Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 401 306 347
Rank change year-on-year -95 +41 -18
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 181 366 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.80% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.36% 3.62% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 311 201
London median daily rate £463 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -4.26% +10.59%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £568 £588
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +23.83%

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 7,669 10,104 8,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.33% 22.03% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,421 7,515 6,140
London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £339
90th Percentile £675 £648 £625
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 34
London median hourly rate £47.67 £45.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.92% +38.46% -25.29%
10th Percentile £19.85 £17.00 £21.46
90th Percentile £69.10 £165.00 £53.66
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.83%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019. 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 +9 41 £453 +0.56% 14
South London +26 23 £450 -5.26% 6
West London +6 6 £400 -5.88% 11
East London -3 4 £475 - 1
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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.

1 139 (76.80%) Test Automation
2 133 (73.48%) Selenium
3 116 (64.09%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (50.28%) Java
5 87 (48.07%) BDD
6 84 (46.41%) Cucumber
7 74 (40.88%) JavaScript
8 70 (38.67%) QA
9 63 (34.81%) Jenkins
10 55 (30.39%) C#
11 54 (29.83%) TDD
12 53 (29.28%) Scrum
13 52 (28.73%) DevOps
14 46 (25.41%) Test Strategy
15 44 (24.31%) Git (software)
15 44 (24.31%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (21.55%) JMeter
17 37 (20.44%) Manual Testing
18 36 (19.89%) Microservices
19 35 (19.34%) API Testing
19 35 (19.34%) SpecFlow
20 34 (18.78%) SQL
21 33 (18.23%) Microsoft Azure
22 30 (16.57%) SDET
23 29 (16.02%) JIRA
24 28 (15.47%) Docker
24 28 (15.47%) WebdriverIO
25 27 (14.92%) Continuous Delivery
25 27 (14.92%) Performance Testing
25 27 (14.92%) Finance

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 18 (9.94%) Confluence
2 6 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.66%) CMS
4 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.55%) Drupal
5 1 (0.55%) nginx
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (18.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (10.50%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.97%) GitHub
4 8 (4.42%) BlazeMeter
5 7 (3.87%) BrowserStack
5 7 (3.87%) Sauce Labs
6 5 (2.76%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.66%) Datadog
8 2 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.10%) Office 365
8 2 (1.10%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.10%) Slack
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.55%) CloudBees
9 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.55%) IaaS
9 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.55%) PaaS
9 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.87%) HTTP
2 3 (1.66%) Intranet
3 2 (1.10%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.10%) SSH
4 1 (0.55%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.55%) DNS
4 1 (0.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.29%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.42%) Big Data
2 8 (4.42%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.76%) Redis
5 4 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (2.21%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.66%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.10%) BigQuery
7 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.10%) Power BI
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 133 (73.48%) Selenium
2 84 (46.41%) Cucumber
3 63 (34.81%) Jenkins
4 44 (24.31%) Git (software)
5 39 (21.55%) JMeter
6 35 (19.34%) SpecFlow
7 29 (16.02%) JIRA
8 21 (11.60%) Appium
8 21 (11.60%) JUnit
9 19 (10.50%) Gatling
10 18 (9.94%) TeamCity
11 17 (9.39%) Protractor
12 16 (8.84%) SoapUI
13 11 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (6.08%) webpack
14 10 (5.52%) NeoLoad
15 9 (4.97%) Fiddler
15 9 (4.97%) Maven
15 9 (4.97%) Mocha
15 9 (4.97%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (14.92%) Finance
2 14 (7.73%) Banking
3 9 (4.97%) Retail
4 8 (4.42%) Public Sector
5 6 (3.31%) Legal
6 5 (2.76%) Games
7 4 (2.21%) Advertising
8 3 (1.66%) Marketing
9 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.10%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.55%) Electronics
10 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.55%) Front Office
10 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.55%) Publishing
10 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (23.76%) Tester
2 36 (19.89%) Automation Tester
3 30 (16.57%) Developer
4 26 (14.36%) Analyst
5 24 (13.26%) QA Engineer
5 24 (13.26%) Test Analyst
6 20 (11.05%) Test Engineer
7 17 (9.39%) Automation Test Analyst
7 17 (9.39%) Developer in Test
8 15 (8.29%) Test Automation Engineer
9 12 (6.63%) Test Leader
10 11 (6.08%) QA Leader
11 9 (4.97%) Java Developer
12 8 (4.42%) Java Automation Tester
12 8 (4.42%) Software Developer
13 7 (3.87%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 7 (3.87%) Selenium Tester
13 7 (3.87%) Senior Analyst
14 6 (3.31%) Mobile Engineer
14 6 (3.31%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.47%) WebdriverIO
2 26 (14.36%) REST
3 25 (13.81%) Node.js
4 23 (12.71%) Web Services
5 22 (12.15%) CSS
6 19 (10.50%) .NET
6 19 (10.50%) HTML
6 19 (10.50%) RESTful
7 16 (8.84%) Gherkin
8 15 (8.29%) Spring
9 13 (7.18%) AngularJS
10 11 (6.08%) JSON
11 10 (5.52%) React
12 9 (4.97%) Sass
13 8 (4.42%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (3.87%) Jest
14 7 (3.87%) Kafka
14 7 (3.87%) Nightwatchjs
14 7 (3.87%) SOAP
14 7 (3.87%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.52%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.87%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.31%) User Experience
5 5 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.66%) Online Games
7 2 (1.10%) EPoS
7 2 (1.10%) Equities
8 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.55%) Derivative
8 1 (0.55%) Life Science
8 1 (0.55%) NHS
8 1 (0.55%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.55%) STB
8 1 (0.55%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.63%) Android
1 12 (6.63%) Apple iOS
2 11 (6.08%) Windows
3 5 (2.76%) Linux
4 4 (2.21%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.21%) Unix
5 3 (1.66%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (76.80%) Test Automation
2 116 (64.09%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (48.07%) BDD
4 54 (29.83%) TDD
5 53 (29.28%) Scrum
6 52 (28.73%) DevOps
7 46 (25.41%) Test Strategy
8 44 (24.31%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (20.44%) Manual Testing
10 36 (19.89%) Microservices
11 35 (19.34%) API Testing
12 30 (16.57%) SDET
13 27 (14.92%) Continuous Delivery
13 27 (14.92%) Performance Testing
14 26 (14.36%) Regression Testing
15 22 (12.15%) Non-Functional Testing
16 21 (11.60%) Acceptance Criteria
17 20 (11.05%) Fintech
18 19 (10.50%) E-Commerce
19 18 (9.94%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (50.28%) Java
2 74 (40.88%) JavaScript
3 55 (30.39%) C#
4 34 (18.78%) SQL
5 14 (7.73%) Python
6 9 (4.97%) TypeScript
7 7 (3.87%) ES6
8 5 (2.76%) Scala
9 4 (2.21%) Groovy
9 4 (2.21%) Java 8
9 4 (2.21%) Ruby
9 4 (2.21%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.66%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.66%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.10%) ES7
11 2 (1.10%) ES8
11 2 (1.10%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.55%) PHP
12 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (6.63%) ISTQB
2 6 (3.31%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.76%) ISEB
4 3 (1.66%) Degree
5 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (38.67%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) WCAG
3 1 (0.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 28 (15.47%) Docker
2 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (6.63%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.66%) Kibana
2 3 (1.66%) logstash
3 2 (1.10%) Ansible
3 2 (1.10%) Marathon
3 2 (1.10%) Mesos
3 2 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.10%) Terraform
4 1 (0.55%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.55%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.55%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (6.08%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 10 (5.52%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.31%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.76%) IBM
5 4 (2.21%) New Relic
6 3 (1.66%) Google
6 3 (1.66%) HP
6 3 (1.66%) Splunk
7 2 (1.10%) ATG
7 2 (1.10%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.10%) hybris
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle
7 2 (1.10%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.10%) Sonatype
8 1 (0.55%) Adobe
8 1 (0.55%) Apple
8 1 (0.55%) F5
8 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.55%) SAP