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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 131 168 175
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +7
Contract jobs citing Selenium 124 70 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.33% 0.80% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.09% 7.95% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 56 30
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£350 £388 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +22.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+89.33% -
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
1026 880 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.00% 10.11% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 549 499
Average daily rate £364 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 48
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.13 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Buckinghamshire +27 35 £400 +26.48% 4
Hampshire -12 32 £308 -23.12% 13
East Sussex +2 16 £350 - 3
Surrey +3 15 £375 - 12
Oxfordshire - 14 £330 - 5
Berkshire 0 9 £375 +3.44% 8
West Sussex +5 1 - -
Kent - 1 £400 - 1
Sussex - - - -
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 139 (65.26%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (46.48%) Java
3 69 (32.39%) C#
4 65 (30.52%) SQL
4 65 (30.52%) Test Automation
4 65 (30.52%) BDD
5 60 (28.17%) TDD
6 58 (27.23%) Scrum
7 57 (26.76%) WebDriver
8 56 (26.29%) JavaScript
9 55 (25.82%) JUnit
10 50 (23.47%) QA
11 49 (23.00%) .NET
12 48 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
13 46 (21.60%) Web Services
13 46 (21.60%) Jenkins
14 43 (20.19%) JIRA
15 41 (19.25%) Automated Testing
15 41 (19.25%) QuickTest Pro
16 40 (18.78%) MVC
17 39 (18.31%) Finance
17 39 (18.31%) Cucumber
18 37 (17.37%) Test Scripting
19 35 (16.43%) JMeter
20 31 (14.55%) jQuery
21 29 (13.62%) Maven
21 29 (13.62%) CSS
22 28 (13.15%) Oracle
22 28 (13.15%) Spring
23 27 (12.68%) RESTful

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 17 (7.98%) Apache
2 10 (4.69%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.29%) Confluence
4 4 (1.88%) Node.js
4 4 (1.88%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.88%) CMS
5 3 (1.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (1.41%) IIS
6 2 (0.94%) Drupal
7 1 (0.47%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.41%) MS Office
1 3 (1.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.94%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.94%) Magento
3 1 (0.47%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.63%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (5.63%) Amazon S3
1 12 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.88%) SaaS
3 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.23%) Internet
2 8 (3.76%) HTTP
3 4 (1.88%) PBX
3 4 (1.88%) VoIP
3 4 (1.88%) Asterisk PBX
4 3 (1.41%) DAB
5 2 (0.94%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.86%) Oracle Database
2 14 (6.57%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.63%) MySQL
4 8 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.29%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.88%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.41%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.94%) DB2
8 2 (0.94%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.47%) Big Data
9 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (26.76%) WebDriver
2 55 (25.82%) JUnit
3 46 (21.60%) Jenkins
4 43 (20.19%) JIRA
5 41 (19.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 39 (18.31%) Cucumber
7 35 (16.43%) JMeter
8 29 (13.62%) Maven
9 25 (11.74%) LoadRunner
10 22 (10.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (9.86%) Eclipse
12 19 (8.92%) Subversion
13 15 (7.04%) Visual Studio
13 15 (7.04%) Mockito
14 11 (5.16%) TeamCity
15 10 (4.69%) RSpec
15 10 (4.69%) Hudson
15 10 (4.69%) SoapUI
16 9 (4.23%) MSBuild
16 9 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 39 (18.31%) Finance
2 7 (3.29%) Automotive
2 7 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.41%) Electronics
3 3 (1.41%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.41%) Marketing
4 2 (0.94%) Games
5 1 (0.47%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Billing
5 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (28.17%) Developer
2 54 (25.35%) Analyst
3 53 (24.88%) Test Analyst
4 36 (16.90%) Tester
5 27 (12.68%) Java Developer
6 16 (7.51%) Web Developer
7 15 (7.04%) Test Engineer
8 14 (6.57%) Test Manager
9 12 (5.63%) Automation Tester
10 9 (4.23%) Automation Analyst
10 9 (4.23%) Test Leader
11 8 (3.76%) Consultant
11 8 (3.76%) .NET Developer
11 8 (3.76%) Automation Test Analyst
12 7 (3.29%) QA Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) C# Developer
13 6 (2.82%) QA Tester
13 6 (2.82%) Senior Developer
14 5 (2.35%) PHP Developer
14 5 (2.35%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (23.00%) .NET
2 46 (21.60%) Web Services
3 31 (14.55%) jQuery
4 29 (13.62%) CSS
5 28 (13.15%) Spring
6 27 (12.68%) RESTful
7 26 (12.21%) HTML
8 22 (10.33%) XML
8 22 (10.33%) JSON
9 21 (9.86%) Hibernate
10 20 (9.39%) Ajax
11 18 (8.45%) WCF
12 17 (7.98%) ASP.NET
13 15 (7.04%) Spring MVC
14 12 (5.63%) JPA
14 12 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 12 (5.63%) .NET Framework
15 11 (5.16%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (5.16%) REST
16 10 (4.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.92%) Open Source
2 7 (3.29%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.82%) GIS
4 5 (2.35%) User Experience
5 4 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.41%) DTV
6 3 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.41%) Linked Data
6 3 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.41%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.94%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.47%) EMV
8 1 (0.47%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.47%) Clustering
8 1 (0.47%) IPTV
8 1 (0.47%) Statistics
8 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.21%) Windows
2 23 (10.80%) Linux
2 23 (10.80%) UNIX
3 14 (6.57%) Windows NT
4 3 (1.41%) CentOS
5 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.94%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.47%) Debian
6 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (65.26%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (30.52%) Test Automation
2 65 (30.52%) BDD
3 60 (28.17%) TDD
4 58 (27.23%) Scrum
5 48 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (19.25%) Automated Testing
7 40 (18.78%) MVC
8 37 (17.37%) Test Scripting
9 26 (12.21%) Performance Testing
10 22 (10.33%) Web Development
11 21 (9.86%) Automation Testing
12 19 (8.92%) Kanban
13 18 (8.45%) Manual Testing
14 17 (7.98%) Waterfall
14 17 (7.98%) E-Commerce
15 16 (7.51%) Software Testing
15 16 (7.51%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (6.10%) SOA
17 11 (5.16%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (46.48%) Java
2 69 (32.39%) C#
3 65 (30.52%) SQL
4 56 (26.29%) JavaScript
5 21 (9.86%) VBScript
6 20 (9.39%) VB
7 15 (7.04%) PHP
8 11 (5.16%) Shell Script
9 9 (4.23%) PL/SQL
10 8 (3.76%) Perl
11 7 (3.29%) T-SQL
11 7 (3.29%) C
11 7 (3.29%) Python
11 7 (3.29%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.82%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.82%) Ruby
12 6 (2.82%) C++
13 4 (1.88%) Groovy
14 3 (1.41%) Scala
14 3 (1.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (12.21%) ISEB
2 17 (7.98%) ISTQB
3 10 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (3.29%) Degree
4 7 (3.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.41%) HND
6 2 (0.94%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (23.47%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.69%) VirtualBox
2 7 (3.29%) Docker
3 3 (1.41%) vCloud
3 3 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (10.33%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (6.10%) Vagrant
3 12 (5.63%) Puppet
4 5 (2.35%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (13.15%) Oracle
2 24 (11.27%) HP
3 13 (6.10%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.69%) SAP
5 5 (2.35%) JBoss
5 5 (2.35%) VMware
5 5 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.88%) Zend
6 4 (1.88%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.88%) Open Text
7 3 (1.41%) Twitter
7 3 (1.41%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.41%) Serena
7 3 (1.41%) Telerik
7 3 (1.41%) EMC
8 2 (0.94%) BMC
8 2 (0.94%) Sun
8 2 (0.94%) Remedy
8 2 (0.94%) ATG
8 2 (0.94%) Demandware
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