The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 113 105 75
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -30
Permanent jobs citing Validation 39 39 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.72% 1.57% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.10% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 27 29 62
Average salary £44,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1677 1858 2064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.78% 74.98% 79.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1337 1459 1709
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Validation Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Validation
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Watford -8 9 £46,000 +15.00%
Stevenage - 7 £42,500 -
St Albans -13 6 £44,000 -
Hitchin - 6 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead -33 1 £57,500 +64.28% 1
Borehamwood - 1 £26,500 -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 18 (31.03%) MS Excel
2 16 (27.59%) Windows
3 15 (25.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (24.14%) SQL
4 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
4 14 (24.14%) Retail
4 14 (24.14%) ISTQB
5 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (22.41%) Oracle
6 11 (18.97%) Degree
7 10 (17.24%) ITIL
7 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
7 10 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (15.52%) Change Management
8 9 (15.52%) Java
8 9 (15.52%) C#
8 9 (15.52%) SCCM
8 9 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (15.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (13.79%) Data Validation
9 8 (13.79%) QMS
9 8 (13.79%) Incident Management
9 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (13.79%) T-SQL
9 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
9 8 (13.79%) J2EE
9 8 (13.79%) Cisco
9 8 (13.79%) ISEB
9 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
9 8 (13.79%) Telecoms

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 18 (31.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.34%) MS Office
3 1 (1.72%) Simulink
3 1 (1.72%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Office 365
2 3 (5.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) LAN
1 7 (12.07%) WAN
1 7 (12.07%) SAN
2 5 (8.62%) LTE
2 5 (8.62%) 4G
2 5 (8.62%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.62%) VoIP
2 5 (8.62%) 3G
2 5 (8.62%) 2G
3 4 (6.90%) Internet
4 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.72%) Network Security
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.72%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.72%) MSI
1 1 (1.72%) Selenium
General
1 14 (24.14%) Retail
2 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.07%) Finance
3 7 (12.07%) Retail Banking
3 7 (12.07%) Banking
4 5 (8.62%) Games
4 5 (8.62%) Electronics
5 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.17%) Marketing
6 1 (1.72%) French Language
6 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.72%) Front Office
6 1 (1.72%) Back Office
6 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (43.10%) Analyst
2 14 (24.14%) Test Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Java Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Developer
4 7 (12.07%) Software Test Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Development Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) IT Support
7 4 (6.90%) Senior IT Support
8 3 (5.17%) QA Tester
8 3 (5.17%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.17%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Tester
9 2 (3.45%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) J2EE
1 8 (13.79%) Spring
2 5 (8.62%) Ajax
2 5 (8.62%) Spring MVC
2 5 (8.62%) jQuery
2 5 (8.62%) Classic ASP
2 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
2 5 (8.62%) CSS
2 5 (8.62%) HTML
2 5 (8.62%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) Web Services
3 3 (5.17%) Struts
3 3 (5.17%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) Handset
3 1 (1.72%) VHDL
3 1 (1.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.72%) Physics
3 1 (1.72%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.59%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
2 6 (10.34%) Android
3 5 (8.62%) UNIX
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.72%) Linux
5 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (17.24%) ITIL
3 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
4 9 (15.52%) Change Management
4 9 (15.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (13.79%) QMS
5 8 (13.79%) Data Validation
5 8 (13.79%) Scrum
5 8 (13.79%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (13.79%) Software Testing
5 8 (13.79%) Incident Management
6 5 (8.62%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (8.62%) Information Management
6 5 (8.62%) MVC
6 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.17%) Line Management
8 2 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) C#
2 9 (15.52%) Java
3 8 (13.79%) T-SQL
4 6 (10.34%) VB
4 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.62%) VB6
6 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.45%) C
8 1 (1.72%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) C++
8 1 (1.72%) VBA
8 1 (1.72%) Python
8 1 (1.72%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) ISTQB
2 11 (18.97%) Degree
3 8 (13.79%) ISEB
4 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (10.34%) MCP
5 5 (8.62%) MCSE
5 5 (8.62%) MCSA
6 4 (6.90%) PhD
7 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.72%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 5 (8.62%) GMP
2 4 (6.90%) ISO 9001
2 4 (6.90%) SLA
2 4 (6.90%) QA
3 1 (1.72%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.72%) DO-178B
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Firmware
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) SCCM
1 9 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.41%) Oracle
3 8 (13.79%) Cisco
4 7 (12.07%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) Lotus
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.72%) Juniper
6 1 (1.72%) BMC
6 1 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.72%) QNX
6 1 (1.72%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.72%) Xilinx
6 1 (1.72%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (1.72%) IronPort
6 1 (1.72%) Polycom
6 1 (1.72%) Altera
6 1 (1.72%) Becrypt
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays - Computacenter
Salary: Flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Flexible benefits
Posted: 7 days ago