The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Web Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Web Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Web Testing
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 589 586
Rank change year-on-year +22 -3  
Contract jobs citing Web Testing 43 62 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 39 32
Median daily rate £320 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £430 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £286 £250
% change year-on-year +11.79% +14.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

Web Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25882 29740 28602
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1093 1231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Web Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Web Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Web Testing in the UK

Web Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Web Testing.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Testing in the UK

Web Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Testing in the UK

Web Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Testing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Testing in the UK

Web Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 41 £320 +6.66% 25
London -2 9 £375 +15.38% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £320 - 1
North East - 9 £320 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 9 £320 - 1
South East +28 7 £335 +6.34%
North West +15 7 £75 -70.00% 2
Manchester +10 6 £75 -72.72% 2
Oxfordshire -2 4 - -
West Midlands +25 3 £240 -43.52% 1
Yorkshire +17 3 £264 - 7
East of England -2 3 £319 +20.28% 1
Leeds +21 2 £264 - 4
West Yorkshire +19 2 £264 - 4
Birmingham - 2 £280 - 1
Glasgow - 2 £350 -
Scotland - 2 £350 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £319 -
Luton - 2 £319 -
Oxford - 2 - -
Chester +13 1 - -
Cheshire +10 1 - -
Surrey +7 1 £335 -25.55%
Cambridgeshire +6 1 - - 1
Warwickshire +4 1 £200 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Kent - 1 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Stansted - 1 £325 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Web Testing 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 Web Testing.

1 71 (71.00%) Test Automation
2 67 (67.00%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (62.00%) Selenium
4 56 (56.00%) WebDriver
5 48 (48.00%) Cucumber
6 39 (39.00%) Test Scripting
7 38 (38.00%) Jenkins
8 37 (37.00%) TDD
9 32 (32.00%) Java
10 31 (31.00%) JUnit
10 31 (31.00%) Scala
10 31 (31.00%) RSpec
11 30 (30.00%) Ruby
12 27 (27.00%) QA
12 27 (27.00%) Defect Tracking
13 23 (23.00%) BDD
14 22 (22.00%) C#
15 20 (20.00%) Regression Testing
15 20 (20.00%) Manual Testing
16 18 (18.00%) WCAG
16 18 (18.00%) Games
16 18 (18.00%) Python
17 17 (17.00%) JIRA
18 16 (16.00%) SQL
19 15 (15.00%) User Stories
19 15 (15.00%) Test Strategy
20 14 (14.00%) E-Commerce
20 14 (14.00%) Performance Testing
21 13 (13.00%) Smartphone
22 12 (12.00%) Gherkin

Web Testing
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 8 (8.00%) CMS
2 3 (3.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.00%) Apache
3 1 (1.00%) Drupal
3 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.00%) GitHub
2 2 (2.00%) BrowserStack
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) IaaS
3 1 (1.00%) SaaS
3 1 (1.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 62 (62.00%) Selenium
2 56 (56.00%) WebDriver
3 48 (48.00%) Cucumber
4 38 (38.00%) Jenkins
5 31 (31.00%) JUnit
5 31 (31.00%) RSpec
6 17 (17.00%) JIRA
7 9 (9.00%) TeamCity
8 7 (7.00%) Visual Studio
9 6 (6.00%) SpecFlow
10 5 (5.00%) Capybara
10 5 (5.00%) SoapUI
10 5 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (4.00%) WATIR
12 3 (3.00%) Calabash
12 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
12 3 (3.00%) Jasmine
12 3 (3.00%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (2.00%) Protractor
13 2 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 18 (18.00%) Games
2 9 (9.00%) Finance
3 4 (4.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.00%) Advertising
5 2 (2.00%) Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Back Office
6 1 (1.00%) Marketing
6 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (42.00%) Tester
2 36 (36.00%) Analyst
2 36 (36.00%) Test Analyst
3 34 (34.00%) Automation Tester
4 25 (25.00%) Test Engineer
5 17 (17.00%) Selenium Tester
6 16 (16.00%) QA Engineer
6 16 (16.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 13 (13.00%) QA Test Engineer
8 12 (12.00%) Agile Tester
8 12 (12.00%) Quality Engineer
9 9 (9.00%) Web Analyst
9 9 (9.00%) Web Test Analyst
10 8 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (8.00%) QA Tester
10 8 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
11 7 (7.00%) Manual Test Analyst
12 6 (6.00%) QA Automation Tester
13 4 (4.00%) Junior Analyst
13 4 (4.00%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.00%) Gherkin
2 11 (11.00%) JSON
3 9 (9.00%) XML
4 6 (6.00%) HTML
4 6 (6.00%) RESTful
5 4 (4.00%) Behat
6 3 (3.00%) Node.js
7 2 (2.00%) .NET
8 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.00%) COM
8 1 (1.00%) CSS
8 1 (1.00%) HTML5
8 1 (1.00%) jQuery
8 1 (1.00%) SOAP
8 1 (1.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Smartphone
2 10 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.00%) User Experience
5 1 (1.00%) EPoS
5 1 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.00%) Linux
2 2 (2.00%) Android
2 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.00%) Unix
3 1 (1.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (71.00%) Test Automation
2 67 (67.00%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (39.00%) Test Scripting
4 37 (37.00%) TDD
5 27 (27.00%) Defect Tracking
6 23 (23.00%) BDD
7 20 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 20 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 15 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 15 (15.00%) User Stories
9 14 (14.00%) E-Commerce
9 14 (14.00%) Performance Testing
10 11 (11.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (10.00%) API Testing
11 10 (10.00%) Defect Management
12 8 (8.00%) Functional Testing
12 8 (8.00%) Test Management
13 7 (7.00%) Exploratory Testing
13 7 (7.00%) Software Engineering
14 6 (6.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.00%) Java
2 31 (31.00%) Scala
3 30 (30.00%) Ruby
4 22 (22.00%) C#
5 18 (18.00%) Python
6 16 (16.00%) SQL
7 10 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.00%) PHP
9 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (9.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (8.00%) ISEB
3 3 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.00%) Degree
4 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (27.00%) QA
2 18 (18.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.00%) Capita
3 1 (1.00%) HP
3 1 (1.00%) hybris
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle
3 1 (1.00%) SAP
3 1 (1.00%) Sybase