Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Data Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Validation over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Validation
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1097 1064 1077
Rank change year-on-year -33 +13 +57
Permanent jobs citing Data Validation 82 116 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.066% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.074% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 55 97 186
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% +8.18% -6.47%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.24% -2.86% -12.50%

Data 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 154,446 157,552 185,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.85% 89.54% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 124,126 130,212 153,462
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Validation in the UK

Data Validation
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Validation in the UK

Data Validation
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Validation over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Validation in the UK

Data Validation
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
England -20 75 £47,750 +11.70% 26
London +5 46 £60,000 -14.29% 9
UK excluding London -30 33 £38,500 +13.24% 17
North of England -14 11 £32,500 -4.41% 10
Yorkshire +20 8 £30,500 -32.22% 10
South West +12 7 £49,000 +31.84% 1
South East +7 6 £37,000 -7.50% 5
Scotland -35 4 £45,000 -
East of England +9 3 £43,500 -13.00%
North West -22 3 £33,250 +9.92%
Midlands +20 2 £57,500 +109.09% 1
East Midlands - 2 £57,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Data Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 82 (100.00%) Validation
2 42 (51.22%) SQL
3 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (39.02%) QA
4 25 (30.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (30.49%) Test Automation
5 24 (29.27%) Finance
6 22 (26.83%) Data Quality
7 21 (25.61%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (24.39%) Functional Testing
9 19 (23.17%) Selenium
9 19 (23.17%) JIRA
9 19 (23.17%) C#
9 19 (23.17%) SQL Server
10 17 (20.73%) ETL
10 17 (20.73%) Cucumber
11 16 (19.51%) Scenario Testing
12 15 (18.29%) .NET
13 14 (17.07%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (17.07%) BDD
13 14 (17.07%) SpecFlow
13 14 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (15.85%) Test Management
15 12 (14.63%) Performance Testing
15 12 (14.63%) System Testing
15 12 (14.63%) ISTQB
15 12 (14.63%) Analytics
15 12 (14.63%) Mobile App
15 12 (14.63%) Zephyr

Data Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (6.10%) Confluence
2 3 (3.66%) SAS
3 2 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.22%) CMS
4 1 (1.22%) JBoss
4 1 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Relativity
2 3 (3.66%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.44%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.44%) Sage 200
3 2 (2.44%) Sage X3
4 1 (1.22%) FastStats
4 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.22%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.63%) BlazeMeter
2 7 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.32%) SaaS
4 4 (4.88%) BrowserStack
5 3 (3.66%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.07%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (9.76%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.54%) Power BI
4 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.10%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (6.10%) DB2
5 5 (6.10%) MySQL
5 5 (6.10%) QlikView
5 5 (6.10%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.88%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (3.66%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (2.44%) Big Data
8 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.44%) Data Mining
8 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
9 1 (1.22%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 19 (23.17%) JIRA
1 19 (23.17%) Selenium
2 17 (20.73%) Cucumber
3 14 (17.07%) SpecFlow
4 12 (14.63%) JMeter
4 12 (14.63%) Visual Studio
4 12 (14.63%) Zephyr
5 8 (9.76%) Appium
5 8 (9.76%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (2.44%) TestRail
9 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (29.27%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Marketing
3 8 (9.76%) Banking
3 8 (9.76%) Legal
4 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.44%) Advertising
5 2 (2.44%) Electronics
5 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (42.68%) Analyst
2 19 (23.17%) Test Analyst
3 13 (15.85%) Automation Test Analyst
4 12 (14.63%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (14.63%) Senior Test Analyst
5 11 (13.41%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (10.98%) Developer
7 8 (9.76%) QA Engineer
8 7 (8.54%) Data Analyst
9 6 (7.32%) Product Manager
9 6 (7.32%) Senior Manager
9 6 (7.32%) Senior Product Manager
10 5 (6.10%) Technical Developer
11 4 (4.88%) AML Business Analyst
11 4 (4.88%) Architect
11 4 (4.88%) Business Analyst
11 4 (4.88%) Data Manager
11 4 (4.88%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (4.88%) Software Analyst
11 4 (4.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.29%) .NET
2 5 (6.10%) HTML
3 3 (3.66%) WCF
4 2 (2.44%) REST
5 1 (1.22%) JSON
5 1 (1.22%) MDX
5 1 (1.22%) Pandas
5 1 (1.22%) SOAP
5 1 (1.22%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.22%) Web Services
5 1 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.63%) Mobile App
2 12 (14.63%) User Experience
3 5 (6.10%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.66%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.44%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.22%) Fintech
6 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) Android
1 8 (9.76%) Apple iOS
2 7 (8.54%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (100.00%) Validation
2 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (30.49%) Test Automation
3 25 (30.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (25.61%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (24.39%) Functional Testing
6 17 (20.73%) ETL
7 16 (19.51%) Scenario Testing
8 14 (17.07%) BDD
9 13 (15.85%) Test Management
10 12 (14.63%) Analytics
10 12 (14.63%) Performance Testing
10 12 (14.63%) System Testing
11 11 (13.41%) Data Analytics
11 11 (13.41%) Data Management
12 10 (12.20%) Data Analysis
12 10 (12.20%) Test Planning
13 9 (10.98%) Mentoring
13 9 (10.98%) Test Scripting
13 9 (10.98%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 42 (51.22%) SQL
2 19 (23.17%) C#
3 12 (14.63%) T-SQL
4 7 (8.54%) Python
5 5 (6.10%) Java
5 5 (6.10%) VBA
6 4 (4.88%) R
7 3 (3.66%) X++
8 2 (2.44%) VBScript
9 1 (1.22%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.22%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.22%) Perl
9 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.22%) SOQL
9 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (14.63%) ISTQB
2 10 (12.20%) Degree
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.44%) ISEB
4 1 (1.22%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.22%) MCSE
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (39.02%) QA
2 22 (26.83%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.66%) GDPR
4 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.76%) Tableau
3 5 (6.10%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (4.88%) Alteryx
4 4 (4.88%) Nuix
5 3 (3.66%) Informatica
5 3 (3.66%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.44%) Adobe
6 2 (2.44%) ForgeRock
6 2 (2.44%) Sage
6 2 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.44%) SAP
6 2 (2.44%) Sun
7 1 (1.22%) Apteco
7 1 (1.22%) BMC
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco
7 1 (1.22%) JDA
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle
7 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.22%) Remedy