The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 171 117 149
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +32
Permanent jobs citing Validation 13 34 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.35% 1.29% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 1.49% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11 30 6
Average salary £44,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.22% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
West Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3197 2279 2396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 85.25% 86.42% 83.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2414 1782 1960
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Validation
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Validation Salary Trend in Leeds

Validation
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Leeds

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 14 (43.75%) Oracle
2 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) .NET
2 13 (40.63%) Workflow
3 12 (37.50%) Data Entry
4 10 (31.25%) Oracle Database
4 10 (31.25%) Java
4 10 (31.25%) Windows
5 8 (25.00%) Finance
5 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
6 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.75%) Degree
8 5 (15.63%) MS Office
9 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 4 (12.50%) Project Management
9 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.50%) Citrix
9 4 (12.50%) VMware
9 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (9.38%) Time Management
10 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
10 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (9.38%) Internet
10 3 (9.38%) ATM
10 3 (9.38%) SLA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) ATM
1 3 (9.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.13%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (75.00%) Analyst
2 14 (43.75%) Business Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) MI Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Workflow
2 12 (37.50%) Data Entry
3 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
4 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Time Management
6 3 (9.38%) ITIL
7 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma
7 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.25%) Service Management
7 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Line Management
7 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
4 2 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.25%) ISEB
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Citrix
2 4 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) IBM