Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 170 274
Rank change year-on-year -53 +104 +30
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 92 135 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.75% 1.20% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.43% 6.46% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 86 54
North of England median daily rate £390 £355 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.86% +10.94% +3.64%
10th Percentile £302 £275 £257
90th Percentile £475 £406 £415
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% 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 - £48.75 £39.37
% change year-on-year - +23.83% +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 2,685 2,091 2,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 22.00% 18.57% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,784 1,438 1,610
North of England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +13.48%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £281
90th Percentile £550 £525 £519
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 64 43
North of England median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £27.35 £35.38 £26.55
90th Percentile £45.50 £46.46 £43.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £42.45
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.83% +13.20%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +5 68 £375 +2.74% 10
North West -34 17 £425 +16.84% 18
North East -33 7 £485 +51.56% 1
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 87 (94.57%) Test Automation
2 83 (90.22%) Selenium
3 62 (67.39%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (53.26%) Cucumber
5 46 (50.00%) Java
6 43 (46.74%) BDD
7 37 (40.22%) C#
8 27 (29.35%) JavaScript
9 25 (27.17%) API Testing
10 23 (25.00%) SDET
10 23 (25.00%) Jenkins
11 22 (23.91%) TDD
12 21 (22.83%) QA
12 21 (22.83%) Git (software)
13 20 (21.74%) SoapUI
13 20 (21.74%) Linux
14 19 (20.65%) Test Scripting
15 17 (18.48%) Gherkin
16 16 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (17.39%) JIRA
17 15 (16.30%) SQL
17 15 (16.30%) Exploratory Testing
18 13 (14.13%) .NET
18 13 (14.13%) Scrum
19 12 (13.04%) E-Commerce
19 12 (13.04%) Software Testing
19 12 (13.04%) User Stories
20 11 (11.96%) Root Cause Analysis
20 11 (11.96%) SpecFlow
20 11 (11.96%) Regression 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 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.09%) CICS
3 1 (1.09%) CMS
3 1 (1.09%) Confluence
3 1 (1.09%) Documentum
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) BrowserStack
1 2 (2.17%) npm
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.09%) GitHub
2 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.09%) DB2
4 1 (1.09%) MySQL
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 83 (90.22%) Selenium
2 49 (53.26%) Cucumber
3 23 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 21 (22.83%) Git (software)
5 20 (21.74%) SoapUI
6 16 (17.39%) JIRA
7 11 (11.96%) JMeter
7 11 (11.96%) SpecFlow
8 8 (8.70%) Maven
8 8 (8.70%) Protractor
9 7 (7.61%) Jasmine
10 5 (5.43%) JUnit
10 5 (5.43%) Mocha
11 4 (4.35%) Babel
11 4 (4.35%) Travis CI
11 4 (4.35%) webpack
12 3 (3.26%) Appium
12 3 (3.26%) Gatling
12 3 (3.26%) GitLab
13 2 (2.17%) The Grinder
General
1 5 (5.43%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Banking
3 2 (2.17%) Advertising
4 1 (1.09%) Games
4 1 (1.09%) Law
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
4 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (34.78%) Tester
2 26 (28.26%) Test Engineer
3 25 (27.17%) Automation Tester
4 23 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 12 (13.04%) Analyst
5 12 (13.04%) Test Analyst
6 11 (11.96%) Developer
7 8 (8.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 8 (8.70%) Selenium Tester
8 7 (7.61%) Java Engineer
9 6 (6.52%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) React Developer
11 4 (4.35%) QA Engineer
11 4 (4.35%) Software Tester
12 3 (3.26%) Developer in Test
12 3 (3.26%) JavaScript Engineer
12 3 (3.26%) Software Test Engineer
13 2 (2.17%) Agile Tester
13 2 (2.17%) Software Analyst
13 2 (2.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.48%) Gherkin
2 13 (14.13%) .NET
3 9 (9.78%) SOAP
4 7 (7.61%) RESTful
5 6 (6.52%) Nightwatchjs
5 6 (6.52%) XML
6 5 (5.43%) React
7 4 (4.35%) HTML
7 4 (4.35%) Jest
7 4 (4.35%) JSON
7 4 (4.35%) Node.js
7 4 (4.35%) Redux
7 4 (4.35%) WebdriverIO
8 2 (2.17%) CSS
8 2 (2.17%) REST
8 2 (2.17%) WireMock
9 1 (1.09%) Chai
9 1 (1.09%) jQuery
9 1 (1.09%) React Native
9 1 (1.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.17%) User Experience
3 1 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.09%) NHS
3 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.09%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.74%) Linux
2 6 (6.52%) Windows
3 2 (2.17%) Android
3 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.17%) Kali Linux
3 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (94.57%) Test Automation
2 62 (67.39%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (46.74%) BDD
4 25 (27.17%) API Testing
5 23 (25.00%) SDET
6 22 (23.91%) TDD
7 19 (20.65%) Test Scripting
8 16 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (16.30%) Exploratory Testing
10 13 (14.13%) Scrum
11 12 (13.04%) E-Commerce
11 12 (13.04%) Software Testing
11 12 (13.04%) User Stories
12 11 (11.96%) Regression Testing
12 11 (11.96%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (9.78%) Integration Testing
13 9 (9.78%) SDLC
14 8 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
15 7 (7.61%) DevOps
15 7 (7.61%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 46 (50.00%) Java
2 37 (40.22%) C#
3 27 (29.35%) JavaScript
4 15 (16.30%) SQL
5 4 (4.35%) Python
6 2 (2.17%) C
6 2 (2.17%) Ruby
6 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.09%) C++
7 1 (1.09%) JCL
7 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.17%) ISEB
2 2 (2.17%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.83%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) GDPR
2 1 (1.09%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Kibana
2 2 (2.17%) Rancher
3 1 (1.09%) Grafana
3 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (6.52%) Capita
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle
3 2 (2.17%) Splunk
4 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.09%) Google
4 1 (1.09%) IBM
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.09%) OpenText
4 1 (1.09%) Pega