The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 90 97 89
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 11 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.81% 0.36% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.42% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 5
Average salary £37,500 £54,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.19% +70.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £42,600 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £75,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.61% -2.35%
Validation
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1140 1177 945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.32% 83.89% 82.25%
Number of salaries quoted 695 768 610
Average salary £44,000 £41,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Validation
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Validation Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (40.00%) Degree
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 5 (25.00%) GIS
3 5 (25.00%) Scrum
3 5 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 5 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) C++
3 5 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (25.00%) Test Management
3 5 (25.00%) Cartography
4 4 (20.00%) Selenium
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) Retail
5 3 (15.00%) SQL
5 3 (15.00%) ISEB
5 3 (15.00%) QA
6 2 (10.00%) Workflow
6 2 (10.00%) Business Development
6 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Time Management
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (10.00%) SOASTA, Inc

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) SilkPerformer
2 2 (10.00%) JMeter
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Billing
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Test Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Business Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Business Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Quality Manager
4 1 (5.00%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) GIS
1 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (5.00%) Social Media
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) EPoS
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 5 (25.00%) Scrum
2 5 (25.00%) Test Management
2 5 (25.00%) Cartography
3 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Data Security
4 2 (10.00%) Workflow
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Requirements Management
4 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Business Development
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C#
1 5 (25.00%) C++
1 5 (25.00%) Java
1 5 (25.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (5.00%) DO-254
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) HP
1 2 (10.00%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
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