The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Fife region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 10 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Validation 4 0 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 8.89% - 11.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.53% - 16.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 10
Average salary £40,000 - £27,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 Fife region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Fife
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38 36 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 84.44% 80.00% 72.62%
Number of salaries quoted 28 20 38
Average salary £40,500 £28,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.64% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

Validation
Salary Trend in Fife

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

Validation Salary Trend in Fife

Validation
Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Fife region over the 3 months to 17 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunfermline - 3 £40,000 -
Validation
Scotland

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT jobs across the Fife 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 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
1 3 (42.86%) QA
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) ISO 9000
3 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT jobs across the Fife 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) QA Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Validation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft