The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 135 122 163
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +41
Permanent jobs citing Validation 32 30 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.12% 1.00% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.12% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 4
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -34.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £42,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £82,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Validation
UK

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
2568 2680 3248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 90.07% 89.45% 84.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1525 1676 2167
Median salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

Validation Salary Histogram in Scotland

Validation
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -4 19 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Edinburgh 0 7 £50,000 +47.05% 4
Fife - 4 £35,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £50,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Validation.

1 38 (45.78%) Finance
2 31 (37.35%) Degree
3 29 (34.94%) Banking
3 29 (34.94%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (28.92%) Project Management
5 21 (25.30%) Migration
6 19 (22.89%) SQL
6 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
6 19 (22.89%) Microsoft
7 16 (19.28%) MS Excel
8 15 (18.07%) Marketing
8 15 (18.07%) User Experience
9 14 (16.87%) QA
9 14 (16.87%) Automated Testing
9 14 (16.87%) .NET
10 12 (14.46%) JIRA
10 12 (14.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (14.46%) Line Management
11 11 (13.25%) Process Improvement
11 11 (13.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (12.05%) Investment Banking
12 10 (12.05%) Statistics
12 10 (12.05%) C#
12 10 (12.05%) Unix
12 10 (12.05%) Stress Testing
12 10 (12.05%) Credit Risk
13 9 (10.84%) Data Migration
13 9 (10.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 9 (10.84%) Android

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.43%) CMS
1 7 (8.43%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (7.23%) IIS
2 6 (7.23%) Umbraco
3 4 (4.82%) SAS
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.20%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.20%) Documentum
4 1 (1.20%) FileNet
Applications
1 16 (19.28%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.84%) MS Office
3 4 (4.82%) S-PLUS
4 1 (1.20%) DOC1
4 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.20%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.82%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) MySQL
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.20%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) JIRA
2 9 (10.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.23%) Redmine
3 6 (7.23%) Subversion
3 6 (7.23%) TortoiseSVN
3 6 (7.23%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.82%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.20%) Axure RP
General
1 38 (45.78%) Finance
2 29 (34.94%) Banking
3 15 (18.07%) Marketing
4 10 (12.05%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.02%) Manufacturing
5 5 (6.02%) Private Banking
5 5 (6.02%) Retail
6 4 (4.82%) Electronics
6 4 (4.82%) Military
7 3 (3.61%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (44.58%) Analyst
2 12 (14.46%) Business Analyst
3 9 (10.84%) Designer
3 9 (10.84%) UI Designer
3 9 (10.84%) UI/UX Designer
3 9 (10.84%) UX Designer
4 8 (9.64%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (9.64%) Test Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Credit Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) IT Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Build Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Data Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Data Quality Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Product Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Product Owner
6 5 (6.02%) Quality Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Risk Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) .NET
2 9 (10.84%) XML
3 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (7.23%) Razor View Engine
4 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.94%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (18.07%) User Experience
3 10 (12.05%) Credit Risk
3 10 (12.05%) Statistics
4 9 (10.84%) NHS
5 8 (9.64%) Computer Science
6 6 (7.23%) Derivative
6 6 (7.23%) Fixed Income
7 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
8 4 (4.82%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (4.82%) Data Centre
8 4 (4.82%) Economics
8 4 (4.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (4.82%) Mathematics
8 4 (4.82%) Physics
9 3 (3.61%) Data Integration
10 2 (2.41%) Equities
10 2 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (2.41%) Pricing Data
10 2 (2.41%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Unix
2 9 (10.84%) Android
3 1 (1.20%) Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.92%) Project Management
2 21 (25.30%) Migration
3 14 (16.87%) Automated Testing
4 12 (14.46%) Line Management
4 12 (14.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (13.25%) Process Improvement
6 10 (12.05%) Stress Testing
7 9 (10.84%) Change Management
7 9 (10.84%) Data Analysis
7 9 (10.84%) Data Migration
7 9 (10.84%) Software Engineering
7 9 (10.84%) Wireframes
7 9 (10.84%) Workflow
8 8 (9.64%) Data Management
8 8 (9.64%) ITIL
9 7 (8.43%) Release Management
10 6 (7.23%) Data Validation
10 6 (7.23%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) SQL
2 10 (12.05%) C#
3 6 (7.23%) VBA
4 5 (6.02%) C
4 5 (6.02%) C++
4 5 (6.02%) MATLAB
5 4 (4.82%) Java
5 4 (4.82%) R
5 4 (4.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (37.35%) Degree
2 5 (6.02%) CCA
3 4 (4.82%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (4.82%) PhD
3 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) ISEB
4 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.87%) QA
2 6 (7.23%) Basel II
3 5 (6.02%) Data Quality
4 3 (3.61%) COBIT
4 3 (3.61%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (22.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.84%) Apple
2 9 (10.84%) Cegedim Rx
2 9 (10.84%) Google
2 9 (10.84%) Oracle
3 7 (8.43%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.61%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.41%) Reuters
6 1 (1.20%) CA
6 1 (1.20%) HP
6 1 (1.20%) Kofax
6 1 (1.20%) Laserfiche
6 1 (1.20%) MathWorks
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