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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 59 60 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.66% 0.18% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.23% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 2
Average salary £35,500 - £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
466 438 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.41% 80.66% 64.09%
Number of salaries quoted 397 377 230
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,589 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 8 (61.54%) Banking
2 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 8 (61.54%) Degree
2 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 8 (61.54%) Automation Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) User Stories
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
5 3 (23.08%) C
5 3 (23.08%) C++
6 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (7.69%) Data Management
6 1 (7.69%) QA
6 1 (7.69%) System Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) Business Development
6 1 (7.69%) MS Project
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) Law
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
1 8 (61.54%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Data Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.69%) CRM Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Automation Testing
2 4 (30.77%) User Stories
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Strategic Management
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Business Development
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
1 3 (23.08%) C++
1 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 8 (61.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft