Period
to 19 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 19 October 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 151 140
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11 +16
Contract jobs citing Exploratory Testing 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.074% 0.16% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.086% 0.19% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Manchester median daily rate £475 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +17.24% +11.54%
10th Percentile £423 £408 £344
90th Percentile £528 £448 £381
North West median daily rate £475 £425 £363
% change year-on-year +11.76% +17.24% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester 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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,332 2,575 2,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 85.92% 82.51% 83.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,569 1,632 1,476
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £284 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 103 80
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.95% +5.13% +23.81%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.95 £11.75
90th Percentile £23.75 £35.00 £45.30
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.82% -26.67% +42.55%

Exploratory Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Exploratory Testing in Manchester

Exploratory Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Exploratory Testing in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Exploratory Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure as Code
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) ATDD
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) TestNG
2 1 (50.00%) HtmlUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) JBehave
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver

Exploratory Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Hamcrest
1 1 (50.00%) HtmlUnit
1 1 (50.00%) JBehave
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Mockito
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) TestNG
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Microservices
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ATDD
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure as Code
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP