The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 89 66 64
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -2
Permanent jobs citing Validation 7 29 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.70% 2.71% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 3.35% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7 23 16
Average salary £35,000 £44,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.45% +13.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £54,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
831 866 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.35% 80.93% 79.28%
Number of salaries quoted 687 745 552
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Validation
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Kent region.

Validation Salary Trend in Kent

Validation
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Kent

Validation
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Folkestone -8 1 £37,500 -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 9 (56.25%) Degree
3 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (43.75%) Project Management
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) UML
4 7 (43.75%) Business Analysis
4 7 (43.75%) Web Development
4 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (43.75%) Workflow
4 7 (43.75%) Use Case
4 7 (43.75%) Product Management
4 7 (43.75%) Requirements Engineering
5 6 (37.50%) T-SQL
6 5 (31.25%) OLAP
6 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (31.25%) .NET
6 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 5 (31.25%) Data Validation
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (25.00%) MDX
7 4 (25.00%) Time Management
7 4 (25.00%) Visualisation
7 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (25.00%) C#
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) OLAP
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.25%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Server Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Junior DBA
7 1 (6.25%) Graduate
7 1 (6.25%) Junior
7 1 (6.25%) DBA
7 1 (6.25%) Administrator
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) MDX
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.25%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) UML
1 7 (43.75%) Project Management
1 7 (43.75%) Workflow
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) Web Development
1 7 (43.75%) Use Case
1 7 (43.75%) Business Analysis
1 7 (43.75%) Product Management
1 7 (43.75%) Requirements Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (31.25%) Data Validation
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) QMS
5 1 (6.25%) CAPA
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GMP
1 1 (6.25%) MiFID
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) FATCA
1 1 (6.25%) EMIR
1 1 (6.25%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Hyperion
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Business Objects