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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 85 83 81
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Validation 14 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.16% 1.39% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.69% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 5
Average salary £29,129 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.17% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £34,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £50,000 £44,600
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
985 888 769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 81.54% 82.45% 73.87%
Number of salaries quoted 842 766 691
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,614 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 2 June 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 2 June 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
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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 -1 10 £29,129 -16.77%
Newport -7 3 £50,000 +18.34%
Torfaen -16 1 - -
Validation
Wales

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (55.17%) Finance
2 13 (44.83%) Banking
3 12 (41.38%) Telecoms
3 12 (41.38%) Degree
4 11 (37.93%) Automation Testing
4 11 (37.93%) ISTQB
4 11 (37.93%) ISEB
5 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (20.69%) Linux
6 6 (20.69%) C++
7 5 (17.24%) SQL
7 5 (17.24%) UNIX
7 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (13.79%) Change Management
8 4 (13.79%) Web Services
8 4 (13.79%) OO
8 4 (13.79%) MySQL
8 4 (13.79%) Sybase
8 4 (13.79%) Six Sigma
8 4 (13.79%) SDLC
8 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Life Science
9 3 (10.34%) ATDD
9 3 (10.34%) User Stories
9 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (10.34%) Test Automation

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (6.90%) SaaS
2 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
1 3 (10.34%) VLAN
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.90%) DB2
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQLPlus
3 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Toad
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.45%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 13 (44.83%) Banking
3 12 (41.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Welsh Language
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Analyst
2 12 (41.38%) Test Analyst
2 12 (41.38%) Senior Analyst
2 12 (41.38%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Product Owner
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Process Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Product Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Life Science
3 3 (10.34%) User Experience
3 3 (10.34%) Public Cloud
3 3 (10.34%) DTV
3 3 (10.34%) Taxonomies
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Automation Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
3 4 (13.79%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (13.79%) Change Management
3 4 (13.79%) OO
3 4 (13.79%) Six Sigma
3 4 (13.79%) SDLC
3 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
4 3 (10.34%) ATDD
4 3 (10.34%) User Stories
4 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.34%) People Management
4 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.34%) Process Management
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) TDD
5 2 (6.90%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) C++
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) Perl
3 3 (10.34%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) C
4 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.90%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Degree
2 11 (37.93%) ISTQB
2 11 (37.93%) ISEB
3 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Sybase
2 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) IBM