Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 93 100
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 +8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 15 45 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.05% 2.06% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 2.29% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 13 46 40
South Wales median annual salary £24,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% - +0.72%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,613 £24,600
90th Percentile £45,000 £52,000 £42,675
Wales median annual salary £24,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -30.00% - -9.68%

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 1268 1964 2068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 88.36% 89.89% 85.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1126 1756 1771
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,250 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +23 5 £22,500 -42.31% 2
Newport -22 3 £23,500 -22.95% 2
Torfaen - 1 - -
Validation
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Validation.

1 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Retail
3 5 (33.33%) Military
3 5 (33.33%) V-Model
3 5 (33.33%) C++
4 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Advertising
5 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (20.00%) iSeries
5 3 (20.00%) Data Privacy
5 3 (20.00%) Data Structures
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) BPMN
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (20.00%) UML
5 3 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) IBM
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Data Security
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 1 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (6.67%) ISEB
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) RUP

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 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) Retail
2 5 (33.33%) Military
3 3 (20.00%) Advertising
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Applications Support
4 3 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Graduate
4 3 (20.00%) Graduate Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Graduate Business Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Head of Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Junior
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Management Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) SAP HCM Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Structures
1 3 (20.00%) iSeries
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) V-Model
3 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
3 4 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) BPMN
4 3 (20.00%) Data Privacy
4 3 (20.00%) Data Security
4 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) UML
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Use Case
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) C++
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) IBM
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) SAP