Period
to 23 October 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 23 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 290 355 318
Rank change year-on-year +65 -37 +26
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 399 283 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.86% 0.62% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.83% 3.13% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 211 274
London median daily rate £463 £475 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +13.84% -1.82%
10th Percentile £347 £313 £300
90th Percentile £575 £600 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £47.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year - +20.65% +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 10,412 9,044 7,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.51% 19.88% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,697 6,791 5,745
London median daily rate £510 £498 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.51% +9.34% +4.60%
10th Percentile £363 £349 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £606
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 12
London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -19.08% +55.69%
10th Percentile £16.33 £20.56 £10.00
90th Percentile £69.58 £47.57 £57.35
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -18 66 £455 +4.00% 26
South London +7 37 £475 +58.33% 3
West London +7 23 £425 -5.56% 12
East London -3 15 £500 +17.65% 2
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 356 (89.22%) Selenium
2 352 (88.22%) Test Automation
3 262 (65.66%) Agile Software Development
4 236 (59.15%) Java
5 211 (52.88%) BDD
6 206 (51.63%) Cucumber
7 166 (41.60%) JavaScript
8 140 (35.09%) QA
8 140 (35.09%) Jenkins
9 125 (31.33%) TDD
10 110 (27.57%) Scrum
11 106 (26.57%) SDET
12 97 (24.31%) Finance
13 86 (21.55%) JIRA
13 86 (21.55%) API Testing
14 84 (21.05%) C#
15 82 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
16 79 (19.80%) Git (software)
17 77 (19.30%) Gherkin
18 68 (17.04%) RESTful
18 68 (17.04%) Maven
19 67 (16.79%) .NET
20 63 (15.79%) HTML
21 62 (15.54%) Web Services
22 59 (14.79%) CSS
22 59 (14.79%) SpecFlow
23 55 (13.78%) REST
24 53 (13.28%) Node.js
25 52 (13.03%) SQL
26 50 (12.53%) OO

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 47 (11.78%) Confluence
2 12 (3.01%) NServiceBus
3 9 (2.26%) Jetty
3 9 (2.26%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.25%) CMS
6 4 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.00%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.75%) SAS
8 2 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.25%) nginx
9 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (1.50%) Fireworks
1 6 (1.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.25%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 46 (11.53%) GitHub
2 43 (10.78%) BrowserStack
3 40 (10.03%) Sauce Labs
4 32 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.50%) DigitalOcean
8 3 (0.75%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.25%) NuGet
9 1 (0.25%) SaaS
9 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.77%) HTTP
2 14 (3.51%) Internet
3 9 (2.26%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.00%) SMS
5 3 (0.75%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.77%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (2.01%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.75%) Big Data
4 6 (1.50%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.50%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.25%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.00%) Apache Hive
6 4 (1.00%) DB2
7 3 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (0.75%) MySQL
7 3 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 356 (89.22%) Selenium
2 206 (51.63%) Cucumber
3 140 (35.09%) Jenkins
4 86 (21.55%) JIRA
5 79 (19.80%) Git (software)
6 68 (17.04%) Maven
7 59 (14.79%) SpecFlow
8 49 (12.28%) JMeter
9 47 (11.78%) Appium
10 45 (11.28%) SoapUI
11 32 (8.02%) JUnit
12 26 (6.52%) Protractor
13 24 (6.02%) Jasmine
13 24 (6.02%) NUnit
14 23 (5.76%) Gradle
14 23 (5.76%) JBehave
15 22 (5.51%) LoadRunner
16 21 (5.26%) GitLab
17 20 (5.01%) Ant
18 19 (4.76%) Hudson
General
1 97 (24.31%) Finance
2 44 (11.03%) Banking
3 24 (6.02%) Retail
4 11 (2.76%) Advertising
5 7 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.25%) Marketing
7 3 (0.75%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Front Office
