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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 144 180 240
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +60
Contract jobs citing Selenium 810 547 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.44% 1.15% 0.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.66% 10.15% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 419 303
Average daily rate £350 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +22 759 £350 -6.66% 262
London +33 495 £375 -6.25% 145
City of London +23 160 £350 -12.50% 59
South East -22 94 £325 +0.38% 44
South West +22 50 £339 +17.31% 15
Scotland -7 28 £330 -18.01% 7
Bristol +12 27 £330 +10.00% 5
Yorkshire -6 26 £320 -5.18% 19
North West +1 25 £316 +1.93% 15
East Midlands +12 22 £275 -15.38% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 22 £325 +14.53% 2
Berkshire -10 22 £275 -24.13% 12
Hampshire -25 21 £350 +6.06% 4
East of England -21 20 £325 +3.17% 16
West Yorkshire -11 19 £305 -4.31% 14
Surrey +5 18 £366 +33.09% 15
Milton Keynes -1 18 £325 +13.04% 2
Leeds -12 16 £303 -5.09% 10
Glasgow +13 14 £375 - 1
Manchester -1 14 £317 +10.64% 8
Wales -6 14 £400 +50.94% 9
Edinburgh -14 14 £315 -8.69% 5
South Wales -5 13 £400 +50.94% 8
West Midlands -7 13 £310 -10.14% 3
North East -14 13 £350 +29.62% 1
Tyne and Wear -17 12 £350 +29.62% 1
Cardiff - 12 £400 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 11 £350 +29.62% 1
Leicestershire -4 10 £275 -15.38% 1
Wiltshire -9 10 £350 +21.73% 5

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 651 (45.15%) Java
2 587 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
3 520 (36.06%) WebDriver
4 502 (34.81%) Test Automation
5 477 (33.08%) Cucumber
6 463 (32.11%) QA
7 462 (32.04%) BDD
8 415 (28.78%) TDD
9 390 (27.05%) SQL
10 381 (26.42%) Scrum
11 303 (21.01%) C#
12 293 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
13 288 (19.97%) Web Services
14 281 (19.49%) Test Scripting
15 257 (17.82%) Jenkins
15 257 (17.82%) Automation Testing
16 253 (17.55%) Automated Testing
17 238 (16.50%) Finance
18 236 (16.37%) Ruby
19 226 (15.67%) JavaScript
20 219 (15.19%) E-Commerce
21 204 (14.15%) JUnit
22 197 (13.66%) SoapUI
23 193 (13.38%) .NET
23 193 (13.38%) XML
24 181 (12.55%) Open Source
25 180 (12.48%) JIRA
26 179 (12.41%) Maven
26 179 (12.41%) HTML
27 176 (12.21%) ISEB

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 51 (3.54%) CMS
2 35 (2.43%) Apache
3 31 (2.15%) Node.js
4 30 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 27 (1.87%) Confluence
6 25 (1.73%) Alfresco
7 14 (0.97%) SharePoint
8 12 (0.83%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.76%) Adobe CQ
10 10 (0.69%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.69%) Drupal
11 7 (0.49%) IIS
12 5 (0.35%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle Spatial
13 3 (0.21%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
14 2 (0.14%) DNN
14 2 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.90%) MS Office
3 9 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.28%) Mingle
5 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.14%) MS Project
6 1 (0.069%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.069%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 6 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.28%) Summit
3 4 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.21%) Retail-J
5 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.14%) SiteCatalyst
5 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.069%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.069%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.069%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (0.97%) SaaS
3 10 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.28%) GitHub
4 4 (0.28%) PaaS
5 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.069%) Heroku
6 1 (0.069%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.88%) HTTP
2 52 (3.61%) Internet
3 23 (1.60%) LDAP
4 15 (1.04%) SSL
5 10 (0.69%) Firewall
6 9 (0.62%) 3G
6 9 (0.62%) 2G
6 9 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.62%) SSH
6 9 (0.62%) 4G
7 8 (0.55%) HTTPS
7 8 (0.55%) DNS
8 7 (0.49%) WAN
8 7 (0.49%) LAN
9 6 (0.42%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.35%) FTP
11 2 (0.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.14%) NAS
11 2 (0.14%) ASN.1
11 2 (0.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 80 (5.55%) Relational Database
3 74 (5.13%) MySQL
4 30 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 23 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 20 (1.39%) MongoDB
7 17 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (0.97%) Big Data
10 13 (0.90%) NoSQL
11 12 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.49%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
15 4 (0.28%) Star Schema
16 3 (0.21%) SAP BW
16 3 (0.21%) DB2
16 3 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
16 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 520 (36.06%) WebDriver
2 477 (33.08%) Cucumber
3 257 (17.82%) Jenkins
4 204 (14.15%) JUnit
5 197 (13.66%) SoapUI
6 180 (12.48%) JIRA
7 179 (12.41%) Maven
8 138 (9.57%) QuickTest Pro
9 130 (9.02%) JBehave
10 125 (8.67%) FitNesse
11 119 (8.25%) Git (software)
12 108 (7.49%) JMeter
13 100 (6.93%) SpecFlow
14 98 (6.80%) Calabash
15 89 (6.17%) Subversion
16 88 (6.10%) Visual Studio
17 84 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
18 83 (5.76%) WATIR
19 82 (5.69%) Ant
19 82 (5.69%) TeamCity
General
1 238 (16.50%) Finance
2 96 (6.66%) Banking
3 69 (4.79%) Retail
4 44 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 28 (1.94%) Marketing
6 20 (1.39%) Publishing
7 18 (1.25%) Games
8 17 (1.18%) Advertising
9 15 (1.04%) Back Office
10 14 (0.97%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.49%) Electronics
14 6 (0.42%) Legal
15 4 (0.28%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.28%) Automotive
16 3 (0.21%) Billing
16 3 (0.21%) Local Government
16 3 (0.21%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 380 (26.35%) Analyst
2 370 (25.66%) Tester
3 331 (22.95%) Test Analyst
4 295 (20.46%) Developer
5 139 (9.64%) Automation Tester
6 133 (9.22%) Test Engineer
7 102 (7.07%) Java Developer
8 94 (6.52%) QA Engineer
9 77 (5.34%) Automation Analyst
10 72 (4.99%) Automation Test Analyst
11 70 (4.85%) QA Analyst
11 70 (4.85%) QA Tester
12 69 (4.79%) Test Leader
13 67 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
14 49 (3.40%) Senior Tester
15 47 (3.26%) Selenium Tester
16 46 (3.19%) Test Manager
17 43 (2.98%) Consultant
18 40 (2.77%) Agile Test Analyst
19 39 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (19.97%) Web Services
2 193 (13.38%) .NET
2 193 (13.38%) XML
3 179 (12.41%) HTML
4 164 (11.37%) SOAP
5 121 (8.39%) CSS
6 108 (7.49%) Spring
7 106 (7.35%) RESTful
8 97 (6.73%) REST
9 86 (5.96%) jQuery
10 79 (5.48%) JSON
11 54 (3.74%) Hibernate
12 49 (3.40%) ASP.NET
13 47 (3.26%) Gherkin
14 43 (2.98%) Ajax
15 37 (2.57%) HTML5
16 36 (2.50%) J2EE
17 31 (2.15%) CSS3
18 30 (2.08%) Java EE
19 29 (2.01%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 181 (12.55%) Open Source
2 135 (9.36%) Mobile App
3 67 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 52 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (2.29%) Mobile Banking
6 25 (1.73%) Digital Media
7 23 (1.60%) Client/Server
8 17 (1.18%) IPTV
9 14 (0.97%) Video on Demand
9 14 (0.97%) Mobile Payment
10 10 (0.69%) iPhone
10 10 (0.69%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.62%) GIS
11 9 (0.62%) Handset
12 7 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.49%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.49%) iPad
13 6 (0.42%) NHS
13 6 (0.42%) DTV
14 4 (0.28%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 156 (10.82%) Linux
2 110 (7.63%) UNIX
3 86 (5.96%) Android
4 75 (5.20%) Windows
5 70 (4.85%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.18%) Solaris
7 4 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.21%) AIX
9 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.14%) CentOS
9 2 (0.14%) VMS
9 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.14%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.069%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.069%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.069%) Gentoo
10 1 (0.069%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 587 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
2 502 (34.81%) Test Automation
3 462 (32.04%) BDD
4 415 (28.78%) TDD
5 381 (26.42%) Scrum
6 293 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
7 281 (19.49%) Test Scripting
8 257 (17.82%) Automation Testing
9 253 (17.55%) Automated Testing
10 219 (15.19%) E-Commerce
11 162 (11.23%) Software Testing
12 125 (8.67%) SOA
13 102 (7.07%) Performance Testing
14 100 (6.93%) OO
15 96 (6.66%) User Stories
16 94 (6.52%) Unit Testing
17 93 (6.45%) Test Strategy
18 87 (6.03%) Manual Testing
19 82 (5.69%) User Acceptance Testing
20 78 (5.41%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 651 (45.15%) Java
2 390 (27.05%) SQL
3 303 (21.01%) C#
4 236 (16.37%) Ruby
5 226 (15.67%) JavaScript
6 95 (6.59%) Python
7 71 (4.92%) PHP
8 51 (3.54%) Groovy
9 38 (2.64%) Perl
10 33 (2.29%) C++
11 31 (2.15%) Shell Script
12 28 (1.94%) Scala
13 27 (1.87%) XPath
14 22 (1.53%) XQuery
15 19 (1.32%) C
16 17 (1.18%) PL/SQL
16 17 (1.18%) VB
17 16 (1.11%) T-SQL
18 15 (1.04%) Bash Shell
19 14 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 176 (12.21%) ISEB
2 142 (9.85%) ISTQB
3 77 (5.34%) Degree
4 76 (5.27%) Security Cleared
5 64 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.35%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.14%) HND
10 1 (0.069%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.069%) CCNA
10 1 (0.069%) HNC
10 1 (0.069%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.069%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 463 (32.11%) QA
2 6 (0.42%) WAI
3 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.28%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.069%) Basel III
4 1 (0.069%) EMIR
4 1 (0.069%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.069%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.21%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.069%) NFS
3 1 (0.069%) Xen
3 1 (0.069%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.069%) Sendmail
3 1 (0.069%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 97 (6.73%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (1.94%) Puppet
3 16 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.69%) Nagios
5 7 (0.49%) Capistrano
6 6 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.35%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.28%) MOM
9 2 (0.14%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.069%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.069%) YUM
10 1 (0.069%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.069%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 154 (10.68%) Oracle
2 111 (7.70%) Microsoft
3 71 (4.92%) HP
4 44 (3.05%) JBoss
5 18 (1.25%) IBM
6 16 (1.11%) SAP
7 14 (0.97%) Zend
8 13 (0.90%) Apple
8 13 (0.90%) hybris
9 11 (0.76%) Adobe
9 11 (0.76%) Sun
10 9 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.55%) VMware
11 8 (0.55%) ATG
12 6 (0.42%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.35%) FatWire
13 5 (0.35%) Serena
13 5 (0.35%) Sitecore
14 4 (0.28%) Green Hat
14 4 (0.28%) Twitter
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable + Market rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £225 - £250 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis IT
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300-350
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum - dep on exp
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis IT
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £280 to £330 per day depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
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