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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 115 110 102
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 27 24 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.34% 1.13% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.49% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 18 20 38
Average salary £43,250 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.88% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £52,500 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
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
1565 1613 1991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.59% 75.69% 78.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1226 1667
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 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -2 8 £46,000 +53.33% 1
Hitchin - 4 - - 1
Stevenage +21 3 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
St Albans -17 2 £44,000 - 2
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 16 (30.19%) Oracle
2 15 (28.30%) MS Excel
2 15 (28.30%) Degree
3 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (24.53%) SQL
5 12 (22.64%) Java
5 12 (22.64%) Finance
6 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
6 11 (20.75%) C#
6 11 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (18.87%) Configuration Management
7 10 (18.87%) .NET
7 10 (18.87%) ITIL
7 10 (18.87%) Change Management
7 10 (18.87%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (16.98%) Retail
8 9 (16.98%) ISTQB
8 9 (16.98%) Windows
8 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
8 9 (16.98%) SCCM
8 9 (16.98%) Data Validation
9 8 (15.09%) ISO 9001
9 8 (15.09%) Incident Management
9 8 (15.09%) Management Information System
10 7 (13.21%) Banking
10 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
10 7 (13.21%) WAN
10 7 (13.21%) LAN
10 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
10 7 (13.21%) Citrix

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 15 (28.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) SaaS
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) WAN
1 7 (13.21%) LAN
1 7 (13.21%) SAN
2 5 (9.43%) 2G
2 5 (9.43%) 3G
2 5 (9.43%) LTE
2 5 (9.43%) 4G
2 5 (9.43%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.77%) Internet
4 2 (3.77%) VoIP
4 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) BusinessObjects XI
3 4 (7.55%) MySQL
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 9 (16.98%) Retail
3 7 (13.21%) Banking
4 5 (9.43%) Games
4 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
4 5 (9.43%) Retail Banking
5 4 (7.55%) Electronics
5 4 (7.55%) Billing
6 2 (3.77%) Marketing
7 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.89%) Front Office
7 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Analyst
2 11 (20.75%) Test Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Data Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Software Test Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Development Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Leader
6 4 (7.55%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) IT Support
8 2 (3.77%) Senior IT Support
8 2 (3.77%) Tester
8 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Change Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) J2EE
3 5 (9.43%) Ajax
3 5 (9.43%) HTML
3 5 (9.43%) Web Services
3 5 (9.43%) Classic ASP
3 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.43%) CSS
3 5 (9.43%) jQuery
4 4 (7.55%) Spring
5 2 (3.77%) Struts2
5 2 (3.77%) Struts
5 2 (3.77%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.32%) Data Integration
3 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Physics
4 1 (1.89%) Handset
4 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) UNIX
3 3 (5.66%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Android
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (18.87%) Configuration Management
3 10 (18.87%) ITIL
3 10 (18.87%) Change Management
3 10 (18.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (16.98%) Data Validation
5 8 (15.09%) Incident Management
6 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
6 7 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (13.21%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (11.32%) Data Cleansing
7 6 (11.32%) Data Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) Service Management
8 5 (9.43%) Process Management
8 5 (9.43%) Scrum
8 5 (9.43%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (9.43%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) Matrix Management
8 5 (9.43%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 12 (22.64%) Java
3 11 (20.75%) C#
4 5 (9.43%) VB6
4 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
4 5 (9.43%) VB
5 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) VBA
6 1 (1.89%) C
6 1 (1.89%) C++
6 1 (1.89%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Degree
2 9 (16.98%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.43%) ISEB
3 5 (9.43%) VCP4
4 4 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.55%) PhD
5 3 (5.66%) MCP
5 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) MCSE
6 2 (3.77%) MCSA
7 1 (1.89%) MCDST
7 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) ISO 9001
2 5 (9.43%) Data Quality
3 4 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.77%) SLA
4 2 (3.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (3.77%) GMP
4 2 (3.77%) QA
5 1 (1.89%) IEC 61508
5 1 (1.89%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) vSphere
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) SCCM
2 5 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Oracle
2 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
3 7 (13.21%) Citrix
3 7 (13.21%) Lotus
3 7 (13.21%) Cisco
4 6 (11.32%) Business Objects
5 4 (7.55%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.89%) VMware
6 1 (1.89%) QNX
6 1 (1.89%) Becrypt
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Arrows Group
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
LV=
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £28,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 21 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago