The first table below looks at the demand 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 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.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 159 201 201
Rank change year-on-year
+42 0
Contract jobs citing Selenium 733 516 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.01% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.35% 8.74% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 374 371
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £41.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+129.03% -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7079 5903 6128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.94% 11.55% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4550 3699 3587
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 143 220
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 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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 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 31 July 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 31 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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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 +26 634 £361 -3.66% 283
London +30 364 £380 -5.00% 140
South East -16 89 £350 +2.18% 50
City of London 0 74 £425 +6.25% 49
South West +25 56 £350 +10.23% 19
Wales - 47 £338 - 3
South Wales - 41 £325 - 2
East of England +3 38 £350 -0.70% 17
Yorkshire +10 33 £308 +25.51% 14
Hampshire -18 30 £350 -1.40% 10
Scotland -4 29 £375 +8.30% 6
Bristol +5 26 £369 +5.35% 6
West Yorkshire +3 25 £311 +26.93% 10
North West -1 22 £325 +4.00% 26
Buckinghamshire +4 21 £318 -2.30% 10
Berkshire 0 20 £375 +9.48% 7
Leeds -9 20 £312 +28.65% 9
Newport - 20 £350 -
East Midlands +10 19 £320 -1.53% 6
Cambridgeshire +7 15 £400 +16.78% 6
Edinburgh -9 15 £400 +13.47% 2
Cambridge - 14 £413 - 6
Manchester -6 13 £325 - 10
North East - 13 £288 - 8
Glasgow +2 12 £375 -16.66% 2
Southampton -2 11 £315 -11.26% 3
Gloucestershire - 11 £355 - 2
Reading +6 10 £388 +6.89% 3
Cardiff - 10 £400 - 1
Surrey -10 9 £275 -27.63% 11

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 779 (51.05%) Java
2 604 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
3 562 (36.83%) WebDriver
4 554 (36.30%) BDD
5 532 (34.86%) TDD
6 520 (34.08%) Cucumber
7 498 (32.63%) QA
8 480 (31.45%) Scrum
9 459 (30.08%) Test Automation
10 443 (29.03%) SQL
11 348 (22.80%) C#
12 311 (20.38%) Web Services
13 306 (20.05%) Continuous Integration
14 300 (19.66%) JUnit
15 295 (19.33%) Jenkins
16 291 (19.07%) JavaScript
17 281 (18.41%) Automation Testing
18 273 (17.89%) Test Scripting
19 258 (16.91%) Automated Testing
20 257 (16.84%) Ruby
20 257 (16.84%) Finance
21 245 (16.06%) XML
22 237 (15.53%) .NET
23 232 (15.20%) HTML
24 223 (14.61%) Open Source
25 220 (14.42%) JIRA
26 206 (13.50%) Maven
27 200 (13.11%) Linux
28 198 (12.98%) ISEB
29 186 (12.19%) Oracle

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 62 (4.06%) Apache
2 46 (3.01%) Tomcat
3 43 (2.82%) Node.js
4 38 (2.49%) WebSphere
5 32 (2.10%) CMS
6 24 (1.57%) Adobe CQ
7 23 (1.51%) SharePoint
8 22 (1.44%) Confluence
9 16 (1.05%) FileNet
10 10 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 10 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (0.46%) Alfresco
12 5 (0.33%) IIS
12 5 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.26%) Drupal
13 4 (0.26%) nginx
13 4 (0.26%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.20%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.20%) Mule
Applications
1 21 (1.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.46%) MS Office
3 3 (0.20%) Final Cut Pro
3 3 (0.20%) Mingle
4 2 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.066%) MS Project
