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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Selenium
Rank 146 151 178
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +27
Contract jobs citing Selenium 774 654 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 1.36% 1.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.13% 11.41% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 460 374
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +133.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £50.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +124.44%

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
6956 5731 5279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.63% 11.90% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4711 3622 3276
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.05 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +6 709 £390 +4.00% 303
London -1 393 £400 +3.89% 152
South East +40 142 £375 +17.18% 53
City of London +15 115 £416 +5.71% 72
Hampshire +13 56 £390 +23.80% 13
East of England +38 48 £350 +27.27% 23
Scotland +5 45 £350 +16.66% 16
North West +8 43 £400 +18.51% 35
Berkshire +10 37 £356 -5.13% 19
South West -28 34 £400 +14.28% 12
Edinburgh +8 33 £350 +27.27% 9
Southampton +5 27 £400 +39.13% 3
Yorkshire -5 27 £325 -13.33% 13
Lancashire - 26 £400 - 6
Bristol +6 24 £400 +23.07% 6
Cambridgeshire +7 22 £350 +7.69% 10
West Yorkshire -5 22 £325 -13.33% 8
Surrey +4 17 £325 +4.00% 9
Hertfordshire +16 15 £500 +53.84% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 15 £450 +50.00% 1
Leeds -13 15 £325 -13.33% 7
Reading 0 12 £375 -3.22% 8
Milton Keynes -4 12 £450 +45.16%
Slough +1 10 £287 -16.20%
West Midlands -2 10 £408 +47.58% 4
Manchester -10 10 £293 -7.14% 21
Essex - 10 £350 - 2
East Midlands +6 8 £383 +47.11% 7
Cambridge +1 8 £335 +3.07% 9
Hemel Hempstead - 7 - -

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1182 (72.03%) Agile Software Development
2 877 (53.44%) Java
3 516 (31.44%) TDD
3 516 (31.44%) Cucumber
4 513 (31.26%) BDD
5 505 (30.77%) Scrum
6 489 (29.80%) WebDriver
7 459 (27.97%) QA
8 444 (27.06%) SQL
9 410 (24.98%) JavaScript
10 404 (24.62%) Test Automation
11 361 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
11 361 (22.00%) C#
12 341 (20.78%) HTML
13 305 (18.59%) Jenkins
14 304 (18.53%) .NET
15 296 (18.04%) JIRA
16 287 (17.49%) CSS
17 275 (16.76%) JUnit
18 267 (16.27%) Web Services
19 258 (15.72%) Test Scripting
20 255 (15.54%) Automated Testing
21 247 (15.05%) XML
22 246 (14.99%) Spring
23 243 (14.81%) Ruby
24 227 (13.83%) Automation Testing
25 221 (13.47%) Open Source
26 217 (13.22%) Finance
27 215 (13.10%) Linux
28 214 (13.04%) Maven

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 81 (4.94%) Tomcat
2 75 (4.57%) Apache
3 53 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 52 (3.17%) Node.js
5 48 (2.93%) JBoss
6 44 (2.68%) CMS
7 35 (2.13%) Confluence
8 28 (1.71%) SharePoint
9 26 (1.58%) WebLogic
10 21 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 19 (1.16%) Adobe CQ
12 15 (0.91%) MQSeries
12 15 (0.91%) Drupal
13 14 (0.85%) IIS
14 12 (0.73%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.43%) TeamSite
16 6 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
16 6 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
17 5 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
18 4 (0.24%) uiautomator
Applications
1 25 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.61%) MS Office
3 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.061%) FastStats
5 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.061%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.30%) Magento
3 5 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.24%) Summit
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.061%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (1.10%) SaaS
4 16 (0.98%) Amazon S3
4 16 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (0.91%) GitHub
6 4 (0.24%) Force.com
6 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.12%) ElastiCache
7 2 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.12%) Route 53
7 2 (0.12%) IaaS
7 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.12%) PaaS
8 1 (0.061%) Trello
8 1 (0.061%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.061%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.78%) HTTP
2 40 (2.44%) Internet
3 27 (1.65%) Firewall
4 15 (0.91%) HTTPS
5 14 (0.85%) LDAP
6 10 (0.61%) Broadband
6 10 (0.61%) FTP
6 10 (0.61%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.43%) ATM
7 7 (0.43%) DNS
8 6 (0.37%) NAS
8 6 (0.37%) Wireless
9 5 (0.30%) VPN
9 5 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.24%) AMQP
10 4 (0.24%) Telnet
10 4 (0.24%) DHCP
10 4 (0.24%) SSL
11 3 (0.18%) CDMA
11 3 (0.18%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 79 (4.81%) MySQL
3 76 (4.63%) Relational Database
4 55 (3.35%) MongoDB
5 47 (2.86%) NoSQL
6 32 (1.95%) Oracle Database
7 29 (1.77%) DB2
7 29 (1.77%) RDBMS
8 25 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (0.73%) Big Data
12 10 (0.61%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.37%) Oracle ODI
16 6 (0.37%) Hazelcast
16 6 (0.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 516 (31.44%) Cucumber
2 489 (29.80%) WebDriver
3 305 (18.59%) Jenkins
4 296 (18.04%) JIRA
5 275 (16.76%) JUnit
6 214 (13.04%) Maven
7 206 (12.55%) Git (software)
8 182 (11.09%) QuickTest Pro
9 154 (9.38%) Subversion
10 150 (9.14%) SpecFlow
11 139 (8.47%) JMeter
12 119 (7.25%) SoapUI
13 116 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
14 97 (5.91%) Ant
15 92 (5.61%) Mockito
16 91 (5.55%) Eclipse
17 85 (5.18%) NUnit
18 71 (4.33%) Visual Studio
19 70 (4.27%) Hudson
20 69 (4.20%) WATIR
General
1 217 (13.22%) Finance
2 76 (4.63%) Banking
3 48 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 45 (2.74%) Retail
5 30 (1.83%) Games
6 28 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.46%) Marketing
8 15 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.61%) Electronics
10 8 (0.49%) Back Office
11 7 (0.43%) Advertising
11 7 (0.43%) Publishing
12 5 (0.30%) Front Office
12 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.30%) Automotive
13 4 (0.24%) Legal
14 2 (0.12%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.061%) Law
15 1 (0.061%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 441 (26.87%) Developer
2 355 (21.63%) Tester
3 336 (20.48%) Analyst
4 316 (19.26%) Test Analyst
5 186 (11.33%) Automation Tester
6 176 (10.73%) Java Developer
7 142 (8.65%) Test Engineer
8 76 (4.63%) Automation Analyst
9 72 (4.39%) Automation Engineer
9 72 (4.39%) QA Engineer
10 69 (4.20%) Test Leader
11 64 (3.90%) Automation Test Analyst
12 57 (3.47%) Senior Developer
13 55 (3.35%) QA Tester
14 53 (3.23%) Software Engineer
15 48 (2.93%) QA Analyst
16 47 (2.86%) Architect
17 44 (2.68%) Test Manager
18 43 (2.62%) Agile Test Analyst
19 39 (2.38%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (20.78%) HTML
2 304 (18.53%) .NET
3 287 (17.49%) CSS
4 267 (16.27%) Web Services
5 247 (15.05%) XML
6 246 (14.99%) Spring
7 167 (10.18%) JSON
8 159 (9.69%) jQuery
9 158 (9.63%) REST
10 156 (9.51%) RESTful
11 150 (9.14%) SOAP
12 139 (8.47%) HTML5
13 128 (7.80%) Hibernate
14 96 (5.85%) CSS3
15 95 (5.79%) .NET Framework
16 93 (5.67%) Ajax
17 91 (5.55%) JSP
18 83 (5.06%) Gherkin
18 83 (5.06%) AngularJS
19 79 (4.81%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 221 (13.47%) Open Source
2 63 (3.84%) Mobile App
3 52 (3.17%) User Experience
4 49 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 21 (1.28%) Digital Media
8 19 (1.16%) Video on Demand
9 17 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (0.98%) iPhone
11 14 (0.85%) Visualisation
12 11 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
13 10 (0.61%) iPad
13 10 (0.61%) W3C
13 10 (0.61%) DTV
14 9 (0.55%) Online Games
14 9 (0.55%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.49%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.49%) GIS
16 7 (0.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 215 (13.10%) Linux
2 113 (6.89%) UNIX
3 109 (6.64%) Windows
4 66 (4.02%) Apple iOS
5 64 (3.90%) Android
6 12 (0.73%) CentOS
6 12 (0.73%) Windows NT
7 7 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.37%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.37%) Solaris
9 5 (0.30%) AIX
10 2 (0.12%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.12%) Debian
10 2 (0.12%) VMS
11 1 (0.061%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.061%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1182 (72.03%) Agile Software Development
2 516 (31.44%) TDD
3 513 (31.26%) BDD
4 505 (30.77%) Scrum
5 404 (24.62%) Test Automation
6 361 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
7 258 (15.72%) Test Scripting
8 255 (15.54%) Automated Testing
9 227 (13.83%) Automation Testing
10 208 (12.68%) MVC
11 168 (10.24%) E-Commerce
12 157 (9.57%) OO
13 150 (9.14%) Software Testing
14 130 (7.92%) Manual Testing
15 129 (7.86%) Kanban
16 124 (7.56%) Waterfall
17 122 (7.43%) Performance Testing
18 107 (6.52%) Unit Testing
19 101 (6.15%) Software Engineering
20 98 (5.97%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 877 (53.44%) Java
2 444 (27.06%) SQL
3 410 (24.98%) JavaScript
4 361 (22.00%) C#
5 243 (14.81%) Ruby
6 152 (9.26%) Python
7 124 (7.56%) PHP
8 84 (5.12%) Perl
9 70 (4.27%) Scala
10 40 (2.44%) Shell Script
11 36 (2.19%) Bash Shell
12 33 (2.01%) Groovy
13 30 (1.83%) PL/SQL
14 27 (1.65%) C++
15 23 (1.40%) VBScript
15 23 (1.40%) PowerShell
16 22 (1.34%) VB
17 20 (1.22%) C
18 11 (0.67%) T-SQL
18 11 (0.67%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 187 (11.40%) ISEB
2 115 (7.01%) Security Cleared
3 114 (6.95%) ISTQB
4 79 (4.81%) SC Cleared
5 68 (4.14%) Degree
6 51 (3.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (1.34%) HND
8 6 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.18%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.061%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.061%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 459 (27.97%) QA
2 6 (0.37%) WCAG
2 6 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.24%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.061%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.061%) WAI
System Software
1 20 (1.22%) VirtualBox
2 15 (0.91%) Docker
3 9 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.49%) vCloud
5 6 (0.37%) Firmware
6 3 (0.18%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.18%) Xen
7 2 (0.12%) Varnish
8 1 (0.061%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 96 (5.85%) HP Quality Center
2 72 (4.39%) Puppet
3 37 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (1.58%) Vagrant
5 17 (1.04%) Ansible
6 7 (0.43%) logstash
7 6 (0.37%) Salt
7 6 (0.37%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 6 (0.37%) ZABBIX
7 6 (0.37%) Nagios
8 5 (0.30%) Cobbler
8 5 (0.30%) Kibana
9 4 (0.24%) WebInspect
10 3 (0.18%) Nessus
10 3 (0.18%) Zenoss
11 2 (0.12%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.061%) CA LISA
12 1 (0.061%) OpenIDM
12 1 (0.061%) Graphite
Vendors
1 156 (9.51%) Oracle
2 113 (6.89%) Microsoft
3 84 (5.12%) HP
4 25 (1.52%) SAP
5 20 (1.22%) hybris
6 16 (0.98%) Adobe
7 15 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (0.91%) VMware
7 15 (0.91%) Talend
8 14 (0.85%) Canoo
8 14 (0.85%) Google
9 13 (0.79%) IBM
10 12 (0.73%) Zend
11 11 (0.67%) JD Edwards
12 10 (0.61%) Splunk
12 10 (0.61%) Sybase
13 9 (0.55%) Telerik
14 8 (0.49%) Murex
15 7 (0.43%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.43%) Atlassian
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