The first table below looks at the demand for WebDriver skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebDriver over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium WebDriver
Rank 124 123 136
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.11% 0.031%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.16% 0.91% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
278 329 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.25% 12.35% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 173 164
Average daily rate £325 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
WebDriver
England

WebDriver
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebDriver across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

WebDriver Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebDriver within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 2 £253 -49.50% 2
Lancashire -12 2 £338 -
Merseyside +3 1 £325 - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
WebDriver
England

WebDriver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 13 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) QA
2 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) ISEB
3 4 (30.77%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
3 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
3 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) JUnit
4 3 (23.08%) SOAP
4 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
4 3 (23.08%) UNIX
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) J2EE
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

WebDriver
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
3 3 (23.08%) JUnit
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (7.69%) JMeter
5 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.69%) Zephyr
5 1 (7.69%) TestNG
5 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Tester
1 4 (30.77%) Consultant
1 4 (30.77%) Test Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) QA Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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