The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 22 20 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Permanent jobs citing Validation 7 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 7.22% 4.21% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.24% 5.19% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Average salary £37,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Validation
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stirling region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Stirling
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
85 77 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 87.63% 81.05% 94.12%
Number of salaries quoted 44 41 12
Average salary £32,500 £46,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.34% +22.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £43,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Stirling region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

Validation
Salary Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation across the Stirling region.

Validation Salary Trend in Stirling

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Stirling 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 (66.67%) Project Management
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
1 10 (66.67%) Banking
1 10 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
1 10 (66.67%) Reference Data
2 9 (60.00%) Web Development
2 9 (60.00%) QA
2 9 (60.00%) Derivative
2 9 (60.00%) Equities
2 9 (60.00%) Software Delivery
3 8 (53.33%) Fixed Income
4 6 (40.00%) Reuters
4 6 (40.00%) Bloomberg
4 6 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (33.33%) Marketing
5 5 (33.33%) Project Planning
5 5 (33.33%) Degree
5 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) MS Project
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) PMP
5 5 (33.33%) PMI Certification
5 5 (33.33%) Internet
5 5 (33.33%) SDLC
5 5 (33.33%) User Experience
5 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (26.67%) Shell Script

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Stirling 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 (26.67%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Coherence
1 4 (26.67%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Internet
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
1 10 (66.67%) Banking
2 6 (40.00%) Investment Banking
3 5 (33.33%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Business Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Reference Data Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) J2EE
1 4 (26.67%) JMS
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
1 4 (26.67%) Spring
1 4 (26.67%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Reference Data
2 9 (60.00%) Equities
2 9 (60.00%) Derivative
3 8 (53.33%) Fixed Income
4 5 (33.33%) User Experience
4 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) Wiki
5 4 (26.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Project Management
1 10 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 9 (60.00%) Web Development
2 9 (60.00%) Software Delivery
3 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) SDLC
4 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) Financial Modelling
5 4 (26.67%) Open Source
5 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (26.67%) Data Management
5 4 (26.67%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
5 4 (26.67%) Information Management
5 4 (26.67%) Migration
5 4 (26.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
1 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) PMP
1 5 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Reuters
1 6 (40.00%) Bloomberg
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) TIBCO
3 4 (26.67%) GoldenSource
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle