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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 64 56 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Selenium 1 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.92% 1.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.59% 9.52% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+89.33% -
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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
63 63 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.24% 9.62% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 43 24
Average daily rate £350 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £212 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £360 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) JMeter
3 3 (60.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) PHP
5 1 (20.00%) SOAP
5 1 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) Web Design
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) Ruby
5 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JMeter
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) JBehave
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Web Design
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA