The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 152 168 173
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Contract jobs citing Selenium 109 68 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.11% 0.81% 0.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.64% 7.86% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 41 29
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£350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £182 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +66.66%
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1131 865 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.51% 10.36% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 504 497
Average daily rate £363 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.68% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 62
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.40 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
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 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 27 November 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 27 November 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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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
Hampshire -16 28 £325 -18.75% 12
Surrey +12 26 £334 +4.29% 20
Berkshire -6 15 £287 -13.03% 14
Buckinghamshire -12 13 £419 +67.50%
East Sussex +6 9 £350 - 3
Oxfordshire - 7 £440 -
West Sussex - 4 £190 - 2
Kent -3 1 - - 2
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 156 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (50.42%) Java
3 77 (32.08%) BDD
4 75 (31.25%) C#
5 70 (29.17%) Scrum
6 68 (28.33%) Test Automation
7 67 (27.92%) SQL
8 65 (27.08%) TDD
9 60 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 58 (24.17%) WebDriver
10 58 (24.17%) Cucumber
11 56 (23.33%) JUnit
11 56 (23.33%) Web Services
12 55 (22.92%) Jenkins
13 54 (22.50%) .NET
13 54 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (22.08%) Automated Testing
15 52 (21.67%) QA
16 50 (20.83%) JIRA
17 48 (20.00%) MVC
18 39 (16.25%) Finance
19 38 (15.83%) QuickTest Pro
19 38 (15.83%) Team Foundation Server
20 37 (15.42%) Maven
21 36 (15.00%) JMeter
22 35 (14.58%) Test Scripting
23 34 (14.17%) ISEB
23 34 (14.17%) Automation Testing
24 33 (13.75%) jQuery
25 31 (12.92%) Spring

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 18 (7.50%) Apache
2 11 (4.58%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.75%) Confluence
4 5 (2.08%) Drupal
5 4 (1.67%) CMS
5 4 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.67%) JBoss
5 4 (1.67%) Node.js
5 4 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.25%) IIS
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.67%) MS Office
3 2 (0.83%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.08%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 15 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.75%) SaaS
4 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.42%) Internet
2 6 (2.50%) PBX
2 6 (2.50%) VoIP
2 6 (2.50%) HTTP
2 6 (2.50%) Asterisk PBX
3 3 (1.25%) DAB
4 2 (0.83%) DNS
4 2 (0.83%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.83%) Oracle Database
2 17 (7.08%) SQL Server
3 16 (6.67%) MySQL
4 7 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.67%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.25%) Hazelcast
8 3 (1.25%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.42%) DB2
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (24.17%) WebDriver
1 58 (24.17%) Cucumber
2 56 (23.33%) JUnit
3 55 (22.92%) Jenkins
4 50 (20.83%) JIRA
5 38 (15.83%) QuickTest Pro
5 38 (15.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (15.42%) Maven
7 36 (15.00%) JMeter
8 25 (10.42%) LoadRunner
9 21 (8.75%) Mockito
9 21 (8.75%) Eclipse
9 21 (8.75%) Visual Studio
10 17 (7.08%) Subversion
11 16 (6.67%) NUnit
12 15 (6.25%) RSpec
13 14 (5.83%) SpecFlow
14 13 (5.42%) Hudson
14 13 (5.42%) TeamCity
15 12 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 39 (16.25%) Finance
2 8 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.50%) Automotive
4 5 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.25%) Electronics
5 3 (1.25%) Marketing
6 2 (0.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Billing
7 1 (0.42%) Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (27.92%) Analyst
1 67 (27.92%) Test Analyst
2 63 (26.25%) Developer
3 45 (18.75%) Tester
4 28 (11.67%) Java Developer
5 22 (9.17%) Automation Tester
6 15 (6.25%) Test Manager
7 14 (5.83%) Test Leader
8 12 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
8 12 (5.00%) Web Developer
9 11 (4.58%) Test Engineer
10 10 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (3.33%) QA Tester
11 8 (3.33%) PHP Developer
11 8 (3.33%) .NET Developer
11 8 (3.33%) Agile Test Analyst
11 8 (3.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 7 (2.92%) C# Developer
13 6 (2.50%) Software Test Analyst
13 6 (2.50%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (23.33%) Web Services
2 54 (22.50%) .NET
3 33 (13.75%) jQuery
4 31 (12.92%) Spring
5 30 (12.50%) RESTful
6 28 (11.67%) CSS
7 26 (10.83%) WCF
8 25 (10.42%) JSON
8 25 (10.42%) Ajax
8 25 (10.42%) HTML
8 25 (10.42%) Hibernate
9 23 (9.58%) XML
10 20 (8.33%) Spring MVC
11 18 (7.50%) .NET Framework
12 17 (7.08%) JPA
12 17 (7.08%) ASP.NET
12 17 (7.08%) REST
13 14 (5.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 13 (5.42%) SOAP
15 10 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.17%) Open Source
2 6 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 6 (2.50%) GIS
2 6 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.08%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.67%) CMDB
4 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.25%) User Experience
5 3 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.25%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (1.25%) Linked Data
5 3 (1.25%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.25%) DTV
6 2 (0.83%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.42%) Clustering
7 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.42%) Statistics
7 1 (0.42%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.42%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.25%) Linux
2 24 (10.00%) Windows
3 22 (9.17%) UNIX
4 14 (5.83%) Windows NT
5 4 (1.67%) CentOS
6 3 (1.25%) Android
6 3 (1.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.42%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.42%) Debian
7 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (32.08%) BDD
3 70 (29.17%) Scrum
4 68 (28.33%) Test Automation
5 65 (27.08%) TDD
6 54 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (22.08%) Automated Testing
8 48 (20.00%) MVC
9 35 (14.58%) Test Scripting
10 34 (14.17%) Automation Testing
11 27 (11.25%) Software Testing
11 27 (11.25%) Performance Testing
11 27 (11.25%) Web Development
12 25 (10.42%) Kanban
13 24 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (8.33%) E-Commerce
15 18 (7.50%) Waterfall
16 17 (7.08%) SOA
17 14 (5.83%) Manual Testing
18 10 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (50.42%) Java
2 75 (31.25%) C#
3 67 (27.92%) SQL
4 60 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 27 (11.25%) PHP
6 20 (8.33%) VBScript
7 19 (7.92%) VB
8 10 (4.17%) Ruby
8 10 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.33%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.33%) Perl
10 7 (2.92%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.92%) C++
11 6 (2.50%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.50%) Python
11 6 (2.50%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.08%) C
13 3 (1.25%) Groovy
13 3 (1.25%) VB6
14 2 (0.83%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 34 (14.17%) ISEB
2 21 (8.75%) ISTQB
3 18 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 13 (5.42%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.50%) Degree
6 3 (1.25%) HND
7 2 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.83%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (21.67%) QA
System Software
1 15 (6.25%) VirtualBox
2 10 (4.17%) Docker
3 3 (1.25%) vCloud
3 3 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (8.75%) Puppet
2 19 (7.92%) Vagrant
3 17 (7.08%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.08%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (12.50%) Oracle
2 23 (9.58%) HP
3 21 (8.75%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.17%) SAP
5 6 (2.50%) Zend
6 4 (1.67%) Open Text
6 4 (1.67%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.25%) Appcelerator
7 3 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.25%) EMC
7 3 (1.25%) VMware
7 3 (1.25%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.25%) Telerik
8 2 (0.83%) Serena
8 2 (0.83%) ATG
8 2 (0.83%) Sun
8 2 (0.83%) Demandware
8 2 (0.83%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.83%) hybris
9 1 (0.42%) Twitter
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