The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 99 80 70
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Permanent jobs citing Validation 10 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.76% 1.56% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.86% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 10
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1135 916 708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 86.05% 84.04% 76.46%
Number of salaries quoted 660 594 445
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,350 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Validation
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Validation Salary Trend in Glasgow

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Banking
3 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) UNIX
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Vista
4 4 (30.77%) QA
4 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
5 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
5 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) MS Office
5 3 (23.08%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (23.08%) VBScript
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) Sybase
5 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MFGPRO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (15.38%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) Ant
General
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Validation Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) DBA
2 3 (23.08%) Sybase DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Release Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Validation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Life Science
1 1 (7.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Vista
3 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) BPEL
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Test Management
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VBScript
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (7.69%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
1 3 (23.08%) Sybase
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Dell
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Cognizant
2 1 (7.69%) Green Hat