The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Data Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Validation
England / West Midlands
Rank 211 239 -
Rank change year-on-year +28 -  
Permanent jobs citing Data Validation 2 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.043% 0.066% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.048% 0.075% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 0
Median salary £24,500 £19,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.94% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £32,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year +23.07% -21.21%  

Data Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4187 5362 4198
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.89% 88.10% 83.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3396 4320 3502
Median salary £42,500 £43,974 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.35% +3.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £62,500 £62,898
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Data Validation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Validation in the West Midlands

Data Validation
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Data Validation in the West Midlands

Data Validation
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +14 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £24,500 -
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing Data 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 7 (100.00%) Validation
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) EDI
3 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Logistics
3 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Data Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) VBA
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Data Entry
5 1 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Applications Tester
1 5 (71.43%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Validation
2 5 (71.43%) Logistics
2 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Data Entry
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft