Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 170 267
Rank change year-on-year -82 +97 +35
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 69 139 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.57% 1.25% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.68% 6.65% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 77 58
North of England median daily rate £350 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.38% -3.76%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £263
90th Percentile £475 £425 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 2,576 2,091 2,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 21.42% 18.78% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,694 1,389 1,558
North of England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £275
90th Percentile £559 £525 £520
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 68 57
North of England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.63 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +1.56% +8.11%
10th Percentile £31.25 £20.03 £28.95
90th Percentile £51.64 £50.00 £44.85
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.45
% change year-on-year - +0.12% +14.73%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -17 46 £360 -2.70% 8
North East -30 12 £325 +1.56% 1
North West -46 11 £350 -4.11% 11
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 68 (98.55%) Test Automation
2 60 (86.96%) Selenium
3 47 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (44.93%) Cucumber
4 31 (44.93%) BDD
5 26 (37.68%) C#
6 21 (30.43%) Java
7 20 (28.99%) TDD
8 18 (26.09%) SoapUI
8 18 (26.09%) Test Scripting
9 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
9 16 (23.19%) QA
10 14 (20.29%) Linux
11 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (17.39%) Git (software)
11 12 (17.39%) Jenkins
12 11 (15.94%) SpecFlow
12 11 (15.94%) API Testing
12 11 (15.94%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 11 (15.94%) SQL
13 10 (14.49%) Capita
13 10 (14.49%) SDET
14 9 (13.04%) Regression Testing
15 8 (11.59%) Scrum
15 8 (11.59%) JIRA
15 8 (11.59%) Gherkin
15 8 (11.59%) Exploratory Testing
16 7 (10.14%) .NET
16 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
17 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management

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 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.45%) CMS
2 1 (1.45%) Documentum
2 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) BrowserStack
2 2 (2.90%) npm
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.45%) GitHub
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 60 (86.96%) Selenium
2 31 (44.93%) Cucumber
3 18 (26.09%) SoapUI
4 12 (17.39%) Git (software)
4 12 (17.39%) Jenkins
5 11 (15.94%) SpecFlow
6 8 (11.59%) JIRA
7 5 (7.25%) JMeter
7 5 (7.25%) JUnit
8 4 (5.80%) Appium
8 4 (5.80%) HP UFT
8 4 (5.80%) Maven
8 4 (5.80%) Protractor
9 3 (4.35%) Jasmine
9 3 (4.35%) Subversion
10 2 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.90%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.90%) SonarQube
10 2 (2.90%) TestNG
10 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.80%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Advertising
2 2 (2.90%) Banking
2 2 (2.90%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Games
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (49.28%) Tester
2 24 (34.78%) Automation Tester
3 17 (24.64%) Analyst
3 17 (24.64%) Test Analyst
4 14 (20.29%) Test Engineer
5 11 (15.94%) Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 8 (11.59%) Selenium Tester
7 7 (10.14%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Software Tester
9 5 (7.25%) Developer
10 4 (5.80%) Agile Tester
10 4 (5.80%) Software Analyst
10 4 (5.80%) Software Test Analyst
11 3 (4.35%) Java Engineer
11 3 (4.35%) QA Tester
12 2 (2.90%) Java Developer
12 2 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
12 2 (2.90%) Senior Test Analyst
12 2 (2.90%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) Gherkin
2 7 (10.14%) .NET
3 6 (8.70%) Nightwatchjs
4 5 (7.25%) HTML
4 5 (7.25%) SOAP
5 4 (5.80%) WebdriverIO
6 3 (4.35%) CSS
6 3 (4.35%) JSON
6 3 (4.35%) RESTful
6 3 (4.35%) XML
7 2 (2.90%) WireMock
8 1 (1.45%) Chai
8 1 (1.45%) jQuery
8 1 (1.45%) Node.js
8 1 (1.45%) React
8 1 (1.45%) Web Services
8 1 (1.45%) XForms
8 1 (1.45%) XSD
8 1 (1.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.45%) NHS
3 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Debian
2 4 (5.80%) Windows
3 3 (4.35%) Android
3 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.90%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (98.55%) Test Automation
2 47 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (44.93%) BDD
4 20 (28.99%) TDD
5 18 (26.09%) Test Scripting
6 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (15.94%) API Testing
7 11 (15.94%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 10 (14.49%) SDET
9 9 (13.04%) Regression Testing
10 8 (11.59%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (11.59%) Scrum
11 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
11 6 (8.70%) DevOps
11 6 (8.70%) Integration Testing
11 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
11 6 (8.70%) User Stories
12 5 (7.25%) Non-Functional Testing
13 4 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (5.80%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.68%) C#
2 21 (30.43%) Java
3 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
4 11 (15.94%) SQL
5 6 (8.70%) Ruby
6 2 (2.90%) Python
6 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.45%) C
7 1 (1.45%) F#
7 1 (1.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.90%) ISEB
2 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.45%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.19%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) Docker
2 4 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Rancher
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Capita
2 2 (2.90%) Splunk
3 1 (1.45%) HP
3 1 (1.45%) OpenText
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle
3 1 (1.45%) Pega