The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 81 76 81
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 19 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.54% 1.58% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 2.03% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 19 18 6
Average salary £33,173 £32,065 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £29,129 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £48,250 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Validation
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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1000 885 843
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.84% 77.50% 76.22%
Number of salaries quoted 844 793 747
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Validation
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Validation Salary Trend in South Wales

Validation
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in South Wales

Validation
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff 0 17 £32,500 +11.57% 1
Newport -9 2 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Validation
Wales

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 16 (42.11%) Finance
2 13 (34.21%) Banking
2 13 (34.21%) Degree
3 12 (31.58%) Telecoms
3 12 (31.58%) Automation Testing
4 11 (28.95%) ISEB
4 11 (28.95%) SQL
4 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
5 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (21.05%) Oracle
5 8 (21.05%) Web Services
5 8 (21.05%) Linux
5 8 (21.05%) OO
6 7 (18.42%) TDD
6 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
7 6 (15.79%) C++
7 6 (15.79%) Java
7 6 (15.79%) Change Management
8 5 (13.16%) Firewall
8 5 (13.16%) VMware
8 5 (13.16%) Perl
8 5 (13.16%) OOD
8 5 (13.16%) Python
8 5 (13.16%) ITIL
8 5 (13.16%) UNIX
8 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (13.16%) VLAN

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.53%) SaaS
2 4 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.26%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.16%) Firewall
2 5 (13.16%) VLAN
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
3 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.63%) SQLPlus
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) DB2
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
1 4 (10.53%) NetBeans
1 4 (10.53%) Maven
1 4 (10.53%) Hudson
1 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.63%) Toad
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.63%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 16 (42.11%) Finance
2 13 (34.21%) Banking
3 12 (31.58%) Telecoms
4 4 (10.53%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Test Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Senior Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.89%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Product Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Electronics Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Web Services
2 4 (10.53%) SOAP
2 4 (10.53%) Java EE
2 4 (10.53%) Spring
2 4 (10.53%) REST
3 2 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) Velocity
4 1 (2.63%) WPF
4 1 (2.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Public Cloud
3 4 (10.53%) AS400
3 4 (10.53%) Life Science
4 3 (7.89%) DTV
4 3 (7.89%) User Experience
4 3 (7.89%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 5 (13.16%) UNIX
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Automation Testing
2 8 (21.05%) OO
2 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) TDD
4 6 (15.79%) Change Management
5 5 (13.16%) OOD
5 5 (13.16%) ITIL
6 4 (10.53%) Six Sigma
6 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (10.53%) BDD
6 4 (10.53%) Mobile Development
6 4 (10.53%) SDLC
7 3 (7.89%) People Management
7 3 (7.89%) ATDD
7 3 (7.89%) User Stories
7 3 (7.89%) Process Management
7 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) C++
2 6 (15.79%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) Python
3 5 (13.16%) Perl
4 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.26%) C
6 1 (2.63%) C#
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) Fortran
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.63%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Degree
2 11 (28.95%) ISEB
2 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (5.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
1 1 (2.63%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (13.16%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) VMware
3 4 (10.53%) Sybase
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
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