Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Verification Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 850 873 900
Rank change year-on-year +23 +27 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Verification Engineer 23 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.012% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.013% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
UK median daily rate £375 £275 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +0.92% +32.60%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £222
90th Percentile £391 £313 £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £275 £273
% change year-on-year +36.36% +0.92% +32.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.57% +26.81%
10th Percentile £38.70 £37.50 £36.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £54.45 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +8.14%

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 97016 99195 108573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64030 64673 69073
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 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2877 3313 4123
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Verification Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Verification Engineer in the UK

Verification Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Verification Engineer in the UK

Verification Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Verification Engineer in the UK

Verification Engineer
Top 6 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 25 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 +58 19 £375 +36.36% 2
England +16 17 £375 - 1
South East +6 9 £375 -
South West +5 4 - -
East of England -7 4 - -
Scotland +1 2 £320 +16.36% 1

Verification Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Verification Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (39.13%) C++
2 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 7 (30.43%) Python
4 6 (26.09%) C
4 6 (26.09%) Automotive
4 6 (26.09%) Validation
4 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
4 6 (26.09%) CANoe
5 5 (21.74%) ISO 26262
5 5 (21.74%) Verilog
5 5 (21.74%) MATLAB
5 5 (21.74%) Simulink
6 4 (17.39%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Def Stans
7 3 (13.04%) Perl
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (8.70%) Unix
8 2 (8.70%) Windows
8 2 (8.70%) Linux
8 2 (8.70%) Electronics
8 2 (8.70%) Aerospace
8 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.70%) ASIC Verification
8 2 (8.70%) ASIC
8 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.70%) BDD
8 2 (8.70%) Ruby
8 2 (8.70%) SDLC
8 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing

Verification 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 5 (21.74%) Simulink
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) CANoe
General
1 6 (26.09%) Automotive
2 2 (8.70%) Aerospace
2 2 (8.70%) Avionics
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Verilog
2 2 (8.70%) ASIC
2 2 (8.70%) ASIC Verification
3 1 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (4.35%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
2 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
3 6 (26.09%) Validation
4 4 (17.39%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) BDD
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.70%) SDLC
6 1 (4.35%) Code Coverage
6 1 (4.35%) OO
6 1 (4.35%) Six Sigma
6 1 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C++
2 7 (30.43%) Python
3 6 (26.09%) C
4 5 (21.74%) MATLAB
5 3 (13.04%) Perl
6 2 (8.70%) Ruby
7 1 (4.35%) Ada
7 1 (4.35%) C#
7 1 (4.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) ISO 26262
2 4 (17.39%) Def Stans
3 1 (4.35%) DO-178B
3 1 (4.35%) DO-254
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) EMC