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

Validation
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 10 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 6 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 8.96% 15.52% 5.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.71% 17.31% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 6
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -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 Stevenage with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Stevenage
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 56 104 81
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 83.58% 89.66% 66.94%
Number of salaries quoted 46 78 68
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage 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 Stevenage

Validation
Salary Trend in Stevenage

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

Salary trend for Validation in Stevenage

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

1 6 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 5 (55.56%) C
3 4 (44.44%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) MATLAB
5 2 (22.22%) Simulink
5 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SpaceWire
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Becrypt
6 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
6 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
6 1 (11.11%) Physics
6 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (11.11%) SCCM
6 1 (11.11%) RMADS
6 1 (11.11%) MCDST
6 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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%) Simulink
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (11.11%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SpaceWire
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Front Office
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Validation Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Functional Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Test and Validation Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Graduate
3 1 (11.11%) MATLAB Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Handset
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Physics
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C
2 4 (44.44%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) MATLAB
5 1 (11.11%) Ada
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) MCDST
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
1 1 (11.11%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Becrypt
1 1 (11.11%) MathWorks
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft