Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Exploratory Testing
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 189 215
Rank change year-on-year -5 +26 -
Permanent jobs citing Exploratory Testing 6 39 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.14% 0.79% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.84% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5 29 26
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 3,839 4,637 5,158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 91.67% 93.77% 93.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3,213 3,888 4,251
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Exploratory Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (50.00%) ATDD
4 3 (50.00%) tSQLt
4 3 (50.00%) FitNesse
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) PHP
4 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) SOAP
4 3 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (50.00%) XSD
4 3 (50.00%) WSDL
4 3 (50.00%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) Selenium
6 1 (16.67%) Google
6 1 (16.67%) Drupal
6 1 (16.67%) Load 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) FitNesse
2 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) tSQLt
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) PHPUnit
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Principal Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Principal Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) WSDL
1 3 (50.00%) XML
1 3 (50.00%) XSD
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
3 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (50.00%) ATDD
4 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) API Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SDET
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Google