The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for WebDriver skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebDriver over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Selenium WebDriver
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 115 143
Rank change year-on-year +14 +28  
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 42 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.63% 0.72% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.12% 5.28% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 5
Median daily rate £325 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £311 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year +14.94% -  

WebDriver is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 517 398 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 20.05% 13.70% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 240 288
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 30
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +9.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £31.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.14 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

WebDriver
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing WebDriver as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for WebDriver in the South West

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebDriver in the South West

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebDriver in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebDriver in the South West

WebDriver
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Bristol +7 13 £323 -19.37% 4
Wiltshire +6 11 £325 -7.14%
Devon - 11 £350 -
Somerset +9 5 £306 -5.76% 3
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 South West region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 61 (98.39%) Selenium
2 53 (85.48%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (67.74%) Java
4 36 (58.06%) BDD
5 33 (53.23%) Test Scripting
6 32 (51.61%) Cucumber
7 27 (43.55%) Test Automation
8 25 (40.32%) SOAP
9 23 (37.10%) Finance
10 18 (29.03%) Scrum
11 16 (25.81%) Web Services
12 15 (24.19%) C#
13 14 (22.58%) SoapUI
14 13 (20.97%) REST
15 12 (19.35%) ISEB
16 11 (17.74%) QA
16 11 (17.74%) Banking
16 11 (17.74%) ISTQB
16 11 (17.74%) SDLC
17 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
17 10 (16.13%) Automated Testing
17 10 (16.13%) .NET
17 10 (16.13%) JMeter
18 9 (14.52%) Programme Management
18 9 (14.52%) SQL
18 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
18 9 (14.52%) Selenium IDE
18 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
19 8 (12.90%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
19 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared

WebDriver
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (3.23%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.61%) Apache
2 1 (1.61%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (1.61%) CMS
2 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 8 (12.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 61 (98.39%) Selenium
2 32 (51.61%) Cucumber
3 14 (22.58%) SoapUI
4 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
4 10 (16.13%) JMeter
5 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
5 9 (14.52%) Selenium IDE
6 7 (11.29%) Ant
6 7 (11.29%) Maven
7 5 (8.06%) SpecFlow
8 4 (6.45%) Bitbucket
8 4 (6.45%) GitLab
8 4 (6.45%) JIRA
8 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.23%) Calabash
9 2 (3.23%) IntelliJ
9 2 (3.23%) JUnit
9 2 (3.23%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.23%) Subversion
10 1 (1.61%) NeoLoad
General
1 23 (37.10%) Finance
2 11 (17.74%) Banking
3 8 (12.90%) Electronics
3 8 (12.90%) Manufacturing
3 8 (12.90%) Marketing
3 8 (12.90%) Retail
3 8 (12.90%) Telecoms
4 7 (11.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) Tester
2 19 (30.65%) Analyst
2 19 (30.65%) Test Analyst
3 14 (22.58%) Automation Test Analyst
4 12 (19.35%) Automation Tester
5 9 (14.52%) Software Tester
6 8 (12.90%) QA Tester
6 8 (12.90%) Software QA Tester
6 8 (12.90%) Test Engineer
7 7 (11.29%) Test Specialist
8 6 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (8.06%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 5 (8.06%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (8.06%) Test Automation Specialist
10 4 (6.45%) Agile Tester
10 4 (6.45%) Java Automation Tester
10 4 (6.45%) Java Engineer
10 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
11 2 (3.23%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.32%) SOAP
2 16 (25.81%) Web Services
3 13 (20.97%) REST
4 10 (16.13%) .NET
5 5 (8.06%) Gherkin
6 4 (6.45%) Spring
7 2 (3.23%) CSS
7 2 (3.23%) HTML
7 2 (3.23%) RESTful
8 1 (1.61%) Ajax
8 1 (1.61%) Akka
8 1 (1.61%) EJB
8 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.61%) J2EE
8 1 (1.61%) JSF
8 1 (1.61%) JSON
8 1 (1.61%) JSP
8 1 (1.61%) Memcached
8 1 (1.61%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.61%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Unix
2 1 (1.61%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (85.48%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (58.06%) BDD
3 33 (53.23%) Test Scripting
4 27 (43.55%) Test Automation
5 18 (29.03%) Scrum
6 11 (17.74%) SDLC
7 10 (16.13%) Automated Testing
8 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
8 9 (14.52%) Programme Management
9 8 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (12.90%) Compatibility Testing
9 8 (12.90%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 8 (12.90%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (11.29%) Performance Testing
11 6 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (9.68%) TDD
12 5 (8.06%) Build Automation
12 5 (8.06%) Manual Testing
12 5 (8.06%) Open Source
13 4 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 42 (67.74%) Java
2 15 (24.19%) C#
3 9 (14.52%) SQL
4 3 (4.84%) Python
5 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.23%) Ruby
6 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) ISEB
2 11 (17.74%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.74%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.61%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) SAP
2 3 (4.84%) ATG
3 2 (3.23%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.23%) Cloudera
3 2 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (1.61%) BEA
4 1 (1.61%) Google
4 1 (1.61%) hybris
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Sitecore