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

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 60 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Validation 10 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.41% 1.16% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.43% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 1
Average salary £29,129 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.77% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
581 561 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 82.18% 81.66% 76.39%
Number of salaries quoted 464 471 362
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £28,614 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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
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 June 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 13 (52.00%) Finance
1 13 (52.00%) Banking
2 12 (48.00%) Degree
3 11 (44.00%) Automation Testing
3 11 (44.00%) Telecoms
3 11 (44.00%) ISEB
3 11 (44.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (24.00%) C++
4 6 (24.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.00%) UNIX
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (16.00%) MySQL
6 4 (16.00%) Sybase
6 4 (16.00%) Web Services
6 4 (16.00%) OO
6 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma
6 4 (16.00%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (16.00%) Life Science
6 4 (16.00%) SDLC
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (12.00%) Public Cloud
7 3 (12.00%) VMware
7 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) SaaS
2 2 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (8.00%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) VLAN
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (12.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) DB2
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) SQLPlus
3 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Toad
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
1 13 (52.00%) Banking
2 11 (44.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Welsh Language
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
2 12 (48.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 12 (48.00%) Senior Analyst
2 12 (48.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (16.00%) Life Science
2 3 (12.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (12.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (16.00%) OO
2 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma
2 4 (16.00%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (16.00%) SDLC
3 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) Process Management
3 3 (12.00%) Change Management
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) ETL
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.00%) Data Management
5 1 (4.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) C++
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) Perl
4 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.00%) C
4 2 (8.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) Degree
2 11 (44.00%) ISEB
2 11 (44.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Sybase
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) IBM