The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 65 72 63
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.65% 1.15% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.28% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 12
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% +39.53%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%
Validation
South Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
501 701 572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 82.00% 89.76% 81.13%
Number of salaries quoted 432 593 489
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Validation
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

Validation Salary Trend in Sheffield

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 6 (46.15%) Service Management
1 6 (46.15%) Project Management
1 6 (46.15%) NHS
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
1 6 (46.15%) VBA
1 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
1 6 (46.15%) Business Development
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
1 6 (46.15%) Time Management
1 6 (46.15%) Analytics
1 6 (46.15%) Information Governance
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (38.46%) Algorithms
2 5 (38.46%) SDLC
2 5 (38.46%) MVVM
2 5 (38.46%) WPF
2 5 (38.46%) Biotechnology
2 5 (38.46%) Multithreading
2 5 (38.46%) Informatics
2 5 (38.46%) Bioinformatics
2 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 5 (38.46%) XAML
2 5 (38.46%) MATLAB
2 5 (38.46%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) C++
2 5 (38.46%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 4 (30.77%) MS Office
3 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
1 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (15.38%) Stata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
1 1 (7.69%) JMeter
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (38.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) QlikView Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Graduate
4 1 (7.69%) Graduate Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) WPF
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (46.15%) NHS
2 5 (38.46%) Algorithms
2 5 (38.46%) Biotechnology
2 5 (38.46%) Informatics
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Analytics
1 6 (46.15%) Business Development
1 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
1 6 (46.15%) Information Governance
1 6 (46.15%) Project Management
1 6 (46.15%) Service Management
1 6 (46.15%) Time Management
2 5 (38.46%) Bioinformatics
2 5 (38.46%) Multithreading
2 5 (38.46%) MVVM
2 5 (38.46%) SDLC
2 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Process Management
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
1 6 (46.15%) VBA
2 5 (38.46%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) C++
2 5 (38.46%) MATLAB
2 5 (38.46%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA