Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 102 124
Rank change year-on-year +18 +22 -4
Permanent jobs citing Validation 22 23 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.68% 1.41% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.58% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 20 20 17
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +11.57%
10th Percentile £21,100 £28,125 £19,000
90th Percentile £49,125 £52,850 £40,000
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £43,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year -12.79% +34.38% +9.86%

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 1,202 1,452 1,975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 91.76% 89.03% 84.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,062 1,244 1,700
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £55,250
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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +19 17 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Newport +4 5 £43,350 +8.38% 1
Validation
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Degree
3 11 (50.00%) Java
4 9 (40.91%) UML
5 7 (31.82%) Data Modelling
5 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
5 7 (31.82%) Java 8
6 6 (27.27%) Data Structures
6 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (27.27%) BPMN
6 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
6 6 (27.27%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) Retail
8 4 (18.18%) Selenium
8 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Product Management
8 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
8 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
8 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
8 4 (18.18%) Ranorex
8 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
8 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (18.18%) LAN
8 4 (18.18%) WAN
8 4 (18.18%) Python
8 4 (18.18%) ITIL
8 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
8 4 (18.18%) SQL

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 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Doxygen
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) LAN
1 4 (18.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 4 (18.18%) Ranorex
1 4 (18.18%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.55%) Advertising
4 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (4.55%) Military
4 1 (4.55%) Publishing
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Business Process Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Junior
2 4 (18.18%) Junior Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Junior Business Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Process Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Product Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Product Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Product Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Service Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Technical Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Technical Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Product Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET
1 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) Kafka
2 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
1 6 (27.27%) Data Structures
2 3 (13.64%) Interactive TV
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Digital TV
3 2 (9.09%) User Experience
4 1 (4.55%) AS400
4 1 (4.55%) iSeries
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Video\Live Streaming
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) UML
3 7 (31.82%) Data Modelling
3 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
4 6 (27.27%) BPMN
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) ITIL
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Product Management
5 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Task Automation
7 2 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (9.09%) Decision-Making
7 2 (9.09%) User Stories
7 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) Java 8
3 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) Python
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (4.55%) Def Stans
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft