The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Rank 84 93 100
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.40% 0.74% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.88% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 2
Median salary £45,000 £41,750 £27,625
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% +51.13%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £37,500 £24,725
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £63,750 £30,525
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - -10.11%  

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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 831 911 1066
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 82.52% 84.51% 85.97%
Number of salaries quoted 632 682 854
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,400
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.13%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Validation
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Validation in Essex

Validation
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Essex region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Chelmsford -16 2 - -
Basildon - 2 £45,000 -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Essex region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Workflow
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Statistics
3 3 (27.27%) Usability Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) System Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) ISO 9001
4 2 (18.18%) HNC
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
4 2 (18.18%) Firmware
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Law
4 2 (18.18%) Legal
4 2 (18.18%) LabVIEW
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) IEC 61508
4 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) LabVIEW
2 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Law
1 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Database Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Environment Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Payments Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Payments Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) APACS
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Workflow
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
2 3 (27.27%) Statistics
2 3 (27.27%) System Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Usability Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Internal Audit
4 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) HNC
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) IEC 61508
1 2 (18.18%) ISO 9001
2 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Tableau