The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Validation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation Engineer
Rank - 133 119
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Engineer 0 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.062% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.065% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £228 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -31.32%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £228 £331
% change year-on-year
- -31.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £32.00
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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2075 3067 2593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.28% 95.07% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1250 1587 1396
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 60 66
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Validation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Validation Engineer in the job title.

Validation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Validation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Validation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Validation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Validation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Validation Engineer Skill Set
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Validation Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Validation Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Validation
2 3 (75.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Electronics
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISO13485
4 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000
4 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering

Validation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

General
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000
2 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (25.00%) ISO13485