The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 67 97
Rank change year-on-year -21 +30  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 2 32 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.23% 3.04% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 3.30% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1 24 3
Median salary £32,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.00% -4.76%  
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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 790 970 1053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 91.33% 92.12% 86.17%
Number of salaries quoted 627 763 800
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Validation
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Salary trend for Validation in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SAS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (40.00%) Data Reconciliation
3 2 (40.00%) Base SAS
3 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Teradata
4 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
4 1 (20.00%) V-Model
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) R
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) MCTS
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 3 (60.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (40.00%) Base SAS
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Data Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Report Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Test Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) R
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) MCTS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (20.00%) BMC
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) Teradata