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 25 June 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.

Selenium WebDriver
North West / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 98 91
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7  
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 11 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.81% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.16% 2.31% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £381 £285 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.77% -12.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £13.50

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 213 216 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.59% 12.22% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 143 81
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 1
Median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 27 (96.43%) Selenium
2 25 (89.29%) Test Automation
3 16 (57.14%) QA
3 16 (57.14%) Java
4 13 (46.43%) JIRA
5 11 (39.29%) Cucumber
5 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (35.71%) .NET
6 10 (35.71%) BDD
6 10 (35.71%) Jenkins
6 10 (35.71%) QA Automation
7 9 (32.14%) SQL
8 8 (28.57%) Finance
8 8 (28.57%) GitHub
9 7 (25.00%) Python
9 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 6 (21.43%) Web Testing
10 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
10 6 (21.43%) Gherkin
11 5 (17.86%) Scenario Testing
11 5 (17.86%) Sitecore
11 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (14.29%) Test Management
12 4 (14.29%) CMS
12 4 (14.29%) XML
12 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
13 3 (10.71%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (10.71%) Bitbucket
13 3 (10.71%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (10.71%) Confluence

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 4 (14.29%) CMS
2 3 (10.71%) Confluence
2 3 (10.71%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (96.43%) Selenium
2 13 (46.43%) JIRA
3 11 (39.29%) Cucumber
4 10 (35.71%) Jenkins
5 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 3 (10.71%) Bitbucket
6 3 (10.71%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (10.71%) TeamCity
7 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.57%) gulp
8 1 (3.57%) IntelliJ
8 1 (3.57%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.57%) JMeter
8 1 (3.57%) Log4j
8 1 (3.57%) Mocha
8 1 (3.57%) NUnit
8 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.57%) TestNG
8 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.57%) webpack
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Games
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Tester
2 12 (42.86%) Automation Tester
3 10 (35.71%) Selenium Tester
4 9 (32.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 5 (17.86%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (17.86%) QA Automation Engineer
5 5 (17.86%) QA Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (10.71%) Java Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) QA Tester
7 3 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (7.14%) Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Sitecore Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
9 1 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) Software Tester
9 1 (3.57%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) .NET
2 6 (21.43%) Gherkin
3 4 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 2 (7.14%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) Django
5 1 (3.57%) Express
5 1 (3.57%) Handlebars
5 1 (3.57%) HTML
5 1 (3.57%) Node.js
5 1 (3.57%) React
5 1 (3.57%) Sass
5 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (35.71%) BDD
3 10 (35.71%) QA Automation
4 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Web Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Test Management
8 3 (10.71%) Scrum
9 2 (7.14%) API Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (7.14%) Front End Development
9 2 (7.14%) High Availability
9 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
9 2 (7.14%) SDET
9 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
9 2 (7.14%) TDD
9 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) SQL
3 7 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (10.71%) C#
4 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Sitecore
2 2 (7.14%) Siebel
Manchester, Lancashire
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