The first table below looks at the demand for Selenium skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the London region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 137 167 150
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -17
Contract jobs citing Selenium 364 307 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.55% 1.27% 1.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.46% 9.75% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 242 255
Average daily rate
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£380 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £281 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £137.50 £41.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+231.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+129.03% -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3479 3148 2988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.80% 12.98% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2521 2254 2042
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +18.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £36.29 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.25 £59.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Selenium
England

Selenium
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Selenium Jobs Demand Trend in London

Selenium
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Selenium Daily Rate Trend in London

Selenium
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Selenium across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Selenium Daily Rate Histogram in London

Selenium
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Selenium Hourly Rate Trend in London

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
City of London 0 74 £425 +6.25% 48
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £215 -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - -
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 456 (55.34%) Java
2 358 (43.45%) Cucumber
3 345 (41.87%) WebDriver
4 338 (41.02%) QA
5 336 (40.78%) TDD
6 333 (40.41%) BDD
7 312 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
8 293 (35.56%) Test Automation
9 262 (31.80%) Scrum
10 220 (26.70%) SQL
11 214 (25.97%) Continuous Integration
12 206 (25.00%) Web Services
13 177 (21.48%) C#
14 175 (21.24%) Ruby
15 160 (19.42%) Finance
15 160 (19.42%) Automation Testing
16 145 (17.60%) XML
17 144 (17.48%) Jenkins
18 143 (17.35%) JavaScript
19 142 (17.23%) Test Scripting
20 138 (16.75%) HTML
21 134 (16.26%) E-Commerce
22 132 (16.02%) JUnit
23 126 (15.29%) Open Source
24 117 (14.20%) .NET
25 107 (12.99%) Linux
25 107 (12.99%) FitNesse
26 104 (12.62%) Automated Testing
27 95 (11.53%) Git (software)
27 95 (11.53%) SoapUI

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 37 (4.49%) Node.js
2 24 (2.91%) Adobe CQ
3 21 (2.55%) Apache
4 19 (2.31%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.06%) CMS
6 10 (1.21%) Confluence
7 4 (0.49%) nginx
8 3 (0.36%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.36%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.36%) Drupal
9 2 (0.24%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.24%) OpenCms
9 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.24%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.24%) SAS
9 2 (0.24%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.12%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (0.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.36%) Final Cut Pro
2 3 (0.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.12%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.24%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.12%) HFM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.49%) SaaS
2 4 (0.49%) GitHub
3 3 (0.36%) PaaS
4 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.70%) HTTP
2 23 (2.79%) Internet
3 15 (1.82%) SSL
4 10 (1.21%) DNS
4 10 (1.21%) HTTPS
4 10 (1.21%) LDAP
5 8 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.97%) Firewall
6 7 (0.85%) 2G
6 7 (0.85%) Wireshark
6 7 (0.85%) 4G
6 7 (0.85%) LAN
6 7 (0.85%) WAN
6 7 (0.85%) 3G
7 4 (0.49%) NAS
8 3 (0.36%) RTSP
8 3 (0.36%) RTP
8 3 (0.36%) SAN
9 1 (0.12%) Telnet
9 1 (0.12%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.10%) MySQL
2 41 (4.98%) Relational Database
3 37 (4.49%) SQL Server
4 19 (2.31%) NoSQL
5 12 (1.46%) Big Data
6 10 (1.21%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.21%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.49%) DB2
11 3 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.36%) SQL Navigator
11 3 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 2 (0.24%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (0.24%) QlikView
12 2 (0.24%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 358 (43.45%) Cucumber
2 345 (41.87%) WebDriver
3 144 (17.48%) Jenkins
4 132 (16.02%) JUnit
5 107 (12.99%) FitNesse
6 95 (11.53%) Git (software)
6 95 (11.53%) SoapUI
7 89 (10.80%) Maven
8 85 (10.32%) JIRA
9 82 (9.95%) JBehave
10 81 (9.83%) Hudson
11 73 (8.86%) TeamCity
11 73 (8.86%) QuickTest Pro
12 70 (8.50%) WATIR
13 61 (7.40%) Subversion
14 58 (7.04%) JMeter
15 51 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
16 49 (5.95%) Visual Studio
17 48 (5.83%) Calabash
18 46 (5.58%) Mockito
General
1 160 (19.42%) Finance
2 61 (7.40%) Banking
3 43 (5.22%) Retail
4 19 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.18%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.06%) Back Office
7 15 (1.82%) Advertising
7 15 (1.82%) Publishing
7 15 (1.82%) Games
7 15 (1.82%) Marketing
8 11 (1.33%) Legal
9 8 (0.97%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.36%) Local Government
11 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.24%) Billing
11 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.24%) Electronics
11 2 (0.24%) International Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 217 (26.33%) Developer
2 214 (25.97%) Tester
3 191 (23.18%) Analyst
4 157 (19.05%) Test Analyst
5 94 (11.41%) Automation Tester
6 72 (8.74%) Test Engineer
7 65 (7.89%) QA Engineer
8 60 (7.28%) QA Tester
9 59 (7.16%) Java Developer
10 56 (6.80%) QA Analyst
11 42 (5.10%) Automation Engineer
12 40 (4.85%) Test Leader
13 35 (4.25%) Selenium Tester
14 34 (4.13%) Automation Test Analyst
14 34 (4.13%) Automation Analyst
15 27 (3.28%) Senior Tester
16 25 (3.03%) Software Tester
16 25 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
17 22 (2.67%) Agile Test Analyst
18 21 (2.55%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (25.00%) Web Services
2 145 (17.60%) XML
3 138 (16.75%) HTML
4 117 (14.20%) .NET
5 80 (9.71%) CSS
6 62 (7.52%) SOAP
7 59 (7.16%) JSON
8 58 (7.04%) Spring
8 58 (7.04%) REST
9 56 (6.80%) RESTful
10 32 (3.88%) Gherkin
11 30 (3.64%) jQuery
12 29 (3.52%) HTML5
13 27 (3.28%) Sass
13 27 (3.28%) AngularJS
14 23 (2.79%) Hibernate
14 23 (2.79%) XSLT
15 22 (2.67%) J2EE
16 21 (2.55%) ASP.NET
16 21 (2.55%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 126 (15.29%) Open Source
2 90 (10.92%) Mobile App
3 50 (6.07%) Enterprise Software
4 44 (5.34%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.18%) Client/Server
6 17 (2.06%) Video on Demand
6 17 (2.06%) Digital Media
7 15 (1.82%) New Media
7 15 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (1.46%) IPTV
9 11 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
10 8 (0.97%) Mobile Payment
10 8 (0.97%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.97%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.85%) Handset
11 7 (0.85%) EMV
11 7 (0.85%) Smartcard
12 6 (0.73%) iPhone
12 6 (0.73%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.61%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 107 (12.99%) Linux
2 56 (6.80%) Android
3 49 (5.95%) Apple iOS
4 44 (5.34%) UNIX
5 31 (3.76%) Windows
6 16 (1.94%) Solaris
7 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.12%) VMS
9 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (40.78%) TDD
2 333 (40.41%) BDD
3 312 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
4 293 (35.56%) Test Automation
5 262 (31.80%) Scrum
6 214 (25.97%) Continuous Integration
7 160 (19.42%) Automation Testing
8 142 (17.23%) Test Scripting
9 134 (16.26%) E-Commerce
10 104 (12.62%) Automated Testing
11 82 (9.95%) Software Testing
11 82 (9.95%) OO
12 72 (8.74%) SOA
13 57 (6.92%) MVC
14 54 (6.55%) Performance Testing
14 54 (6.55%) Manual Testing
15 52 (6.31%) User Stories
16 47 (5.70%) Regression Testing
17 46 (5.58%) Kanban
18 43 (5.22%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 456 (55.34%) Java
2 220 (26.70%) SQL
3 177 (21.48%) C#
4 175 (21.24%) Ruby
5 143 (17.35%) JavaScript
6 57 (6.92%) PHP
7 41 (4.98%) Python
8 23 (2.79%) Groovy
9 19 (2.31%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.82%) Scala
11 11 (1.33%) Objective-C
11 11 (1.33%) Perl
12 10 (1.21%) XPath
13 9 (1.09%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.97%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.85%) VB
15 7 (0.85%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.85%) C++
16 5 (0.61%) PHP5
17 4 (0.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 77 (9.34%) ISTQB
2 75 (9.10%) ISEB
3 56 (6.80%) Degree
4 21 (2.55%) Security Cleared
5 18 (2.18%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.49%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.12%) MCAD
9 1 (0.12%) MCSD
9 1 (0.12%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 338 (41.02%) QA
2 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.49%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 49 (5.95%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.82%) Puppet
3 13 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.97%) Nagios
5 6 (0.73%) Capistrano
6 5 (0.61%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.36%) Oozie
7 3 (0.36%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.36%) OpenView
7 3 (0.36%) Ansible
7 3 (0.36%) Salt
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 83 (10.07%) Oracle
2 60 (7.28%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.76%) HP
4 26 (3.16%) Adobe
5 17 (2.06%) hybris
6 15 (1.82%) Zend
6 15 (1.82%) JBoss
7 10 (1.21%) Informatica
7 10 (1.21%) ATG
8 9 (1.09%) Apple
9 8 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.97%) Sun
10 6 (0.73%) IBM
11 4 (0.49%) Citrix
11 4 (0.49%) Google
11 4 (0.49%) Facebook
12 3 (0.36%) Twitter
12 3 (0.36%) Splunk
12 3 (0.36%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.36%) Teradata
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