The first table below looks at the demand for Selenium skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 for the West Midlands region.

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 105 98 99
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Selenium 13 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.07% 2.94% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
Average daily rate £310 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.14% +6.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
184 170 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.74% 9.28% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 85 91
Average daily rate £300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £491 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +26.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Selenium
England

Selenium
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Selenium across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Selenium Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Selenium
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Selenium across the West Midlands region.

Selenium Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Selenium
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Selenium across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Selenium Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the West Midlands region 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
Coventry -4 4 £325 -
Birmingham -9 4 £175 -49.27% 2
Warwickshire - 2 £323 - 1
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 15 (57.69%) ISEB
1 15 (57.69%) ISTQB
2 13 (50.00%) Java
2 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (46.15%) Software Testing
3 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (46.15%) Test Scripting
4 11 (42.31%) System Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
6 7 (26.92%) HTML
6 7 (26.92%) C#
6 7 (26.92%) CSS
7 6 (23.08%) HP
7 6 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (23.08%) LoadRunner
7 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
8 5 (19.23%) Agile Testing
8 5 (19.23%) User Stories
8 5 (19.23%) BDD
8 5 (19.23%) QA
8 5 (19.23%) FitNesse
8 5 (19.23%) WPF
8 5 (19.23%) Silverlight
8 5 (19.23%) Scrum
8 5 (19.23%) Extreme Programming
8 5 (19.23%) OO
8 5 (19.23%) C++
9 4 (15.38%) SQL
9 4 (15.38%) VBScript

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (23.08%) LoadRunner
1 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
2 5 (19.23%) FitNesse
3 3 (11.54%) JUnit
3 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
3 3 (11.54%) TestNG
4 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 2 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (3.85%) Maven
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1 (3.85%) Ant
5 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (15.38%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Test Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Tester
4 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Quality Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Java Applications Developer
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) HTML
1 7 (26.92%) CSS
2 5 (19.23%) WPF
2 5 (19.23%) Silverlight
3 4 (15.38%) jQuery
4 3 (11.54%) Spring
4 3 (11.54%) SOAP
4 3 (11.54%) XML
5 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.85%) XHTML
5 1 (3.85%) .NET
5 1 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) EPoS
2 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) Telematics
3 1 (3.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Software Testing
1 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (46.15%) Test Scripting
2 11 (42.31%) System Testing
3 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
4 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Agile Testing
5 5 (19.23%) User Stories
5 5 (19.23%) BDD
5 5 (19.23%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) Extreme Programming
5 5 (19.23%) OO
6 4 (15.38%) Web Design
7 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.69%) ERP
7 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
1 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (26.92%) C#
3 5 (19.23%) C++
4 4 (15.38%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) VBScript
4 4 (15.38%) VB
5 2 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) ISEB
1 15 (57.69%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Salesforce.com