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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 130 142 112
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -30
Permanent jobs citing Validation 31 15 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.96% 0.46% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.56% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 26 9 31
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £37,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.18% -
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
2728 2667 2442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.88% 81.24% 77.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1790 1698 1692
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
Highlands - 12 £60,000 -
Edinburgh +3 10 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Glasgow -2 3 - -
Fife - 2 £33,000 -
Stirling -17 1 £75,000 -
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 16 (25.00%) QA
2 15 (23.44%) UNIX
3 14 (21.88%) Linux
4 12 (18.75%) Oracle
5 11 (17.19%) SQL
6 10 (15.63%) Oracle Database
6 10 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (15.63%) Relational Database
6 10 (15.63%) Degree
6 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (15.63%) Banking
7 9 (14.06%) Finance
7 9 (14.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (14.06%) Test Scripting
8 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 8 (12.50%) RDBMS
8 8 (12.50%) Java
8 8 (12.50%) Windows
8 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
8 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 8 (12.50%) NonStop SQL
9 7 (10.94%) C++
9 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
9 7 (10.94%) Life Science
9 7 (10.94%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (10.94%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (9.38%) Test Management
10 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
10 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
3 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MFGPRO
1 2 (3.13%) MultiFonds
2 1 (1.56%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) Oracle Database
1 10 (15.63%) Relational Database
2 8 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 8 (12.50%) NonStop SQL
3 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Selenium
2 2 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.56%) JMeter
3 1 (1.56%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.56%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (1.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.56%) VectorCAST
3 1 (1.56%) Ant
3 1 (1.56%) JUnit
General
1 10 (15.63%) Banking
2 9 (14.06%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (14.06%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
3 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
4 2 (3.13%) Front Office
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Validation Engineer
2 10 (15.63%) DBA
3 8 (12.50%) Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Oracle DBA
5 6 (9.38%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Software Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Sybase DBA
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Server Support Technician
8 2 (3.13%) Business Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Business Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Server Technician
8 2 (3.13%) Security Operations Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) HTML
1 3 (4.69%) XML
2 1 (1.56%) Middleware
2 1 (1.56%) COM
2 1 (1.56%) SOAP
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.94%) Life Science
3 5 (7.81%) GIS
3 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.25%) Fixed Income
4 4 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.25%) Reference Data
5 3 (4.69%) Statistics
5 3 (4.69%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.13%) Equities
6 2 (3.13%) Derivative
7 1 (1.56%) PKI
7 1 (1.56%) EPoS
7 1 (1.56%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.44%) UNIX
2 14 (21.88%) Linux
3 8 (12.50%) Windows
4 4 (6.25%) Windows Vista
5 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
5 3 (4.69%) AIX
5 3 (4.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (14.06%) Test Scripting
3 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 7 (10.94%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (9.38%) Test Management
5 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.81%) Scrum
6 5 (7.81%) Integration Testing
6 5 (7.81%) Data Analysis
6 5 (7.81%) Cartography
7 4 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 4 (6.25%) Business Analysis
7 4 (6.25%) Project Management
8 3 (4.69%) CRM
8 3 (4.69%) Data Modelling
8 3 (4.69%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) Java
3 7 (10.94%) C++
4 5 (7.81%) Objective-C
4 5 (7.81%) C#
5 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.69%) VBScript
7 2 (3.13%) Python
7 2 (3.13%) Perl
7 2 (3.13%) Ruby
8 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (1.56%) PMP
3 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (6.25%) SLA
2 4 (6.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (4.69%) GAMP
4 1 (1.56%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.56%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) Oracle
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) Sybase
4 4 (6.25%) Bloomberg
5 3 (4.69%) IBM
6 2 (3.13%) Reuters
6 2 (3.13%) Adobe
7 1 (1.56%) HP
7 1 (1.56%) Dell
7 1 (1.56%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.56%) Siemens
7 1 (1.56%) SAP
7 1 (1.56%) Green Hat
7 1 (1.56%) SOASTA, Inc
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