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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 75 92 79
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.54% 0.50% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.67% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 11
Average salary £29,500 £30,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.66% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £26,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £46,400 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Validation
Oxfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
572 747 836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 77.72% 75.15% 78.65%
Number of salaries quoted 466 658 760
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,150
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Validation
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Validation Salary Trend in Oxford

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (70.59%) Degree
2 9 (52.94%) Mathematics
2 9 (52.94%) Physics
2 9 (52.94%) Computer Science
2 9 (52.94%) OO
3 7 (41.18%) Data Modelling
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) Java
5 5 (29.41%) Statistics
5 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Chemistry
6 4 (23.53%) C#
6 4 (23.53%) XML
7 3 (17.65%) .NET
7 3 (17.65%) XBRL
7 3 (17.65%) ISEB
7 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
7 3 (17.65%) NUnit
7 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 3 (17.65%) System Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 3 (17.65%) MbUnit
7 3 (17.65%) User Stories
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (11.76%) QA
8 2 (11.76%) Electronics
9 1 (5.88%) Change Management
9 1 (5.88%) Automotive

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Simulink
1 1 (5.88%) Stateflow
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) NUnit
1 3 (17.65%) MbUnit
2 1 (5.88%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Graduate
2 7 (41.18%) Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Data Modeller
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
5 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Graduate Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) XBRL
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Mathematics
1 9 (52.94%) Physics
1 9 (52.94%) Computer Science
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Statistics
3 4 (23.53%) Chemistry
4 1 (5.88%) Mechatronics
4 1 (5.88%) CAN bus
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) OO
3 7 (41.18%) Data Modelling
4 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
5 3 (17.65%) System Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) User Stories
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) SysML
7 1 (5.88%) Change Management
7 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) EMC
1 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com