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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Selenium
Rank 100 108 106
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Selenium 47 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.38% 0.81% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.49% 8.33% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 14 3
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£376 £315 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% +10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 -
% change year-on-year
-36.61% -
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
409 264 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.00% 9.75% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 134 90
Average daily rate £350 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.53 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.16% +15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £16.02 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £44.25 £32.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +6.47%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Lancashire - 21 £400 - 1
Manchester -9 15 £300 -5.06% 23
Cheshire +8 7 £363 +61.11% 7
Merseyside - - - - 1
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 51 (64.56%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (50.63%) Java
3 31 (39.24%) TDD
4 29 (36.71%) SQL
5 22 (27.85%) Web Services
5 22 (27.85%) QA
6 20 (25.32%) Linux
7 18 (22.78%) Open Source
7 18 (22.78%) BDD
8 17 (21.52%) SOAP
8 17 (21.52%) JUnit
9 16 (20.25%) Spring
9 16 (20.25%) Software Engineering
9 16 (20.25%) Git (software)
10 15 (18.99%) RESTful
10 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
11 14 (17.72%) WebDriver
11 14 (17.72%) Test Scripting
12 13 (16.46%) Oracle
12 13 (16.46%) ISEB
13 12 (15.19%) Eclipse
13 12 (15.19%) Windows
13 12 (15.19%) SoapUI
13 12 (15.19%) Jenkins
14 11 (13.92%) Cucumber
14 11 (13.92%) Waterfall
14 11 (13.92%) V-Model
14 11 (13.92%) J2EE
14 11 (13.92%) Software Testing
15 10 (12.66%) Validation

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 9 (11.39%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.13%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.33%) Node.js
3 5 (6.33%) Apache
4 4 (5.06%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (5.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) Internet
2 4 (5.06%) HTTP
3 1 (1.27%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) RDBMS
1 8 (10.13%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.86%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.33%) MySQL
4 4 (5.06%) Informix
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.53%) Big Data
7 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (21.52%) JUnit
2 16 (20.25%) Git (software)
3 14 (17.72%) WebDriver
4 12 (15.19%) Eclipse
4 12 (15.19%) SoapUI
4 12 (15.19%) Jenkins
5 11 (13.92%) Cucumber
6 10 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (11.39%) Ant
8 8 (10.13%) Maven
8 8 (10.13%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (8.86%) Hudson
10 5 (6.33%) TeamCity
10 5 (6.33%) JIRA
10 5 (6.33%) Mockito
11 3 (3.80%) JBehave
11 3 (3.80%) Subversion
12 2 (2.53%) Introscope
12 2 (2.53%) JMeter
12 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.13%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Banking
2 5 (6.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.27%) Marketing
3 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Games
3 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Electronics
3 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 32 (40.51%) Developer
2 23 (29.11%) Tester
3 14 (17.72%) Java Developer
4 9 (11.39%) Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Automation Tester
5 7 (8.86%) Software Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Senior Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.33%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.33%) PHP Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Senior Tester
8 4 (5.06%) Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) QA Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.85%) Web Services
2 17 (21.52%) SOAP
3 16 (20.25%) Spring
4 15 (18.99%) RESTful
5 11 (13.92%) J2EE
6 10 (12.66%) HTML
6 10 (12.66%) Struts
6 10 (12.66%) Spring MVC
6 10 (12.66%) AngularJS
7 9 (11.39%) Hibernate
8 8 (10.13%) CSS
8 8 (10.13%) Apache Wicket
9 7 (8.86%) JSON
9 7 (8.86%) XML
10 6 (7.59%) Gherkin
11 5 (6.33%) PowerMock
11 5 (6.33%) jQuery
11 5 (6.33%) .NET
11 5 (6.33%) XSL
11 5 (6.33%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.78%) Open Source
2 4 (5.06%) Online Banking
2 4 (5.06%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.80%) Arduino
3 3 (3.80%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.27%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (1.27%) DTV
4 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.32%) Linux
2 12 (15.19%) Windows
3 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.80%) Android
4 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.27%) UNIX
4 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (64.56%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (39.24%) TDD
3 18 (22.78%) BDD
4 16 (20.25%) Software Engineering
5 14 (17.72%) Test Scripting
6 11 (13.92%) Waterfall
6 11 (13.92%) V-Model
6 11 (13.92%) Software Testing
7 10 (12.66%) Validation
7 10 (12.66%) E-Commerce
7 10 (12.66%) Integration Testing
7 10 (12.66%) Test Planning
8 9 (11.39%) Test Automation
9 7 (8.86%) Test Strategy
9 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
9 7 (8.86%) Regression Testing
10 6 (7.59%) System Testing
10 6 (7.59%) Automation Testing
11 5 (6.33%) Web Application Development
11 5 (6.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 40 (50.63%) Java
2 29 (36.71%) SQL
3 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.59%) PHP
5 5 (6.33%) Scala
5 5 (6.33%) C
5 5 (6.33%) C#
6 4 (5.06%) Ruby
6 4 (5.06%) C++
7 3 (3.80%) Groovy
8 2 (2.53%) Python
9 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (16.46%) ISEB
2 10 (12.66%) HND
2 10 (12.66%) Degree
2 10 (12.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.80%) VCP4
4 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (27.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) Oracle
2 4 (5.06%) IBM
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.80%) Atmel
3 3 (3.80%) Telerik
4 2 (2.53%) Perforce
4 2 (2.53%) Compuware
4 2 (2.53%) HP
4 2 (2.53%) Adobe
5 1 (1.27%) hybris
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
5 1 (1.27%) Ab Initio
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