Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 69 72
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing Exploratory Testing 12 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.12% 1.97% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 2.14% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
West Sussex median daily rate £428 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.87% -17.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £385 £250 £325
90th Percentile £468 £343 £375
South East median daily rate £415 £328 £375
% change year-on-year +26.72% -12.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
West Sussex median hourly rate - £50.00 £44.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.16% -
South East median hourly rate - £50.00 £44.19
% change year-on-year - +13.16% -

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 950 936 983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 89.03% 92.31% 88.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 566 566
West Sussex median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £280
90th Percentile £575 £575 £543
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 52 29
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +35.71% +27.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £17.50 £23.92
90th Percentile £51.00 £61.05 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.04% +6.67% -21.05%

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 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 24 January 2019. 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 -8 11 £428 - 1
Horsham - 1 - -
Exploratory Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Exploratory Testing.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Java
3 10 (83.33%) JIRA
3 10 (83.33%) Confluence
4 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (66.67%) Incident Management
5 8 (66.67%) ISTQB
5 8 (66.67%) Business Analysis
5 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (66.67%) SQL
5 8 (66.67%) Oracle
5 8 (66.67%) Unix
5 8 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
5 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (33.33%) Usability Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Selenium
7 3 (25.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (25.00%) Scrum
7 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (25.00%) API Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (25.00%) User Stories
7 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (25.00%) RESTful
7 3 (25.00%) Scala

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 10 (83.33%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) JIRA
2 8 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Unix Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Migration Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Report Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Reports Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (25.00%) RESTful
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Business Analysis
3 8 (66.67%) Incident Management
3 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Usability Testing
5 3 (25.00%) API Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (25.00%) Kanban
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (25.00%) User Stories
6 2 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Groovy
3 3 (25.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Atlassian