8 1 (0.25%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 117 (29.32%) Tester
2 99 (24.81%) Automation Tester
3 95 (23.81%) Developer
4 63 (15.79%) Test Engineer
5 49 (12.28%) Test Automation Engineer
6 46 (11.53%) Developer in Test
7 36 (9.02%) Analyst
7 36 (9.02%) QA Engineer
8 30 (7.52%) Test Analyst
9 29 (7.27%) Java Automation Tester
10 28 (7.02%) Selenium Tester
11 26 (6.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 23 (5.76%) QA Automation Engineer
12 23 (5.76%) Software Developer
13 22 (5.51%) Automation Test Analyst
13 22 (5.51%) QA Tester
14 21 (5.26%) Java Developer
15 18 (4.51%) Java Developer in Test
16 17 (4.26%) Test Automation Developer
17 16 (4.01%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (19.30%) Gherkin
2 68 (17.04%) RESTful
3 67 (16.79%) .NET
4 63 (15.79%) HTML
5 62 (15.54%) Web Services
6 59 (14.79%) CSS
7 55 (13.78%) REST
8 53 (13.28%) Node.js
9 39 (9.77%) AngularJS
10 34 (8.52%) JSON
11 30 (7.52%) React
12 29 (7.27%) WebdriverIO
13 27 (6.77%) .NET Framework
13 27 (6.77%) XML
14 26 (6.52%) SOAP
15 25 (6.27%) HTML5
16 24 (6.02%) LESS
17 20 (5.01%) Sass
18 18 (4.51%) Java EE
19 16 (4.01%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.02%) Mobile App
3 21 (5.26%) Fintech
3 21 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (5.01%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (5.01%) User Experience
5 19 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.26%) Algorithms
6 9 (2.26%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.75%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.75%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.75%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.75%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.75%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.50%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.25%) Equities
10 1 (0.25%) IVR
10 1 (0.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.77%) Linux
2 28 (7.02%) Unix
3 23 (5.76%) Windows
4 22 (5.51%) Apple iOS
5 16 (4.01%) Android
6 9 (2.26%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (88.22%) Test Automation
2 262 (65.66%) Agile Software Development
3 211 (52.88%) BDD
4 125 (31.33%) TDD
5 110 (27.57%) Scrum
6 106 (26.57%) SDET
7 86 (21.55%) API Testing
8 82 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (12.53%) OO
10 46 (11.53%) DevOps
11 43 (10.78%) Kanban
12 38 (9.52%) Manual Testing
12 38 (9.52%) Open Source
13 35 (8.77%) OOP
14 31 (7.77%) API Development
14 31 (7.77%) E-Commerce
14 31 (7.77%) QA Automation
15 30 (7.52%) Functional Testing
15 30 (7.52%) Non-Functional Testing
16 29 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 236 (59.15%) Java
2 166 (41.60%) JavaScript
3 84 (21.05%) C#
4 52 (13.03%) SQL
5 29 (7.27%) Python
6 19 (4.76%) Groovy
7 17 (4.26%) PHP
7 17 (4.26%) Shell Script
8 16 (4.01%) Java 8
9 14 (3.51%) ES6
10 11 (2.76%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.01%) Ruby
12 7 (1.75%) Kotlin
12 7 (1.75%) Scala
13 5 (1.25%) C
14 4 (1.00%) C++
15 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
17 1 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (7.52%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.51%) Degree
4 20 (5.01%) ISTQB
5 15 (3.76%) ISEB
6 4 (1.00%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (35.09%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) GDPR
3 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.25%) EMIR
3 1 (0.25%) MiFID
3 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (8.52%) Docker
2 4 (1.00%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (3.01%) Kibana
2 9 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.26%) Puppet
3 8 (2.01%) Grafana
4 7 (1.75%) logstash
5 6 (1.50%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.00%) Ansible
6 4 (1.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 4 (1.00%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.50%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 17 (4.26%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 10 (2.51%) Adobe
4 10 (2.51%) Perfecto Mobile
5 6 (1.50%) Google
5 6 (1.50%) HP
5 6 (1.50%) Oracle
6 4 (1.00%) hybris
7 3 (0.75%) Bloomberg
7 3 (0.75%) F5
7 3 (0.75%) Reuters
8 2 (0.50%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.50%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.50%) Splunk
9 1 (0.25%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.25%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.25%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.25%) Xamarin