Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 248 310
Rank change year-on-year -37 +62 +7
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 91 109 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.54% 0.70% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.01% 4.72% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 72 68
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £255
90th Percentile £525 £475 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.87 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.87 -
% change year-on-year +9.00% - -

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 3,021 2,310 2,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.00% 14.85% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,839 1,326 1,597
South East median daily rate £450 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £269
90th Percentile £575 £550 £520
England median daily rate £475 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +9.83% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 77 96
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +17.33%
10th Percentile £28.10 £17.25 £31.25
90th Percentile £67.25 £71.84 £58.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.42% +14.73%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Thames Valley -50 39 £350 - 13
Surrey -16 23 £400 +5.26% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 22 £314 +6.36% 4
Berkshire -33 12 £375 +7.14% 7
Kent +13 10 £500 +25.00% 1
Hampshire -2 10 £375 -21.05% 6
West Sussex -13 9 £425 +21.43% 4
Oxfordshire -18 5 £660 +92.00% 2
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 88 (96.70%) Selenium
2 84 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (90.11%) Test Automation
4 43 (47.25%) Java
5 41 (45.05%) BDD
6 35 (38.46%) JavaScript
7 34 (37.36%) TDD
7 34 (37.36%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (36.26%) Cucumber
9 32 (35.16%) SQL
10 29 (31.87%) QA
11 28 (30.77%) Scrum
11 28 (30.77%) C#
12 27 (29.67%) JIRA
13 23 (25.27%) Docker
13 23 (25.27%) .NET
14 19 (20.88%) Finance
14 19 (20.88%) Jenkins
14 19 (20.88%) Git (software)
14 19 (20.88%) Appium
15 17 (18.68%) Amazon AWS
15 17 (18.68%) SpecFlow
15 17 (18.68%) Performance Testing
15 17 (18.68%) Test Scripting
16 16 (17.58%) Visual Studio
16 16 (17.58%) SOAP
16 16 (17.58%) DevOps
17 15 (16.48%) REST
17 15 (16.48%) Windows
17 15 (16.48%) HP

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 13 (14.29%) Confluence
2 4 (4.40%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.68%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.79%) Sauce Labs
3 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.40%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.40%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.20%) BrowserStack
5 2 (2.20%) Serverless
6 1 (1.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) Internet
2 2 (2.20%) LAN
2 2 (2.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) Redis
2 1 (1.10%) MySQL
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 88 (96.70%) Selenium
2 33 (36.26%) Cucumber
3 27 (29.67%) JIRA
4 19 (20.88%) Appium
4 19 (20.88%) Git (software)
4 19 (20.88%) Jenkins
5 17 (18.68%) SpecFlow
6 16 (17.58%) Visual Studio
7 14 (15.38%) Bitbucket
8 13 (14.29%) Protractor
9 11 (12.09%) JMeter
9 11 (12.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (10.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (9.89%) SoapUI
12 8 (8.79%) TeamCity
13 7 (7.69%) HP UFT
13 7 (7.69%) NUnit
14 6 (6.59%) LoadRunner
15 5 (5.49%) GitLab
15 5 (5.49%) Mocha
General
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Banking
3 5 (5.49%) Advertising
4 4 (4.40%) Marketing
5 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.20%) Games
5 2 (2.20%) Military
5 2 (2.20%) Retail
6 1 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Digital Economy
6 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (34.07%) Tester
2 25 (27.47%) Automation Tester
3 16 (17.58%) Analyst
3 16 (17.58%) Developer
4 15 (16.48%) Test Analyst
5 14 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
5 14 (15.38%) Test Engineer
6 11 (12.09%) Developer in Test
7 10 (10.99%) QA Engineer
7 10 (10.99%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 8 (8.79%) QA Automation Engineer
8 8 (8.79%) QA Tester
8 8 (8.79%) Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (7.69%) QA Automation Tester
9 7 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 7 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
10 6 (6.59%) Test Automation Developer
11 5 (5.49%) Automation Engineer
12 4 (4.40%) Java Automation Tester
12 4 (4.40%) Senior Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.27%) .NET
2 16 (17.58%) SOAP
3 15 (16.48%) REST
4 14 (15.38%) AngularJS
5 11 (12.09%) Web Services
6 9 (9.89%) Node.js
7 7 (7.69%) RESTful
8 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (5.49%) CSS
9 4 (4.40%) Ajax
9 4 (4.40%) jQuery
10 3 (3.30%) Gherkin
10 3 (3.30%) Jest
10 3 (3.30%) JSON
10 3 (3.30%) Redux
10 3 (3.30%) Spring
10 3 (3.30%) XML
11 2 (2.20%) Chai
11 2 (2.20%) WebdriverIO
11 2 (2.20%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 10 (10.99%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.40%) Grid Computing
5 3 (3.30%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.10%) Fintech
6 1 (1.10%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.48%) Windows
2 13 (14.29%) Android
3 11 (12.09%) Apple iOS
4 10 (10.99%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (90.11%) Test Automation
3 41 (45.05%) BDD
4 34 (37.36%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (37.36%) TDD
5 28 (30.77%) Scrum
6 17 (18.68%) Performance Testing
6 17 (18.68%) Test Scripting
7 16 (17.58%) DevOps
8 14 (15.38%) Regression Testing
8 14 (15.38%) Test Strategy
9 12 (13.19%) Acceptance Criteria
9 12 (13.19%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (13.19%) E-Commerce
10 10 (10.99%) Open Source
10 10 (10.99%) Software Engineering
11 9 (9.89%) OOP
11 9 (9.89%) SDET
11 9 (9.89%) SDLC
12 8 (8.79%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 43 (47.25%) Java
2 35 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 32 (35.16%) SQL
4 28 (30.77%) C#
5 10 (10.99%) Apple Swift
6 7 (7.69%) Python
7 6 (6.59%) PowerShell
8 5 (5.49%) Ruby
9 4 (4.40%) C++
9 4 (4.40%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.10%) Java 8
11 1 (1.10%) PHP
11 1 (1.10%) Scala
11 1 (1.10%) VB
11 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (10.99%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.30%) HNC
4 3 (3.30%) ISEB
4 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.10%) Degree
6 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.10%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (31.87%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) GDPR
3 1 (1.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (25.27%) Docker
2 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (6.59%) Ansible
3 4 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.40%) Puppet
3 4 (4.40%) Terraform
4 1 (1.10%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 15 (16.48%) HP
2 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.59%) Oracle
4 4 (4.40%) Google
5 2 (2.20%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.20%) IBM
5 2 (2.20%) VMware
6 1 (1.10%) Capita
6 1 (1.10%) Xamarin