The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 61 47 50
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Permanent jobs citing Validation 2 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Devon 0.48% 3.07% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 4.01% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 6
Average salary - £41,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +26.92%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +1.21%
Validation
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Devon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Devon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
332 299 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Devon 79.43% 76.47% 74.67%
Number of salaries quoted 272 260 266
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Devon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Validation
Salary Trend in Devon

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

Validation Salary Trend in Devon

Validation
Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Devon region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +11 2 - -
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Devon region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 6 (60.00%) C++
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (60.00%) Multithreading
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
1 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (40.00%) QA
2 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (40.00%) System Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Qt
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (40.00%) Coaching
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) MFC
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Data Security
2 4 (40.00%) Electronics
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Device Driver
2 4 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) C

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Devon region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (40.00%) Electronics
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) MFC
1 4 (40.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) Device Driver
2 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (60.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (40.00%) System Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (40.00%) Coaching
2 4 (40.00%) Data Security
2 4 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA