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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 139 151
Rank change year-on-year +28 +12  
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 20 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 0.57% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.63% 4.17% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 3
Median daily rate £375 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.18% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £346 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year +14.94% -  

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 432 527 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.61% 13.55% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 316 263
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £44.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

WebDriver
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing WebDriver as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebDriver in the North West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 30 March 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 +18 17 £370 +23.33% 6
Lancashire +19 3 £425 +21.42%
Merseyside +1 1 £190 -39.20%
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 42 (97.67%) Selenium
2 27 (62.79%) Java
3 26 (60.47%) QA
4 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (44.19%) BDD
6 17 (39.53%) Automation Testing
7 14 (32.56%) JIRA
7 14 (32.56%) Python
8 13 (30.23%) QA Automation
8 13 (30.23%) Cucumber
9 12 (27.91%) Jenkins
10 11 (25.58%) SQL
10 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
11 10 (23.26%) Gherkin
12 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
12 9 (20.93%) TDD
12 9 (20.93%) .NET
12 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
12 9 (20.93%) Finance
13 8 (18.60%) GitHub
14 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (13.95%) C#
15 5 (11.63%) XML
15 5 (11.63%) Web Testing
15 5 (11.63%) SpecFlow
16 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
16 4 (9.30%) Games
16 4 (9.30%) ISEB
17 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
17 3 (6.98%) IntelliJ

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 3 (6.98%) CMS
1 3 (6.98%) Confluence
2 2 (4.65%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.33%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (97.67%) Selenium
2 14 (32.56%) JIRA
3 13 (30.23%) Cucumber
4 12 (27.91%) Jenkins
5 5 (11.63%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.98%) Bitbucket
6 3 (6.98%) IntelliJ
6 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.98%) TestNG
7 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.65%) JMeter
7 2 (4.65%) Log4j
7 2 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.33%) Babel
8 1 (2.33%) gulp
8 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.33%) Protractor
8 1 (2.33%) webpack
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Games
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Tester
2 22 (51.16%) Automation Tester
3 12 (27.91%) Selenium Tester
4 11 (25.58%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 8 (18.60%) QA Automation Engineer
5 8 (18.60%) QA Engineer
6 7 (16.28%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (11.63%) QA Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Java Automation Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Java Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Developer in Test
9 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.65%) QA Automation Tester
9 2 (4.65%) Test Automation Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
10 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) Gherkin
2 9 (20.93%) .NET
3 5 (11.63%) XML
4 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.65%) REST
4 2 (4.65%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) Django
5 1 (2.33%) Express
5 1 (2.33%) Handlebars
5 1 (2.33%) HTML
5 1 (2.33%) Node.js
5 1 (2.33%) React
5 1 (2.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) iPad
2 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
1 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) BDD
3 17 (39.53%) Automation Testing
4 13 (30.23%) QA Automation
5 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
6 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
6 9 (20.93%) TDD
6 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Web Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.98%) High Availability
9 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Test Management
10 2 (4.65%) API Testing
10 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.65%) Scrum
10 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
11 1 (2.33%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) Java
2 14 (32.56%) Python
3 11 (25.58%) SQL
4 6 (13.95%) C#
5 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (60.47%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Sitecore
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