The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 34 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Validation 8 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 3.94% - 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.06% - 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,337 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +3.75%
Validation
London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Croydon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
158 249 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 77.83% 84.98% 77.47%
Number of salaries quoted 133 203 279
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Validation
Salary Trend in Croydon

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

Validation Salary Trend in Croydon

Validation
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 (78.57%) Automated Testing
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (57.14%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) Marketing
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) B2B
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Customer Insight
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) C
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) C++
3 3 (21.43%) Embedded C
3 3 (21.43%) Embedded C++
3 3 (21.43%) QA
3 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
3 3 (21.43%) Device Driver
3 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 3 (21.43%) Waterfall

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Croydon 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.

General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
2 3 (21.43%) C++ Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Software Developer
2 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) C++ Software Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior C++ Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Embedded Software Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Embedded C Developer
2 3 (21.43%) C Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior C Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Embedded C Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Automated Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 3 (21.43%) Customer Insight
3 3 (21.43%) B2B
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C
1 3 (21.43%) C#
1 3 (21.43%) C++
1 3 (21.43%) Embedded C
1 3 (21.43%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
1 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
1 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft