The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Validation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation Engineer
Rank 650 630 597
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Engineer 11 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.021% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.022% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Median daily rate £275 £323 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -7.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £247 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £365 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £323 £351
% change year-on-year
-14.72% -7.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Validation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Validation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Validation Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Validation Engineer
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 6 £275 -26.66% 2
Scotland -3 4 £263 -4.54%
South East +4 3 - - 2
Dunfermline +9 1 £275 +20.87%
Fife +8 1 £275 +20.87%
Northern Ireland - 1 £350 -
Larne - 1 £350 -
Darlington - 1 - -
Newton Aycliffe - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 £350 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Durham - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £275 -
North East - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

Validation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 featuring Validation Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Validation
2 4 (23.53%) Python
2 4 (23.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
3 3 (17.65%) CANoe
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Life Science
3 3 (17.65%) QA
3 3 (17.65%) System Testing
3 3 (17.65%) MS Office
3 3 (17.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (17.65%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.76%) Electronics
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (11.76%) C
4 2 (11.76%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded C
4 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (11.76%) ISO13485
5 1 (5.88%) Records Management
5 1 (5.88%) Def Stans

Validation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Adaptiv
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) FTP
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) CANoe
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 4 (23.53%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Automotive
3 1 (5.88%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Life Science
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Validation
2 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
2 3 (17.65%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) System Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Internal Audit
4 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Management
4 1 (5.88%) QMS
4 1 (5.88%) Records Management
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) C
2 2 (11.76%) C++
2 2 (11.76%) Embedded C
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) ISO13485
3 1 (5.88%) Def Stans
3 1 (5.88%) GxP
3 1 (5.88%) IEC 61508
3 1 (5.88%) ISO 9000
3 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft