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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 81 78 87
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Validation 3 16 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.33% 1.61% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 1.90% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 9
Average salary £52,500 £46,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.51% +8.82%
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.41% +3.75%
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
732 844 936
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.26% 84.99% 80.34%
Number of salaries quoted 655 742 865
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
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 December 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
Luton +10 3 £52,500 +50.00%
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 5 (62.50%) Service Delivery
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Metrics
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (37.50%) Back Office
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) Military
5 1 (12.50%) Information Security
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Avaya
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Back Office
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Military
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Change Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) EMC
2 1 (12.50%) Avaya