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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 71 86 74
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Permanent jobs citing Validation 17 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.56% 0.26% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 0.34% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 4
Average salary £29,129 £45,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.26% +18.42%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
790 876 654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 72.61% 75.98% 72.99%
Number of salaries quoted 723 782 587
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 - 9 £29,129 - 4
Bridgend - 5 £34,750 - 2
Torfaen - 3 £42,500 - 1
Validation
Wales

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (50.00%) ISEB
2 14 (43.75%) ISTQB
3 12 (37.50%) Oracle
4 10 (31.25%) .NET
5 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
5 9 (28.13%) PRINCE2
5 9 (28.13%) Workflow
5 9 (28.13%) Data Entry
6 8 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 8 (25.00%) Degree
6 8 (25.00%) Banking
6 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 8 (25.00%) SQL
6 8 (25.00%) Java
6 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
7 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
7 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database
8 6 (18.75%) Finance
9 5 (15.63%) Data Analysis
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (15.63%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (15.63%) Delphi
9 5 (15.63%) VBA
9 5 (15.63%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
9 5 (15.63%) QA
10 4 (12.50%) User Stories
10 4 (12.50%) ITIL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS Project
3 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (15.63%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (6.25%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) ClearQuest
General
1 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 8 (25.00%) Banking
2 6 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.13%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (78.13%) Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 10 (31.25%) Test Analyst
4 9 (28.13%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (18.75%) Technical Business Analyst
6 6 (18.75%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Project Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Tester
8 2 (6.25%) QA Manager
8 2 (6.25%) MI Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) QA Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Strategy Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Systems Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Technical Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) PRINCE2
1 9 (28.13%) Workflow
1 9 (28.13%) Data Entry
2 8 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
4 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Data Analysis
5 4 (12.50%) Service Management
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
5 4 (12.50%) User Stories
6 3 (9.38%) Business Process Mapping
6 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.38%) Quality Management
6 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
7 2 (6.25%) UML
7 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) Java
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) VBA
2 5 (15.63%) Delphi
3 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
3 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) ISEB
2 14 (43.75%) ISTQB
3 8 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (6.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.13%) GxP
3 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Oracle
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Business Objects
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