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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 112 127 156
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +29
Permanent jobs citing Validation 50 35 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.68% 1.13% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.30% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 9
Average salary £47,000 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.50% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £25,000 £38,400
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £60,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.20%
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
2660 2698 2820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.59% 86.92% 84.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1702 1719 1843
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
(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
Edinburgh +13 18 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Glasgow -16 12 £50,000 +56.00%
Stirling +14 9 £42,000 -
Dundee -6 9 - -
Highlands -4 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £55,000 -
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UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 31 (43.06%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (38.89%) Migration
3 27 (37.50%) Finance
4 23 (31.94%) Degree
5 22 (30.56%) SQL
6 20 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 20 (27.78%) Banking
7 14 (19.44%) Oracle
7 14 (19.44%) Data Migration
8 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 12 (16.67%) Unix
9 11 (15.28%) XML
9 11 (15.28%) Data Analysis
9 11 (15.28%) Automated Testing
10 9 (12.50%) Apple
10 9 (12.50%) NHS
10 9 (12.50%) MS Office
10 9 (12.50%) Google
10 9 (12.50%) Marketing
10 9 (12.50%) Workflow
10 9 (12.50%) Android
10 9 (12.50%) User Experience
10 9 (12.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 9 (12.50%) Cegedim Rx
11 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
11 8 (11.11%) Project Management
12 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET
12 7 (9.72%) .NET
12 7 (9.72%) Business Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) Mule
2 2 (2.78%) Mule ESB
2 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.39%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.39%) Documentum
3 1 (1.39%) FileNet
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) MS Office
2 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) DOC1
3 1 (1.39%) MS Project
3 1 (1.39%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SAP PS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) DSL
1 1 (1.39%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) DB2
2 1 (1.39%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.78%) JUnit
2 2 (2.78%) Maven
2 2 (2.78%) Mockito
2 2 (2.78%) Subversion
2 2 (2.78%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (37.50%) Finance
2 20 (27.78%) Banking
3 9 (12.50%) Marketing
4 3 (4.17%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.39%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (43.06%) Analyst
2 15 (20.83%) Business Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) Test Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Designer
4 9 (12.50%) UI Designer
4 9 (12.50%) UI/UX Designer
4 9 (12.50%) UX Designer
5 7 (9.72%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Consultant
6 5 (6.94%) Developer
6 5 (6.94%) IT Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Release Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Business Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Implementation Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Support Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.78%) Audio Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Project Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) XML
2 7 (9.72%) .NET
2 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.78%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.78%) J2EE
3 2 (2.78%) JMS
3 2 (2.78%) JPA
3 2 (2.78%) Spring
3 2 (2.78%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 31 (43.06%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.50%) NHS
2 9 (12.50%) User Experience
3 7 (9.72%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.56%) Credit Risk
4 4 (5.56%) Statistics
5 3 (4.17%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.78%) Derivative
6 2 (2.78%) Equities
6 2 (2.78%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.78%) Pricing Data
6 2 (2.78%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.78%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.78%) Verilog
7 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.39%) APACS
7 1 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.39%) EMV
7 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) Unix
2 9 (12.50%) Android
3 5 (6.94%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) OpenWrt
4 1 (1.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) Migration
2 14 (19.44%) Data Migration
3 11 (15.28%) Automated Testing
3 11 (15.28%) Data Analysis
4 9 (12.50%) Workflow
5 8 (11.11%) Project Management
5 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 7 (9.72%) Business Analysis
7 6 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 6 (8.33%) SDLC
8 5 (6.94%) ITIL
8 5 (6.94%) Requirements Management
8 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.56%) Change Management
9 4 (5.56%) Line Management
9 4 (5.56%) Numerical Analysis
9 4 (5.56%) Product Management
9 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.56%) Stress Testing
9 4 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.56%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) C
2 3 (4.17%) MATLAB
3 2 (2.78%) C#
3 2 (2.78%) Java
3 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.78%) VBA
4 1 (1.39%) C++
4 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (31.94%) Degree
2 5 (6.94%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) Basel II
2 3 (4.17%) COBIT
2 3 (4.17%) ISO 9000
2 3 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.44%) Oracle
3 9 (12.50%) Apple
3 9 (12.50%) Cegedim Rx
3 9 (12.50%) Google
4 3 (4.17%) HP
5 2 (2.78%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.78%) IBM
5 2 (2.78%) Progress
5 2 (2.78%) Reuters
5 2 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (1.39%) CA
6 1 (1.39%) Juniper
6 1 (1.39%) Kofax
6 1 (1.39%) Laserfiche
6 1 (1.39%) MathWorks
6 1 (1.39%) Teradata