The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Exeter region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 26 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 8 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 5.37% 1.77% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.84% 2.20% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 5
Average salary - £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.41% +3.75%
Validation
Devon

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Exeter
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
117 182 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 78.52% 80.53% 77.88%
Number of salaries quoted 86 163 162
Average salary £34,750 £30,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.83% -17.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £21,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,750 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

Validation
Salary Trend in Exeter

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

Validation Salary Trend in Exeter

Validation
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Exeter 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 7 (58.33%) C++
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
1 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
1 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
1 7 (58.33%) Multithreading
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (41.67%) System Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
2 5 (41.67%) Coaching
2 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (33.33%) MFC
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) Data Security
3 4 (33.33%) Electronics
3 4 (33.33%) Device Driver
3 4 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 4 (33.33%) QA
3 4 (33.33%) Qt
3 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 3 (25.00%) C

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Exeter 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 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Software Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) MFC
1 4 (33.33%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (33.33%) Device Driver
3 4 (33.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
1 7 (58.33%) Multithreading
2 5 (41.67%) System Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
2 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
2 5 (41.67%) Coaching
3 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 4 (33.33%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA