The table below looks at the statistics for the Validation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation Engineer
Rank 618 608 582
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Engineer 4 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.019% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.020% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.12 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% -15.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.12 -
% change year-on-year
-6.53% -
Validation Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48700 48807 46973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32117 30128 29195
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1957 1952
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Validation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Validation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Validation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation Engineer across the England region.

Validation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Validation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation Engineer across the England region.

Validation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Validation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North East - 2 - -
London -23 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Validation Engineer
UK

Validation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Validation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Validation Engineer in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) CANoe
4 2 (20.00%) Automotive
4 2 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) SpaceWire
5 1 (10.00%) ECSS
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) NHS
5 1 (10.00%) Firmware
5 1 (10.00%) ClearQuest
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office

Validation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Validation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Validation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SpaceWire
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) CANoe
2 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (10.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Automotive
2 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (10.00%) Avionics
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Life Science
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) System Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) ANSI C
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) HNC
2 1 (10.00%) HND
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (10.00%) ECSS
2 1 (10.00%) IEC 61508
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Cygwin
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
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