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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 100 97 90
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 6 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.38% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.48% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 4
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +90.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £60,000 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £60,000 £46,200
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
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
1405 1244 1029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 88.36% 84.45% 86.18%
Number of salaries quoted 893 823 640
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 2015.

Validation Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 14 (82.35%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (35.29%) Requirements Management
2 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
3 5 (29.41%) ETL
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (17.65%) DB2
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Teradata
4 3 (17.65%) Banking
4 3 (17.65%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Marketing
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Investment Management
5 2 (11.76%) Fund Accounting
5 2 (11.76%) Data Transformation
5 2 (11.76%) Campaign Management
5 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (11.76%) Data Validation
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Retail
5 2 (11.76%) Data Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (11.76%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) DB2
3 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (82.35%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 2 (11.76%) Front Office
3 2 (11.76%) Back Office
4 1 (5.88%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Lead Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Change Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) MI Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Payments Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Information Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (35.29%) Requirements Management
2 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
2 5 (29.41%) ETL
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) SDLC
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Data Transformation
4 2 (11.76%) Campaign Management
4 2 (11.76%) Fund Accounting
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Investment Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) BPMN
5 1 (5.88%) Business Development
5 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
1 3 (17.65%) Teradata