The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 138 138 106
Rank change year-on-year
0 -32
Permanent jobs citing Validation 25 23 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.69% 0.71% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.89% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 34
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 £31,600 £38,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,500 £41,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2932 2597 2364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.53% 80.58% 75.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1944 1691 1606
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Validation
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Glasgow -19 7 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Edinburgh -11 5 - - 4
Stirling -8 4 - - 1
Fife - 4 £36,750 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £42,500 -
Highlands - 1 - - 2
Ayrshire - 1 £42,500 -
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (26.32%) Banking
2 8 (21.05%) Degree
2 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
3 6 (15.79%) QA
3 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Project Planning
4 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.16%) IBM
4 5 (13.16%) Java
4 5 (13.16%) UNIX
4 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
4 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
5 4 (10.53%) Test Management
5 4 (10.53%) Data Validation
5 4 (10.53%) Reference Data
5 4 (10.53%) Linux
5 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.53%) Oracle
5 4 (10.53%) Bloomberg
5 4 (10.53%) Project Management
5 4 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (10.53%) Fixed Income
5 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
5 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
5 4 (10.53%) NonStop SQL
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.89%) Business Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (5.26%) SAS
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MFGPRO
1 2 (5.26%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) SAN
1 1 (2.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.53%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.26%) OLAP
4 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
1 2 (5.26%) ERwin
2 1 (2.63%) JUnit
2 1 (2.63%) VectorCAST
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 10 (26.32%) Banking
2 8 (21.05%) Finance
3 4 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.26%) Front Office
4 2 (5.26%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Validation Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Business Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Software Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Business Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Data Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) DBA
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Release Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Development Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) SOAP
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
1 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (2.63%) JSF
2 1 (2.63%) Java EE
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) COM
2 1 (2.63%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Reference Data
1 4 (10.53%) Fixed Income
1 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Life Science
3 2 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.26%) Firmware
3 2 (5.26%) Equities
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Derivative
3 2 (5.26%) Statistics
4 1 (2.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.63%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) UNIX
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Vista
3 3 (7.89%) Windows
4 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
2 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
3 5 (13.16%) Project Planning
3 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
4 4 (10.53%) Test Management
4 4 (10.53%) Data Validation
4 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 4 (10.53%) Project Management
4 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.89%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
5 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.89%) SOA
5 3 (7.89%) ETL
5 3 (7.89%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) C++
3 2 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) AWK
4 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.63%) VBScript
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.63%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) ISEB
2 3 (7.89%) PMP
2 3 (7.89%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (5.26%) GAMP
4 1 (2.63%) ISO 9000
4 1 (2.63%) SLA
4 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) CA LISA
2 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.63%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) IBM
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Bloomberg
3 3 (7.89%) Informatica
3 3 (7.89%) Sybase
4 2 (5.26%) Green Hat
4 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (5.26%) Cognizant
4 2 (5.26%) Reuters
4 2 (5.26%) Teradata
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.63%) Adobe
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) Citrix
5 1 (2.63%) JBoss
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