Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 15 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 > North of England
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 172 262
Rank change year-on-year -41 +90 +40
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 102 127 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.85% 1.16% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.94% 6.54% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 84 60
North of England median daily rate £413 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% +4.29% +13.82%
10th Percentile £307 £275 £262
90th Percentile £475 £475 £426
England median daily rate £450 £415 £395
% change year-on-year +8.43% +5.06% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North of England 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 the North of England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2,589 1,941 2,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 21.51% 17.70% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,755 1,357 1,634
North of England median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £299 £281
90th Percentile £553 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 48 50
North of England median hourly rate £38.75 £41.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +11.49% -1.33%
10th Percentile £26.30 £33.80 £24.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £44.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

WebDriver
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing WebDriver as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for WebDriver in the North of England

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebDriver in the North of England

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebDriver in the North of England over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebDriver in the North of England

WebDriver
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebDriver within the North of England region over the 6 months to 15 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
Yorkshire -21 62 £390 +5.41% 12
North West -6 35 £438 +20.69% 16
North East -32 5 £394 +12.50% 1
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 North of England region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 97 (95.10%) Selenium
2 95 (93.14%) Test Automation
3 69 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (58.82%) Java
5 47 (46.08%) Cucumber
6 43 (42.16%) BDD
6 43 (42.16%) C#
7 39 (38.24%) SDET
8 28 (27.45%) Scrum
9 26 (25.49%) API Testing
10 25 (24.51%) Jenkins
10 25 (24.51%) Git (software)
11 24 (23.53%) Exploratory Testing
12 23 (22.55%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (22.55%) QA
12 23 (22.55%) JavaScript
13 22 (21.57%) JMeter
14 21 (20.59%) Linux
14 21 (20.59%) Integration Testing
15 20 (19.61%) .NET
16 19 (18.63%) Test Scripting
17 18 (17.65%) Performance Testing
17 18 (17.65%) JIRA
17 18 (17.65%) Gherkin
18 17 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
18 17 (16.67%) User Stories
18 17 (16.67%) RESTful
18 17 (16.67%) E-Commerce
19 16 (15.69%) Finance
19 16 (15.69%) TDD

WebDriver
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 (3.92%) Confluence
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.98%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) GitHub
2 2 (1.96%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.96%) npm
3 1 (0.98%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.98%) DB2
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 97 (95.10%) Selenium
2 47 (46.08%) Cucumber
3 25 (24.51%) Git (software)
3 25 (24.51%) Jenkins
4 22 (21.57%) JMeter
5 18 (17.65%) JIRA
6 13 (12.75%) SpecFlow
7 10 (9.80%) Jasmine
8 9 (8.82%) Protractor
8 9 (8.82%) SoapUI
9 7 (6.86%) Maven
10 6 (5.88%) JUnit
11 5 (4.90%) Gatling
11 5 (4.90%) Mocha
12 4 (3.92%) Babel
12 4 (3.92%) NUnit
12 4 (3.92%) Travis CI
12 4 (3.92%) webpack
13 3 (2.94%) GitLab
13 3 (2.94%) IntelliJ
General
1 16 (15.69%) Finance
2 11 (10.78%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.80%) Electronics
3 10 (9.80%) Manufacturing
3 10 (9.80%) Marketing
4 5 (4.90%) Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Advertising
5 1 (0.98%) Law
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (39.22%) Tester
2 36 (35.29%) Automation Tester
3 27 (26.47%) Test Engineer
4 25 (24.51%) Test Automation Engineer
5 12 (11.76%) Analyst
5 12 (11.76%) Test Analyst
6 11 (10.78%) Java Engineer
7 10 (9.80%) Developer
8 8 (7.84%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 6 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
10 5 (4.90%) React Developer
11 4 (3.92%) Lead Tester
12 3 (2.94%) Developer in Test
12 3 (2.94%) QA Engineer
12 3 (2.94%) Test Manager
13 2 (1.96%) Consultant
13 2 (1.96%) Software Developer
13 2 (1.96%) Software Tester
13 2 (1.96%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.61%) .NET
2 18 (17.65%) Gherkin
3 17 (16.67%) RESTful
4 10 (9.80%) Taurus
5 8 (7.84%) Node.js
5 8 (7.84%) SOAP
6 6 (5.88%) XML
7 5 (4.90%) React
7 5 (4.90%) WebdriverIO
8 4 (3.92%) Jest
8 4 (3.92%) JSON
8 4 (3.92%) Redux
8 4 (3.92%) REST
9 3 (2.94%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.96%) CSS
10 2 (1.96%) HTML
10 2 (1.96%) HTML5
10 2 (1.96%) LESS
10 2 (1.96%) Sass
10 2 (1.96%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.90%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (0.98%) Cyberattack
3 1 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.98%) NHS
3 1 (0.98%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.59%) Linux
2 4 (3.92%) Windows
3 2 (1.96%) Android
3 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.96%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.98%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (93.14%) Test Automation
2 69 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (42.16%) BDD
4 39 (38.24%) SDET
5 28 (27.45%) Scrum
6 26 (25.49%) API Testing
7 24 (23.53%) Exploratory Testing
8 23 (22.55%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (20.59%) Integration Testing
10 19 (18.63%) Test Scripting
11 18 (17.65%) Performance Testing
12 17 (16.67%) E-Commerce
12 17 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (16.67%) User Stories
13 16 (15.69%) TDD
14 15 (14.71%) Manual Testing
14 15 (14.71%) Regression Testing
14 15 (14.71%) Software Testing
15 12 (11.76%) OO
16 11 (10.78%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 60 (58.82%) Java
2 43 (42.16%) C#
3 23 (22.55%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.80%) SQL
5 4 (3.92%) Python
6 3 (2.94%) Groovy
6 3 (2.94%) Ruby
7 2 (1.96%) Scala
7 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.98%) C
8 1 (0.98%) C++
8 1 (0.98%) JCL
8 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (2.94%) DBS Check
1 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.96%) ISEB
2 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.55%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.98%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Kibana
2 3 (2.94%) Grafana
3 2 (1.96%) Graphite
4 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (9.80%) SAP
2 3 (2.94%) Google
2 3 (2.94%) Oracle
3 2 (1.96%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.96%) Splunk
4 1 (0.98%) IBM
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft