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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Selenium
Rank 83 114 95
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -19
Contract jobs citing Selenium 33 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.38% 0.21% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.89% 2.62% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 4
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£350 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £71.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-80.98% +129.03%
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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
256 191 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.68% 7.89% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 114 98
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 10
Average hourly rate £31.97 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Birmingham +25 20 £350 -9.67% 4
Shropshire - 5 £418 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £238 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
Worcestershire - 1 £288 - 1
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (57.50%) Scrum
2 23 (57.50%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (50.00%) BDD
4 18 (45.00%) Git (software)
5 17 (42.50%) Test Automation
5 17 (42.50%) TDD
5 17 (42.50%) .NET
6 16 (40.00%) Python
6 16 (40.00%) Microservices
7 15 (37.50%) Mentoring
7 15 (37.50%) Flask
7 15 (37.50%) Linux
7 15 (37.50%) SOA
7 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 15 (37.50%) MVC
7 15 (37.50%) Django
8 14 (35.00%) Subversion
8 14 (35.00%) Ubuntu
8 14 (35.00%) RESTful
8 14 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (35.00%) Debian
8 14 (35.00%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (32.50%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
11 11 (27.50%) Java
11 11 (27.50%) Vagrant
12 10 (25.00%) TOGAF
12 10 (25.00%) SQL
13 9 (22.50%) HTML

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (17.50%) WebLogic
1 7 (17.50%) Apache
2 3 (7.50%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (7.50%) JBoss
3 2 (5.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) SMTP
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
1 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
1 1 (2.50%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (35.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (45.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (35.00%) Subversion
3 8 (20.00%) JUnit
4 7 (17.50%) Eclipse
4 7 (17.50%) WebDriver
4 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
5 4 (10.00%) NUnit
5 4 (10.00%) ClearCase
6 3 (7.50%) IntelliJ
6 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.00%) PHPUnit
7 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.50%) Spock
8 1 (2.50%) Mockito
8 1 (2.50%) Hudson
8 1 (2.50%) JIRA
8 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Developer
2 14 (35.00%) Python Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Tester
4 7 (17.50%) Architect
4 7 (17.50%) Senior Python Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Senior Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Software Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Automated Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Head of Software Engineering
7 1 (2.50%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.50%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.50%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) .NET
2 15 (37.50%) Django
2 15 (37.50%) Flask
3 14 (35.00%) RESTful
4 9 (22.50%) HTML
4 9 (22.50%) XML
5 8 (20.00%) HTML5
5 8 (20.00%) REST
6 7 (17.50%) Hibernate
6 7 (17.50%) Spring
6 7 (17.50%) J2SE
6 7 (17.50%) SOAP
6 7 (17.50%) J2EE
7 6 (15.00%) JSON
8 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (7.50%) EJB
9 3 (7.50%) Play Framework
10 2 (5.00%) CSS
11 1 (2.50%) Web Services
11 1 (2.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Linked Data
1 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Linux
2 14 (35.00%) Debian
2 14 (35.00%) Ubuntu
3 8 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (2.50%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (57.50%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (57.50%) Scrum
3 20 (50.00%) BDD
4 17 (42.50%) Test Automation
4 17 (42.50%) TDD
5 16 (40.00%) Microservices
6 15 (37.50%) Mentoring
6 15 (37.50%) SOA
6 15 (37.50%) MVC
7 13 (32.50%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 10 (25.00%) TOGAF
9 8 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (20.00%) DevOps
10 7 (17.50%) Open Source
10 7 (17.50%) Automated Testing
11 6 (15.00%) Software Architecture
12 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (7.50%) Web Development
12 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) Python
2 11 (27.50%) Java
3 10 (25.00%) SQL
4 8 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.50%) Scala
7 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) Vagrant
2 3 (7.50%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) webMethods
3 4 (10.00%) Informatica
4 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) hybris
5 1 (2.50%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle