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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 90 94 73
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Permanent jobs citing Validation 11 13 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.83% 0.92% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.10% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 30
Median salary £31,000 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,550 £29,129
10% offered a salary of more than £40,700 £38,600 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
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
1091 1187 1086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 82.28% 84.01% 80.74%
Number of salaries quoted 926 960 930
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,010
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 8 £31,000 +3.33%
Mid Wales - 3 - -
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 16 (64.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) PL/SQL
2 11 (44.00%) Oracle
3 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (24.00%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (20.00%) MySQL
5 5 (20.00%) Firewall
5 5 (20.00%) VMware
5 5 (20.00%) Python
5 5 (20.00%) ETL
5 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (20.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Perl
5 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (20.00%) VLAN
5 5 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (20.00%) Public Cloud
6 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (16.00%) Data Integration
6 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL

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:

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (12.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (20.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) VLAN
3 2 (8.00%) tcpdump
3 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.00%) HTTP
4 1 (4.00%) LAN
4 1 (4.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (20.00%) MySQL
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 11 (44.00%) Oracle Developer
2 11 (44.00%) SQL Developer
3 6 (24.00%) PL/SQL Developer
4 4 (16.00%) MySQL Developer
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Graduate
6 2 (8.00%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) Ajax
1 1 (4.00%) JSON
1 1 (4.00%) WPF
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 4 (16.00%) Data Integration
2 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.00%) iSeries
3 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) CentOS
2 2 (8.00%) Debian
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (20.00%) ETL
3 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (8.00%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Requirements Management
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (20.00%) Perl
3 5 (20.00%) Python
4 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (12.00%) C++
5 3 (12.00%) Java
6 1 (4.00%) Assembly Language
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) C#
6 1 (4.00%) Fortran
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (4.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) DO-178B
1 1 (4.00%) IEC 61508
1 1 (4.00%) MISRA
1 1 (4.00%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Nagios
1 2 (8.00%) Nessus
1 2 (8.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) IBM