The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 137 133 118
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Permanent jobs citing Validation 34 24 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.94% 0.78% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.95% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 18 20 28
Average salary £32,500 £38,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.12% +29.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £31,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,800 £45,200 £40,450
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Validation
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2978 2527 2456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 82.08% 81.70% 77.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1901 1651 1630
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Validation
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Validation Salary Trend in Scotland

Validation
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Validation across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Validation Salary Histogram in Scotland

Validation
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Glasgow -9 10 £32,500 -21.21%
Stirling -19 8 £74,250 -
Fife - 5 £40,000 - 1
Edinburgh -11 4 £60,000 +90.47% 2
Highlands - 3 £32,500 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £42,500 -
Ayrshire - 1 £42,500 -
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 12 (26.09%) SQL
1 12 (26.09%) Banking
2 11 (23.91%) UNIX
3 9 (19.57%) Linux
3 9 (19.57%) QA
4 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 8 (17.39%) Windows
4 8 (17.39%) Finance
4 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
5 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
6 6 (13.04%) Degree
6 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (10.87%) Oracle
7 5 (10.87%) Sybase
7 5 (10.87%) NonStop SQL
7 5 (10.87%) Project Planning
7 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
8 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
8 4 (8.70%) Life Science
8 4 (8.70%) Windows Vista
8 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Data Validation
8 4 (8.70%) Reference Data
8 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Risk Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) SAS
1 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Office
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MFGPRO
1 2 (4.35%) MultiFonds
2 1 (2.17%) SAP PLM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) NonStop SQL
1 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) OLAP
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Selenium
2 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.17%) VectorCAST
2 1 (2.17%) Ant
2 1 (2.17%) JUnit
2 1 (2.17%) ERwin
General
1 12 (26.09%) Banking
2 8 (17.39%) Finance
3 5 (10.87%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Retail
5 2 (4.35%) Front Office
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Software Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) Business Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Validation Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Sybase DBA
4 3 (6.52%) Technical Business Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Security Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.52%) DBA
4 3 (6.52%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) QA Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Business Project Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Server Technician
5 2 (4.35%) Security Operations Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Technician
5 2 (4.35%) Release Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) HTML
1 3 (6.52%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) COM
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.70%) Fixed Income
2 4 (8.70%) Life Science
2 4 (8.70%) Reference Data
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.35%) Firmware
4 2 (4.35%) Equities
4 2 (4.35%) Derivative
4 2 (4.35%) Statistics
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.17%) PKI
5 1 (2.17%) AS400
5 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) UNIX
2 9 (19.57%) Linux
3 8 (17.39%) Windows
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Vista
5 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.52%) Mac OS X
5 3 (6.52%) AIX
5 3 (6.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
1 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
2 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.87%) Project Planning
4 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
4 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
4 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 4 (8.70%) Project Management
4 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
4 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
4 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
4 4 (8.70%) Data Validation
5 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
5 3 (6.52%) Test Planning
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.52%) Test Management
5 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) Java
2 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.52%) VBScript
4 2 (4.35%) Perl
4 2 (4.35%) C++
5 1 (2.17%) C
5 1 (2.17%) Python
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby
5 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) ISEB
3 2 (4.35%) PMP
3 2 (4.35%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.17%) MBA
4 1 (2.17%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 4 (8.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (4.35%) GAMP
4 1 (2.17%) ISO 9000
4 1 (2.17%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) Sybase
3 4 (8.70%) IBM
3 4 (8.70%) Bloomberg
4 2 (4.35%) Reuters
4 2 (4.35%) SAP
4 2 (4.35%) Adobe
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) Dell
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) Cognizant
5 1 (2.17%) Informatica
5 1 (2.17%) Teradata
5 1 (2.17%) Green Hat
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