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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 149 139 131
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Permanent jobs citing Validation 20 33 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.60% 0.88% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.06% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 19
Average salary £57,500 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.92% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,100 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £73,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +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
2934 3112 2569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.72% 83.32% 83.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1839 2016 1670
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
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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 +6 6 £37,500 -48.97%
Edinburgh -1 6 £57,500 -4.16% 4
Glasgow +3 3 £65,000 +100.00% 1
Dundee - 1 - -
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 29 (63.04%) Finance
2 16 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (32.61%) Banking
4 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (23.91%) Migration
4 11 (23.91%) Requirements Analysis
4 11 (23.91%) SDLC
5 10 (21.74%) QA
5 10 (21.74%) SQL
5 10 (21.74%) Oracle
6 9 (19.57%) Project Management
6 9 (19.57%) Reference Data
6 9 (19.57%) Business Analysis
7 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (17.39%) Equities
7 8 (17.39%) Derivative
7 8 (17.39%) Software Delivery
8 7 (15.22%) Marketing
8 7 (15.22%) Web Development
8 7 (15.22%) Degree
8 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
8 7 (15.22%) Investment Banking
8 7 (15.22%) Reuters
8 7 (15.22%) Bloomberg
9 6 (13.04%) Internet
9 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
9 6 (13.04%) Fixed Income
9 6 (13.04%) Requirements Management
9 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
10 5 (10.87%) Jenkins

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 4 (8.70%) Mule
2 2 (4.35%) Mule ESB
2 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.35%) SAS
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Project
2 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.52%) DB2
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.70%) HP UFT
2 4 (8.70%) Selenium
3 3 (6.52%) FitNesse
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (6.52%) JIRA
3 3 (6.52%) Subversion
3 3 (6.52%) Hudson
4 2 (4.35%) Maven
4 2 (4.35%) JUnit
4 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.35%) Mockito
General
1 29 (63.04%) Finance
2 15 (32.61%) Banking
3 7 (15.22%) Investment Banking
3 7 (15.22%) Marketing
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Billing
5 1 (2.17%) Italian Language
5 1 (2.17%) Publishing
5 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) Front Office
5 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Analyst
2 16 (34.78%) Business Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Risk Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Lead Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) QA Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Java Applications Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Reference Data Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) J2EE
1 4 (8.70%) JMS
1 4 (8.70%) Spring
1 4 (8.70%) Spring Integration
2 2 (4.35%) JPA
2 2 (4.35%) Middleware
2 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (19.57%) Reference Data
3 8 (17.39%) Equities
3 8 (17.39%) Derivative
4 6 (13.04%) Fixed Income
5 5 (10.87%) User Experience
6 4 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
7 3 (6.52%) SWIFT
8 2 (4.35%) Wiki
9 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
9 1 (2.17%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (23.91%) Migration
1 11 (23.91%) Requirements Analysis
1 11 (23.91%) SDLC
2 9 (19.57%) Business Analysis
2 9 (19.57%) Project Management
3 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (17.39%) Software Delivery
4 7 (15.22%) Web Development
4 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
5 6 (13.04%) Requirements Management
6 5 (10.87%) Project Planning
6 5 (10.87%) ETL
6 5 (10.87%) Data Modelling
6 5 (10.87%) Test Planning
6 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.52%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) Java
3 4 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.35%) C
4 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.17%) XAML
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby
5 1 (2.17%) Python
5 1 (2.17%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) C++
5 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 5 (10.87%) PMP
2 5 (10.87%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Puppet
1 2 (4.35%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Oracle
2 7 (15.22%) Reuters
2 7 (15.22%) Bloomberg
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) Teradata
5 2 (4.35%) GoldenSource
5 2 (4.35%) HP
5 2 (4.35%) TIBCO
5 2 (4.35%) IBM
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