The table below looks at the statistics for the Validation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation Engineer
Rank 593 588 544
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Engineer 7 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.013% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.014% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
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£375 £500 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +57.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £318
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.37 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.37 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

Validation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Validation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Validation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Validation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Validation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Validation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Validation Engineer
Top 6 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
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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
England -8 7 £375 -25.00% 4
South West +5 2 - -
London -2 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £375 - 1
South East - 2 £375 - 1
Bristol - 2 - -

Validation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 21 (100.00%) Validation
2 7 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (28.57%) MS Office
3 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 5 (23.81%) QA
4 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
4 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
4 5 (23.81%) GAMP
5 4 (19.05%) Windows
5 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Electronics
5 4 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (19.05%) Degree
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (14.29%) Trac
6 3 (14.29%) Biotechnology
6 3 (14.29%) Subversion
6 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) LabVIEW
6 3 (14.29%) XSLT
6 3 (14.29%) Python
6 3 (14.29%) GMP
6 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.52%) EMC

Validation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Office
2 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 3 (14.29%) Trac
1 3 (14.29%) Subversion
1 3 (14.29%) LabVIEW
2 2 (9.52%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
3 4 (19.05%) Electronics
4 2 (9.52%) Automotive
5 1 (4.76%) German Language
5 1 (4.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Biotechnology
2 2 (9.52%) Life Science
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
1 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Validation
2 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.52%) SysML
5 2 (9.52%) Requirements Management
5 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.76%) CAPA
6 1 (4.76%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
1 5 (23.81%) GAMP
2 3 (14.29%) GMP
3 1 (4.76%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) EMC
3 1 (4.76%) Siemens
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
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