The table below looks at the statistics for Selenium skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Selenium over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 116 168 170
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +2
Permanent jobs citing Selenium 154 68 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.07% 0.96% 1.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.16% 6.70% 6.44%
Number of salaries quoted 134 60 70
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,700 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Selenium
England

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

Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1266 1015 1164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.05% 14.26% 15.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1087 897 1021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,700 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

Selenium
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Selenium Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Selenium
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Selenium across the North West region.

Selenium Salary Trend in the North West

Selenium
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Selenium across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Selenium Salary Histogram in the North West

Selenium
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +27 71 £39,500 +31.66% 16
Cheshire +20 54 £32,500 - 9
Merseyside +13 19 £35,000 +16.66%
Lancashire -2 3 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Selenium.

1 100 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (36.89%) C#
3 85 (34.84%) SQL
3 85 (34.84%) TDD
4 84 (34.43%) QA
5 74 (30.33%) .NET
5 74 (30.33%) Java
6 73 (29.92%) JavaScript
7 69 (28.28%) SQL Server
8 63 (25.82%) Cucumber
9 62 (25.41%) Windows
10 61 (25.00%) HTML
10 61 (25.00%) Automation Testing
11 58 (23.77%) Automated Testing
12 54 (22.13%) Software Testing
12 54 (22.13%) ASP.NET
13 49 (20.08%) ISEB
14 48 (19.67%) BDD
15 46 (18.85%) WebDriver
16 45 (18.44%) Scrum
17 43 (17.62%) CSS
18 42 (17.21%) Finance
19 39 (15.98%) Test Automation
20 38 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
20 38 (15.57%) MVC
21 35 (14.34%) JUnit
21 35 (14.34%) QuickTest Pro
21 35 (14.34%) Manual Testing
22 34 (13.93%) jQuery
22 34 (13.93%) Microsoft

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Selenium. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.69%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.28%) Jetty
3 7 (2.87%) NServiceBus
3 7 (2.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 7 (2.87%) CMS
3 7 (2.87%) IBM HTTP Server
3 7 (2.87%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.05%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.64%) Apache
6 3 (1.23%) Node.js
7 1 (0.41%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.41%) Confluence
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.46%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.43%) Internet
2 12 (4.92%) HTTP
3 3 (1.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (28.28%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.38%) Relational Database
2 18 (7.38%) MySQL
3 16 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (4.51%) Informix
6 9 (3.69%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.28%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.28%) Big Data
8 7 (2.87%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.87%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.82%) Mahout
12 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 63 (25.82%) Cucumber
2 46 (18.85%) WebDriver
3 35 (14.34%) JUnit
3 35 (14.34%) QuickTest Pro
4 33 (13.52%) Jenkins
5 30 (12.30%) JIRA
6 26 (10.66%) NUnit
6 26 (10.66%) SoapUI
7 23 (9.43%) Git (software)
7 23 (9.43%) SpecFlow
8 22 (9.02%) Selenium IDE
9 19 (7.79%) Eclipse
10 17 (6.97%) Maven
11 16 (6.56%) Hudson
12 15 (6.15%) Visual Studio
13 14 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (4.92%) TeamCity
15 11 (4.51%) LoadRunner
15 11 (4.51%) EasyMock
15 11 (4.51%) QALoad
General
1 42 (17.21%) Finance
2 16 (6.56%) Marketing
3 10 (4.10%) Billing
4 9 (3.69%) Games
5 8 (3.28%) Retail
6 7 (2.87%) Legal
7 6 (2.46%) Advertising
8 2 (0.82%) Military
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (34.43%) Analyst
2 64 (26.23%) Test Analyst
3 61 (25.00%) Developer
3 61 (25.00%) Tester
4 37 (15.16%) Software Tester
5 24 (9.84%) Java Developer
6 19 (7.79%) Senior Developer
7 15 (6.15%) Test Engineer
7 15 (6.15%) QA Analyst
8 13 (5.33%) Automation Tester
8 13 (5.33%) .NET Developer
9 11 (4.51%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (4.10%) QA Engineer
10 10 (4.10%) Senior Test Analyst
10 10 (4.10%) Automation Engineer
11 9 (3.69%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (3.69%) Software Test Analyst
12 8 (3.28%) .NET Analyst Programmer
12 8 (3.28%) .NET Programmer
12 8 (3.28%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (30.33%) .NET
2 61 (25.00%) HTML
3 54 (22.13%) ASP.NET
4 43 (17.62%) CSS
5 34 (13.93%) jQuery
6 33 (13.52%) Web Services
7 31 (12.70%) SOAP
8 29 (11.89%) Spring
9 25 (10.25%) WCF
10 24 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (8.20%) .NET Framework
11 20 (8.20%) XML
12 19 (7.79%) Hibernate
12 19 (7.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 18 (7.38%) HTML5
13 18 (7.38%) NHibernate
14 16 (6.56%) LINQ
14 16 (6.56%) JSON
14 16 (6.56%) CSS3
15 15 (6.15%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.51%) Open Source
2 8 (3.28%) Social Media
3 7 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.87%) N-Tier
3 7 (2.87%) Online Games
4 4 (1.64%) Smartphone
4 4 (1.64%) Mathematics
4 4 (1.64%) Replication
5 3 (1.23%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.23%) Clustering
5 3 (1.23%) Human Factors
5 3 (1.23%) Graphic Design
6 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.41%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 62 (25.41%) Windows
2 29 (11.89%) Linux
3 18 (7.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (6.97%) Android
5 14 (5.74%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.05%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (34.84%) TDD
3 61 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 58 (23.77%) Automated Testing
5 54 (22.13%) Software Testing
6 48 (19.67%) BDD
7 45 (18.44%) Scrum
8 39 (15.98%) Test Automation
9 38 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (15.57%) MVC
10 35 (14.34%) Manual Testing
11 30 (12.30%) Test Strategy
12 28 (11.48%) Test Scripting
13 24 (9.84%) Web Testing
14 23 (9.43%) System Testing
15 20 (8.20%) E-Commerce
16 19 (7.79%) Pair Programming
17 17 (6.97%) Regression Testing
18 14 (5.74%) UML
19 13 (5.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 90 (36.89%) C#
2 85 (34.84%) SQL
3 74 (30.33%) Java
4 73 (29.92%) JavaScript
5 19 (7.79%) T-SQL
6 16 (6.56%) C++
7 11 (4.51%) Ruby
8 7 (2.87%) PHP
9 6 (2.46%) VB
9 6 (2.46%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.64%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.23%) C
12 2 (0.82%) Groovy
13 1 (0.41%) VBScript
13 1 (0.41%) XQuery
13 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 49 (20.08%) ISEB
2 22 (9.02%) ISTQB
3 10 (4.10%) Degree
4 6 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.05%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.82%) MCP
6 2 (0.82%) MCSD
6 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (34.43%) QA
2 3 (1.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.10%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (4.10%) Puppet
2 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.82%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.82%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 34 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 32 (13.11%) Oracle
3 13 (5.33%) JBoss
3 13 (5.33%) HP
4 7 (2.87%) Compuware
4 7 (2.87%) IBM
4 7 (2.87%) Perforce
5 6 (2.46%) VMware
5 6 (2.46%) Apple
6 3 (1.23%) Facebook
7 2 (0.82%) Xamarin
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