The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 111 112 126
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Contract jobs citing Selenium 25 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.22% 3.48% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 8
Average daily rate £316 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% -3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £350 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
304 230 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.58% 9.55% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 100 148
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 13
Average hourly rate £37.25 £33.73 £25.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% +30.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.77 £28.46 £14.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £120.25 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Selenium
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 14 £317 +10.64% 8
Lancashire -21 4 £325 +8.33%
Cheshire - 4 £269 - 3
Merseyside +3 1 - - 4
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (54.35%) Java
2 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (41.30%) SOAP
3 19 (41.30%) Cucumber
4 15 (32.61%) Scrum
4 15 (32.61%) TDD
5 14 (30.43%) JUnit
6 13 (28.26%) SQL
7 12 (26.09%) ISEB
7 12 (26.09%) Automated Testing
8 11 (23.91%) .NET
8 11 (23.91%) Test Automation
9 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
9 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
9 10 (21.74%) Web Services
9 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
9 10 (21.74%) Spring
10 8 (17.39%) Degree
10 8 (17.39%) QA
10 8 (17.39%) jQuery
10 8 (17.39%) RDBMS
10 8 (17.39%) J2EE
10 8 (17.39%) RESTful
11 7 (15.22%) Automation Testing
11 7 (15.22%) MySQL
11 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
11 7 (15.22%) Kanban
11 7 (15.22%) Ruby
11 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
12 6 (13.04%) Web Testing

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (4.35%) Apache
1 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
2 8 (17.39%) RDBMS
3 7 (15.22%) MySQL
4 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
5 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (41.30%) Cucumber
2 14 (30.43%) JUnit
3 6 (13.04%) SoapUI
3 6 (13.04%) WebDriver
4 5 (10.87%) Mockito
5 4 (8.70%) HttpUnit
5 4 (8.70%) JIRA
5 4 (8.70%) Ant
5 4 (8.70%) SpecFlow
5 4 (8.70%) XMLUnit
6 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.35%) Subversion
7 2 (4.35%) Firebug
7 2 (4.35%) Toad
7 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (2.17%) PhantomJS
8 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (6.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Tester
2 13 (28.26%) Analyst
3 11 (23.91%) Test Analyst
4 10 (21.74%) Java Developer
4 10 (21.74%) Developer
5 8 (17.39%) Test Consultant
5 8 (17.39%) Consultant
6 5 (10.87%) Automated Tester
6 5 (10.87%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Senior Tester
7 3 (6.52%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Web Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Web Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Web Tester
8 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (41.30%) SOAP
2 11 (23.91%) .NET
3 10 (21.74%) Web Services
3 10 (21.74%) Spring
4 8 (17.39%) jQuery
4 8 (17.39%) J2EE
4 8 (17.39%) RESTful
5 5 (10.87%) Struts2
5 5 (10.87%) REST
5 5 (10.87%) JMS
5 5 (10.87%) XML
5 5 (10.87%) Struts
5 5 (10.87%) Spring Security
6 4 (8.70%) CSS
6 4 (8.70%) HTML
7 3 (6.52%) HTML5
7 3 (6.52%) CSS3
7 3 (6.52%) WSDL
7 3 (6.52%) JSON
8 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) NHS
2 3 (6.52%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) UNIX
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (32.61%) Scrum
2 15 (32.61%) TDD
3 12 (26.09%) Automated Testing
4 11 (23.91%) Test Automation
5 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
6 7 (15.22%) Automation Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Kanban
6 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Web Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
10 3 (6.52%) Web Accessibility
10 3 (6.52%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 25 (54.35%) Java
2 13 (28.26%) SQL
3 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.22%) Ruby
5 3 (6.52%) C#
6 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) ISEB
2 8 (17.39%) Degree
3 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.52%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) Endeca
2 4 (8.70%) FatWire
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Vertica
4 1 (2.17%) hybris
4 1 (2.17%) ATG
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