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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
UK / Wales
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 90 92
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Validation 23 15 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.11% 1.08% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.33% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 10
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +37.32%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 942 1132 1151
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 86.26% 81.32% 84.88%
Number of salaries quoted 769 948 981
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Validation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +12 13 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Mid Wales -6 9 - - 1
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 24 (58.54%) ITIL
2 19 (46.34%) SQL
3 18 (43.90%) Finance
4 16 (39.02%) Incident Management
4 16 (39.02%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
5 14 (34.15%) Degree
6 13 (31.71%) Business Analysis
7 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (29.27%) Systems Analysis
8 10 (24.39%) Advertising
8 10 (24.39%) iSeries
8 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
9 9 (21.95%) ISEB
9 9 (21.95%) MS Office
10 8 (19.51%) C#
10 8 (19.51%) Data Modelling
10 8 (19.51%) LoadRunner
10 8 (19.51%) Selenium
10 8 (19.51%) ISTQB
10 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
10 8 (19.51%) IBM
10 8 (19.51%) Service Management
10 8 (19.51%) ITSM
10 8 (19.51%) JMeter
10 8 (19.51%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (19.51%) Ranorex
10 8 (19.51%) LoadUI
10 8 (19.51%) Waterfall

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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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.20%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.88%) Drupal
4 1 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) Doxygen
3 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) Bluemix
1 1 (2.44%) IaaS
1 1 (2.44%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
1 1 (2.44%) NAS
1 1 (2.44%) SAN
1 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.44%) VPN
1 1 (2.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) JMeter
1 8 (19.51%) LoadRunner
1 8 (19.51%) LoadUI
1 8 (19.51%) Ranorex
1 8 (19.51%) Selenium
1 8 (19.51%) SoapUI
2 3 (7.32%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.88%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (43.90%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Advertising
3 3 (7.32%) Military
4 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.88%) Publishing
5 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.44%) Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Analyst
2 11 (26.83%) Applications Support
2 11 (26.83%) Applications Support Analyst
2 11 (26.83%) Support Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Test Engineer
4 8 (19.51%) Technical Engineer
5 7 (17.07%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) Senior Solutions Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) Solutions Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) IT Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Writer
9 1 (2.44%) Firewall Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) MI Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.44%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) XML
2 6 (14.63%) .NET
2 6 (14.63%) HTML
2 6 (14.63%) REST
2 6 (14.63%) SOAP
2 6 (14.63%) Web Services
3 2 (4.88%) JSON
4 1 (2.44%) Ajax
4 1 (2.44%) CSS
4 1 (2.44%) jQuery
4 1 (2.44%) Visualforce
4 1 (2.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (24.39%) iSeries
2 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
3 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
4 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.44%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.44%) Life Science
5 1 (2.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) ITIL
2 16 (39.02%) Incident Management
3 13 (31.71%) Business Analysis
4 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (29.27%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (19.51%) Data Modelling
5 8 (19.51%) Defect Tracking
5 8 (19.51%) ITSM
5 8 (19.51%) Service Management
5 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
5 8 (19.51%) Test Automation
5 8 (19.51%) Waterfall
6 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
7 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (14.63%) ETL
7 6 (14.63%) Process Improvement
7 6 (14.63%) Project Management
8 5 (12.20%) Business Process Improvement
8 5 (12.20%) Data Integration
8 5 (12.20%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) SQL
2 8 (19.51%) C#
3 6 (14.63%) Java
4 5 (12.20%) PHP
4 5 (12.20%) VB.NET
5 3 (7.32%) C++
6 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.44%) Apex Code
7 1 (2.44%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.44%) C
7 1 (2.44%) Fortran
7 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.44%) Ruby
7 1 (2.44%) SOQL
7 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) ITIL Certification
2 14 (34.15%) Degree
3 9 (21.95%) ISEB
4 8 (19.51%) ISTQB
5 5 (12.20%) Postgraduate
6 3 (7.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.44%) MCITP
8 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.44%) PhD
8 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.44%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.44%) GCP
2 1 (2.44%) GLP
2 1 (2.44%) GMP
2 1 (2.44%) GxP
2 1 (2.44%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.44%) MISRA
2 1 (2.44%) MISRA C
2 1 (2.44%) PMO
2 1 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) Atlassian
2 8 (19.51%) IBM
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) F5
4 2 (4.88%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix
5 1 (2.44%) Juniper
5 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.44%) Splunk
5 1 (2.44%) Vyatta
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