The first table below looks at the demand for Selenium skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Selenium over the 3 months to 25 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 South East 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 147 133 204
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +71
Contract jobs citing Selenium 91 100 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 1.18% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.17% 10.95% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 78 16
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £287 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £350
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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
992 913 872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.81% 10.78% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 497 453
Average daily rate £350 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 51
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £44.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Selenium
England

Selenium
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Selenium across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Selenium Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Selenium
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Selenium across the South East region.

Selenium Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Selenium
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Selenium across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Selenium Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Selenium
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Selenium across the South East region.

Selenium Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hampshire -20 33 £350 -1.40% 10
Berkshire -2 20 £375 +9.48% 10
Buckinghamshire -3 20 £321 -1.15% 13
Surrey -6 10 £325 -14.47% 16
East Sussex - 5 £365 - 4
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 - 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
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England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 81 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (38.80%) C#
3 68 (37.16%) Java
4 63 (34.43%) SQL
5 61 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 50 (27.32%) BDD
7 47 (25.68%) Scrum
8 45 (24.59%) QA
9 44 (24.04%) Test Automation
10 42 (22.95%) JUnit
11 39 (21.31%) Jenkins
12 36 (19.67%) .NET
12 36 (19.67%) TDD
13 34 (18.58%) JavaScript
13 34 (18.58%) Finance
13 34 (18.58%) QuickTest Pro
14 32 (17.49%) Test Scripting
15 31 (16.94%) JIRA
15 31 (16.94%) Automated Testing
16 30 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (15.30%) Web Services
17 28 (15.30%) Team Foundation Server
18 27 (14.75%) HP Quality Center
19 25 (13.66%) Cucumber
19 25 (13.66%) Automation Testing
19 25 (13.66%) Visual Studio
20 24 (13.11%) Linux
21 23 (12.57%) JMeter
21 23 (12.57%) jQuery
21 23 (12.57%) Software Testing

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (6.56%) Apache
2 9 (4.92%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.19%) CMS
3 4 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (2.19%) Confluence
3 4 (2.19%) Node.js
4 3 (1.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (1.09%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.55%) IIS
6 1 (0.55%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.09%) Mingle
2 2 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.09%) Magento
3 1 (0.55%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (2.73%) Amazon S3
1 5 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.19%) SaaS
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.46%) HTTP
2 5 (2.73%) Internet
3 3 (1.64%) DNS
3 3 (1.64%) PBX
3 3 (1.64%) VoIP
3 3 (1.64%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (1.09%) ASN.1
4 2 (1.09%) SSH
4 2 (1.09%) PuTTY
4 2 (1.09%) WinSCP
4 2 (1.09%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.55%) LDAP
5 1 (0.55%) Firewall
5 1 (0.55%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.01%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.92%) MySQL
4 7 (3.83%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.64%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.64%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.64%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.09%) DB2
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.55%) Big Data
8 1 (0.55%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 61 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 42 (22.95%) JUnit
3 39 (21.31%) Jenkins
4 34 (18.58%) QuickTest Pro
5 31 (16.94%) JIRA
6 28 (15.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (13.66%) Visual Studio
7 25 (13.66%) Cucumber
8 23 (12.57%) JMeter
9 21 (11.48%) Maven
10 19 (10.38%) SoapUI
11 17 (9.29%) Subversion
12 16 (8.74%) Eclipse
13 13 (7.10%) LoadRunner
14 11 (6.01%) PhantomJS
15 9 (4.92%) Hudson
16 8 (4.37%) SpecFlow
17 6 (3.28%) Gradle
17 6 (3.28%) Selenium IDE
17 6 (3.28%) JBehave
General
1 34 (18.58%) Finance
2 10 (5.46%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.28%) Automotive
4 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.64%) Electronics
4 3 (1.64%) Retail
4 3 (1.64%) Marketing
5 2 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (0.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 57 (31.15%) Analyst
2 56 (30.60%) Test Analyst
3 44 (24.04%) Developer
4 32 (17.49%) Tester
5 19 (10.38%) Java Developer
6 18 (9.84%) Test Engineer
7 14 (7.65%) Automation Analyst
8 12 (6.56%) Automation Test Analyst
9 11 (6.01%) Web Developer
10 9 (4.92%) Automation Tester
11 8 (4.37%) Automation Engineer
12 7 (3.83%) Selenium Tester
12 7 (3.83%) Consultant
13 6 (3.28%) Test Manager
13 6 (3.28%) QA Engineer
14 5 (2.73%) PHP Developer
14 5 (2.73%) Test Leader
14 5 (2.73%) Agile Test Analyst
14 5 (2.73%) Software Engineer
14 5 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (19.67%) .NET
2 28 (15.30%) Web Services
3 23 (12.57%) jQuery
4 19 (10.38%) CSS
5 18 (9.84%) SOAP
6 17 (9.29%) XML
7 16 (8.74%) HTML
8 15 (8.20%) Hibernate
8 15 (8.20%) Spring
8 15 (8.20%) JSON
9 14 (7.65%) Ajax
9 14 (7.65%) ASP.NET
10 12 (6.56%) RESTful
11 11 (6.01%) REST
11 11 (6.01%) WCF
12 8 (4.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (3.28%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (3.28%) Spring MVC
13 6 (3.28%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.38%) Open Source
2 7 (3.83%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.73%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.19%) GIS
5 3 (1.64%) Linked Data
5 3 (1.64%) DTV
5 3 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.55%) Clustering
7 1 (0.55%) Wiki
7 1 (0.55%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.55%) EMV
7 1 (0.55%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.11%) Linux
2 19 (10.38%) Windows
3 17 (9.29%) UNIX
4 6 (3.28%) Windows NT
5 4 (2.19%) CentOS
6 3 (1.64%) Android
6 3 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.09%) Solaris
8 1 (0.55%) AIX
8 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (27.32%) BDD
3 47 (25.68%) Scrum
4 44 (24.04%) Test Automation
5 36 (19.67%) TDD
6 32 (17.49%) Test Scripting
7 31 (16.94%) Automated Testing
8 30 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (13.66%) Automation Testing
10 23 (12.57%) Software Testing
11 20 (10.93%) E-Commerce
12 18 (9.84%) MVC
13 16 (8.74%) Web Development
14 14 (7.65%) Kanban
14 14 (7.65%) Unit Testing
15 13 (7.10%) Test Management
16 12 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
17 11 (6.01%) Manual Testing
17 11 (6.01%) Test Strategy
18 10 (5.46%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (38.80%) C#
2 68 (37.16%) Java
3 63 (34.43%) SQL
4 34 (18.58%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.65%) VB
6 12 (6.56%) Python
6 12 (6.56%) T-SQL
6 12 (6.56%) PHP
7 11 (6.01%) VBScript
7 11 (6.01%) Perl
8 8 (4.37%) C
9 7 (3.83%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.83%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.83%) Ruby
10 6 (3.28%) C++
11 3 (1.64%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.64%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.64%) Scala
12 2 (1.09%) Groovy
12 2 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (10.93%) ISEB
2 18 (9.84%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.37%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.73%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.19%) Degree
7 2 (1.09%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (24.59%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.73%) VirtualBox
2 4 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.64%) vCloud
4 2 (1.09%) Docker
5 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.55%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.55%) NFS
5 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (14.75%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.37%) Puppet
2 8 (4.37%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.55%) YUM
3 1 (0.55%) Nagios
3 1 (0.55%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 20 (10.93%) Oracle
2 19 (10.38%) HP
3 16 (8.74%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.37%) SAP
5 7 (3.83%) VMware
6 5 (2.73%) Serena
7 4 (2.19%) Open Text
7 4 (2.19%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.19%) JBoss
7 4 (2.19%) Sun
8 3 (1.64%) EMC
8 3 (1.64%) BMC
8 3 (1.64%) Zend
8 3 (1.64%) Twitter
9 2 (1.09%) Appcelerator
9 2 (1.09%) Demandware
9 2 (1.09%) Google
9 2 (1.09%) DevExpress
9 2 (1.09%) hybris
9 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
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