Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Exploratory Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Exploratory Testing over the 6 months to 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the 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.

Exploratory Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank - 136 144
Contract jobs citing Exploratory Testing 0 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands - 0.23% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.28% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
East Midlands median daily rate - £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% +45.83%
England median daily rate £425 £403 £416
% change year-on-year +5.59% -3.13% +10.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £38.61 £44.19
% change year-on-year - -12.63% -

Exploratory Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,061 2,525 2,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.51% 84.05% 82.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,329 1,623 1,649
East Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +0.66%
10th Percentile £275 £238 £213
90th Percentile £551 £560 £553
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 98 81
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.64 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.58% +6.90% -10.49%
10th Percentile £9.58 £10.18 £8.76
90th Percentile £34.75 £47.65 £38.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

Exploratory Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Exploratory Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Exploratory Testing in the East Midlands

Exploratory Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Exploratory Testing in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Exploratory Testing in the East Midlands