Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 92 100
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 +7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 15 16 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.96% 1.19% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.30% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 37
South Wales median annual salary £35,000 £32,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.53% -7.86% -
10th Percentile £21,700 £21,250 £21,740
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,425 £60,000
Wales median annual salary £30,815 £32,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year -4.45% -7.86% +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 1,362 1,230 1,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 87.48% 91.86% 91.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,113 1,074 1,571
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,250 £55,980 £56,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -9 12 £35,000 +8.53% 5
Bridgend - 2 - -
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 £25,000 -
Validation
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 11 (73.33%) Degree
2 9 (60.00%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) Computer Science
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
5 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (33.33%) Electronics
7 4 (26.67%) Bugzilla
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (26.67%) PHP
7 4 (26.67%) Windows
7 4 (26.67%) HTML
7 4 (26.67%) Apple
7 4 (26.67%) Use Case
7 4 (26.67%) QA
7 4 (26.67%) JIRA
7 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
7 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (26.67%) Case Management
7 4 (26.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
7 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
7 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
8 3 (20.00%) Coaching

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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Bugzilla
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (33.33%) Electronics
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) Banking
4 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (20.00%) Marketing
5 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Process Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Process Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Quality Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Graduate
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) PMO Lead
4 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) QA Leader
4 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (53.33%) Computer Science
2 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (26.67%) Case Management
4 4 (26.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
4 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) Use Case
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (20.00%) Coaching
5 3 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) PHP
3 2 (13.33%) Java 8
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Degree
2 6 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (20.00%) ISEB
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Apple
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow