Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 198 220
Rank change year-on-year +18 +22 -20
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 22 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.23% 2.53% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 23
North West median daily rate £356 £395 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.81% +27.42% +3.33%
10th Percentile £306 £310 £233
90th Percentile £456 £483 £421
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

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 988 987 1172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.36% 14.55% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 666 706
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 46
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £33.40 £34.85 £27.88
90th Percentile £50.50 £44.30 £41.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +9 7 £406 +2.85% 7
Merseyside +10 6 £331 +3.52% 2
Cheshire +11 5 £350 -20.00% 4
Lancashire +14 2 £400 +1.27%
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 21 (95.45%) Selenium
2 19 (86.36%) Test Automation
3 13 (59.09%) Scrum
4 11 (50.00%) Java
4 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 8 (36.36%) Web Services
6 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
7 6 (27.27%) TDD
7 6 (27.27%) QA
8 5 (22.73%) C#
8 5 (22.73%) JIRA
8 5 (22.73%) Kanban
9 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
9 4 (18.18%) Front End Development
9 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
9 4 (18.18%) .NET
9 4 (18.18%) PHP
9 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
10 3 (13.64%) Validation
10 3 (13.64%) JMeter
10 3 (13.64%) Automotive
10 3 (13.64%) Siebel
10 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
10 3 (13.64%) IntelliJ
10 3 (13.64%) MySQL
10 3 (13.64%) Ant
10 3 (13.64%) JUnit
10 3 (13.64%) Marketing

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 (13.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) PuTTY
1 3 (13.64%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
1 3 (13.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (95.45%) Selenium
2 11 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (22.73%) JIRA
4 3 (13.64%) Ant
4 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
4 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
4 3 (13.64%) IntelliJ
4 3 (13.64%) Jasmine
4 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
4 3 (13.64%) JMeter
4 3 (13.64%) JUnit
4 3 (13.64%) TestNG
4 3 (13.64%) TortoiseSVN
4 3 (13.64%) WATIR
5 2 (9.09%) Hudson
5 2 (9.09%) Protractor
5 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 2 (9.09%) Subversion
6 1 (4.55%) gulp
6 1 (4.55%) JSUnit
General
1 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 3 (13.64%) Automotive
2 3 (13.64%) Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Tester
3 5 (22.73%) Automation Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Sitecore Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Developer in Test
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (4.55%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) Web Services
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
3 3 (13.64%) RESTful
4 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 2 (9.09%) JSON
4 2 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) CSS
5 1 (4.55%) CSS3
5 1 (4.55%) HTML
5 1 (4.55%) HTML5
5 1 (4.55%) Jest
5 1 (4.55%) LESS
5 1 (4.55%) Node.js
5 1 (4.55%) React
5 1 (4.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
1 3 (13.64%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Test Automation
2 13 (59.09%) Scrum
3 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
5 6 (27.27%) TDD
6 5 (22.73%) Kanban
7 4 (18.18%) Front End Development
7 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
8 3 (13.64%) BDD
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (13.64%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
8 3 (13.64%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.64%) Validation
9 2 (9.09%) High Availability
10 1 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) PHP
4 3 (13.64%) Ruby
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Siebel
1 3 (13.64%) Sitecore