Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Verification Engineer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Verification Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 182 197
Rank change year-on-year -10 +15 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Verification Engineer 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.040% 0.091% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.096% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Scotland median daily rate £320 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% - -
UK median daily rate £375 £275 £225
% change year-on-year +36.36% +22.22% +9.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +30.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4767 4164 5891
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 94.64% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2697 2429 3043
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £237
90th Percentile £530 £496 £500
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 120 128
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £17.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.88% -25.85% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.08 £47.90
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Verification Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Verification Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Verification Engineer in Scotland

Verification Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Verification Engineer in Scotland

Verification Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Verification Engineer in Scotland

Verification Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Verification Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Fife -1 2 £320 +16.36%
Verification Engineer
UK

Verification Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Verification 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 across the Scotland region featuring Verification Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC

Verification Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby