The table below looks at the statistics for WebDriver skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebDriver over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Selenium WebDriver
Rank 96 88 83
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 10 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.18% 1.55% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate £450 £265 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.81% -15.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WebDriver
North West

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
314 194 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.33% 13.59% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 149 69
Average daily rate £345 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

WebDriver
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebDriver across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebDriver across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

WebDriver Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

WebDriver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing WebDriver also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WebDriver.

1 17 (100.00%) Selenium
2 13 (76.47%) Java
2 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (64.71%) QA
4 9 (52.94%) BDD
4 9 (52.94%) Automation Testing
5 8 (47.06%) TDD
6 7 (41.18%) Scrum
6 7 (41.18%) JIRA
6 7 (41.18%) Cucumber
7 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Gherkin
9 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
9 3 (17.65%) JBehave
9 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (17.65%) Kanban
9 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
10 2 (11.76%) Finance
10 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Test Management
10 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
10 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
10 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Appium
11 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
11 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery

WebDriver
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing WebDriver also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WebDriver. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (41.18%) Cucumber
2 7 (41.18%) JIRA
3 3 (17.65%) JBehave
4 2 (11.76%) Appium
5 1 (5.88%) Ant
5 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
5 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.88%) IntelliJ
5 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.88%) JMeter
5 1 (5.88%) Maven
5 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.88%) TestNG
5 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Tester
2 4 (23.53%) Automation Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer in Test
4 2 (11.76%) QA Leader
4 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) OAT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) QA Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Lead
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Automation Testing
2 9 (52.94%) BDD
3 8 (47.06%) TDD
4 7 (41.18%) Scrum
5 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (17.65%) Kanban
7 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.76%) Test Management
8 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Agile Testing
9 1 (5.88%) High Availability
9 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) QA
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