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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
South West / Bristol
Rank 93 104 82
Rank change year-on-year +11 -22  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 38 31 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.07% 1.67% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 1.87% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 34 21 31
Median salary £37,500 £43,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.79% -6.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £80,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1671 1661 1633
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 90.91% 89.69% 85.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1377 1450 1370
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Validation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Bristol

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 28 (40.00%) C++
2 22 (31.43%) UML
3 21 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 19 (27.14%) C
4 19 (27.14%) Degree
5 17 (24.29%) Java
5 17 (24.29%) Telecoms
6 16 (22.86%) Finance
6 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
7 15 (21.43%) Requirements Engineering
7 15 (21.43%) Linux
8 11 (15.71%) Algorithms
8 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
9 9 (12.86%) Wireless
9 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (12.86%) Python
9 9 (12.86%) SQL
10 8 (11.43%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (11.43%) MODAF
11 7 (10.00%) Test Planning
11 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 7 (10.00%) .NET
11 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
11 7 (10.00%) Configuration Management
11 7 (10.00%) Electronics
11 7 (10.00%) Banking
12 6 (8.57%) Service Delivery
12 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
12 6 (8.57%) Rational Rhapsody

Validation
Top Related 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 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.43%) PowerExchange
2 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Office
3 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) OpenText MBPM
1 3 (4.29%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) Wireless
2 5 (7.14%) MIMO
2 5 (7.14%) OFDM
3 4 (5.71%) 802.15
3 4 (5.71%) Bluetooth
3 4 (5.71%) LTE
3 4 (5.71%) NFC
3 4 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (5.71%) WLAN
4 3 (4.29%) LAN
4 3 (4.29%) WAN
5 2 (2.86%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.86%) VoIP
6 1 (1.43%) Broadband
6 1 (1.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) IDOL
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (8.57%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.43%) Mercurial
General
1 17 (24.29%) Telecoms
2 16 (22.86%) Finance
3 7 (10.00%) Banking
3 7 (10.00%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.43%) Automotive
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Software Engineer
2 13 (18.57%) C++ Software Engineer
2 13 (18.57%) Java Engineer
2 13 (18.57%) Java Software Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Design Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Communications Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Consultant
5 5 (7.14%) Junior
6 4 (5.71%) Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Wireless Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Agile Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Graduate Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Graduate Implementation Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Junior Implementation Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Agile Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Automation Tester
7 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (5.71%) 802.1X
3 3 (4.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.43%) Angular 2
4 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.43%) CSS
4 1 (1.43%) HTML
4 1 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Algorithms
2 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.86%) Handset
4 2 (2.86%) IVR
5 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.43%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
5 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Windows
3 1 (1.43%) Android
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) UML
2 21 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 15 (21.43%) Requirements Engineering
4 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.43%) MODAF
6 7 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 7 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
7 6 (8.57%) Physics
7 6 (8.57%) Requirements Management
7 6 (8.57%) Service Delivery
7 6 (8.57%) SysML
7 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.14%) Performance Optimisation
8 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 5 (7.14%) Project Management
8 5 (7.14%) Prototyping
8 5 (7.14%) Signal Processing
8 5 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.14%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.00%) C++
2 19 (27.14%) C
3 17 (24.29%) Java
4 9 (12.86%) Python
4 9 (12.86%) SQL
5 5 (7.14%) C#
5 5 (7.14%) MATLAB
6 4 (5.71%) Perl
6 4 (5.71%) Tcl
6 4 (5.71%) VBA
7 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.86%) Ada
8 2 (2.86%) Ruby
9 1 (1.43%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.43%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (27.14%) Degree
2 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.14%) ISEB
3 5 (7.14%) PhD
4 4 (5.71%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (5.71%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) CEH
5 2 (2.86%) CISA
5 2 (2.86%) CISM
5 2 (2.86%) CISSP
5 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) GIAC
5 2 (2.86%) SANS
6 1 (1.43%) ACCA
6 1 (1.43%) EXIN
6 1 (1.43%) MCSE
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) PMO
3 1 (1.43%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.43%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Firmware
2 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle
3 3 (4.29%) Citrix
3 3 (4.29%) iManage
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco
4 2 (2.86%) IBM
4 2 (2.86%) Verint
5 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.43%) Informatica
5 1 (1.43%) SAP
5 1 (1.43%) Snow
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