Period
to 18 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 161 184
Rank change year-on-year +32 +23 -19
Contract jobs citing WebDriver 84 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.62% 0.41% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.36% 2.67% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 10
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +19.30% +18.75%
10th Percentile £400 £308 £258
90th Percentile £481 £513 £478
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £13.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -69.41% -

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 1,141 748 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.01% 15.44% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 487 474
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £280
90th Percentile £560 £563 £500
England median daily rate £475 £463 £430
% change year-on-year +2.70% +7.56% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £33.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +40.43% -24.19%
10th Percentile £42.50 £13.51 £11.50
90th Percentile £61.38 £40.05 £35.78
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 December 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 December 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 -14 54 £450 -9.55% 2
Coventry +9 15 £425 -
Birmingham +11 12 £450 +23.29% 6
Wolverhampton - 2 £428 -
WebDriver
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 84 (100.00%) Selenium
2 79 (94.05%) Test Automation
3 78 (92.86%) Cucumber
4 64 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (63.10%) Scrum
6 52 (61.90%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (58.33%) JIRA
7 49 (58.33%) Confluence
8 46 (54.76%) Java
9 43 (51.19%) Microservices
10 42 (50.00%) Jenkins
11 36 (42.86%) Gherkin
12 34 (40.48%) REST
13 30 (35.71%) BDD
13 30 (35.71%) SOA
14 28 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
14 28 (33.33%) Kanban
15 27 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (29.76%) CSS
17 22 (26.19%) TDD
17 22 (26.19%) Mentoring
18 21 (25.00%) Docker
19 20 (23.81%) HTML
19 20 (23.81%) QA
19 20 (23.81%) DevOps
20 19 (22.62%) Java 8
20 19 (22.62%) Atlassian
20 19 (22.62%) Git (software)
20 19 (22.62%) Pega
20 19 (22.62%) Puppet

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 49 (58.33%) Confluence
2 19 (22.62%) Documentum
3 2 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.43%) GitHub
2 17 (20.24%) Google Analytics
3 11 (13.10%) Slack
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.19%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.19%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.43%) MongoDB
2 5 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 84 (100.00%) Selenium
2 78 (92.86%) Cucumber
3 49 (58.33%) JIRA
4 42 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 19 (22.62%) Git (software)
5 19 (22.62%) Maven
6 18 (21.43%) gulp
7 17 (20.24%) IntelliJ
7 17 (20.24%) Sublime Text
7 17 (20.24%) Visual Studio Code
8 15 (17.86%) Gatling
9 14 (16.67%) SpecFlow
10 13 (15.48%) Artifactory
11 11 (13.10%) JMeter
12 9 (10.71%) SoapUI
13 4 (4.76%) Grunt
13 4 (4.76%) Jasmine
13 4 (4.76%) Mocha
13 4 (4.76%) PhantomJS
13 4 (4.76%) WebStorm
General
1 3 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (50.00%) Tester
2 40 (47.62%) Automation Tester
3 30 (35.71%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 30 (35.71%) Selenium Tester
4 25 (29.76%) Java Automation Tester
5 21 (25.00%) Developer
6 14 (16.67%) Senior Automation Tester
6 14 (16.67%) Senior Tester
7 13 (15.48%) Analyst
7 13 (15.48%) Scala Developer
8 12 (14.29%) Test Analyst
9 8 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
10 6 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 6 (7.14%) Test Engineer
11 5 (5.95%) Agile Tester
11 5 (5.95%) Senior Test Engineer
12 4 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 4 (4.76%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
12 4 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (42.86%) Gherkin
2 34 (40.48%) REST
3 25 (29.76%) CSS
4 20 (23.81%) HTML
5 18 (21.43%) LESS
5 18 (21.43%) Node.js
5 18 (21.43%) Play Framework
5 18 (21.43%) Sass
6 17 (20.24%) .NET
7 14 (16.67%) HTML5
8 13 (15.48%) YAML
9 9 (10.71%) AngularJS
9 9 (10.71%) RESTful
10 8 (9.52%) Velocity
11 5 (5.95%) Spring
12 4 (4.76%) jQuery
12 4 (4.76%) JSON
12 4 (4.76%) React
12 4 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (4.76%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.19%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Mac OS
2 4 (4.76%) Linux
2 4 (4.76%) Mac OS X
2 4 (4.76%) Ubuntu
2 4 (4.76%) Windows
3 3 (3.57%) Unix
4 1 (1.19%) Android
4 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (94.05%) Test Automation
2 64 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (63.10%) Scrum
4 52 (61.90%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (51.19%) Microservices
6 30 (35.71%) BDD
6 30 (35.71%) SOA
7 28 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 28 (33.33%) Kanban
8 22 (26.19%) Mentoring
8 22 (26.19%) TDD
9 20 (23.81%) DevOps
10 18 (21.43%) Collaborative Working
10 18 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
10 18 (21.43%) Line Management
11 17 (20.24%) Analytics
11 17 (20.24%) Coaching
12 16 (19.05%) OO
13 15 (17.86%) Functional Programming
13 15 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 46 (54.76%) Java
2 19 (22.62%) Java 8
3 18 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 18 (21.43%) Scala
4 17 (20.24%) Ruby
4 17 (20.24%) SQL
5 14 (16.67%) C#
6 13 (15.48%) Groovy
7 11 (13.10%) Bash Shell
8 6 (7.14%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.76%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (2.38%) VBA
11 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.57%) DBS Check
3 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.19%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (23.81%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.57%) PMO
3 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (22.62%) Puppet
2 16 (19.05%) Grafana
2 16 (19.05%) Graphite
2 16 (19.05%) Kibana
Vendors
1 19 (22.62%) Atlassian
1 19 (22.62%) Pega
2 18 (21.43%) Google
3 13 (15.48%) Splunk
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle
5 1 (1.19%) Blue Prism