Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 96 116
Rank change year-on-year +13 +20 0
Permanent jobs citing Validation 27 20 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.86% 1.33% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.46% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 26 17 24
South Wales median annual salary £29,129 £45,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.27% +45.16% -4.62%
10th Percentile £21,250 £31,000 £19,500
90th Percentile £40,625 £45,000 £44,500
Wales median annual salary £29,129 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -35.27% +28.57% +7.69%

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 1,302 1,370 2,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 89.61% 91.21% 89.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,100 1,207 1,773
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.63%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 +16 24 £29,129 -16.77% 4
Newport +6 1 £30,500 -32.22% 2
Torfaen +1 1 - -
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 £25,000 - 1
Validation
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 16 (59.26%) Java
1 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) Degree
3 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
4 8 (29.63%) Selenium
4 8 (29.63%) Data Structures
4 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
4 8 (29.63%) Data Modelling
4 8 (29.63%) ISEB
5 7 (25.93%) UML
5 7 (25.93%) Banking
5 7 (25.93%) Retail
5 7 (25.93%) Java 8
5 7 (25.93%) BPMN
5 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
6 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 6 (22.22%) Finance
7 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
7 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
7 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
7 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
8 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
8 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
8 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
8 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
8 4 (14.81%) Ranorex
8 4 (14.81%) Python
8 4 (14.81%) LAN

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) LAN
1 4 (14.81%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.70%) Modbus
2 1 (3.70%) RS-232
2 1 (3.70%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Selenium
2 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
2 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.81%) Ranorex
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
2 7 (25.93%) Retail
3 6 (22.22%) Finance
4 1 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Senior Test Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Business Process Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Process Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Business Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Junior
6 2 (7.41%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Junior Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Author
7 1 (3.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.70%) jQuery
1 1 (3.70%) Spring
1 1 (3.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Data Structures
2 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.11%) AS400
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) CAN bus
4 1 (3.70%) Digital TV
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) iSeries
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
3 8 (29.63%) Data Modelling
4 7 (25.93%) BPMN
4 7 (25.93%) UML
5 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
5 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Physics
7 3 (11.11%) Product Management
7 3 (11.11%) Task Automation
8 2 (7.41%) Kanban
8 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) Java 8
3 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
4 4 (14.81%) Python
5 2 (7.41%) C#
5 2 (7.41%) SQL
6 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Degree
2 8 (29.63%) ISEB
3 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.70%) HND
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.70%) PMP
4 1 (3.70%) SAFe Agilist
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft