Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 147 103
Rank change year-on-year +32 -44 +26
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 23 6 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.85% 0.20% 1.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.86% 0.94% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 18
Manchester median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £312 £293 £282
90th Percentile £475 £475 £425
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +17.19%
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 473 636 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.51% 20.86% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 425 296
Manchester median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £320 £300 £253
90th Percentile £608 £575 £497
North West median daily rate £438 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +6.06% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 24
Manchester median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36.25 £31.75 £30.45
90th Percentile £38.75 £54.38 £48.50
North West median hourly rate £39.87 £39.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +2.22% -6.02% +3.75%

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 17 June 2019.

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 6 months to 17 June 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
Salford - 2 £350 -
WebDriver
North West

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 23 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (91.30%) Selenium
3 17 (73.91%) BDD
4 16 (69.57%) Java
5 14 (60.87%) JMeter
6 13 (56.52%) Jenkins
7 12 (52.17%) SDET
8 11 (47.83%) Web Services
9 10 (43.48%) QA
9 10 (43.48%) Cucumber
10 9 (39.13%) TDD
10 9 (39.13%) C#
10 9 (39.13%) .NET
11 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
11 8 (34.78%) Integration Testing
11 8 (34.78%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (34.78%) Jasmine
11 8 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (30.43%) MongoDB
12 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (30.43%) Groovy
12 7 (30.43%) JIRA
12 7 (30.43%) HTTP
13 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
14 5 (21.74%) Scala
14 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
14 5 (21.74%) Gatling
14 5 (21.74%) Cross-Browser Testing
14 5 (21.74%) Unix

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) BrowserStack
1 2 (8.70%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (91.30%) Selenium
2 14 (60.87%) JMeter
3 13 (56.52%) Jenkins
4 10 (43.48%) Cucumber
5 8 (34.78%) Jasmine
6 7 (30.43%) JIRA
7 5 (21.74%) Gatling
7 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Tester
2 8 (34.78%) Automation Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) Web Services
2 9 (39.13%) .NET
3 5 (21.74%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (8.70%) Nightwatchjs
5 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Mac OS X
1 5 (21.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (73.91%) BDD
3 12 (52.17%) SDET
4 9 (39.13%) TDD
5 8 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (34.78%) Integration Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
6 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
8 5 (21.74%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Data Management
9 2 (8.70%) Migration
9 2 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Scrum
9 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.70%) Web Accessibility
9 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) C#
3 7 (30.43%) Groovy
4 5 (21.74%) Scala
4 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
5 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Docker
1 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) HP