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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 31 42 30
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Permanent jobs citing Validation 6 2 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.79% 0.74% 5.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 0.87% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 16
Average salary £44,000 £43,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £36,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £41,717
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +0.67%
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
178 230 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 82.79% 85.19% 87.71%
Number of salaries quoted 154 159 243
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) Use Case
2 6 (75.00%) UML
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
3 5 (62.50%) Informatica
3 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Marketing
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Data Analysis
3 5 (62.50%) Data Validation
3 5 (62.50%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (62.50%) Data Quality
3 5 (62.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (62.50%) Talend
4 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (50.00%) Rally
4 4 (50.00%) Customer Insight
4 4 (50.00%) Dutch Language
4 4 (50.00%) French Language
4 4 (50.00%) German Language
4 4 (50.00%) CRM
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) ISEB
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) MS Office
6 2 (25.00%) Advertising
6 2 (25.00%) BPMN
7 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (12.50%) VectorCAST
General
1 5 (62.50%) Marketing
2 4 (50.00%) Dutch Language
2 4 (50.00%) French Language
2 4 (50.00%) German Language
3 2 (25.00%) Advertising
4 1 (12.50%) Electronics
4 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Data Analyst
3 4 (50.00%) CRM Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Customer Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Use Case
2 6 (75.00%) UML
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Data Analysis
3 5 (62.50%) Data Validation
3 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
3 5 (62.50%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (62.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (50.00%) CRM
4 4 (50.00%) Customer Insight
5 2 (25.00%) BPMN
6 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 1 (12.50%) OO
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Ada
2 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (12.50%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Informatica
1 5 (62.50%) Talend
2 4 (50.00%) Rally
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft