The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 63 64
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.80% 1.02% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.22% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 11
Median salary £35,000 £31,000 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.90% +6.42%  
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% -5.55%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 454 576 652
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 90.80% 84.21% 86.24%
Number of salaries quoted 388 505 525
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Validation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Cardiff

Validation
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation in Cardiff.

Salary trend for Validation in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (62.50%) Desktop Publishing
3 5 (62.50%) Doxygen
3 5 (62.50%) Drupal
3 5 (62.50%) Publishing
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) OOD
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) Fortran
5 1 (12.50%) HTTP
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
5 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
5 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
5 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
5 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (12.50%) Python

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (62.50%) Drupal
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (62.50%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Technical Writer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Ajax
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) WPF
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Desktop Publishing
2 2 (25.00%) Content Management
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (12.50%) OOD
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Presales
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Fortran
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) DO-178B
1 1 (12.50%) IEC 61508
1 1 (12.50%) IEC 62304
1 1 (12.50%) MISRA
1 1 (12.50%) MISRA C
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) F5
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) VMware