The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 75 74 76
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Validation 31 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.24% 1.39% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 1.67% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 23 0 10
Average salary £45,000 - £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 - £36,100
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
Validation
Buckinghamshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1174 958 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 84.70% 82.94% 76.96%
Number of salaries quoted 954 687 620
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Validation
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Validation Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

Validation
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 39 (73.58%) Finance
2 27 (50.94%) Data Validation
3 25 (47.17%) SAS
4 24 (45.28%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (41.51%) Java
6 20 (37.74%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (35.85%) Management Information System
7 19 (35.85%) C#
7 19 (35.85%) C++
8 18 (33.96%) C
8 18 (33.96%) Base SAS
8 18 (33.96%) Business Analysis
9 17 (32.08%) Spreadsheet
10 15 (28.30%) Reference Data
10 15 (28.30%) Data Analysis
10 15 (28.30%) Service Delivery
11 14 (26.42%) Data Management
11 14 (26.42%) Data Integration
12 12 (22.64%) Data Quality
13 11 (20.75%) Retail
13 11 (20.75%) SQL
14 10 (18.87%) Risk Management
15 9 (16.98%) ITIL
15 9 (16.98%) Release Management
16 8 (15.09%) Atlassian
16 8 (15.09%) Degree
16 8 (15.09%) Test Management
16 8 (15.09%) SCCM
16 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
16 8 (15.09%) HP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 25 (47.17%) SAS
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (32.08%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
3 5 (9.43%) MS Office
4 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Summit
2 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (45.28%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (33.96%) Base SAS
3 4 (7.55%) MS Access
4 1 (1.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) JIRA
2 3 (5.66%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.89%) Toad
General
1 39 (73.58%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Retail
3 4 (7.55%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Data Manager
2 9 (16.98%) Project Manager
2 9 (16.98%) Integration Manager
3 8 (15.09%) Test Manager
4 7 (13.21%) Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Service Manager
5 6 (11.32%) Data Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Environment Manager
5 6 (11.32%) Test Environment Manager
6 5 (9.43%) Financial Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Data Quality Manager
6 5 (9.43%) Service Desk Manager
6 5 (9.43%) Quality Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Service Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Technical Support
9 2 (3.77%) Technical Support Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Technical Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Support Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (35.85%) Management Information System
3 15 (28.30%) Reference Data
4 14 (26.42%) Data Integration
5 4 (7.55%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) Data Validation
2 18 (33.96%) Business Analysis
3 15 (28.30%) Service Delivery
3 15 (28.30%) Data Analysis
4 14 (26.42%) Data Management
5 10 (18.87%) Risk Management
6 9 (16.98%) ITIL
6 9 (16.98%) Release Management
7 8 (15.09%) Test Management
7 8 (15.09%) Project Management
7 8 (15.09%) Quality Management
8 6 (11.32%) People Management
9 5 (9.43%) Line Management
10 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.55%) ETL
11 3 (5.66%) Change Management
11 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
11 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
11 3 (5.66%) Test Strategy
12 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) Java
2 19 (35.85%) C#
2 19 (35.85%) C++
3 18 (33.96%) C
4 11 (20.75%) SQL
5 1 (1.89%) VB
5 1 (1.89%) VBA
5 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
2 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.64%) Data Quality
2 4 (7.55%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) HP
1 8 (15.09%) BEA
1 8 (15.09%) Atlassian
2 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.32%) Computacenter
4 3 (5.66%) McAfee
4 3 (5.66%) F5
4 3 (5.66%) Symbian
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle
4 3 (5.66%) EMC
5 1 (1.89%) BMC
5 1 (1.89%) Remedy
5 1 (1.89%) SAP