The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 West 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 79 108 117
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +9
Contract jobs citing Selenium 55 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.79% 0.28% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.82% 2.54% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 5 7
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£350 £318 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% +3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £337 £373
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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
398 236 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.99% 11.01% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 145 144
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 30
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.30 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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 30 July 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 30 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
Bristol +7 26 £375 +7.14% 7
Gloucestershire - 11 £355 - 2
Somerset -16 8 £319 +0.39% 3
Wiltshire - 5 £300 - 10
Devon - 1 - -
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Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 44 (42.72%) WebDriver
2 38 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (33.98%) Scrum
4 30 (29.13%) Security Cleared
5 28 (27.18%) ISEB
5 28 (27.18%) SQL
6 27 (26.21%) SC Cleared
7 26 (25.24%) Automated Testing
8 25 (24.27%) BDD
9 24 (23.30%) Java
10 22 (21.36%) Maven
10 22 (21.36%) Test Scripting
11 21 (20.39%) C#
12 20 (19.42%) JMeter
12 20 (19.42%) Finance
12 20 (19.42%) ISTQB
13 18 (17.48%) Linux
14 17 (16.50%) Software Testing
14 17 (16.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (16.50%) Performance Testing
15 16 (15.53%) Security Testing
16 15 (14.56%) jQuery
16 15 (14.56%) TestNG
16 15 (14.56%) Cucumber
16 15 (14.56%) Open Source
16 15 (14.56%) Test Automation
17 14 (13.59%) QA
17 14 (13.59%) WATIR
18 13 (12.62%) JIRA
18 13 (12.62%) UNIX

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (4.85%) CMS
2 4 (3.88%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.91%) IIS
4 2 (1.94%) Mule
5 1 (0.97%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.77%) LDAP
2 1 (0.97%) Internet
2 1 (0.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.74%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.91%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.91%) MySQL
4 2 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 44 (42.72%) WebDriver
2 22 (21.36%) Maven
3 20 (19.42%) JMeter
4 15 (14.56%) TestNG
4 15 (14.56%) Cucumber
5 14 (13.59%) WATIR
6 13 (12.62%) JIRA
6 13 (12.62%) Jenkins
7 11 (10.68%) JUnit
8 9 (8.74%) Subversion
9 8 (7.77%) Ant
9 8 (7.77%) Eclipse
9 8 (7.77%) SpecFlow
10 7 (6.80%) Visual Studio
10 7 (6.80%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (6.80%) LoadRunner
10 7 (6.80%) NUnit
11 5 (4.85%) JBehave
12 4 (3.88%) Git (software)
12 4 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (19.42%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.88%) Back Office
3 3 (2.91%) Electronics
3 3 (2.91%) Marketing
4 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (39.81%) Tester
2 35 (33.98%) Developer
3 14 (13.59%) Technical Tester
4 13 (12.62%) Test Leader
5 11 (10.68%) Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) Test Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) Test Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Technical Developer
7 7 (6.80%) Lead Developer
7 7 (6.80%) UAT Tester
7 7 (6.80%) QA Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) Web Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (4.85%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.85%) UI Developer
10 4 (3.88%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.56%) jQuery
2 13 (12.62%) CSS
2 13 (12.62%) CSS3
3 10 (9.71%) Spring
4 9 (8.74%) .NET
4 9 (8.74%) ASP.NET
5 8 (7.77%) JSF
5 8 (7.77%) .NET Framework
5 8 (7.77%) XML Schema
5 8 (7.77%) XML
5 8 (7.77%) JAX-WS
6 6 (5.83%) Gherkin
7 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (4.85%) HTML5
7 5 (4.85%) HTML
7 5 (4.85%) Web Services
7 5 (4.85%) LINQ
8 4 (3.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (3.88%) LINQ to SQL
8 4 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.56%) Open Source
2 3 (2.91%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.48%) Linux
2 13 (12.62%) UNIX
3 2 (1.94%) Windows
4 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.98%) Scrum
3 26 (25.24%) Automated Testing
4 25 (24.27%) BDD
5 22 (21.36%) Test Scripting
6 17 (16.50%) Software Testing
6 17 (16.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (16.50%) Performance Testing
7 16 (15.53%) Security Testing
8 15 (14.56%) Test Automation
9 12 (11.65%) Automation Testing
9 12 (11.65%) Unit Testing
10 9 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (8.74%) Configuration Management
11 8 (7.77%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (5.83%) MVC
12 6 (5.83%) User Stories
13 5 (4.85%) Waterfall
13 5 (4.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (27.18%) SQL
2 24 (23.30%) Java
3 21 (20.39%) C#
4 11 (10.68%) Ruby
5 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
6 8 (7.77%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.85%) Python
8 4 (3.88%) PHP
8 4 (3.88%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.94%) PHP5
10 1 (0.97%) Groovy
10 1 (0.97%) Perl
10 1 (0.97%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (29.13%) Security Cleared
2 28 (27.18%) ISEB
3 27 (26.21%) SC Cleared
4 20 (19.42%) ISTQB
5 10 (9.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.88%) HND
7 2 (1.94%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.97%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.94%) Puppet
2 2 (1.94%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.94%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 12 (11.65%) Oracle
2 10 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.88%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.91%) HP
4 3 (2.91%) SAP
5 2 (1.94%) Zend
5 2 (1.94%) JBoss
6 1 (0.97%) Twitter
6 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
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