Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 - 38
Rank change year-on-year - +38 -
Permanent jobs citing Validation 6 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 1.58% - 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% - 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 2
Shropshire median annual salary £71,500 - £47,500
10th Percentile £65,469 - £43,000
90th Percentile £75,750 - £52,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.92% -1.25% -3.61%

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 Shropshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Shropshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 291 385 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 76.58% 85.56% 90.39%
Number of salaries quoted 216 269 245
Shropshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +38.46%
10th Percentile £22,579 £23,000 £26,550
90th Percentile £67,500 £53,750 £65,480
West Midlands median annual salary £41,250 £41,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -0.60% - +3.75%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Shropshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Shropshire

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

Salary trend for Validation in Shropshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Shropshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Shropshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in Shropshire

Validation
Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Shropshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Telford - 6 £71,500 -
Validation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Pega
2 5 (83.33%) Mentoring
2 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 5 (83.33%) Case Management
2 5 (83.33%) Documentum
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 4 (66.67%) QMS
3 4 (66.67%) BPMN
3 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Data Management
3 4 (66.67%) TOGAF
3 4 (66.67%) BPEL
3 4 (66.67%) Document Management
3 4 (66.67%) Maven
3 4 (66.67%) SLA
3 4 (66.67%) EMC
3 4 (66.67%) Middleware
3 4 (66.67%) SOAP
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) Apache
3 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (66.67%) SOA
3 4 (66.67%) Quality Management
3 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (66.67%) Disclosure Scotland

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 5 (83.33%) Documentum
2 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) JUnit
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) TestNG
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Pega Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Middleware
1 4 (66.67%) REST
1 4 (66.67%) SOAP
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Case Management
2 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 5 (83.33%) Mentoring
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (66.67%) BPEL
3 4 (66.67%) BPMN
3 4 (66.67%) Build Automation
3 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) Data Management
3 4 (66.67%) Document Management
3 4 (66.67%) QMS
3 4 (66.67%) Quality Management
3 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) SOA
3 4 (66.67%) Software Architecture
3 4 (66.67%) TOGAF
3 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (66.67%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Pega
2 4 (66.67%) EMC