The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 76 67 78
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Permanent jobs citing Validation 14 15 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.13% 1.36% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.86% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 15
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £32,500 £25,928
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
972 807 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 78.14% 73.10% 81.84%
Number of salaries quoted 720 630 712
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 £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Validation
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Validation Salary Trend in Essex

Validation
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Essex

Validation
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Chelmsford -8 5 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Brentwood - 5 £45,000 -
Colchester -9 1 - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
3 5 (26.32%) MVC
3 5 (26.32%) Automotive
3 5 (26.32%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) J2EE
3 5 (26.32%) Struts
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) TDD
3 5 (26.32%) Document Management
3 5 (26.32%) Spring MVC
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 5 (26.32%) Spring
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (21.05%) Logical Data Model
4 4 (21.05%) Physical Data Model
4 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 4 (21.05%) Data Mart
4 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Data Integration
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
4 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
4 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (21.05%) Data Mart
2 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (26.32%) Automotive
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) UX Designer
3 3 (15.79%) Designer
3 3 (15.79%) Mid-Level Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Author
5 1 (5.26%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) J2EE
1 5 (26.32%) Struts
1 5 (26.32%) Spring
1 5 (26.32%) Spring MVC
2 3 (15.79%) JPA
2 3 (15.79%) JavaBeans
2 3 (15.79%) JSP
2 3 (15.79%) Servlets
3 2 (10.53%) OpenCL
3 2 (10.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Data Integration
3 3 (15.79%) Physics
3 3 (15.79%) User Experience
4 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.53%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
2 5 (26.32%) MVC
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) TDD
2 5 (26.32%) Document Management
2 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
3 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (21.05%) Logical Data Model
3 4 (21.05%) Physical Data Model
3 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
4 3 (15.79%) UX Design
5 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) VC++
3 2 (10.53%) XAML
3 2 (10.53%) C
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) HNC
2 1 (5.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) IEC 61508
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft