The median contractor rate for a Validation Engineer was £306 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Validation Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 633 631
Rank change year-on-year +33 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Engineer 8 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.011% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.012% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £306 £328 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.48% -0.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £328 -
% change year-on-year -6.48% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £34.00 £29.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £29.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +14.28% -30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Validation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Validation Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Validation Engineer in the UK

Validation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation Engineer in the UK

Validation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation Engineer over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation Engineer in the UK

Validation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation Engineer in the UK

Validation Engineer
Top 13 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 28 March 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 +30 4 £350 +6.87% 2
Scotland +27 4 £260 - 1
Highlands - 3 £260 -
Inverness - 3 £260 -
South East - 3 £350 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £381 -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Fareham - 1 £263 -
Southampton - 1 £500 -
Blackpool - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -

Validation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 12 (100.00%) Validation
2 4 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 3 (25.00%) Simulink
3 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
5 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (8.33%) MISRA
5 1 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (8.33%) ISO13485
5 1 (8.33%) ISO26262
5 1 (8.33%) Protractor
5 1 (8.33%) QA
5 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) QMS

Validation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 3 (25.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) 3GPP
2 1 (8.33%) LTE
2 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (8.33%) Protractor
2 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Validation
2 4 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) QMS
5 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
2 2 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) HNC
1 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (8.33%) GMP
1 1 (8.33%) ISO13485
1 1 (8.33%) ISO26262
1 1 (8.33%) MISRA
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Minitab
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Posted: 7 days ago