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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 69 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs citing Validation 16 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.89% 1.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 1.79% -
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 0
Average salary £34,087 £29,129 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.01% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
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
687 502 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 81.21% 76.41% 79.02%
Number of salaries quoted 579 449 395
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £49,096
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (46.15%) SQL
2 10 (38.46%) Degree
3 9 (34.62%) Banking
3 9 (34.62%) Oracle
4 8 (30.77%) Java
4 8 (30.77%) OOD
4 8 (30.77%) Finance
4 8 (30.77%) Automation Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
5 7 (26.92%) ISEB
5 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
5 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
6 6 (23.08%) Eclipse
6 6 (23.08%) OO
6 6 (23.08%) SOAP
6 6 (23.08%) Web Services
6 6 (23.08%) Java EE
6 6 (23.08%) NetBeans
6 6 (23.08%) TDD
6 6 (23.08%) Spring
6 6 (23.08%) Maven
6 6 (23.08%) Back Office
6 6 (23.08%) Hudson
6 6 (23.08%) REST
6 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 6 (23.08%) Mobile Development
6 6 (23.08%) BDD
7 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (15.38%) SaaS
2 4 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
2 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 5 (19.23%) VLAN
3 2 (7.69%) HTTP
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQLPlus
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Eclipse
1 6 (23.08%) NetBeans
1 6 (23.08%) Maven
1 6 (23.08%) Hudson
1 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.85%) Toad
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (34.62%) Banking
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
4 6 (23.08%) Back Office
5 2 (7.69%) Aerospace
6 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.85%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Test Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL Developer
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Process Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) SOAP
1 6 (23.08%) Web Services
1 6 (23.08%) Spring
1 6 (23.08%) Java EE
1 6 (23.08%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) JSON
2 2 (7.69%) WPF
2 2 (7.69%) Ajax
2 2 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Public Cloud
2 4 (15.38%) AS400
3 2 (7.69%) Taxonomies
3 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) VxWorks
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) OOD
1 8 (30.77%) Automation Testing
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) TDD
3 6 (23.08%) OO
3 6 (23.08%) BDD
3 6 (23.08%) Mobile Development
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) Change Management
5 3 (11.54%) Six Sigma
6 2 (7.69%) Process Management
6 2 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.85%) Data Management
7 1 (3.85%) Business Process Mapping
7 1 (3.85%) Lean Six Sigma
7 1 (3.85%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) Python
3 5 (19.23%) Perl
4 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.69%) Fortran
5 2 (7.69%) Assembly Language
5 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) C
5 2 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Degree
2 7 (26.92%) ISEB
2 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (7.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) IBM