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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 160 196 203
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +7
Contract jobs citing Selenium 794 587 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.11% 0.97%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.82% 9.36% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 439 363
Average daily rate
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£363 £383 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.22% +17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £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 8 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+89.33% -

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
7337 6269 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.74% 11.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 4049 3517
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 £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 131 216
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +21 683 £370 -4.20% 226
London +25 385 £375 -6.36% 94
South East +57 137 £350 -0.70% 45
City of London -3 76 £400 -5.88% 25
Wales +26 51 £325 -18.23% 14
South West -26 44 £363 +14.17% 19
Buckinghamshire +26 41 £350 +7.69% 2
East of England +3 40 £375 -1.63% 10
Scotland +13 36 £375 +3.80% 4
Hampshire -6 36 £315 -21.25% 10
Bristol +11 30 £363 +3.57% 7
South Wales +16 27 £325 -18.23% 9
Yorkshire -2 27 £325 +34.02% 14
Milton Keynes +18 26 £408 +25.38% 1
Swansea - 22 £400 - 5
West Wales - 22 £400 - 5
Southampton +9 21 £300 -9.09% 2
West Yorkshire +1 21 £325 +34.02% 9
East Midlands +9 20 £350 +6.87% 7
East Sussex - 19 £350 - 2
Brighton - 18 £350 - 2
Hertfordshire -14 17 £400 - 7
Edinburgh +10 16 £443 +25.53% 2
Newport - 16 £325 - 4
North East - 16 £290 - 5
Glasgow -1 15 £375 -16.66% 2
Surrey -4 14 £400 +6.66% 18
North West -21 13 £294 -2.08% 28
Oxfordshire - 13 £330 - 3
Northamptonshire +12 12 £400 +8.47% 3

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1091 (70.25%) Agile Software Development
2 815 (52.48%) Java
3 547 (35.22%) TDD
4 532 (34.26%) WebDriver
4 532 (34.26%) BDD
5 512 (32.97%) Cucumber
6 494 (31.81%) Scrum
7 460 (29.62%) QA
8 415 (26.72%) SQL
9 398 (25.63%) Test Automation
10 355 (22.86%) C#
11 331 (21.31%) JavaScript
11 331 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
12 316 (20.35%) Jenkins
13 306 (19.70%) JUnit
14 292 (18.80%) Web Services
15 266 (17.13%) .NET
15 266 (17.13%) Test Scripting
16 264 (17.00%) Automation Testing
17 261 (16.81%) Automated Testing
18 256 (16.48%) Finance
19 250 (16.10%) XML
20 243 (15.65%) HTML
21 239 (15.39%) Ruby
22 231 (14.87%) Maven
23 217 (13.97%) JIRA
23 217 (13.97%) Open Source
24 207 (13.33%) CSS
25 200 (12.88%) Linux
26 194 (12.49%) Spring

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 72 (4.64%) Apache
2 59 (3.80%) Tomcat
3 41 (2.64%) Node.js
4 40 (2.58%) WebSphere
5 38 (2.45%) SharePoint
6 32 (2.06%) CMS
7 21 (1.35%) Adobe CQ
8 20 (1.29%) Confluence
9 17 (1.09%) FileNet
10 12 (0.77%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (0.64%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.45%) IIS
14 6 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.39%) Drupal
15 5 (0.32%) nginx
15 5 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
17 3 (0.19%) Mule
17 3 (0.19%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 21 (1.35%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.52%) MS Office
3 4 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
4 3 (0.19%) Mingle
5 1 (0.064%) MS Project
5 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.064%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.064%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.26%) Magento
4 3 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.064%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.064%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.064%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.064%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.64%) Amazon S3
5 6 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.39%) SaaS
6 5 (0.32%) GitHub
7 3 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (4.83%) HTTP
2 36 (2.32%) Internet
3 28 (1.80%) Firewall
4 24 (1.55%) LDAP
5 13 (0.84%) NAS
6 11 (0.71%) DNS
6 11 (0.71%) SSL
7 10 (0.64%) Broadband
7 10 (0.64%) Wireless
8 9 (0.58%) Telnet
8 9 (0.58%) DHCP
8 9 (0.58%) FTP
9 7 (0.45%) 4G
9 7 (0.45%) 2G
9 7 (0.45%) 3G
10 6 (0.39%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.39%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.32%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.26%) LAN
12 4 (0.26%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (6.50%) Relational Database
2 98 (6.31%) MySQL
3 97 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 39 (2.51%) RDBMS
5 37 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 36 (2.32%) NoSQL
7 20 (1.29%) Big Data
8 19 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (1.16%) MongoDB
10 15 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (0.84%) DB2
12 11 (0.71%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.26%) SQL Navigator
15 4 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.19%) Hazelcast
16 3 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 532 (34.26%) WebDriver
2 512 (32.97%) Cucumber
3 316 (20.35%) Jenkins
4 306 (19.70%) JUnit
5 231 (14.87%) Maven
6 217 (13.97%) JIRA
7 163 (10.50%) Subversion
8 153 (9.85%) Git (software)
9 145 (9.34%) QuickTest Pro
10 139 (8.95%) JMeter
11 118 (7.60%) SoapUI
12 101 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
13 100 (6.44%) Hudson
14 95 (6.12%) FitNesse
15 94 (6.05%) SpecFlow
16 93 (5.99%) Ant
17 86 (5.54%) JBehave
18 83 (5.34%) TeamCity
19 77 (4.96%) WATIR
19 77 (4.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 256 (16.48%) Finance
2 76 (4.89%) Banking
3 50 (3.22%) Retail
4 43 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.25%) Marketing
6 27 (1.74%) Games
7 21 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.29%) Electronics
9 16 (1.03%) Advertising
10 15 (0.97%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.90%) Back Office
12 12 (0.77%) Publishing
13 8 (0.52%) Legal
14 7 (0.45%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.39%) Automotive
16 4 (0.26%) Local Government
16 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.13%) Billing
17 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
18 1 (0.064%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 440 (28.33%) Developer
2 357 (22.99%) Tester
3 331 (21.31%) Analyst
4 305 (19.64%) Test Analyst
5 170 (10.95%) Java Developer
6 150 (9.66%) Automation Tester
7 140 (9.01%) Test Engineer
8 83 (5.34%) QA Engineer
9 70 (4.51%) Test Leader
10 69 (4.44%) Automation Analyst
11 64 (4.12%) Automation Engineer
12 62 (3.99%) QA Tester
13 61 (3.93%) Automation Test Analyst
14 56 (3.61%) Consultant
15 54 (3.48%) QA Analyst
16 50 (3.22%) Selenium Tester
17 41 (2.64%) Agile Test Analyst
18 40 (2.58%) Test Consultant
19 37 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
20 36 (2.32%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (18.80%) Web Services
2 266 (17.13%) .NET
3 250 (16.10%) XML
4 243 (15.65%) HTML
5 207 (13.33%) CSS
6 194 (12.49%) Spring
7 128 (8.24%) REST
8 124 (7.98%) SOAP
9 112 (7.21%) jQuery
10 102 (6.57%) JSON
11 96 (6.18%) RESTful
12 80 (5.15%) Hibernate
13 76 (4.89%) .NET Framework
14 75 (4.83%) Ajax
15 69 (4.44%) ASP.NET
16 66 (4.25%) JSP
17 62 (3.99%) Spring MVC
18 59 (3.80%) J2EE
19 57 (3.67%) HTML5
20 51 (3.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 217 (13.97%) Open Source
2 90 (5.80%) Mobile App
3 64 (4.12%) Computer Science
4 62 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
6 39 (2.51%) User Experience
7 35 (2.25%) Client/Server
8 19 (1.22%) GIS
8 19 (1.22%) DTV
9 18 (1.16%) Digital Media
10 16 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (0.84%) Video on Demand
11 13 (0.84%) Visualisation
11 13 (0.84%) New Media
12 12 (0.77%) iPhone
13 11 (0.71%) EMV
13 11 (0.71%) Smartcard
14 10 (0.64%) Fixed Income
14 10 (0.64%) Firmware
15 8 (0.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 200 (12.88%) Linux
2 132 (8.50%) UNIX
3 81 (5.22%) Windows
4 63 (4.06%) Android
5 50 (3.22%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.09%) Solaris
7 12 (0.77%) Windows NT
8 6 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.39%) CentOS
8 6 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.13%) VMS
10 2 (0.13%) AIX
10 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.064%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.064%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.064%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1091 (70.25%) Agile Software Development
2 547 (35.22%) TDD
3 532 (34.26%) BDD
4 494 (31.81%) Scrum
5 398 (25.63%) Test Automation
6 331 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
7 266 (17.13%) Test Scripting
8 264 (17.00%) Automation Testing
9 261 (16.81%) Automated Testing
10 172 (11.08%) MVC
11 164 (10.56%) Software Testing
11 164 (10.56%) OO
12 155 (9.98%) E-Commerce
13 135 (8.69%) Manual Testing
13 135 (8.69%) Performance Testing
14 115 (7.41%) Kanban
15 114 (7.34%) Unit Testing
16 109 (7.02%) SOA
17 104 (6.70%) User Stories
18 86 (5.54%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 815 (52.48%) Java
2 415 (26.72%) SQL
3 355 (22.86%) C#
4 331 (21.31%) JavaScript
5 239 (15.39%) Ruby
6 147 (9.47%) PHP
7 105 (6.76%) Python
8 75 (4.83%) Perl
9 47 (3.03%) Shell Script
10 41 (2.64%) PL/SQL
11 37 (2.38%) Scala
12 36 (2.32%) PowerShell
13 35 (2.25%) C++
14 34 (2.19%) Bash Shell
15 30 (1.93%) VB
16 24 (1.55%) Groovy
17 23 (1.48%) VBScript
17 23 (1.48%) VB.NET
18 19 (1.22%) T-SQL
19 18 (1.16%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 187 (12.04%) ISEB
2 158 (10.17%) ISTQB
3 109 (7.02%) Security Cleared
4 92 (5.92%) SC Cleared
5 84 (5.41%) Degree
6 49 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (0.64%) HND
8 6 (0.39%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.13%) MCTS
10 2 (0.13%) MCAD
10 2 (0.13%) MCSD
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.064%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.064%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 460 (29.62%) QA
2 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.13%) WAI
4 1 (0.064%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (0.77%) VirtualBox
2 9 (0.58%) 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 (0.064%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.064%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.064%) NFS
Systems Management
1 111 (7.15%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (2.70%) Puppet
3 23 (1.48%) Vagrant
4 18 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.71%) Nagios
6 9 (0.58%) Ansible
7 5 (0.32%) WebInspect
8 4 (0.26%) Salt
8 4 (0.26%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.19%) Zenoss
9 3 (0.19%) Oozie
9 3 (0.19%) OpenView
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Nessus
10 2 (0.13%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.064%) YUM
11 1 (0.064%) Kibana
11 1 (0.064%) logstash
11 1 (0.064%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 177 (11.40%) Oracle
2 90 (5.80%) Microsoft
3 70 (4.51%) HP
4 59 (3.80%) JBoss
5 35 (2.25%) IBM
6 30 (1.93%) SAP
7 26 (1.67%) Adobe
8 24 (1.55%) Zend
9 22 (1.42%) hybris
10 15 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.90%) Informatica
12 11 (0.71%) Sitecore
12 11 (0.71%) Sun
13 10 (0.64%) ATG
13 10 (0.64%) Splunk
14 9 (0.58%) Google
15 8 (0.52%) VMware
16 7 (0.45%) Twitter
16 7 (0.45%) Apple
17 6 (0.39%) Telerik
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £130.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £ Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day £competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £250 to £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £220 - £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago