Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 728 819 811
Rank change year-on-year +91 -8 +50
Contract jobs citing BrowserStack 145 49 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.049% 0.056%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.61% 0.28% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 39 32
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +28.38%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £320
90th Percentile £541 £500 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £475
% change year-on-year +20.00% -21.05% +28.38%
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 23,916 17,682 12,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 17.64% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,494 12,284 8,340
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £285 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 229 166
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.63 £18.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.04% -0.12% -13.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.38
90th Percentile £56.50 £54.55 £57.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.28
% change year-on-year - +1.27% -27.24%

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 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BrowserStack in the UK

BrowserStack
Top 13 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 19 January 2019. 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 +76 131 £475 +11.76% 17
UK excluding London +43 78 £450 +20.00% 11
London +25 59 £500 +5.26% 7
South East +17 37 £450 -10.00% 3
North of England +2 14 £475 +35.71% 3
South West -14 13 £450 +50.00% 3
North West +9 11 £499 +42.50% 3
Midlands +1 8 £365 +32.57%
East Midlands +14 6 £365 +32.57%
Scotland - 4 £325 - 1
North East - 3 £391 -
West Midlands - 2 £444 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £505 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 139 (95.86%) Test Automation
2 114 (78.62%) Selenium
3 111 (76.55%) Cucumber
4 89 (61.38%) Jenkins
4 89 (61.38%) Java
5 88 (60.69%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (45.52%) WebDriver
7 61 (42.07%) BDD
7 61 (42.07%) Maven
8 59 (40.69%) QA
9 48 (33.10%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (31.72%) JIRA
11 45 (31.03%) Scrum
12 43 (29.66%) Git (software)
13 41 (28.28%) Node.js
14 38 (26.21%) JMeter
14 38 (26.21%) CSS
15 36 (24.83%) Ant
15 36 (24.83%) Docker
16 35 (24.14%) Confluence
16 35 (24.14%) JavaScript
17 31 (21.38%) SDET
18 28 (19.31%) Gherkin
19 27 (18.62%) Performance Testing
20 26 (17.93%) SoapUI
20 26 (17.93%) AngularJS
21 25 (17.24%) Defect Management
21 25 (17.24%) Visual Studio Team System
22 24 (16.55%) Integration Testing
22 24 (16.55%) 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 35 (24.14%) Confluence
2 3 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.69%) Apache
3 1 (0.69%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (12.41%) GitHub
2 18 (12.41%) Sauce Labs
3 12 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.28%) Lucidchart
4 6 (4.14%) npm
5 4 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.07%) Slack
7 2 (1.38%) Asana
7 2 (1.38%) PaaS
7 2 (1.38%) SaaS
7 2 (1.38%) Serverless
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.14%) HTTP
2 5 (3.45%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.14%) ZAP BI
2 5 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.07%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.38%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) Redis
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 114 (78.62%) Selenium
2 111 (76.55%) Cucumber
3 89 (61.38%) Jenkins
4 66 (45.52%) WebDriver
5 61 (42.07%) Maven
6 46 (31.72%) JIRA
7 43 (29.66%) Git (software)
8 38 (26.21%) JMeter
9 36 (24.83%) Ant
10 26 (17.93%) SoapUI
11 25 (17.24%) Visual Studio Team System
12 24 (16.55%) JUnit
13 17 (11.72%) Jasmine
13 17 (11.72%) Protractor
14 15 (10.34%) SonarQube
14 15 (10.34%) Travis CI
15 11 (7.59%) LoadRunner
15 11 (7.59%) Mocha
16 10 (6.90%) Appium
16 10 (6.90%) GitLab
General
1 7 (4.83%) Banking
1 7 (4.83%) Finance
2 6 (4.14%) Retail
3 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.69%) Front Office
4 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (46.21%) Tester
2 64 (44.14%) Automation Tester
3 34 (23.45%) Developer
4 24 (16.55%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 24 (16.55%) Selenium Tester
5 21 (14.48%) Java Automation Tester
6 18 (12.41%) QA Tester
7 17 (11.72%) QA Automation Tester
8 12 (8.28%) Test Leader
9 11 (7.59%) Developer in Test
10 10 (6.90%) Analyst
10 10 (6.90%) Angular Developer
10 10 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 10 (6.90%) Test Analyst
11 9 (6.21%) QA Engineer
11 9 (6.21%) Test Engineer
12 8 (5.52%) Node.js Developer
13 6 (4.14%) Automation Test Analyst
13 6 (4.14%) Test Automation Engineer
13 6 (4.14%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (28.28%) Node.js
2 38 (26.21%) CSS
3 28 (19.31%) Gherkin
4 26 (17.93%) AngularJS
5 24 (16.55%) Web Services
6 20 (13.79%) Sass
7 15 (10.34%) REST
8 14 (9.66%) JSON
8 14 (9.66%) React
9 13 (8.97%) SOAP
10 11 (7.59%) Ajax
10 11 (7.59%) Jest
11 10 (6.90%) Chai
11 10 (6.90%) Nightwatchjs
12 9 (6.21%) .NET
12 9 (6.21%) HTML
13 8 (5.52%) Redux
13 8 (5.52%) RESTful
14 7 (4.83%) .NET Framework
14 7 (4.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.28%) User Experience
2 9 (6.21%) Video on Demand
3 8 (5.52%) Over-the-Top Content
3 8 (5.52%) Video\Live Streaming
4 5 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.45%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.38%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.38%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.69%) Apple TV
7 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.69%) STB
7 1 (0.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.59%) Linux
2 6 (4.14%) Unix
3 3 (2.07%) Android
4 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.38%) Windows
5 1 (0.69%) Android TV
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (95.86%) Test Automation
2 88 (60.69%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (42.07%) BDD
4 48 (33.10%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (31.03%) Scrum
6 31 (21.38%) SDET
7 27 (18.62%) Performance Testing
8 25 (17.24%) Defect Management
9 24 (16.55%) Integration Testing
10 23 (15.86%) Open Source
11 21 (14.48%) Microservices
11 21 (14.48%) OWASP
11 21 (14.48%) User Stories
12 20 (13.79%) TDD
13 19 (13.10%) QA Automation
14 18 (12.41%) DevOps
15 16 (11.03%) Regression Testing
16 15 (10.34%) Functional Testing
16 15 (10.34%) Test Scripting
17 14 (9.66%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (61.38%) Java
2 35 (24.14%) JavaScript
3 11 (7.59%) C#
4 7 (4.83%) ES6
4 7 (4.83%) SQL
5 6 (4.14%) PHP
5 6 (4.14%) Python
6 2 (1.38%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.69%) C
7 1 (0.69%) Java 8
7 1 (0.69%) Ruby
7 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.59%) ISTQB
2 10 (6.90%) Degree
3 5 (3.45%) ISEB
4 4 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.76%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.07%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.07%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (40.69%) QA
2 3 (2.07%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (24.83%) Docker
2 2 (1.38%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.76%) Kibana
2 1 (0.69%) Ansible
2 1 (0.69%) Puppet
2 1 (0.69%) rkt
2 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (16.55%) Atlassian
2 14 (9.66%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 10 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.45%) Perfecto Mobile
5 2 (1.38%) Google
6 1 (0.69%) Apple
6 1 (0.69%) HP
6 1 (0.69%) PayPal