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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 84 97 74
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -23
Permanent jobs citing Validation 11 6 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.81% 0.45% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.53% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 14
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +70.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,800 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £74,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
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
1149 1125 957
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.30% 83.46% 82.50%
Number of salaries quoted 745 738 616
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £67,500
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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (44.44%) Degree
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) GIS
4 5 (27.78%) C#
4 5 (27.78%) C++
4 5 (27.78%) Java
4 5 (27.78%) Banking
4 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) Objective-C
4 5 (27.78%) Data Analysis
4 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
4 5 (27.78%) QA
4 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (27.78%) Cartography
5 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (22.22%) Test Management
5 4 (22.22%) Retail
6 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Selenium
6 3 (16.67%) Requirements Management
6 3 (16.67%) ISEB
6 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
6 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (16.67%) Coaching
6 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.11%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
1 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 4 (22.22%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Electronics
4 1 (5.56%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Software Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Server Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Server Support
3 2 (11.11%) Support Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Server Support Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Test Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Quality Manager
4 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) GIS
1 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (5.56%) Statistics
5 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (5.56%) EPoS
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Scrum
2 5 (27.78%) Data Analysis
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (27.78%) Cartography
3 4 (22.22%) Test Management
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Requirements Management
4 3 (16.67%) Coaching
4 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C#
1 5 (27.78%) C++
1 5 (27.78%) Java
1 5 (27.78%) Objective-C
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (5.56%) DO-178B
3 1 (5.56%) DO-254
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) SOASTA, Inc
1 2 (11.11%) HP
Edinburgh & Lothians
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Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus Standard Company Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago