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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 104 78 122
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +44
Contract jobs citing Selenium 44 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.32% 1.16% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.86% 9.77% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 9
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£363 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% +15.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £285 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £350 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
405 266 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.17% 11.90% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 169 155
Average daily rate £375 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 47
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 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 19 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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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 +11 30 £363 +3.57% 7
Wiltshire - 4 £300 - 1
Gloucestershire -16 3 £425 +47.82% 3
Somerset -26 3 £325 +7.88%
Devon - - - - 3
Dorset - - - - 1
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 67 (69.07%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (40.21%) WebDriver
3 35 (36.08%) Scrum
4 29 (29.90%) Security Cleared
5 28 (28.87%) SC Cleared
6 27 (27.84%) Java
6 27 (27.84%) SQL
7 24 (24.74%) ISEB
8 23 (23.71%) C#
8 23 (23.71%) BDD
9 22 (22.68%) Finance
10 20 (20.62%) Automated Testing
11 19 (19.59%) JMeter
12 18 (18.56%) Performance Testing
12 18 (18.56%) Open Source
13 17 (17.53%) ISTQB
13 17 (17.53%) WATIR
14 16 (16.49%) Linux
14 16 (16.49%) Test Scripting
15 15 (15.46%) Software Testing
16 14 (14.43%) Cucumber
17 13 (13.40%) Unit Testing
18 12 (12.37%) QA
18 12 (12.37%) Test Automation
18 12 (12.37%) Jenkins
18 12 (12.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 11 (11.34%) Automation Testing
19 11 (11.34%) SpecFlow
19 11 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
19 11 (11.34%) jQuery

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.15%) CMS
2 4 (4.12%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.09%) IIS
4 2 (2.06%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) LDAP
2 1 (1.03%) HTTP
2 1 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) MySQL
2 3 (3.09%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 39 (40.21%) WebDriver
2 19 (19.59%) JMeter
3 17 (17.53%) WATIR
4 14 (14.43%) Cucumber
5 12 (12.37%) Jenkins
6 11 (11.34%) SpecFlow
6 11 (11.34%) Maven
7 8 (8.25%) TestNG
7 8 (8.25%) Git (software)
8 7 (7.22%) NUnit
8 7 (7.22%) Visual Studio
9 6 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (6.19%) JIRA
10 5 (5.15%) JUnit
10 5 (5.15%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (4.12%) FitNesse
11 4 (4.12%) Subversion
12 3 (3.09%) Eclipse
12 3 (3.09%) Ant
12 3 (3.09%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 22 (22.68%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.15%) Marketing
3 5 (5.15%) Electronics
4 4 (4.12%) Back Office
5 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (38.14%) Tester
2 29 (29.90%) Developer
3 13 (13.40%) Analyst
3 13 (13.40%) Test Analyst
4 12 (12.37%) Test Leader
5 11 (11.34%) Technical Tester
6 9 (9.28%) Test Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (7.22%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (7.22%) Lead Developer
7 7 (7.22%) Technical Developer
8 6 (6.19%) .NET Developer
8 6 (6.19%) QA Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Test Consultant
9 5 (5.15%) Consultant
9 5 (5.15%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (5.15%) Automation Tester
10 4 (4.12%) Web Developer
10 4 (4.12%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.34%) jQuery
2 10 (10.31%) .NET
3 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET
3 9 (9.28%) CSS
4 8 (8.25%) CSS3
4 8 (8.25%) .NET Framework
5 7 (7.22%) Gherkin
6 6 (6.19%) HTML
7 5 (5.15%) LINQ
7 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (5.15%) HTML5
8 4 (4.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (4.12%) LINQ to SQL
8 4 (4.12%) RESTful
8 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (4.12%) XML Schema
8 4 (4.12%) Web Services
8 4 (4.12%) XML
8 4 (4.12%) Spring
9 3 (3.09%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.56%) Open Source
2 5 (5.15%) DTV
3 1 (1.03%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.03%) User Experience
3 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.49%) Linux
2 8 (8.25%) UNIX
3 2 (2.06%) Windows
4 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (69.07%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (36.08%) Scrum
3 23 (23.71%) BDD
4 20 (20.62%) Automated Testing
5 18 (18.56%) Performance Testing
6 16 (16.49%) Test Scripting
7 15 (15.46%) Software Testing
8 13 (13.40%) Unit Testing
9 12 (12.37%) Test Automation
10 11 (11.34%) Automation Testing
10 11 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (11.34%) Software Engineering
11 10 (10.31%) TDD
11 10 (10.31%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (9.28%) Security Testing
13 7 (7.22%) Validation
13 7 (7.22%) Waterfall
14 6 (6.19%) V-Model
14 6 (6.19%) Test Planning
14 6 (6.19%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.84%) Java
1 27 (27.84%) SQL
2 23 (23.71%) C#
3 11 (11.34%) Ruby
3 11 (11.34%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.25%) PHP
5 4 (4.12%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.12%) Python
6 3 (3.09%) PHP5
6 3 (3.09%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.03%) Perl
7 1 (1.03%) C++
7 1 (1.03%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (29.90%) Security Cleared
2 28 (28.87%) SC Cleared
3 24 (24.74%) ISEB
4 17 (17.53%) ISTQB
5 12 (12.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (6.19%) HND
7 2 (2.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.03%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) Puppet
1 1 (1.03%) Cobbler
1 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.03%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 11 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.15%) SAP
3 4 (4.12%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.09%) Zend
4 3 (3.09%) Oracle
5 2 (2.06%) JBoss
6 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.03%) Twitter
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