The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucester 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
Gloucestershire / Gloucester
Rank 37 39 37
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 3 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucester 1.34% 0.52% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.58% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 4
Median salary £35,000 - £46,250
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 Gloucester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 202 173 215
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucester 90.18% 89.64% 91.10%
Number of salaries quoted 185 104 191
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,300 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucester 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 Gloucester

Validation
Salary Trend in Gloucester

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

Salary trend for Validation in Gloucester

Validation
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

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 Gloucester region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (100.00%) C++
1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) Perl
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
1 10 (100.00%) Python
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
1 10 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 10 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 10 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 10 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 10 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 10 (100.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester 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:

Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Integration Engineer
1 10 (100.00%) Software Integration Engineer
1 10 (100.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 10 (100.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 10 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 10 (100.00%) SDLC
1 10 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 10 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C++
1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) Perl
1 10 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware