The table below looks at the statistics for the Validation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Validation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation Engineer
Rank 895 878 873
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Validation Engineer 2 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.001% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.001% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 6
Average salary £30,250 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.37% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,450 £40,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £32,050 £40,000 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £30,250 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-24.37% +9.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent 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 permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107626 101806 107121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88189 84506 91372
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Validation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Validation Engineer within the UK.

Validation Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Validation Engineer
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Validation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -6 1 £28,000 -30.00%
England -9 1 £28,000 -30.00% 1
Scotland - 1 £32,500 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £32,500 -
Newbury - 1 £28,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £28,000 -

Validation Engineer
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled with Validation Engineer in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Vista
5 3 (30.00%) QA
5 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) MFGPRO
6 2 (20.00%) Test Management
7 1 (10.00%) C
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Selenium
7 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (10.00%) System Testing
7 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (10.00%) Military
7 1 (10.00%) VHDL
7 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
7 1 (10.00%) ISO 9000
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) ISEB
7 1 (10.00%) Firmware

Validation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled with Validation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MFGPRO
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) VHDL
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Vista
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Test Management
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) System Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft