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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Selenium
Rank 128 105 103
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -2
Contract jobs citing Selenium 19 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.86% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.68% 10.32% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £353 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £71.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-80.98% +129.03%
Selenium
England

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
406 252 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.17% 8.37% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 152 157
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.49 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.69% +24.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.02 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 -12 10 £338 -1.81% 30
Cheshire -1 4 £350 +11.11% 11
Merseyside -15 3 £650 +126.08% 3
Lancashire +5 1 - - 1
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 36 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (41.67%) QA
3 24 (40.00%) SQL
4 23 (38.33%) TDD
5 20 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 19 (31.67%) Java
7 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 16 (26.67%) Jenkins
8 15 (25.00%) RESTful
8 15 (25.00%) Web Services
9 14 (23.33%) SOAP
9 14 (23.33%) HTML
9 14 (23.33%) E-Commerce
9 14 (23.33%) SDLC
10 13 (21.67%) CSS
10 13 (21.67%) Spring
10 13 (21.67%) JSON
11 12 (20.00%) Degree
11 12 (20.00%) JUnit
12 11 (18.33%) Finance
13 10 (16.67%) .NET
13 10 (16.67%) Open Source
14 9 (15.00%) WebDriver
14 9 (15.00%) Integration Testing
14 9 (15.00%) Relational Database
14 9 (15.00%) AngularJS
14 9 (15.00%) J2EE
14 9 (15.00%) Software Engineering
15 8 (13.33%) Oracle
15 8 (13.33%) XML

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 7 (11.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (8.33%) Apache
4 4 (6.67%) Node.js
5 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.00%) CMS
5 3 (5.00%) Umbraco
5 3 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Office
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) Internet
2 7 (11.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.67%) RDBMS
3 6 (10.00%) Informix
4 3 (5.00%) MySQL
5 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.67%) Big Data
6 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 16 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 12 (20.00%) JUnit
4 9 (15.00%) WebDriver
5 8 (13.33%) TeamCity
5 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 8 (13.33%) Hudson
6 7 (11.67%) Mockito
7 6 (10.00%) JIRA
7 6 (10.00%) SpecFlow
8 5 (8.33%) SoapUI
8 5 (8.33%) Subversion
8 5 (8.33%) HP UFT
8 5 (8.33%) Ant
8 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (6.67%) Eclipse
9 4 (6.67%) Appium
10 3 (5.00%) Maven
11 2 (3.33%) HttpUnit
11 2 (3.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Publishing
3 1 (1.67%) Front Office
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (41.67%) Developer
2 15 (25.00%) Tester
3 12 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 8 (13.33%) QA Tester
5 6 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) PHP Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Mobile Tester
8 3 (5.00%) Applications Tester
8 3 (5.00%) Test Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) Web Services
1 15 (25.00%) RESTful
2 14 (23.33%) HTML
2 14 (23.33%) SOAP
3 13 (21.67%) CSS
3 13 (21.67%) Spring
3 13 (21.67%) JSON
4 10 (16.67%) .NET
5 9 (15.00%) J2EE
5 9 (15.00%) AngularJS
6 8 (13.33%) XML
7 7 (11.67%) XSL
7 7 (11.67%) JDBC
7 7 (11.67%) Servlets
7 7 (11.67%) PowerMock
8 6 (10.00%) WSDL
8 6 (10.00%) JAX-RPC
8 6 (10.00%) Gherkin
8 6 (10.00%) JAX-RS
9 5 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.00%) Online Banking
3 2 (3.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.67%) DTV
4 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) Android
2 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (38.33%) TDD
3 14 (23.33%) E-Commerce
3 14 (23.33%) SDLC
4 10 (16.67%) Open Source
5 9 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 9 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (13.33%) BDD
6 8 (13.33%) Agile Testing
7 7 (11.67%) Automation Testing
7 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
7 7 (11.67%) Unit Testing
7 7 (11.67%) Software Testing
7 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
8 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (10.00%) SOA
8 6 (10.00%) MVC
8 6 (10.00%) Scrum
8 6 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.00%) SQL
2 19 (31.67%) Java
3 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.00%) C#
5 5 (8.33%) PHP
5 5 (8.33%) Groovy
6 3 (5.00%) Scala
6 3 (5.00%) Ruby
7 2 (3.33%) C
8 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Degree
2 7 (11.67%) ISEB
3 5 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.00%) HND
5 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Oracle
2 7 (11.67%) IBM
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.33%) HP
4 3 (5.00%) Adobe
4 3 (5.00%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.33%) Telerik
5 2 (3.33%) SAP
6 1 (1.67%) Perforce
6 1 (1.67%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.67%) Compuware
6 1 (1.67%) hybris
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