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 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Verification Engineer
Rank 631 619 617
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Verification Engineer 9 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.029% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.030% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £500 £50 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+900.00% -84.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £313
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.02 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.93% -7.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+24.93% -7.04%

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £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 1532 2104 2098
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%

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 9 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 29 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
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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
Scotland -14 6 - -
England -31 3 £500 +900.00% 1
Bristol -4 1 - -
South West -7 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 £500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 - 1

Verification Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (39.13%) C
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) Validation
2 8 (34.78%) Requirements Management
3 6 (26.09%) QA
3 6 (26.09%) SNMP
3 6 (26.09%) CCNP
3 6 (26.09%) CCNA
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Python
4 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 4 (17.39%) SysML
5 4 (17.39%) Selenium
5 4 (17.39%) Linux
5 4 (17.39%) UML
5 4 (17.39%) Perl
5 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (17.39%) SDLC
6 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
6 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
6 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) System Testing
6 3 (13.04%) TestComplete
6 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing

Verification Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) SNMP
2 2 (8.70%) Megaco
2 2 (8.70%) RANAP
2 2 (8.70%) RNC
2 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
1 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) HP UFT
2 3 (13.04%) JUnit
2 3 (13.04%) TestComplete
2 3 (13.04%) WATIR
3 2 (8.70%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) LabVIEW
4 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (4.35%) Electronics
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) ASIC
2 2 (8.70%) ASIC Verification
2 2 (8.70%) Handset
2 2 (8.70%) Verilog
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.35%) SystemC
3 1 (4.35%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Requirements Management
1 8 (34.78%) Validation
2 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (17.39%) SDLC
3 4 (17.39%) SysML
3 4 (17.39%) UML
4 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Earned Value Management
4 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Load Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) System Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
4 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C
2 5 (21.74%) Python
3 4 (17.39%) Perl
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) VB
5 2 (8.70%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) CCNA
3 6 (26.09%) CCNP
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) HNC
5 1 (4.35%) HND
5 1 (4.35%) ISEB
5 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) IEC 61508
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) Telerik
3 2 (8.70%) Nokia
3 2 (8.70%) Xilinx
4 1 (4.35%) Synopsys
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