Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 113 115
Rank change year-on-year +17 +2 -7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 37 25 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.23% 1.60% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 1.76% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 32 18 26
Gloucestershire median annual salary £49,000 £38,750 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.45% - -27.57%
10th Percentile £28,850 £24,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £51,250 £53,125
South West median annual salary £49,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +30.67% +7.14% -10.26%

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 1,544 1,423 1,986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 93.12% 90.81% 91.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,248 1,141 1,581
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £63,750
South West median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 6 £57,500 +101.75% 2
Gloucester +9 3 £49,500 +80.00% 1
Stroud - 1 - -
Tewkesbury - 1 £34,000 -
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 30 (81.08%) C
2 26 (70.27%) Security Cleared
3 22 (59.46%) SC Cleared
4 19 (51.35%) Finance
5 18 (48.65%) Collaborative Working
6 17 (45.95%) Rational DOORS
7 14 (37.84%) Python
8 13 (35.14%) UML
8 13 (35.14%) SysML
9 10 (27.03%) Windows
9 10 (27.03%) EMC
10 9 (24.32%) IPv4
10 9 (24.32%) IPv6
10 9 (24.32%) Shell Script
10 9 (24.32%) Linux
10 9 (24.32%) Ethernet
10 9 (24.32%) SNMP
10 9 (24.32%) SSL
10 9 (24.32%) SSH
10 9 (24.32%) Regression Testing
10 9 (24.32%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (24.32%) IPsec
10 9 (24.32%) VLAN
10 9 (24.32%) Requirements Analysis
10 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
10 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
10 9 (24.32%) Functional Testing
11 8 (21.62%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (21.62%) Embedded Systems

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) Ethernet
1 9 (24.32%) IPsec
1 9 (24.32%) IPv4
1 9 (24.32%) IPv6
1 9 (24.32%) SNMP
1 9 (24.32%) SSH
1 9 (24.32%) SSL
1 9 (24.32%) VLAN
1 9 (24.32%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (16.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) GIS
1 1 (2.70%) Spatial Data
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (45.95%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (8.11%) LabVIEW
General
1 19 (51.35%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Military
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Electronics Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Principal Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Principal Systems Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Security Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Test and Validation Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Test Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Validation Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Verification Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Test Technician
6 2 (5.41%) Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Database Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Quality Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) MFC
2 1 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (10.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Cyber Warfare
4 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Collaborative Working
2 13 (35.14%) SysML
2 13 (35.14%) UML
3 9 (24.32%) Functional Testing
3 9 (24.32%) Regression Testing
3 9 (24.32%) Requirements Analysis
3 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
3 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
4 8 (21.62%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Decision-Making
6 5 (13.51%) Project Management
7 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
7 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (10.81%) Human Factors
7 4 (10.81%) MODAF
7 4 (10.81%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (10.81%) TOGAF
7 4 (10.81%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 30 (81.08%) C
2 14 (37.84%) Python
3 9 (24.32%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (70.27%) Security Cleared
2 22 (59.46%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) DO-178B
2 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 13485
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) EMC
2 6 (16.22%) Cisco
2 6 (16.22%) Juniper
3 3 (8.11%) Agilent
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.41%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) ESRI
5 1 (2.70%) VMware