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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 28 10 25
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Permanent jobs citing Validation 8 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 4.17% 3.45% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% 4.55% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 2
Average salary £74,250 - £31,389
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
173 22 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 90.10% 75.86% 73.58%
Number of salaries quoted 110 11 69
Average salary £47,500 £38,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.58% -13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £18,500 £31,033
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £47,850
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) Bloomberg
1 4 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (50.00%) Reference Data
2 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) AIX
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Mac OS X
3 2 (25.00%) Reuters
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Sybase
3 2 (25.00%) Equities
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) MultiFonds
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MultiFonds
2 1 (12.50%) SAP PLM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Security Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Business Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Business Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Development Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Operations Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Security Operations Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (50.00%) Reference Data
2 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
3 2 (25.00%) Equities
3 2 (25.00%) Derivative
3 2 (25.00%) Statistics
4 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) AIX
1 3 (37.50%) Solaris
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
1 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) Email Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) QMS
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (12.50%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Bloomberg
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Reuters
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Sybase
4 1 (12.50%) SAP