The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 84 86 81
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Validation 8 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.80% 0.19% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.26% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 7
Average salary £34,500 £38,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.80% +9.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
811 768 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.86% 74.27% 70.31%
Number of salaries quoted 684 695 589
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,772 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Validation
Wales

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 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 8 £35,000 - 2
Newport +2 2 £34,500 +6.15%
Validation
Wales

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (71.43%) ISTQB
2 8 (57.14%) ISEB
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) XML
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Banking
4 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) QA
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) QMS
6 2 (14.29%) Android
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Selenium
6 2 (14.29%) JIRA
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (14.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
6 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
7 1 (7.14%) Advertising
7 1 (7.14%) Electronics

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (7.14%) Electronics
4 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) QA Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Strategy Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Junior
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 4 (28.57%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) QMS
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) ISTQB
2 8 (57.14%) ISEB
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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