Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
South West > Bristol
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 134 139
Rank change year-on-year +18 +5 -41
Permanent jobs citing Validation 81 52 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.23% 1.60% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.75% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 49 38 30
Bristol median annual salary £40,000 £48,750 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.95% +23.42% -28.18%
10th Percentile £28,400 £35,125 £32,500
90th Percentile £63,500 £76,500 £58,875
South West median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year -15.79% +21.79% -15.22%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,327 2,977 3,227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 91.43% 91.52% 90.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,742 2,456 2,838
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,275 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £66,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.90%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Bristol

Validation
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation in Bristol.

Salary trend for Validation in Bristol

Validation
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Bristol over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Validation.

1 31 (38.27%) Software Engineering
2 28 (34.57%) C
2 28 (34.57%) Java
2 28 (34.57%) Security Cleared
3 26 (32.10%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (32.10%) Requirements Engineering
4 23 (28.40%) Test Automation
5 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (23.46%) C++
7 18 (22.22%) TDD
8 17 (20.99%) Degree
8 17 (20.99%) QA
9 16 (19.75%) BDD
9 16 (19.75%) UML
10 15 (18.52%) Linux
11 14 (17.28%) MATLAB
12 12 (14.81%) Electronics
13 11 (13.58%) Simulink
13 11 (13.58%) SQL
13 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
14 10 (12.35%) Computer Science
14 10 (12.35%) Embedded Systems
14 10 (12.35%) Embedded C
14 10 (12.35%) Finance
15 9 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (9.88%) Aerospace
16 8 (9.88%) Manufacturing
16 8 (9.88%) Data Analysis
16 8 (9.88%) OOD
16 8 (9.88%) OO

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 1 (1.23%) Apache
1 1 (1.23%) CMS
1 1 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Simulink
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.23%) OrCAD
3 1 (1.23%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) Ethernet
2 3 (3.70%) RS-232
3 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) Big Data
2 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Eclipse
1 6 (7.41%) JBehave
1 6 (7.41%) JUnit
2 3 (3.70%) GCC
2 3 (3.70%) Gerrit
2 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.70%) Maven
2 3 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (3.70%) Subversion
3 2 (2.47%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.23%) JIRA
4 1 (1.23%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.23%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.23%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.23%) TestRail
General
1 12 (14.81%) Electronics
2 10 (12.35%) Finance
3 8 (9.88%) Aerospace
3 8 (9.88%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.94%) Banking
6 3 (3.70%) Legal
6 3 (3.70%) Marketing
7 2 (2.47%) Automotive
8 1 (1.23%) Law
8 1 (1.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (28.40%) Test Engineer
2 19 (23.46%) Software Engineer
2 19 (23.46%) Software Test Engineer
3 11 (13.58%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) MATLAB Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Embedded Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) C Software Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Embedded C Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) QA Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) QA Test Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) XML
2 3 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.23%) CSS
3 1 (1.23%) CSS3
3 1 (1.23%) HTML
3 1 (1.23%) HTML5
3 1 (1.23%) JSON
3 1 (1.23%) Kafka
3 1 (1.23%) Node.js
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.23%) Raphaël
3 1 (1.23%) REST
3 1 (1.23%) Sass
3 1 (1.23%) Spring
3 1 (1.23%) SVG
3 1 (1.23%) WebSockets
3 1 (1.23%) XSD
3 1 (1.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Computer Science
1 10 (12.35%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.70%) CAN bus
4 3 (3.70%) User Experience
5 2 (2.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.23%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.23%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.23%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.52%) Linux
2 2 (2.47%) Android
2 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.47%) Windows
3 1 (1.23%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.27%) Software Engineering
2 26 (32.10%) Continuous Integration
2 26 (32.10%) Requirements Engineering
3 23 (28.40%) Test Automation
4 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (22.22%) TDD
6 16 (19.75%) BDD
6 16 (19.75%) UML
7 9 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (9.88%) Data Analysis
8 8 (9.88%) Mathematics
8 8 (9.88%) OO
8 8 (9.88%) OOD
9 7 (8.64%) Data Validation
10 6 (7.41%) CMMI
10 6 (7.41%) Physics
10 6 (7.41%) Scrum
10 6 (7.41%) Software Testing
11 5 (6.17%) Business Analysis
11 5 (6.17%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (34.57%) C
1 28 (34.57%) Java
2 19 (23.46%) C++
3 14 (17.28%) MATLAB
4 11 (13.58%) SQL
5 10 (12.35%) Embedded C
6 7 (8.64%) Embedded C++
7 6 (7.41%) C#
7 6 (7.41%) T-SQL
8 5 (6.17%) Ada
8 5 (6.17%) VBA
9 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.47%) VBScript
11 1 (1.23%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.23%) Fortran
11 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (34.57%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.99%) Degree
3 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.23%) PhD
5 1 (1.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.99%) QA
2 6 (7.41%) Data Quality
3 4 (4.94%) ECSS
3 4 (4.94%) IEC 61508
4 2 (2.47%) Def Stans
4 2 (2.47%) DO-160
4 2 (2.47%) DO-178B
4 2 (2.47%) DO-254
5 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.23%) RMADS
5 1 (1.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Firmware
1 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle
1 3 (3.70%) SAP
2 2 (2.47%) EMC
3 1 (1.23%) Intel
3 1 (1.23%) MathWorks
3 1 (1.23%) Mitel
3 1 (1.23%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.23%) VMware