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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 83 108 119
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +11
Contract jobs citing Selenium 55 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.88% 0.093% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.78% 0.90% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 1 7
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£350 £308 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £308 £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
372 222 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.70% 10.29% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 134 150
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 28
Average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% -3.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Selenium
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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 22 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 22 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 - 27 £363 - 6
Gloucestershire - 11 £355 - 2
Somerset -7 9 £325 - 4
Wiltshire - 2 - - 11
Devon - 2 £350 -
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Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 43 (40.95%) WebDriver
2 40 (38.10%) Scrum
3 39 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (31.43%) Security Cleared
5 30 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 29 (27.62%) ISEB
7 26 (24.76%) Java
7 26 (24.76%) SQL
7 26 (24.76%) Automated Testing
8 25 (23.81%) Test Scripting
9 24 (22.86%) BDD
10 22 (20.95%) Maven
10 22 (20.95%) ISTQB
11 21 (20.00%) Finance
11 21 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 20 (19.05%) JMeter
13 18 (17.14%) C#
13 18 (17.14%) Linux
13 18 (17.14%) Software Testing
14 17 (16.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (16.19%) Performance Testing
14 17 (16.19%) Open Source
14 17 (16.19%) Cucumber
15 16 (15.24%) Security Testing
15 16 (15.24%) JIRA
15 16 (15.24%) QA
16 15 (14.29%) Oracle
16 15 (14.29%) TestNG
17 14 (13.33%) Jenkins
17 14 (13.33%) JUnit

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 3 (2.86%) CMS
2 2 (1.90%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.90%) Mule
3 1 (0.95%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.95%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) LDAP
2 1 (0.95%) Internet
2 1 (0.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.52%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (40.95%) WebDriver
2 22 (20.95%) Maven
3 20 (19.05%) JMeter
4 17 (16.19%) Cucumber
5 16 (15.24%) JIRA
6 15 (14.29%) TestNG
7 14 (13.33%) Jenkins
7 14 (13.33%) JUnit
7 14 (13.33%) WATIR
8 10 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (8.57%) Subversion
10 8 (7.62%) NUnit
10 8 (7.62%) Ant
10 8 (7.62%) Eclipse
10 8 (7.62%) JBehave
10 8 (7.62%) SpecFlow
11 7 (6.67%) LoadRunner
12 4 (3.81%) jMock
12 4 (3.81%) Visual Studio
12 4 (3.81%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Back Office
3 3 (2.86%) Electronics
3 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (39.05%) Tester
2 35 (33.33%) Developer
3 13 (12.38%) Technical Tester
4 12 (11.43%) Analyst
4 12 (11.43%) Test Leader
5 11 (10.48%) Test Analyst
5 11 (10.48%) Test Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) QA Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Technical Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Lead Developer
7 7 (6.67%) UAT Tester
8 6 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.71%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (4.76%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.76%) UI Developer
10 4 (3.81%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.33%) jQuery
2 11 (10.48%) Spring
3 10 (9.52%) CSS
3 10 (9.52%) CSS3
4 8 (7.62%) JSF
4 8 (7.62%) XML
4 8 (7.62%) XML Schema
4 8 (7.62%) JAX-WS
5 6 (5.71%) .NET
5 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.71%) Gherkin
6 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (4.76%) Web Services
6 5 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 5 (4.76%) LINQ
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
9 2 (1.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.19%) Open Source
2 3 (2.86%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.14%) Linux
2 13 (12.38%) UNIX
3 3 (2.86%) Windows
4 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.10%) Scrum
2 39 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (24.76%) Automated Testing
4 25 (23.81%) Test Scripting
5 24 (22.86%) BDD
6 21 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 18 (17.14%) Software Testing
8 17 (16.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (16.19%) Performance Testing
9 16 (15.24%) Security Testing
10 12 (11.43%) Automation Testing
11 9 (8.57%) User Stories
11 9 (8.57%) Unit Testing
12 8 (7.62%) Configuration Management
13 7 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (5.71%) Software Engineering
14 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (5.71%) MVC
14 6 (5.71%) Kanban
15 5 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.76%) Java
1 26 (24.76%) SQL
2 18 (17.14%) C#
3 10 (9.52%) Ruby
4 8 (7.62%) PL/SQL
5 7 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.81%) PHP
6 4 (3.81%) Python
6 4 (3.81%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.90%) PHP5
8 1 (0.95%) Groovy
8 1 (0.95%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 30 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 29 (27.62%) ISEB
4 22 (20.95%) ISTQB
5 9 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.86%) HND
7 2 (1.90%) Degree
7 2 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.90%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.24%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.90%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.90%) Cobbler
2 2 (1.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (14.29%) Oracle
2 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.71%) HP
4 3 (2.86%) SAP
5 2 (1.90%) Zend
5 2 (1.90%) JBoss
5 2 (1.90%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.95%) Twitter
6 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
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