Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Validation Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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.

Validation Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 879 881
Rank change year-on-year +16 +2 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Engineer 24 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.011% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.012% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
UK median daily rate £375 £263 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £329 £229 £235
90th Percentile £475 £286 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £263 £275
% change year-on-year +42.86% -4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £47.50 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +1.06% +42.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £47.50 £47.00
% change year-on-year -24.21% +1.06% +44.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Validation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation Engineer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Validation Engineer in the UK

Validation Engineer
Top 9 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 6 months to 23 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
UK excluding London +46 22 £375 +42.86% 4
England +27 21 £375 - 3
East of England -16 8 - -
South East +9 7 £375 - 1
Scotland 0 3 £375 +42.86%
South West -3 3 £450 -
London - 2 - -
North West - 1 £350 -
North of England - 1 £350 - 2

Validation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 24 (100.00%) Validation
2 9 (37.50%) Automotive
3 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) CANoe
3 6 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 6 (25.00%) Simulink
4 5 (20.83%) Python
4 5 (20.83%) C
4 5 (20.83%) C++
4 5 (20.83%) Linux
4 5 (20.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (20.83%) GAMP
4 5 (20.83%) GMP
4 5 (20.83%) ISO 13485
4 5 (20.83%) ISO 26262
4 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
4 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
5 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 4 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 3 (12.50%) ClearQuest
6 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.50%) ClearCase
6 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (12.50%) Java
6 3 (12.50%) Bugzilla
6 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Degree

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 6 (25.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) SpaceWire
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) 3GPP
2 1 (4.17%) GSM
2 1 (4.17%) LTE
2 1 (4.17%) SMS
2 1 (4.17%) UMTS
2 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) CANoe
2 3 (12.50%) Bugzilla
2 3 (12.50%) ClearCase
2 3 (12.50%) ClearQuest
General
1 9 (37.50%) Automotive
2 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
3 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (12.50%) Avionics
4 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Algorithms
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Unix
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Validation
2 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
4 4 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.33%) SDLC
7 1 (4.17%) CMMI
7 1 (4.17%) QMS
7 1 (4.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) MATLAB
2 5 (20.83%) C
2 5 (20.83%) C++
2 5 (20.83%) Python
3 3 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) ANSI C
4 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 5 (20.83%) GAMP
1 5 (20.83%) GMP
1 5 (20.83%) ISO 13485
1 5 (20.83%) ISO 26262
2 2 (8.33%) ECSS
3 1 (4.17%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.33%) Red Hat