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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Selenium
Rank 165 144 199
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +55
Contract jobs citing Selenium 755 748 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.39% 1.42% 1.03%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.72% 11.11% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 580 348
Average daily rate
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£371 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £71.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.18% +71.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £71.00 -
% change year-on-year
-52.81% -

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
7045 6731 5208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.95% 12.78% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4597 4354 3270
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 150 150
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.47 £52.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.62% +0.40%

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 26 May 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
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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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 -15 666 £375 +7.14% 300
London -43 296 £425 +9.67% 112
South East +47 134 £350 +7.69% 45
City of London -56 56 £415 +18.57% 39
East of England +23 50 £400 +6.66% 26
South West -1 48 £350 +3.70% 20
Berkshire +32 44 £350 +40.00% 4
Yorkshire -12 42 £325 +6.55% 15
Scotland +16 41 £363 -9.37% 12
Hampshire +20 36 £375 +7.14% 11
Reading +38 32 £350 -
Wales +4 30 £338 -3.57% 3
West Yorkshire -15 30 £321 +5.32% 10
North West -20 30 £338 +3.84% 42
South Wales +5 26 £338 -3.57% 3
West Midlands +1 26 £350 +1.44% 13
Newport +5 24 £338 - 2
Bristol -2 24 £350 +6.06% 12
Leeds -22 24 £318 +4.09% 10
North East -8 21 £445 +28.05% 6
Birmingham +8 20 £363 -6.45% 6
Edinburgh +4 20 £350 -12.50% 7
Tyne and Wear -6 20 £445 +28.05% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 20 £445 +28.98% 6
Surrey +4 19 £375 +6.76% 11
East Midlands -20 16 £300 +9.09% 18
Cambridgeshire +5 15 £413 +3.12% 13
Buckinghamshire -10 15 £304 -6.53% 6
Essex +8 14 £210 +27.27% 1
Glasgow +5 14 £369 - 1

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1087 (71.61%) Agile Software Development
2 768 (50.59%) Java
3 515 (33.93%) BDD
4 496 (32.67%) TDD
5 490 (32.28%) Scrum
6 466 (30.70%) Cucumber
7 459 (30.24%) WebDriver
8 446 (29.38%) QA
9 400 (26.35%) Test Automation
10 389 (25.63%) JavaScript
11 385 (25.36%) SQL
12 359 (23.65%) C#
13 338 (22.27%) HTML
14 336 (22.13%) Continuous Integration
15 300 (19.76%) .NET
16 296 (19.50%) Jenkins
17 268 (17.65%) JUnit
18 266 (17.52%) CSS
19 250 (16.47%) Web Services
20 242 (15.94%) Automated Testing
21 239 (15.74%) Git (software)
22 237 (15.61%) Test Scripting
23 233 (15.35%) JIRA
24 229 (15.09%) Finance
25 225 (14.82%) XML
26 217 (14.30%) Ruby
27 201 (13.24%) Automation Testing
28 196 (12.91%) Linux
29 191 (12.58%) Spring
30 179 (11.79%) MVC

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 79 (5.20%) Node.js
2 73 (4.81%) WebSphere
3 59 (3.89%) JBoss
4 54 (3.56%) Apache
5 51 (3.36%) CMS
6 47 (3.10%) WebLogic
6 47 (3.10%) Tomcat
7 38 (2.50%) Confluence
8 26 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 22 (1.45%) MQSeries
9 22 (1.45%) SharePoint
10 15 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (0.86%) IIS
11 13 (0.86%) Alfresco
12 11 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (0.72%) WildFly
13 10 (0.66%) Drupal
13 10 (0.66%) Documentum
14 9 (0.59%) nginx
14 9 (0.59%) Mule
Applications
1 28 (1.84%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.79%) MS Office
3 7 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.066%) Mingle
6 1 (0.066%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 11 (0.72%) Magento
2 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.20%) Tridion
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.066%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.066%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.066%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.066%) SAP HR-PA
Cloud Services
