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 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 74 80 88
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 18 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.49% 0.80% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 0.97% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 2
Average salary £29,129 £34,500 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.56% -9.80%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,250 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -3.01%
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
972 823 795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.60% 82.14% 76.00%
Number of salaries quoted 838 691 717
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £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 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +7 15 £29,129 -16.77%
Newport -8 2 £55,000 +59.42%
Torfaen - 1 - -
Validation
Wales

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 16 (48.48%) Degree
3 13 (39.39%) Telecoms
3 13 (39.39%) Banking
4 12 (36.36%) ISTQB
4 12 (36.36%) Automation Testing
4 12 (36.36%) ISEB
5 7 (21.21%) C++
5 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.15%) SQL
7 5 (15.15%) UNIX
7 5 (15.15%) Linux
7 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Life Science
8 4 (12.12%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Data Management
8 4 (12.12%) OO
8 4 (12.12%) Sybase
8 4 (12.12%) Web Services
8 4 (12.12%) MySQL
8 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
9 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
9 3 (9.09%) TDD
9 3 (9.09%) MS Project
9 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
9 3 (9.09%) Embedded C

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Project
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
1 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) MySQL
1 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.06%) DB2
3 2 (6.06%) SQLPlus
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Toad
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) Telecoms
2 13 (39.39%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.06%) Marketing
4 2 (6.06%) Law
5 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.03%) Welsh Language
5 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Test Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Senior Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Data Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Services Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Business Manager
5 1 (3.03%) CRM Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.03%) Velocity
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.15%) Life Science
3 3 (9.09%) DTV
3 3 (9.09%) User Experience
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) Taxonomies
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) UNIX
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Automation Testing
2 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Data Management
4 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.12%) OO
4 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.09%) Six Sigma
5 3 (9.09%) Project Management
5 3 (9.09%) TDD
5 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (9.09%) ATDD
5 3 (9.09%) User Stories
5 3 (9.09%) People Management
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) C++
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) Embedded C
3 3 (9.09%) C
4 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) Degree
2 12 (36.36%) ISEB
2 12 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.06%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (6.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GxP
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Sybase
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) VMware