The table below looks at the statistics for Selenium skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Selenium over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Selenium
Rank 49 63 52
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing Selenium 12 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.64% 0.14% 0.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.79% 1.56% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +29.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £71.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-80.98% +129.03%
Selenium
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Development Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
76 64 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.38% 9.05% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 34
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £388 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -12.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

Selenium
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Selenium across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Selenium Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Selenium
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Selenium across the Birmingham region.

Selenium Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Selenium also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Selenium.

1 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (79.17%) Scrum
3 18 (75.00%) BDD
4 16 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 16 (66.67%) TDD
5 15 (62.50%) MVC
5 15 (62.50%) Python
5 15 (62.50%) Test Automation
5 15 (62.50%) Django
5 15 (62.50%) Flask
5 15 (62.50%) Mentoring
6 14 (58.33%) RESTful
6 14 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (58.33%) SOA
6 14 (58.33%) .NET
6 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
6 14 (58.33%) Linux
6 14 (58.33%) Subversion
6 14 (58.33%) Debian
6 14 (58.33%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (58.33%) Ubuntu
7 13 (54.17%) Microservices
7 13 (54.17%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 11 (45.83%) Vagrant
9 10 (41.67%) TOGAF
9 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
10 6 (25.00%) C#
10 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
11 4 (16.67%) WebDriver

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Selenium also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Selenium. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
1 14 (58.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 14 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (58.33%) Subversion
3 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (12.50%) NUnit
6 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (4.17%) Spock
7 1 (4.17%) JUnit
7 1 (4.17%) JIRA
7 1 (4.17%) Mockito
7 1 (4.17%) Hudson
7 1 (4.17%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Developer
2 14 (58.33%) Python Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Senior Python Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Senior Developer
4 6 (25.00%) Tester
5 5 (20.83%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Hybris Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (62.50%) Django
1 15 (62.50%) Flask
2 14 (58.33%) RESTful
2 14 (58.33%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) REST
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Linux
1 14 (58.33%) Debian
1 14 (58.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (79.17%) Scrum
3 18 (75.00%) BDD
4 16 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (66.67%) TDD
5 15 (62.50%) MVC
5 15 (62.50%) Test Automation
5 15 (62.50%) Mentoring
6 14 (58.33%) SOA
7 13 (54.17%) Microservices
7 13 (54.17%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 10 (41.67%) TOGAF
9 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 1 (4.17%) Logistics
11 1 (4.17%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) Python
2 6 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.17%) hybris