Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for BrowserStack skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BrowserStack over the 6 months to 21 October 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.

BrowserStack
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 734 850 849
Rank change year-on-year +116 -1 +37
Contract jobs citing BrowserStack 146 32 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.032% 0.043%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.64% 0.21% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 20 29
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £323 £175
90th Percentile £600 £500 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £463
% change year-on-year +12.50% -13.51% +26.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

BrowserStack is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 22,834 15,507 12,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.31% 15.61% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,712 10,690 8,306
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +8.43%
10th Percentile £303 £270 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 220 187
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -18.18%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.23 £11.59
90th Percentile £60.59 £63.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £17.03
% change year-on-year -6.67% +10.10% -24.31%

BrowserStack
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BrowserStack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for BrowserStack in the UK

BrowserStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BrowserStack in the UK

BrowserStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BrowserStack over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BrowserStack in the UK

BrowserStack
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BrowserStack within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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
England +107 137 £450 +5.88% 20
UK excluding London +40 74 £450 +12.50% 13
London +33 69 £480 +1.05% 8
South East +15 30 £450 +20.00% 4
North of England -5 22 £445 - 5
North West 0 16 £463 - 3
South West - 9 £450 -
Midlands - 7 £365 - 3
East Midlands - 6 £365 -
North East - 5 £390 - 1
Scotland -20 3 £325 -7.14% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £505 -
Wales -22 1 £319 -
West Midlands - 1 £538 - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BrowserStack 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 with a requirement for BrowserStack.

1 137 (93.84%) Test Automation
2 115 (78.77%) Selenium
3 106 (72.60%) Cucumber
4 104 (71.23%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (56.85%) Java
6 71 (48.63%) BDD
7 67 (45.89%) Jenkins
8 64 (43.84%) WebDriver
9 57 (39.04%) QA
10 53 (36.30%) Git (software)
11 50 (34.25%) JIRA
12 48 (32.88%) Scrum
13 46 (31.51%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (30.14%) Node.js
15 41 (28.08%) JavaScript
16 39 (26.71%) CSS
17 34 (23.29%) JMeter
18 32 (21.92%) Maven
18 32 (21.92%) Confluence
18 32 (21.92%) AngularJS
19 30 (20.55%) SDET
20 28 (19.18%) JSON
20 28 (19.18%) C#
20 28 (19.18%) Web Services
21 26 (17.81%) Sauce Labs
22 25 (17.12%) SOAP
22 25 (17.12%) SoapUI
23 24 (16.44%) Docker
23 24 (16.44%) TDD
24 21 (14.38%) Atlassian

BrowserStack
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 32 (21.92%) Confluence
2 2 (1.37%) Apache
2 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.81%) Sauce Labs
2 17 (11.64%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (8.90%) GitHub
4 10 (6.85%) Lucidchart
5 9 (6.16%) npm
6 4 (2.74%) BlazeMeter
7 3 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.05%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.37%) Firebase
8 2 (1.37%) SaaS
8 2 (1.37%) Slack
9 1 (0.68%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.85%) HTTP
2 9 (6.16%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.68%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.16%) MongoDB
1 9 (6.16%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (3.42%) ZAP BI
3 2 (1.37%) MySQL
3 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.68%) Redis
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 115 (78.77%) Selenium
2 106 (72.60%) Cucumber
3 67 (45.89%) Jenkins
4 64 (43.84%) WebDriver
5 53 (36.30%) Git (software)
6 50 (34.25%) JIRA
7 34 (23.29%) JMeter
8 32 (21.92%) Maven
9 25 (17.12%) SoapUI
10 21 (14.38%) Jasmine
11 18 (12.33%) Protractor
11 18 (12.33%) Visual Studio Team System
12 17 (11.64%) Ant
12 17 (11.64%) LoadRunner
13 16 (10.96%) SpecFlow
14 15 (10.27%) JUnit
15 13 (8.90%) Appium
15 13 (8.90%) Mocha
16 12 (8.22%) Bitbucket
16 12 (8.22%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (8.22%) Banking
2 9 (6.16%) Finance
3 4 (2.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Advertising
4 1 (0.68%) Front Office
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (30.14%) Tester
2 39 (26.71%) Automation Tester
3 34 (23.29%) Developer
4 25 (17.12%) Analyst
5 20 (13.70%) Test Analyst
6 17 (11.64%) Automation Test Analyst
7 16 (10.96%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 16 (10.96%) Selenium Tester
8 15 (10.27%) Java Automation Tester
9 10 (6.85%) QA Tester
9 10 (6.85%) Test Engineer
9 10 (6.85%) Test Leader
10 9 (6.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (6.16%) QA Automation Tester
10 9 (6.16%) QA Engineer
10 9 (6.16%) UI Developer
11 8 (5.48%) Angular Developer
11 8 (5.48%) Developer in Test
12 6 (4.11%) QA Analyst
12 6 (4.11%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (30.14%) Node.js
2 39 (26.71%) CSS
3 32 (21.92%) AngularJS
4 28 (19.18%) JSON
4 28 (19.18%) Web Services
5 25 (17.12%) SOAP
6 21 (14.38%) REST
7 20 (13.70%) .NET
7 20 (13.70%) RESTful
7 20 (13.70%) Sass
8 19 (13.01%) Chai
8 19 (13.01%) Nightwatchjs
9 18 (12.33%) Ajax
9 18 (12.33%) HTML
10 16 (10.96%) Gherkin
11 14 (9.59%) XML
12 13 (8.90%) CSS3
12 13 (8.90%) HTML5
12 13 (8.90%) jQuery
13 12 (8.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.64%) User Experience
2 9 (6.16%) Algorithms
2 9 (6.16%) Data Structures
3 8 (5.48%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.42%) Over-the-Top Content
5 5 (3.42%) Video on Demand
5 5 (3.42%) Video\Live Streaming
6 4 (2.74%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.37%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.68%) Fintech
8 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.85%) Linux
2 5 (3.42%) Android
2 5 (3.42%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.42%) Unix
3 1 (0.68%) Kali Linux
3 1 (0.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (93.84%) Test Automation
2 104 (71.23%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (48.63%) BDD
4 48 (32.88%) Scrum
5 46 (31.51%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (20.55%) SDET
7 24 (16.44%) TDD
8 21 (14.38%) API Testing
9 19 (13.01%) Test Scripting
9 19 (13.01%) Test Strategy
10 18 (12.33%) Kanban
10 18 (12.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 17 (11.64%) OO
12 16 (10.96%) Functional Testing
12 16 (10.96%) Regression Testing
13 15 (10.27%) System Testing
14 14 (9.59%) Defect Management
14 14 (9.59%) DevOps
14 14 (9.59%) Performance Testing
15 13 (8.90%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 83 (56.85%) Java
2 41 (28.08%) JavaScript
3 28 (19.18%) C#
4 21 (14.38%) SQL
5 10 (6.85%) PHP
6 9 (6.16%) Python
7 7 (4.79%) ES6
8 6 (4.11%) Java 8
9 4 (2.74%) VBScript
10 3 (2.05%) ES7
11 2 (1.37%) C
11 2 (1.37%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (13.70%) ISTQB
2 15 (10.27%) Degree
3 9 (6.16%) ISEB
4 4 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.05%) Master's Degree
5 3 (2.05%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (39.04%) QA
2 4 (2.74%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (16.44%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) HP ALM
1 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.68%) Kibana
1 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (14.38%) Atlassian
2 17 (11.64%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 9 (6.16%) Perfecto Mobile
4 6 (4.11%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.42%) HP
6 4 (2.74%) Google
7 1 (0.68%) PayPal