Period
to 31 May 2020

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 6 months to 31 May 2020 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
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 170 207
Rank change year-on-year +33 +37 -49
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 8 33 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.63% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.86% 3.37% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 9
Median daily rate £341 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.71% +21.43% -4.11%
10th Percentile £309 £271 £285
90th Percentile £475 £475 £490
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £50.00

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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 430 980 1,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.64% 18.84% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 640 753
Median daily rate £425 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +6.45%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £606 £563
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 31
Median hourly rate £44.00 £41.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +5.13% -7.14%
10th Percentile £39.73 £33.84 £28.50
90th Percentile £54.38 £44.10 £54.10
Median hourly rate £38.50 £43.71 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.91% +2.84% +1.19%

WebDriver
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WebDriver as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebDriver in the North West.

Daily rate trend for WebDriver in the North West

WebDriver
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebDriver in the North West over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 31 May 2020. 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
Manchester +29 6 £341 -19.71% 3
Cheshire +24 2 - -
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 West region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) API Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (37.50%) SAP
5 3 (37.50%) SOAP
5 3 (37.50%) ERP
5 3 (37.50%) ISEB
5 3 (37.50%) RESTful
5 3 (37.50%) BDD
5 3 (37.50%) REST
5 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
5 3 (37.50%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (37.50%) DevOps
5 3 (37.50%) Azure
5 3 (37.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 3 (37.50%) JIRA
6 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
6 2 (25.00%) Postman
6 2 (25.00%) SDET
6 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering

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 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium IDE
2 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (25.00%) JMeter
3 2 (25.00%) Postman
4 1 (12.50%) Appium
4 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Test Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Financial Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) REST
1 3 (37.50%) RESTful
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) API Testing
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 3 (37.50%) DevOps
4 3 (37.50%) ERP
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SDET
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Development
6 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) SAP