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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Selenium over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Selenium
Rank 96 77 112
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +35
Contract jobs citing Selenium 61 91 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 2.16% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.92% 14.24% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 18
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £503 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £44.00 - £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+8.12% +10.34%
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
472 639 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.66% 15.15% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 359 247
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £25.00 £26.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Selenium
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Selenium as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 37 £395 +21.53% 28
Cheshire +8 13 £360 +10.76% 5
Merseyside +3 5 £320 +2.40% 4
Lancashire -2 5 £385 +4.05% 5
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Selenium also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 76 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (61.11%) Java
3 35 (32.41%) TDD
3 35 (32.41%) Scrum
4 34 (31.48%) Test Automation
5 30 (27.78%) Cucumber
5 30 (27.78%) QA
5 30 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (25.93%) WebDriver
7 26 (24.07%) Jenkins
7 26 (24.07%) Automation Testing
8 25 (23.15%) JavaScript
9 24 (22.22%) BDD
10 22 (20.37%) Spring
10 22 (20.37%) HTML
11 21 (19.44%) SQL
11 21 (19.44%) XML
12 20 (18.52%) JIRA
13 19 (17.59%) Test Scripting
13 19 (17.59%) CSS
14 18 (16.67%) Configuration Management
15 17 (15.74%) Kanban
15 17 (15.74%) AngularJS
16 16 (14.81%) SDLC
16 16 (14.81%) jQuery
17 15 (13.89%) JSON
17 15 (13.89%) Performance Testing
17 15 (13.89%) HTML5
17 15 (13.89%) RESTful
17 15 (13.89%) JUnit

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (11.11%) CMS
2 6 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.63%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.70%) Apache
4 4 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.78%) Drupal
5 3 (2.78%) JBoss
6 2 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.85%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.85%) Jetty
6 2 (1.85%) nginx
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.93%) SAS
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Mingle
2 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) GitHub
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) Internet
2 2 (1.85%) AMQP
2 2 (1.85%) HTTP
2 2 (1.85%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.93%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.93%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.56%) MySQL
4 5 (4.63%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.78%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.85%) DB2
7 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.93%) Informix
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.93%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 30 (27.78%) Cucumber
2 28 (25.93%) WebDriver
3 26 (24.07%) Jenkins
4 20 (18.52%) JIRA
5 15 (13.89%) JUnit
6 11 (10.19%) JMeter
7 10 (9.26%) Git (software)
8 7 (6.48%) Visual Studio
9 6 (5.56%) HP UFT
9 6 (5.56%) Maven
9 6 (5.56%) SoapUI
10 5 (4.63%) LoadRunner
11 4 (3.70%) Subversion
12 3 (2.78%) Ant
12 3 (2.78%) Eclipse
12 3 (2.78%) Gradle
12 3 (2.78%) Protractor
12 3 (2.78%) SpecFlow
12 3 (2.78%) TestNG
13 2 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 2 (1.85%) Advertising
2 2 (1.85%) Aerospace
2 2 (1.85%) Marketing
2 2 (1.85%) Retail
3 1 (0.93%) Banking
3 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (34.26%) Developer
2 33 (30.56%) Tester
3 28 (25.93%) Automation Tester
4 25 (23.15%) Java Developer
5 15 (13.89%) Analyst
5 15 (13.89%) Selenium Tester
5 15 (13.89%) Test Analyst
6 14 (12.96%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 11 (10.19%) Test Engineer
8 9 (8.33%) Developer in Test
9 7 (6.48%) Senior Tester
9 7 (6.48%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (5.56%) QA Engineer
10 6 (5.56%) QA Tester
10 6 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 6 (5.56%) Test Automation Developer
11 5 (4.63%) Consultant
11 5 (4.63%) Java Automation Tester
11 5 (4.63%) QA Test Analyst
11 5 (4.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.37%) HTML
1 22 (20.37%) Spring
2 21 (19.44%) XML
3 19 (17.59%) CSS
4 17 (15.74%) AngularJS
5 16 (14.81%) jQuery
6 15 (13.89%) .NET
6 15 (13.89%) HTML5
6 15 (13.89%) JSON
6 15 (13.89%) RESTful
7 13 (12.04%) CSS3
7 13 (12.04%) Dropwizard
8 12 (11.11%) Web Services
9 9 (8.33%) J2EE
9 9 (8.33%) SOAP
10 8 (7.41%) Gherkin
11 5 (4.63%) JDBC
12 4 (3.70%) JAXB
12 4 (3.70%) WSDL
12 4 (3.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.93%) iPad
3 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.93%) NHS
3 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.93%) SCADA
3 1 (0.93%) User Experience
3 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.48%) Linux
2 5 (4.63%) Unix
3 3 (2.78%) Android
4 2 (1.85%) Windows
5 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (32.41%) Scrum
2 35 (32.41%) TDD
3 34 (31.48%) Test Automation
4 30 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (24.07%) Automation Testing
6 24 (22.22%) BDD
7 19 (17.59%) Test Scripting
8 18 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 17 (15.74%) Kanban
10 16 (14.81%) SDLC
11 15 (13.89%) Performance Testing
12 14 (12.96%) Automated Testing
12 14 (12.96%) Functional Testing
12 14 (12.96%) Manual Testing
12 14 (12.96%) Web Development
13 13 (12.04%) Content Management
13 13 (12.04%) Dependency Injection
13 13 (12.04%) Integration Testing
13 13 (12.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (61.11%) Java
2 25 (23.15%) JavaScript
3 21 (19.44%) SQL
4 12 (11.11%) C#
5 11 (10.19%) Python
6 8 (7.41%) Ruby
7 6 (5.56%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.63%) PHP
9 3 (2.78%) VB
10 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.93%) C
11 1 (0.93%) C++
11 1 (0.93%) Perl
11 1 (0.93%) Scala
11 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (8.33%) ISEB
2 3 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) Degree
3 2 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (27.78%) QA
2 6 (5.56%) SDET
3 2 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.85%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.93%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (10.19%) ATG
1 11 (10.19%) hybris
1 11 (10.19%) Oracle
2 7 (6.48%) IBM
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.56%) HP
4 3 (2.78%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.85%) Sony
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe
6 1 (0.93%) Compuware
6 1 (0.93%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.93%) Google
6 1 (0.93%) Perforce
6 1 (0.93%) Splunk
6 1 (0.93%) Telerik
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