Period
to 18 December 2018

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 6 months to 18 December 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 135 134
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +13
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 22 6 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.68% 0.21% 0.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.13% 1.12% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 14
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £293 £356 £310
90th Percentile £478 £475 £482
North West median daily rate £425 £350 £395
% change year-on-year +21.43% -11.39% +26.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 702 534 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.81% 18.26% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 361 372
Manchester median daily rate £422 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.38% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £301
90th Percentile £613 £550 £500
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 6
Manchester median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% - +6.67%
North West median hourly rate £39.50 £41.88 £40.63
% change year-on-year -5.67% +3.08% +8.33%

WebDriver
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebDriver in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 22 (100.00%) Selenium
1 22 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (81.82%) Java
4 14 (63.64%) BDD
5 13 (59.09%) C#
5 13 (59.09%) JMeter
6 12 (54.55%) Jenkins
6 12 (54.55%) SDET
7 11 (50.00%) .NET
7 11 (50.00%) QA
7 11 (50.00%) Integration Testing
8 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
8 9 (40.91%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (40.91%) Jasmine
8 9 (40.91%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
10 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
11 4 (18.18%) Finance
11 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
11 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
11 4 (18.18%) JIRA
11 4 (18.18%) Scrum
11 4 (18.18%) SpecFlow
12 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
12 3 (13.64%) Exploratory Testing
12 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (13.64%) RESTful
12 3 (13.64%) OOP
12 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce

WebDriver
Co-occurring 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 1 (4.55%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
1 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (100.00%) Selenium
2 13 (59.09%) JMeter
3 12 (54.55%) Jenkins
4 9 (40.91%) Jasmine
5 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
6 4 (18.18%) JIRA
6 4 (18.18%) SpecFlow
7 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
8 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (4.55%) Gatling
8 1 (4.55%) Hudson
8 1 (4.55%) The Grinder
8 1 (4.55%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Electronics
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Tester
2 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) QA Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) RESTful
3 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 2 (9.09%) Node.js
3 2 (9.09%) Taurus
4 1 (4.55%) Nightwatchjs
4 1 (4.55%) WebdriverIO
4 1 (4.55%) WPF
4 1 (4.55%) XML
4 1 (4.55%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (4.55%) Cyberattack
1 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (63.64%) BDD
4 12 (54.55%) SDET
5 11 (50.00%) Integration Testing
6 9 (40.91%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (40.91%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
7 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Scrum
9 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
9 3 (13.64%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (13.64%) OO
9 3 (13.64%) OOP
9 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
10 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
10 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) Java
2 13 (59.09%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) JCL
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 1 (4.55%) Google
2 1 (4.55%) IBM
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle