Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 155 145
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 +28
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 47 17 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.96% 0.39% 0.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.64% 2.68% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 33
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -12.28% +50.00%
10th Percentile £333 £282 £150
90th Percentile £613 £469 £525
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 834 635 860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.08% 14.62% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 412 474
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £312 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £544 £510
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.15% +4.00% -5.30%
10th Percentile £17.71 £23.25 £19.23
90th Percentile £49.15 £45.63 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.80% -1.76% +14.74%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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
Birmingham -3 19 £360 -18.09% 3
Shropshire -10 13 £413 -12.23%
Coventry -4 10 £400 - 1
Solihull - 1 - - 1
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 47 (100.00%) Selenium
2 43 (91.49%) Test Automation
3 42 (89.36%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (65.96%) BDD
5 30 (63.83%) Cucumber
6 22 (46.81%) DevOps
6 22 (46.81%) SQL
7 21 (44.68%) TDD
7 21 (44.68%) JIRA
8 20 (42.55%) Confluence
9 17 (36.17%) SpecFlow
9 17 (36.17%) Gherkin
10 15 (31.91%) C#
10 15 (31.91%) QA
10 15 (31.91%) SoapUI
10 15 (31.91%) Acceptance Criteria
11 14 (29.79%) Mentoring
12 13 (27.66%) Coaching
12 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (23.40%) Unix
14 10 (21.28%) CRM
14 10 (21.28%) Dynamics CRM
14 10 (21.28%) Test Management
14 10 (21.28%) User Stories
14 10 (21.28%) TestRail
14 10 (21.28%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (19.15%) Pega
15 9 (19.15%) Documentum
16 8 (17.02%) ISTQB
17 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing

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 20 (42.55%) Confluence
2 9 (19.15%) Documentum
3 2 (4.26%) CMS
Business Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Slack
2 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 47 (100.00%) Selenium
2 30 (63.83%) Cucumber
3 21 (44.68%) JIRA
4 17 (36.17%) SpecFlow
5 15 (31.91%) SoapUI
6 10 (21.28%) TestRail
7 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
8 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (8.51%) JUnit
10 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
11 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
11 1 (2.13%) Gatling
11 1 (2.13%) GitLab
11 1 (2.13%) JMeter
11 1 (2.13%) Maven
11 1 (2.13%) TestNG
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Tester
2 15 (31.91%) Analyst
3 14 (29.79%) Test Analyst
4 10 (21.28%) Automation Tester
4 10 (21.28%) Test Leader
5 9 (19.15%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) QA Tester
7 4 (8.51%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (8.51%) Development Manager
7 4 (8.51%) QA Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Automation Test Lead
8 3 (6.38%) Change Manager
8 3 (6.38%) QA Automation Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (4.26%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.17%) Gherkin
2 5 (10.64%) Velocity
3 4 (8.51%) JSON
3 4 (8.51%) RESTful
3 4 (8.51%) Web Services
4 2 (4.26%) .NET
4 2 (4.26%) SOAP
4 2 (4.26%) XML
5 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.13%) HATEOAS
5 1 (2.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.26%) Robotics
4 1 (2.13%) Blog
4 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Unix
2 1 (2.13%) Android
2 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (91.49%) Test Automation
2 42 (89.36%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (65.96%) BDD
4 22 (46.81%) DevOps
5 21 (44.68%) TDD
6 15 (31.91%) Acceptance Criteria
7 14 (29.79%) Mentoring
8 13 (27.66%) Coaching
8 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (21.28%) CRM
9 10 (21.28%) Test Management
9 10 (21.28%) User Stories
10 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
11 6 (12.77%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Scrum
12 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
12 5 (10.64%) Line Management
12 5 (10.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) SQL
2 15 (31.91%) C#
3 6 (12.77%) Java
4 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) ISTQB
2 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.91%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Kibana
1 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Pega
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Blue Prism
4 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Splunk