The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 34 45 51
Rank change year-on-year +11 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 7 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 2.72% 1.27% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.36% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 2
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +23.45%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  

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 Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 246 294 336
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 95.72% 93.63% 88.19%
Number of salaries quoted 161 199 209
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,850 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £79,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

Validation
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Salary trend for Validation in Luton

Validation
Salary Histogram in Luton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Luton over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Luton

Validation
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Luton region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (44.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
1 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
1 4 (44.44%) PMO
2 3 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) MS Project
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Avaya
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (22.22%) Project Governance
3 2 (22.22%) Demand Management
3 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Line Management
3 2 (22.22%) Coaching
3 2 (22.22%) Statistics
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) QA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Project
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Implementation Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Coordinator
2 2 (22.22%) IT Manager
2 2 (22.22%) PMO Coordinator
2 2 (22.22%) Portfolio Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (22.22%) Project Office Coordinator
2 2 (22.22%) Project Office Support
2 2 (22.22%) Project Support Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
1 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Coaching
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Demand Management
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Line Management
3 2 (22.22%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Project Governance
3 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Statistics
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) PMO
2 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (22.22%) Avaya
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco