The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 106 73 85
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +12
Permanent jobs citing Validation 39 83 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.55% 3.14% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 4.04% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 29 63 50
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1865 2054 1931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.10% 77.66% 73.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1463 1699 1572
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Validation
East of England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford +4 21 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 11 £35,000 - 1
St Albans 0 4 - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 29 (59.18%) Degree
2 16 (32.65%) SQL
3 15 (30.61%) Software Engineering
3 15 (30.61%) Finance
4 14 (28.57%) Java
5 12 (24.49%) QA
6 11 (22.45%) C
7 10 (20.41%) UNIX
7 10 (20.41%) Linux
7 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
8 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
8 9 (18.37%) Oracle
9 8 (16.33%) OO
10 7 (14.29%) C++
10 7 (14.29%) Retail
10 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 7 (14.29%) Network Management
11 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
11 6 (12.24%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (12.24%) NFC
11 6 (12.24%) Windows
11 6 (12.24%) Embedded C
11 6 (12.24%) Embedded C++
11 6 (12.24%) HTML
11 6 (12.24%) Middleware
11 6 (12.24%) Smartcard
12 5 (10.20%) Internet
12 5 (10.20%) CRM
12 5 (10.20%) Data Mining

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4 (8.16%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (6.12%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.08%) Documentum
3 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.08%) Alfresco
3 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Doxygen
2 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.04%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) NFC
2 5 (10.20%) Internet
3 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (6.12%) Wireless
4 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Data Mining
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Cognos Impromptu
3 3 (6.12%) MySQL
3 3 (6.12%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) ClearCase
1 4 (8.16%) Eclipse
1 4 (8.16%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (8.16%) ClearQuest
1 4 (8.16%) Selenium
1 4 (8.16%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (8.16%) VectorCAST
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
3 7 (14.29%) Retail
4 5 (10.20%) Banking
5 4 (8.16%) Marketing
5 4 (8.16%) Avionics
5 4 (8.16%) Publishing
5 4 (8.16%) Aerospace
5 4 (8.16%) Automotive
6 3 (6.12%) Billing
7 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
8 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (2.04%) Electronics
8 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Software Engineer
2 6 (12.24%) Developer
2 6 (12.24%) Analyst
2 6 (12.24%) Java Developer
3 5 (10.20%) MIS Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Java Web Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Data Centre Technician
4 4 (8.16%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Web Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) IT Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Business Data Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) HTML
1 6 (12.24%) Middleware
2 4 (8.16%) Spring
2 4 (8.16%) Struts2
2 4 (8.16%) HTML5
2 4 (8.16%) J2EE
2 4 (8.16%) Struts
2 4 (8.16%) DHTML
3 2 (4.08%) XML
3 2 (4.08%) XSL
3 2 (4.08%) XSLT
3 2 (4.08%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Smartcard
1 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
1 6 (12.24%) Mobile Payment
2 4 (8.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (8.16%) ASIC
3 3 (6.12%) EPoS
3 3 (6.12%) EFTPOS
4 2 (4.08%) EFT
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) UNIX
1 10 (20.41%) Linux
2 6 (12.24%) Windows
3 5 (10.20%) HPUX
4 2 (4.08%) Solaris
4 2 (4.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Software Engineering
2 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
3 8 (16.33%) OO
4 7 (14.29%) Network Management
5 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
5 5 (10.20%) CRM
5 5 (10.20%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (8.16%) Service Management
6 4 (8.16%) Quality Management
6 4 (8.16%) OOD
6 4 (8.16%) ITIL
6 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.16%) UML
6 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.16%) QMS
6 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
6 4 (8.16%) Data Validation
6 4 (8.16%) Automation Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) Java
3 11 (22.45%) C
4 7 (14.29%) C++
5 6 (12.24%) Embedded C
5 6 (12.24%) Embedded C++
6 4 (8.16%) Tcl
6 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
6 4 (8.16%) Perl
6 4 (8.16%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.08%) XQuery
8 1 (2.04%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.04%) C#
8 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (59.18%) Degree
2 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.16%) CIPD
4 4 (8.16%) CIMA
5 1 (2.04%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) GMP
3 1 (2.04%) IEC 61508
3 1 (2.04%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Cygwin
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Oracle
2 5 (10.20%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) Citrix
3 3 (6.12%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.08%) Sybase
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) HP
4 2 (4.08%) Dell
4 2 (4.08%) EMC
4 2 (4.08%) Juniper
4 2 (4.08%) Hitachi
4 2 (4.08%) Symantec
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
Hertfordshire
CK Group
Salary: £25000 to £31000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Arqiva
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
FT Select
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus car and bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Tring, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago