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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Selenium
Rank 90 96 107
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Contract jobs citing Selenium 69 45 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.82% 1.38% 0.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.39% 10.71% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 33 18
Average daily rate £363 £400 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £253 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £490 £347
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 £55.00 £58.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -18.30%
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
606 420 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.99% 12.84% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 276 129
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 10 18
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.00 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.50 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 46 £340 +6.25% 32
Cheshire +1 13 £415 +32.80% 13
Lancashire -20 5 £480 +20.00% 3
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 89 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (49.65%) QA
3 65 (45.45%) JIRA
4 61 (42.66%) Cucumber
5 55 (38.46%) Java
6 52 (36.36%) BDD
7 47 (32.87%) TDD
7 47 (32.87%) Scrum
8 42 (29.37%) Automation Testing
9 37 (25.87%) Automated Testing
10 32 (22.38%) Test Scripting
10 32 (22.38%) WebDriver
11 31 (21.68%) SDLC
12 29 (20.28%) .NET
13 27 (18.88%) JavaScript
14 26 (18.18%) Test Automation
14 26 (18.18%) Functional Testing
15 25 (17.48%) C#
15 25 (17.48%) SQL
16 22 (15.38%) Open Source
16 22 (15.38%) Mobile App
17 21 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (14.69%) Web Services
18 20 (13.99%) Finance
18 20 (13.99%) Jenkins
19 19 (13.29%) HP
19 19 (13.29%) Kanban
20 18 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
21 16 (11.19%) Regression Testing
22 15 (10.49%) Software Engineering

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (4.20%) Apache
2 4 (2.80%) Confluence
2 4 (2.80%) JBoss
2 4 (2.80%) Node.js
3 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Mingle
1 2 (1.40%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) GitHub
2 1 (0.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.80%) SNMP
2 3 (2.10%) Internet
3 2 (1.40%) 3G
4 1 (0.70%) HTTP
4 1 (0.70%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.70%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.59%) GIS
1 8 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (4.90%) NoSQL
2 7 (4.90%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.50%) MySQL
4 4 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.40%) QGIS
5 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.40%) Redis
6 1 (0.70%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 65 (45.45%) JIRA
2 61 (42.66%) Cucumber
3 32 (22.38%) WebDriver
4 20 (13.99%) Jenkins
5 15 (10.49%) Maven
6 13 (9.09%) Gradle
6 13 (9.09%) HP UFT
7 12 (8.39%) Appium
8 11 (7.69%) JBehave
8 11 (7.69%) SoapUI
9 9 (6.29%) Git (software)
9 9 (6.29%) LoadRunner
10 8 (5.59%) JMeter
11 7 (4.90%) SpecFlow
12 6 (4.20%) Ant
12 6 (4.20%) Visual Studio
13 5 (3.50%) eggPlant
13 5 (3.50%) Subversion
13 5 (3.50%) TestDirector
14 4 (2.80%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (13.99%) Finance
2 10 (6.99%) Games
3 9 (6.29%) Banking
4 4 (2.80%) Electronics
5 3 (2.10%) Retail
6 2 (1.40%) Legal
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (21.68%) Analyst
2 28 (19.58%) Developer
2 28 (19.58%) Test Analyst
2 28 (19.58%) Tester
3 16 (11.19%) Test Engineer
4 13 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 13 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 12 (8.39%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (6.99%) Automation Tester
7 9 (6.29%) QA Tester
8 8 (5.59%) Consultant
8 8 (5.59%) GIS Developer
8 8 (5.59%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.20%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.20%) QA Analyst
9 6 (4.20%) QA Leader
9 6 (4.20%) Selenium Tester
10 5 (3.50%) Java Consultant
10 5 (3.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.28%) .NET
2 21 (14.69%) Web Services
3 13 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 12 (8.39%) Gherkin
5 11 (7.69%) XML
6 10 (6.99%) HTML
6 10 (6.99%) REST
6 10 (6.99%) RESTful
7 9 (6.29%) CSS
7 9 (6.29%) Spring
8 8 (5.59%) PostGIS
9 7 (4.90%) ASP.NET
9 7 (4.90%) CSS3
9 7 (4.90%) SOAP
10 6 (4.20%) Leaflet
11 4 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (2.80%) Hibernate
11 4 (2.80%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (2.10%) HTML5
12 3 (2.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.59%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.40%) iPad
3 2 (1.40%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.40%) PKI
3 2 (1.40%) User Experience
4 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.70%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.90%) Android
1 7 (4.90%) Apple iOS
2 6 (4.20%) Linux
3 5 (3.50%) Windows
4 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.70%) Unix
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (36.36%) BDD
3 47 (32.87%) Scrum
3 47 (32.87%) TDD
4 42 (29.37%) Automation Testing
5 37 (25.87%) Automated Testing
6 32 (22.38%) Test Scripting
7 31 (21.68%) SDLC
8 26 (18.18%) Functional Testing
8 26 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 22 (15.38%) Open Source
10 21 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (13.29%) Kanban
12 18 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (11.19%) Regression Testing
14 15 (10.49%) Software Engineering
15 14 (9.79%) Defect Management
16 13 (9.09%) Test Strategy
17 12 (8.39%) Manual Testing
17 12 (8.39%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 55 (38.46%) Java
2 27 (18.88%) JavaScript
3 25 (17.48%) C#
3 25 (17.48%) SQL
4 13 (9.09%) Python
5 5 (3.50%) Ruby
6 3 (2.10%) Perl
6 3 (2.10%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.10%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.40%) ANSI SQL
7 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.40%) PHP
7 2 (1.40%) Scala
8 1 (0.70%) C++
8 1 (0.70%) ES6
8 1 (0.70%) R
8 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 9 (6.29%) Degree
3 6 (4.20%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.50%) HND
5 4 (2.80%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.40%) ISEB
8 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (49.65%) QA
2 6 (4.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (4.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (4.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) Ansible
2 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (13.29%) HP
2 11 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.59%) IBM
3 8 (5.59%) Telerik
4 6 (4.20%) ESRI
5 5 (3.50%) Perforce
6 4 (2.80%) Oracle
7 1 (0.70%) ATG
7 1 (0.70%) hybris
7 1 (0.70%) Rally
7 1 (0.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.70%) Remedy
7 1 (0.70%) Splunk
7 1 (0.70%) VMware
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