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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 130 120 84
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -36
Permanent jobs citing Validation 18 32 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.75% 1.25% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.56% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 12 22 21
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1921 2052 1815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 80.01% 79.91% 80.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1571 1691 1379
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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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
Welwyn Garden City -11 3 - - 1
Watford -12 3 £73,750 +55.26%
Stevenage - 3 £42,500 - 2
Hemel Hempstead -20 1 £57,500 +109.09%
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (33.96%) Windows
1 18 (33.96%) MS Excel
2 15 (28.30%) SQL
3 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
3 14 (26.42%) Retail
3 14 (26.42%) ISTQB
4 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (18.87%) Oracle
5 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (16.98%) Degree
6 9 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (16.98%) SDLC
6 9 (16.98%) Java
7 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
7 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
7 8 (15.09%) J2EE
7 8 (15.09%) ITIL
7 8 (15.09%) Cisco
7 8 (15.09%) ISEB
7 8 (15.09%) Software Testing
7 8 (15.09%) Spring
7 8 (15.09%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (15.09%) Telecoms
7 8 (15.09%) Finance
7 8 (15.09%) Scrum
7 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (15.09%) QMS
8 7 (13.21%) SCCM
8 7 (13.21%) Retail Banking

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (33.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.32%) MS Office
3 2 (3.77%) Simulink
3 2 (3.77%) Stateflow
4 1 (1.89%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.89%) PTC Creo
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) LAN
1 5 (9.43%) VoIP
1 5 (9.43%) WAN
1 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
1 5 (9.43%) SAN
1 5 (9.43%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) Network Security
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.89%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.89%) MSI
1 1 (1.89%) Selenium
1 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (26.42%) Retail
2 8 (15.09%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.09%) Finance
3 7 (13.21%) Retail Banking
3 7 (13.21%) Banking
4 4 (7.55%) Marketing
4 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
6 2 (3.77%) Electronics
7 1 (1.89%) French Language
7 1 (1.89%) Legal
7 1 (1.89%) Front Office
7 1 (1.89%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Analyst
2 14 (26.42%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Java Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Software Test Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) IT Support
7 4 (7.55%) Senior IT Support
8 3 (5.66%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Tester
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Software Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.66%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.77%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Architect
9 2 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) J2EE
1 8 (15.09%) Spring
2 5 (9.43%) Spring MVC
3 3 (5.66%) Struts2
3 3 (5.66%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Handset
4 1 (1.89%) VHDL
4 1 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.89%) SCADA
4 1 (1.89%) Physics
4 1 (1.89%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.96%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Android
2 6 (11.32%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.77%) UNIX
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.77%) AIX
3 2 (3.77%) HPUX
3 2 (3.77%) Solaris
4 1 (1.89%) Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (16.98%) SDLC
4 8 (15.09%) QMS
4 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (15.09%) Knowledge Management
4 8 (15.09%) Software Testing
4 8 (15.09%) ITIL
4 8 (15.09%) Scrum
5 6 (11.32%) Change Management
5 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
5 6 (11.32%) Data Validation
6 5 (9.43%) Information Management
6 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (9.43%) MVC
7 4 (7.55%) Line Management
8 3 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.66%) Migration
8 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) SQL
2 9 (16.98%) Java
3 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.55%) C#
5 3 (5.66%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.77%) C
6 2 (3.77%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.89%) C++
7 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.89%) PHP
7 1 (1.89%) VB
7 1 (1.89%) Python
7 1 (1.89%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) ISTQB
2 9 (16.98%) Degree
3 8 (15.09%) ISEB
4 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (11.32%) MCP
4 6 (11.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (9.43%) MCSE
5 5 (9.43%) MCSA
6 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.89%) PhD
7 1 (1.89%) HNC
7 1 (1.89%) HND
7 1 (1.89%) MCDST
7 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 5 (9.43%) GMP
2 4 (7.55%) SLA
2 4 (7.55%) QA
3 2 (3.77%) GAMP
4 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.89%) IEC 61508
4 1 (1.89%) DO-178B
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (13.21%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) Oracle
3 8 (15.09%) Cisco
4 5 (9.43%) Citrix
4 5 (9.43%) Lotus
5 3 (5.66%) Juniper
5 3 (5.66%) HP
5 3 (5.66%) VMware
6 2 (3.77%) Dell
6 2 (3.77%) EMC
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
6 2 (3.77%) Sybase
6 2 (3.77%) SAP
6 2 (3.77%) Hitachi
6 2 (3.77%) Symantec
7 1 (1.89%) MathWorks
7 1 (1.89%) QNX
7 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.89%) BMC
7 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Airbus
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Fully flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 8 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Fully flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 12 days ago