Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 20 April 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 81 93
Rank change year-on-year +5 +12 -
Contract jobs citing Exploratory Testing 18 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.53% 1.18% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.31% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
West Sussex median daily rate £355 - £325
10th Percentile £279 - £313
90th Percentile £431 - £353
South East median daily rate £375 £319 £298
% change year-on-year +17.65% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £50.00 £45.87 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.87 -
% change year-on-year +9.00% - -

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 West Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,064 915 1,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 90.48% 90.15% 88.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 549 672
West Sussex median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £296 £280 £250
90th Percentile £568 £549 £538
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 26 34
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £34.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.59% -5.56% +69.41%
10th Percentile £15.53 £14.25 £15.12
90th Percentile £67.25 £52.50 £44.28
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.52 £27.25
% change year-on-year -4.53% -17.36% +26.45%

Exploratory Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Exploratory Testing in West Sussex

Exploratory Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Exploratory Testing in West Sussex

Exploratory Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Exploratory Testing in West Sussex over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Exploratory Testing in West Sussex

Exploratory Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exploratory Testing in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Exploratory Testing in West Sussex

Exploratory Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 6 months to 20 April 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
Worthing +2 14 £450 - 1
Gatwick - 1 £260 -
Exploratory Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Exploratory Testing.

1 17 (94.44%) Selenium
1 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
2 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (83.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 14 (77.78%) SoapUI
4 14 (77.78%) API Testing
4 14 (77.78%) Defect Management
4 14 (77.78%) Scrum
4 14 (77.78%) Java
4 14 (77.78%) Web Services
4 14 (77.78%) Groovy
4 14 (77.78%) QA
4 14 (77.78%) JIRA
5 13 (72.22%) Software Engineering
5 13 (72.22%) Usability Testing
5 13 (72.22%) Performance Testing
5 13 (72.22%) Security Testing
5 13 (72.22%) Unit Testing
5 13 (72.22%) RESTful
5 13 (72.22%) Scala
5 13 (72.22%) Confluence
5 13 (72.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (72.22%) Gherkin
5 13 (72.22%) Kanban
5 13 (72.22%) User Stories
5 13 (72.22%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (66.67%) Atlassian
7 6 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (22.22%) BDD

Exploratory Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 13 (72.22%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Maximo
1 1 (5.56%) SAP CO
1 1 (5.56%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (5.56%) SAP MM
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 17 (94.44%) Selenium
2 14 (77.78%) JIRA
2 14 (77.78%) SoapUI
3 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (16.67%) Protractor
3 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.56%) Gatling
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) QA Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Developer in Test
3 3 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Validation Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Test and Validation Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Validation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) Web Services
2 13 (72.22%) Gherkin
2 13 (72.22%) RESTful
3 3 (16.67%) .NET
3 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 3 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 3 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
2 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (83.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 14 (77.78%) API Testing
4 14 (77.78%) Defect Management
4 14 (77.78%) Scrum
5 13 (72.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (72.22%) Kanban
5 13 (72.22%) Performance Testing
5 13 (72.22%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (72.22%) Security Testing
5 13 (72.22%) Software Engineering
5 13 (72.22%) Unit Testing
5 13 (72.22%) Usability Testing
5 13 (72.22%) User Stories
6 12 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (22.22%) BDD
8 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 3 (16.67%) Validation
9 2 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) Groovy
1 14 (77.78%) Java
2 13 (72.22%) Scala
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (16.67%) HNC
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (77.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP ALM
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Atlassian
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) SAP