1 41 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.45%) SaaS
3 16 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (0.72%) GitHub
6 10 (0.66%) Amazon S3
6 10 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (0.40%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.26%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.26%) Force.com
8 4 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.13%) PaaS
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.13%) Route 53
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.10%) HTTP
2 46 (3.03%) Internet
3 11 (0.72%) Firewall
4 10 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.53%) HTTPS
5 8 (0.53%) LDAP
6 7 (0.46%) FTP
7 5 (0.33%) Intranet
7 5 (0.33%) VPN
7 5 (0.33%) OpenLDAP
8 4 (0.26%) DHCP
8 4 (0.26%) Broadband
9 3 (0.20%) CDMA
9 3 (0.20%) GSM
9 3 (0.20%) DNS
9 3 (0.20%) DMZ
9 3 (0.20%) NAS
9 3 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.20%) Wireless
9 3 (0.20%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 87 (5.73%) MongoDB
3 65 (4.28%) Relational Database
4 52 (3.43%) NoSQL
5 51 (3.36%) MySQL
6 38 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (1.65%) Oracle Database
8 22 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (1.38%) DB2
10 19 (1.25%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.79%) Hadoop
11 12 (0.79%) DbVisualizer
11 12 (0.79%) Big Data
12 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.59%) Redis
15 8 (0.53%) Couchbase
15 8 (0.53%) Informix
Development Applications
1 466 (30.70%) Cucumber
2 459 (30.24%) WebDriver
3 296 (19.50%) Jenkins
4 268 (17.65%) JUnit
5 239 (15.74%) Git (software)
6 233 (15.35%) JIRA
7 170 (11.20%) SpecFlow
8 166 (10.94%) Maven
9 152 (10.01%) Subversion
10 131 (8.63%) JMeter
11 126 (8.30%) QuickTest Pro
12 103 (6.79%) SoapUI
13 89 (5.86%) NUnit
14 88 (5.80%) Ant
15 85 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 69 (4.55%) Eclipse
17 68 (4.48%) Mockito
18 60 (3.95%) Hudson
19 56 (3.69%) JBehave
20 51 (3.36%) LoadRunner
General
1 229 (15.09%) Finance
2 76 (5.01%) Banking
3 71 (4.68%) Retail
4 43 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.24%) Games
6 28 (1.84%) Investment Banking
7 14 (0.92%) Publishing
8 13 (0.86%) Marketing
9 10 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.59%) Automotive
10 9 (0.59%) Back Office
11 8 (0.53%) Front Office
11 8 (0.53%) Legal
12 5 (0.33%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.33%) Electronics
13 3 (0.20%) Billing
14 2 (0.13%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.13%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.066%) Military
15 1 (0.066%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 461 (30.37%) Developer
2 344 (22.66%) Tester
3 323 (21.28%) Analyst
4 287 (18.91%) Test Analyst
5 152 (10.01%) Java Developer
6 149 (9.82%) Automation Tester
7 109 (7.18%) Test Engineer
8 73 (4.81%) QA Engineer
9 70 (4.61%) Automation Engineer
10 68 (4.48%) Automation Analyst
11 67 (4.41%) QA Analyst
12 66 (4.35%) AWS Developer
13 63 (4.15%) Test Leader
14 61 (4.02%) Automation Test Analyst
15 56 (3.69%) Senior Developer
16 48 (3.16%) Architect
17 46 (3.03%) .NET Developer
17 46 (3.03%) Agile Test Analyst
18 45 (2.96%) QA Tester
19 44 (2.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (22.27%) HTML
2 300 (19.76%) .NET
3 266 (17.52%) CSS
4 250 (16.47%) Web Services
5 225 (14.82%) XML
6 191 (12.58%) Spring
7 175 (11.53%) RESTful
8 166 (10.94%) jQuery
9 165 (10.87%) JSON
10 153 (10.08%) SOAP
11 144 (9.49%) HTML5
12 119 (7.84%) AngularJS
13 106 (6.98%) Gherkin
14 104 (6.85%) Hibernate
15 102 (6.72%) REST
16 97 (6.39%) CSS3
17 78 (5.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 78 (5.14%) .NET Framework
18 76 (5.01%) Ajax
18 76 (5.01%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 58 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (3.62%) Mobile App
3 39 (2.57%) User Experience
4 33 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 24 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 15 (0.99%) Digital Media
8 14 (0.92%) W3C
9 11 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (0.72%) Online Games
9 11 (0.72%) FMCG
10 10 (0.66%) Video on Demand
11 9 (0.59%) N-Tier
12 8 (0.53%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.53%) iPhone
13 7 (0.46%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.46%) Algorithms
13 7 (0.46%) Data Centre
13 7 (0.46%) Equities
14 6 (0.40%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 196 (12.91%) Linux
2 93 (6.13%) UNIX
3 84 (5.53%) Windows
4 52 (3.43%) Android
5 46 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 30 (1.98%) Ubuntu
7 18 (1.19%) CentOS
8 15 (0.99%) Debian
9 14 (0.92%) Solaris
10 7 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.26%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.20%) AIX
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.066%) Windows Phone 8
15 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.066%) Fedora
15 1 (0.066%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1087 (71.61%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (33.93%) BDD
3 496 (32.67%) TDD
4 490 (32.28%) Scrum
5 400 (26.35%) Test Automation
6 336 (22.13%) Continuous Integration
7 242 (15.94%) Automated Testing
8 237 (15.61%) Test Scripting
9 201 (13.24%) Automation Testing
10 179 (11.79%) MVC
11 171 (11.26%) E-Commerce
12 160 (10.54%) Open Source
13 136 (8.96%) Unit Testing
14 127 (8.37%) OO
15 121 (7.97%) Software Engineering
16 119 (7.84%) SOA
17 111 (7.31%) User Acceptance Testing
18 110 (7.25%) Software Testing
19 106 (6.98%) SDLC
20 103 (6.79%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 768 (50.59%) Java
2 389 (25.63%) JavaScript
3 385 (25.36%) SQL
4 359 (23.65%) C#
5 217 (14.30%) Ruby
6 144 (9.49%) Python
7 104 (6.85%) PHP
8 48 (3.16%) Scala
9 47 (3.10%) Perl
10 39 (2.57%) Groovy
11 32 (2.11%) PL/SQL
12 28 (1.84%) Shell Script
13 25 (1.65%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.32%) VB
15 16 (1.05%) C
16 13 (0.86%) VBScript
17 12 (0.79%) T-SQL
17 12 (0.79%) PowerShell
18 11 (0.72%) XPath
18 11 (0.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 157 (10.34%) ISEB
2 108 (7.11%) Security Cleared
3 86 (5.67%) ISTQB
4 77 (5.07%) Degree
5 69 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 64 (4.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (1.45%) HND
8 10 (0.66%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.13%) OCMJD
10 2 (0.13%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.066%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.066%) MCP
11 1 (0.066%) MCAD
11 1 (0.066%) MCSD
11 1 (0.066%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 446 (29.38%) QA
2 7 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.40%) WCAG
4 5 (0.33%) WAI
5 2 (0.13%) HL7
6 1 (0.066%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (0.86%) Varnish
2 11 (0.72%) vCloud
3 10 (0.66%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.53%) VirtualBox
5 7 (0.46%) Docker
6 5 (0.33%) Squid
7 3 (0.20%) Firmware
8 1 (0.066%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.066%) vSphere
8 1 (0.066%) iptables
8 1 (0.066%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 58 (3.82%) HP Quality Center
2 52 (3.43%) Puppet
3 34 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (1.45%) Vagrant
5 19 (1.25%) Ansible
6 15 (0.99%) Salt
6 15 (0.99%) Rundeck
7 11 (0.72%) logstash
8 10 (0.66%) Kibana
9 8 (0.53%) ZABBIX
10 7 (0.46%) HAProxy
10 7 (0.46%) TeamSite
11 5 (0.33%) CA LISA
12 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 2 (0.13%) Cobbler
13 1 (0.066%) yum
13 1 (0.066%) BMC PATROL
13 1 (0.066%) Nagios
13 1 (0.066%) WebInspect
13 1 (0.066%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 168 (11.07%) Oracle
2 154 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 57 (3.75%) HP
4 24 (1.58%) IBM
5 23 (1.52%) hybris
6 22 (1.45%) Talend
7 20 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (1.25%) Red Hat
8 19 (1.25%) Sybase
9 16 (1.05%) VMware
9 16 (1.05%) Google
10 14 (0.92%) SAP
10 14 (0.92%) Adobe
11 11 (0.72%) Zend
11 11 (0.72%) Sitecore
11 11 (0.72%) Twitter
12 9 (0.59%) Pega
13 8 (0.53%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.46%) Splunk
14 7 (0.46%) Apigee
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol Area
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £425 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
PCR
Rate: £340 - £395 per day + extensions
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £335 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £490 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago