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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 87 101 86
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Permanent jobs citing Validation 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.29% 0.087% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £31,200 - -
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.41% +3.75%
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
907 948 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 88.32% 82.51% 77.77%
Number of salaries quoted 595 573 509
Average salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 24 December 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 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) UNIX
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Vista
3 4 (30.77%) QA
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 3 (23.08%) VBScript
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) Sybase
4 3 (23.08%) XML
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
4 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
4 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) MS Office
5 2 (15.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (15.38%) MFGPRO
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) NonStop SQL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) 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%) Ant
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (30.77%) 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%) Sybase DBA
2 3 (23.08%) DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Validation Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Life Science
1 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Vista
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Management
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) BPEL
5 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Coaching
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) OOP
5 1 (7.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VBScript
2 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (7.69%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
1 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%) Dell
2 1 (7.69%) Cognizant
2 1 (7.69%) Green Hat