The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 80 112
Rank change year-on-year -20 +32  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 13 36 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.88% 2.41% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 2.80% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7 26 24
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £33,000 £38,600
10% offered a salary of more than £48,900 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% -5.55%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1296 1285 2033
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 88.10% 86.01% 84.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1017 1062 1571
Median salary £47,000 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.81% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Validation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Buckinghamshire

Validation
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for Validation in Buckinghamshire

Validation
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Buckinghamshire

Validation
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -8 11 £39,500 +12.85% 4
Amersham - 1 £42,500 - 2
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (13.64%) Contract Management
5 3 (13.64%) Java
5 3 (13.64%) VBA
5 3 (13.64%) SLA
5 3 (13.64%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
5 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
6 2 (9.09%) Marketing
6 2 (9.09%) Degree
6 2 (9.09%) QA
6 2 (9.09%) Selenium
6 2 (9.09%) Release Management
6 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Billing
6 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) SAS
1 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (4.55%) PTC Creo
2 1 (4.55%) Solid Edge
2 1 (4.55%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
1 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
1 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Base SAS
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.55%) Qlik Sense
1 1 (4.55%) QlikView
1 1 (4.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) ClearQuest
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.09%) Mercurial
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
1 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Billing
3 2 (9.09%) Law
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Automotive
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (4.55%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Contracts Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) IT Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Deployment Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Java Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Release Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Support
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) Node.js
1 2 (9.09%) React
1 2 (9.09%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
3 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Contract Management
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Data Validation
5 2 (9.09%) Release Management
5 2 (9.09%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.64%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) VBA
3 2 (9.09%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) ABAP
4 1 (4.55%) Erlang
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) CCIE
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) CCNP
3 1 (4.55%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (4.55%) CCVP
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
2 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.55%) Autodesk
3 1 (4.55%) BMC
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) PTC
3 1 (4.55%) Remedy
3 1 (4.55%) Siemens
3 1 (4.55%) Tableau
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £31,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Recruitment Genius
Posted: Yesterday