Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 180 171 191
Rank change year-on-year -9 +20 +1
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 11 44 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.22% 0.78% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.67% 3.81% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 41 13
North West median daily rate £450 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +25.00% -9.68%
10th Percentile £318 £319 £305
90th Percentile £489 £475 £468
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £31.50

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 657 1,154 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.35% 20.41% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 798 677
North West median daily rate £425 £429 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.87% +7.19% -
10th Percentile £310 £313 £281
90th Percentile £600 £608 £550
England median daily rate £475 £488 £470
% change year-on-year -2.56% +3.72% +9.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 31 24
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +1.86% -2.42%
10th Percentile £34.25 £33.84 £36.25
90th Percentile £50.08 £48.75 £56.75
England median hourly rate £41.75 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% -2.86% +6.71%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebDriver in the North West over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

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 6 months to 17 January 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 +10 7 £450 - 20
Cheshire -6 3 £428 +0.59% 5
Merseyside -6 1 £575 +27.78% 2
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 11 (100.00%) Selenium
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (81.82%) C#
4 6 (54.55%) BDD
5 5 (45.45%) SDET
5 5 (45.45%) Java
6 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
6 4 (36.36%) Public Sector
6 4 (36.36%) Scala
7 3 (27.27%) Azure
7 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
7 3 (27.27%) DevOps
7 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
7 3 (27.27%) QA
7 3 (27.27%) RESTful
7 3 (27.27%) .NET
8 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 2 (18.18%) JUnit
8 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
8 2 (18.18%) SAP
8 2 (18.18%) ERP
8 2 (18.18%) Finance
8 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (18.18%) Scrum
8 2 (18.18%) NUnit
8 2 (18.18%) Postman
8 2 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 1 (9.09%) SoapUI

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Azure
2 1 (9.09%) AWS
2 1 (9.09%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
3 2 (18.18%) JUnit
3 2 (18.18%) NUnit
3 2 (18.18%) Postman
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (9.09%) Ranorex
4 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (36.36%) Public Sector
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
1 2 (18.18%) Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Test Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
1 2 (18.18%) Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (9.09%) Integration Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) QA Leader
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Financial Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) BDD
4 5 (45.45%) SDET
5 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
6 3 (27.27%) DevOps
7 2 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (18.18%) ERP
7 2 (18.18%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (9.09%) API Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Case Management
8 1 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 1 (9.09%) OOP
8 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
8 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
8 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) Scala
4 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
1 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft