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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 96 88 90
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Validation 12 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.90% 0.38% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.46% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 0
Average salary £29,129 £31,032 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.13% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
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
1058 862 816
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 79.49% 80.94% 73.38%
Number of salaries quoted 918 747 702
Average salary £37,500 £38,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.96% +9.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,051 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,000 £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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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 -7 11 £29,129 -6.13% 4
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 11 (39.29%) MS Excel
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle
2 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 9 (32.14%) SQL
3 9 (32.14%) Degree
4 8 (28.57%) ISEB
4 8 (28.57%) Finance
5 7 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 7 (25.00%) Delphi
5 7 (25.00%) VBA
5 7 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (25.00%) MS Project
5 7 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (21.43%) Embedded C
6 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (21.43%) .NET
6 6 (21.43%) C
6 6 (21.43%) C++
7 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (17.86%) Banking
7 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
7 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
7 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Data Validation
8 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (10.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.57%) DB2
6 1 (3.57%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.57%) Toad
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.14%) Law
4 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (7.14%) Marketing
5 1 (3.57%) Electronics
5 1 (3.57%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Project Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Software Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) MI Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Project Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Business Manager
6 1 (3.57%) CRM Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Data Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Life Science
2 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Data Validation
4 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.29%) Project Management
5 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.71%) Business Process Mapping
5 3 (10.71%) Data Management
6 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Data Entry
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.14%) CRM
6 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.14%) Workflow
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) Delphi
2 7 (25.00%) VBA
3 6 (21.43%) Embedded C
3 6 (21.43%) C
3 6 (21.43%) C++
4 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 4 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.57%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
2 8 (28.57%) ISEB
3 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) GxP
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.57%) EMC
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