Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 14 August 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
England > London
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 308 344 345
Rank change year-on-year +36 +1 +31
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 365 281 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.66% 0.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.65% 3.45% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 201 249
London median daily rate £450 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +10.59% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £297
90th Percentile £568 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £48.75 £39.37
% change year-on-year +2.56% +23.83% +191.63%

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 10,009 8,138 7,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 21.95% 19.12% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,460 6,042 5,820
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 20
London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -25.29% +56.59%
10th Percentile £17.00 £20.99 £10.00
90th Percentile £165.00 £54.14 £56.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +13.33%

WebDriver
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for WebDriver in London

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebDriver in London

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebDriver in London over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebDriver in London

WebDriver
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebDriver within the London region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -26 57 £450 +5.88% 24
South London - 30 £475 - 5
West London -23 22 £425 -9.57% 11
East London 0 14 £450 +5.88% 4
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 London region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 319 (87.40%) Selenium
2 309 (84.66%) Test Automation
3 253 (69.32%) Agile Software Development
4 208 (56.99%) Java
5 193 (52.88%) BDD
6 186 (50.96%) Cucumber
7 134 (36.71%) JavaScript
8 114 (31.23%) Jenkins
9 113 (30.96%) TDD
10 110 (30.14%) QA
11 105 (28.77%) Scrum
12 91 (24.93%) SDET
13 88 (24.11%) API Testing
14 85 (23.29%) C#
15 80 (21.92%) Continuous Integration
16 75 (20.55%) RESTful
17 74 (20.27%) Git (software)
18 67 (18.36%) JIRA
19 66 (18.08%) Finance
20 65 (17.81%) Gherkin
21 63 (17.26%) SQL
22 59 (16.16%) .NET
22 59 (16.16%) Web Services
22 59 (16.16%) Maven
23 58 (15.89%) SpecFlow
23 58 (15.89%) REST
24 55 (15.07%) HTML
25 50 (13.70%) CSS
25 50 (13.70%) DevOps
26 48 (13.15%) JMeter

WebDriver
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 35 (9.59%) Confluence
2 12 (3.29%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (3.01%) Jetty
4 9 (2.47%) NServiceBus
5 8 (2.19%) CMS
6 4 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.82%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.82%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.82%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.55%) Apache
8 2 (0.55%) JBoss
8 2 (0.55%) OpenCms
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.27%) ATG Dynamo
9 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 6 (1.64%) Fireworks
1 6 (1.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.41%) Sauce Labs
2 34 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (9.32%) BrowserStack
3 26 (7.12%) GitHub
4 17 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (2.19%) DigitalOcean
5 8 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.82%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.27%) NuGet
8 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.21%) HTTP
2 13 (3.56%) Internet
3 6 (1.64%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.10%) SMS
5 2 (0.55%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.59%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (2.74%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.47%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.19%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.37%) Big Data
5 5 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.10%) DB2
6 4 (1.10%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (0.82%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.55%) MySQL
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 2 (0.55%) Redis
9 1 (0.27%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.27%) Power BI
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 319 (87.40%) Selenium
2 186 (50.96%) Cucumber
3 114 (31.23%) Jenkins
4 74 (20.27%) Git (software)
5 67 (18.36%) JIRA
6 59 (16.16%) Maven
7 58 (15.89%) SpecFlow
8 48 (13.15%) JMeter
9 46 (12.60%) SoapUI
10 41 (11.23%) Appium
11 36 (9.86%) JUnit
12 30 (8.22%) Protractor
13 28 (7.67%) Gradle
14 27 (7.40%) Jasmine
15 25 (6.85%) JBehave
16 22 (6.03%) Gatling
16 22 (6.03%) LoadRunner
16 22 (6.03%) NUnit
17 19 (5.21%) GitLab
18 18 (4.93%) TeamCity
General
1 66 (18.08%) Finance
2 26 (7.12%) Banking
3 22 (6.03%) Retail
4 9 (2.47%) Advertising
5 7 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.82%) Games
7 2 (0.55%) Law
7 2 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 117 (32.05%) Tester
2 97 (26.58%) Automation Tester
3 95 (26.03%) Developer
4 51 (13.97%) Test Engineer
5 37 (10.14%) Developer in Test
6 36 (9.86%) QA Engineer
7 31 (8.49%) Test Automation Engineer
8 28 (7.67%) Analyst
8 28 (7.67%) Selenium Tester
9 26 (7.12%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 25 (6.85%) Test Analyst
11 24 (6.58%) Agile Tester
11 24 (6.58%) QA Tester
12 22 (6.03%) Java Developer
12 22 (6.03%) QA Automation Engineer
13 21 (5.75%) JavaScript Developer
13 21 (5.75%) QA Automation Tester
14 20 (5.48%) C# Developer
14 20 (5.48%) Software Developer
15 19 (5.21%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (20.55%) RESTful
2 65 (17.81%) Gherkin
3 59 (16.16%) .NET
3 59 (16.16%) Web Services
4 58 (15.89%) REST
5 55 (15.07%) HTML
6 50 (13.70%) CSS
7 39 (10.68%) Node.js
8 31 (8.49%) HTML5
9 30 (8.22%) LESS
9 30 (8.22%) XML
10 29 (7.95%) AngularJS
11 28 (7.67%) JSON
11 28 (7.67%) React
11 28 (7.67%) SOAP
12 23 (6.30%) Sass
13 22 (6.03%) .NET Framework
14 21 (5.75%) Java EE
15 18 (4.93%) CSS3
15 18 (4.93%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.30%) User Experience
2 19 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.93%) Mobile App
3 18 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (3.56%) Fintech
6 12 (3.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.64%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.64%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.37%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.82%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.82%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.82%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.55%) PlayStation
10 2 (0.55%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.55%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.27%) Equities
11 1 (0.27%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.86%) Linux
2 26 (7.12%) Unix
3 24 (6.58%) Windows
4 17 (4.66%) Android
4 17 (4.66%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.29%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (84.66%) Test Automation
2 253 (69.32%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (52.88%) BDD
4 113 (30.96%) TDD
5 105 (28.77%) Scrum
6 91 (24.93%) SDET
7 88 (24.11%) API Testing
8 80 (21.92%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (13.70%) DevOps
10 47 (12.88%) Kanban
11 42 (11.51%) OO
12 38 (10.41%) Functional Testing
13 34 (9.32%) Non-Functional Testing
14 33 (9.04%) API Development
15 32 (8.77%) OOP
16 31 (8.49%) Continuous Delivery
16 31 (8.49%) Performance Testing
17 30 (8.22%) Open Source
18 29 (7.95%) Microservices
19 28 (7.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 208 (56.99%) Java
2 134 (36.71%) JavaScript
3 85 (23.29%) C#
4 63 (17.26%) SQL
5 23 (6.30%) Groovy
5 23 (6.30%) Python
6 18 (4.93%) Java 8
6 18 (4.93%) Shell Script
7 14 (3.84%) PHP
8 11 (3.01%) ES6
9 8 (2.19%) Ruby
9 8 (2.19%) Scala
10 7 (1.92%) C
11 6 (1.64%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.37%) Kotlin
13 3 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.82%) C++
13 3 (0.82%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.55%) VB
15 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (8.49%) SC Cleared
1 31 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.48%) Degree
2 20 (5.48%) ISEB
2 20 (5.48%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (30.14%) QA
2 5 (1.37%) GDPR
3 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.27%) EMIR
3 1 (0.27%) GCP
3 1 (0.27%) MiFID
3 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (6.03%) Docker
2 3 (0.82%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.27%) ACF2
3 1 (0.27%) RACF
Systems Management
1 18 (4.93%) Kibana
2 12 (3.29%) Puppet
3 11 (3.01%) Grafana
4 9 (2.47%) logstash
5 7 (1.92%) HP ALM
6 6 (1.64%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.55%) Ansible
8 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.27%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (7.12%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.30%) Atlassian
3 10 (2.74%) Adobe
4 9 (2.47%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 9 (2.47%) Google
5 8 (2.19%) HP
6 7 (1.92%) Oracle
7 6 (1.64%) Perfecto Mobile
8 4 (1.10%) IBM
8 4 (1.10%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.82%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.82%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.82%) Reuters
10 2 (0.55%) New Relic
10 2 (0.55%) Roku
11 1 (0.27%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.27%) ATG
11 1 (0.27%) GoldenSource
11 1 (0.27%) Teradata
11 1 (0.27%) WorldPay