The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 113 118 108
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.26% 0.17% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.24% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 9
Average salary £29,000 £26,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.43% -59.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £26,500 £39,800
10% offered a salary of more than £35,800 £29,300 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1209 1272 1142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 78.00% 73.95% 72.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1028 1119 1022
Average salary £45,000 £41,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Validation Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

Validation
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +4 2 £28,750 +8.49%
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) .NET
2 13 (48.15%) Degree
3 12 (44.44%) C#
4 11 (40.74%) OO
5 10 (37.04%) Finance
5 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
5 10 (37.04%) Unit Testing
6 9 (33.33%) Java
6 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 9 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 9 (33.33%) Physics
6 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 8 (29.63%) Data Modelling
7 8 (29.63%) ISEB
8 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
8 7 (25.93%) User Stories
9 6 (22.22%) SQL
9 6 (22.22%) NUnit
9 6 (22.22%) MbUnit
10 5 (18.52%) XML
10 5 (18.52%) Scrum
10 5 (18.52%) Chemistry
10 5 (18.52%) System Testing
11 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
11 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
11 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
11 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
11 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
11 4 (14.81%) MVC

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (7.41%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) NUnit
1 6 (22.22%) MbUnit
2 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
3 3 (11.11%) Selenium
4 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Graduate
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Test Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Data Modeller
5 4 (14.81%) Test Leader
6 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Administrator
7 2 (7.41%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com Administrator
7 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) XML
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.81%) Sass
3 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (11.11%) XBRL
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 9 (33.33%) Physics
1 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (18.52%) Chemistry
3 4 (14.81%) Statistics
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) OO
3 10 (37.04%) Unit Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 8 (29.63%) Data Modelling
6 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
6 7 (25.93%) User Stories
7 5 (18.52%) Scrum
7 5 (18.52%) System Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Kanban
8 4 (14.81%) MVC
9 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
10 2 (7.41%) Change Management
10 2 (7.41%) CRM
10 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
10 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (7.41%) Change Control
10 2 (7.41%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) C#
2 9 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
4 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Degree
2 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
3 8 (29.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle
1 2 (7.41%) SAP
1 2 (7.41%) JD Edwards
1 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com