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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 116 156 132
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -24
Permanent jobs citing Validation 44 13 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.42% 0.37% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 0.46% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 11
Average salary £38,750 £43,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.88% +56.36%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -4.70%
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
2607 2853 2314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 83.99% 82.15% 79.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1639 1878 1437
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 4 March 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 4 March 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
(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 +25 22 £32,900 -45.16% 1
Edinburgh +12 10 £37,500 -12.79% 2
Stirling - 8 - -
Dundee - 3 £40,000 -
Highlands - 1 £60,000 -
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 22 (28.95%) SQL
1 22 (28.95%) Linux
2 21 (27.63%) Performance Tuning
3 19 (25.00%) Finance
4 18 (23.68%) Oracle
5 16 (21.05%) UNIX
5 16 (21.05%) Relational Database
6 15 (19.74%) Oracle Database
7 14 (18.42%) Oracle Database 12c
7 14 (18.42%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (18.42%) RDBMS
7 14 (18.42%) Banking
8 13 (17.11%) Sybase
8 13 (17.11%) Degree
9 12 (15.79%) Performance Analysis
9 12 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
10 11 (14.47%) Perl
10 11 (14.47%) XML
10 11 (14.47%) QA
11 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
11 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (11.84%) Java
12 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
12 8 (10.53%) HTML
12 8 (10.53%) Data Modelling
12 8 (10.53%) Risk Management
12 8 (10.53%) Management Information System
12 8 (10.53%) Web Development
12 8 (10.53%) Release Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 3 (3.95%) Mule
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.32%) SAS
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) DNS
2 6 (7.89%) SAN
3 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.26%) DHCP
4 4 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 15 (19.74%) Oracle Database
3 14 (18.42%) Oracle Database 12c
3 14 (18.42%) RDBMS
4 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
5 7 (9.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (7.89%) MySQL
6 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (7.89%) MongoDB
6 6 (7.89%) Sybase ASE
6 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (7.89%) MarkLogic
6 6 (7.89%) Oracle Exadata
6 6 (7.89%) TimesTen
7 4 (5.26%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (5.26%) LoadRunner
1 4 (5.26%) Selenium
2 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.63%) JMeter
2 2 (2.63%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.32%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.32%) Maven
3 1 (1.32%) JUnit
General
1 19 (25.00%) Finance
2 14 (18.42%) Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.95%) Retail
4 3 (3.95%) Billing
4 3 (3.95%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Avionics
5 1 (1.32%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) DBA
2 14 (18.42%) Oracle DBA
3 11 (14.47%) Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) Risk Manager
5 6 (7.89%) QA Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Validation Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Architect
9 2 (2.63%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Test Consultant
9 2 (2.63%) Business Project Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Business Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (2.63%) Consultant
9 2 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) XML
2 8 (10.53%) HTML
3 6 (7.89%) CGI
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (3.95%) Middleware
4 3 (3.95%) Spring
5 2 (2.63%) J2EE
5 2 (2.63%) JMS
5 2 (2.63%) Spring Integration
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.32%) HTML5
6 1 (1.32%) Drools
6 1 (1.32%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.32%) SOAP
6 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.89%) Clustering
3 6 (7.89%) Replication
4 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.58%) GIS
5 4 (5.26%) Equities
5 4 (5.26%) Fixed Income
5 4 (5.26%) Reference Data
5 4 (5.26%) Derivative
5 4 (5.26%) Life Science
6 3 (3.95%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.63%) Open Source
7 2 (2.63%) Wiki
7 2 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.32%) PKI
8 1 (1.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.95%) Linux
2 16 (21.05%) UNIX
3 7 (9.21%) Solaris
3 7 (9.21%) Windows
4 6 (7.89%) Windows XP
4 6 (7.89%) Windows NT
4 6 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (15.79%) Performance Analysis
2 12 (15.79%) Mentoring
3 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 8 (10.53%) Risk Management
4 8 (10.53%) Web Development
4 8 (10.53%) Release Management
4 8 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (9.21%) Test Scripting
5 7 (9.21%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (7.89%) Scrum
6 6 (7.89%) Test Management
6 6 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (7.89%) Physical Data Model
7 5 (6.58%) Cartography
7 5 (6.58%) Test Automation
7 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.95%) SQL
2 11 (14.47%) Perl
3 9 (11.84%) Java
4 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.21%) T-SQL
5 7 (9.21%) VBScript
6 6 (7.89%) PL/SQL
6 6 (7.89%) AWK
6 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.89%) Bourne shell
6 6 (7.89%) sed
7 5 (6.58%) Objective-C
7 5 (6.58%) C#
7 5 (6.58%) C++
8 4 (5.26%) PHP
9 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.95%) C
10 1 (1.32%) Ruby
10 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Degree
2 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.26%) CCNA
2 4 (5.26%) CWNA
2 4 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.95%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.95%) ISEB
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.63%) MCDST
5 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.47%) QA
2 7 (9.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.32%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.32%) DO-254
3 1 (1.32%) GAMP
3 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (18.42%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (7.89%) Firmware
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 6 (7.89%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.32%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 18 (23.68%) Oracle
2 13 (17.11%) Sybase
3 6 (7.89%) Red Hat
3 6 (7.89%) HP
3 6 (7.89%) Vertica
3 6 (7.89%) MapR
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco
4 4 (5.26%) ProCurve
4 4 (5.26%) Ruckus Wireless
4 4 (5.26%) Meru Networks
4 4 (5.26%) Aruba
5 2 (2.63%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.63%) GoldenSource
5 2 (2.63%) Reuters
5 2 (2.63%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.63%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.32%) Green Hat
6 1 (1.32%) IBM
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.32%) Siemens
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