Period
to 9 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 96 91
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +11
Permanent jobs citing Validation 25 21 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.50% 1.32% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.50% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 15
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £29,129 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,500 £47,250
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £30,815 £40,000
% change year-on-year +37.92% -22.96% +14.29%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,494 1,400 1,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 89.68% 87.94% 91.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,290 1,153 1,160
South Wales median annual salary £42,750 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.88% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,550 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £55,439
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,351
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.65% +4.93%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in South Wales

Validation
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Validation in South Wales

Validation
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in South Wales over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Validation in South Wales

Validation
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 9 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -5 20 £42,500 +25.93% 1
Gwent - 5 - -
Validation
Wales

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Validation.

1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) Selenium
2 17 (68.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (52.00%) Regression Testing
3 13 (52.00%) Telecoms
3 13 (52.00%) Java
3 13 (52.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (52.00%) Test Management
3 13 (52.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (52.00%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (52.00%) Degree
3 13 (52.00%) Banking
3 13 (52.00%) Regression Analysis
3 13 (52.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (48.00%) Git (software)
5 11 (44.00%) SQL
5 11 (44.00%) Python
6 9 (36.00%) Scrum
6 9 (36.00%) DevOps
7 8 (32.00%) Defect Tracking
7 8 (32.00%) Protractor
7 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio Code
7 8 (32.00%) Jasmine
7 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
7 8 (32.00%) Guidewire
7 8 (32.00%) TypeScript
7 8 (32.00%) Docker
7 8 (32.00%) Eclipse
7 8 (32.00%) IntelliJ
7 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Internet
1 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (68.00%) Selenium
2 12 (48.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (32.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (32.00%) Eclipse
3 8 (32.00%) IntelliJ
3 8 (32.00%) Jasmine
3 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (32.00%) Maven
3 8 (32.00%) Mocha
3 8 (32.00%) Protractor
3 8 (32.00%) Subversion
3 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio Code
3 8 (32.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (20.00%) AutoIt
4 5 (20.00%) Chocolatey
4 5 (20.00%) Katalon Studio
5 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (52.00%) Banking
1 13 (52.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (20.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
2 13 (52.00%) Senior Analyst
2 13 (52.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 13 (52.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (44.00%) Senior Tester
3 11 (44.00%) Tester
4 7 (28.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (28.00%) Automation Tester
4 7 (28.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (28.00%) Senior Automation Tester
5 5 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (20.00%) Product Engineer
5 5 (20.00%) Product Test Engineer
5 5 (20.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 5 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (20.00%) Test Engineer
6 4 (16.00%) Data Engineer
6 4 (16.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) Manual Tester
6 4 (16.00%) Senior Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (52.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (52.00%) Regression Analysis
3 13 (52.00%) Regression Testing
3 13 (52.00%) Test Management
3 13 (52.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (36.00%) DevOps
4 9 (36.00%) Scrum
5 8 (32.00%) BDD
5 8 (32.00%) Defect Tracking
5 8 (32.00%) Web Development
6 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (20.00%) ETL
7 5 (20.00%) Release Train
7 5 (20.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 5 (20.00%) Use Case
8 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
8 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Java
1 13 (52.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (44.00%) Python
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) TypeScript
4 5 (20.00%) Perl
5 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Degree
2 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (52.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Guidewire
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle