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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 79 82 78
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 12 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.12% 1.07% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.32% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 4
Average salary £35,000 £35,065 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.18% -7.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £35,065 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £37,315 £38,350
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
814 985 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 75.93% 80.87% 72.02%
Number of salaries quoted 694 880 663
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
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 20 October 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
Bridgend - 7 £34,500 - 1
Cardiff +5 3 £35,500 - 1
Torfaen - 1 - -
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £25,000 -
Validation
Wales

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 14 (48.28%) Oracle
2 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 12 (41.38%) ISEB
3 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
4 10 (34.48%) SQL
5 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (31.03%) Workflow
5 9 (31.03%) Data Entry
5 9 (31.03%) Algorithms
6 8 (27.59%) Automation Testing
6 8 (27.59%) Telecoms
6 8 (27.59%) Banking
6 8 (27.59%) ISTQB
6 8 (27.59%) Degree
6 8 (27.59%) Java
6 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
7 7 (24.14%) Delphi
7 7 (24.14%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (24.14%) VBA
7 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (24.14%) Data Analysis
7 7 (24.14%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
7 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
9 5 (17.24%) Finance
9 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
9 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
9 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Data Validation

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.34%) MS Project
3 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (27.59%) Telecoms
1 8 (27.59%) Banking
2 5 (17.24%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 25 (86.21%) Analyst
2 12 (41.38%) Business Analyst
3 9 (31.03%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (27.59%) Test Analyst
4 8 (27.59%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (20.69%) Technical Business Analyst
5 6 (20.69%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) MI Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Project Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Workflow
1 9 (31.03%) Data Entry
2 8 (27.59%) Automation Testing
3 7 (24.14%) Data Analysis
4 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
5 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
5 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
6 4 (13.79%) User Stories
6 4 (13.79%) Scrum
6 4 (13.79%) Data Validation
7 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.34%) Project Management
7 3 (10.34%) Business Process Mapping
8 2 (6.90%) UML
8 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
9 1 (3.45%) IT Governance
9 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) Java
3 7 (24.14%) Delphi
3 7 (24.14%) VBA
4 4 (13.79%) C#
5 3 (10.34%) C++
5 3 (10.34%) C
5 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
5 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
5 3 (10.34%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) ISEB
2 8 (27.59%) ISTQB
2 8 (27.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) GxP
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Oracle
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Business Objects
Bridgend
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Newport
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Newport
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago