The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Selenium
Rank 102 93 94
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Selenium 10 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.67% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.99% 7.37% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 4
Average daily rate
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£408 £276 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.58% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £229 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £350 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £50.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +124.44%
Selenium
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
167 190 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.72% 9.06% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 123 103
Average daily rate £395 £290 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.20% -10.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 15
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.02% +20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £35.68 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 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
Shropshire - 5 £538 -
Warwickshire -5 2 £325 +18.18% 3
Coventry -1 1 £310 -11.42%
Birmingham -3 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) Java
3 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 7 (50.00%) QA
5 6 (42.86%) JSON
5 6 (42.86%) Scrum
5 6 (42.86%) XML
6 5 (35.71%) HTML
6 5 (35.71%) CSS
6 5 (35.71%) IntelliJ
6 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
6 5 (35.71%) Performance Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Scala
6 5 (35.71%) MongoDB
6 5 (35.71%) Play Framework
6 5 (35.71%) Test Planning
7 4 (28.57%) jQuery
7 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 3 (21.43%) PHP
8 3 (21.43%) JIRA
8 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) TDD
8 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 3 (21.43%) User Experience
8 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
8 3 (21.43%) HTML5
9 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
9 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
9 2 (14.29%) CSS3

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.14%) JBoss
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) MQSeries
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (7.14%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) IntelliJ
1 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) Bower
3 2 (14.29%) Jasmine
3 2 (14.29%) Grunt
3 2 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (7.14%) Ant
4 1 (7.14%) JUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) WatiN
4 1 (7.14%) JBehave
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Testing Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) JSON
1 6 (42.86%) XML
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) CSS
2 5 (35.71%) Play Framework
3 4 (28.57%) jQuery
4 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
4 3 (21.43%) HTML5
5 2 (14.29%) CSS3
5 2 (14.29%) PhoneGap
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
6 1 (7.14%) J2EE
6 1 (7.14%) Apache Camel
6 1 (7.14%) li3
6 1 (7.14%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) Performance Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Test Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 2 (14.29%) SOA
6 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 2 (14.29%) OOP
6 2 (14.29%) MVC
7 1 (7.14%) UML
7 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) Scala
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) PHP
5 2 (14.29%) Ruby
6 1 (7.14%) C#
6 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Talend