Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Exploratory Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Exploratory Testing over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Exploratory Testing
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 196 227
Rank change year-on-year -2 +31 -
Permanent jobs citing Exploratory Testing 17 28 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.36% 0.55% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.59% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 24
Leeds median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% +6.25% -
West Yorkshire median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +29.41% +6.25% -

Exploratory Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,403 4,780 5,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 93.22% 93.54% 91.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3,687 4,078 4,508
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.20%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,425 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Exploratory Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Exploratory Testing in Leeds

Exploratory Testing
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Exploratory Testing in Leeds.

Salary trend for Exploratory Testing in Leeds

Exploratory Testing
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Exploratory Testing in Leeds over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Exploratory Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT 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 permanent job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Exploratory Testing.

1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (88.24%) Git (software)
2 15 (88.24%) BDD
3 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (64.71%) Performance Testing
5 10 (58.82%) SQL
6 9 (52.94%) C#
7 8 (47.06%) ISEB
7 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
7 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
7 8 (47.06%) Degree
7 8 (47.06%) Selenium
7 8 (47.06%) SpecFlow
8 7 (41.18%) ATDD
8 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (41.18%) tSQLt
8 7 (41.18%) FitNesse
8 7 (41.18%) WSDL
8 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (41.18%) Finance
8 7 (41.18%) T-SQL
8 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
8 7 (41.18%) SOAP
8 7 (41.18%) Web Services
8 7 (41.18%) XML
8 7 (41.18%) XSD
9 6 (35.29%) SDET
10 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
10 5 (29.41%) PHP
11 4 (23.53%) TDD

Exploratory Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (5.88%) Confluence
1 1 (5.88%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (5.88%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Git (software)
2 8 (47.06%) Selenium
2 8 (47.06%) SpecFlow
3 7 (41.18%) FitNesse
3 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (41.18%) tSQLt
4 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
5 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
6 3 (17.65%) RSpec
7 1 (5.88%) Appium
7 1 (5.88%) Jasmine
7 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
7 1 (5.88%) JIRA
7 1 (5.88%) JMeter
7 1 (5.88%) NUnit
7 1 (5.88%) PHPUnit
7 1 (5.88%) Subversion
7 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
7 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Test Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Principal Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Principal Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Developer in Test
3 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) SOAP
1 7 (41.18%) Web Services
1 7 (41.18%) WSDL
1 7 (41.18%) XML
1 7 (41.18%) XSD
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (88.24%) BDD
3 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (64.71%) Performance Testing
5 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
6 7 (41.18%) ATDD
7 6 (35.29%) SDET
8 4 (23.53%) API Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
8 4 (23.53%) TDD
8 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
9 3 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (17.65%) Load Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Microservices
9 3 (17.65%) OO
9 3 (17.65%) Refactoring
9 3 (17.65%) SOA
9 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
10 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) C#
3 7 (41.18%) T-SQL
4 5 (29.41%) PHP
5 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 3 (17.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
1 8 (47.06%) ISEB
1 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Google