Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for WebDriver skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebDriver over the 6 months to 24 September 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.

Selenium WebDriver
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 163 163
Rank change year-on-year +18 0 +8
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 54 14 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.32% 0.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.67% 2.06% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 28
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +29.17%
10th Percentile £370 £303 £150
90th Percentile £480 £469 £525
England median daily rate £450 £409 £400
% change year-on-year +10.09% +2.19% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £47.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year - +20.65% +191.63%

WebDriver is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 952 679 916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.73% 15.33% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 441 526
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.85% +16.99%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £270
90th Percentile £544 £575 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +18.18% -12.53%
10th Percentile £21.60 £13.26 £18.93
90th Percentile £57.20 £37.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%

WebDriver
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WebDriver as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WebDriver in the West Midlands

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebDriver in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebDriver in the West Midlands

WebDriver
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebDriver in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebDriver in the West Midlands

WebDriver
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebDriver within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Shropshire -21 25 £450 +14.65% 1
Coventry - 18 £425 - 2
Birmingham +3 10 £406 - 7
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WebDriver 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WebDriver.

1 54 (100.00%) Selenium
2 48 (88.89%) Test Automation
3 47 (87.04%) Cucumber
4 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (57.41%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (50.00%) JIRA
6 27 (50.00%) Gherkin
7 26 (48.15%) Confluence
8 24 (44.44%) QA
9 22 (40.74%) TDD
10 21 (38.89%) Jenkins
11 19 (35.19%) Scrum
11 19 (35.19%) CSS
12 18 (33.33%) SQL
13 16 (29.63%) BDD
13 16 (29.63%) Mentoring
14 15 (27.78%) SoapUI
14 15 (27.78%) C#
14 15 (27.78%) Java
15 14 (25.93%) HTML
15 14 (25.93%) Git (software)
15 14 (25.93%) GitHub
15 14 (25.93%) DevOps
16 13 (24.07%) SpecFlow
16 13 (24.07%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (24.07%) Ruby
17 12 (22.22%) Google
17 12 (22.22%) Google Analytics
17 12 (22.22%) Scala
17 12 (22.22%) MongoDB

WebDriver
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (48.15%) Confluence
2 7 (12.96%) Documentum
3 2 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.93%) GitHub
2 12 (22.22%) Google Analytics
3 7 (12.96%) Slack
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.85%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.96%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 54 (100.00%) Selenium
2 47 (87.04%) Cucumber
3 27 (50.00%) JIRA
4 21 (38.89%) Jenkins
5 15 (27.78%) SoapUI
6 14 (25.93%) Git (software)
7 13 (24.07%) SpecFlow
8 12 (22.22%) gulp
8 12 (22.22%) IntelliJ
8 12 (22.22%) Sublime Text
8 12 (22.22%) Visual Studio Code
9 10 (18.52%) Gatling
10 9 (16.67%) JMeter
11 8 (14.81%) Artifactory
12 4 (7.41%) Grunt
12 4 (7.41%) Jasmine
12 4 (7.41%) JUnit
12 4 (7.41%) PhantomJS
12 4 (7.41%) webpack
12 4 (7.41%) WebStorm
General
1 3 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Analyst
2 17 (31.48%) Test Analyst
3 16 (29.63%) Developer
4 14 (25.93%) Tester
5 11 (20.37%) Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
6 9 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 8 (14.81%) Scala Developer
8 7 (12.96%) Automation Tester
9 6 (11.11%) QA Tester
9 6 (11.11%) Test Engineer
10 5 (9.26%) QA Analyst
11 4 (7.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 4 (7.41%) QA Test Analyst
11 4 (7.41%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
12 3 (5.56%) Java Developer
12 3 (5.56%) Programmer
12 3 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
12 3 (5.56%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 19 (35.19%) CSS
3 14 (25.93%) HTML
4 12 (22.22%) LESS
4 12 (22.22%) Node.js
4 12 (22.22%) Play Framework
4 12 (22.22%) Sass
5 9 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 9 (16.67%) REST
5 9 (16.67%) RESTful
6 8 (14.81%) HTML5
6 8 (14.81%) YAML
7 7 (12.96%) Velocity
8 6 (11.11%) JSON
9 5 (9.26%) .NET
9 5 (9.26%) Spring
10 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
10 4 (7.41%) jQuery
10 4 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (7.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) NHS
2 3 (5.56%) Robotics
3 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.85%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Mac OS
2 4 (7.41%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Mac OS X
2 4 (7.41%) Ubuntu
2 4 (7.41%) Unix
2 4 (7.41%) Windows
3 2 (3.70%) Android
3 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (57.41%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (40.74%) TDD
5 19 (35.19%) Scrum
6 16 (29.63%) BDD
6 16 (29.63%) Mentoring
7 14 (25.93%) DevOps
8 13 (24.07%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (22.22%) Analytics
10 10 (18.52%) Coaching
10 10 (18.52%) Performance Testing
11 9 (16.67%) API Testing
11 9 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (16.67%) Migration
11 9 (16.67%) Regression Testing
12 8 (14.81%) Continuous Deployment
12 8 (14.81%) Microservices
12 8 (14.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 8 (14.81%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) SQL
2 15 (27.78%) C#
2 15 (27.78%) Java
3 13 (24.07%) Ruby
4 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 12 (22.22%) Scala
5 9 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 8 (14.81%) Groovy
7 7 (12.96%) Bash Shell
8 4 (7.41%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (3.70%) VBA
9 2 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) ISTQB
2 9 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (44.44%) QA
2 3 (5.56%) PMO
3 2 (3.70%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (22.22%) Kibana
2 11 (20.37%) Grafana
2 11 (20.37%) Graphite
3 2 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Google
2 9 (16.67%) Splunk
3 7 (12.96%) Pega
4 3 (5.56%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.56%) Blue Prism
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle
6 1 (1.85%) UiPath