Period
to 17 July 2018

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 6 months to 17 July 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 326 277 317
Rank change year-on-year -49 +40 -38
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 60 82 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.89% 3.16% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 55 58
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +1.41%
10th Percentile £321 £258 £269
90th Percentile £438 £475 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £381
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.92% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £48.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year +2.56% - -

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 South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3,168 2,592 2,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.57% 16.27% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,943 1,550 1,659
South East median daily rate £445 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.88% +1.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £575 £544 £526
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 88 88
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% +16.88%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.00 £30.13
90th Percentile £56.00 £74.34 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

WebDriver
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WebDriver as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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 6 months to 17 July 2018. 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
Surrey -26 18 £400 +8.47% 7
Thames Valley -37 17 £350 - 7
Hampshire 0 9 £375 +18.11% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 9 £330 +10.00% 1
Berkshire -37 7 £363 +3.57% 4
Kent +12 5 £400 +14.29% 1
West Sussex +2 4 - - 1
Sussex - 4 - -
East Sussex -4 2 - - 3
Oxfordshire -14 1 £500 +42.86% 2
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 58 (96.67%) Selenium
2 56 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (86.67%) Test Automation
4 28 (46.67%) SQL
5 27 (45.00%) Java
6 26 (43.33%) C#
6 26 (43.33%) TDD
7 23 (38.33%) Scrum
7 23 (38.33%) BDD
7 23 (38.33%) Test Strategy
8 22 (36.67%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (35.00%) Test Scripting
9 21 (35.00%) Cucumber
10 20 (33.33%) JavaScript
11 18 (30.00%) ISTQB
12 17 (28.33%) Finance
12 17 (28.33%) E-Commerce
12 17 (28.33%) Acceptance Criteria
13 16 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (26.67%) Regression Testing
13 16 (26.67%) JIRA
14 15 (25.00%) QA
14 15 (25.00%) Software Engineering
15 14 (23.33%) HP
15 14 (23.33%) .NET
15 14 (23.33%) Performance Testing
15 14 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (21.67%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (21.67%) Visual Studio
17 12 (20.00%) Protractor

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 7 (11.67%) Confluence
2 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.00%) BrowserStack
3 3 (5.00%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.33%) Serverless
5 1 (1.67%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (3.33%) LAN
2 2 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 58 (96.67%) Selenium
2 21 (35.00%) Cucumber
3 16 (26.67%) JIRA
4 14 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (21.67%) Visual Studio
6 12 (20.00%) Protractor
7 11 (18.33%) Appium
7 11 (18.33%) Git (software)
7 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
8 10 (16.67%) SpecFlow
8 10 (16.67%) TeamCity
9 8 (13.33%) Bitbucket
10 6 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (10.00%) SoapUI
11 5 (8.33%) HP UFT
12 4 (6.67%) JMeter
12 4 (6.67%) JUnit
12 4 (6.67%) TestComplete
12 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 17 (28.33%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Marketing
4 2 (3.33%) Games
4 2 (3.33%) Military
5 1 (1.67%) Digital Economy
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Tester
2 18 (30.00%) Analyst
3 17 (28.33%) Automation Tester
4 16 (26.67%) Test Analyst
5 15 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 8 (13.33%) Developer
7 7 (11.67%) Developer in Test
7 7 (11.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 7 (11.67%) Selenium Tester
7 7 (11.67%) Test Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 5 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
9 5 (8.33%) QA Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) QA Tester
10 4 (6.67%) Java Automation Tester
10 4 (6.67%) Software Tester
11 3 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
11 3 (5.00%) Test Leader
12 2 (3.33%) Applications Engineer
12 2 (3.33%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) .NET
2 10 (16.67%) SOAP
3 7 (11.67%) AngularJS
3 7 (11.67%) REST
4 4 (6.67%) Web Services
5 3 (5.00%) Spring
6 2 (3.33%) CSS
6 2 (3.33%) HTML
6 2 (3.33%) JSON
6 2 (3.33%) Node.js
6 2 (3.33%) Spring Boot
6 2 (3.33%) WireMock
7 1 (1.67%) Behat
7 1 (1.67%) CSS3
7 1 (1.67%) Enzyme
7 1 (1.67%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.67%) Jest
7 1 (1.67%) React
7 1 (1.67%) Redux
7 1 (1.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.33%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) Fintech
5 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.67%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Android
2 5 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 5 (8.33%) Mac OS X
2 5 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (86.67%) Test Automation
3 26 (43.33%) TDD
4 23 (38.33%) BDD
4 23 (38.33%) Scrum
4 23 (38.33%) Test Strategy
5 22 (36.67%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (35.00%) Test Scripting
7 17 (28.33%) Acceptance Criteria
7 17 (28.33%) E-Commerce
8 16 (26.67%) Regression Testing
9 15 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 14 (23.33%) Performance Testing
11 6 (10.00%) DevOps
11 6 (10.00%) Microservices
11 6 (10.00%) SDET
12 5 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (8.33%) Open Source
13 4 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
13 4 (6.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) SQL
2 27 (45.00%) Java
3 26 (43.33%) C#
4 20 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.33%) Apple Swift
6 3 (5.00%) C++
6 3 (5.00%) Ruby
7 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.33%) Python
7 2 (3.33%) Scala
7 2 (3.33%) VB
8 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.33%) HNC
5 2 (3.33%) ISEB
5 2 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (6.67%) GDPR
3 2 (3.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (18.33%) Docker
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) HP
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) IBM
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (1.67%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.67%) Capita
4 1 (1.67%) hybris