The table below looks at the statistics for WebDriver skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebDriver over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Selenium WebDriver
Rank 148 150 128
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -22
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 7 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.42% 1.18% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Median daily rate £303 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £245 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £520 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.07% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
WebDriver
England

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

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
492 424 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.49% 11.05% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 258 180
Median daily rate £400 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.47% +9.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

WebDriver
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WebDriver Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WebDriver
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WebDriver Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WebDriver
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebDriver within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 5 £285 -12.30% 3
Merseyside +1 2 £320 -50.76% 3
WebDriver
England

WebDriver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 31 (100.00%) Selenium
2 23 (74.19%) JIRA
2 23 (74.19%) Java
3 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (67.74%) Cucumber
5 18 (58.06%) BDD
6 15 (48.39%) Ruby
7 14 (45.16%) TDD
7 14 (45.16%) Test Scripting
8 12 (38.71%) SQL
8 12 (38.71%) XML
9 11 (35.48%) C#
9 11 (35.48%) QA
9 11 (35.48%) Automation Testing
10 10 (32.26%) Jenkins
10 10 (32.26%) Waterfall
10 10 (32.26%) Software Testing
10 10 (32.26%) PL/SQL
11 9 (29.03%) HP
11 9 (29.03%) Algorithms
11 9 (29.03%) V-Model
12 8 (25.81%) HP UFT
13 7 (22.58%) Scrum
14 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
14 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
15 5 (16.13%) Security Testing
15 5 (16.13%) Information Assurance
16 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
16 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
16 4 (12.90%) Degree

WebDriver
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (6.45%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) PuTTY
1 3 (9.68%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) MySQL
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (100.00%) Selenium
2 23 (74.19%) JIRA
3 21 (67.74%) Cucumber
4 10 (32.26%) Jenkins
5 8 (25.81%) HP UFT
6 3 (9.68%) Ant
6 3 (9.68%) JMeter
6 3 (9.68%) TortoiseSVN
6 3 (9.68%) WATIR
7 2 (6.45%) JUnit
7 2 (6.45%) TestNG
7 2 (6.45%) Zephyr
8 1 (3.23%) JBehave
8 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Tester
2 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Test Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) Automation Tester
5 6 (19.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 5 (16.13%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (12.90%) QA Engineer
7 4 (12.90%) QA Tester
8 3 (9.68%) QA Manager
8 3 (9.68%) QA Test Manager
8 3 (9.68%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 3 (9.68%) Senior Tester
8 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
8 3 (9.68%) UAT Manager
8 3 (9.68%) UAT Test Manager
9 2 (6.45%) OAT Manager
9 2 (6.45%) Software QA Engineer
9 2 (6.45%) Software QA Tester
9 2 (6.45%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Apache POI
2 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Algorithms
2 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) BDD
3 14 (45.16%) TDD
3 14 (45.16%) Test Scripting
4 11 (35.48%) Automation Testing
5 10 (32.26%) Software Testing
5 10 (32.26%) Waterfall
6 9 (29.03%) V-Model
7 7 (22.58%) Scrum
8 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Information Assurance
9 5 (16.13%) Security Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
11 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
11 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) Java
2 15 (48.39%) Ruby
3 12 (38.71%) SQL
4 11 (35.48%) C#
5 10 (32.26%) PL/SQL
6 4 (12.90%) PHP
7 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (35.48%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft