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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Selenium
Rank 95 104 121
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +17
Contract jobs citing Selenium 42 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.34% 0.80% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.58% 8.53% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 4
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£400 £340 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £283 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £50.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +124.44%
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
397 258 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.62% 9.44% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 135 123
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £442 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £21.60 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.38 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Lancashire - 26 £400 - 5
Manchester -7 10 £293 -13.33% 22
Cheshire +6 5 £275 -19.11% 6
Merseyside - - - -
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 48 (71.64%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (55.22%) Java
3 20 (29.85%) TDD
4 19 (28.36%) Web Services
5 17 (25.37%) SQL
6 16 (23.88%) Open Source
6 16 (23.88%) BDD
7 14 (20.90%) JUnit
7 14 (20.90%) SOAP
7 14 (20.90%) Linux
7 14 (20.90%) Test Scripting
8 13 (19.40%) Software Engineering
8 13 (19.40%) QA
8 13 (19.40%) ISEB
9 12 (17.91%) Spring
9 12 (17.91%) SoapUI
10 11 (16.42%) WebDriver
10 11 (16.42%) Eclipse
10 11 (16.42%) Windows
10 11 (16.42%) Oracle
11 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
11 10 (14.93%) Struts
11 10 (14.93%) Spring MVC
11 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
11 10 (14.93%) Waterfall
11 10 (14.93%) V-Model
11 10 (14.93%) Git (software)
11 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (14.93%) AngularJS
12 9 (13.43%) Cucumber

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 8 (11.94%) Tomcat
1 8 (11.94%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.46%) Node.js
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (2.99%) IBM HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) Internet
2 2 (2.99%) HTTP
3 1 (1.49%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.96%) RDBMS
2 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.97%) MySQL
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.99%) Informix
6 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.49%) Big Data
6 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (20.90%) JUnit
2 12 (17.91%) SoapUI
3 11 (16.42%) WebDriver
3 11 (16.42%) Eclipse
4 10 (14.93%) Git (software)
4 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
5 9 (13.43%) Ant
6 8 (11.94%) Maven
6 8 (11.94%) JIRA
7 7 (10.45%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
9 3 (4.48%) Zephyr
10 2 (2.99%) Introscope
10 2 (2.99%) JMeter
10 2 (2.99%) Toad
10 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.99%) Mockito
10 2 (2.99%) JBehave
10 2 (2.99%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (10.45%) Retail
2 4 (5.97%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Developer
2 21 (31.34%) Tester
3 10 (14.93%) Analyst
3 10 (14.93%) Test Analyst
3 10 (14.93%) Java Developer
4 7 (10.45%) Automation Tester
5 6 (8.96%) Senior Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Test Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Test Leader
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Tester
7 4 (5.97%) Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.48%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Automation Tester
8 3 (4.48%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.48%) QA Tester
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.36%) Web Services
2 14 (20.90%) SOAP
3 12 (17.91%) Spring
4 10 (14.93%) Struts
4 10 (14.93%) Spring MVC
4 10 (14.93%) AngularJS
5 8 (11.94%) J2EE
5 8 (11.94%) Hibernate
5 8 (11.94%) Apache Wicket
5 8 (11.94%) RESTful
6 6 (8.96%) HTML
7 5 (7.46%) Gherkin
7 5 (7.46%) .NET
8 4 (5.97%) CSS
8 4 (5.97%) XML
8 4 (5.97%) jQuery
8 4 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (4.48%) JSON
9 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
10 2 (2.99%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Open Source
2 4 (5.97%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.48%) Arduino
3 3 (4.48%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.49%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.90%) Linux
2 11 (16.42%) Windows
3 2 (2.99%) Android
3 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) Debian
4 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.49%) UNIX
4 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (71.64%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.85%) TDD
3 16 (23.88%) BDD
4 14 (20.90%) Test Scripting
5 13 (19.40%) Software Engineering
6 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
6 10 (14.93%) Waterfall
6 10 (14.93%) V-Model
7 9 (13.43%) Test Planning
7 9 (13.43%) Validation
7 9 (13.43%) Regression Testing
8 8 (11.94%) Integration Testing
8 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
9 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
10 6 (8.96%) Test Automation
11 5 (7.46%) Automation Testing
11 5 (7.46%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.97%) SOA
12 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.97%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (55.22%) Java
2 17 (25.37%) SQL
3 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.46%) Scala
4 5 (7.46%) Ruby
5 4 (5.97%) C
5 4 (5.97%) C#
5 4 (5.97%) C++
6 2 (2.99%) Python
7 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.49%) Groovy
7 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) ISEB
2 9 (13.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (13.43%) HND
3 3 (4.48%) Degree
4 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Oracle
2 3 (4.48%) Atmel
2 3 (4.48%) IBM
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.99%) Adobe
3 2 (2.99%) Compuware
3 2 (2.99%) HP
3 2 (2.99%) Perforce
3 2 (2.99%) Telerik
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