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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Selenium
Rank 131 114 109
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing Selenium 29 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.66% 0.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.79% 6.71% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 13
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£350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
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 - £71.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
427 298 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.99% 9.83% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 188 168
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £30.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £36.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -5 18 £350 +14.28% 25
Merseyside -11 5 £350 +21.73% 2
Cheshire -2 4 £350 +11.11% 11
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (49.25%) QA
2 30 (44.78%) TDD
3 27 (40.30%) SQL
4 21 (31.34%) Cucumber
5 20 (29.85%) Java
6 19 (28.36%) SOAP
7 16 (23.88%) JavaScript
7 16 (23.88%) C#
8 15 (22.39%) HTML
8 15 (22.39%) BDD
9 14 (20.90%) .NET
9 14 (20.90%) Scrum
10 13 (19.40%) CSS
10 13 (19.40%) SoapUI
10 13 (19.40%) SDLC
11 12 (17.91%) RESTful
11 12 (17.91%) Jenkins
11 12 (17.91%) Automation Testing
12 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
12 11 (16.42%) E-Commerce
12 11 (16.42%) Web Services
12 11 (16.42%) Finance
12 11 (16.42%) Degree
13 10 (14.93%) JSON
13 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
13 10 (14.93%) Oracle
13 10 (14.93%) JUnit
14 9 (13.43%) J2EE
14 9 (13.43%) Spring

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 5 (7.46%) Apache
1 5 (7.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 5 (7.46%) IBM HTTP Server
1 5 (7.46%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.48%) Umbraco
2 3 (4.48%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (4.48%) CMS
2 3 (4.48%) Node.js
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) HTTP
1 6 (8.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.96%) RDBMS
3 5 (7.46%) Informix
4 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.99%) MySQL
6 1 (1.49%) Big Data
6 1 (1.49%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (31.34%) Cucumber
2 13 (19.40%) SoapUI
3 12 (17.91%) Jenkins
4 10 (14.93%) JUnit
5 8 (11.94%) TeamCity
5 8 (11.94%) JIRA
5 8 (11.94%) WebDriver
6 7 (10.45%) Git (software)
6 7 (10.45%) HP UFT
6 7 (10.45%) LoadRunner
6 7 (10.45%) SpecFlow
7 6 (8.96%) Hudson
7 6 (8.96%) Mockito
8 4 (5.97%) eggPlant
8 4 (5.97%) Appium
9 3 (4.48%) Subversion
9 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.99%) JBehave
10 2 (2.99%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Publishing
3 1 (1.49%) Front Office
3 1 (1.49%) Electronics
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Developer
2 19 (28.36%) Tester
3 14 (20.90%) Analyst
3 14 (20.90%) Test Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Java Developer
4 10 (14.93%) QA Tester
5 5 (7.46%) PHP Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.48%) Mobile Tester
7 3 (4.48%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (4.48%) Applications Tester
7 3 (4.48%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.36%) SOAP
2 15 (22.39%) HTML
3 14 (20.90%) .NET
4 13 (19.40%) CSS
5 12 (17.91%) RESTful
6 11 (16.42%) Web Services
7 10 (14.93%) JSON
8 9 (13.43%) J2EE
8 9 (13.43%) Spring
9 8 (11.94%) Gherkin
10 7 (10.45%) JDBC
10 7 (10.45%) XML
10 7 (10.45%) AngularJS
11 6 (8.96%) XSL
11 6 (8.96%) Servlets
11 6 (8.96%) PowerMock
12 5 (7.46%) HTML5
12 5 (7.46%) JAX-RS
12 5 (7.46%) WSDL
12 5 (7.46%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) Online Banking
2 2 (2.99%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.49%) NHS
3 1 (1.49%) DTV
3 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Linux
2 3 (4.48%) Android
2 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.49%) UNIX
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.78%) TDD
3 15 (22.39%) BDD
4 14 (20.90%) Scrum
5 13 (19.40%) SDLC
6 12 (17.91%) Automation Testing
7 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
7 11 (16.42%) E-Commerce
8 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
9 9 (13.43%) Unit Testing
9 9 (13.43%) Open Source
9 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (11.94%) Performance Testing
10 8 (11.94%) MVC
11 7 (10.45%) Integration Testing
11 7 (10.45%) Agile Testing
11 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
12 6 (8.96%) Test Strategy
12 6 (8.96%) Manual Testing
12 6 (8.96%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.30%) SQL
2 20 (29.85%) Java
3 16 (23.88%) JavaScript
3 16 (23.88%) C#
4 5 (7.46%) PHP
5 4 (5.97%) C++
6 3 (4.48%) Groovy
7 2 (2.99%) Scala
7 2 (2.99%) C
7 2 (2.99%) Ruby
8 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.49%) Python
8 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) Degree
2 5 (7.46%) ISEB
3 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (49.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle
2 6 (8.96%) IBM
2 6 (8.96%) Telerik
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.46%) HP
4 3 (4.48%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.99%) SAP
5 2 (2.99%) Adobe
6 1 (1.49%) Compuware
6 1 (1.49%) Perforce
6 1 (1.49%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.49%) hybris
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Mortimer Spinks
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