Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 147 147
Rank change year-on-year +20 0 -30
Permanent jobs citing Validation 78 34 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.04% 1.07% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.18% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 47 20 38
Bristol median annual salary £36,000 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.21% +26.67% -21.47%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,375 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,000 £86,250 £48,825
South West median annual salary £35,500 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +1.43% -10.26% -8.24%

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 3521 2885 3428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 91.91% 90.89% 90.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2907 2441 2955
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 37 (47.44%) Software Engineering
2 34 (43.59%) Security Cleared
3 29 (37.18%) Requirements Engineering
4 27 (34.62%) C
5 23 (29.49%) Java
6 22 (28.21%) Test Automation
7 21 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (26.92%) C++
8 19 (24.36%) UML
9 18 (23.08%) Linux
10 15 (19.23%) Degree
10 15 (19.23%) QA
11 14 (17.95%) Data Analysis
11 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (15.38%) SC Cleared
12 12 (15.38%) Big Data
13 11 (14.10%) JBehave
13 11 (14.10%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (14.10%) Electronics
13 11 (14.10%) Finance
13 11 (14.10%) TDD
13 11 (14.10%) JUnit
13 11 (14.10%) MATLAB
13 11 (14.10%) Eclipse
14 10 (12.82%) SQL
15 9 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (11.54%) Simulink
15 9 (11.54%) BDD
16 8 (10.26%) Manufacturing
17 7 (8.97%) Business Analysis

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 (1.28%) Apache
1 1 (1.28%) CMS
1 1 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Simulink
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.28%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.28%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) Big Data
2 4 (5.13%) Data Mining
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Eclipse
1 11 (14.10%) JBehave
1 11 (14.10%) JUnit
2 3 (3.85%) GCC
2 3 (3.85%) Gerrit
2 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.85%) Maven
2 3 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (3.85%) Subversion
3 2 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.28%) JIRA
4 1 (1.28%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.28%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.28%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.28%) TestRail
General
1 11 (14.10%) Electronics
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.85%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Marketing
3 3 (3.85%) Military
3 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Software Engineer
2 17 (21.79%) Test Engineer
3 13 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 13 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
3 13 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 11 (14.10%) Analyst
5 10 (12.82%) Business Analyst
5 10 (12.82%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) MATLAB Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) C Software Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Embedded Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) QA Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) QA Test Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Software Manager
8 5 (6.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) XML
2 2 (2.56%) .NET
2 2 (2.56%) Tapestry
3 1 (1.28%) CSS
3 1 (1.28%) CSS3
3 1 (1.28%) D3.js
3 1 (1.28%) HTML
3 1 (1.28%) HTML5
3 1 (1.28%) JSON
3 1 (1.28%) Kafka
3 1 (1.28%) Node.js
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.28%) Raphaël
3 1 (1.28%) REST
3 1 (1.28%) Spring
3 1 (1.28%) SVG
3 1 (1.28%) WebSockets
3 1 (1.28%) XSD
3 1 (1.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.56%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.28%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (2.56%) Android
2 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.56%) Windows
3 1 (1.28%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (47.44%) Software Engineering
2 29 (37.18%) Requirements Engineering
3 22 (28.21%) Test Automation
4 21 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (24.36%) UML
6 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (17.95%) Data Analysis
7 11 (14.10%) TDD
8 9 (11.54%) BDD
8 9 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.97%) Business Analysis
9 7 (8.97%) Requirements Management
10 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (7.69%) Data Validation
10 6 (7.69%) Mathematics
10 6 (7.69%) Physics
10 6 (7.69%) Software Testing
10 6 (7.69%) Test Planning
11 5 (6.41%) System Testing
12 4 (5.13%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.62%) C
2 23 (29.49%) Java
3 21 (26.92%) C++
4 11 (14.10%) MATLAB
5 10 (12.82%) SQL
6 7 (8.97%) Embedded C
7 6 (7.69%) Embedded C++
8 5 (6.41%) C#
8 5 (6.41%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.85%) VBA
10 2 (2.56%) Ada
10 2 (2.56%) VBScript
11 1 (1.28%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.28%) ECMAScript
11 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (43.59%) Security Cleared
2 15 (19.23%) Degree
3 12 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.28%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.28%) PhD
6 1 (1.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) QA
2 5 (6.41%) Data Quality
3 4 (5.13%) ECSS
3 4 (5.13%) RMADS
4 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 3 (3.85%) SAP
2 1 (1.28%) Intel
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle
2 1 (1.28%) Sitecore