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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 61 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 21 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.81% 3.44% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 4.13% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2 18 1
Average salary £46,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.23% +10.38%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
381 508 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 77.60% 83.28% 80.82%
Number of salaries quoted 268 377 189
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 £34,066 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 6 (54.55%) Change Management
1 6 (54.55%) Data Validation
2 5 (45.45%) SCCM
2 5 (45.45%) Incident Management
2 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) SAN
2 5 (45.45%) Lotus
2 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) J2EE
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Struts
4 3 (27.27%) Spring
4 3 (27.27%) Struts2
4 3 (27.27%) QMS
4 3 (27.27%) Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) Facility Management
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Workflow
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) JavaScript

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) SAN
1 5 (45.45%) LAN
1 5 (45.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Data Services
General
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 3 (27.27%) J2EE Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Java Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Graduate
5 1 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) SAP Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) J2EE
1 3 (27.27%) Struts
1 3 (27.27%) Spring
1 3 (27.27%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Data Conversion
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Change Management
1 6 (54.55%) Data Validation
2 5 (45.45%) Incident Management
2 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) QMS
4 2 (18.18%) Facility Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Citrix
1 5 (45.45%) Lotus
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Business Objects
3 1 (9.09%) SAP