The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 87 82 88
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Validation 12 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.00% 0.97% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.23% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 7
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
965 811 735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.75% 78.28% 73.57%
Number of salaries quoted 804 740 652
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Validation Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Validation
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -10 3 £48,500 +49.23%
Dunstable - 3 £37,500 -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 11 (39.29%) SQL
1 11 (39.29%) Degree
2 7 (25.00%) QA
2 7 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (25.00%) EMC
2 7 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 7 (25.00%) Military
3 6 (21.43%) Finance
3 6 (21.43%) Oracle
4 5 (17.86%) XML
4 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
4 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
5 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 4 (14.29%) Data Validation
5 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Data Governance
5 4 (14.29%) Data Quality
5 4 (14.29%) Change Management
5 4 (14.29%) Migration
5 4 (14.29%) CMS
5 4 (14.29%) Statistics
5 4 (14.29%) ITIL
5 4 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.71%) XSD
6 3 (10.71%) Maven

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.29%) CMS
2 2 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Retail-J
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) DataStage
2 2 (7.14%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (10.71%) Maven
2 3 (10.71%) Subversion
2 3 (10.71%) Ant
2 3 (10.71%) Gradle
2 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (3.57%) VectorCAST
General
1 7 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 7 (25.00%) Military
2 6 (21.43%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
4 2 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Systems Test Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Integration Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Configuration Manager
6 3 (10.71%) Release Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Build and Release Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) DBA
7 2 (7.14%) Administrator
7 2 (7.14%) Database Architect
7 2 (7.14%) Architect
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) EMC Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Principal Software Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) EMC Test Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) XML
2 3 (10.71%) XSD
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.29%) Statistics
3 2 (7.14%) Replication
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
1 2 (7.14%) SUSE
1 2 (7.14%) UNIX
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) VxWorks
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
2 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Data Validation
2 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (14.29%) Data Governance
2 4 (14.29%) Change Management
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.14%) Time Management
4 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.57%) CAD
5 1 (3.57%) UML
5 1 (3.57%) OO
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.57%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.57%) Ada
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (14.29%) Data Quality
3 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (3.57%) GxP
4 1 (3.57%) DO-178B
4 1 (3.57%) DO-160
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Statspack
1 2 (7.14%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) EMC
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
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