The table below looks at the statistics for Selenium skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Selenium over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Selenium
Rank 59 79 62
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing Selenium 47 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.56% 0.79% 1.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.37% 5.73% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 14
Average daily rate £340 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £225 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £60.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -25.92%
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 Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
327 192 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.80% 13.73% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 149 69
Average daily rate £344 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 - £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

Selenium
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Selenium Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Selenium
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Selenium Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Selenium
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Selenium across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Selenium Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Salford - 2 £290 -
Selenium
North West

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 52 (57.14%) QA
2 48 (52.75%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (50.55%) Java
4 41 (45.05%) JIRA
4 41 (45.05%) BDD
5 36 (39.56%) TDD
6 30 (32.97%) Cucumber
6 30 (32.97%) Automation Testing
7 29 (31.87%) Scrum
8 28 (30.77%) Test Scripting
9 25 (27.47%) Automated Testing
9 25 (27.47%) SDLC
10 21 (23.08%) .NET
11 20 (21.98%) C#
12 18 (19.78%) Mobile App
12 18 (19.78%) Open Source
13 17 (18.68%) JavaScript
13 17 (18.68%) Web Services
14 15 (16.48%) SQL
14 15 (16.48%) WebDriver
15 14 (15.38%) Maven
16 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (14.29%) Regression Testing
16 13 (14.29%) Test Automation
17 12 (13.19%) Gradle
17 12 (13.19%) Appium
17 12 (13.19%) Finance
17 12 (13.19%) Software Engineering
18 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
18 11 (12.09%) Jenkins

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (5.49%) Apache
2 4 (4.40%) JBoss
3 3 (3.30%) Node.js
4 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Mingle
1 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) GIS
1 8 (8.79%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.59%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.40%) MySQL
3 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.20%) QGIS
5 1 (1.10%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 41 (45.05%) JIRA
2 30 (32.97%) Cucumber
3 15 (16.48%) WebDriver
4 14 (15.38%) Maven
5 12 (13.19%) Appium
5 12 (13.19%) Gradle
6 11 (12.09%) JBehave
6 11 (12.09%) Jenkins
7 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
8 6 (6.59%) SpecFlow
9 5 (5.49%) Ant
9 5 (5.49%) Subversion
10 4 (4.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (4.40%) Eclipse
10 4 (4.40%) Mocha
10 4 (4.40%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.20%) GitLab
11 2 (2.20%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.20%) TestDirector
11 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (13.19%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Games
3 5 (5.49%) Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Electronics
5 2 (2.20%) Legal
5 2 (2.20%) Retail
6 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (26.37%) Developer
2 18 (19.78%) Tester
3 16 (17.58%) Analyst
3 16 (17.58%) Test Analyst
4 13 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 11 (12.09%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (10.99%) Automation Tester
6 10 (10.99%) QA Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) GIS Developer
7 8 (8.79%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) .NET Developer
9 5 (5.49%) QA Leader
9 5 (5.49%) Test Manager
10 4 (4.40%) Consultant
10 4 (4.40%) QA Tester
10 4 (4.40%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (4.40%) Software Engineer
11 3 (3.30%) Java Consultant
11 3 (3.30%) Java Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.08%) .NET
2 17 (18.68%) Web Services
3 11 (12.09%) AngularJS
4 9 (9.89%) REST
5 8 (8.79%) PostGIS
5 8 (8.79%) RESTful
5 8 (8.79%) XML
6 7 (7.69%) Gherkin
7 6 (6.59%) CSS
7 6 (6.59%) HTML
7 6 (6.59%) Leaflet
7 6 (6.59%) Spring
8 5 (5.49%) CSS3
9 4 (4.40%) Hibernate
10 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
10 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (3.30%) Backbone.js
10 3 (3.30%) Express
10 3 (3.30%) SOAP
11 2 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.78%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.10%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.69%) Android
1 7 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.40%) Linux
3 1 (1.10%) Windows
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (52.75%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (45.05%) BDD
3 36 (39.56%) TDD
4 30 (32.97%) Automation Testing
5 29 (31.87%) Scrum
6 28 (30.77%) Test Scripting
7 25 (27.47%) Automated Testing
7 25 (27.47%) SDLC
8 18 (19.78%) Open Source
9 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 13 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 12 (13.19%) Software Engineering
11 10 (10.99%) Defect Management
11 10 (10.99%) Functional Testing
11 10 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (9.89%) Software Testing
13 8 (8.79%) MVC
13 8 (8.79%) QA Automation
14 7 (7.69%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 46 (50.55%) Java
2 20 (21.98%) C#
3 17 (18.68%) JavaScript
4 15 (16.48%) SQL
5 10 (10.99%) Python
6 3 (3.30%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.20%) Ruby
8 1 (1.10%) C++
8 1 (1.10%) ES6
8 1 (1.10%) PHP
8 1 (1.10%) Scala
8 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) Degree
1 5 (5.49%) HND
2 4 (4.40%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.69%) Telerik
3 6 (6.59%) ESRI
3 6 (6.59%) HP
4 4 (4.40%) IBM
4 4 (4.40%) Perforce
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle
6 1 (1.10%) VMware
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