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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 179 143 142
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -1
Permanent jobs citing Validation 41 60 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 1.12% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.43% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 35 49 53
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
4448 4205 3711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.90% 78.31% 76.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3741 3558 3141
Average salary £42,350 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Coventry -10 11 £40,000 +14.28%
Staffordshire - 11 £37,500 -
Warwickshire -8 9 £37,500 -6.25%
Birmingham -13 8 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Solihull - 2 £29,265 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 30 (30.00%) Degree
2 29 (29.00%) Business Analysis
3 24 (24.00%) Electronics
4 22 (22.00%) Automotive
4 22 (22.00%) C#
5 21 (21.00%) C
6 20 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 20 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (18.00%) C++
7 18 (18.00%) MS Excel
8 16 (16.00%) SAP
8 16 (16.00%) SQL
8 16 (16.00%) Finance
8 16 (16.00%) Simulink
9 15 (15.00%) UML
10 14 (14.00%) MS PowerPoint
11 13 (13.00%) Software Engineering
11 13 (13.00%) Test Scripting
11 13 (13.00%) Configuration Management
12 12 (12.00%) Project Management
12 12 (12.00%) Windows
12 12 (12.00%) Python
12 12 (12.00%) Git (software)
13 11 (11.00%) Requirements Management
13 11 (11.00%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (11.00%) TargetLink
13 11 (11.00%) Rational DOORS
13 11 (11.00%) Assembly Language
13 11 (11.00%) MKS
13 11 (11.00%) MathWorks

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 9 (9.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (7.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (16.00%) Simulink
3 14 (14.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (11.00%) TargetLink
4 11 (11.00%) Stateflow
5 8 (8.00%) MS Project
6 3 (3.00%) MS Office
7 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
8 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (1.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP SRM
1 1 (1.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.00%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.00%) SAP PP
1 1 (1.00%) SAP SD
1 1 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.00%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) DHCP
1 3 (3.00%) DNS
2 1 (1.00%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.00%) MS Access
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.00%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.00%) MySQL
3 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.00%) OLTP
3 1 (1.00%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.00%) JDeveloper
3 2 (2.00%) Ant
3 2 (2.00%) Subversion
3 2 (2.00%) JIRA
3 2 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.00%) LSMW
4 1 (1.00%) NUnit
General
1 24 (24.00%) Electronics
2 22 (22.00%) Automotive
3 16 (16.00%) Finance
4 5 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.00%) Back Office
6 1 (1.00%) Billing
6 1 (1.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (32.00%) Analyst
2 26 (26.00%) Business Analyst
3 15 (15.00%) Software Engineer
4 12 (12.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (10.00%) Firmware Engineer
5 10 (10.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Developer
6 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.00%) Trainer
7 5 (5.00%) SAP Trainer
8 4 (4.00%) SAP Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Architect
9 3 (3.00%) Integration Architect
9 3 (3.00%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) Web Services
1 4 (4.00%) XML
2 3 (3.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.00%) XSD
2 3 (3.00%) XSLT
2 3 (3.00%) WSDL
3 2 (2.00%) Middleware
3 2 (2.00%) HTML
4 1 (1.00%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.00%) Spring.NET
4 1 (1.00%) SAP ALE
4 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.00%) SOAP
4 1 (1.00%) ODBC
4 1 (1.00%) LAMP
4 1 (1.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.00%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (9.00%) Learning Management System
3 9 (9.00%) E-Learning
4 6 (6.00%) Data Conversion
5 2 (2.00%) SCADA
6 1 (1.00%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.00%) Open Source
6 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.00%) Statistics
6 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.00%) Windows
2 10 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.00%) Business Analysis
2 15 (15.00%) UML
3 13 (13.00%) Software Engineering
3 13 (13.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (13.00%) Configuration Management
4 12 (12.00%) Project Management
5 11 (11.00%) Requirements Management
5 11 (11.00%) Yourdon
6 10 (10.00%) Quality Management
6 10 (10.00%) ERP
7 9 (9.00%) SAP Security
8 8 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (7.00%) Data Cleansing
9 7 (7.00%) Time Management
10 6 (6.00%) Change Management
10 6 (6.00%) Data Validation
10 6 (6.00%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (5.00%) Data Analysis
11 5 (5.00%) CRM
11 5 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.00%) C#
2 21 (21.00%) C
3 18 (18.00%) C++
4 16 (16.00%) SQL
5 12 (12.00%) Python
6 11 (11.00%) Assembly Language
7 5 (5.00%) MATLAB
8 3 (3.00%) XPath
8 3 (3.00%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.00%) VBA
9 2 (2.00%) PHP
9 2 (2.00%) Ruby
10 1 (1.00%) Java
10 1 (1.00%) VB
10 1 (1.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 30 (30.00%) Degree
2 8 (8.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 6 (6.00%) ISEB
4 4 (4.00%) SAP Certification
5 2 (2.00%) PMP
5 2 (2.00%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.00%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.00%) Firmware
2 7 (7.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) SCOM
2 4 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.00%) SAP
3 11 (11.00%) MKS
3 11 (11.00%) MathWorks
4 7 (7.00%) VMware
5 4 (4.00%) Oracle
6 3 (3.00%) Symantec
7 2 (2.00%) Remedy
7 2 (2.00%) AccuRev
8 1 (1.00%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.00%) Citrix
8 1 (1.00%) CA
8 1 (1.00%) Motorola
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Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: Competitive
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