Period
to 23 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for WebDriver skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebDriver over the 6 months to 23 March 2019 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 89 88
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 9 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.68% 1.13% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.78% 6.08% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £360 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.80% +148.66%
10th Percentile £415 £315 £287
90th Percentile £481 £403 £456
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £325
% change year-on-year +5.88% +30.77% -20.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

WebDriver is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 238 296 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.09% 18.56% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 200 134
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.48% +8.93%
10th Percentile £313 £269 £270
90th Percentile £577 £588 £522
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £38.75 £39.50 £37.50
90th Percentile £41.25 £42.50 £42.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £34.56 £32.25
% change year-on-year +22.99% +7.15% +57.32%

WebDriver
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing WebDriver as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for WebDriver in Birmingham

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebDriver in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing WebDriver also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 5 (55.56%) RESTful
4 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
4 5 (55.56%) SDET
5 4 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (44.44%) Gherkin
5 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (44.44%) QA
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (44.44%) JMeter
6 3 (33.33%) Scrum
6 3 (33.33%) Spring
6 3 (33.33%) JIRA
6 3 (33.33%) CSS
6 3 (33.33%) BDD
6 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
6 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (33.33%) Confluence
6 3 (33.33%) Java 8
6 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
6 3 (33.33%) API Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Taurus
7 2 (22.22%) Creative Thinking
7 2 (22.22%) Analytical Thinking

WebDriver
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (33.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Azure Functions
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (44.44%) JMeter
4 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Java Developer in Test
2 4 (44.44%) Tester
3 3 (33.33%) Automation Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Developer in Test
4 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
5 1 (11.11%) AWS Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Tester
5 1 (11.11%) JIRA Developer
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) RESTful
2 4 (44.44%) Gherkin
3 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) Spring
4 2 (22.22%) SOAP
4 2 (22.22%) Taurus
5 1 (11.11%) OAuth
5 1 (11.11%) OpenID
5 1 (11.11%) REST
5 1 (11.11%) Swagger
5 1 (11.11%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) SDET
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (33.33%) API Testing
4 3 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (22.22%) Creative Thinking
5 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) OO
5 2 (22.22%) OOP
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Java 8
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (22.22%) DBS Check
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
2 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland