The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Manchester 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 73 67 82
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing Selenium 13 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.05% 1.05% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.50% 9.30% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+129.03% -
Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
153 129 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.38% 11.33% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 78 66
Average daily rate £325 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -28.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Selenium
North West

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 31 July 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 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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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
Altrincham - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Selenium
North West

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (44.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) SOAP
4 6 (24.00%) JUnit
5 5 (20.00%) J2EE
5 5 (20.00%) Spring
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) FatWire
6 4 (16.00%) Endeca
6 4 (16.00%) jQuery
6 4 (16.00%) Firebug
6 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (16.00%) SQL
6 4 (16.00%) Struts
6 4 (16.00%) JMS
6 4 (16.00%) MyBatis
6 4 (16.00%) Mockito
6 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (16.00%) REST
6 4 (16.00%) JIRA
6 4 (16.00%) QA
6 4 (16.00%) Spring Security
6 4 (16.00%) Struts2
7 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Oracle

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (24.00%) JUnit
3 4 (16.00%) JIRA
3 4 (16.00%) Firebug
3 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (16.00%) Mockito
4 3 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.00%) Zephyr
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (4.00%) Bugzilla
6 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.00%) Toad
6 1 (4.00%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Tester
2 7 (28.00%) Automated Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Java Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Automation Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Tester
8 1 (4.00%) Test Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) Java Software Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) SOAP
2 5 (20.00%) J2EE
2 5 (20.00%) Spring
3 4 (16.00%) Spring Security
3 4 (16.00%) jQuery
3 4 (16.00%) Struts2
3 4 (16.00%) REST
3 4 (16.00%) MyBatis
3 4 (16.00%) JMS
3 4 (16.00%) Struts
4 2 (8.00%) Web Services
5 1 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (4.00%) EDI
5 1 (4.00%) EDIFACT
5 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.00%) JSP
5 1 (4.00%) Grails
5 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (4.00%) TRADACOMS
1 1 (4.00%) Open Source
1 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Scrum
4 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.00%) BDD
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.00%) MVC
6 1 (4.00%) Workflow
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Groovy
3 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) FatWire
1 4 (16.00%) Endeca
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
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