Period
to 23 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 23 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 121 122
Rank change year-on-year +31 +1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 33 48 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.16% 1.74% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.83% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 23 31 27
Cambridge median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -15.79% +18.75%
10th Percentile £48,750 £26,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £47,500 £58,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +46.67% -16.67% +12.50%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,468 2,626 2,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 96.01% 95.18% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 992 1,777 1,856
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £71,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Cambridge

Validation
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Validation in Cambridge

Validation
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Cambridge over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Validation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Validation.

1 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) Requirements Management
3 14 (42.42%) 2G
3 14 (42.42%) GSM
3 14 (42.42%) 3G
3 14 (42.42%) LTE
3 14 (42.42%) User Stories
4 13 (39.39%) 4G
4 13 (39.39%) Requirements Engineering
4 13 (39.39%) Use Case
4 13 (39.39%) UMTS
4 13 (39.39%) Bluetooth
4 13 (39.39%) GPRS
4 13 (39.39%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (39.39%) Wireless
4 13 (39.39%) Handset
5 9 (27.27%) Scrum
6 7 (21.21%) Java
6 7 (21.21%) Selenium
6 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
7 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (18.18%) OOP
7 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 6 (18.18%) Smartphone
8 5 (15.15%) SDLC
9 4 (12.12%) SDET
9 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
9 4 (12.12%) BDD
9 4 (12.12%) TeamCity
9 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (42.42%) 2G
1 14 (42.42%) 3G
1 14 (42.42%) GSM
1 14 (42.42%) LTE
2 13 (39.39%) 4G
2 13 (39.39%) Bluetooth
2 13 (39.39%) GPRS
2 13 (39.39%) UMTS
2 13 (39.39%) Wi-Fi
2 13 (39.39%) Wireless
3 3 (9.09%) Hyperconnected
4 1 (3.03%) 3GPP
4 1 (3.03%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Apache Hive
1 1 (3.03%) Base SAS
1 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.03%) Pentaho
1 1 (3.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Selenium
2 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
2 4 (12.12%) JIRA
2 4 (12.12%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (9.09%) Aerospace
1 3 (9.09%) Automotive
2 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Requirements Engineer
1 13 (39.39%) Systems Engineer
1 13 (39.39%) Wireless Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Principal Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Principal Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Product Owner
5 2 (6.06%) Product Owner
5 2 (6.06%) Scrum Product Owner
6 1 (3.03%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Risk Analytics Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) SDLC Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Hardware Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Jest
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) Vulkan
2 3 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Handset
2 6 (18.18%) Smartphone
3 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Life Science
4 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Android
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) Requirements Management
3 14 (42.42%) User Stories
4 13 (39.39%) Requirements Engineering
4 13 (39.39%) Use Case
5 9 (27.27%) Scrum
6 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
7 6 (18.18%) OOP
7 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 5 (15.15%) SDLC
9 4 (12.12%) BDD
9 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
9 4 (12.12%) SDET
10 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
10 3 (9.09%) OO
10 3 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (9.09%) Security Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
2 4 (12.12%) C#
2 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.12%) Python
3 3 (9.09%) C
3 3 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (3.03%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
1 4 (12.12%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) EMC
1 1 (3.03%) Tableau