The first table below looks at the demand for Selenium skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Selenium over the 3 months to 30 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 Merseyside 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 27 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Selenium 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.87% 0.43% -
As % of the Development Applications category 18.18% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£288 - -
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
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
22 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.28% 11.06% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 19
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £363 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.51
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 Merseyside

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

Selenium Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Selenium
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Selenium Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 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
Liverpool - 2 - - 1
Birkenhead - 1 £250 - 1
Selenium
North West

Selenium
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (83.33%) QA
1 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 4 (66.67%) TestComplete
2 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) TestComplete
1 4 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 4 (66.67%) QA Tester
2 4 (66.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) QA Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Software Test Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA