The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / West Midlands
Rank 160 171 164
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 50 66 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.06% 1.08% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.22% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 40 28 36
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -2.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,400 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  

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 4242 5411 4223
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.95% 88.30% 83.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3435 4357 3519
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,341 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the West Midlands

Validation
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Validation in the West Midlands

Validation
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in the West Midlands

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 Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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 +6 34 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Warwickshire +26 6 £40,875 -8.65%
Solihull -9 4 £54,500 +59.12%
Sutton Coldfield -1 3 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £40,500 - 1
Coventry +10 1 £51,000 +88.88%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Validation.

1 28 (27.45%) SLA
2 21 (20.59%) ITIL
3 18 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 17 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (15.69%) SQL
6 15 (14.71%) Service Delivery
6 15 (14.71%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (14.71%) Change Control
6 15 (14.71%) Analytics
6 15 (14.71%) Business Development
6 15 (14.71%) Service Design
7 14 (13.73%) Degree
7 14 (13.73%) VMware
8 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (11.76%) XenApp
9 12 (11.76%) vSphere
9 12 (11.76%) NetScaler
9 12 (11.76%) Finance
9 12 (11.76%) Citrix
9 12 (11.76%) EdgeSight
10 11 (10.78%) Microsoft
10 11 (10.78%) Management Information System
10 11 (10.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (9.80%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (9.80%) GAP Analysis
11 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
12 9 (8.82%) Software Testing
13 8 (7.84%) QA
13 8 (7.84%) Waterfall

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (0.98%) Apache
2 1 (0.98%) Confluence
2 1 (0.98%) Jetty
2 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 6 (5.88%) SPSS
2 3 (2.94%) Simulink
3 1 (0.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.98%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.98%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.98%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.98%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Force.com
2 1 (0.98%) IaaS
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) Office 365
2 1 (0.98%) PaaS
2 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.76%) NetScaler
2 3 (2.94%) Firewall
2 3 (2.94%) X.509
3 2 (1.96%) Internet
3 2 (1.96%) LAN
3 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.98%) BGP
4 1 (0.98%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.98%) DHCP
4 1 (0.98%) DNS
4 1 (0.98%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.98%) Intranet
4 1 (0.98%) MPLS
4 1 (0.98%) PABX
4 1 (0.98%) TACACS
4 1 (0.98%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.98%) VoIP
4 1 (0.98%) WAN
4 1 (0.98%) Wireless
4 1 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.94%) QlikView
5 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.98%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (0.98%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.98%) MS Access
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) CANoe
2 2 (1.96%) JIRA
2 2 (1.96%) Ranorex
3 1 (0.98%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.98%) Selenium
3 1 (0.98%) VectorCAST
3 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Automotive
3 4 (3.92%) Banking
4 3 (2.94%) Military
5 2 (1.96%) Electronics
5 2 (1.96%) Law
6 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.98%) Retail
6 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (37.25%) Analyst
2 25 (24.51%) Business Analyst
3 16 (15.69%) Architect
4 15 (14.71%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 15 (14.71%) Service Architect
5 12 (11.76%) Citrix Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Developer
6 7 (6.86%) Tester
7 6 (5.88%) Applications Tester
8 5 (4.90%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Applications Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Business Analytics Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Design Engineer
10 3 (2.94%) Electronics Engineer
10 3 (2.94%) Java Applications Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Team Leader
10 3 (2.94%) Test Leader
11 2 (1.96%) Software Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) EDI
2 3 (2.94%) .NET
2 3 (2.94%) XML
2 3 (2.94%) XSD
3 2 (1.96%) Web Services
4 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.98%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.98%) CSS
4 1 (0.98%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.98%) J2EE
4 1 (0.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
3 1 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.88%) Windows
2 5 (4.90%) Linux
3 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.96%) Unix
3 2 (1.96%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.98%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.98%) VxWorks
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.59%) ITIL
2 18 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 15 (14.71%) Analytics
3 15 (14.71%) Business Development
3 15 (14.71%) Change Control
3 15 (14.71%) Service Delivery
3 15 (14.71%) Service Design
4 11 (10.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (9.80%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (9.80%) GAP Analysis
5 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (8.82%) Software Testing
7 8 (7.84%) Business Analysis
7 8 (7.84%) Stakeholder Analysis
7 8 (7.84%) Waterfall
8 7 (6.86%) Business Analytics
8 7 (6.86%) Data Validation
8 7 (6.86%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.88%) Test Scripting
10 5 (4.90%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.69%) SQL
2 7 (6.86%) VBA
3 5 (4.90%) Java
4 3 (2.94%) C
5 2 (1.96%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.96%) MATLAB
5 2 (1.96%) PHP
5 2 (1.96%) Python
5 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.98%) C#
6 1 (0.98%) C++
6 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.98%) Lua
6 1 (0.98%) Perl
6 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.98%) VB
6 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (14.71%) ITIL Certification
2 14 (13.73%) Degree
3 4 (3.92%) ISEB
4 3 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.98%) CCNA
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.98%) CISM
6 1 (0.98%) CISSP
6 1 (0.98%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.98%) RHCE
6 1 (0.98%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.98%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (27.45%) SLA
2 8 (7.84%) QA
3 5 (4.90%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.96%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.96%) MISRA
5 1 (0.98%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.98%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.98%) MISRA C
System Software
1 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.76%) vSphere
2 12 (11.76%) XenApp
3 1 (0.98%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (11.76%) EdgeSight
2 1 (0.98%) Cacti
2 1 (0.98%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.98%) Nagios
2 1 (0.98%) SELinux
2 1 (0.98%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 14 (13.73%) VMware
2 12 (11.76%) Citrix
3 11 (10.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.90%) Cognos
5 3 (2.94%) Tableau
6 2 (1.96%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.98%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.98%) Cadence
7 1 (0.98%) Cisco
7 1 (0.98%) IBM
7 1 (0.98%) Informatica
7 1 (0.98%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.98%) Juniper
7 1 (0.98%) MathWorks
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle
7 1 (0.98%) QNX
7 1 (0.98%) Remedy
7 1 (0.98%) Sybase
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