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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 111 109 128
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Contract jobs citing Selenium 23 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.71% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.04% 5.92% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 5
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £300 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £454
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 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+129.03% -
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
286 321 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.48% 11.92% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 167 165
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -4 13 £325 - 14
Merseyside +6 4 £288 - 3
Lancashire -13 2 £338 - 2
Cheshire - 1 £315 - 7
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England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (38.78%) Cucumber
2 16 (32.65%) QA
2 16 (32.65%) Java
3 14 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 13 (26.53%) ISEB
5 12 (24.49%) SQL
5 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
5 12 (24.49%) WebDriver
6 11 (22.45%) Automation Testing
7 10 (20.41%) Scrum
7 10 (20.41%) JUnit
7 10 (20.41%) SOAP
7 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
8 9 (18.37%) TDD
9 8 (16.33%) Security Testing
9 8 (16.33%) .NET
9 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
10 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (14.29%) Spring
10 7 (14.29%) ISTQB
11 6 (12.24%) Load Testing
11 6 (12.24%) jQuery
11 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
11 6 (12.24%) Windows
11 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
12 5 (10.20%) J2EE
12 5 (10.20%) Oracle
12 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (4.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Internet
2 2 (4.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.16%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (38.78%) Cucumber
2 12 (24.49%) WebDriver
3 10 (20.41%) JUnit
4 7 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (8.16%) JIRA
5 4 (8.16%) Firebug
5 4 (8.16%) TestComplete
5 4 (8.16%) SoapUI
5 4 (8.16%) Mockito
6 3 (6.12%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.12%) XMLUnit
6 3 (6.12%) HttpUnit
6 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (6.12%) Ant
7 2 (4.08%) Subversion
7 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.08%) Toad
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (4.08%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.04%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (8.16%) Retail
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Tester
2 11 (22.45%) Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Test Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Consultant
3 7 (14.29%) Test Consultant
3 7 (14.29%) Automated Tester
4 5 (10.20%) QA Tester
5 4 (8.16%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) QA Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) QA Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) SOAP
2 8 (16.33%) .NET
3 7 (14.29%) Spring
4 6 (12.24%) jQuery
5 5 (10.20%) RESTful
5 5 (10.20%) J2EE
6 4 (8.16%) Struts
6 4 (8.16%) JMS
6 4 (8.16%) Spring Security
6 4 (8.16%) Struts2
6 4 (8.16%) REST
6 4 (8.16%) MyBatis
7 3 (6.12%) Web Services
8 2 (4.08%) XML
8 2 (4.08%) EDI
8 2 (4.08%) CSS
8 2 (4.08%) JDBC
8 2 (4.08%) HTML
8 2 (4.08%) JSON
8 2 (4.08%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Mathematics
2 2 (4.08%) TRADACOMS
3 1 (2.04%) Open Source
3 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) UNIX
3 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
4 11 (22.45%) Automation Testing
5 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
5 10 (20.41%) Scrum
6 9 (18.37%) TDD
7 8 (16.33%) Security Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Load Testing
8 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
9 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.16%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.16%) Test Scripting
10 4 (8.16%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
12 2 (4.08%) OO
12 2 (4.08%) Pair Programming
12 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) Java
2 12 (24.49%) SQL
3 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.12%) Ruby
5 2 (4.08%) C#
5 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) ISEB
2 7 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.65%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) FatWire
2 4 (8.16%) Endeca
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) Vertica
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe