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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 45 37 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Permanent jobs citing Validation 7 19 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.76% 4.68% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 5.28% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 3
Average salary £46,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
341 360 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 85.68% 88.67% 82.34%
Number of salaries quoted 249 322 291
Average salary £46,000 £46,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £36,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) PL/SQL
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
1 7 (77.78%) J2EE
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
1 7 (77.78%) Struts
1 7 (77.78%) Spring
1 7 (77.78%) Marketing
1 7 (77.78%) QMS
1 7 (77.78%) Struts2
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) FMECA
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Avaya
2 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
2 1 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

General
1 7 (77.78%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
1 7 (77.78%) Java Developer
1 7 (77.78%) J2EE Developer
1 7 (77.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Java Software Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Web Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) J2EE
1 7 (77.78%) Struts
1 7 (77.78%) Spring
1 7 (77.78%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) QMS
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security
2 1 (11.11%) FMECA
2 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) PL/SQL
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Avaya