The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 April 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
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 113 109
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4  
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 7 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.33% 0.39% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.87% 3.13% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
Median daily rate £338 £325 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +1.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £293 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £350
% change year-on-year +2.18% -2.14%  
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 the East of England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 375 319 329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.77% 12.45% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 192 179
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 10
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.35 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.39 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.02
% change year-on-year +0.11% +14.66%  

WebDriver
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebDriver in the East of England

WebDriver
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebDriver within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. 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 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
Hertfordshire +9 5 £325 - 5
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £330 +1.53% 6
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 -
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 East of England region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 38 (100.00%) Selenium
2 36 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (86.84%) Cucumber
4 25 (65.79%) Java
5 24 (63.16%) Test Automation
6 23 (60.53%) BDD
7 22 (57.89%) TDD
8 20 (52.63%) Scrum
8 20 (52.63%) JBehave
9 19 (50.00%) QA
10 18 (47.37%) Finance
11 16 (42.11%) Automation Testing
12 15 (39.47%) Gherkin
12 15 (39.47%) ATDD
12 15 (39.47%) Test Scripting
12 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
13 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
14 13 (34.21%) Manual Testing
14 13 (34.21%) JIRA
15 12 (31.58%) Regression Testing
15 12 (31.58%) SoapUI
16 11 (28.95%) Git (software)
16 11 (28.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (28.95%) Appium
16 11 (28.95%) Continuous Delivery
16 11 (28.95%) JUnit
17 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
18 9 (23.68%) Kanban
18 9 (23.68%) Ruby
19 8 (21.05%) Eclipse

WebDriver
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 7 (18.42%) Tomcat
2 5 (13.16%) Confluence
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) DB2
1 2 (5.26%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (100.00%) Selenium
2 33 (86.84%) Cucumber
3 20 (52.63%) JBehave
4 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
5 13 (34.21%) JIRA
6 12 (31.58%) SoapUI
7 11 (28.95%) Appium
7 11 (28.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (28.95%) Git (software)
7 11 (28.95%) JUnit
8 8 (21.05%) Eclipse
9 7 (18.42%) Maven
10 6 (15.79%) TeamCity
11 3 (7.89%) Mockito
11 3 (7.89%) Moq
11 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
12 2 (5.26%) TestNG
13 1 (2.63%) FitNesse
13 1 (2.63%) Robot Framework
13 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 18 (47.37%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Back Office
3 4 (10.53%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Analyst
2 15 (39.47%) Test Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Automation Test Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Tester
4 9 (23.68%) Automation Tester
5 6 (15.79%) Java Automation Tester
6 5 (13.16%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 5 (13.16%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (10.53%) Automation Test Lead
7 4 (10.53%) Developer
7 4 (10.53%) Developer in Test
7 4 (10.53%) Java Developer
7 4 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Test Leader
8 3 (7.89%) QA Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) QA Automation Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Agile Tester
9 2 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) Gherkin
2 8 (21.05%) RESTful
3 7 (18.42%) Hibernate
3 7 (18.42%) Spring
4 4 (10.53%) Web Services
5 3 (7.89%) HTML
5 3 (7.89%) J2EE
5 3 (7.89%) XML
6 2 (5.26%) REST
7 1 (2.63%) Behat
7 1 (2.63%) CSS
7 1 (2.63%) Middleware
7 1 (2.63%) SOAP
7 1 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Unix
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 23 (60.53%) BDD
4 22 (57.89%) TDD
5 20 (52.63%) Scrum
6 16 (42.11%) Automation Testing
7 15 (39.47%) ATDD
7 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
7 15 (39.47%) Test Scripting
8 13 (34.21%) Manual Testing
9 12 (31.58%) Regression Testing
10 11 (28.95%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
12 9 (23.68%) Kanban
13 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (21.05%) Open Source
14 7 (18.42%) High Availability
15 6 (15.79%) Integration Testing
16 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (65.79%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) Ruby
3 4 (10.53%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.53%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) Perl
4 2 (5.26%) Python
4 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (10.53%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.26%) hybris
2 2 (5.26%) IBM