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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 123 120 127
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 23 24 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.95% 1.03% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.27% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 4
Average salary £43,000 £35,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.85% -7.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £27,500 £31,650
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £49,750 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +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
1988 1887 1540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 81.74% 81.16% 76.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1709 1535 1206
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 £70,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Welwyn Garden City 0 4 - -
Watford -23 3 £73,750 +110.71%
Hitchin - 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead +1 2 £21,500 -23.21% 2
Rickmansworth - 1 £40,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £42,500 -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 19 (35.85%) SQL
2 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) ISTQB
3 15 (28.30%) Windows
4 13 (24.53%) Finance
4 13 (24.53%) Retail
4 13 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (22.64%) Degree
5 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
5 12 (22.64%) ISEB
6 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
7 10 (18.87%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (16.98%) Oracle
8 9 (16.98%) Telecoms
8 9 (16.98%) Scrum
9 7 (13.21%) Manufacturing
9 7 (13.21%) Electronics
9 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
9 7 (13.21%) UNIX
9 7 (13.21%) T-SQL
9 7 (13.21%) Java
9 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
9 7 (13.21%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (13.21%) SDLC
9 7 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (11.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (11.32%) Line Management
10 6 (11.32%) Banking
10 6 (11.32%) Retail Banking

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.55%) 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
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) BASE24
1 2 (3.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
2 2 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
1 4 (7.55%) Internet
1 4 (7.55%) VoIP
2 2 (3.77%) HTTP
3 1 (1.89%) Network Security
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.89%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.89%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.89%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
1 3 (5.66%) Selenium
2 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.77%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.77%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.77%) Toad
2 2 (3.77%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.77%) JMeter
2 2 (3.77%) Subversion
3 1 (1.89%) ERwin
3 1 (1.89%) MSI
3 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
1 13 (24.53%) Retail
2 9 (16.98%) Telecoms
3 7 (13.21%) Manufacturing
3 7 (13.21%) Electronics
4 6 (11.32%) Banking
4 6 (11.32%) Retail Banking
5 5 (9.43%) Marketing
6 3 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
7 2 (3.77%) Advertising
8 1 (1.89%) Military
8 1 (1.89%) Legal
8 1 (1.89%) French Language
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Analyst
2 15 (28.30%) Test Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Graduate
5 4 (7.55%) Tester
5 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Validation Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) IT Support
6 3 (5.66%) Senior IT Support
6 3 (5.66%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Software Test Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (3.77%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Release Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) J2EE
1 5 (9.43%) Spring
2 3 (5.66%) Spring MVC
3 2 (3.77%) Struts2
3 2 (3.77%) HTML
3 2 (3.77%) JSON
3 2 (3.77%) Struts
3 2 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.66%) VHDL
3 3 (5.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (3.77%) Verilog
4 2 (3.77%) NHS
4 2 (3.77%) ASIC
4 2 (3.77%) DTV
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (3.77%) SystemC
4 2 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.77%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.77%) Physics
5 1 (1.89%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.89%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.89%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) UNIX
3 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.55%) Android
5 3 (5.66%) AIX
5 3 (5.66%) HPUX
5 3 (5.66%) Solaris
6 2 (3.77%) Linux
7 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (16.98%) Scrum
3 7 (13.21%) Knowledge Management
3 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
3 7 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (13.21%) SDLC
4 6 (11.32%) Line Management
5 5 (9.43%) QMS
5 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.55%) Project Management
6 4 (7.55%) Migration
7 3 (5.66%) Information Management
7 3 (5.66%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.66%) BCP
7 3 (5.66%) ITIL
7 3 (5.66%) MVC
7 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.66%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) T-SQL
2 7 (13.21%) Java
3 3 (5.66%) C
3 3 (5.66%) Python
4 2 (3.77%) Tcl
4 2 (3.77%) MATLAB
4 2 (3.77%) Ruby
4 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.77%) C#
4 2 (3.77%) C++
4 2 (3.77%) Perl
5 1 (1.89%) PHP
5 1 (1.89%) VB
5 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) ISTQB
2 12 (22.64%) Degree
2 12 (22.64%) ISEB
3 6 (11.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.55%) MCP
5 4 (7.55%) MCSE
5 4 (7.55%) MCSA
6 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) CIMA
7 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.89%) PhD
8 1 (1.89%) HNC
8 1 (1.89%) HND
8 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 4 (7.55%) GMP
1 4 (7.55%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) SLA
3 2 (3.77%) GAMP
4 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.89%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.98%) Oracle
3 6 (11.32%) HP
4 4 (7.55%) SAP
4 4 (7.55%) Cisco
4 4 (7.55%) Juniper
4 4 (7.55%) VMware
5 3 (5.66%) Symantec
5 3 (5.66%) Hitachi
5 3 (5.66%) IBM
5 3 (5.66%) Sybase
5 3 (5.66%) Dell
5 3 (5.66%) EMC
5 3 (5.66%) Xilinx
5 3 (5.66%) Mentor Graphics
5 3 (5.66%) Altera
6 2 (3.77%) Lattice Semiconductor
6 2 (3.77%) Synopsys
6 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.77%) Cadence
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, plus Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £120000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago