The table below looks at the statistics for WebDriver skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebDriver over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Selenium WebDriver
North West / Manchester
Rank 70 97 88
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -9
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 20 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.49% 0.53% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.97% 2.82% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 1
Median daily rate £320 £425 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +60.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.19 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
223 355 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.58% 18.65% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 206 140
Median daily rate £375 £343 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
Median hourly rate £51.00 £31.50 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% +12.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

WebDriver
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing WebDriver as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

WebDriver Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

WebDriver
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WebDriver across the Manchester region.

WebDriver Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

WebDriver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebDriver also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 30 (100.00%) Selenium
2 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (53.33%) BDD
4 15 (50.00%) Java
5 13 (43.33%) Python
6 12 (40.00%) QA
7 10 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 10 (33.33%) Gherkin
7 10 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 10 (33.33%) TDD
8 8 (26.67%) Automation Testing
9 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
10 6 (20.00%) Regression Testing
10 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 6 (20.00%) GitHub
11 5 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (16.67%) SDET
11 5 (16.67%) Scrum
11 5 (16.67%) ISEB
11 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 5 (16.67%) C#
12 4 (13.33%) Web Services
12 4 (13.33%) XML
12 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (13.33%) JIRA
12 4 (13.33%) QA Automation
12 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
13 3 (10.00%) TestNG
13 3 (10.00%) Protractor
13 3 (10.00%) Microservices

WebDriver
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (6.67%) Jetty
1 2 (6.67%) nginx
1 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) AMQP
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
1 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (100.00%) Selenium
2 10 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 10 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (13.33%) JIRA
3 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.00%) IntelliJ
4 3 (10.00%) Protractor
4 3 (10.00%) TestNG
5 2 (6.67%) JMeter
5 2 (6.67%) Log4j
5 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.33%) JBehave
6 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Tester
2 17 (56.67%) Automation Tester
3 10 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
4 9 (30.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 7 (23.33%) Developer
6 5 (16.67%) Developer in Test
7 4 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (13.33%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (13.33%) QA Engineer
8 3 (10.00%) Analyst
8 3 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
8 3 (10.00%) Test Analyst
9 2 (6.67%) QA Tester
9 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Developer
10 1 (3.33%) Agile Developer
10 1 (3.33%) Java Automation Tester
10 1 (3.33%) QA Automation Tester
10 1 (3.33%) Senior Automation Tester
10 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
2 4 (13.33%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.67%) JAX-RS
3 2 (6.67%) JMS
3 2 (6.67%) JSON
3 2 (6.67%) Node.js
3 2 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) RESTful
3 2 (6.67%) Spring
3 2 (6.67%) Spring Security
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) BDD
3 10 (33.33%) TDD
4 8 (26.67%) Automation Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (16.67%) Scrum
8 4 (13.33%) QA Automation
8 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 3 (10.00%) Microservices
9 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.67%) API Testing
10 2 (6.67%) MVC
10 2 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
10 2 (6.67%) Prototyping
10 2 (6.67%) SOA
10 2 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 13 (43.33%) Python
3 5 (16.67%) C#
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) QA
2 5 (16.67%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) EPiServer
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft