Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Validation
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 106 114
Rank change year-on-year -30 +8 +28
Permanent jobs citing Validation 11 47 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.43% 1.75% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 1.88% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6 37 9
Edinburgh median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +27.78% -21.74%
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,400 £27,700
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £64,500
Scotland median annual salary £43,750 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -23.91% +27.78% -21.74%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,359 2,504 2,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 93.02% 93.05% 93.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,422 1,500 1,358
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,250 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,500 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.41% - +3.53%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Edinburgh

Validation
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Validation in Edinburgh

Validation
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Validation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (45.45%) Degree
1 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
1 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
1 5 (45.45%) DevOps
2 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
3 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Apache
3 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Grid Computing
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (27.27%) VLAN
3 3 (27.27%) Marketing
3 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
3 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (27.27%) Microservices
3 3 (27.27%) Kubernetes
3 3 (27.27%) 802.1X
3 3 (27.27%) High Availability
3 3 (27.27%) Tableau
3 3 (27.27%) Kafka
3 3 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Data Science
4 2 (18.18%) Fintech
4 2 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Sonata
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
1 3 (27.27%) VLAN
1 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
2 1 (9.09%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
1 1 (9.09%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Data Scientist
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Data Scientist
3 2 (18.18%) Software Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) 802.1X
1 3 (27.27%) Kafka
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 3 (27.27%) Grid Computing
3 2 (18.18%) Fintech
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) DevOps
1 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
1 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (27.27%) Data Cleansing
2 3 (27.27%) Data Science
2 3 (27.27%) High Availability
2 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
2 3 (27.27%) Microservices
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
3 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) Machine Learning
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) R
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Tableau