The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 Wales region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 62 81 88
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 36 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.76% 1.12% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 1.54% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 36 14 2
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +15.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,129 £32,500 £32,550
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £50,000 £36,950
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
988 910 685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 75.71% 73.03% 71.80%
Number of salaries quoted 860 802 625
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
UK

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
West Wales +19 19 £42,500 +21.42%
South Wales +5 17 £29,129 -24.82% 4
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 15 (32.61%) ISEB
2 14 (30.43%) ISTQB
3 12 (26.09%) Agile Testing
4 10 (21.74%) Selenium
4 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 8 (17.39%) Degree
5 8 (17.39%) Banking
5 8 (17.39%) Telecoms
5 8 (17.39%) Workflow
5 8 (17.39%) Data Entry
5 8 (17.39%) Automation Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (15.22%) .NET
6 7 (15.22%) Java
7 6 (13.04%) SQL
7 6 (13.04%) Oracle
7 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
7 6 (13.04%) Scrum
7 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
8 5 (10.87%) Finance
8 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.70%) QA
9 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.70%) ITIL
9 4 (8.70%) Service Management
9 4 (8.70%) User Stories
10 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1 (2.17%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Selenium
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.17%) JUnit
General
1 8 (17.39%) Banking
1 8 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.87%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Analyst
2 17 (36.96%) Test Engineer
2 17 (36.96%) Senior Test Engineer
3 15 (32.61%) Test Analyst
4 14 (30.43%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (28.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (15.22%) Business Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) Technical Business Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Test Leader
8 3 (6.52%) Tester
9 2 (4.35%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) QA Manager
10 1 (2.17%) Support Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) 1st Line Support
10 1 (2.17%) Support Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Senior Business Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) Architect
10 1 (2.17%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Strategy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Agile Testing
2 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
3 8 (17.39%) Workflow
3 8 (17.39%) Data Entry
3 8 (17.39%) Automation Testing
4 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
5 6 (13.04%) Scrum
6 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.70%) ITIL
7 4 (8.70%) Service Management
7 4 (8.70%) User Stories
8 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Project Management
8 3 (6.52%) V-Model
8 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) Java
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) ISEB
2 14 (30.43%) ISTQB
3 8 (17.39%) Degree
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.17%) GxP
3 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) EMC
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