Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 669 768 824
Rank change year-on-year +99 +56 -16
Contract jobs citing BrowserStack 27 114 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.12% 0.072%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.15% 0.44% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 98 59
Median daily rate £375 £488 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +18.18% -4.35%
10th Percentile £275 £371 £325
90th Percentile £438 £538 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 18,516 26,107 20,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.07% 27.08% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,368 17,993 14,042
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 305 270
Median hourly rate £23.67 £18.76 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.17% -6.20% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.65 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £60.75 £47.58
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% - +2.58%

BrowserStack
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for BrowserStack in the UK

BrowserStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BrowserStack.

Daily rate trend for BrowserStack in the UK

BrowserStack
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BrowserStack over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BrowserStack in the UK

BrowserStack
Top 14 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 4 April 2020. 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
UK excluding London +110 25 £375 -16.67% 11
England +100 25 £400 -20.00% 11
North of England +70 8 £400 - 2
Midlands +69 8 £350 - 1
West Midlands +67 7 £338 -3.57%
North West +34 6 £400 +0.06%
South West +24 3 £385 -18.95% 1
East of England - 3 £374 - 1
London +87 2 £425 -15.00% 2
North East +31 2 £400 +2.30%
Wales - 2 £234 - 2
South East +74 1 - - 4
East Midlands - 1 £375 - 1
Work from Home - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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 20 (74.07%) Selenium
2 18 (66.67%) JIRA
2 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 16 (59.26%) Jenkins
4 14 (51.85%) Git (software)
5 12 (44.44%) Confluence
5 12 (44.44%) Cucumber
6 11 (40.74%) BDD
6 11 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (40.74%) TDD
6 11 (40.74%) Performance Testing
7 10 (37.04%) HTML
7 10 (37.04%) CSS
7 10 (37.04%) Test Management
7 10 (37.04%) WebDriver
8 9 (33.33%) Node.js
8 9 (33.33%) Scrum
8 9 (33.33%) JMeter
9 8 (29.63%) Defect Management
9 8 (29.63%) Gatling
10 7 (25.93%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (25.93%) Java
10 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
10 7 (25.93%) Scala
11 6 (22.22%) Groovy
11 6 (22.22%) DevOps
11 6 (22.22%) User Stories
11 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
11 6 (22.22%) DSL

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 12 (44.44%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) AWS
2 2 (7.41%) SaaS
2 2 (7.41%) Slack
3 1 (3.70%) Azure
3 1 (3.70%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (3.70%) GitHub
3 1 (3.70%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DSL
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (74.07%) Selenium
2 18 (66.67%) JIRA
3 16 (59.26%) Jenkins
4 14 (51.85%) Git (software)
5 12 (44.44%) Cucumber
6 10 (37.04%) WebDriver
7 9 (33.33%) JMeter
8 8 (29.63%) Gatling
9 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
10 4 (14.81%) Jasmine
10 4 (14.81%) Postman
11 3 (11.11%) CircleCI
12 2 (7.41%) Burp Suite
12 2 (7.41%) HP UFT
12 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
12 2 (7.41%) SonarQube
12 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
12 2 (7.41%) Zephyr
13 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (3.70%) Xcode
General
1 2 (7.41%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Tester
2 8 (29.63%) Test Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Tester
5 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Performance Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Web Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) CSS
1 10 (37.04%) HTML
2 9 (33.33%) Node.js
3 4 (14.81%) REST
3 4 (14.81%) SOAP
4 3 (11.11%) Gherkin
4 3 (11.11%) JSON
5 1 (3.70%) .NET
5 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.70%) CakePHP
5 1 (3.70%) Chai
5 1 (3.70%) HTML5
5 1 (3.70%) LAMP
5 1 (3.70%) LESS
5 1 (3.70%) Nightwatchjs
5 1 (3.70%) RxSwift
5 1 (3.70%) Semantic HTML
5 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.70%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Robotics
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 11 (40.74%) BDD
2 11 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (40.74%) Performance Testing
2 11 (40.74%) TDD
3 10 (37.04%) Test Management
4 9 (33.33%) Scrum
5 8 (29.63%) Defect Management
6 7 (25.93%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (22.22%) API Testing
7 6 (22.22%) DevOps
7 6 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (22.22%) User Stories
8 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Java
1 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
1 7 (25.93%) Scala
2 6 (22.22%) Groovy
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 3 (11.11%) TypeScript
5 2 (7.41%) C#
5 2 (7.41%) Kotlin
6 1 (3.70%) Apple Swift
6 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Guidewire