The table below looks at the statistics for Selenium skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Selenium over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 97 76 127
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +51
Contract jobs citing Selenium 50 36 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.48% 1.67% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.99% 16.22% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 34 8
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£350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £350 £279
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+51.33% -
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
455 222 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.50% 10.30% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 141 169
Average daily rate £388 £333 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.54% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 55
Average hourly rate £47.50 £41.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% +6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.26 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

Selenium
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Selenium Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Selenium
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Selenium Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Selenium
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Selenium across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Selenium Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Selenium
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Selenium Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Bristol -15 26 £363 +3.57% 2
Devon - 14 £325 - 2
Wiltshire - 3 £300 -
Gloucestershire -14 2 - - 4
Somerset - - - - 4
Dorset - - - - 1
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 75 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (40.95%) Security Cleared
3 42 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 37 (35.24%) Scrum
4 37 (35.24%) ISEB
5 34 (32.38%) Java
6 32 (30.48%) WebDriver
7 30 (28.57%) Automated Testing
7 30 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 30 (28.57%) ISTQB
8 25 (23.81%) SQL
9 24 (22.86%) C#
10 20 (19.05%) Finance
10 20 (19.05%) Test Scripting
11 18 (17.14%) BDD
11 18 (17.14%) QuickTest Pro
12 17 (16.19%) JMeter
12 17 (16.19%) Performance Testing
12 17 (16.19%) Open Source
12 17 (16.19%) User Stories
13 16 (15.24%) Test Automation
13 16 (15.24%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (15.24%) Cucumber
13 16 (15.24%) JIRA
13 16 (15.24%) HP
14 15 (14.29%) WATIR
15 14 (13.33%) Linux
16 13 (12.38%) Software Engineering
16 13 (12.38%) Automation Testing
16 13 (12.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (4.76%) CMS
2 4 (3.81%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.86%) IIS
4 2 (1.90%) JBoss
4 2 (1.90%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.90%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.95%) HTTP
1 1 (0.95%) Internet
1 1 (0.95%) Firewall
1 1 (0.95%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.86%) MySQL
2 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 32 (30.48%) WebDriver
2 18 (17.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (16.19%) JMeter
4 16 (15.24%) JIRA
4 16 (15.24%) Cucumber
5 15 (14.29%) WATIR
6 12 (11.43%) SpecFlow
7 9 (8.57%) Jenkins
7 9 (8.57%) Git (software)
8 7 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (6.67%) NUnit
8 7 (6.67%) Visual Studio
9 5 (4.76%) JUnit
9 5 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (3.81%) Maven
10 4 (3.81%) TestNG
11 3 (2.86%) FitNesse
11 3 (2.86%) Behat
12 2 (1.90%) Hudson
12 2 (1.90%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 5 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.81%) Marketing
3 4 (3.81%) Back Office
3 4 (3.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 46 (43.81%) Tester
2 27 (25.71%) Developer
3 18 (17.14%) Automation Tester
4 16 (15.24%) Analyst
4 16 (15.24%) Test Analyst
5 14 (13.33%) Test Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Technical Tester
6 9 (8.57%) Senior Test Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Lead Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Test Leader
7 7 (6.67%) Technical Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (5.71%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Consultant
10 4 (3.81%) Test Consultant
10 4 (3.81%) QA Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) SQL Developer
11 3 (2.86%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.43%) .NET
2 9 (8.57%) .NET Framework
2 9 (8.57%) ASP.NET
3 8 (7.62%) jQuery
4 7 (6.67%) Gherkin
5 6 (5.71%) CSS
5 6 (5.71%) HTML
6 5 (4.76%) LINQ
6 5 (4.76%) CSS3
6 5 (4.76%) HTML5
6 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (3.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (3.81%) LINQ to SQL
8 3 (2.86%) RESTful
8 3 (2.86%) ADO.NET
8 3 (2.86%) Web Services
8 3 (2.86%) LAMP
9 2 (1.90%) XML
9 2 (1.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.19%) Open Source
2 4 (3.81%) DTV
3 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.95%) User Experience
4 1 (0.95%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.33%) Linux
2 5 (4.76%) UNIX
3 3 (2.86%) Windows
4 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (35.24%) Scrum
3 30 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 30 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 20 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 18 (17.14%) BDD
6 17 (16.19%) User Stories
6 17 (16.19%) Performance Testing
7 16 (15.24%) Test Automation
8 13 (12.38%) Automation Testing
8 13 (12.38%) Software Engineering
9 12 (11.43%) Unit Testing
10 10 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (9.52%) OO
11 9 (8.57%) Validation
11 9 (8.57%) Waterfall
12 8 (7.62%) Test Planning
12 8 (7.62%) V-Model
13 7 (6.67%) TDD
14 6 (5.71%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.38%) Java
2 25 (23.81%) SQL
3 24 (22.86%) C#
4 11 (10.48%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.52%) Ruby
6 7 (6.67%) PHP
7 5 (4.76%) Python
7 5 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.86%) PHP5
9 2 (1.90%) C++
10 1 (0.95%) Perl
10 1 (0.95%) C
10 1 (0.95%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (40.95%) Security Cleared
2 42 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 37 (35.24%) ISEB
4 30 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 13 (12.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (6.67%) HND
7 2 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.48%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.90%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 16 (15.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) Puppet
2 1 (0.95%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.95%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (15.24%) HP
2 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.81%) SAP
3 4 (3.81%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.86%) Zend
5 1 (0.95%) Twitter
5 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
Somerset
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago