The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 105 98 113
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Permanent jobs citing Validation 31 35 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.41% 1.53% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.93% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 22
Average salary £45,000 £48,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £32,500 £38,200
10% offered a salary of more than £66,200 £56,500 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
Validation
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1766 1816 1596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 80.05% 79.13% 79.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1387 1418
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Validation Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Validation
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
Milton Keynes -11 13 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Amersham - 5 - -
High Wycombe -8 1 £55,000 -
Aylesbury - 1 £35,000 -
Gerrards Cross - 1 £22,500 -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 22 (43.14%) Finance
2 17 (33.33%) SQL
3 15 (29.41%) Degree
4 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
4 14 (27.45%) Service Delivery
5 13 (25.49%) C#
6 12 (23.53%) Change Management
6 12 (23.53%) Data Validation
7 11 (21.57%) Business Analysis
7 11 (21.57%) Telecoms
8 9 (17.65%) Java
8 9 (17.65%) HP
8 9 (17.65%) SLA
9 8 (15.69%) .NET
9 8 (15.69%) MVC
9 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
9 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (13.73%) Release Management
10 7 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (13.73%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
10 7 (13.73%) Oracle
10 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
10 7 (13.73%) Web Services
10 7 (13.73%) XML
10 7 (13.73%) ITIL
10 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
11 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
12 5 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (9.80%) Test Planning

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 5 (9.80%) SAS
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
1 7 (13.73%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (9.80%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) 3G
1 2 (3.92%) RTP
1 2 (3.92%) 2G
1 2 (3.92%) Unified Communications
1 2 (3.92%) 4G
1 2 (3.92%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (9.80%) Base SAS
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (9.80%) LoadRunner
1 5 (9.80%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (5.88%) Bugzilla
2 3 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 22 (43.14%) Finance
2 11 (21.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.84%) Legal
3 4 (7.84%) Military
4 2 (3.92%) Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Service Manager
3 8 (15.69%) Architect
3 8 (15.69%) Services Delivery Manager
3 8 (15.69%) Delivery Manager
4 7 (13.73%) Database Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Database Architect
5 6 (11.76%) SQL Reporting Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Report Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Graduate
6 5 (9.80%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Test Manager
7 4 (7.84%) Data Manager
7 4 (7.84%) Contracts Manager
7 4 (7.84%) Vendor Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Technical Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Integration Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
2 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
2 7 (13.73%) Web Services
2 7 (13.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.80%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) UNIX
1 5 (9.80%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Service Delivery
2 12 (23.53%) Change Management
2 12 (23.53%) Data Validation
3 11 (21.57%) Business Analysis
4 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
4 8 (15.69%) MVC
5 7 (13.73%) ITIL
5 7 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (13.73%) Release Management
6 5 (9.80%) Problem Management
6 5 (9.80%) Supplier Management
6 5 (9.80%) Capacity Management
6 5 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (9.80%) Asset Management
6 5 (9.80%) Data Management
6 5 (9.80%) Logistics
6 5 (9.80%) Supply Chain Management
6 5 (9.80%) Test Planning
7 4 (7.84%) Coaching
7 4 (7.84%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) SQL
2 13 (25.49%) C#
3 9 (17.65%) Java
4 5 (9.80%) C
4 5 (9.80%) C++
5 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (29.41%) Degree
2 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) SLA
2 4 (7.84%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.92%) QA
4 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (7.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.65%) HP
3 7 (13.73%) Oracle
4 5 (9.80%) SAP
4 5 (9.80%) IBM
5 4 (7.84%) Atlassian
5 4 (7.84%) BEA
6 3 (5.88%) Symbian
7 1 (1.96%) BMC
7 1 (1.96%) Remedy
7 1 (1.96%) Computacenter
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