Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 830 877
Rank change year-on-year -23 +47 -16
Contract jobs citing BrowserStack 43 56 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.053% 0.015%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.26% 0.45% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 18
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +22.87% -8.44%
10th Percentile £325 £175 £163
90th Percentile £500 £546 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £475 £335
% change year-on-year -21.05% +41.79% -14.65%
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 16831 12463 7511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.33% 11.87% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11659 8581 5073
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 188 114
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.27 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.98% -14.01% +18.06%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.72 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.76% -24.31% +28.57%

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 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BrowserStack in the UK

BrowserStack
Top 10 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 November 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 0 39 £425 +4.62% 8
London -7 23 £475 +22.58% 6
UK excluding London +16 18 £375 -21.05% 2
South East +8 5 £375 -25.00%
East of England +2 5 £425 +3.03% 2
North of England +55 3 £350 -22.22%
North West +27 3 £350 -22.22%
Wales -8 3 £350 -26.32%
Scotland +3 1 £350 -
South West -3 1 £300 -7.69%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 36 (83.72%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (76.74%) Test Automation
3 31 (72.09%) Selenium
4 24 (55.81%) Cucumber
5 22 (51.16%) Java
5 22 (51.16%) JavaScript
6 21 (48.84%) QA
7 20 (46.51%) JIRA
8 17 (39.53%) BDD
9 16 (37.21%) WebDriver
10 15 (34.88%) Git (software)
10 15 (34.88%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (34.88%) JMeter
11 14 (32.56%) Scrum
12 12 (27.91%) TDD
12 12 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (27.91%) Appium
13 11 (25.58%) Jenkins
13 11 (25.58%) Node.js
14 10 (23.26%) TeamCity
14 10 (23.26%) C#
14 10 (23.26%) GitHub
15 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
16 8 (18.60%) JSON
16 8 (18.60%) REST
16 8 (18.60%) JUnit
16 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
16 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
16 8 (18.60%) User Experience
16 8 (18.60%) SDET

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 3 (6.98%) Confluence
2 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.65%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (34.88%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (23.26%) GitHub
3 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (9.30%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (9.30%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (6.98%) BlazeMeter
5 3 (6.98%) vREST
6 1 (2.33%) Akamai
6 1 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.33%) npm
6 1 (2.33%) Serverless
6 1 (2.33%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (72.09%) Selenium
2 24 (55.81%) Cucumber
3 20 (46.51%) JIRA
4 16 (37.21%) WebDriver
5 15 (34.88%) Git (software)
5 15 (34.88%) JMeter
6 12 (27.91%) Appium
7 11 (25.58%) Jenkins
8 10 (23.26%) TeamCity
9 8 (18.60%) JUnit
10 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
11 5 (11.63%) JBehave
11 5 (11.63%) SpecFlow
11 5 (11.63%) TestNG
12 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
13 3 (6.98%) Fiddler
13 3 (6.98%) Gradle
13 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
13 3 (6.98%) Maven
13 3 (6.98%) Subversion
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
1 5 (11.63%) Retail
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Tester
2 12 (27.91%) Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Automation Tester
3 8 (18.60%) Test Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Java Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Developer in Test
6 5 (11.63%) Java Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) QA Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) QA Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) QA Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Web Tester
9 2 (4.65%) AWS Developer
9 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) Node.js
2 8 (18.60%) JSON
2 8 (18.60%) REST
3 7 (16.28%) RESTful
4 6 (13.95%) CSS
5 5 (11.63%) SOAP
5 5 (11.63%) Web Services
5 5 (11.63%) XML
6 4 (9.30%) .NET
6 4 (9.30%) Gherkin
7 3 (6.98%) JDBC
7 3 (6.98%) PicoContainer
7 3 (6.98%) Spring
7 3 (6.98%) Swagger
7 3 (6.98%) WebdriverIO
8 2 (4.65%) Dropwizard
8 2 (4.65%) HTML
8 2 (4.65%) Jest
8 2 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (4.65%) Semantic UI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) User Experience
2 5 (11.63%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.98%) W3C
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) FMCG
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.33%) Fintech
5 1 (2.33%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (2.33%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.33%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Linux
1 6 (13.95%) Unix
2 2 (4.65%) Android
2 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (83.72%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (76.74%) Test Automation
3 17 (39.53%) BDD
4 14 (32.56%) Scrum
5 12 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (27.91%) TDD
6 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
7 8 (18.60%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
7 8 (18.60%) Exploratory Testing
7 8 (18.60%) SDET
7 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
8 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Acceptance Criteria
9 6 (13.95%) Microservices
9 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
10 5 (11.63%) User Stories
11 4 (9.30%) DevOps
11 4 (9.30%) Functional Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) Java
1 22 (51.16%) JavaScript
2 10 (23.26%) C#
3 7 (16.28%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.65%) Ruby
4 2 (4.65%) Scala
4 2 (4.65%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Degree
1 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (48.84%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) IBM
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) WSO2
3 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.33%) Google
3 1 (2.33%) New Relic
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Xamarin