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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 92 106 118
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +12
Contract jobs citing Selenium 47 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.46% 0.88% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.18% 8.71% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 5
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£350 £340 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £283 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £350 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 - £22.50
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
386 287 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.99% 10.09% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 153 177
Average daily rate £358 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £442 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 5
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.00 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.07 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -2 21 £300 -4.76% 7
Lancashire - 18 £400 - 2
Cheshire +5 6 £275 -19.11% 9
Merseyside -4 1 £500 +33.33%
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 41 (67.21%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (47.54%) Java
3 17 (27.87%) Web Services
4 15 (24.59%) TDD
5 14 (22.95%) BDD
6 13 (21.31%) QA
7 12 (19.67%) SOAP
7 12 (19.67%) SoapUI
8 11 (18.03%) SQL
8 11 (18.03%) Linux
8 11 (18.03%) Test Scripting
8 11 (18.03%) WebDriver
8 11 (18.03%) Cucumber
9 10 (16.39%) Oracle
9 10 (16.39%) JUnit
9 10 (16.39%) ISEB
9 10 (16.39%) Open Source
10 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
10 9 (14.75%) Regression Testing
10 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
10 9 (14.75%) Test Strategy
11 8 (13.11%) Windows
11 8 (13.11%) Eclipse
11 8 (13.11%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (13.11%) Retail
11 8 (13.11%) JIRA
12 7 (11.48%) J2EE
12 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
12 7 (11.48%) Spring
12 7 (11.48%) Integration Testing

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 6 (9.84%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (3.28%) Node.js
5 1 (1.64%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) iBeacon
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) RDBMS
1 5 (8.20%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.92%) MySQL
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.64%) Informix
4 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) SoapUI
2 11 (18.03%) WebDriver
2 11 (18.03%) Cucumber
3 10 (16.39%) JUnit
4 8 (13.11%) Eclipse
4 8 (13.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (13.11%) JIRA
5 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
5 7 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (8.20%) Ant
7 4 (6.56%) Maven
7 4 (6.56%) Zephyr
8 3 (4.92%) JMeter
9 2 (3.28%) Toad
9 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.28%) TestNG
9 2 (3.28%) JBehave
9 2 (3.28%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.64%) XMLUnit
10 1 (1.64%) Mockito
General
1 8 (13.11%) Retail
2 3 (4.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Games
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Tester
2 15 (24.59%) Developer
3 12 (19.67%) Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Automation Tester
5 6 (9.84%) Java Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Senior Tester
5 6 (9.84%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.56%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Automation Tester
7 3 (4.92%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.92%) Lead Tester
8 2 (3.28%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.87%) Web Services
2 12 (19.67%) SOAP
3 7 (11.48%) J2EE
3 7 (11.48%) Spring
4 6 (9.84%) Spring MVC
4 6 (9.84%) Struts
4 6 (9.84%) RESTful
4 6 (9.84%) AngularJS
5 5 (8.20%) HTML
5 5 (8.20%) .NET
6 4 (6.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (6.56%) Hibernate
6 4 (6.56%) jQuery
6 4 (6.56%) Apache Wicket
6 4 (6.56%) Gherkin
7 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.92%) CSS
7 3 (4.92%) XML
8 2 (3.28%) XSLT
8 2 (3.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Open Source
2 4 (6.56%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.92%) Arduino
4 2 (3.28%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Linux
2 8 (13.11%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) Android
3 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.64%) UNIX
4 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.64%) Debian
4 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (67.21%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.59%) TDD
3 14 (22.95%) BDD
4 11 (18.03%) Test Scripting
5 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
5 9 (14.75%) Test Strategy
5 9 (14.75%) Regression Testing
6 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
6 7 (11.48%) V-Model
6 7 (11.48%) Waterfall
6 7 (11.48%) Integration Testing
7 6 (9.84%) Software Testing
7 6 (9.84%) Test Automation
7 6 (9.84%) Validation
7 6 (9.84%) Test Planning
8 5 (8.20%) Automation Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Performance Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Scrum
9 4 (6.56%) Automated Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) Java
2 11 (18.03%) SQL
3 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.20%) Ruby
5 4 (6.56%) C
5 4 (6.56%) C#
5 4 (6.56%) C++
6 2 (3.28%) Scala
6 2 (3.28%) Python
7 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) ISEB
2 6 (9.84%) HND
2 6 (9.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.92%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.31%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Oracle
2 3 (4.92%) Atmel
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.28%) Adobe
3 2 (3.28%) Telerik
3 2 (3.28%) IBM
4 1 (1.64%) Compuware
4 1 (1.64%) HP
4 1 (1.64%) Perforce
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