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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Validation
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 825 838 887
Rank change year-on-year +13 +49  
Permanent jobs citing Data Validation 40 112 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.052% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 28 83 69
Median salary £41,250 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.06% -4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,450 £26,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £75,000 £78,400
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% -  

Data 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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 76853 92098 96421
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.34% 88.76% 87.11%
Number of salaries quoted 63221 76512 77821
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Validation in the UK

Data Validation
Top 28 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 3 months to 27 April 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
England +25 38 £41,250 -4.06% 7
London +27 17 £45,000 - 3
Yorkshire +17 9 £35,000 -30.00% 1
North Yorkshire +17 6 £35,000 -6.66%
North West -23 4 £21,000 +2.43% 2
Manchester -29 4 £21,000 +2.43% 1
Selby - 4 £35,000 -
East of England +22 3 £42,500 +13.33%
West Yorkshire +11 3 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Cheadle +1 3 £21,000 +2.43%
Luton - 3 £42,500 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £42,500 -
City of London +31 2 £50,000 -16.66% 1
West Midlands +25 2 £24,500 -42.35%
York +18 2 £30,000 -20.00%
South West +18 2 £34,750 -
Scotland +9 2 £40,000 - 1
Bradford +2 2 £42,500 -15.00%
Bristol +1 2 £34,750 -
Birmingham +16 1 - -
Glasgow +10 1 £35,000 - 1
Edinburgh +7 1 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £55,000 -
Solihull - 1 £24,500 -
Salford - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £55,000 -
Halifax - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, 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 78 (100.00%) Validation
2 30 (38.46%) SQL
3 26 (33.33%) QA
4 24 (30.77%) Functional Testing
5 21 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (24.36%) Analytics
7 17 (21.79%) Degree
7 17 (21.79%) Automated Testing
8 16 (20.51%) Data Analysis
8 16 (20.51%) Data Quality
8 16 (20.51%) Finance
8 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
9 15 (19.23%) Performance Testing
9 15 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (17.95%) Computer Science
11 13 (16.67%) Regression Testing
12 12 (15.38%) Software Testing
13 11 (14.10%) Project Management
13 11 (14.10%) Defect Management
14 10 (12.82%) Test Strategy
14 10 (12.82%) Mobile App
15 9 (11.54%) Manual Testing
15 9 (11.54%) C#
15 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
15 9 (11.54%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (11.54%) B2B
15 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
16 8 (10.26%) B2C
16 8 (10.26%) JavaScript

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 3 (3.85%) Apache Spark
1 3 (3.85%) SAS
2 2 (2.56%) Confluence
3 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.28%) PowerExchange
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.56%) SPSS
2 2 (2.56%) Stata
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.28%) FinancialForce.com
2 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) BGP
1 3 (3.85%) OSPF
1 3 (3.85%) SNMP
1 3 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.41%) Big Data
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.85%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.85%) MySQL
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.56%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (2.56%) Power BI
4 2 (2.56%) QlikView
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.26%) Selenium
3 7 (8.97%) WebDriver
4 6 (7.69%) AppVeyor
4 6 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.56%) Appium
5 2 (2.56%) JIRA
6 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.28%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.28%) Subversion
6 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (20.51%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.28%) Legal
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (43.59%) Analyst
2 11 (14.10%) QA Analyst
3 9 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (11.54%) Tester
4 7 (8.97%) Data Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Test Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Automation Tester
6 5 (6.41%) Data Manager
6 5 (6.41%) Implementation Specialist
6 5 (6.41%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Senior QA Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Systems Support
7 4 (5.13%) Data Governance Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Data Governance Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Governance Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) .NET
1 8 (10.26%) RESTful
2 6 (7.69%) WPF
3 4 (5.13%) EDI
4 3 (3.85%) XML
5 2 (2.56%) CSS
5 2 (2.56%) HTML
5 2 (2.56%) JSON
5 2 (2.56%) Visualforce
6 1 (1.28%) Ajax
6 1 (1.28%) COM
6 1 (1.28%) CSS3
6 1 (1.28%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.28%) HTML5
6 1 (1.28%) jQuery
6 1 (1.28%) MDX
6 1 (1.28%) REST
6 1 (1.28%) RSS
6 1 (1.28%) SOAP
6 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (17.95%) Computer Science
3 10 (12.82%) Mobile App
4 8 (10.26%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (8.97%) User Experience
6 6 (7.69%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.85%) Wiki
8 2 (2.56%) Credit Risk
8 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.56%) Fintech
8 2 (2.56%) Reinsurance
9 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.28%) iPad
9 1 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (1.28%) PACS
9 1 (1.28%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) Linux
2 2 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (100.00%) Validation
2 24 (30.77%) Functional Testing
3 21 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (24.36%) Analytics
5 17 (21.79%) Automated Testing
6 16 (20.51%) Data Analysis
7 15 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (19.23%) Performance Testing
8 13 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 12 (15.38%) Software Testing
10 11 (14.10%) Defect Management
10 11 (14.10%) Project Management
11 10 (12.82%) Test Strategy
12 9 (11.54%) B2B
12 9 (11.54%) Manual Testing
13 8 (10.26%) B2C
13 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (10.26%) Mobile Application Development
13 8 (10.26%) Release Management
13 8 (10.26%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 30 (38.46%) SQL
2 9 (11.54%) C#
3 8 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.69%) VBA
5 4 (5.13%) Python
6 3 (3.85%) Java
7 2 (2.56%) Apex Code
7 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.56%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.56%) R
8 1 (1.28%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.28%) C
8 1 (1.28%) C++
8 1 (1.28%) PHP
8 1 (1.28%) SOQL
8 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (21.79%) Degree
2 8 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.97%) ISEB
4 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.28%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (33.33%) QA
2 16 (20.51%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.85%) SLA
4 1 (1.28%) GDPR
Vendors
1 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
1 9 (11.54%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (5.13%) Tableau
3 3 (3.85%) Cisco
3 3 (3.85%) Extreme Networks
3 3 (3.85%) Juniper
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle
4 2 (2.56%) Alteryx
4 2 (2.56%) Splunk
4 2 (2.56%) Sun
5 1 (1.28%) Actimize
5 1 (1.28%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.28%) Google
5 1 (1.28%) HP
5 1 (1.28%) Informatica
5 1 (1.28%) Marketo
5 1 (1.28%) Remedy
5 1 (1.28%) SAP
5 1 (1.28%) Siebel
5 1 (1.28%) Sitecore
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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