Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 76 86
Rank change year-on-year -9 +10 +2
Contract jobs citing Exploratory Testing 15 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.36% 1.40% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.57% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
West Sussex median daily rate £450 £325 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +10.17% -12.59%
10th Percentile £448 £250 £267
90th Percentile £453 £344 £360
South East median daily rate £450 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +38.46% -7.14% -6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - £47.50 -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year -15.79% - -

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 996 892 1,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 90.22% 89.38% 89.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 542 705
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +9.33%
10th Percentile £300 £251 £275
90th Percentile £563 £544 £550
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 38
West Sussex median hourly rate £50.25 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.79% +26.67% +130.77%
10th Percentile £25.38 £23.12 £14.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £52.25
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%

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 20 October 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 -12 12 £450 - 1
Horsham - 1 - -
Exploratory Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 15 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 14 (93.33%) Selenium
2 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 14 (93.33%) Java
2 14 (93.33%) User Stories
2 14 (93.33%) API Testing
3 13 (86.67%) Defect Management
3 13 (86.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (86.67%) Gherkin
3 13 (86.67%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (86.67%) Web Services
3 13 (86.67%) Scrum
3 13 (86.67%) Software Engineering
3 13 (86.67%) RESTful
3 13 (86.67%) Scala
3 13 (86.67%) Kanban
3 13 (86.67%) Groovy
3 13 (86.67%) Security Testing
4 12 (80.00%) Unit Testing
4 12 (80.00%) Atlassian
4 12 (80.00%) Confluence
4 12 (80.00%) JIRA
4 12 (80.00%) QA
4 12 (80.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 12 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (60.00%) SoapUI
6 5 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (26.67%) Cucumber

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 12 (80.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 14 (93.33%) Selenium
2 12 (80.00%) JIRA
3 9 (60.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer in Test
2 4 (26.67%) QA Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Migration Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) Gherkin
1 13 (86.67%) RESTful
1 13 (86.67%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 15 (100.00%) Usability Testing
2 14 (93.33%) API Testing
2 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 14 (93.33%) User Stories
3 13 (86.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (86.67%) Defect Management
3 13 (86.67%) Kanban
3 13 (86.67%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (86.67%) Scrum
3 13 (86.67%) Security Testing
3 13 (86.67%) Software Engineering
4 12 (80.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 12 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (80.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) Java
2 13 (86.67%) Groovy
2 13 (86.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Atlassian