The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 90 93 82
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Permanent jobs citing Validation 12 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.04% 0.19% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.25% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 7
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,000 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £44,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
915 814 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.15% 76.86% 74.27%
Number of salaries quoted 773 741 606
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Validation
East of England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Dunstable - 3 £37,500 -
Luton - 3 £48,500 -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (52.50%) Degree
2 20 (50.00%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) Finance
4 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 10 (25.00%) Oracle
5 9 (22.50%) Computer Science
6 8 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 8 (20.00%) Statistics
6 8 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 8 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (20.00%) Migration
7 7 (17.50%) Military
7 7 (17.50%) Manufacturing
7 7 (17.50%) EMC
7 7 (17.50%) QA
7 7 (17.50%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (15.00%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (15.00%) Oracle Statspack
8 6 (15.00%) Data Guard
8 6 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (15.00%) Data Validation
8 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
8 6 (15.00%) Linux
8 6 (15.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (15.00%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (15.00%) SUSE
8 6 (15.00%) Replication
9 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.50%) XML

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (10.00%) CMS
2 2 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Retail-J
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.50%) Data Mining
4 2 (5.00%) DataStage
4 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (7.50%) Ant
2 3 (7.50%) Subversion
2 3 (7.50%) Maven
2 3 (7.50%) Gradle
2 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) VectorCAST
3 1 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Manufacturing
2 7 (17.50%) Military
3 3 (7.50%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Back Office
5 1 (2.50%) Electronics
5 1 (2.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Operations Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Test Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Systems Test Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) DBA
4 6 (15.00%) Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) Configuration Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Data Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Release Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Build and Release Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Database Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Principal Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Principal Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) EMC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) XML
2 3 (7.50%) XSD
3 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Computer Science
2 8 (20.00%) Statistics
3 6 (15.00%) Replication
4 3 (7.50%) NHS
5 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.50%) Informatics
6 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Linux
1 6 (15.00%) SUSE
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle Linux
2 2 (5.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 8 (20.00%) Migration
2 8 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 6 (15.00%) Data Validation
4 4 (10.00%) Data Governance
4 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (10.00%) Change Management
4 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.00%) ITIL
5 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.50%) Time Management
5 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Financial Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.00%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.50%) CAD
7 1 (2.50%) UML
7 1 (2.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.00%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) C++
4 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.50%) VBA
4 1 (2.50%) Ada
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) QA
2 6 (15.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (10.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.50%) GxP
4 1 (2.50%) DO-178B
4 1 (2.50%) DO-160
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle Statspack
1 6 (15.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Oracle
2 7 (17.50%) EMC
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.50%) iSOFT