Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 136 98
Rank change year-on-year +40 -38 +3
Permanent jobs citing Validation 27 21 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.78% 1.11% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.19% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 19 15 19
Gloucestershire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -26.32% +15.85%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £47,200 £50,850 £55,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +7.14% -2.89%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,372 1,764 1,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 90.26% 93.43% 90.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 1,466 1,224
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £41,750 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% -5.11% +4.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,875 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Gloucestershire

Validation
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for Validation in Gloucestershire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in Gloucestershire

Validation
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 21 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham 0 3 £42,500 - 1
Tewkesbury - 3 £42,500 -
Gloucester +7 1 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Filton - 1 - -
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 20 (74.07%) C
2 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
3 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 10 (37.04%) Python
4 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
5 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (33.33%) Windows
5 9 (33.33%) Linux
5 9 (33.33%) Ethernet
6 8 (29.63%) ISO 9001
6 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
7 7 (25.93%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (22.22%) VLAN
8 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Shell Script
8 6 (22.22%) SNMP
8 6 (22.22%) SSL
8 6 (22.22%) Cisco
8 6 (22.22%) IPv4
8 6 (22.22%) IPv6
8 6 (22.22%) EMC
8 6 (22.22%) Juniper
8 6 (22.22%) SSH
8 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 6 (22.22%) IPsec
8 6 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (18.52%) Project Management
9 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
9 5 (18.52%) ITIL

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.70%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 6 (22.22%) IPsec
2 6 (22.22%) IPv4
2 6 (22.22%) IPv6
2 6 (22.22%) SNMP
2 6 (22.22%) SSH
2 6 (22.22%) SSL
2 6 (22.22%) VLAN
2 6 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (7.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
1 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Software Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Test and Validation Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Validation Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Verification Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) PHP Software Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) CSS
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) JSON
1 4 (14.81%) REST
1 4 (14.81%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) Qt
2 3 (11.11%) WinForms
2 3 (11.11%) WPF
3 1 (3.70%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
3 3 (11.11%) State Machine
4 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.70%) TMS320
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
4 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 5 (18.52%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (18.52%) ITIL
5 5 (18.52%) Project Management
6 4 (14.81%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (14.81%) DevOps
6 4 (14.81%) Embedded Software Development
6 4 (14.81%) Issue Tracking
6 4 (14.81%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (14.81%) OO
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (14.81%) Service Management
6 4 (14.81%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) C
2 10 (37.04%) Python
3 6 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 5 (18.52%) C++
5 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.81%) PHP
6 3 (11.11%) C#
7 1 (3.70%) Apex Code
7 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.70%) R
7 1 (3.70%) SQL
7 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
2 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) HND
4 1 (3.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.70%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Cisco
1 6 (22.22%) EMC
1 6 (22.22%) Juniper
2 1 (3.70%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (3.70%) Freescale
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.70%) Wind River