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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 74 66 86
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +20
Contract jobs citing Selenium 16 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.16% 1.35% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.04% 10.06% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 2
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£300 £275 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £220 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £328 £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+51.33% -
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
199 159 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.48% 13.43% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 94 81
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £391 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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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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 £275 -
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Selenium
North West

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
3 6 (20.69%) SOAP
4 5 (17.24%) Java
4 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Web Services
4 5 (17.24%) JIRA
4 5 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
4 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.79%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (13.79%) Zephyr
5 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
5 4 (13.79%) Retail
5 4 (13.79%) QA
5 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.79%) Oracle
6 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
6 3 (10.34%) .NET
6 3 (10.34%) C#
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.34%) Workflow
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (10.34%) Scrum
6 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.34%) WebDriver

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 3 (10.34%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
2 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
2 5 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (17.24%) JIRA
3 4 (13.79%) Zephyr
4 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.90%) Firebug
6 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.45%) Sahi
6 1 (3.45%) RSpec
6 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
6 1 (3.45%) Mockito
6 1 (3.45%) JUnit
6 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
General
1 4 (13.79%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Tester
2 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Tester
3 4 (13.79%) Test Leader
3 4 (13.79%) Automation Tester
3 4 (13.79%) Automated Tester
4 3 (10.34%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Automation Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Automated Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Web Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) SOAP
2 5 (17.24%) Web Services
3 3 (10.34%) .NET
4 2 (6.90%) J2EE
4 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.90%) jQuery
4 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.45%) MyBatis
5 1 (3.45%) Struts2
5 1 (3.45%) REST
5 1 (3.45%) Struts
5 1 (3.45%) JMS
5 1 (3.45%) Spring
5 1 (3.45%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Open Source
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Arduino
2 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
3 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
4 3 (10.34%) Scrum
4 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Workflow
4 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Load Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.90%) System Testing
5 2 (6.90%) BDD
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Telerik
4 1 (3.45%) Endeca
4 1 (3.45%) Atmel
4 1 (3.45%) FatWire
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