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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 75 62 85
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +23
Contract jobs citing Selenium 8 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.60% 1.23% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.49% 10.64% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 5
Average daily rate
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£288 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £300 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +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% -
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
178 141 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.41% 11.60% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 89 71
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £276 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £375 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Selenium
North West

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (47.83%) Cucumber
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) SOAP
4 4 (17.39%) J2EE
4 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
4 4 (17.39%) JIRA
4 4 (17.39%) QA
4 4 (17.39%) Firebug
5 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.04%) Struts2
5 3 (13.04%) Spring Security
5 3 (13.04%) jQuery
5 3 (13.04%) Endeca
5 3 (13.04%) Spring
5 3 (13.04%) FatWire
5 3 (13.04%) JUnit
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 3 (13.04%) Struts
5 3 (13.04%) JMS
5 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) MyBatis
5 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
5 3 (13.04%) Mockito
5 3 (13.04%) REST
6 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (8.70%) Open Source

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
1 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Cucumber
2 4 (17.39%) JIRA
2 4 (17.39%) Firebug
3 3 (13.04%) JUnit
3 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
3 3 (13.04%) Mockito
4 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.70%) Zephyr
5 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.35%) Sahi
5 1 (4.35%) RSpec
5 1 (4.35%) TestDirector
5 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Automated Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Automated Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) SOAP
2 4 (17.39%) J2EE
3 3 (13.04%) Struts2
3 3 (13.04%) Spring Security
3 3 (13.04%) jQuery
3 3 (13.04%) Spring
3 3 (13.04%) Struts
3 3 (13.04%) JMS
3 3 (13.04%) MyBatis
3 3 (13.04%) REST
4 2 (8.70%) Web Services
5 1 (4.35%) .NET
5 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.35%) V-Model
5 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) SOA
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Endeca
1 3 (13.04%) FatWire
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
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