (1.03%) J2EE
4 1 (1.03%) MDX
4 1 (1.03%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (1.03%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.53%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.37%) Fat Client
2 12 (12.37%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.09%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.09%) Data Extraction
4 3 (3.09%) Economics
4 3 (3.09%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.09%) Statistics
5 1 (1.03%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.03%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.03%) Physics
5 1 (1.03%) RIA
5 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.25%) Windows
2 5 (5.15%) Linux
3 3 (3.09%) Unix
4 1 (1.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.56%) Functional Testing
2 17 (17.53%) Test Automation
2 17 (17.53%) Test Management
3 16 (16.49%) Non-Functional Testing
3 16 (16.49%) Security Testing
3 16 (16.49%) Test Strategy
4 14 (14.43%) ITIL
5 9 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (9.28%) SDLC
6 7 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (6.19%) Project Management
7 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.15%) Analytics
8 5 (5.15%) Data Acquisition
8 5 (5.15%) Data Analysis
8 5 (5.15%) Data Validation
8 5 (5.15%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.15%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.12%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.12%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.43%) C
2 10 (10.31%) SQL
3 6 (6.19%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.15%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.15%) VB
4 5 (5.15%) VB.NET
5 4 (4.12%) Java
6 3 (3.09%) C#
6 3 (3.09%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.06%) C++
7 2 (2.06%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.06%) Python
8 1 (1.03%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.03%) PHP
8 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (19.59%) ISEB
2 10 (10.31%) Degree
3 7 (7.22%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.22%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.53%) SLA
2 9 (9.28%) ISO 9001
3 6 (6.19%) QA
4 1 (1.03%) ISO26262
System Software
1 17 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (17.53%) vSphere
1 17 (17.53%) XenApp
2 14 (14.43%) Active Directory
3 13 (13.40%) XenDesktop
4 12 (12.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.06%) Firmware
6 1 (1.03%) Snort
Systems Management
1 25 (25.77%) SCOM
2 17 (17.53%) EdgeSight
3 12 (12.37%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (28.87%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.53%) Citrix
2 17 (17.53%) VMware
3 13 (13.40%) AppSense
3 13 (13.40%) ServiceNow
4 12 (12.37%) Symantec
5 6 (6.19%) Oracle
6 2 (2.06%) SAP
7 1 (1.03%) Altiris
7 1 (1.03%) Google
7 1 (1.03%) HP
7 1 (1.03%) IBM
7 1 (1.03%) Intel Security
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