The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 114 116
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 30 13 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.54% 0.69% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.78% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 16
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £34,569
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +15.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,500 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £50,000 £55,250
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% -5.55%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1714 1662 1825
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 88.21% 88.73% 85.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1312 1379 1528
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Validation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Cambridgeshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Validation in Cambridgeshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Cambridgeshire

Validation
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +1 25 £41,500 +10.66% 3
Peterborough -5 1 £33,750 -10.00%
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 29 (51.79%) Software Engineering
2 22 (39.29%) Java
3 21 (37.50%) Degree
4 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (33.93%) Finance
5 18 (32.14%) Computer Science
6 17 (30.36%) MySQL
6 17 (30.36%) SQL Server
6 17 (30.36%) Relational Database
7 15 (26.79%) SQL
8 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 12 (21.43%) Workflow
9 12 (21.43%) C++
10 11 (19.64%) C#
10 11 (19.64%) Visual Studio
10 11 (19.64%) Regression Testing
10 11 (19.64%) Code Coverage
10 11 (19.64%) Mathematics
10 11 (19.64%) Performance Testing
10 11 (19.64%) Unit Testing
10 11 (19.64%) Financial Modelling
10 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
10 11 (19.64%) NUnit
10 11 (19.64%) Workflow Management
10 11 (19.64%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (19.64%) Rhino Mocks
10 11 (19.64%) User Stories
10 11 (19.64%) Exploratory Testing
10 11 (19.64%) Smoke Testing
10 11 (19.64%) Numerate Degree

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 3 (5.36%) SAS
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (5.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.79%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.79%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.79%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.79%) SAP R/3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.36%) MySQL
1 17 (30.36%) Relational Database
1 17 (30.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) Geospatial Data
2 7 (12.50%) GIS
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.79%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) NUnit
1 11 (19.64%) Rhino Mocks
1 11 (19.64%) Visual Studio
2 10 (17.86%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.79%) Toad
General
1 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Manufacturing
3 8 (14.29%) Electronics
3 8 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (10.71%) Marketing
4 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.57%) Automotive
6 1 (1.79%) Billing
6 1 (1.79%) Legal
6 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (50.00%) Developer
2 11 (19.64%) C# Developer
2 11 (19.64%) Developer in Test
3 10 (17.86%) Graduate
3 10 (17.86%) Graduate Developer
3 10 (17.86%) Graduate Web Developer
3 10 (17.86%) Web Developer
4 9 (16.07%) C++ Developer
4 9 (16.07%) C++/C# Developer
4 9 (16.07%) C++/Java Developer
4 9 (16.07%) Java Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Analytics Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Report Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Audio Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Designer
6 5 (8.93%) Electronics Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Designer
6 5 (8.93%) Senior UX Designer
6 5 (8.93%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) CSS
1 10 (17.86%) CSS3
1 10 (17.86%) HTML
1 10 (17.86%) HTML5
1 10 (17.86%) jQuery
1 10 (17.86%) Spring
2 7 (12.50%) Google Maps API
3 5 (8.93%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.14%) Computer Science
2 8 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.93%) User Experience
4 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.14%) Life Science
5 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Android
1 10 (17.86%) Debian
1 10 (17.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (51.79%) Software Engineering
2 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.43%) Workflow
4 11 (19.64%) Code Coverage
4 11 (19.64%) Exploratory Testing
4 11 (19.64%) Financial Modelling
4 11 (19.64%) Mathematics
4 11 (19.64%) Performance Testing
4 11 (19.64%) Regression Testing
4 11 (19.64%) Smoke Testing
4 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
4 11 (19.64%) Unit Testing
4 11 (19.64%) User Stories
4 11 (19.64%) Workflow Management
5 10 (17.86%) Android Development
5 10 (17.86%) Logistics
5 10 (17.86%) Release Management
5 10 (17.86%) SDLC
5 10 (17.86%) Statistics
5 10 (17.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) Java
2 15 (26.79%) SQL
3 12 (21.43%) C++
4 11 (19.64%) C#
5 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.79%) C
6 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (37.50%) Degree
2 11 (19.64%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.79%) ACCA
3 1 (1.79%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) GxP
2 3 (5.36%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.36%) GCP
2 3 (5.36%) GLP
2 3 (5.36%) GMP
3 2 (3.57%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.57%) QA
4 1 (1.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.79%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) Google
2 7 (12.50%) SAP
3 6 (10.71%) EMC
4 5 (8.93%) RedGate
5 1 (1.79%) Cognos
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) Twitter