Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Test Consultant
England > North East
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 155 105
Rank change year-on-year +49 -50 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.079% 0.15% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.17% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
North East median daily rate £288 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.47% - -
England median daily rate £419 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -1.47% +6.12% +18.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £175.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year -78.57% -2.78% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1201 2377 1580
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.42% 91.25% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 1497 933
North East median daily rate £366 £325 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.69% -11.56% +13.08%
10th Percentile £238 £224 £221
90th Percentile £531 £504 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 118 115
North East median hourly rate £21.13 £27.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +80.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.02 £11.68 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £35.48 £26.15
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings that featured Test Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Test Consultant in the North East

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Consultant in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Consultant in the North East

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the North East region over the 6 months to 25 July 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
Tyne and Wear +53 1 £288 - 1
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, Test Consultant 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 North East region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Sauce Labs

Test Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SAP