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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 121 100 92
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing Selenium 1 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.040% 0.47% 0.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 5.78% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
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£400 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+129.03% -
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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
189 173 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.58% 8.07% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 106 105
Average daily rate £328 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 11
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.84 £31.00 £24.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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
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 20 August 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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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 -5 1 £400 +33.33%
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 7 (41.18%) CSS
2 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 7 (41.18%) ISEB
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
3 6 (35.29%) QA
3 6 (35.29%) WebDriver
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Web Design
5 4 (23.53%) jQuery
5 4 (23.53%) JIRA
5 4 (23.53%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
6 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
6 3 (17.65%) C#
6 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (17.65%) SOAP
6 3 (17.65%) XML
6 3 (17.65%) JMeter
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) Spring
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Use Case
7 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
7 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (11.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Retail-J
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) WebDriver
2 4 (23.53%) JIRA
3 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 3 (17.65%) JMeter
4 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
4 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.88%) JBehave
5 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.88%) Ant
5 1 (5.88%) JUnit
5 1 (5.88%) TestNG
5 1 (5.88%) Subversion
5 1 (5.88%) Maven
General
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) QA Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) CSS
1 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) jQuery
3 3 (17.65%) SOAP
3 3 (17.65%) XML
3 3 (17.65%) Spring
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.76%) .NET
5 1 (5.88%) J2EE
5 1 (5.88%) XHTML
5 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Scrum
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Web Design
2 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
3 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Use Case
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Testing
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) System Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) Scala
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) VBScript
5 1 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISEB
1 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) HP