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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Selenium
Rank 138 163 206
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +43
Contract jobs citing Selenium 920 721 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.62% 1.32% 1.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.17% 10.26% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 528 377
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £253 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £71.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.98% +71.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £71.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-80.98% +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
7557 7024 5870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.29% 12.85% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4976 4513 3677
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 152 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £30.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 2015.

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
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 31 July 2015. 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 +40 855 £393 +9.02% 323
London +15 402 £425 +11.11% 143
South East +67 185 £400 +14.28% 43
City of London +1 87 £450 +9.09% 29
Hampshire +35 76 £380 +8.57% 17
Yorkshire +7 62 £318 +2.41% 28
South West -5 60 £350 - 20
West Yorkshire -2 48 £316 +2.01% 16
Leeds +1 46 £315 +1.28% 16
North East +3 41 £445 +42.40% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 39 £445 +18.66% 6
Tyne and Wear +4 39 £445 +18.66% 6
Surrey +24 35 £413 +50.00% 8
Scotland -6 34 £363 -3.33% 11
East of England -2 33 £325 -7.14% 15
North West -17 32 £350 +7.69% 38
Berkshire +12 27 £355 -5.33% 9
West Midlands +24 25 £338 -12.90% 12
Edinburgh -3 20 £363 -9.37% 7
Bristol -9 20 £375 - 6
West Sussex - 20 £400 -
Southampton +3 18 £343 +8.73% 5
Manchester -3 18 £350 +7.69% 27
Wales -29 18 £325 -3.70% 8
Devon +15 16 £325 - 3
Reading +4 16 £350 -9.67% 5
Cambridgeshire +1 15 £413 +3.12% 6
South Wales -22 15 £356 +9.61% 7
Exeter +13 14 £325 - 3
Cardiff +3 14 £350 -12.50% 6

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1134 (69.36%) Agile Software Development
2 770 (47.09%) Java
3 531 (32.48%) TDD
3 531 (32.48%) BDD
4 528 (32.29%) Cucumber
5 506 (30.95%) WebDriver
6 503 (30.76%) Scrum
7 481 (29.42%) Test Automation
8 472 (28.87%) QA
9 447 (27.34%) C#
10 405 (24.77%) JavaScript
11 402 (24.59%) SQL
12 354 (21.65%) HTML
13 343 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
14 334 (20.43%) .NET
15 317 (19.39%) Jenkins
16 299 (18.29%) Automated Testing
17 280 (17.13%) JIRA
18 276 (16.88%) Finance
19 271 (16.57%) Test Scripting
20 258 (15.78%) Web Services
21 249 (15.23%) JUnit
22 246 (15.05%) Automation Testing
23 245 (14.98%) CSS
24 242 (14.80%) XML
25 232 (14.19%) Ruby
26 205 (12.54%) Git (software)
27 200 (12.23%) SOAP
28 199 (12.17%) SpecFlow
29 192 (11.74%) Linux

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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
1 100 (6.12%) Node.js
2 76 (4.65%) JBoss
3 74 (4.53%) Confluence
4 69 (4.22%) Apache
5 54 (3.30%) WebSphere
6 50 (3.06%) CMS
7 48 (2.94%) WebLogic
8 37 (2.26%) Tomcat
9 23 (1.41%) SharePoint
10 17 (1.04%) IIS
10 17 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
10 17 (1.04%) nginx
11 15 (0.92%) Jetty
12 14 (0.86%) Alfresco
13 13 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 13 (0.80%) WildFly
14 12 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.67%) GlassFish
15 11 (0.67%) Documentum
16 10 (0.61%) MQSeries
Applications
1 34 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.22%) MS Office
3 6 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.37%) Mingle
4 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.12%) FastStats
6 1 (0.061%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.061%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 13 (0.80%) Magento
2 8 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.18%) Tridion
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.061%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.061%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.061%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.061%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.061%) SAP HR-PA
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.35%) SaaS
3 16 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.61%) GitHub
4 10 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.49%) OpenShift
6 7 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.37%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.24%) Heroku
8 4 (0.24%) Engine Yard
9 2 (0.12%) Force.com
9 2 (0.12%) PaaS
9 2 (0.12%) IaaS
10 1 (0.061%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.061%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.061%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.061%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.061%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.12%) HTTP
2 33 (2.02%) Internet
3 13 (0.80%) Firewall
4 8 (0.49%) OpenLDAP
4 8 (0.49%) VPN
5 7 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.37%) DNS
6 6 (0.37%) DMZ
7 5 (0.31%) DAB
8 4 (0.24%) Intranet
8 4 (0.24%) SSL
8 4 (0.24%) DHCP
8 4 (0.24%) Broadband
9 3 (0.18%) SMTP
9 3 (0.18%) LDAP
9 3 (0.18%) FTP
9 3 (0.18%) SNMP
9 3 (0.18%) Telnet
9 3 (0.18%) NAS
9 3 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 100 (6.12%) MongoDB
3 76 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 70 (4.28%) MySQL
5 65 (3.98%) NoSQL
6 40 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (2.32%) Oracle Database
8 30 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 27 (1.65%) Hadoop
10 26 (1.59%) DB2
11 19 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (1.10%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (0.86%) DbVisualizer
16 13 (0.80%) Redis
16 13 (0.80%) Big Data
17 12 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
18 11 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 528 (32.29%) Cucumber
2 506 (30.95%) WebDriver
3 317 (19.39%) Jenkins
4 280 (17.13%) JIRA
5 249 (15.23%) JUnit
6 205 (12.54%) Git (software)
7 199 (12.17%) SpecFlow
8 157 (9.60%) Subversion
9 153 (9.36%) Maven
10 152 (9.30%) JMeter
11 136 (8.32%) SoapUI
12 135 (8.26%) HP UFT
13 98 (5.99%) NUnit
14 87 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
15 72 (4.40%) Eclipse
16 61 (3.73%) Visual Studio
17 56 (3.43%) LoadRunner
17 56 (3.43%) FitNesse
17 56 (3.43%) Mockito
18 55 (3.36%) JBehave
General
1 276 (16.88%) Finance
2 94 (5.75%) Banking
3 70 (4.28%) Retail
4 42 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 29 (1.77%) Games
6 26 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.35%) Marketing
8 17 (1.04%) Publishing
9 13 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.61%) Legal
11 9 (0.55%) Automotive
12 8 (0.49%) Electronics
13 7 (0.43%) Back Office
13 7 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.37%) Front Office
15 5 (0.31%) Billing
16 3 (0.18%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.12%) Retail Banking
18 1 (0.061%) Corporate Banking
18 1 (0.061%) French Language
Job Titles
1 472 (28.87%) Developer
2 377 (23.06%) Tester
3 375 (22.94%) Analyst
4 329 (20.12%) Test Analyst
5 166 (10.15%) Automation Tester
6 133 (8.13%) Java Developer
7 109 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 81 (4.95%) Automation Analyst
9 80 (4.89%) Architect
10 79 (4.83%) QA Analyst
10 79 (4.83%) Automation Test Analyst
11 72 (4.40%) Automation Engineer
12 68 (4.16%) Test Leader
13 64 (3.91%) Selenium Tester
14 59 (3.61%) QA Engineer
15 56 (3.43%) .NET Developer
16 54 (3.30%) Agile Test Analyst
17 53 (3.24%) Test Automation Engineer
18 51 (3.12%) Senior Developer
19 49 (3.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (21.65%) HTML
2 334 (20.43%) .NET
3 258 (15.78%) Web Services
4 245 (14.98%) CSS
5 242 (14.80%) XML
6 200 (12.23%) SOAP
7 164 (10.03%) Spring
8 163 (9.97%) RESTful
9 156 (9.54%) JSON
10 153 (9.36%) HTML5
11 150 (9.17%) jQuery
12 134 (8.20%) AngularJS
13 127 (7.77%) REST
14 122 (7.46%) Gherkin
15 104 (6.36%) ASP.NET
16 97 (5.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 89 (5.44%) J2EE
18 81 (4.95%) CSS3
19 80 (4.89%) Hibernate
20 79 (4.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (3.55%) Mobile App
3 44 (2.69%) User Experience
4 28 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (1.71%) Computer Science
5 21 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 16 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (0.73%) Social Media
7 12 (0.73%) Digital Media
8 10 (0.61%) W3C
9 9 (0.55%) NHS
9 9 (0.55%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.49%) Algorithms
10 8 (0.49%) Video on Demand
10 8 (0.49%) FMCG
10 8 (0.49%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.49%) DTV
10 8 (0.49%) N-Tier
10 8 (0.49%) Online Games
11 7 (0.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 192 (11.74%) Linux
2 113 (6.91%) UNIX
3 82 (5.02%) Windows
4 42 (2.57%) Ubuntu
4 42 (2.57%) Android
5 40 (2.45%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.77%) CentOS
7 16 (0.98%) Debian
8 15 (0.92%) Solaris
9 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.31%) AIX
11 4 (0.24%) Windows NT
11 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.061%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1134 (69.36%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (32.48%) TDD
2 531 (32.48%) BDD
3 503 (30.76%) Scrum
4 481 (29.42%) Test Automation
5 343 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
6 299 (18.29%) Automated Testing
7 271 (16.57%) Test Scripting
8 246 (15.05%) Automation Testing
9 174 (10.64%) MVC
10 162 (9.91%) Open Source
11 148 (9.05%) E-Commerce
12 120 (7.34%) Software Testing
13 118 (7.22%) SOA
13 118 (7.22%) Regression Testing
13 118 (7.22%) SDLC
14 117 (7.16%) Performance Testing
15 115 (7.03%) Unit Testing
16 110 (6.73%) Manual Testing
17 109 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 770 (47.09%) Java
2 447 (27.34%) C#
3 405 (24.77%) JavaScript
4 402 (24.59%) SQL
5 232 (14.19%) Ruby
6 145 (8.87%) Python
7 112 (6.85%) PHP
8 62 (3.79%) Scala
9 36 (2.20%) Perl
10 35 (2.14%) Groovy
11 27 (1.65%) PL/SQL
11 27 (1.65%) VB
12 25 (1.53%) T-SQL
12 25 (1.53%) Shell Script
13 23 (1.41%) Bash Shell
14 22 (1.35%) C++
15 21 (1.28%) VBScript
16 19 (1.16%) PowerShell
17 14 (0.86%) XPath
18 12 (0.73%) C
Qualifications
1 142 (8.69%) ISEB
2 125 (7.65%) Security Cleared
3 105 (6.42%) ISTQB
4 80 (4.89%) SC Cleared
5 70 (4.28%) Degree
6 64 (3.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.43%) HND
10 4 (0.24%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.12%) OCMJD
11 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.061%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.061%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.061%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.061%) MCP
12 1 (0.061%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 472 (28.87%) QA
2 9 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.31%) WAI
4 2 (0.12%) HL7
5 1 (0.061%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (1.35%) Varnish
2 16 (0.98%) vCloud
3 13 (0.80%) Docker
3 13 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.80%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.49%) Squid
5 3 (0.18%) Firmware
6 2 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.061%) iptables
7 1 (0.061%) NFS
7 1 (0.061%) vSphere
7 1 (0.061%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 67 (4.10%) Puppet
2 64 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
3 50 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.22%) Ansible
5 19 (1.16%) Salt
6 17 (1.04%) Vagrant
7 16 (0.98%) Rundeck
8 13 (0.80%) logstash
8 13 (0.80%) HAProxy
9 11 (0.67%) ZABBIX
9 11 (0.67%) Kibana
10 4 (0.24%) Pingdom
10 4 (0.24%) CA LISA
11 2 (0.12%) Nagios
12 1 (0.061%) WebInspect
12 1 (0.061%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.061%) SCOM
12 1 (0.061%) Cacti
12 1 (0.061%) yum
12 1 (0.061%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 168 (10.28%) Oracle
2 167 (10.21%) Microsoft
3 63 (3.85%) HP
4 26 (1.59%) IBM
5 25 (1.53%) Red Hat
6 23 (1.41%) VMware
6 23 (1.41%) Atlassian
7 22 (1.35%) Google
7 22 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (1.28%) hybris
9 17 (1.04%) Sitecore
9 17 (1.04%) Twitter
10 15 (0.92%) SAP
11 14 (0.86%) Adobe
11 14 (0.86%) Zend
12 12 (0.73%) webMethods
12 12 (0.73%) Pega
13 11 (0.67%) Talend
13 11 (0.67%) Bloomberg
13 11 (0.67%) Sybase
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago