Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 791 805 869
Rank change year-on-year +14 +64 -24
Contract jobs citing BrowserStack 92 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.039% 0.023%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.45% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 24 11
UK median daily rate £440 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.12% -0.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £320 £299 £313
90th Percentile £538 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £388
% change year-on-year +8.11% -4.52% +15.67%
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 20,427 12,391 9,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.37% 13.53% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,917 8,536 6,742
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +10.43%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 176 155
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.29% -3.11% -12.84%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.88 £11.70
90th Percentile £56.25 £60.50 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% -18.75%

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 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BrowserStack in the UK

BrowserStack
Top 11 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 24 June 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 +12 91 £443 +18.00% 22
London +2 60 £450 -2.70% 12
UK excluding London -25 32 £400 +8.11% 11
North of England -10 17 £400 +8.11% 4
South East -19 11 £500 +17.65% 3
North West -12 10 £375 +14.07% 4
North East +2 5 £475 +28.24%
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
South West - 2 - - 2
East of England -1 1 £400 +1.59%
Wales -10 1 £319 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 75 (81.52%) Test Automation
2 72 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (77.17%) Selenium
4 57 (61.96%) Cucumber
5 54 (58.70%) BDD
6 42 (45.65%) JIRA
6 42 (45.65%) Java
7 37 (40.22%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (39.13%) WebDriver
9 35 (38.04%) Git (software)
9 35 (38.04%) Scrum
10 29 (31.52%) QA
11 28 (30.43%) Confluence
11 28 (30.43%) Jenkins
12 27 (29.35%) TDD
13 25 (27.17%) RESTful
14 24 (26.09%) C#
15 23 (25.00%) JMeter
15 23 (25.00%) JSON
16 22 (23.91%) JavaScript
16 22 (23.91%) SOAP
16 22 (23.91%) Sauce Labs
17 20 (21.74%) Web Services
17 20 (21.74%) SQL
17 20 (21.74%) Kanban
18 19 (20.65%) SpecFlow
19 18 (19.57%) REST
20 17 (18.48%) CSS
20 17 (18.48%) SoapUI
20 17 (18.48%) Node.js

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 28 (30.43%) Confluence
2 3 (3.26%) Apache
3 2 (2.17%) CMS
3 2 (2.17%) JBoss
3 2 (2.17%) Jetty
3 2 (2.17%) OpenCms
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.91%) Sauce Labs
2 12 (13.04%) GitHub
3 10 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (7.61%) npm
5 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (4.35%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.17%) Firebase
7 2 (2.17%) Serverless
8 1 (1.09%) Lucidchart
8 1 (1.09%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) HTTP
1 4 (4.35%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.17%) Broadband
3 1 (1.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) MongoDB
1 6 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.17%) DB2
3 2 (2.17%) MySQL
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 71 (77.17%) Selenium
2 57 (61.96%) Cucumber
3 42 (45.65%) JIRA
4 36 (39.13%) WebDriver
5 35 (38.04%) Git (software)
6 28 (30.43%) Jenkins
7 23 (25.00%) JMeter
8 19 (20.65%) SpecFlow
9 17 (18.48%) Appium
9 17 (18.48%) SoapUI
10 16 (17.39%) Zephyr
11 15 (16.30%) Jasmine
12 13 (14.13%) Protractor
13 12 (13.04%) Gradle
13 12 (13.04%) TeamCity
14 11 (11.96%) JUnit
14 11 (11.96%) Maven
15 10 (10.87%) Bitbucket
15 10 (10.87%) JBehave
15 10 (10.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (9.78%) Banking
2 5 (5.43%) Finance
3 4 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Advertising
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (30.43%) Analyst
2 24 (26.09%) Developer
3 23 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 18 (19.57%) Automation Test Analyst
5 14 (15.22%) Tester
6 10 (10.87%) Automation Tester
7 8 (8.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 8 (8.70%) Test Engineer
8 7 (7.61%) Developer in Test
8 7 (7.61%) Java Developer
8 7 (7.61%) QA Analyst
8 7 (7.61%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Angular Developer
9 6 (6.52%) QA Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Automation Test Lead
10 5 (5.43%) QA Automation Tester
10 5 (5.43%) QA Tester
10 5 (5.43%) UI Developer
11 4 (4.35%) Test Automation Developer
11 4 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.17%) RESTful
2 23 (25.00%) JSON
3 22 (23.91%) SOAP
4 20 (21.74%) Web Services
5 18 (19.57%) REST
6 17 (18.48%) CSS
6 17 (18.48%) Node.js
7 15 (16.30%) AngularJS
7 15 (16.30%) HTML
8 13 (14.13%) .NET
8 13 (14.13%) Spring
9 11 (11.96%) CSS3
9 11 (11.96%) HTML5
9 11 (11.96%) Sass
10 10 (10.87%) jQuery
10 10 (10.87%) XML
11 8 (8.70%) Ajax
11 8 (8.70%) Nightwatchjs
11 8 (8.70%) PrimeNG
11 8 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Mobile App
2 11 (11.96%) User Experience
3 4 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.35%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.17%) Fintech
4 2 (2.17%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (2.17%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.17%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.09%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Android
1 13 (14.13%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.43%) Linux
2 5 (5.43%) Unix
3 2 (2.17%) Kali Linux
3 2 (2.17%) Windows
3 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000
3 2 (2.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (81.52%) Test Automation
2 72 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (58.70%) BDD
4 37 (40.22%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (38.04%) Scrum
6 27 (29.35%) TDD
7 20 (21.74%) Kanban
8 17 (18.48%) SDET
9 13 (14.13%) Microservices
9 13 (14.13%) Test Strategy
10 12 (13.04%) DevOps
10 12 (13.04%) Performance Testing
11 11 (11.96%) API Testing
11 11 (11.96%) Functional Testing
11 11 (11.96%) Test Scripting
12 10 (10.87%) Regression Testing
12 10 (10.87%) SDLC
12 10 (10.87%) System Testing
12 10 (10.87%) Waterfall
13 8 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (45.65%) Java
2 24 (26.09%) C#
3 22 (23.91%) JavaScript
4 20 (21.74%) SQL
5 8 (8.70%) Java 8
6 4 (4.35%) ES7
6 4 (4.35%) PHP
6 4 (4.35%) Python
7 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.17%) VBScript
8 1 (1.09%) C
8 1 (1.09%) Groovy
8 1 (1.09%) Scala
8 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 10 (10.87%) Degree
3 6 (6.52%) ISEB
4 4 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (31.52%) QA
2 4 (4.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (14.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) HP ALM
1 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (14.13%) Atlassian
2 4 (4.35%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 4 (4.35%) HP
2 4 (4.35%) Perfecto Mobile
3 3 (3.26%) IBM
4 2 (2.17%) Google
4 2 (2.17%) New Relic
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle
4 2 (2.17%) Roku
4 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.09%) hybris