The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 57 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Permanent jobs citing Validation 15 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.27% 0.26% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 0.35% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 0
Average salary £29,129 £57,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-49.34% -
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -5.88%
Validation
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
537 287 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 81.36% 74.16% 74.85%
Number of salaries quoted 468 246 320
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Validation
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Validation Salary Trend in Cardiff

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
2 9 (40.91%) Banking
2 9 (40.91%) ISTQB
2 9 (40.91%) Degree
2 9 (40.91%) C++
2 9 (40.91%) ISEB
3 8 (36.36%) Automation Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
4 5 (22.73%) Embedded C
4 5 (22.73%) C
5 4 (18.18%) Web Services
5 4 (18.18%) UNIX
5 4 (18.18%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) OO
5 4 (18.18%) MySQL
5 4 (18.18%) Sybase
5 4 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Life Science
6 3 (13.64%) Data Management
6 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
7 2 (9.09%) CRM
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) MS Project

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MySQL
2 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) SQLPlus
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Toad
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Banking
2 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Test Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Senior Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Senior Test Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Software Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Data Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Technical Services Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Business Manager
3 1 (4.55%) CRM Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Life Science
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Automation Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 4 (18.18%) OO
3 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Data Management
4 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Strategic Management
5 2 (9.09%) Business Development
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.55%) Service Management
6 1 (4.55%) Process Management
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C++
2 5 (22.73%) C
2 5 (22.73%) Embedded C
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) ISEB
1 9 (40.91%) ISTQB
1 9 (40.91%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) VCP4
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Sybase
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle