Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 150 164
Rank change year-on-year +19 +14 +1
Permanent jobs citing Validation 38 25 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.25% 0.85% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 0.96% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 37 25 14
Oxfordshire median annual salary £32,500 £33,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.52% -24.14% +50.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,400 £62,625
South East median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -10.00%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2681 2605 2961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 88.28% 88.58% 87.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2205 2086 2398
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £29,100 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Oxfordshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for Validation in Oxfordshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Oxfordshire

Validation
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +18 30 £32,500 +8.33%
Bicester - 1 - -
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 28 (73.68%) JIRA
2 25 (65.79%) Python
3 24 (63.16%) C
4 23 (60.53%) Software Testing
5 22 (57.89%) QA
5 22 (57.89%) Manual Testing
5 22 (57.89%) Confluence
5 22 (57.89%) Defect Tracking
6 16 (42.11%) Test Automation
7 15 (39.47%) Degree
8 13 (34.21%) Computer Science
9 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (13.16%) MS Visio
12 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (10.53%) Scrum
12 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
12 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (10.53%) Linux
12 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
12 4 (10.53%) Analytics
12 4 (10.53%) User Stories
12 4 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 4 (10.53%) Domain-Driven Design
12 4 (10.53%) CA Agile Central
12 4 (10.53%) Domain Models
13 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (7.89%) Mathematics
13 3 (7.89%) Physics
13 3 (7.89%) Process Improvement

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 22 (57.89%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Visio
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (5.26%) InVision
4 1 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.63%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Data Lake Analytics
1 1 (2.63%) GitHub
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
1 2 (5.26%) IPv4
1 2 (5.26%) Network Security
1 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Big Data
1 1 (2.63%) Data Lake
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.63%) HDInsight
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (73.68%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (2.63%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
1 3 (7.89%) Publishing
2 2 (5.26%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Software Tester
1 22 (57.89%) Tester
2 9 (23.68%) Graduate
2 9 (23.68%) Graduate Software Tester
2 9 (23.68%) Graduate Tester
2 9 (23.68%) Junior
2 9 (23.68%) Junior Software Tester
2 9 (23.68%) Junior Tester
3 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Build Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Build Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.63%) CSS
1 1 (2.63%) CSS3
1 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
1 1 (2.63%) HTML5
1 1 (2.63%) LESS
1 1 (2.63%) Sass
1 1 (2.63%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Computer Science
2 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Internet of Things
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Software Testing
2 22 (57.89%) Defect Tracking
2 22 (57.89%) Manual Testing
3 16 (42.11%) Test Automation
4 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.53%) Analytics
5 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.53%) Domain Models
5 4 (10.53%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (10.53%) Scrum
5 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.53%) User Stories
6 3 (7.89%) Data Analytics
6 3 (7.89%) Mathematics
6 3 (7.89%) Physics
6 3 (7.89%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Data Management
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (65.79%) Python
2 24 (63.16%) C
3 3 (7.89%) C++
4 2 (5.26%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (57.89%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.63%) IEC 62304
3 1 (2.63%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Cacti
1 2 (5.26%) Nagios
1 2 (5.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle