The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 22 May 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 West
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 122 122
Rank change year-on-year +5 0  
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 20 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.81% 0.69% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.64% 4.81% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 8
Median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £290 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +14.94% +222.22%  

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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 431 416 444
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.41% 14.41% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 269 270
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 33 34
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +7.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £35.00 £33.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.20 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

WebDriver
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebDriver in the South West

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebDriver in the South West over the 3 months to 22 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebDriver in the South West

WebDriver
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Wiltshire -3 7 £350 +9.37%
Somerset 0 4 £306 -5.76% 2
Bristol -3 3 £338 -15.62% 6
Devon - 3 £350 -
Gloucestershire +12 1 £363 -3.33%
Dorset - 1 £350 -
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 West region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 62 (98.41%) Selenium
2 61 (96.83%) Test Automation
3 51 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (58.73%) Java
5 34 (53.97%) BDD
6 33 (52.38%) Cucumber
7 27 (42.86%) Test Scripting
8 22 (34.92%) Finance
9 20 (31.75%) Scrum
9 20 (31.75%) C#
9 20 (31.75%) SOAP
10 13 (20.63%) SoapUI
11 12 (19.05%) Banking
11 12 (19.05%) Web Services
12 11 (17.46%) ISEB
12 11 (17.46%) QA
12 11 (17.46%) SpecFlow
12 11 (17.46%) Jenkins
13 10 (15.87%) ISTQB
13 10 (15.87%) SQL
13 10 (15.87%) .NET
13 10 (15.87%) JMeter
14 9 (14.29%) Visual Studio
14 9 (14.29%) Git (software)
14 9 (14.29%) User Stories
14 9 (14.29%) Gherkin
14 9 (14.29%) REST
14 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
14 9 (14.29%) SDLC
15 8 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement

WebDriver
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.59%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
2 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 7 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) GitHub
2 1 (1.59%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (98.41%) Selenium
2 33 (52.38%) Cucumber
3 13 (20.63%) SoapUI
4 11 (17.46%) Jenkins
4 11 (17.46%) SpecFlow
5 10 (15.87%) JMeter
6 9 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 9 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 7 (11.11%) Selenium IDE
8 6 (9.52%) Ant
8 6 (9.52%) Maven
9 4 (6.35%) Bitbucket
9 4 (6.35%) GitLab
10 2 (3.17%) Calabash
10 2 (3.17%) IntelliJ
10 2 (3.17%) JIRA
10 2 (3.17%) JUnit
10 2 (3.17%) Subversion
11 1 (1.59%) jMock
11 1 (1.59%) WATIR
General
1 22 (34.92%) Finance
2 12 (19.05%) Banking
3 8 (12.70%) Retail
4 7 (11.11%) Electronics
4 7 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 7 (11.11%) Marketing
4 7 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Analyst
1 20 (31.75%) Test Analyst
1 20 (31.75%) Tester
2 14 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
3 12 (19.05%) Automation Tester
4 9 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Test Specialist
5 7 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 7 (11.11%) Software QA Tester
5 7 (11.11%) Software Tester
5 7 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Test Automation Specialist
7 5 (7.94%) Java Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 5 (7.94%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (6.35%) Agile Tester
8 4 (6.35%) Java Automation Tester
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.75%) SOAP
2 12 (19.05%) Web Services
3 10 (15.87%) .NET
4 9 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 9 (14.29%) REST
5 4 (6.35%) Spring
6 2 (3.17%) CSS
6 2 (3.17%) HTML
6 2 (3.17%) RESTful
6 2 (3.17%) XML
7 1 (1.59%) Ajax
7 1 (1.59%) Akka
7 1 (1.59%) EJB
7 1 (1.59%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.59%) J2EE
7 1 (1.59%) JSF
7 1 (1.59%) JSON
7 1 (1.59%) JSP
7 1 (1.59%) Memcached
7 1 (1.59%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) RIA
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Linux
1 1 (1.59%) Unix
1 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (96.83%) Test Automation
2 51 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (53.97%) BDD
4 27 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 20 (31.75%) Scrum
6 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 9 (14.29%) SDLC
6 9 (14.29%) User Stories
7 8 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (12.70%) Programme Management
8 7 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
8 7 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 7 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (9.52%) TDD
10 5 (7.94%) Build Automation
10 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Open Source
10 5 (7.94%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (58.73%) Java
2 20 (31.75%) C#
3 10 (15.87%) SQL
4 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.17%) Ruby
5 1 (1.59%) Python
5 1 (1.59%) Scala
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) ISEB
2 10 (15.87%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) SAP
2 3 (4.76%) ATG
3 1 (1.59%) BEA
3 1 (1.59%) Google
3 1 (1.59%) hybris
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.59%) VMware
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