Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 21 November 2018 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 49 -
Rank change year-on-year -23 - -
Contract jobs citing Exploratory Testing 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.15% 0.44% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Lancashire median daily rate £505 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.25% - -
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +5.00% +23.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 581 374 544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.57% 82.93% 82.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 240 360
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -11.93%
10th Percentile £269 £298 £213
90th Percentile £575 £607 £556
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 44 57
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.05 £15.14 £11.90
90th Percentile £51.86 £65.89 £62.29
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -22.29% +33.05% -30.20%

Exploratory Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Exploratory Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Exploratory Testing in Lancashire

Exploratory Testing
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exploratory Testing within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2018. 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
Blackpool - 1 £505 -
Exploratory Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Exploratory Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Exploratory Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (100.00%) Gatling
1 1 (100.00%) The Grinder

Exploratory Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Gatling
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) The Grinder
1 1 (100.00%) Travis CI
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) QA Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (100.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA