Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 104 112
Rank change year-on-year -20 +8 -6
Permanent jobs citing Validation 15 54 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.74% 2.05% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 2.30% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 12 47 43
Wales median annual salary £31,750 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.29% - -15.15%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,635 £21,800
90th Percentile £45,000 £52,000 £42,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -0.33%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1829 2344 2358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 90.10% 88.86% 85.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1572 2006 1983
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,550
90th Percentile £57,400 £55,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Wales

Validation
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation in Wales.

Salary trend for Validation in Wales

Validation
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Wales over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Validation in Wales

Validation
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Wales region over the 6 months to 18 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
South Wales +3 14 £31,750 -9.29% 2
North Wales -1 1 - -
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Wales region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 6 (40.00%) Retail
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) Military
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) V-Model
4 4 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (20.00%) IBM
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) UML
5 3 (20.00%) Advertising
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Data Security
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) BPMN
5 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (20.00%) iSeries
5 3 (20.00%) Data Privacy
5 3 (20.00%) Data Structures
6 1 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (6.67%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Graduate
3 3 (20.00%) Graduate Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Graduate Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Head of Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Management Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP HCM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Validation Analyst
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 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) V-Model
2 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
2 4 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) BPMN
3 3 (20.00%) Data Privacy
3 3 (20.00%) Data Security
3 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Data Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
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 7 (46.67%) Degree
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