Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 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
England > North of England
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 218 202 207
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5 +82
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 98 92 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.83% 0.83% 0.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.05% 4.41% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 70 68
North of England median daily rate £416 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.54% +8.57% +11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £300
90th Percentile £475 £497 £430
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £31.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -25.88% -

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 2,418 2,086 2,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 20.41% 18.93% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,644 1,455 1,454
North of England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £281
90th Percentile £583 £550 £525
England median daily rate £488 £470 £430
% change year-on-year +3.72% +9.30% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 36 41
North of England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.88 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.90% +4.69% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £36.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £49.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.30% +6.10% +2.50%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 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
North West +21 44 £431 +23.21% 11
Yorkshire -24 43 £350 -9.39% 14
North East -22 11 £413 -2.94% 9
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 North of England region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 98 (100.00%) Selenium
2 93 (94.90%) Test Automation
3 71 (72.45%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (54.08%) Java
5 39 (39.80%) SDET
6 37 (37.76%) C#
7 33 (33.67%) BDD
8 32 (32.65%) Scrum
9 31 (31.63%) Cucumber
10 29 (29.59%) JMeter
11 27 (27.55%) Integration Testing
12 22 (22.45%) QA
12 22 (22.45%) Jenkins
13 21 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
14 20 (20.41%) Manual Testing
14 20 (20.41%) .NET
15 19 (19.39%) Finance
15 19 (19.39%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (19.39%) RESTful
15 19 (19.39%) Performance Testing
16 17 (17.35%) JIRA
17 16 (16.33%) E-Commerce
18 15 (15.31%) OOP
18 15 (15.31%) Validation
19 14 (14.29%) OO
19 14 (14.29%) Git (software)
19 14 (14.29%) API Testing
19 14 (14.29%) Taurus
20 13 (13.27%) Root Cause Analysis
20 13 (13.27%) Non-Functional Testing

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 6 (6.12%) Confluence
2 2 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.02%) CICS
3 1 (1.02%) Documentum
3 1 (1.02%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) GitHub
2 2 (2.04%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.04%) SaaS
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.02%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.02%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) BIG-IP
1 1 (1.02%) DNS
1 1 (1.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.10%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.04%) MySQL
2 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.02%) DB2
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 98 (100.00%) Selenium
2 31 (31.63%) Cucumber
3 29 (29.59%) JMeter
4 22 (22.45%) Jenkins
5 17 (17.35%) JIRA
6 14 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 13 (13.27%) Jasmine
8 12 (12.24%) SoapUI
9 10 (10.20%) SpecFlow
10 7 (7.14%) Protractor
11 5 (5.10%) JUnit
12 4 (4.08%) Gatling
12 4 (4.08%) Maven
12 4 (4.08%) NUnit
12 4 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (3.06%) IntelliJ
13 3 (3.06%) Ranorex
14 2 (2.04%) HP UFT
14 2 (2.04%) LoadRunner
14 2 (2.04%) Sublime Text
General
1 19 (19.39%) Finance
2 13 (13.27%) Electronics
2 13 (13.27%) Manufacturing
2 13 (13.27%) Marketing
2 13 (13.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.06%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (38.78%) Tester
2 31 (31.63%) Automation Tester
3 20 (20.41%) Test Engineer
4 19 (19.39%) Test Automation Engineer
5 17 (17.35%) Analyst
5 17 (17.35%) Test Analyst
6 14 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) Developer
8 7 (7.14%) Lead Tester
9 6 (6.12%) Java Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 6 (6.12%) Selenium Tester
9 6 (6.12%) Software Tester
10 5 (5.10%) Developer in Test
10 5 (5.10%) Test Automation Developer
11 4 (4.08%) Agile Developer
11 4 (4.08%) Agile Tester
11 4 (4.08%) Software Developer
12 3 (3.06%) Delivery Manager
12 3 (3.06%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.41%) .NET
2 19 (19.39%) RESTful
3 14 (14.29%) Taurus
4 13 (13.27%) Gherkin
5 11 (11.22%) SOAP
6 6 (6.12%) Node.js
7 5 (5.10%) Web Services
8 4 (4.08%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.08%) REST
9 3 (3.06%) HTML
10 2 (2.04%) CSS
10 2 (2.04%) HTML5
10 2 (2.04%) Jest
10 2 (2.04%) LESS
10 2 (2.04%) Play Framework
10 2 (2.04%) React
10 2 (2.04%) Redux
10 2 (2.04%) Sass
10 2 (2.04%) XML
10 2 (2.04%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.02%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.02%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.02%) NHS
4 1 (1.02%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.24%) Linux
2 3 (3.06%) Windows
3 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (94.90%) Test Automation
2 71 (72.45%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (39.80%) SDET
4 33 (33.67%) BDD
5 32 (32.65%) Scrum
6 27 (27.55%) Integration Testing
7 21 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
8 20 (20.41%) Manual Testing
9 19 (19.39%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (19.39%) Performance Testing
10 16 (16.33%) E-Commerce
11 15 (15.31%) OOP
11 15 (15.31%) Validation
12 14 (14.29%) API Testing
12 14 (14.29%) OO
13 13 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (13.27%) Non-Functional Testing
13 13 (13.27%) Regression Testing
13 13 (13.27%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (13.27%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 53 (54.08%) Java
2 37 (37.76%) C#
3 12 (12.24%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.20%) SQL
5 4 (4.08%) Python
5 4 (4.08%) Ruby
6 3 (3.06%) Groovy
7 2 (2.04%) Scala
8 1 (1.02%) C
8 1 (1.02%) C++
8 1 (1.02%) Java 8
8 1 (1.02%) JCL
8 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) ISEB
1 6 (6.12%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.04%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.45%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.02%) GDPR
3 1 (1.02%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) Docker
2 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) Kibana
2 2 (2.04%) Grafana
2 2 (2.04%) Graphite
2 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.02%) Ansible
3 1 (1.02%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 13 (13.27%) SAP
2 3 (3.06%) Google
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle
3 2 (2.04%) Splunk
4 1 (1.02%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.02%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 1 (1.02%) F5
4 1 (1.02%) HP
4 1 (1.02%) IBM
4 1 (1.02%) Pega
4 1 (1.02%) Xamarin