Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 126 103
Rank change year-on-year +38 -23 +2
Permanent jobs citing Validation 43 18 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.57% 1.06% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 1.16% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 39 12 25
Gloucestershire median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £52,300 £51,250 £55,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,050
% change year-on-year - -0.12% +0.13%

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 1,537 1,555 1,859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 91.93% 91.31% 88.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,250 1,244 1,315
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -4 6 £43,500 +52.63% 3
Tewkesbury - 4 £41,250 -
Gloucester +10 2 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Filton - 1 - -
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 34 (79.07%) C
2 30 (69.77%) SC Cleared
2 30 (69.77%) Security Cleared
3 20 (46.51%) Collaborative Working
4 19 (44.19%) Python
4 19 (44.19%) Finance
5 16 (37.21%) Ethernet
5 16 (37.21%) Windows
5 16 (37.21%) Linux
6 15 (34.88%) Test Automation
6 15 (34.88%) Rational DOORS
7 13 (30.23%) Regression Testing
7 13 (30.23%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (30.23%) IPsec
7 13 (30.23%) SSH
7 13 (30.23%) SNMP
7 13 (30.23%) SSL
7 13 (30.23%) IPv4
7 13 (30.23%) IPv6
7 13 (30.23%) EMC
7 13 (30.23%) Shell Script
7 13 (30.23%) Test Strategy
7 13 (30.23%) Functional Testing
7 13 (30.23%) VLAN
8 12 (27.91%) SysML
9 11 (25.58%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (23.26%) Juniper
10 10 (23.26%) Cisco
10 10 (23.26%) UML
11 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering

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 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) Ethernet
2 13 (30.23%) IPsec
2 13 (30.23%) IPv4
2 13 (30.23%) IPv6
2 13 (30.23%) SNMP
2 13 (30.23%) SSH
2 13 (30.23%) SSL
2 13 (30.23%) VLAN
2 13 (30.23%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (13.95%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Big Data
1 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.98%) LabVIEW
2 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (44.19%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Systems Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Electronics Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Test and Validation Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Test Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Validation Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Verification Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Security Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) PHP Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Principal Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Test Technician
7 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Pensions Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Principal Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) WPF
2 3 (6.98%) CSS
2 3 (6.98%) HTML
2 3 (6.98%) JSON
2 3 (6.98%) Qt
2 3 (6.98%) REST
2 3 (6.98%) WinForms
2 3 (6.98%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) Mason
3 1 (2.33%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.98%) State Machine
3 2 (4.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Cyber Warfare
4 1 (2.33%) TMS320
Operating Systems
1 16 (37.21%) Linux
1 16 (37.21%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Collaborative Working
2 15 (34.88%) Test Automation
3 13 (30.23%) Functional Testing
3 13 (30.23%) Regression Testing
3 13 (30.23%) Test Strategy
4 12 (27.91%) SysML
5 11 (25.58%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (23.26%) UML
7 9 (20.93%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
10 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (9.30%) Embedded Software Development
10 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (9.30%) Project Management
11 3 (6.98%) Mobile Application Development
11 3 (6.98%) MVVM
11 3 (6.98%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 34 (79.07%) C
2 19 (44.19%) Python
3 13 (30.23%) Shell Script
4 6 (13.95%) C++
5 4 (9.30%) C#
6 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.98%) PHP
7 2 (4.65%) VBA
8 1 (2.33%) Apex Code
8 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.33%) R
8 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (69.77%) SC Cleared
1 30 (69.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) HND
2 1 (2.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) ISO 9001
2 3 (6.98%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.98%) DO-178B
3 1 (2.33%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) EMC
2 10 (23.26%) Cisco
2 10 (23.26%) Juniper
3 3 (6.98%) Agilent
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.33%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (2.33%) Freescale
5 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.33%) Wind River