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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 75 74 70
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 1 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.14% 0.32% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.43% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 8
Average salary £28,500 £26,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.54% -59.23%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
547 701 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 76.40% 74.65% 74.97%
Number of salaries quoted 467 613 546
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -7.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (81.25%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 8 (50.00%) Physics
2 8 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 8 (50.00%) OO
3 7 (43.75%) Data Modelling
3 7 (43.75%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
4 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 6 (37.50%) NUnit
4 6 (37.50%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) .NET
4 6 (37.50%) ISEB
4 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 6 (37.50%) MbUnit
4 6 (37.50%) User Stories
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
5 5 (31.25%) System Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Statistics
6 4 (25.00%) Chemistry
6 4 (25.00%) XML
7 3 (18.75%) XBRL
8 2 (12.50%) QA
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) NUnit
1 6 (37.50%) MbUnit
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
1 7 (43.75%) Graduate
2 6 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Data Modeller
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 8 (50.00%) Physics
1 8 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (25.00%) Statistics
2 4 (25.00%) Chemistry
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) OO
3 7 (43.75%) Data Modelling
3 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 6 (37.50%) User Stories
5 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
5 5 (31.25%) System Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 6 (37.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA