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 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 57 60
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3  
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.64% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.00% 1.49% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £440 £155 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +183.54% -  
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 Birmingham with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 100 67 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.03% 9.84% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 45 40
Median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
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 Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 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 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 7 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) CSS
3 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) XML
4 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Node.js
4 3 (42.86%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
4 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 2 (28.57%) GitHub
5 2 (28.57%) Hudson
5 2 (28.57%) CSS3
5 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (28.57%) Zenoss
5 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
5 2 (28.57%) Validation
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Ruby
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (28.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Hudson
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) PhantomJS
5 1 (14.29%) Capybara
5 1 (14.29%) eggPlant
5 1 (14.29%) gulp
5 1 (14.29%) IntelliJ
5 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
5 1 (14.29%) JUnit
5 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 1 (14.29%) Maven
5 1 (14.29%) Mocha
5 1 (14.29%) NUnit
5 1 (14.29%) RSpec
5 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (14.29%) Developer in Test
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Developer
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
2 3 (42.86%) JSON
2 3 (42.86%) Node.js
2 3 (42.86%) REST
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 1 (14.29%) Behat
4 1 (14.29%) DOM
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (14.29%) RequireJS
4 1 (14.29%) Sass
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) OOP
4 1 (14.29%) Progressive Enhancement
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) Groovy
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (14.29%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Zenoss