The table below looks at the statistics for WebDriver skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebDriver over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Selenium WebDriver
Rank 352 397 325
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -72
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 325 245 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.44% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.92% 3.40% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 183 276
Median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+222.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £13.50 -
% change year-on-year
+222.22% -

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8298 7216 6894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.93% 12.90% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5650 4615 4423
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 144 141
Median hourly rate £42.45 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.72% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.37 £31.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -2.11%

WebDriver
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WebDriver Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WebDriver
Daily Rate Trend

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

WebDriver Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WebDriver
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebDriver within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

WebDriver Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WebDriver
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebDriver within the UK.

WebDriver Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WebDriver
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebDriver within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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
England +45 294 £388 +9.15% 94
London +13 130 £425 +8.97% 46
South East -23 44 £355 +1.42% 23
City of London +49 39 £425 -3.40% 14
West Midlands +23 37 £518 +76.92% 2
Shropshire - 26 £525 -
North West +7 24 £320 -1.53% 6
Yorkshire +22 23 £313 -3.84% 4
Telford - 21 £525 -
West Yorkshire +17 20 £313 -3.84% 3
South West +8 19 £338 -3.57% 4
Leeds +7 18 £313 -3.84% 3
Wales +10 15 £349 +7.38%
Hampshire +13 14 £375 +29.31% 11
Manchester +2 14 £300 -7.69% 3
South Wales +2 13 £362 +11.38%
Scotland -13 12 £350 -6.66% 1
East of England -2 11 £325 +28.07% 6
Newport +21 10 £325 -
Bristol +3 10 £400 +10.34%
Edinburgh -10 9 £350 -3.44%
Wiltshire - 8 £320 - 2
East Sussex +7 7 £363 - 1
Berkshire -18 7 £360 +1.40% 4
Warwickshire - 7 £405 -
Swindon - 7 £320 - 1
Cambridgeshire -1 6 £325 - 1
Surrey -4 6 £356 -6.25% 5
North East -27 6 £300 -20.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 6 £300 -20.00% 2

WebDriver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 486 (87.41%) Selenium
2 449 (80.76%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (56.83%) BDD
4 286 (51.44%) Java
5 259 (46.58%) Cucumber
6 197 (35.43%) QA
7 189 (33.99%) Test Automation
8 181 (32.55%) Scrum
9 167 (30.04%) TDD
10 147 (26.44%) JavaScript
11 146 (26.26%) JIRA
12 135 (24.28%) C#
13 121 (21.76%) Test Scripting
14 117 (21.04%) Automated Testing
15 108 (19.42%) Jenkins
16 105 (18.88%) Automation Testing
16 105 (18.88%) SQL
17 89 (16.01%) SpecFlow
18 86 (15.47%) HTML
19 84 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
20 82 (14.75%) .NET
21 81 (14.57%) ISEB
22 76 (13.67%) Git (software)
23 75 (13.49%) Finance
24 71 (12.77%) Functional Testing
25 69 (12.41%) Ruby
26 68 (12.23%) ISTQB
26 68 (12.23%) Node.js
27 65 (11.69%) XML
27 65 (11.69%) E-Commerce

WebDriver
Top Related IT Skills 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 68 (12.23%) Node.js
2 25 (4.50%) Confluence
3 8 (1.44%) Apache
3 8 (1.44%) IIS
4 7 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.26%) Jetty
5 4 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.54%) ATG Dynamo
6 3 (0.54%) CMS
6 3 (0.54%) JBoss
7 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.18%) Drupal
8 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.18%) Liferay
8 1 (0.18%) Mule
8 1 (0.18%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.08%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.54%) MS Office
3 2 (0.36%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (5.58%) Magento
2 4 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.24%) GitHub
2 17 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.90%) Heroku
5 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.18%) Office 365
6 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.06%) Internet
2 14 (2.52%) HTTP
3 2 (0.36%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.36%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.18%) DSL
4 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.18%) Network Security
4 1 (0.18%) SNA
4 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.12%) MongoDB
3 22 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.24%) RDBMS
5 13 (2.34%) DB2
6 10 (1.80%) MySQL
7 9 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.44%) Big Data
8 8 (1.44%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.26%) Redis
10 4 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.72%) DbVisualizer
11 3 (0.54%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.54%) HPCC
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.18%) GIS
13 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 486 (87.41%) Selenium
2 259 (46.58%) Cucumber
3 146 (26.26%) JIRA
4 108 (19.42%) Jenkins
5 89 (16.01%) SpecFlow
6 76 (13.67%) Git (software)
7 48 (8.63%) JMeter
8 43 (7.73%) Maven
9 38 (6.83%) Appium
9 38 (6.83%) Subversion
9 38 (6.83%) Visual Studio
10 37 (6.65%) JUnit
10 37 (6.65%) SoapUI
11 25 (4.50%) HP UFT
12 24 (4.32%) Jasmine
12 24 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (4.14%) Hudson
14 22 (3.96%) Oracle APEX
15 19 (3.42%) gulp
16 18 (3.24%) Protractor
General
1 75 (13.49%) Finance
2 45 (8.09%) Retail
3 20 (3.60%) Banking
4 16 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.62%) Games
6 7 (1.26%) Electronics
6 7 (1.26%) Marketing
6 7 (1.26%) Publishing
7 6 (1.08%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.72%) Advertising
8 4 (0.72%) Law
8 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.72%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.54%) Military
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Front Office
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 162 (29.14%) Tester
2 133 (23.92%) Analyst
3 126 (22.66%) Test Analyst
4 116 (20.86%) Automation Tester
5 98 (17.63%) Test Engineer
6 93 (16.73%) Developer
7 73 (13.13%) Test Automation Engineer
8 70 (12.59%) Automation Test Analyst
9 62 (11.15%) QA Engineer
10 55 (9.89%) Selenium Tester
11 52 (9.35%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 33 (5.94%) Architect
13 32 (5.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 30 (5.40%) Developer in Test
14 30 (5.40%) QA Tester
15 25 (4.50%) QA Test Engineer
16 24 (4.32%) Agile Tester
16 24 (4.32%) Java Engineer
16 24 (4.32%) QA Automation Engineer
17 23 (4.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (15.47%) HTML
2 82 (14.75%) .NET
3 65 (11.69%) XML
4 64 (11.51%) Web Services
5 52 (9.35%) CSS
6 49 (8.81%) Gherkin
7 42 (7.55%) RESTful
8 38 (6.83%) REST
9 37 (6.65%) JSON
10 35 (6.29%) Spring
11 32 (5.76%) Behat
11 32 (5.76%) Play Framework
11 32 (5.76%) SOAP
12 30 (5.40%) Sass
13 28 (5.04%) AngularJS
14 21 (3.78%) HTML5
15 20 (3.60%) CSS3
15 20 (3.60%) RequireJS
16 17 (3.06%) jQuery
17 16 (2.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.68%) Mobile App
3 16 (2.88%) User Experience
4 13 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.62%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (0.90%) Data Integration
7 5 (0.90%) Fintech
7 5 (0.90%) Wiki
8 3 (0.54%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.36%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.36%) iPad
9 2 (0.36%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.36%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.36%) VLE
10 1 (0.18%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.18%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.18%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.32%) Linux
1 24 (4.32%) Unix
2 20 (3.60%) Android
3 18 (3.24%) Apple iOS
4 11 (1.98%) Windows
5 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.18%) Solaris
5 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (80.76%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (56.83%) BDD
3 189 (33.99%) Test Automation
4 181 (32.55%) Scrum
5 167 (30.04%) TDD
6 121 (21.76%) Test Scripting
7 117 (21.04%) Automated Testing
8 105 (18.88%) Automation Testing
9 84 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
10 71 (12.77%) Functional Testing
11 65 (11.69%) E-Commerce
12 58 (10.43%) Software Testing
13 57 (10.25%) Regression Testing
14 51 (9.17%) Non-Functional Testing
15 48 (8.63%) User Stories
16 46 (8.27%) Open Source
17 43 (7.73%) Continuous Delivery
18 39 (7.01%) Performance Testing
19 38 (6.83%) OO
19 38 (6.83%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 286 (51.44%) Java
2 147 (26.44%) JavaScript
3 135 (24.28%) C#
4 105 (18.88%) SQL
5 69 (12.41%) Ruby
6 49 (8.81%) Scala
7 42 (7.55%) PHP
8 35 (6.29%) Python
9 18 (3.24%) Groovy
10 17 (3.06%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.98%) Apex Code
11 11 (1.98%) F#
11 11 (1.98%) SOQL
12 9 (1.62%) C++
13 7 (1.26%) VBScript
14 6 (1.08%) ECMAScript
15 5 (0.90%) C
15 5 (0.90%) VBA
16 4 (0.72%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (14.57%) ISEB
2 68 (12.23%) ISTQB
3 43 (7.73%) Security Cleared
4 34 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 22 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (3.24%) Degree
7 9 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.26%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.72%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (35.43%) QA
2 22 (3.96%) SDET
3 11 (1.98%) WAI
4 10 (1.80%) WCAG
5 3 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (4.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (4.50%) Puppet
2 18 (3.24%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.18%) Apache Shiro
3 1 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (7.01%) Oracle
2 33 (5.94%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.14%) HP
4 17 (3.06%) Rally
5 13 (2.34%) Atlassian
5 13 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.26%) ATG
6 7 (1.26%) Informatica
7 6 (1.08%) SAP
8 4 (0.72%) hybris
8 4 (0.72%) Zend
9 3 (0.54%) Telerik
10 2 (0.36%) IBM
10 2 (0.36%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.36%) Remedy
10 2 (0.36%) SOASTA, Inc
10 2 (0.36%) VMware
11 1 (0.18%) Apple
11 1 (0.18%) EMC
11 1 (0.18%) Nokia
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