The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxford region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 66 86 72
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -14
Permanent jobs citing Validation 10 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.33% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 1
Average salary £29,000 £26,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.43% -37.64%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
570 712 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 76.00% 74.24% 72.02%
Number of salaries quoted 516 614 453
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,157 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Validation
Oxfordshire

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
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Oxford

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (71.43%) Degree
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) OO
3 8 (38.10%) Mathematics
3 8 (38.10%) Physics
3 8 (38.10%) Computer Science
3 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
4 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 7 (33.33%) ISEB
4 7 (33.33%) C#
5 6 (28.57%) .NET
5 6 (28.57%) Java
5 6 (28.57%) NUnit
5 6 (28.57%) User Stories
5 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 6 (28.57%) MbUnit
6 5 (23.81%) System Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) XML
7 4 (19.05%) Statistics
7 4 (19.05%) Chemistry
8 3 (14.29%) XBRL
9 2 (9.52%) MS Access
9 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
9 2 (9.52%) SQL
9 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
9 2 (9.52%) Retail
9 2 (9.52%) Migration

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) MS Access
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) NUnit
1 6 (28.57%) MbUnit
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Graduate
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Data Modeller
4 2 (9.52%) QA Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Data Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Data Migration Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Mathematics
1 8 (38.10%) Physics
1 8 (38.10%) Computer Science
2 4 (19.05%) Statistics
2 4 (19.05%) Chemistry
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) OO
3 7 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 6 (28.57%) User Stories
5 5 (23.81%) System Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.76%) Change Management
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) Degree
2 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
3 7 (33.33%) ISEB
4 1 (4.76%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA