Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 728 755 855
Rank change year-on-year +27 +100 -3
Contract jobs citing BrowserStack 64 143 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.14% 0.044%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.27% 0.56% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 117 33
UK median daily rate £413 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.11% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £309 £320 £325
90th Percentile £516 £575 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £363
% change year-on-year -11.11% +24.14% -23.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 23,771 25,552 17,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.61% 24.40% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,139 17,745 12,415
UK median daily rate £495 £485 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +3.19% +4.44%
10th Percentile £275 £305 £275
90th Percentile £660 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 333 228
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +7.85%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £78.75 £62.35 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -5.41% +8.82%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 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 +37 60 £425 -10.53% 21
UK excluding London +80 49 £400 -11.11% 16
North of England +43 25 £365 -20.22% 6
London +43 14 £500 - 6
Yorkshire - 13 £333 -
East of England - 11 £500 - 4
North East +30 7 £494 +26.28%
Midlands +50 6 £351 -3.86% 3
North West +11 5 £401 -17.74% 6
West Midlands +40 3 £351 -34.79% 1
East Midlands +26 3 - - 2
South West -7 3 £400 -11.11%
Wales - 2 £205 - 1
Scotland +43 1 - -
South East +30 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 57 (89.06%) Selenium
1 57 (89.06%) Test Automation
2 41 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (54.69%) BDD
4 31 (48.44%) QA
5 30 (46.88%) JMeter
5 30 (46.88%) DevOps
6 28 (43.75%) Scrum
6 28 (43.75%) Performance Testing
7 27 (42.19%) Cucumber
8 25 (39.06%) Functional Testing
8 25 (39.06%) Sauce Labs
9 24 (37.50%) Azure
10 22 (34.38%) Non-Functional Testing
10 22 (34.38%) Jenkins
11 21 (32.81%) Gatling
11 21 (32.81%) JIRA
11 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
12 17 (26.56%) TDD
12 17 (26.56%) Continuous Deployment
13 16 (25.00%) Legal
13 16 (25.00%) Blog
14 15 (23.44%) Java
15 14 (21.88%) Kanban
15 14 (21.88%) Confluence
16 13 (20.31%) Test Strategy
16 13 (20.31%) API Testing
16 13 (20.31%) Integration Testing
16 13 (20.31%) Maven
17 12 (18.75%) C#

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 14 (21.88%) Confluence
2 5 (7.81%) Jetty
2 5 (7.81%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (39.06%) Sauce Labs
2 24 (37.50%) Azure
3 7 (10.94%) AWS
3 7 (10.94%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.13%) IaaS
4 2 (3.13%) PaaS
4 2 (3.13%) Trello
5 1 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.56%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (1.56%) CloudBees
5 1 (1.56%) GitHub
5 1 (1.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) DSL
2 1 (1.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) ZAP BI
3 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (89.06%) Selenium
2 30 (46.88%) JMeter
3 27 (42.19%) Cucumber
4 22 (34.38%) Jenkins
5 21 (32.81%) Gatling
5 21 (32.81%) JIRA
6 13 (20.31%) Maven
7 9 (14.06%) Git (software)
7 9 (14.06%) WebDriver
8 8 (12.50%) JUnit
8 8 (12.50%) Postman
9 7 (10.94%) Visual Studio
10 6 (9.38%) Appium
10 6 (9.38%) TestRail
11 5 (7.81%) Calabash
11 5 (7.81%) Gradle
11 5 (7.81%) Mockito
11 5 (7.81%) REST Assured
11 5 (7.81%) Robot Framework
11 5 (7.81%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (25.00%) Legal
2 9 (14.06%) Public Sector
3 8 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Tester
2 12 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Automation Tester
3 9 (14.06%) Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 6 (9.38%) Test Automation Developer
6 5 (7.81%) CRM Developer
6 5 (7.81%) QA Tester
6 5 (7.81%) Test Automation Specialist
6 5 (7.81%) Test Specialist
7 4 (6.25%) QA Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.69%) Implementation Specialist
8 3 (4.69%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (4.69%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Technical Leader
9 2 (3.13%) Test Automation Consultant
9 2 (3.13%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) CSS
2 10 (15.63%) Node.js
2 10 (15.63%) Web Services
3 9 (14.06%) HTML
4 7 (10.94%) REST
4 7 (10.94%) SOAP
5 5 (7.81%) Dropwizard
5 5 (7.81%) hapi
5 5 (7.81%) JSON
5 5 (7.81%) Spring Boot
5 5 (7.81%) Spring MVC
6 4 (6.25%) Jest
6 4 (6.25%) Nightwatchjs
7 3 (4.69%) .NET
7 3 (4.69%) .NET Core
7 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.69%) Gherkin
8 2 (3.13%) React
8 2 (3.13%) RESTful
9 1 (1.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Blog
2 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.81%) User Experience
4 3 (4.69%) Robotics
5 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) DataPower
5 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Android
1 5 (7.81%) Apple iOS
1 5 (7.81%) Mac OS
1 5 (7.81%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (89.06%) Test Automation
2 41 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (54.69%) BDD
4 30 (46.88%) DevOps
5 28 (43.75%) Performance Testing
5 28 (43.75%) Scrum
6 25 (39.06%) Functional Testing
7 22 (34.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 17 (26.56%) Continuous Deployment
8 17 (26.56%) TDD
9 14 (21.88%) Kanban
10 13 (20.31%) API Testing
10 13 (20.31%) Integration Testing
10 13 (20.31%) Test Strategy
11 12 (18.75%) Microservices
12 11 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (17.19%) Project Delivery
13 7 (10.94%) CRM
13 7 (10.94%) Test Scripting
14 6 (9.38%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
2 15 (23.44%) Java
3 12 (18.75%) C#
4 6 (9.38%) SQL
5 5 (7.81%) Ruby
5 5 (7.81%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.69%) C
6 3 (4.69%) Groovy
6 3 (4.69%) Scala
7 1 (1.56%) PHP
7 1 (1.56%) Python
7 1 (1.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) DBS Check
2 3 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) Degree
3 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (48.44%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) Ansible
2 1 (1.56%) Kibana
2 1 (1.56%) Puppet
2 1 (1.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.69%) Splunk
2 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.56%) Guidewire
2 1 (1.56%) IBM
2 1 (1.56%) Marketo
2 1 (1.56%) Micro Focus
2 1 (1.56%) Pardot
2 1 (1.56%) SAP
2 1 (1.56%) Sonatype
2 1 (1.56%) VMware