Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 772 822 897
Rank change year-on-year +50 +75 -18
Contract jobs citing BrowserStack 115 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.040% 0.024%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.53% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 25 14
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £316 £325 £165
90th Percentile £580 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £425
% change year-on-year +8.11% -12.94% +26.87%
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 21,713 13,859 11,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.24% 14.49% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,867 9,488 7,718
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 195 174
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.95% -3.11% -13.80%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.00 £11.55
90th Percentile £70.00 £60.10 £47.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -24.44%

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 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BrowserStack in the UK

BrowserStack
Top 16 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 20 August 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 +67 111 £450 +5.88% 16
London +30 68 £460 -3.16% 4
UK excluding London -10 46 £400 +8.11% 13
North of England -11 23 £432 +16.82% 1
North West +1 17 £450 +36.88% 1
South East +3 14 £325 -7.14% 3
North East -2 4 £425 +14.73%
Midlands -20 3 £365 - 6
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
East Midlands - 2 £352 - 2
South West - 2 - - 2
Wales -13 1 £319 -
East of England -15 1 £400 -5.88%
West Midlands -19 1 £538 - 4
Scotland -42 1 £325 -7.14%
Northern Ireland - 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 101 (87.83%) Test Automation
2 94 (81.74%) Selenium
3 87 (75.65%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (65.22%) Cucumber
5 65 (56.52%) Java
6 61 (53.04%) BDD
7 46 (40.00%) WebDriver
8 44 (38.26%) Jenkins
8 44 (38.26%) JIRA
9 43 (37.39%) Scrum
10 39 (33.91%) Git (software)
11 37 (32.17%) QA
11 37 (32.17%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (28.70%) JavaScript
13 30 (26.09%) Web Services
14 28 (24.35%) JMeter
14 28 (24.35%) RESTful
14 28 (24.35%) Sauce Labs
15 27 (23.48%) SDET
16 26 (22.61%) JSON
16 26 (22.61%) Node.js
16 26 (22.61%) Confluence
16 26 (22.61%) SOAP
16 26 (22.61%) C#
17 25 (21.74%) TDD
17 25 (21.74%) SoapUI
18 24 (20.87%) Kanban
18 24 (20.87%) SQL
19 21 (18.26%) CSS
19 21 (18.26%) AngularJS

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 26 (22.61%) Confluence
2 4 (3.48%) Apache
3 2 (1.74%) CMS
3 2 (1.74%) JBoss
3 2 (1.74%) Jetty
3 2 (1.74%) OpenCms
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.87%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.35%) Sauce Labs
2 18 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (10.43%) GitHub
5 8 (6.96%) npm
6 4 (3.48%) BlazeMeter
7 3 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.61%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.74%) Firebase
8 2 (1.74%) Lucidchart
8 2 (1.74%) Serverless
9 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) HTTP
1 6 (5.22%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.74%) Broadband
3 1 (0.87%) Internet
3 1 (0.87%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.96%) MongoDB
1 8 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.48%) MySQL
2 4 (3.48%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.74%) DB2
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (0.87%) Redis
Development Applications
1 94 (81.74%) Selenium
2 75 (65.22%) Cucumber
3 46 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 44 (38.26%) Jenkins
4 44 (38.26%) JIRA
5 39 (33.91%) Git (software)
6 28 (24.35%) JMeter
7 25 (21.74%) SoapUI
8 18 (15.65%) Appium
8 18 (15.65%) SpecFlow
9 16 (13.91%) Jasmine
10 15 (13.04%) LoadRunner
10 15 (13.04%) Maven
11 12 (10.43%) Bitbucket
11 12 (10.43%) Gradle
11 12 (10.43%) JBehave
11 12 (10.43%) Protractor
11 12 (10.43%) Zephyr
12 11 (9.57%) JUnit
13 9 (7.83%) Mocha
General
1 12 (10.43%) Banking
2 7 (6.09%) Finance
3 5 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (1.74%) Advertising
5 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (26.96%) Developer
2 28 (24.35%) Analyst
3 23 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 20 (17.39%) Automation Test Analyst
4 20 (17.39%) Tester
5 15 (13.04%) Automation Tester
6 11 (9.57%) Developer in Test
6 11 (9.57%) Test Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) QA Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Test Leader
8 7 (6.09%) Java Developer
8 7 (6.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 7 (6.09%) Software Developer
8 7 (6.09%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (5.22%) QA Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) UI Developer
10 4 (3.48%) Angular Developer
10 4 (3.48%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.09%) Web Services
2 28 (24.35%) RESTful
3 26 (22.61%) JSON
3 26 (22.61%) Node.js
3 26 (22.61%) SOAP
4 21 (18.26%) AngularJS
4 21 (18.26%) CSS
5 20 (17.39%) REST
6 17 (14.78%) HTML
7 15 (13.04%) .NET
8 14 (12.17%) jQuery
8 14 (12.17%) Spring
9 13 (11.30%) Ajax
9 13 (11.30%) Chai
9 13 (11.30%) Nightwatchjs
9 13 (11.30%) XML
10 12 (10.43%) CSS3
10 12 (10.43%) HTML5
11 11 (9.57%) Sass
12 9 (7.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.43%) User Experience
2 11 (9.57%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.22%) Algorithms
4 6 (5.22%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.48%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (3.48%) Video on Demand
6 4 (3.48%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (1.74%) Fintech
8 1 (0.87%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.43%) Linux
2 9 (7.83%) Android
2 9 (7.83%) Apple iOS
3 7 (6.09%) Unix
4 2 (1.74%) Kali Linux
4 2 (1.74%) Windows
4 2 (1.74%) Windows 2000
4 2 (1.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (87.83%) Test Automation
2 87 (75.65%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (53.04%) BDD
4 43 (37.39%) Scrum
5 37 (32.17%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (23.48%) SDET
7 25 (21.74%) TDD
8 24 (20.87%) Kanban
9 20 (17.39%) API Testing
10 14 (12.17%) Non-Functional Testing
10 14 (12.17%) Test Scripting
11 12 (10.43%) DevOps
11 12 (10.43%) Test Strategy
12 11 (9.57%) Functional Testing
12 11 (9.57%) OO
13 10 (8.70%) Microservices
13 10 (8.70%) OOP
13 10 (8.70%) Regression Testing
13 10 (8.70%) SDLC
13 10 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 65 (56.52%) Java
2 33 (28.70%) JavaScript
3 26 (22.61%) C#
4 24 (20.87%) SQL
5 9 (7.83%) Java 8
6 7 (6.09%) PHP
6 7 (6.09%) Python
7 4 (3.48%) ES7
7 4 (3.48%) VBScript
8 3 (2.61%) ES6
9 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.87%) C
10 1 (0.87%) Groovy
10 1 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (14.78%) Degree
1 17 (14.78%) ISTQB
2 11 (9.57%) ISEB
3 5 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.74%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (32.17%) QA
2 5 (4.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (13.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) HP ALM
1 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.87%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (13.91%) Atlassian
2 8 (6.96%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 6 (5.22%) Perfecto Mobile
4 5 (4.35%) Google
4 5 (4.35%) HP
5 3 (2.61%) IBM
6 2 (1.74%) New Relic
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle
6 2 (1.74%) Roku
7 1 (0.87%) hybris
7 1 (0.87%) PayPal