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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 150 156 153
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Validation 18 23 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.53% 0.69% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.84% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 5
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £28,250 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
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
3010 2747 2444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.74% 82.92% 83.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2405 2114 2069
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 January 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Leeds

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 14 (45.16%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 9 (29.03%) Finance
5 9 (29.03%) Waterfall
6 8 (25.81%) .NET
7 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
8 6 (19.35%) SLA
8 6 (19.35%) OO
8 6 (19.35%) Marketing
9 5 (16.13%) QA
9 5 (16.13%) Data Analysis
9 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
9 5 (16.13%) Data Validation
9 5 (16.13%) Data Extraction
9 5 (16.13%) Process Improvement
9 5 (16.13%) IBM InfoSphere
9 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
9 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (16.13%) IBM
9 5 (16.13%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (16.13%) Project Management
9 5 (16.13%) Migration
10 4 (12.90%) Six Sigma
10 4 (12.90%) MVC
10 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
10 4 (12.90%) OOD
10 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
10 4 (12.90%) CSS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 5 (16.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.23%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) ATM
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) IBM InfoSphere
2 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (9.68%) Selenium
4 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Marketing
3 3 (9.68%) Back Office
4 2 (6.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Business Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Web Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Support
4 4 (12.90%) Developer
4 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Service Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Software Tester
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) CSS
2 4 (12.90%) HTML
2 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
3 3 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (9.68%) HTML5
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Data Extraction
3 2 (6.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.23%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Waterfall
3 6 (19.35%) OO
4 5 (16.13%) Migration
4 5 (16.13%) Project Management
4 5 (16.13%) Data Analysis
4 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
4 5 (16.13%) Data Validation
4 5 (16.13%) Process Improvement
5 4 (12.90%) BDD
5 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
5 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Time Management
5 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
5 4 (12.90%) MVC
5 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.90%) OOD
5 4 (12.90%) Six Sigma
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) VB.NET
2 4 (12.90%) C#
2 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.45%) C
5 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
1 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) SLA
2 5 (16.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Graphite
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle