The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 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 / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 247 221
Rank change year-on-year +41 -26  
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 42 19 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.20% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.50% 1.53% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 36
Median daily rate £350 £363 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +2.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £288 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £425 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
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 South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1199 1243 1205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 15.24% 13.30% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 801 691
Median daily rate £405 £380 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.57% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 50 38
Median hourly rate £45.87 £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.25% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £37.50 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £126.25 £50.44
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebDriver in the South East

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebDriver in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebDriver in the South East

WebDriver
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebDriver in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebDriver in the South East

WebDriver
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebDriver within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Berkshire +41 15 £400 -5.88% 2
Surrey +2 7 £375 +1.69% 7
Buckinghamshire - 7 £300 - 2
Hampshire +14 4 £310 -27.05% 4
West Sussex +4 4 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £400 - 1
Kent - 2 £350 - 1
East Sussex +2 1 £165 -61.73%
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 114 (96.61%) Selenium
2 95 (80.51%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (61.02%) BDD
4 58 (49.15%) TDD
5 53 (44.92%) Java
6 49 (41.53%) Test Automation
7 42 (35.59%) C#
8 38 (32.20%) Cucumber
9 37 (31.36%) QA
10 36 (30.51%) XML
11 35 (29.66%) JavaScript
12 33 (27.97%) Scrum
13 32 (27.12%) JIRA
14 31 (26.27%) Automated Testing
14 31 (26.27%) SQL
14 31 (26.27%) Git (software)
15 29 (24.58%) Test Strategy
16 26 (22.03%) Ruby
17 24 (20.34%) JSON
17 24 (20.34%) SOAP
18 23 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (19.49%) SpecFlow
19 22 (18.64%) REST
19 22 (18.64%) Jenkins
20 20 (16.95%) Protractor
20 20 (16.95%) Bitbucket
20 20 (16.95%) Python
20 20 (16.95%) HTTP
21 19 (16.10%) JMeter
21 19 (16.10%) Groovy

WebDriver
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 17 (14.41%) CMS
2 16 (13.56%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.02%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) GitHub
3 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.95%) HTTP
2 4 (3.39%) Ethernet
2 4 (3.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.39%) MongoDB
1 4 (3.39%) MySQL
2 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 114 (96.61%) Selenium
2 38 (32.20%) Cucumber
3 32 (27.12%) JIRA
4 31 (26.27%) Git (software)
5 23 (19.49%) SpecFlow
6 22 (18.64%) Jenkins
7 20 (16.95%) Bitbucket
7 20 (16.95%) Protractor
8 19 (16.10%) JMeter
9 18 (15.25%) Ant
9 18 (15.25%) eggPlant
9 18 (15.25%) Maven
10 17 (14.41%) Apache Ivy
10 17 (14.41%) Gradle
10 17 (14.41%) SoapUI
11 13 (11.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (8.47%) TeamCity
13 9 (7.63%) Jasmine
13 9 (7.63%) MSTest
13 9 (7.63%) NUnit
General
1 12 (10.17%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Games
3 4 (3.39%) Retail
4 3 (2.54%) Marketing
5 2 (1.69%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
6 1 (0.85%) Military
6 1 (0.85%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (33.05%) Analyst
2 37 (31.36%) Tester
3 31 (26.27%) Test Analyst
4 24 (20.34%) Test Engineer
5 23 (19.49%) Automation Test Analyst
5 23 (19.49%) Developer
6 22 (18.64%) Automation Tester
7 21 (17.80%) Developer in Test
8 17 (14.41%) Test Automation Engineer
9 14 (11.86%) QA Analyst
10 13 (11.02%) QA Engineer
11 11 (9.32%) QA Test Analyst
12 10 (8.47%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 9 (7.63%) Java Engineer
13 9 (7.63%) QA Automation Analyst
13 9 (7.63%) Selenium Tester
14 8 (6.78%) QA Test Engineer
14 8 (6.78%) QA Tester
14 8 (6.78%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 7 (5.93%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (30.51%) XML
2 24 (20.34%) JSON
2 24 (20.34%) SOAP
3 22 (18.64%) REST
4 17 (14.41%) Web Services
5 14 (11.86%) .NET
6 13 (11.02%) RESTful
7 8 (6.78%) AngularJS
8 6 (5.08%) Gherkin
8 6 (5.08%) Node.js
9 5 (4.24%) React
10 2 (1.69%) Behat
10 2 (1.69%) CSS
10 2 (1.69%) HTML
10 2 (1.69%) HTML5
11 1 (0.85%) Angular 2
11 1 (0.85%) Chai
11 1 (0.85%) CSS3
11 1 (0.85%) OAuth
11 1 (0.85%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.24%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.85%) iPad
6 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.78%) Android
2 7 (5.93%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.85%) Linux
3 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (80.51%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (61.02%) BDD
3 58 (49.15%) TDD
4 49 (41.53%) Test Automation
5 33 (27.97%) Scrum
6 31 (26.27%) Automated Testing
7 29 (24.58%) Test Strategy
8 23 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (15.25%) OO
9 18 (15.25%) OOP
10 17 (14.41%) API Testing
10 17 (14.41%) Content Management
10 17 (14.41%) Project Management
10 17 (14.41%) Test Scripting
11 16 (13.56%) Manual Testing
11 16 (13.56%) Regression Testing
11 16 (13.56%) Web Testing
12 14 (11.86%) Automation Testing
12 14 (11.86%) Defect Tracking
13 13 (11.02%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (44.92%) Java
2 42 (35.59%) C#
3 35 (29.66%) JavaScript
4 31 (26.27%) SQL
5 26 (22.03%) Ruby
6 20 (16.95%) Python
7 19 (16.10%) Groovy
8 17 (14.41%) C++
9 11 (9.32%) PowerShell
10 9 (7.63%) T-SQL
11 8 (6.78%) Scala
12 7 (5.93%) PHP
13 5 (4.24%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (4.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.39%) ISEB
2 4 (3.39%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.54%) HNC
3 3 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.85%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) HND
4 1 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (31.36%) QA
2 8 (6.78%) SDET
3 5 (4.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (5.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.24%) HP Fortify
3 3 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (13.56%) Sitecore
1 16 (13.56%) Splunk
2 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.78%) HP
4 2 (1.69%) Capita
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle
5 1 (0.85%) Apiary
5 1 (0.85%) Facebook
5 1 (0.85%) Google
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