Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 95 107
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12 +7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 19 36 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.40% 1.90% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 2.12% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 17 34 31
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,733 £21,000
90th Percentile £54,000 £60,000 £42,500
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%

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 1,220 1,695 1,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 89.97% 89.26% 83.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,076 1,490 1,720
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,349 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +1.39%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +27 12 £37,500 -21.88% 5
Newport -9 7 £32,350 +6.07%
Validation
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (68.42%) Degree
2 8 (42.11%) UML
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) Retail
4 6 (31.58%) Java
4 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) BPMN
5 5 (26.32%) Data Structures
6 4 (21.05%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) Data Security
7 3 (15.79%) Advertising
7 3 (15.79%) IBM
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (15.79%) ADO.NET
7 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) C#
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 3 (15.79%) Interactive TV
7 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
7 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
7 3 (15.79%) QA
7 3 (15.79%) Data Privacy
7 3 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting

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 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Doxygen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
1 7 (36.84%) Retail
2 3 (15.79%) Advertising
3 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Electronics
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Military
4 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Business Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Product Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Applications Support
4 3 (15.79%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Graduate
4 3 (15.79%) Graduate Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Graduate Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Junior
5 2 (10.53%) Junior Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Product Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Product Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Technical Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Service Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Product Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Services Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) ADO.NET
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) Kafka
2 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Structures
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) Interactive TV
2 3 (15.79%) iSeries
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Digital TV
3 2 (10.53%) User Experience
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Video\Live Streaming
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) UML
3 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
4 5 (26.32%) BPMN
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.79%) Data Privacy
6 3 (15.79%) Data Security
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
6 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (10.53%) OOD
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Service Management
7 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) VB
5 1 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.26%) Def Stans
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle