The median contractor rate for a Test Specialist was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 3 months to 24 June 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 Specialist
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 123 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear - 0.071% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.080% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £333 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £373 £350
% change year-on-year +4.02% +6.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -3.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 353 1248 593
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 92.89% 88.32% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 808 365
Median daily rate £351 £321 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.36% -10.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 75 65
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £13.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £35.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Test Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Specialist in Tyne and Wear

Test Specialist
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 Specialist in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Specialist in Tyne and Wear