Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 18 October 2018 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 195 188
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7 +17
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 58 51 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.83% 0.74% 0.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.71% 3.90% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 53
City of London median daily rate £453 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.16% -2.63% -5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £375 £313
90th Percentile £538 £575 £590
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -13.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,563 1,309 1,203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.30% 19.10% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,286 1,009 984
City of London median daily rate £500 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £634 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.99 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.04% -23.10% -13.33%
10th Percentile £31.00 £23.18 £31.25
90th Percentile £41.60 £27.11 £33.75
Central London median hourly rate £33.50 £27.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +20.72% -14.62% -13.33%

WebDriver
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing WebDriver as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for WebDriver in the City of London

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebDriver in the City of London

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebDriver in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebDriver in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 55 (94.83%) Test Automation
2 53 (91.38%) Selenium
3 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (46.55%) TDD
4 27 (46.55%) QA
5 25 (43.10%) BDD
6 23 (39.66%) Finance
7 21 (36.21%) Java
8 19 (32.76%) JavaScript
9 18 (31.03%) SDET
10 17 (29.31%) Cucumber
11 15 (25.86%) SpecFlow
11 15 (25.86%) .NET
12 12 (20.69%) Scrum
12 12 (20.69%) Gherkin
12 12 (20.69%) Jenkins
13 10 (17.24%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (17.24%) JIRA
14 9 (15.52%) Performance Testing
14 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (15.52%) JMeter
14 9 (15.52%) Functional Testing
14 9 (15.52%) Non-Functional Testing
15 8 (13.79%) Fintech
15 8 (13.79%) API Testing
15 8 (13.79%) React
15 8 (13.79%) RESTful
15 8 (13.79%) C#
15 8 (13.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (12.07%) Asset Management

WebDriver
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (10.34%) Confluence
2 3 (5.17%) NServiceBus
3 2 (3.45%) Jetty
3 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.45%) BrowserStack
1 2 (3.45%) DigitalOcean
1 2 (3.45%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) HTTP
2 4 (6.90%) SMS
3 3 (5.17%) Internet
4 1 (1.72%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Data Lake
1 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 53 (91.38%) Selenium
2 17 (29.31%) Cucumber
3 15 (25.86%) SpecFlow
4 12 (20.69%) Jenkins
5 10 (17.24%) JIRA
6 9 (15.52%) JMeter
7 6 (10.34%) Appium
7 6 (10.34%) LoadRunner
8 5 (8.62%) Maven
8 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (6.90%) Gradle
9 4 (6.90%) JBehave
9 4 (6.90%) Mockito
9 4 (6.90%) Moq
9 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
10 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
10 3 (5.17%) gulp
10 3 (5.17%) Jasmine
10 3 (5.17%) JUnit
10 3 (5.17%) NUnit
General
1 23 (39.66%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Banking
2 5 (8.62%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Law
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Test Engineer
2 15 (25.86%) Test Automation Engineer
3 14 (24.14%) Developer
3 14 (24.14%) Tester
4 12 (20.69%) QA Engineer
5 11 (18.97%) Developer in Test
6 10 (17.24%) Automation Tester
7 9 (15.52%) QA Test Engineer
8 8 (13.79%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (13.79%) QA Automation Engineer
9 6 (10.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (10.34%) JavaScript Engineer
10 5 (8.62%) QA Tester
10 5 (8.62%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (8.62%) Test Automation Developer
10 5 (8.62%) Test Leader
11 4 (6.90%) Analyst
11 4 (6.90%) Performance Test Leader
11 4 (6.90%) Senior QA Engineer
11 4 (6.90%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) .NET
2 12 (20.69%) Gherkin
3 8 (13.79%) React
3 8 (13.79%) RESTful
4 6 (10.34%) HTML
4 6 (10.34%) Web Services
5 5 (8.62%) CSS
5 5 (8.62%) Node.js
6 4 (6.90%) HTML5
6 4 (6.90%) JSON
7 3 (5.17%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (5.17%) CSS3
7 3 (5.17%) LESS
7 3 (5.17%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (5.17%) React Native
7 3 (5.17%) Sass
7 3 (5.17%) XML
8 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.45%) Nightwatchjs
8 2 (3.45%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (13.79%) Fintech
2 8 (13.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) User Experience
5 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.72%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.72%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Linux
1 5 (8.62%) Unix
2 2 (3.45%) Android
2 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (94.83%) Test Automation
2 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (46.55%) TDD
4 25 (43.10%) BDD
5 18 (31.03%) SDET
6 12 (20.69%) Scrum
7 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (15.52%) Functional Testing
7 9 (15.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (15.52%) Performance Testing
8 8 (13.79%) API Testing
9 7 (12.07%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (12.07%) Asset Management
10 6 (10.34%) Kanban
10 6 (10.34%) OO
10 6 (10.34%) OOP
10 6 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (10.34%) Regression Testing
10 6 (10.34%) Unit Testing
11 5 (8.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) Java
2 19 (32.76%) JavaScript
3 8 (13.79%) C#
4 4 (6.90%) Groovy
4 4 (6.90%) Kotlin
4 4 (6.90%) Python
5 3 (5.17%) C++
5 3 (5.17%) Java 8
5 3 (5.17%) SQL
6 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.72%) PHP
7 1 (1.72%) Ruby
7 1 (1.72%) Scala
7 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Degree
2 3 (5.17%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.45%) ISEB
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (46.55%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.72%) EMIR
2 1 (1.72%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (6.90%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Cypress Semiconductor
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) HP
3 2 (3.45%) Perfecto Mobile
4 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.72%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.72%) GoldenSource
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) Reuters