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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Selenium
Rank 129 121 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing Selenium 39 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 0.49% 0.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.13% 4.57% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
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%
Selenium
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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
547 328 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.65% 10.63% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 193 170
Average daily rate £388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £18.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £36.70 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -1 27 £350 +19.14% 31
Cheshire - 5 £313 - 11
Merseyside -6 4 £340 +4.61% 1
Lancashire -12 1 £513 +60.78% 2
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 38 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (51.47%) QA
3 27 (39.71%) TDD
4 22 (32.35%) Java
4 22 (32.35%) SQL
5 20 (29.41%) Cucumber
6 19 (27.94%) SOAP
7 18 (26.47%) BDD
7 18 (26.47%) Automation Testing
8 17 (25.00%) C#
8 17 (25.00%) Scrum
9 16 (23.53%) SoapUI
10 15 (22.06%) HTML
10 15 (22.06%) .NET
11 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
11 14 (20.59%) Software Engineering
12 12 (17.65%) JIRA
13 11 (16.18%) CSS
14 10 (14.71%) Performance Testing
14 10 (14.71%) Gherkin
14 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (14.71%) WebDriver
14 10 (14.71%) SDLC
15 9 (13.24%) Jenkins
15 9 (13.24%) Open Source
15 9 (13.24%) Test Automation
15 9 (13.24%) Finance
15 9 (13.24%) JSON
15 9 (13.24%) Web Services
15 9 (13.24%) Oracle

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (7.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 5 (7.35%) IBM HTTP Server
1 5 (7.35%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.88%) Node.js
3 3 (4.41%) Umbraco
3 3 (4.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (4.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Office
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) HTTP
1 6 (8.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.35%) Informix
2 5 (7.35%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.47%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (29.41%) Cucumber
2 16 (23.53%) SoapUI
3 12 (17.65%) JIRA
4 10 (14.71%) WebDriver
5 9 (13.24%) JUnit
5 9 (13.24%) Jenkins
6 7 (10.29%) SpecFlow
6 7 (10.29%) Appium
6 7 (10.29%) LoadRunner
7 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
7 5 (7.35%) HP UFT
7 5 (7.35%) Mockito
8 4 (5.88%) eggPlant
8 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.94%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.94%) Subversion
9 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.94%) IntelliJ
9 2 (2.94%) Hudson
General
1 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Publishing
3 1 (1.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Tester
2 17 (25.00%) Developer
2 17 (25.00%) Analyst
2 17 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) QA Tester
4 8 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Consultant
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (5.88%) QA Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 4 (5.88%) QA Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Applications Tester
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Mobile Tester
8 2 (2.94%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.94%) SOAP
2 15 (22.06%) HTML
2 15 (22.06%) .NET
3 11 (16.18%) CSS
4 10 (14.71%) Gherkin
5 9 (13.24%) Web Services
5 9 (13.24%) JSON
6 8 (11.76%) RESTful
7 7 (10.29%) XML
7 7 (10.29%) J2EE
7 7 (10.29%) Spring
7 7 (10.29%) AngularJS
8 6 (8.82%) JDBC
9 5 (7.35%) Servlets
9 5 (7.35%) WSDL
9 5 (7.35%) JAX-RPC
9 5 (7.35%) XSL
9 5 (7.35%) HTML5
9 5 (7.35%) JAX-RS
9 5 (7.35%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.94%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.47%) NHS
4 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Android
1 5 (7.35%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (39.71%) TDD
3 18 (26.47%) BDD
3 18 (26.47%) Automation Testing
4 17 (25.00%) Scrum
5 14 (20.59%) Software Engineering
6 10 (14.71%) Performance Testing
6 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (14.71%) SDLC
7 9 (13.24%) Test Automation
7 9 (13.24%) Open Source
8 8 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 8 (11.76%) Software Testing
9 7 (10.29%) Integration Testing
9 7 (10.29%) E-Commerce
9 7 (10.29%) ETL
10 6 (8.82%) MVC
10 6 (8.82%) Automated Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Manual Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.35%) Java
1 22 (32.35%) SQL
2 17 (25.00%) C#
3 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.88%) C++
5 3 (4.41%) Scala
6 2 (2.94%) Groovy
6 2 (2.94%) Python
7 1 (1.47%) Ruby
7 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.47%) PHP
7 1 (1.47%) C
7 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) ISEB
3 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (51.47%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) Oracle
2 6 (8.82%) IBM
2 6 (8.82%) Telerik
3 5 (7.35%) HP
4 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.41%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.47%) Adobe
6 1 (1.47%) Compuware
6 1 (1.47%) Perforce
6 1 (1.47%) SAP
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