5 1 (0.066%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.20%) Magento
4 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.066%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.066%) HFM
5 1 (0.066%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.52%) SaaS
3 6 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.33%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.26%) GitHub
6 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (5.37%) HTTP
2 39 (2.56%) Internet
3 30 (1.97%) LDAP
4 18 (1.18%) SSL
5 17 (1.11%) Firewall
6 14 (0.92%) 2G
6 14 (0.92%) 3G
6 14 (0.92%) 4G
7 13 (0.85%) DNS
8 12 (0.79%) NAS
9 10 (0.66%) HTTPS
10 9 (0.59%) TCP/IP
10 9 (0.59%) Broadband
10 9 (0.59%) Wireless
11 8 (0.52%) DHCP
11 8 (0.52%) FTP
11 8 (0.52%) Telnet
12 7 (0.46%) Wireshark
12 7 (0.46%) WAN
12 7 (0.46%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (6.82%) Relational Database
2 89 (5.83%) SQL Server
3 86 (5.64%) MySQL
4 36 (2.36%) Oracle Database
5 35 (2.29%) RDBMS
6 29 (1.90%) NoSQL
7 20 (1.31%) Big Data
8 14 (0.92%) MongoDB
9 13 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.66%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.52%) DB2
13 7 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.20%) SAP BW
15 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.20%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 562 (36.83%) WebDriver
2 520 (34.08%) Cucumber
3 300 (19.66%) JUnit
4 295 (19.33%) Jenkins
5 220 (14.42%) JIRA
6 206 (13.50%) Maven
7 153 (10.03%) SoapUI
8 143 (9.37%) Subversion
9 142 (9.31%) JMeter
10 139 (9.11%) QuickTest Pro
10 139 (9.11%) Git (software)
11 121 (7.93%) FitNesse
12 114 (7.47%) JBehave
13 111 (7.27%) Hudson
14 109 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
15 92 (6.03%) Visual Studio
16 89 (5.83%) Ant
16 89 (5.83%) TeamCity
17 87 (5.70%) WATIR
18 76 (4.98%) SpecFlow
General
1 257 (16.84%) Finance
2 90 (5.90%) Banking
3 63 (4.13%) Retail
4 44 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.42%) Marketing
6 26 (1.70%) Games
7 21 (1.38%) Back Office
8 18 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.11%) Electronics
10 15 (0.98%) Advertising
10 15 (0.98%) Publishing
11 11 (0.72%) Legal
12 8 (0.52%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.39%) Automotive
14 4 (0.26%) Local Government
15 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.20%) Billing
16 2 (0.13%) International Banking
16 2 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 415 (27.20%) Developer
2 387 (25.36%) Tester
3 337 (22.08%) Analyst
4 298 (19.53%) Test Analyst
5 159 (10.42%) Java Developer
6 144 (9.44%) Automation Tester
7 136 (8.91%) Test Engineer
8 95 (6.23%) QA Engineer
9 75 (4.91%) Test Leader
10 73 (4.78%) QA Tester
11 70 (4.59%) Automation Engineer
12 69 (4.52%) QA Analyst
13 67 (4.39%) Automation Analyst
14 62 (4.06%) Automation Test Analyst
15 59 (3.87%) Selenium Tester
16 51 (3.34%) Consultant
17 42 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
18 39 (2.56%) Test Consultant
19 38 (2.49%) Senior Test Analyst
20 37 (2.42%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (20.38%) Web Services
2 245 (16.06%) XML
3 237 (15.53%) .NET
4 232 (15.20%) HTML
5 178 (11.66%) CSS
6 160 (10.48%) Spring
7 129 (8.45%) SOAP
8 115 (7.54%) REST
9 104 (6.82%) jQuery
10 94 (6.16%) JSON
11 93 (6.09%) RESTful
12 59 (3.87%) Hibernate
13 58 (3.80%) J2EE
14 57 (3.74%) Ajax
14 57 (3.74%) .NET Framework
15 56 (3.67%) ASP.NET
16 54 (3.54%) XSLT
17 50 (3.28%) JSP
17 50 (3.28%) Spring MVC
17 50 (3.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 223 (14.61%) Open Source
2 110 (7.21%) Mobile App
3 69 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 64 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (2.69%) Client/Server
6 22 (1.44%) Digital Media
7 18 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
7 18 (1.18%) GIS
8 17 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (1.11%) Video on Demand
9 16 (1.05%) DTV
10 15 (0.98%) New Media
11 14 (0.92%) Handset
12 12 (0.79%) IPTV
13 10 (0.66%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.59%) Firmware
15 8 (0.52%) Smartcard
15 8 (0.52%) EMV
15 8 (0.52%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 200 (13.11%) Linux
2 133 (8.72%) UNIX
3 77 (5.05%) Windows
4 70 (4.59%) Android
5 54 (3.54%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.18%) Solaris
7 9 (0.59%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.39%) Windows NT
9 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.26%) CentOS
10 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.066%) AIX
12 1 (0.066%) VMS
12 1 (0.066%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 554 (36.30%) BDD
3 532 (34.86%) TDD
4 480 (31.45%) Scrum
5 459 (30.08%) Test Automation
6 306 (20.05%) Continuous Integration
7 281 (18.41%) Automation Testing
8 273 (17.89%) Test Scripting
9 258 (16.91%) Automated Testing
10 183 (11.99%) E-Commerce
11 182 (11.93%) Software Testing
12 137 (8.98%) OO
13 122 (7.99%) MVC
14 117 (7.67%) SOA
15 113 (7.40%) Unit Testing
16 106 (6.95%) Performance Testing
17 97 (6.36%) Kanban
18 95 (6.23%) User Acceptance Testing
19 92 (6.03%) Manual Testing
20 91 (5.96%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 779 (51.05%) Java
2 443 (29.03%) SQL
3 348 (22.80%) C#
4 291 (19.07%) JavaScript
5 257 (16.84%) Ruby
6 130 (8.52%) PHP
7 87 (5.70%) Python
8 60 (3.93%) Perl
9 42 (2.75%) Shell Script
10 35 (2.29%) Groovy
11 34 (2.23%) PL/SQL
12 30 (1.97%) C++
13 29 (1.90%) Scala
14 24 (1.57%) VB
15 23 (1.51%) PowerShell
15 23 (1.51%) Bash Shell
16 21 (1.38%) VB.NET
16 21 (1.38%) T-SQL
17 16 (1.05%) XPath
17 16 (1.05%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 198 (12.98%) ISEB
2 168 (11.01%) ISTQB
3 104 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 89 (5.83%) SC Cleared
5 83 (5.44%) Degree
6 50 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.39%) Sun Certification
8 5 (0.33%) HND
9 3 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.13%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.13%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.13%) MCTS
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.13%) MCAD
10 2 (0.13%) MCSD
11 1 (0.066%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 498 (32.63%) QA
2 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.066%) WCAG
3 1 (0.066%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.33%) VirtualBox
3 4 (0.26%) Cygwin
3 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.20%) vCloud
5 2 (0.13%) Docker
5 2 (0.13%) Xen
6 1 (0.066%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.066%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.066%) NFS
Systems Management
1 126 (8.26%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (1.77%) Puppet
3 16 (1.05%) Vagrant
4 15 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.66%) Nagios
6 6 (0.39%) Capistrano
7 4 (0.26%) Ansible
8 3 (0.20%) Salt
8 3 (0.20%) Oozie
8 3 (0.20%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.20%) OpenView
9 2 (0.13%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.066%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.066%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.066%) YUM
Vendors
1 186 (12.19%) Oracle
2 98 (6.42%) Microsoft
3 71 (4.65%) HP
4 54 (3.54%) JBoss
5 33 (2.16%) IBM
6 27 (1.77%) Adobe
7 24 (1.57%) SAP
8 21 (1.38%) Zend
9 20 (1.31%) hybris
10 19 (1.25%) Sun
11 16 (1.05%) Apple
12 14 (0.92%) Informatica
13 12 (0.79%) ATG
14 11 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (0.66%) Sitecore
16 7 (0.46%) VMware
16 7 (0.46%) Twitter
17 6 (0.39%) Google
18 5 (0.33%) Serena
19 4 (0.26%) Endeca
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