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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 57 - 65
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Validation 13 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.42% - 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% - 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 1
Average salary £35,000 - £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
445 275 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 82.87% 75.34% 79.35%
Number of salaries quoted 306 200 186
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £67,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Validation
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Validation Salary Trend in Watford

Validation
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Watford region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Watford

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 13 (39.39%) Degree
3 9 (27.27%) Finance
3 9 (27.27%) UNIX
3 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 8 (24.24%) Oracle
5 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2
5 7 (21.21%) UML
5 7 (21.21%) Rational Rose
5 7 (21.21%) VMware
5 7 (21.21%) Change Management
5 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
5 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Network Management
6 6 (18.18%) Data Validation
6 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Banking
6 6 (18.18%) Quality Management
6 6 (18.18%) Linux
6 6 (18.18%) Java
7 5 (15.15%) J2EE
7 5 (15.15%) CRM
7 5 (15.15%) Data Mining
7 5 (15.15%) Shell Script
7 5 (15.15%) Retail
7 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
8 4 (12.12%) SCCM
8 4 (12.12%) vSphere

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 3 (9.09%) Photoshop
2 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Data Mining
1 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Rational Rose
2 3 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
3 1 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
3 5 (15.15%) Retail
4 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Business Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Architect
4 5 (15.15%) MIS Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) IT Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 3 (9.09%) VMware Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) VMware Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) J2EE
2 3 (9.09%) CSS
2 3 (9.09%) XHTML
2 3 (9.09%) Ajax
2 3 (9.09%) jQuery
2 3 (9.09%) HTML5
2 3 (9.09%) CSS3
2 3 (9.09%) Semantic HTML
2 3 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) W3C
3 1 (3.03%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.03%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) UNIX
2 6 (18.18%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 3 (9.09%) AIX
3 3 (9.09%) HPUX
3 3 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2
2 7 (21.21%) UML
2 7 (21.21%) Change Management
2 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (21.21%) Network Management
3 6 (18.18%) Quality Management
3 6 (18.18%) Data Validation
3 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.15%) CRM
5 3 (9.09%) BCP
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.09%) Web Development
5 3 (9.09%) Use Case
5 3 (9.09%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) Java
3 5 (15.15%) Shell Script
4 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) C
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.03%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) MBA
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) GMP
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Oracle
2 7 (21.21%) VMware
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.09%) HP
4 3 (9.09%) Dell
4 3 (9.09%) EMC
4 3 (9.09%) Juniper
4 3 (9.09%) Hitachi
4 3 (9.09%) Symantec
4 3 (9.09%) Sybase
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco
4 3 (9.09%) IBM