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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation Engineer
Rank 654 621 611
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Engineer 4 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.018% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.019% 0.014%
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% -

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
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 £44.50 £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

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 8 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 30 April 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
England -35 4 - - 7
North East - 2 - -
Newton Aycliffe - 2 - -
Durham - 2 - -
London -8 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 - -
Darlington - 1 - -

Validation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Validation
2 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Life Science
4 2 (16.67%) System Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) CANoe
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Automotive
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (8.33%) Document Management
5 1 (8.33%) Adaptiv
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
5 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
5 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (8.33%) Electronics
5 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (8.33%) CMMI
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing

Validation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Adaptiv
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Skype
1 1 (8.33%) SpaceWire
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) CANoe
2 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (8.33%) ClearQuest
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (16.67%) Automotive
4 1 (8.33%) Avionics
4 1 (8.33%) Electronics
4 1 (8.33%) German Language
4 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Life Science
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Validation
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (16.67%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) CMMI
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Internal Audit
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Records Management
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) ANSI C
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) HNC
2 1 (8.33%) HND
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (8.33%) ECSS
2 1 (8.33%) IEC 61508
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (8.33%) ISO13485
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Cygwin
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
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