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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 86 81 93
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Permanent jobs citing Validation 15 27 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.08% 2.07% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 2.52% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 13 25 5
Average salary £29,129 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.46% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £34,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £50,000 £44,600
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
1143 1070 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 82.17% 82.06% 73.66%
Number of salaries quoted 937 914 805
Average salary £38,000 £35,010 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.54% +0.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -2 14 £29,129 -27.17%
West Wales +4 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 16 (51.61%) Finance
2 13 (41.94%) Banking
2 13 (41.94%) Degree
3 12 (38.71%) Telecoms
4 11 (35.48%) ISEB
4 11 (35.48%) ISTQB
4 11 (35.48%) Automation Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (19.35%) C++
6 6 (19.35%) Linux
7 5 (16.13%) UNIX
7 5 (16.13%) SQL
7 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.13%) Life Science
8 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) SDLC
8 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Change Management
8 4 (12.90%) MySQL
8 4 (12.90%) Sybase
8 4 (12.90%) Web Services
8 4 (12.90%) OO
8 4 (12.90%) Six Sigma
9 3 (9.68%) DTV
9 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
9 3 (9.68%) Python
9 3 (9.68%) ITIL
9 3 (9.68%) Perl
9 3 (9.68%) Firewall

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) SaaS
2 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.45%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
1 3 (9.68%) VLAN
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) DB2
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) SQLPlus
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (6.45%) Toad
2 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.23%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 16 (51.61%) Finance
2 13 (41.94%) Banking
3 12 (38.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.23%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Senior Test Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Test Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Process Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (3.23%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Product Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Life Science
3 3 (9.68%) DTV
3 3 (9.68%) User Experience
3 3 (9.68%) Public Cloud
3 3 (9.68%) Taxonomies
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Automation Testing
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (12.90%) SDLC
3 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Change Management
3 4 (12.90%) OO
3 4 (12.90%) Six Sigma
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL
4 3 (9.68%) Process Management
4 3 (9.68%) TDD
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.68%) People Management
4 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
4 3 (9.68%) ATDD
4 3 (9.68%) User Stories
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (6.45%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) C++
2 5 (16.13%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) Python
3 3 (9.68%) Perl
4 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.45%) C
4 2 (6.45%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Degree
2 11 (35.48%) ISEB
2 11 (35.48%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (6.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) GxP
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Sybase
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) IBM