Period
to 13 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 92 -
Rank change year-on-year +19 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.28% 0.10% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £500 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% - -
North East median daily rate £500 £350 -
% change year-on-year +42.86% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies in Tyne and Wear with a recognized job title 692 916 874
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 95.42% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 660 611
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £413 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £185 £263 £231
90th Percentile £527 £575 £563
North East median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.31% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 41
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.61% -10.85% -35.47%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.13 £9.50
90th Percentile £32.62 £45.93 £47.83
North East median hourly rate £15.70 £14.78 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.22% -15.54% -22.22%

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings that featured Test Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Test Consultant in Tyne and Wear

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Consultant in Tyne and Wear

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 13 December 2019. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +17 2 £500 +42.86%
Test Consultant
North East

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, Test Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Tyne and Wear region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) Spring MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Jetty
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Mockito
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Gradle
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (100.00%) Microservices
1 2 (100.00%) Spring Boot
1 2 (100.00%) Dropwizard
1 2 (100.00%) BrowserStack
1 2 (100.00%) REST Assured

Test Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Jetty
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Gradle
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) Mockito
1 2 (100.00%) REST Assured
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Dropwizard
1 2 (100.00%) Spring Boot
1 2 (100.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Microservices
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL