The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 28 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 149 147
Rank change year-on-year +30 -2  
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 17 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.53% 2.07% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 5
Median daily rate £376 £323 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -0.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £287 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £540
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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 481 483 421
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.29% 12.81% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 721 528
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £498 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 29 10
Median hourly rate £41.25 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.56 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £46.10 £43.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

WebDriver
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for WebDriver in the North West

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebDriver in the North West

WebDriver
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +20 11 £419 +46.92% 6
Merseyside -2 4 £350 +10.67% 1
Cheshire - 2 £350 - 2
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 35 (94.59%) Selenium
2 33 (89.19%) Test Automation
3 22 (59.46%) Java
4 19 (51.35%) QA
5 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (40.54%) JIRA
7 13 (35.14%) SQL
8 11 (29.73%) .NET
9 10 (27.03%) Cucumber
9 10 (27.03%) QA Automation
10 9 (24.32%) Jenkins
10 9 (24.32%) BDD
11 8 (21.62%) GitHub
11 8 (21.62%) Regression Testing
11 8 (21.62%) Finance
11 8 (21.62%) Scrum
12 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
12 7 (18.92%) XML
12 7 (18.92%) Python
12 7 (18.92%) Test Management
13 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
13 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
13 6 (16.22%) Web Testing
13 6 (16.22%) Sitecore
14 5 (13.51%) Gherkin
14 5 (13.51%) HTML
14 5 (13.51%) Scenario Testing
15 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
15 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing

WebDriver
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (10.81%) CMS
2 3 (8.11%) ColdFusion
2 3 (8.11%) Confluence
2 3 (8.11%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (94.59%) Selenium
2 15 (40.54%) JIRA
3 10 (27.03%) Cucumber
4 9 (24.32%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.81%) SpecFlow
6 3 (8.11%) Bitbucket
6 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
6 3 (8.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (8.11%) TeamCity
7 2 (5.41%) gulp
7 2 (5.41%) Jasmine
7 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.41%) webpack
8 1 (2.70%) Babel
8 1 (2.70%) JSUnit
8 1 (2.70%) Mocha
8 1 (2.70%) NUnit
8 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Games
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Tester
2 12 (32.43%) Automation Tester
3 9 (24.32%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 9 (24.32%) Selenium Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Test Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) QA Automation Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) QA Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Java Automation Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Java Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) QA Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Sitecore Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.41%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) .NET
2 7 (18.92%) XML
3 5 (13.51%) Gherkin
3 5 (13.51%) HTML
4 4 (10.81%) Web Services
5 3 (8.11%) J2EE
6 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.41%) CSS
6 2 (5.41%) Node.js
6 2 (5.41%) React
6 2 (5.41%) REST
6 2 (5.41%) Sass
6 2 (5.41%) SOAP
7 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.70%) CSS3
7 1 (2.70%) Django
7 1 (2.70%) Express
7 1 (2.70%) Handlebars
7 1 (2.70%) LESS
7 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) iPad
2 2 (5.41%) PlayStation
3 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
1 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (89.19%) Test Automation
2 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.03%) QA Automation
4 9 (24.32%) BDD
5 8 (21.62%) Regression Testing
5 8 (21.62%) Scrum
6 7 (18.92%) Test Management
7 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
7 6 (16.22%) Web Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
9 4 (10.81%) Front End Development
9 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
9 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (8.11%) Project Management
10 3 (8.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (59.46%) Java
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
3 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.92%) Python
4 4 (10.81%) C#
5 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (51.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Sitecore
2 3 (8.11%) HP
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) Siebel