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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 73 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.57% 0.88% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.02% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 11
Average salary £25,000 £30,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -26.82%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
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
616 591 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 88.00% 86.40% 82.05%
Number of salaries quoted 528 482 431
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% -3.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) Service Management
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (33.33%) Usability Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Service Management Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Junior Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Graduate
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Usability Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA