The table below looks at the statistics for the Verification Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Verification Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Verification Engineer
Rank 123 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Verification Engineer 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£190 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 - £305
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
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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
2580 2353 2438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.44% 93.56% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1393 1127 1160
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 87 124
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Verification Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Verification Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Verification Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Verification Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Verification Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Verification Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Verification Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Verification Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
Fife - 2 - - 1
Verification Engineer
UK

Verification Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Verification 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 Verification Engineer in their job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 3 (37.50%) VB
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) VBScript
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Shell Script

Verification Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Verification 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 Verification Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Physics
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) VB
2 3 (37.50%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft