Period
to 22 September 2017

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 22 September 2017 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
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 816 876 885
Rank change year-on-year +60 +9 -19
Contract jobs citing BrowserStack 36 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.023% 0.018%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.25% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 21
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +8.55% +21.60%
10th Percentile £360 £166 £163
90th Percentile £500 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £450 £366
% change year-on-year -17.78% +22.87% -
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 14629 11590 7033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.83% 10.78% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10031 8049 4633
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.76% -
10th Percentile £270 £275 £250
90th Percentile £625 £605 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 182 131
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.77 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.54% -16.57% +28.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £48.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.98 £17.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +11.65% -26.09% +31.43%

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 22 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BrowserStack in the UK

BrowserStack
Top 12 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 22 September 2017. 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 +45 31 £425 +3.03% 3
UK excluding London +65 18 £370 -17.78%
London 0 17 £475 +171.43% 3
North of England +79 5 £370 -17.78%
East of England -1 5 £425 +1.49%
Scotland +23 3 £350 -
North East - 3 £370 -
North West +28 2 £370 -17.78%
South East +22 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BrowserStack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for BrowserStack.

1 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (80.56%) Selenium
2 29 (80.56%) Test Automation
3 20 (55.56%) Cucumber
4 19 (52.78%) BDD
5 17 (47.22%) QA
5 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
6 15 (41.67%) Git (software)
7 13 (36.11%) Java
8 12 (33.33%) JIRA
8 12 (33.33%) Jenkins
9 11 (30.56%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (30.56%) WebDriver
10 10 (27.78%) Performance Testing
11 9 (25.00%) TeamCity
11 9 (25.00%) Manual Testing
11 9 (25.00%) C#
11 9 (25.00%) Scrum
11 9 (25.00%) DevOps
12 8 (22.22%) Appium
12 8 (22.22%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 8 (22.22%) TDD
12 8 (22.22%) SQL
13 7 (19.44%) SOAP
13 7 (19.44%) JMeter
13 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (19.44%) GitHub
14 6 (16.67%) Node.js
14 6 (16.67%) Sauce Labs

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 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.56%) WordPress
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (19.44%) GitHub
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (16.67%) Sauce Labs
4 4 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (5.56%) Akamai
6 1 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.78%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) HTTP
2 3 (8.33%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) Firewall
3 2 (5.56%) LDAP
3 2 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (80.56%) Selenium
2 20 (55.56%) Cucumber
3 15 (41.67%) Git (software)
4 12 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 12 (33.33%) JIRA
5 11 (30.56%) WebDriver
6 9 (25.00%) TeamCity
7 8 (22.22%) Appium
8 7 (19.44%) JMeter
9 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
10 4 (11.11%) JUnit
10 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
10 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
11 3 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (8.33%) Hudson
11 3 (8.33%) RSpec
11 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
12 2 (5.56%) Bitbucket
12 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
12 2 (5.56%) PhantomJS
General
1 3 (8.33%) Banking
1 3 (8.33%) Retail
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Developer
1 9 (25.00%) Tester
2 7 (19.44%) Test Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Automation Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Developer in Test
5 4 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) QA Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Ruby Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Web Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Java Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) SOAP
2 6 (16.67%) Node.js
2 6 (16.67%) XML
3 5 (13.89%) CSS
3 5 (13.89%) JSON
4 4 (11.11%) Gherkin
4 4 (11.11%) HTML
4 4 (11.11%) RESTful
5 3 (8.33%) REST
5 3 (8.33%) WebdriverIO
6 2 (5.56%) .NET
6 2 (5.56%) CSS3
6 2 (5.56%) Dropwizard
6 2 (5.56%) JDBC
6 2 (5.56%) JSP
6 2 (5.56%) Semantic UI
6 2 (5.56%) Servlets
6 2 (5.56%) Zurb Foundation
7 1 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.56%) FMCG
1 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.78%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Android
1 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
1 2 (5.56%) Unix
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (80.56%) Test Automation
3 19 (52.78%) BDD
4 10 (27.78%) Performance Testing
5 9 (25.00%) DevOps
5 9 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Scrum
6 8 (22.22%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 8 (22.22%) TDD
7 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (13.89%) SDET
10 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
10 4 (11.11%) SDLC
10 4 (11.11%) Test Management
10 4 (11.11%) Web Development
11 3 (8.33%) ERP
11 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
2 13 (36.11%) Java
3 9 (25.00%) C#
4 8 (22.22%) SQL
5 6 (16.67%) Ruby
6 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (8.33%) Python
7 2 (5.56%) PHP
7 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.56%) VB
8 1 (2.78%) Go
8 1 (2.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (47.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Ansible
1 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
1 2 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) IBM
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.56%) WSO2
2 1 (2.78%) Google
2 1 (2.78%) New Relic