Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Exploratory Testing
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 199 271
Rank change year-on-year +26 +72 +6
Permanent jobs citing Exploratory Testing 41 37 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.83% 0.69% 0.014%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.76% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 38 34 0
Leeds median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.89% - -
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 -
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -

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 4565 4841 6391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 92.43% 90.71% 91.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3861 4137 5147
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £27,400
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,288 £61,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 18 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Exploratory Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT jobs citing Exploratory Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Exploratory Testing.

1 34 (82.93%) Test Automation
2 29 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (65.85%) BDD
3 27 (65.85%) Performance Testing
4 25 (60.98%) C#
5 24 (58.54%) SOAP
6 23 (56.10%) SQL
7 22 (53.66%) Web Services
8 20 (48.78%) ISEB
9 19 (46.34%) SpecFlow
10 18 (43.90%) ATDD
10 18 (43.90%) Git (software)
10 18 (43.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (43.90%) FitNesse
10 18 (43.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (43.90%) XML
10 18 (43.90%) XSD
10 18 (43.90%) T-SQL
10 18 (43.90%) WSDL
10 18 (43.90%) tSQLt
11 15 (36.59%) ISTQB
12 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
12 13 (31.71%) Cucumber
13 12 (29.27%) Regression Testing
14 9 (21.95%) TDD
14 9 (21.95%) Selenium
15 8 (19.51%) Integration Testing
15 8 (19.51%) Functional Testing
15 8 (19.51%) Black-Box Testing
15 8 (19.51%) System Integration Testing

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (43.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (46.34%) SpecFlow
2 18 (43.90%) FitNesse
2 18 (43.90%) Git (software)
2 18 (43.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (43.90%) tSQLt
3 13 (31.71%) Cucumber
4 9 (21.95%) Selenium
5 6 (14.63%) SoapUI
6 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
7 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (85.37%) Test Engineer
2 18 (43.90%) Principal Engineer
2 18 (43.90%) Principal Test Engineer
3 9 (21.95%) Software Test Engineer
4 8 (19.51%) Analyst
4 8 (19.51%) Functional Analyst
4 8 (19.51%) Functional Test Analyst
4 8 (19.51%) Functional Test Engineer
4 8 (19.51%) Test Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Development Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Lead Software Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Development Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Automation Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (58.54%) SOAP
2 22 (53.66%) Web Services
3 18 (43.90%) WSDL
3 18 (43.90%) XML
3 18 (43.90%) XSD
4 1 (2.44%) .NET
4 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) CSS
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (82.93%) Test Automation
2 29 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (65.85%) BDD
3 27 (65.85%) Performance Testing
4 18 (43.90%) ATDD
5 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
6 12 (29.27%) Regression Testing
7 9 (21.95%) TDD
8 8 (19.51%) Black-Box Testing
8 8 (19.51%) Functional Testing
8 8 (19.51%) Integration Testing
8 8 (19.51%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (12.20%) SDET
9 5 (12.20%) Test Planning
10 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Scrum
11 3 (7.32%) CRM
11 3 (7.32%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (7.32%) Test Management
11 3 (7.32%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (60.98%) C#
2 23 (56.10%) SQL
3 18 (43.90%) T-SQL
4 6 (14.63%) Java
5 2 (4.88%) Ruby
6 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (48.78%) ISEB
2 15 (36.59%) ISTQB
3 7 (17.07%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft