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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Selenium
Rank 118 110 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Selenium 36 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 0.81% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.65% 8.33% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 6
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£323 £321 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% +5.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £354 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £71.00 -
% change year-on-year
-47.18% -
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
416 300 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.72% 9.67% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 157 101
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.49 £33.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.02% +11.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £20.74 £28.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.06 £50.00 £120.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -10 18 £310 -3.42% 28
Cheshire +3 13 £388 +24.00% 5
Lancashire +4 2 £400 +23.07% 1
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 56 (70.89%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (46.84%) Java
3 32 (40.51%) SQL
3 32 (40.51%) TDD
4 29 (36.71%) QA
5 20 (25.32%) JUnit
6 19 (24.05%) Spring
6 19 (24.05%) Software Engineering
6 19 (24.05%) Cucumber
6 19 (24.05%) BDD
7 18 (22.78%) Open Source
7 18 (22.78%) JavaScript
7 18 (22.78%) Web Services
7 18 (22.78%) Linux
8 17 (21.52%) SOAP
8 17 (21.52%) RESTful
9 16 (20.25%) Git (software)
9 16 (20.25%) WebDriver
10 15 (18.99%) ISEB
11 14 (17.72%) HTML
11 14 (17.72%) Oracle
11 14 (17.72%) AngularJS
12 13 (16.46%) Jenkins
12 13 (16.46%) CSS
12 13 (16.46%) Software Testing
12 13 (16.46%) Degree
13 12 (15.19%) WebSphere
13 12 (15.19%) Finance
13 12 (15.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (15.19%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.13%) Tomcat
3 7 (8.86%) IBM HTTP Server
3 7 (8.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 5 (6.33%) Node.js
4 5 (6.33%) Apache
5 2 (2.53%) CMS
5 2 (2.53%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) Internet
2 7 (8.86%) HTTP
3 1 (1.27%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) Relational Database
2 9 (11.39%) RDBMS
3 7 (8.86%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.86%) Informix
4 4 (5.06%) MySQL
5 2 (2.53%) Big Data
6 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (25.32%) JUnit
2 19 (24.05%) Cucumber
3 16 (20.25%) Git (software)
3 16 (20.25%) WebDriver
4 13 (16.46%) Jenkins
5 12 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (12.66%) Eclipse
7 9 (11.39%) SoapUI
7 9 (11.39%) Ant
8 8 (10.13%) Maven
8 8 (10.13%) Mockito
9 7 (8.86%) TeamCity
9 7 (8.86%) Hudson
10 6 (7.59%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (7.59%) JIRA
11 5 (6.33%) SpecFlow
12 4 (5.06%) Subversion
12 4 (5.06%) Appium
13 2 (2.53%) LoadRunner
13 2 (2.53%) Introscope
General
1 12 (15.19%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Electronics
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Front Office
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (43.04%) Developer
2 21 (26.58%) Tester
3 15 (18.99%) Java Developer
4 9 (11.39%) Senior Developer
4 9 (11.39%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (8.86%) QA Tester
5 7 (8.86%) Software Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Test Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 6 (7.59%) AWS Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Automation Tester
7 5 (6.33%) PHP Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Mobile Tester
9 3 (3.80%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.80%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.05%) Spring
2 18 (22.78%) Web Services
3 17 (21.52%) SOAP
3 17 (21.52%) RESTful
4 14 (17.72%) HTML
4 14 (17.72%) AngularJS
5 13 (16.46%) CSS
6 11 (13.92%) JSON
7 10 (12.66%) J2EE
7 10 (12.66%) Spring MVC
8 9 (11.39%) Hibernate
9 8 (10.13%) .NET
9 8 (10.13%) JDBC
9 8 (10.13%) Servlets
9 8 (10.13%) Struts
9 8 (10.13%) XML
9 8 (10.13%) XSL
9 8 (10.13%) PowerMock
9 8 (10.13%) Apache Wicket
10 7 (8.86%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.78%) Open Source
2 5 (6.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.06%) N-Tier
3 4 (5.06%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.27%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.27%) Arduino
5 1 (1.27%) DTV
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.78%) Linux
2 10 (12.66%) Windows
3 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (70.89%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (40.51%) TDD
3 19 (24.05%) Software Engineering
3 19 (24.05%) BDD
4 13 (16.46%) Software Testing
5 12 (15.19%) Test Scripting
6 11 (13.92%) Integration Testing
6 11 (13.92%) Automation Testing
6 11 (13.92%) E-Commerce
7 10 (12.66%) Validation
7 10 (12.66%) Test Planning
7 10 (12.66%) V-Model
7 10 (12.66%) Waterfall
8 8 (10.13%) Web Application Development
9 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
9 7 (8.86%) Automated Testing
10 6 (7.59%) SOA
10 6 (7.59%) Scrum
10 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (6.33%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.84%) Java
2 32 (40.51%) SQL
3 18 (22.78%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.86%) C#
5 6 (7.59%) PHP
6 5 (6.33%) Scala
7 4 (5.06%) Ruby
7 4 (5.06%) Groovy
8 2 (2.53%) C++
8 2 (2.53%) C
9 1 (1.27%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.27%) Python
9 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (18.99%) ISEB
2 13 (16.46%) Degree
3 12 (15.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (12.66%) HND
5 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (36.71%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (17.72%) Oracle
2 7 (8.86%) IBM
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.53%) Adobe
4 2 (2.53%) Compuware
4 2 (2.53%) HP
4 2 (2.53%) Perforce
4 2 (2.53%) Telerik
4 2 (2.53%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.27%) Atmel
5 1 (1.27%) hybris
5 1 (1.27%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
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