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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 110 123 126
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Permanent jobs citing Validation 27 9 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.13% 0.44% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.58% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 20 5 28
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,200 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £51,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
1909 1562 2134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 79.71% 75.90% 74.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1549 1206 1704
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 - 14 £47,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £28,000 -
Welwyn Garden City +11 2 £40,000 -30.43%
St Albans - 1 £45,000 -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 26 (39.39%) SQL
2 25 (37.88%) Degree
3 21 (31.82%) Finance
4 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
4 13 (19.70%) PRINCE2
5 12 (18.18%) Oracle
5 12 (18.18%) Java
5 12 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 11 (16.67%) Service Management
7 10 (15.15%) Software Testing
7 10 (15.15%) CRM
7 10 (15.15%) Test Scripting
7 10 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared
8 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 9 (13.64%) HTML
8 9 (13.64%) Windows
8 9 (13.64%) Data Analysis
8 9 (13.64%) Telecoms
9 8 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (12.12%) CIMA
9 8 (12.12%) Retail
9 8 (12.12%) Billing
9 8 (12.12%) VMware
9 8 (12.12%) UNIX
9 8 (12.12%) Business Objects
9 8 (12.12%) J2EE
9 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
9 8 (12.12%) Data Cleansing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.03%) Documentum
2 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.03%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.52%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.52%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (7.58%) Internet
3 3 (4.55%) Wireless
4 2 (3.03%) NFC
5 1 (1.52%) CDMA
5 1 (1.52%) TDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.12%) BusinessObjects XI
3 6 (9.09%) Cognos Impromptu
3 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.58%) MySQL
4 5 (7.58%) Data Mining
5 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Rational Rose
2 3 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (1.52%) Selenium
3 1 (1.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 8 (12.12%) Retail
3 8 (12.12%) Billing
4 7 (10.61%) Banking
5 4 (6.06%) Manufacturing
6 3 (4.55%) Marketing
6 3 (4.55%) Automotive
7 2 (3.03%) Advertising
8 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Analyst
2 12 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) Developer
4 9 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Data Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 6 (9.09%) Data Centre Technician
7 5 (7.58%) Business Data Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) MIS Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Test Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Web Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Software Test Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) VMware Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) HTML
2 8 (12.12%) J2EE
3 6 (9.09%) HTML5
4 4 (6.06%) Spring
4 4 (6.06%) CSS
5 3 (4.55%) jQuery
5 3 (4.55%) Semantic HTML
5 3 (4.55%) CSS3
5 3 (4.55%) Struts2
5 3 (4.55%) XHTML
5 3 (4.55%) XSL
5 3 (4.55%) DHTML
5 3 (4.55%) Struts
5 3 (4.55%) Ajax
6 2 (3.03%) XML
6 2 (3.03%) XSLT
6 2 (3.03%) Middleware
6 2 (3.03%) Drools
7 1 (1.52%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.52%) Apache FOP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.55%) W3C
3 2 (3.03%) Smartcard
3 2 (3.03%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.52%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.52%) EFT
4 1 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Windows
2 8 (12.12%) UNIX
3 6 (9.09%) Linux
4 4 (6.06%) HPUX
5 3 (4.55%) Solaris
5 3 (4.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) PRINCE2
2 12 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (16.67%) Service Management
4 10 (15.15%) Software Testing
4 10 (15.15%) CRM
4 10 (15.15%) Test Scripting
4 10 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (13.64%) Data Analysis
6 8 (12.12%) Data Cleansing
6 8 (12.12%) Analytics
7 7 (10.61%) Network Management
7 7 (10.61%) UML
7 7 (10.61%) Change Management
8 6 (9.09%) ITIL
9 5 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.58%) Data Validation
9 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (7.58%) Quality Management
10 4 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (6.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (39.39%) SQL
2 12 (18.18%) Java
3 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.06%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.06%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.03%) C
6 2 (3.03%) C++
6 2 (3.03%) Embedded C
6 2 (3.03%) Embedded C++
6 2 (3.03%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 25 (37.88%) Degree
2 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 8 (12.12%) CIMA
5 6 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 6 (9.09%) CIPD
6 5 (7.58%) ISEB
7 1 (1.52%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) QA
2 4 (6.06%) GMP
3 2 (3.03%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (6.06%) SCCM
2 1 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Oracle
2 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.12%) VMware
3 8 (12.12%) Business Objects
4 5 (7.58%) SolarWinds
5 3 (4.55%) Cisco
5 3 (4.55%) IBM
5 3 (4.55%) HP
5 3 (4.55%) Dell
5 3 (4.55%) EMC
5 3 (4.55%) Juniper
5 3 (4.55%) Hitachi
5 3 (4.55%) Sybase
5 3 (4.55%) Symantec
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix
6 1 (1.52%) SAP
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: £40,000 - 45,000 per year plus comprehensive flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 8 days ago
Bushey, Hertfordshire
The Payroll SIte
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago