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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 161 150 147
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Permanent jobs citing Validation 64 65 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.09% 1.20% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.51% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 26 51 52
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,550 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £65,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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
4961 4291 4375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.72% 79.46% 78.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4009 3565 3688
Average salary £42,500 £41,405 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.64% +3.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 2015.

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 2015. 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 -15 14 £51,500 +21.17% 2
Staffordshire +7 10 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Coventry -13 8 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Warwickshire -29 4 £45,000 +20.80%
Shropshire - 1 £44,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £35,000 - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 34 (30.09%) Finance
2 31 (27.43%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (25.66%) Manufacturing
3 29 (25.66%) Data Management
4 26 (23.01%) Military
4 26 (23.01%) Analytics
5 25 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (20.35%) Project Management
7 21 (18.58%) SAP
7 21 (18.58%) Data Governance
8 20 (17.70%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (16.81%) Quality Management
10 18 (15.93%) Automotive
11 17 (15.04%) Degree
12 16 (14.16%) Oracle
12 16 (14.16%) Master Data Management
13 15 (13.27%) Release Management
13 15 (13.27%) SharePoint
14 14 (12.39%) ERP
14 14 (12.39%) SAP ERP
14 14 (12.39%) Mentoring
15 13 (11.50%) Change Control
15 13 (11.50%) Management Information System
15 13 (11.50%) ITIL
16 12 (10.62%) C
16 12 (10.62%) Configuration Management
17 11 (9.73%) Requirements Management
17 11 (9.73%) Data Quality
18 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (8.85%) Electronics

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 15 (13.27%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.31%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.65%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.77%) nginx
4 2 (1.77%) IIS
4 2 (1.77%) JBoss
4 2 (1.77%) Apache
5 1 (0.88%) CMS
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 7 (6.19%) Simulink
2 4 (3.54%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.77%) MS Office
4 1 (0.88%) MS Project
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (12.39%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) LAN
2 2 (1.77%) Internet
2 2 (1.77%) MPLS
2 2 (1.77%) WAN
2 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.77%) Firewall
2 2 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.77%) Wireless
2 2 (1.77%) EIGRP
2 2 (1.77%) TACACS
3 1 (0.88%) H.323
3 1 (0.88%) MGCP
3 1 (0.88%) ATM
3 1 (0.88%) Frame Relay
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (0.88%) DMVPN
3 1 (0.88%) Modbus
3 1 (0.88%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.70%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.42%) QlikView
3 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.77%) OLTP
6 1 (0.88%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.88%) OLAP
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.65%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.77%) HP UFT
2 2 (1.77%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.77%) JMeter
2 2 (1.77%) SilkPerformer
2 2 (1.77%) JIRA
2 2 (1.77%) Selenium
3 1 (0.88%) PVCS
3 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (30.09%) Finance
2 29 (25.66%) Manufacturing
3 26 (23.01%) Military
4 18 (15.93%) Automotive
5 10 (8.85%) Electronics
6 7 (6.19%) Retail
7 5 (4.42%) Marketing
8 2 (1.77%) Games
8 2 (1.77%) Back Office
9 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.88%) Law
9 1 (0.88%) Legal
9 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.88%) Banking
9 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (19.47%) Analyst
2 11 (9.73%) Data Analyst
3 7 (6.19%) Release Manager
4 6 (5.31%) Quality Manager
4 6 (5.31%) Developer
4 6 (5.31%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (4.42%) Data Manager
5 5 (4.42%) Quality Analyst
5 5 (4.42%) Data Quality Manager
5 5 (4.42%) Data Quality Analyst
5 5 (4.42%) Software Engineer
5 5 (4.42%) Head of Business Intelligence
5 5 (4.42%) Master Data Analyst
6 4 (3.54%) SAP Release Manager
6 4 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (3.54%) Architect
6 4 (3.54%) Project Manager
6 4 (3.54%) Test Analyst
6 4 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (3.54%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) Java EE
2 2 (1.77%) Direct3D
2 2 (1.77%) .NET
2 2 (1.77%) Web Services
2 2 (1.77%) OpenGL
2 2 (1.77%) DirectX
2 2 (1.77%) Middleware
2 2 (1.77%) Ajax
2 2 (1.77%) Java SE
2 2 (1.77%) GWT
2 2 (1.77%) JPA
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.88%) HTML5
3 1 (0.88%) HTML
3 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.88%) VXML
3 1 (0.88%) WinForms
3 1 (0.88%) XML
3 1 (0.88%) XSL
3 1 (0.88%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.31%) PMI
4 4 (3.54%) Learning Management System
4 4 (3.54%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.77%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.77%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (1.77%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.77%) Taxonomies
5 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.77%) Life Science
5 2 (1.77%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.77%) DataPower
6 1 (0.88%) VHDL
6 1 (0.88%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.42%) Windows
1 5 (4.42%) Linux
2 2 (1.77%) VxWorks
2 2 (1.77%) UNIX
3 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.43%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (25.66%) Data Management
3 26 (23.01%) Analytics
4 25 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (20.35%) Project Management
6 21 (18.58%) Data Governance
7 19 (16.81%) Quality Management
8 16 (14.16%) Master Data Management
9 15 (13.27%) Release Management
10 14 (12.39%) ERP
10 14 (12.39%) Mentoring
11 13 (11.50%) Change Control
11 13 (11.50%) ITIL
12 12 (10.62%) Configuration Management
13 11 (9.73%) Requirements Management
14 10 (8.85%) Data Modelling
15 9 (7.96%) Regression Testing
15 9 (7.96%) Coaching
16 8 (7.08%) Physical Data Model
16 8 (7.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.62%) C
2 8 (7.08%) SQL
2 8 (7.08%) MATLAB
3 7 (6.19%) C++
4 5 (4.42%) Java
5 4 (3.54%) Python
6 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.65%) C#
7 2 (1.77%) Perl
7 2 (1.77%) PHP
7 2 (1.77%) Ruby
7 2 (1.77%) C++/CLI
7 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.77%) GLSL
7 2 (1.77%) HLSL
8 1 (0.88%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.88%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.88%) JCL
8 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (15.04%) Degree
2 6 (5.31%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (5.31%) PMP
2 6 (5.31%) ISEB
3 5 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.42%) CCNP
4 4 (3.54%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) CIMA
6 1 (0.88%) CCSA
6 1 (0.88%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.73%) Data Quality
2 5 (4.42%) QA
2 5 (4.42%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) TickIT
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) Oracle EDQ
2 4 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.77%) Ansible
3 2 (1.77%) Puppet
3 2 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.77%) Unicenter
3 2 (1.77%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.77%) Nagios
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 21 (18.58%) SAP
2 16 (14.16%) Oracle
3 7 (6.19%) Cisco
4 6 (5.31%) Cognos
5 4 (3.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.65%) IBM
7 2 (1.77%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.77%) EMC
7 2 (1.77%) Cognizant
7 2 (1.77%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.88%) Remedy
8 1 (0.88%) Perforce
8 1 (0.88%) Xilinx
8 1 (0.88%) F5
8 1 (0.88%) Nokia
8 1 (0.88%) Intel
8 1 (0.88%) Juniper
8 1 (0.88%) HP
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