The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 56 78 80
Rank change year-on-year +22 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 15 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 2.29% 0.77% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 0.90% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 10
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +41.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - -10.11%  

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 617 664 891
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 94.20% 84.80% 91.29%
Number of salaries quoted 515 548 754
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

Validation
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Validation in South Yorkshire

Validation
Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Sheffield +14 9 £40,000 -5.88%
Doncaster - 5 £40,000 -
Barnsley - 1 £32,500 -
Validation
Yorkshire

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 26 (86.67%) Software Engineering
2 25 (83.33%) C++
3 20 (66.67%) Wireless
3 20 (66.67%) Electronics
3 20 (66.67%) C
3 20 (66.67%) Bluetooth
3 20 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 20 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 20 (66.67%) Embedded C
3 20 (66.67%) Embedded C++
3 20 (66.67%) Firmware
3 20 (66.67%) ZigBee
3 20 (66.67%) Home Automation
3 20 (66.67%) ANSI C
3 20 (66.67%) RS-232
3 20 (66.67%) RS-485
3 20 (66.67%) RS-422
3 20 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (53.33%) Manufacturing
5 6 (20.00%) C#
5 6 (20.00%) SDLC
6 5 (16.67%) XAML
6 5 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (16.67%) WPF
6 5 (16.67%) MVVM
6 5 (16.67%) Multithreading
7 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
7 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (66.67%) Bluetooth
1 20 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 20 (66.67%) RS-232
1 20 (66.67%) RS-422
1 20 (66.67%) RS-485
1 20 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 20 (66.67%) Wireless
1 20 (66.67%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (66.67%) Electronics
2 16 (53.33%) Manufacturing
3 5 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) Software Engineer
2 20 (66.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 20 (66.67%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
2 20 (66.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 20 (66.67%) Firmware Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Application Development Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Applications Development Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Applications Manager
5 1 (3.33%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Development Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Development Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) WPF
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (66.67%) Home Automation
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.33%) Biotechnology
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Software Engineering
2 6 (20.00%) SDLC
3 5 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 5 (16.67%) MVVM
4 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.00%) Coaching
5 3 (10.00%) Data Management
5 3 (10.00%) IT Strategy
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.00%) Product Management
5 3 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Bioinformatics
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.33%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (3.33%) Scorecard
6 1 (3.33%) Software Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) C++
2 20 (66.67%) ANSI C
2 20 (66.67%) C
2 20 (66.67%) Embedded C
2 20 (66.67%) Embedded C++
3 6 (20.00%) C#
4 5 (16.67%) XAML
5 3 (10.00%) VBA
6 1 (3.33%) Java
6 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (3.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 20 (66.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft