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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 78 69 57
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Permanent jobs citing Validation 7 19 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.76% 1.89% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 2.44% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7 19 3
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £35,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,400 £45,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
701 780 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 76.36% 77.69% 68.97%
Number of salaries quoted 615 672 435
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
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 18 April 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Oxford

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (43.75%) ISTQB
2 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 6 (37.50%) C++
3 5 (31.25%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) Retail
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (25.00%) Change Management
4 4 (25.00%) ISEB
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
5 3 (18.75%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) MFC
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) QA
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Usability Testing
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 2 (12.50%) NUnit
6 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) MbUnit
6 2 (12.50%) User Stories

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) NUnit
2 2 (12.50%) MbUnit
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (31.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) C++ Developer
2 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Designer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior C# Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior C++ Developer
2 3 (18.75%) C++/C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Data Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Data Migration Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Migration Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Database Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) MFC
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Usability Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) User Stories
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C++
2 5 (31.25%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ISTQB
2 6 (37.50%) Degree
3 4 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
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