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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 53 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs citing Validation 15 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.30% 1.38% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 1.71% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 0
Average salary £29,129 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.77% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,250 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -3.01%
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
534 468 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 81.90% 80.97% 76.46%
Number of salaries quoted 451 392 414
Average salary £37,500 £35,783 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.79% +2.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (56.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) Banking
2 13 (52.00%) Degree
3 12 (48.00%) Automation Testing
3 12 (48.00%) Telecoms
3 12 (48.00%) ISTQB
3 12 (48.00%) ISEB
4 7 (28.00%) C++
5 5 (20.00%) UNIX
5 5 (20.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Life Science
6 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (16.00%) OO
6 4 (16.00%) Sybase
6 4 (16.00%) Web Services
6 4 (16.00%) SQL
6 4 (16.00%) MySQL
6 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Data Management
7 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.00%) Embedded C
7 3 (12.00%) C
8 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (8.00%) MS Project
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) MySQL
1 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) SQLPlus
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Toad
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (56.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) Banking
3 12 (48.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.00%) Marketing
4 2 (8.00%) Law
5 1 (4.00%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
1 13 (52.00%) Test Analyst
1 13 (52.00%) Senior Analyst
1 13 (52.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Data Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Technical Services Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) Business Manager
3 1 (4.00%) CRM Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Life Science
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Taxonomies
3 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) UNIX
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Automation Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (16.00%) OO
3 4 (16.00%) Data Management
3 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) CRM
5 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.00%) ETL
5 2 (8.00%) Strategic Management
5 2 (8.00%) Business Development
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) C++
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Embedded C
3 3 (12.00%) C
4 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) Perl
5 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Degree
2 12 (48.00%) ISEB
2 12 (48.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Sybase
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) VMware