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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 68 85 78
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 29 15 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.22% 1.18% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 1.56% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 26 15 5
Average salary £38,750 £50,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.50% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,129 £35,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £38,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
949 964 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 72.66% 75.55% 70.22%
Number of salaries quoted 831 861 641
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
South Wales +17 17 £29,129 -35.26% 9
West Wales +17 11 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 19 (35.19%) ISEB
2 14 (25.93%) ISTQB
3 12 (22.22%) Oracle
3 12 (22.22%) Agile Testing
4 11 (20.37%) SQL
5 10 (18.52%) .NET
5 10 (18.52%) Test Scripting
5 10 (18.52%) Selenium
5 10 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (16.67%) Degree
6 9 (16.67%) Data Entry
6 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 9 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 9 (16.67%) Workflow
7 8 (14.81%) Telecoms
7 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
7 8 (14.81%) Java
7 8 (14.81%) Automation Testing
7 8 (14.81%) Banking
8 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database
8 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
9 6 (11.11%) Scrum
9 6 (11.11%) Finance
10 5 (9.26%) Data Analysis
10 5 (9.26%) Software Testing
10 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (9.26%) QA
10 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (9.26%) Unit Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Oracle Reports

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Project
3 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (9.26%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (18.52%) Selenium
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) JUnit
4 1 (1.85%) ClearQuest
General
1 8 (14.81%) Telecoms
1 8 (14.81%) Banking
2 6 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (55.56%) Analyst
2 17 (31.48%) Test Engineer
2 17 (31.48%) Senior Test Engineer
3 15 (27.78%) Test Analyst
4 14 (25.93%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (24.07%) Senior Test Analyst
6 12 (22.22%) Business Analyst
7 6 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (11.11%) Technical Business Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.56%) Project Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Tester
9 2 (3.70%) QA Manager
9 2 (3.70%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) MI Analyst
10 1 (1.85%) Strategy Analyst
10 1 (1.85%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Electronics Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Test Strategy Analyst
10 1 (1.85%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Agile Testing
2 10 (18.52%) Test Scripting
2 10 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 9 (16.67%) Workflow
3 9 (16.67%) Data Entry
4 8 (14.81%) Automation Testing
5 6 (11.11%) Scrum
6 5 (9.26%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.26%) Data Analysis
6 5 (9.26%) Software Testing
7 4 (7.41%) Service Management
7 4 (7.41%) User Stories
7 4 (7.41%) ITIL
8 3 (5.56%) V-Model
8 3 (5.56%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.56%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.56%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.56%) Business Process Mapping
8 3 (5.56%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) SQL
2 8 (14.81%) Java
3 5 (9.26%) Delphi
3 5 (9.26%) VBA
4 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.70%) C#
6 1 (1.85%) C++
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.85%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) ISEB
2 14 (25.93%) ISTQB
3 9 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.85%) GxP
3 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Oracle
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.70%) EMC
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