The table below looks at the statistics for Selenium skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Selenium over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 126 105 130
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +25
Contract jobs citing Selenium 16 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.97% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.20% 8.41% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 4
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£300 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £355 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+89.33% -
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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 North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
381 333 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.78% 11.58% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 167 189
Average daily rate £325 £323 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -1.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -11.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%

Selenium
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Selenium Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Selenium
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Selenium Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Selenium
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Selenium across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Selenium Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Selenium
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Selenium across the North West region.

Selenium Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 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
Manchester -11 13 £300 +9.09% 16
Lancashire - 2 £319 -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 12
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 13 (30.95%) QA
4 11 (26.19%) Java
5 9 (21.43%) WebDriver
5 9 (21.43%) Automation Testing
6 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 8 (19.05%) ISEB
6 8 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (16.67%) SQL
7 7 (16.67%) SOAP
7 7 (16.67%) TDD
7 7 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (14.29%) SoapUI
8 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
8 6 (14.29%) Load Testing
8 6 (14.29%) JIRA
8 6 (14.29%) .NET
9 5 (11.90%) Web Services
9 5 (11.90%) Scrum
9 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (9.52%) Line Management
10 4 (9.52%) Firebug
10 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
10 4 (9.52%) TestComplete
10 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 9 (21.43%) WebDriver
3 8 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 6 (14.29%) JIRA
5 4 (9.52%) Firebug
5 4 (9.52%) TestComplete
6 3 (7.14%) JUnit
6 3 (7.14%) Zephyr
7 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.38%) Toad
8 1 (2.38%) TestDirector
8 1 (2.38%) Ant
8 1 (2.38%) JMeter
8 1 (2.38%) HttpUnit
8 1 (2.38%) TestNG
8 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.38%) Sahi
8 1 (2.38%) RSpec
General
1 4 (9.52%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Tester
2 11 (26.19%) Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Test Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Automated Tester
3 6 (14.29%) Test Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) Consultant
4 5 (11.90%) QA Tester
4 5 (11.90%) Automation Tester
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Tester
5 4 (9.52%) QA Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Automation Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Automated Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) SOAP
2 6 (14.29%) .NET
3 5 (11.90%) Web Services
4 2 (4.76%) J2EE
4 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.38%) JMS
5 1 (2.38%) Struts
5 1 (2.38%) Spring
5 1 (2.38%) RESTful
5 1 (2.38%) Struts2
5 1 (2.38%) Spring Security
5 1 (2.38%) jQuery
5 1 (2.38%) REST
5 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.38%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.43%) Automation Testing
3 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
4 7 (16.67%) TDD
4 7 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Scrum
7 4 (9.52%) Line Management
7 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
7 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.14%) Integration Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.76%) Test Management
9 2 (4.76%) BDD
9 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) Java
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) C#
4 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) Ruby
5 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) ISEB
2 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Telerik
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Adobe
3 1 (2.38%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) FatWire
3 1 (2.38%) Endeca