The table below looks at the statistics for the Verification 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 Verification Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Verification Engineer
Rank 590 567 587
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Verification Engineer 11 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.015% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.016% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Average daily rate
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£241 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £300 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £241 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-19.83% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £44.10 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.10 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
+3.76% -

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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Verification Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Verification Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Verification Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Verification Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Verification Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Verification Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Verification Engineer
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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
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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
Scotland -13 6 £241 -19.83%
England -26 5 - - 2
South West - 4 - -
Fife - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Dunfermline - 1 - -
Loughborough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

Verification Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
1 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Validation
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) MS Office
3 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (18.75%) Perl
4 3 (18.75%) VB
4 3 (18.75%) Military
4 3 (18.75%) UML
4 3 (18.75%) Python
4 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
4 3 (18.75%) SysML
4 3 (18.75%) Requirements Management
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (12.50%) DO-178B
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) ASIC
5 2 (12.50%) Verilog

Verification Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Avionics
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) ASIC
1 2 (12.50%) Verilog
2 1 (6.25%) VHDL
2 1 (6.25%) ASIC Verification
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
1 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (18.75%) UML
4 3 (18.75%) SysML
4 3 (18.75%) Requirements Management
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Perl
2 3 (18.75%) VB
2 3 (18.75%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) VBScript
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) DO-178B
2 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco
1 1 (6.25%) IBM
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
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