The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 83 83 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Permanent jobs citing Validation 16 18 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.26% 1.32% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.66% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 6
Average salary £36,500 £35,065 £27,795
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.09% +26.15%
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.18% -
Validation
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
946 1086 728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 74.61% 79.74% 69.47%
Number of salaries quoted 788 969 667
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Validation
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Wales region.

Validation Salary Trend in Wales

Validation
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Wales region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Wales

Validation
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Wales region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
South Wales +9 16 £36,500 +4.09% 4
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the 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 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) ISEB
3 12 (27.27%) Degree
4 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
5 10 (22.73%) SQL
5 10 (22.73%) Oracle
5 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
6 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
6 8 (18.18%) Banking
6 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 8 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Agile Testing
7 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (15.91%) Data Analysis
7 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (15.91%) Finance
7 7 (15.91%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (15.91%) Delphi
7 7 (15.91%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (15.91%) VBA
7 7 (15.91%) .NET
8 6 (13.64%) MS Project
8 6 (13.64%) Scrum
9 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (11.36%) C
9 5 (11.36%) C++
9 5 (11.36%) Embedded C
9 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the 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 (6.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (15.91%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (15.91%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Selenium
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
1 8 (18.18%) Banking
2 7 (15.91%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.55%) Marketing
4 2 (4.55%) Law
5 1 (2.27%) Electronics
5 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) MI Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Project Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Data Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.18%) Automation Testing
2 8 (18.18%) Agile Testing
3 7 (15.91%) Data Analysis
4 6 (13.64%) Scrum
5 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.09%) Data Validation
6 4 (9.09%) Data Entry
6 4 (9.09%) User Stories
6 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 4 (9.09%) Project Management
6 4 (9.09%) Workflow
6 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.82%) Business Process Mapping
7 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Strategic Management
8 2 (4.55%) Data Management
8 2 (4.55%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) Delphi
2 7 (15.91%) VBA
3 5 (11.36%) C
3 5 (11.36%) C++
3 5 (11.36%) Embedded C
4 4 (9.09%) C#
5 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.55%) Java
7 1 (2.27%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.27%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) ISEB
2 12 (27.27%) Degree
3 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.27%) HND
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) GxP
1 1 (2.27%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.73%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.27%) EMC
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