The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 193 135 173
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +38
Permanent jobs citing Validation 23 48 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.45% 1.30% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 1.51% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 18 42 6
Average salary £42,000 £39,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4251 3178 3091
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.29% 85.82% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3275 2525 2573
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Validation
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Validation Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Validation
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Leeds -50 12 £35,250 -15.06%
Huddersfield - 4 £42,500 -
Bradford -15 3 - -
Wetherby - 2 £25,000 -
Halifax -6 1 £41,500 +18.57%
Validation
Yorkshire

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 31 (48.44%) SQL
2 18 (28.13%) Project Management
2 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 18 (28.13%) QA
3 17 (26.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (26.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (23.44%) SOA
5 15 (23.44%) ETL
6 14 (21.88%) MicroStrategy
6 14 (21.88%) Middleware
6 14 (21.88%) ERP
6 14 (21.88%) Business Objects
6 14 (21.88%) Oracle
6 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
6 14 (21.88%) Oracle BI EE
6 14 (21.88%) PowerShell
6 14 (21.88%) Mentoring
7 13 (20.31%) .NET
7 13 (20.31%) Workflow
8 12 (18.75%) Finance
8 12 (18.75%) Data Entry
9 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (17.19%) Waterfall
10 10 (15.63%) Oracle Database
10 10 (15.63%) Java
11 8 (12.50%) Windows
11 8 (12.50%) Degree
12 7 (10.94%) Logistics
12 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Office
2 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) ATM
1 3 (4.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 17 (26.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (21.88%) Oracle BI EE
4 10 (15.63%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.56%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (9.38%) Retail
2 6 (9.38%) French Language
2 6 (9.38%) German Language
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
3 2 (3.13%) Advertising
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (64.06%) Analyst
2 28 (43.75%) Business Analyst
3 15 (23.44%) Developer
4 14 (21.88%) SQL Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) SAP Business Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) SAP Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Lead Business Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Change Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Service Manager
10 2 (3.13%) Change Manager
10 2 (3.13%) Data Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Tester
10 2 (3.13%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) Middleware
2 13 (20.31%) .NET
3 1 (1.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) LIMS
3 2 (3.13%) Chemistry
3 2 (3.13%) Biology
3 2 (3.13%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) Project Management
2 17 (26.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (23.44%) SOA
3 15 (23.44%) ETL
4 14 (21.88%) ERP
4 14 (21.88%) Mentoring
5 13 (20.31%) Workflow
6 12 (18.75%) Data Entry
7 11 (17.19%) Waterfall
7 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (10.94%) Logistics
8 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
8 7 (10.94%) Change Management
9 6 (9.38%) Unit Testing
10 5 (7.81%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (7.81%) Data Analysis
11 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
11 4 (6.25%) Requirements Management
11 4 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (48.44%) SQL
2 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
2 14 (21.88%) PowerShell
3 10 (15.63%) Java
4 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.13%) C
6 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.13%) ISEB
3 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (28.13%) QA
2 4 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.88%) MicroStrategy
2 14 (21.88%) Oracle
2 14 (21.88%) Business Objects
3 6 (9.38%) SAP
4 4 (6.25%) VMware
4 4 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco
6 1 (1.56%) IBM