The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Selenium WebDriver
North West / Manchester
Rank 75 86 94
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8  
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 17 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.28% 0.84% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.23% 6.30% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 2
Median daily rate £333 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.83% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £287 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £320 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 235 238 189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.75% 13.35% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 162 133
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

WebDriver
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebDriver in Manchester

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebDriver in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebDriver in Manchester

WebDriver
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebDriver within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Oldham - 1 £400 -
WebDriver
North West

WebDriver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 36 (97.30%) Selenium
2 22 (59.46%) Java
3 21 (56.76%) QA
4 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (48.65%) BDD
6 15 (40.54%) Automation Testing
7 14 (37.84%) Python
8 13 (35.14%) JIRA
8 13 (35.14%) Cucumber
9 12 (32.43%) Jenkins
9 12 (32.43%) QA Automation
10 10 (27.03%) Gherkin
10 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
10 10 (27.03%) SQL
11 9 (24.32%) Regression Testing
11 9 (24.32%) TDD
11 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
12 8 (21.62%) GitHub
12 8 (21.62%) Finance
12 8 (21.62%) .NET
13 6 (16.22%) C#
13 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (13.51%) Web Testing
14 5 (13.51%) XML
14 5 (13.51%) SpecFlow
15 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
15 4 (10.81%) Games
15 4 (10.81%) ISEB
16 3 (8.11%) CMS
16 3 (8.11%) Retail

WebDriver
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (8.11%) CMS
1 3 (8.11%) Confluence
2 2 (5.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.70%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (97.30%) Selenium
2 13 (35.14%) Cucumber
2 13 (35.14%) JIRA
3 12 (32.43%) Jenkins
4 5 (13.51%) SpecFlow
5 3 (8.11%) Bitbucket
5 3 (8.11%) IntelliJ
5 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.11%) TestNG
6 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.41%) JMeter
6 2 (5.41%) Log4j
6 2 (5.41%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
6 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.70%) Babel
7 1 (2.70%) gulp
7 1 (2.70%) JBehave
7 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.70%) webpack
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Games
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Tester
2 20 (54.05%) Automation Tester
3 11 (29.73%) Selenium Tester
4 10 (27.03%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 8 (21.62%) QA Automation Engineer
5 8 (21.62%) QA Engineer
6 7 (18.92%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) QA Tester
8 3 (8.11%) Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Java Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Developer in Test
9 2 (5.41%) Java Automation Tester
9 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
9 2 (5.41%) QA Automation Tester
9 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
10 1 (2.70%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) Gherkin
2 8 (21.62%) .NET
3 5 (13.51%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.41%) REST
4 2 (5.41%) Web Services
5 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) Django
5 1 (2.70%) Express
5 1 (2.70%) Handlebars
5 1 (2.70%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) Node.js
5 1 (2.70%) React
5 1 (2.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) iPad
2 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
1 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) BDD
3 15 (40.54%) Automation Testing
4 12 (32.43%) QA Automation
5 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
6 9 (24.32%) Regression Testing
6 9 (24.32%) TDD
6 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
7 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Web Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
9 3 (8.11%) High Availability
9 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Test Management
10 2 (5.41%) API Testing
10 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.41%) Scrum
10 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
11 1 (2.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (59.46%) Java
2 14 (37.84%) Python
3 10 (27.03%) SQL
4 6 (16.22%) C#
5 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (56.76%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Sitecore