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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Selenium
Rank 79 78 65
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing Selenium 27 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.46% 0.69% 1.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.52% 4.89% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £294 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% -5.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £243 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £322 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
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%
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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
186 184 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.05% 14.06% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 124 83
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 2015.

Selenium Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 29 (76.32%) QA
2 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (47.37%) TDD
4 17 (44.74%) BDD
4 17 (44.74%) Automation Testing
5 12 (31.58%) C#
6 11 (28.95%) SoapUI
7 10 (26.32%) Gherkin
7 10 (26.32%) Java
7 10 (26.32%) .NET
7 10 (26.32%) Scrum
8 9 (23.68%) Software Engineering
8 9 (23.68%) SQL
9 8 (21.05%) JIRA
10 7 (18.42%) SOAP
11 6 (15.79%) LoadRunner
11 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
11 6 (15.79%) Telerik
11 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
11 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
12 5 (13.16%) SpecFlow
12 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
12 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
12 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
12 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
12 5 (13.16%) HP UFT
13 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
13 4 (10.53%) MVC
13 4 (10.53%) TeamCity
13 4 (10.53%) Git (software)

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (7.89%) CMS
1 3 (7.89%) Umbraco
1 3 (7.89%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (5.26%) Node.js
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) SoapUI
2 8 (21.05%) JIRA
3 6 (15.79%) LoadRunner
3 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
4 5 (13.16%) SpecFlow
4 5 (13.16%) HP UFT
4 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.53%) Appium
5 4 (10.53%) TeamCity
5 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.26%) IntelliJ
6 2 (5.26%) FitNesse
6 2 (5.26%) Subversion
7 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
7 1 (2.63%) TestNG
7 1 (2.63%) JMeter
7 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.63%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Tester
2 9 (23.68%) QA Tester
3 8 (21.05%) Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) QA Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Automation Tester
4 4 (10.53%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (7.89%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Lead Tester
7 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Python/Django Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (2.63%) Django Developer
7 1 (2.63%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) .NET
1 10 (26.32%) Gherkin
2 7 (18.42%) SOAP
3 3 (7.89%) JSON
3 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.89%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) Ajax
4 2 (5.26%) HTML5
4 2 (5.26%) CSS
4 2 (5.26%) REST
4 2 (5.26%) Web Services
5 1 (2.63%) XML
5 1 (2.63%) XHTML
5 1 (2.63%) J2SE
5 1 (2.63%) Middleware
5 1 (2.63%) LAMP
5 1 (2.63%) Spring
5 1 (2.63%) Symfony
5 1 (2.63%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (2.63%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Android
1 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) TDD
3 17 (44.74%) BDD
3 17 (44.74%) Automation Testing
4 10 (26.32%) Scrum
5 9 (23.68%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
8 4 (10.53%) MVC
8 4 (10.53%) Open Source
8 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.89%) SOA
9 3 (7.89%) Agile Testing
9 3 (7.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) C#
2 10 (26.32%) Java
3 9 (23.68%) SQL
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.26%) Python
5 2 (5.26%) Groovy
5 2 (5.26%) Scala
6 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) ISEB
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (76.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Telerik
2 3 (7.89%) Sitecore
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) HP
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