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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 54 43 61
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.97% 1.67% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 2.11% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 3
Average salary £48,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.69% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £29,500 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £32,500 £44,500
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
342 285 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 83.01% 79.39% 73.79%
Number of salaries quoted 239 250 266
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 22 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Back Office
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Data Validation
3 2 (33.33%) CMS
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Governance
3 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (33.33%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Data Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
1 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle