Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 90 80
Rank change year-on-year -6 -10 +11
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 3 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.19% 0.85% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.31% 4.50% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 2
Birmingham median daily rate - £150 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -50.00% -22.58%
West Midlands median daily rate £495 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +41.43% +16.67% -20.00%
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 229 289 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.73% 19.00% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 191 72
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £269 £268 £263
90th Percentile £525 £505 £487
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +5.00% +18.52% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £25.50 - £42.50
10th Percentile £15.10 - £16.25
90th Percentile £36.30 - £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year +6.45% -1.40% -16.49%

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 19 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence

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 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer in Test
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared