The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Welwyn Garden City region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 17 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 2 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Welwyn Garden City 2.20% 0.87% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 1.01% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 3
Average salary £40,000 £57,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.43% +91.66%
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 Welwyn Garden City region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Welwyn Garden City
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
63 99 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Welwyn Garden City 69.23% 86.09% 86.23%
Number of salaries quoted 51 74 127
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,400 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Welwyn Garden City

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Welwyn Garden City

Validation
Salary Trend in Welwyn Garden City

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

Validation Salary Trend in Welwyn Garden City

Validation
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Welwyn Garden City

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Welwyn Garden City 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 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Retail

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Welwyn Garden City by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Welwyn Garden City 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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (50.00%) Senior Software Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft