I have been hearing a lot about Qlik and its products lately. I looked into the site to make myself familiar with both. Though a little confused; probably its usage will clear up my mind.
Being in a Business analytics domain in over 4years now -into pricing and predictive analytics, and Risk management, I would like to explore using Qlik products for my work. In order to achieve that, I want to know what skills or preliminary software knowledge we would need in order to start learning both- QlikView or QlikSense ?
It sounds like you have the basic skills to start learning QlikView and/or QlikSense. If your source data exists in databases instead of excel files, then basic sql knowledge will be helpful and you will need to know how to set up an odbc or oledb connection to a database. If you have a lot of data from different sources then knowledge of dimensional modelling will be useful. Other than that you need the discipline to read documentation like help files, reference manuals, tutorials, etc.
No, Qlikview Scripting is, in my opinion, for a very specific audience that already has the basics down. Qlikview 11 for Developers will teach you those basics and the better part of what Qlikview Scripting covers too (and a lot more besides).