Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 90 93
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 13 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.08% 1.55% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.68% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 3
Staffordshire median annual salary £45,000 £25,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +80.00% -21.88% -14.67%
10th Percentile £37,872 £22,500 £31,400
90th Percentile £52,500 £36,000 £33,400
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% +6.67%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1044 1133 1068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 86.78% 92.41% 89.15%
Number of salaries quoted 845 999 936
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,625
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.39% +1.74%
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,200 £23,125
90th Percentile £60,150 £57,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Staffordshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Validation in Staffordshire

Validation
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Stafford - 4 £45,000 -
Lichfield - 3 £50,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent +12 2 £41,562 +66.25% 1
Validation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Coverity
2 4 (30.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
2 4 (30.77%) V-Model
2 4 (30.77%) Confluence
2 4 (30.77%) IEC 61508
2 4 (30.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (30.77%) Subversion
2 4 (30.77%) Cryptography
2 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 4 (30.77%) Requirements Management
2 4 (30.77%) Release Management
2 4 (30.77%) Atlassian
2 4 (30.77%) C
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) XML
2 4 (30.77%) XSD
2 4 (30.77%) MATLAB
2 4 (30.77%) Simulink
2 4 (30.77%) VxWorks
2 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 4 (30.77%) Electronics
2 4 (30.77%) Change Control
2 4 (30.77%) Profibus
2 4 (30.77%) SonarQube
2 4 (30.77%) Issue Tracking

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 4 (30.77%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (23.08%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (23.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Profibus
2 2 (15.38%) X.509
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) SonarQube
2 4 (30.77%) Subversion
3 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Electronics
2 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Software Tester
1 4 (30.77%) Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Change Manager
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Java Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Quality Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Transition Manager
3 1 (7.69%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) XML
1 4 (30.77%) XSD
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
1 4 (30.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Change Control
2 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 4 (30.77%) Cryptography
2 4 (30.77%) Issue Tracking
2 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
2 4 (30.77%) Release Management
2 4 (30.77%) Requirements Management
2 4 (30.77%) V-Model
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Thinking
3 3 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) DevOps
3 3 (23.08%) Kanban
3 3 (23.08%) Microservices
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) MATLAB
2 1 (7.69%) Elixir
2 1 (7.69%) Erlang
2 1 (7.69%) Go
2 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) IEC 61508
1 4 (30.77%) IEC 62304
2 2 (15.38%) SLA
3 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Kubernetes
1 3 (23.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Atlassian
1 4 (30.77%) Coverity
2 3 (23.08%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft