The table below looks at the statistics for Selenium skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Selenium over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Selenium
Rank 58 64 61
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Selenium 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.68% 0.54% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.15% 6.41% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
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£275 £340 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +19.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £50.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +124.44%
Selenium
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
97 78 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.25% 8.44% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 38 26
Average daily rate £325 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £442 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 £38.22 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.11% -12.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Selenium
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Selenium Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Selenium
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Selenium Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Selenium
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Selenium across the Cheshire region.

Selenium Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +12 2 £376 +21.12% 2
Warrington - 1 - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Crewe - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Selenium
North West

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) TDD
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
4 4 (57.14%) HTML
4 4 (57.14%) J2EE
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) XML
5 3 (42.86%) Internet
5 3 (42.86%) QA
5 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
6 2 (28.57%) Open Source
6 2 (28.57%) Mockito
6 2 (28.57%) PowerMock
6 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
6 2 (28.57%) JAX-RS
6 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (28.57%) JBehave
6 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (28.57%) Online Banking
6 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
6 2 (28.57%) JSON
6 2 (28.57%) JIRA
6 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 2 (28.57%) RESTful
6 2 (28.57%) Struts2
6 2 (28.57%) Perforce

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
1 2 (28.57%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) HTTP
3 1 (14.29%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
1 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 2 (28.57%) Informix
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 2 (28.57%) Mockito
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) JBehave
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Introscope
3 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) Appium
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Java Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) J2EE
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) PowerMock
2 2 (28.57%) JAX-RS
2 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) RESTful
2 2 (28.57%) Struts2
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
2 2 (28.57%) WSDL
2 2 (28.57%) JAX-RPC
2 2 (28.57%) XSL
2 2 (28.57%) XSLT
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) JDBC
2 2 (28.57%) Servlets
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
1 2 (28.57%) Online Banking
1 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Perforce
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Compuware
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
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