The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire 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 76 78 77
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.14% 2.08% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 2.56% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1 15 6
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -0.62%
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.41% +3.75%
Validation
East Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
544 703 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 74.11% 81.18% 80.37%
Number of salaries quoted 445 599 521
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Validation
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Validation Salary Trend in Leicestershire

Validation
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (87.50%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (75.00%) Service Management
2 6 (75.00%) Change Management
2 6 (75.00%) Release Management
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) VC++
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Firmware
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
4 1 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) WPF
4 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 1 (12.50%) Image Processing
4 1 (12.50%) Video Processing
4 1 (12.50%) Video Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Algorithms

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Release Manager
1 6 (75.00%) Change Manager
1 6 (75.00%) Change and Release Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (12.50%) WCF
1 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
1 1 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) PRINCE2
1 6 (75.00%) Service Management
1 6 (75.00%) Change Management
1 6 (75.00%) Release Management
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 1 (12.50%) Image Processing
3 1 (12.50%) Video Processing
3 1 (12.50%) Video Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) VC++
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware