The table below looks at the statistics for Selenium skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Selenium over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 154 194 197
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +3
Contract jobs citing Selenium 794 575 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.40% 1.09% 1.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.89% 9.30% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 432 379
Average daily rate
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£364 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+129.03% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7292 6185 6391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 11.74% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4675 3967 3639
Average daily rate £388 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 132 223
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.72 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

Selenium
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Selenium Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Selenium
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Selenium within the UK.

Selenium Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Selenium
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Selenium within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Selenium Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Selenium
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Selenium within the UK.

Selenium Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Selenium
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Selenium within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Selenium Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Selenium
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
England +18 696 £368 -2.00% 235
London +36 403 £375 -6.25% 112
South East +13 137 £350 - 37
City of London +6 82 £450 +5.88% 32
Wales +25 44 £325 -18.23% 2
South West -12 44 £363 +14.17% 15
Hampshire -12 41 £325 -18.75% 11
Buckinghamshire +15 38 £350 +7.69% 1
East of England -1 36 £350 -7.28% 12
South Wales +20 33 £325 -18.23% 2
Scotland +3 30 £375 +6.38% 11
Yorkshire -5 29 £318 +29.59% 19
Bristol +3 27 £375 +7.14% 7
Milton Keynes +9 24 £415 +27.69% 1
Southampton +7 22 £300 -15.49% 4
West Yorkshire -9 21 £325 +32.65% 10
North East - 18 £303 - 4
Newport - 18 £350 -
Berkshire +7 17 £388 +13.13% 8
East Midlands +4 17 £320 -9.21% 8
North West -22 15 £300 - 30
East Sussex - 14 £350 - 2
Edinburgh -1 13 £460 +26.46% 5
Hertfordshire -10 13 £396 -1.09% 6
Leeds -19 13 £325 +34.02% 6
Brighton - 13 £350 - 2
Surrey -6 12 £400 +6.66% 12
Glasgow -7 12 £375 -16.66% 4
Oxfordshire - 12 £323 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 11 £338 - 4

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 807 (52.40%) Java
2 598 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
3 560 (36.36%) WebDriver
4 548 (35.58%) BDD
5 542 (35.19%) TDD
6 506 (32.86%) Cucumber
7 473 (30.71%) Scrum
8 472 (30.65%) QA
9 428 (27.79%) SQL
10 422 (27.40%) Test Automation
11 342 (22.21%) C#
12 320 (20.78%) JavaScript
13 315 (20.45%) Jenkins
14 313 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
15 299 (19.42%) Web Services
16 294 (19.09%) JUnit
17 275 (17.86%) Automation Testing
18 259 (16.82%) Finance
19 258 (16.75%) Test Scripting
20 257 (16.69%) Ruby
20 257 (16.69%) Automated Testing
21 251 (16.30%) .NET
22 246 (15.97%) XML
23 239 (15.52%) HTML
24 217 (14.09%) Maven
25 211 (13.70%) JIRA
26 206 (13.38%) Linux
27 198 (12.86%) CSS
28 197 (12.79%) Open Source
29 185 (12.01%) Oracle

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 71 (4.61%) Apache
2 53 (3.44%) Tomcat
3 45 (2.92%) Node.js
4 39 (2.53%) WebSphere
5 33 (2.14%) CMS
6 32 (2.08%) SharePoint
7 24 (1.56%) Adobe CQ
8 22 (1.43%) Confluence
9 16 (1.04%) FileNet
10 11 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (0.71%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.52%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.39%) IIS
13 5 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.32%) nginx
13 5 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.26%) Drupal
15 3 (0.19%) Mule
15 3 (0.19%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 21 (1.36%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.52%) MS Office
3 4 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
4 3 (0.19%) Mingle
5 1 (0.065%) MS Project
5 1 (0.065%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.065%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.19%) Magento
4 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.065%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.065%) HFM
5 1 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.065%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 6 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.39%) SaaS
5 6 (0.39%) GitHub
6 3 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (5.39%) HTTP
2 33 (2.14%) Internet
3 29 (1.88%) LDAP
4 17 (1.10%) Firewall
5 14 (0.91%) NAS
6 12 (0.78%) SSL
7 11 (0.71%) DNS
7 11 (0.71%) Broadband
7 11 (0.71%) Wireless
7 11 (0.71%) 2G
7 11 (0.71%) 3G
7 11 (0.71%) 4G
8 10 (0.65%) Telnet
8 10 (0.65%) DHCP
8 10 (0.65%) FTP
9 6 (0.39%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.32%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.32%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.26%) SAN
11 4 (0.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (6.88%) Relational Database
2 99 (6.43%) MySQL
2 99 (6.43%) SQL Server
3 44 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 38 (2.47%) RDBMS
5 33 (2.14%) NoSQL
6 19 (1.23%) Big Data
7 17 (1.10%) MongoDB
7 17 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (0.65%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.65%) DB2
10 9 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.26%) SQL Navigator
14 4 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (0.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 560 (36.36%) WebDriver
2 506 (32.86%) Cucumber
3 315 (20.45%) Jenkins
4 294 (19.09%) JUnit
5 217 (14.09%) Maven
6 211 (13.70%) JIRA
7 159 (10.32%) Git (software)
8 155 (10.06%) Subversion
9 140 (9.09%) JMeter
10 131 (8.51%) QuickTest Pro
11 120 (7.79%) SoapUI
12 108 (7.01%) Hudson
13 105 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 101 (6.56%) FitNesse
15 95 (6.17%) JBehave
16 93 (6.04%) TeamCity
17 92 (5.97%) Ant
18 87 (5.65%) Visual Studio
19 82 (5.32%) SpecFlow
20 80 (5.19%) WATIR
General
1 259 (16.82%) Finance
2 81 (5.26%) Banking
3 59 (3.83%) Retail
4 42 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.14%) Marketing
6 25 (1.62%) Games
7 19 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.17%) Electronics
8 18 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.04%) Back Office
10 14 (0.91%) Advertising
10 14 (0.91%) Publishing
11 9 (0.58%) Legal
12 7 (0.45%) Automotive
12 7 (0.45%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.26%) Local Government
15 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.13%) Billing
16 1 (0.065%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 427 (27.73%) Developer
2 366 (23.77%) Tester
3 317 (20.58%) Analyst
4 289 (18.77%) Test Analyst
5 164 (10.65%) Java Developer
6 146 (9.48%) Automation Tester
7 141 (9.16%) Test Engineer
8 92 (5.97%) QA Engineer
9 73 (4.74%) Test Leader
10 66 (4.29%) Automation Analyst
10 66 (4.29%) Automation Engineer
11 64 (4.16%) QA Tester
12 61 (3.96%) Automation Test Analyst
13 58 (3.77%) QA Analyst
14 55 (3.57%) Consultant
15 50 (3.25%) Selenium Tester
16 44 (2.86%) Agile Test Analyst
17 38 (2.47%) Test Consultant
18 37 (2.40%) Software Engineer
19 36 (2.34%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (19.42%) Web Services
2 251 (16.30%) .NET
3 246 (15.97%) XML
4 239 (15.52%) HTML
5 198 (12.86%) CSS
6 176 (11.43%) Spring
7 117 (7.60%) SOAP
8 115 (7.47%) REST
9 109 (7.08%) jQuery
10 100 (6.49%) RESTful
11 92 (5.97%) JSON
12 70 (4.55%) Ajax
13 69 (4.48%) Hibernate
14 66 (4.29%) ASP.NET
15 63 (4.09%) .NET Framework
16 60 (3.90%) J2EE
17 57 (3.70%) JSP
18 56 (3.64%) XSLT
18 56 (3.64%) Spring MVC
19 50 (3.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 197 (12.79%) Open Source
2 98 (6.36%) Mobile App
3 68 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 58 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 36 (2.34%) Client/Server
6 21 (1.36%) Digital Media
7 19 (1.23%) GIS
8 17 (1.10%) DTV
9 15 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (0.91%) New Media
11 13 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
11 13 (0.84%) Visualisation
11 13 (0.84%) Video on Demand
12 11 (0.71%) Firmware
12 11 (0.71%) Handset
13 10 (0.65%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.65%) Smartcard
13 10 (0.65%) EMV
14 9 (0.58%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.58%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 206 (13.38%) Linux
2 132 (8.57%) UNIX
3 80 (5.19%) Windows
4 70 (4.55%) Android
5 56 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.10%) Solaris
7 12 (0.78%) Windows NT
8 7 (0.45%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.39%) CentOS
9 6 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.13%) AIX
11 2 (0.13%) VMS
12 1 (0.065%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.065%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.065%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
2 548 (35.58%) BDD
3 542 (35.19%) TDD
4 473 (30.71%) Scrum
5 422 (27.40%) Test Automation
6 313 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
7 275 (17.86%) Automation Testing
8 258 (16.75%) Test Scripting
9 257 (16.69%) Automated Testing
10 166 (10.78%) E-Commerce
11 160 (10.39%) Software Testing
12 155 (10.06%) OO
13 145 (9.42%) MVC
14 127 (8.25%) Performance Testing
15 110 (7.14%) SOA
16 104 (6.75%) Unit Testing
17 96 (6.23%) Kanban
18 94 (6.10%) Manual Testing
18 94 (6.10%) Regression Testing
19 90 (5.84%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 807 (52.40%) Java
2 428 (27.79%) SQL
3 342 (22.21%) C#
4 320 (20.78%) JavaScript
5 257 (16.69%) Ruby
6 137 (8.90%) PHP
7 103 (6.69%) Python
8 74 (4.81%) Perl
9 51 (3.31%) Shell Script
10 43 (2.79%) PL/SQL
11 37 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 33 (2.14%) Scala
12 33 (2.14%) Bash Shell
12 33 (2.14%) Groovy
12 33 (2.14%) C++
13 30 (1.95%) VB
14 23 (1.49%) VB.NET
14 23 (1.49%) VBScript
15 21 (1.36%) T-SQL
16 16 (1.04%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 185 (12.01%) ISEB
2 154 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 98 (6.36%) Security Cleared
4 83 (5.39%) Degree
5 82 (5.32%) SC Cleared
6 47 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.52%) HND
8 6 (0.39%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.13%) MCTS
10 2 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.13%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.13%) MCAD
10 2 (0.13%) MCSD
11 1 (0.065%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 472 (30.65%) QA
2 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.13%) WAI
4 1 (0.065%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (0.71%) VirtualBox
2 7 (0.45%) Docker
3 6 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.32%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.26%) Xen
5 4 (0.26%) vCloud
6 3 (0.19%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.065%) NFS
7 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.065%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 102 (6.62%) HP Quality Center
2 41 (2.66%) Puppet
3 22 (1.43%) Vagrant
4 18 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.78%) Nagios
6 7 (0.45%) Ansible
7 4 (0.26%) Salt
7 4 (0.26%) WebInspect
7 4 (0.26%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.19%) Zenoss
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.19%) OpenView
8 3 (0.19%) Oozie
8 3 (0.19%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.13%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.13%) Nessus
10 1 (0.065%) YUM
10 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.065%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.065%) Kibana
Vendors
1 185 (12.01%) Oracle
2 93 (6.04%) Microsoft
3 58 (3.77%) HP
3 58 (3.77%) JBoss
4 35 (2.27%) IBM
5 29 (1.88%) Adobe
6 26 (1.69%) SAP
7 21 (1.36%) Zend
7 21 (1.36%) hybris
8 16 (1.04%) Sun
8 16 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (0.91%) Informatica
10 12 (0.78%) Apple
11 11 (0.71%) Sitecore
12 10 (0.65%) ATG
12 10 (0.65%) Splunk
13 8 (0.52%) VMware
13 8 (0.52%) Google
14 7 (0.45%) Twitter
15 6 (0.39%) Atlassian
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