The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 52 45 58
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Permanent jobs citing Validation 3 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.71% 1.42% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.85% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 4
Average salary £48,500 £32,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.23% -21.21%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
Bedfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
343 270 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 81.47% 76.70% 70.25%
Number of salaries quoted 252 237 254
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £28,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,750 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Validation
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Validation Salary Trend in Luton

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) QA
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (40.00%) Change Management
2 4 (40.00%) CMS
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Data Validation
2 4 (40.00%) Data Governance
2 4 (40.00%) Data Quality
3 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) Statistics
4 2 (20.00%) Back Office
4 2 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Statspack
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (10.00%) Relational Database

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 (40.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (10.00%) DataStage
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Manager
1 4 (40.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Database Architect
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) SUSE
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Data Validation
1 4 (40.00%) Data Governance
2 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
1 4 (40.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Statspack
1 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle