The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
UK / Wales
Rank 83 79 90
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Permanent jobs citing Validation 13 24 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.17% 1.91% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 2.36% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9 21 11
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £21,500 £29,129
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £40,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%

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
952 1019 1080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 85.92% 81.26% 81.69%
Number of salaries quoted 808 890 945
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,850 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

Validation Salary Histogram in Wales

Validation
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Wales region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales 0 8 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Mid Wales -6 4 - -
North Wales -7 1 £32,500 +51.16%
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Validation.

1 32 (66.67%) Finance
2 30 (62.50%) ITIL
3 26 (54.17%) SQL
4 23 (47.92%) Incident Management
5 22 (45.83%) Systems Analysis
6 21 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (37.50%) ISEB
7 18 (37.50%) Degree
8 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (33.33%) Data Modelling
9 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
9 13 (27.08%) Advertising
9 13 (27.08%) iSeries
10 10 (20.83%) Business Analysis
11 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
11 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
11 8 (16.67%) MS Office
12 7 (14.58%) Web Services
12 7 (14.58%) ITSM
12 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (14.58%) Service Management
12 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (12.50%) Data Privacy
13 6 (12.50%) Project Management
13 6 (12.50%) Data Security
13 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
13 6 (12.50%) Computer Science

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.42%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) Drupal
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Office
2 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.17%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (6.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Bluemix
2 1 (2.08%) IaaS
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Broadband
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) VPN
2 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.08%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) JMeter
1 4 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 4 (8.33%) LoadUI
1 4 (8.33%) Ranorex
1 4 (8.33%) Selenium
1 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (66.67%) Finance
2 13 (27.08%) Advertising
3 2 (4.17%) Publishing
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (66.67%) Analyst
2 21 (43.75%) Applications Support
2 21 (43.75%) Applications Support Analyst
2 21 (43.75%) Support Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Salesforce Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Solutions Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Solutions Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Writer
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Portfolio Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Test and Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) Web Services
2 5 (10.42%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) HTML
2 5 (10.42%) XML
3 4 (8.33%) REST
3 4 (8.33%) SOAP
3 4 (8.33%) Visualforce
4 3 (6.25%) jQuery
4 3 (6.25%) JSON
5 2 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) iSeries
2 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
4 5 (10.42%) User Experience
5 2 (4.17%) Data Integration
5 2 (4.17%) Digital Media
5 2 (4.17%) Digital TV
6 1 (2.08%) Cloud Native
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) ITIL
2 23 (47.92%) Incident Management
3 22 (45.83%) Systems Analysis
4 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (33.33%) Data Modelling
5 10 (20.83%) Business Analysis
6 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 7 (14.58%) ITSM
7 7 (14.58%) Service Management
7 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.50%) Data Privacy
8 6 (12.50%) Data Security
8 6 (12.50%) Problem Management
8 6 (12.50%) Project Management
8 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (10.42%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) C#
3 4 (8.33%) Apex Code
3 4 (8.33%) SOQL
4 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.17%) Java
5 2 (4.17%) PHP
5 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
2 18 (37.50%) Degree
2 18 (37.50%) ISEB
3 5 (10.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (10.42%) Postgraduate
4 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) IBM
3 4 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 4 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.08%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix
4 1 (2.08%) F5
4 1 (2.08%) Juniper
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Splunk
4 1 (2.08%) VMware
4 1 (2.08%) Vyatta