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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation Engineer
UK
Rank 577 613 595
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Engineer 4 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.010% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.010% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Median daily rate £330 £285 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +14.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £285 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +22.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-9.57% +22.07%

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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 7 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +37 4 £330 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Worthing - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £330 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
North West - 1 £330 -
South East - 1 - -

Validation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 11 (100.00%) Validation
2 6 (54.55%) C
3 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
4 4 (36.36%) C++
5 3 (27.27%) MISRA C
5 3 (27.27%) MISRA
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 2 (18.18%) UML
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
6 2 (18.18%) Simulink
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) JIRA
7 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
7 1 (9.09%) Selenium
7 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Test Management
7 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Doxygen
7 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
7 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 1 (9.09%) Computer Architecture
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 1 (9.09%) IEC 61508
7 1 (9.09%) BDD
7 1 (9.09%) Cygwin

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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Simulink
2 1 (9.09%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (9.09%) Emacs
2 1 (9.09%) GCC
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
2 1 (9.09%) Protractor
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Validation
2 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (9.09%) IC Design
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Signal Processing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C
2 4 (36.36%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) MISRA
1 3 (27.27%) MISRA C
2 1 (9.09%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Cygwin