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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 142 131 117
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Permanent jobs citing Validation 31 24 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.83% 0.77% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.95% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 33
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £46,000 £41,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
3012 2530 2397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.51% 80.75% 75.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1965 1647 1613
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Stirling -9 7 £73,500 -
Glasgow -30 7 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Edinburgh -6 6 £60,000 +90.47% 5
Fife - 5 £40,000 -
Highlands - 2 - -
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 22 August 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 (26.67%) Banking
2 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (17.78%) QA
3 8 (17.78%) Degree
3 8 (17.78%) Management Information System
3 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
4 7 (15.56%) UNIX
4 7 (15.56%) Windows
5 6 (13.33%) Linux
5 6 (13.33%) IBM
5 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
6 5 (11.11%) Project Planning
7 4 (8.89%) Windows Vista
7 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Data Validation
7 4 (8.89%) Reference Data
7 4 (8.89%) Test Management
7 4 (8.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (8.89%) SLA
7 4 (8.89%) Bloomberg
7 4 (8.89%) Project Management
7 4 (8.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
7 4 (8.89%) Data Modelling

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (4.44%) SAS
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.89%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MultiFonds
1 2 (4.44%) MFGPRO
2 1 (2.22%) SAP PLM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.89%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.44%) OLAP
4 1 (2.22%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
1 2 (4.44%) ERwin
2 1 (2.22%) JUnit
2 1 (2.22%) VectorCAST
2 1 (2.22%) Selenium
General
1 12 (26.67%) Banking
2 9 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.44%) Front Office
4 2 (4.44%) Legal
4 2 (4.44%) Retail
5 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Business Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Software Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Validation Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Business Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Security Operations Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Server Technician
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Technician
5 2 (4.44%) Data Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Development Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) Middleware
1 2 (4.44%) SOAP
1 2 (4.44%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.89%) Reference Data
2 4 (8.89%) Fixed Income
3 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.67%) Life Science
4 2 (4.44%) Derivative
4 2 (4.44%) Statistics
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.44%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.44%) Firmware
4 2 (4.44%) Equities
5 1 (2.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.22%) AS400
5 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) UNIX
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Linux
3 4 (8.89%) Windows Vista
4 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.44%) Mac OS X
5 2 (4.44%) AIX
5 2 (4.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
3 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 5 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
5 4 (8.89%) Data Validation
5 4 (8.89%) Test Management
5 4 (8.89%) Project Management
5 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.89%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
5 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
5 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.67%) ETL
6 3 (6.67%) CRM
6 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.44%) C++
3 2 (4.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.22%) Ruby
4 1 (2.22%) C
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VBScript
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) ISEB
2 3 (6.67%) PMP
2 3 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MBA
3 1 (2.22%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
2 4 (8.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (8.89%) SLA
3 2 (4.44%) GAMP
4 1 (2.22%) ISO 9000
4 1 (2.22%) GxP
4 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.44%) CA LISA
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) IBM
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.89%) Bloomberg
4 3 (6.67%) SAP
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle
4 3 (6.67%) Sybase
4 3 (6.67%) Informatica
5 2 (4.44%) Green Hat
5 2 (4.44%) Cognizant
5 2 (4.44%) Adobe
5 2 (4.44%) Reuters
5 2 (4.44%) Teradata
6 1 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix
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