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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Selenium
Rank 113 147 173
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +26
Permanent jobs citing Selenium 171 100 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.27% 1.47% 1.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.51% 9.84% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 138 82 58
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,100 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,450 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
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 1016 1206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.82% 14.97% 16.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1085 892 1064
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +13 81 £40,000 +8.10% 12
Cheshire +30 70 £37,500 +15.38% 13
Merseyside +20 11 £35,000 - 1
Lancashire -1 2 £36,250 +20.83%
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 226 (76.35%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (36.15%) Java
3 103 (34.80%) C#
4 97 (32.77%) QA
5 91 (30.74%) .NET
6 88 (29.73%) TDD
7 87 (29.39%) JavaScript
8 86 (29.05%) SQL
9 80 (27.03%) HTML
10 75 (25.34%) Windows
11 73 (24.66%) Scrum
12 72 (24.32%) Cucumber
13 70 (23.65%) Automated Testing
14 69 (23.31%) SQL Server
14 69 (23.31%) WebDriver
15 68 (22.97%) Finance
16 65 (21.96%) CSS
17 60 (20.27%) MVC
18 58 (19.59%) ASP.NET
18 58 (19.59%) Continuous Integration
19 55 (18.58%) Software Testing
19 55 (18.58%) BDD
20 54 (18.24%) Linux
21 52 (17.57%) Automation Testing
22 50 (16.89%) ISEB
23 48 (16.22%) QuickTest Pro
24 47 (15.88%) jQuery
25 46 (15.54%) JIRA
26 45 (15.20%) Manual Testing
26 45 (15.20%) JUnit

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 23 (7.77%) JBoss
2 14 (4.73%) Apache
2 14 (4.73%) Tomcat
2 14 (4.73%) NServiceBus
3 9 (3.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 8 (2.70%) Jetty
4 8 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
4 8 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.36%) CMS
6 5 (1.69%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.01%) Flash Media Server
7 3 (1.01%) Confluence
7 3 (1.01%) Node.js
8 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.34%) IIS
8 1 (0.34%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 27 (9.12%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.70%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.01%) MS Office
4 1 (0.34%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.69%) GitHub
3 2 (0.68%) Trello
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.77%) Internet
2 12 (4.05%) HTTP
3 3 (1.01%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (23.31%) SQL Server
2 36 (12.16%) MySQL
3 27 (9.12%) Relational Database
4 21 (7.09%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (6.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (4.73%) MongoDB
7 13 (4.39%) NoSQL
8 9 (3.04%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.70%) Informix
9 8 (2.70%) Big Data
9 8 (2.70%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.68%) Mahout
12 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 72 (24.32%) Cucumber
2 69 (23.31%) WebDriver
3 48 (16.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 46 (15.54%) JIRA
5 45 (15.20%) JUnit
6 44 (14.86%) Git (software)
7 41 (13.85%) Jenkins
8 39 (13.18%) SpecFlow
9 29 (9.80%) Eclipse
10 24 (8.11%) SoapUI
11 23 (7.77%) Visual Studio
11 23 (7.77%) NUnit
12 20 (6.76%) Maven
13 19 (6.42%) Selenium IDE
14 18 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (4.73%) Gradle
16 11 (3.72%) TeamCity
17 10 (3.38%) FitNesse
17 10 (3.38%) MSTest
18 9 (3.04%) Mockito
General
1 68 (22.97%) Finance
2 17 (5.74%) Retail
3 13 (4.39%) Marketing
4 10 (3.38%) Billing
5 9 (3.04%) Games
6 6 (2.03%) Legal
6 6 (2.03%) Advertising
7 2 (0.68%) Military
7 2 (0.68%) Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.68%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 100 (33.78%) Analyst
2 81 (27.36%) Developer
3 79 (26.69%) Tester
4 72 (24.32%) Test Analyst
5 45 (15.20%) Software Tester
6 36 (12.16%) Java Developer
7 32 (10.81%) Senior Developer
8 24 (8.11%) QA Analyst
9 17 (5.74%) Automation Tester
10 16 (5.41%) QA Tester
10 16 (5.41%) Test Engineer
11 15 (5.07%) .NET Developer
11 15 (5.07%) Analyst Programmer
11 15 (5.07%) Programmer
11 15 (5.07%) .NET Analyst Programmer
11 15 (5.07%) .NET Programmer
12 14 (4.73%) Automation Engineer
13 13 (4.39%) Senior Java Developer
14 12 (4.05%) Software Test Analyst
15 11 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (30.74%) .NET
2 80 (27.03%) HTML
3 65 (21.96%) CSS
4 58 (19.59%) ASP.NET
5 47 (15.88%) jQuery
6 42 (14.19%) Web Services
7 40 (13.51%) Spring
8 35 (11.82%) SOAP
9 34 (11.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (10.81%) WCF
11 31 (10.47%) Hibernate
12 29 (9.80%) XML
13 27 (9.12%) HTML5
14 26 (8.78%) JSON
15 25 (8.45%) NHibernate
15 25 (8.45%) CSS3
16 23 (7.77%) REST
17 22 (7.43%) .NET Framework
18 20 (6.76%) Castle Windsor
18 20 (6.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.09%) Open Source
2 15 (5.07%) User Experience
3 14 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (4.73%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.04%) Mathematics
6 8 (2.70%) N-Tier
7 7 (2.36%) Online Games
8 5 (1.69%) Graphic Design
8 5 (1.69%) Social Media
8 5 (1.69%) Blog
9 4 (1.35%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.01%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.01%) Clustering
10 3 (1.01%) Human Factors
11 2 (0.68%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 75 (25.34%) Windows
2 54 (18.24%) Linux
3 18 (6.08%) Android
4 14 (4.73%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.68%) UNIX
7 1 (0.34%) CentOS
7 1 (0.34%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (76.35%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (29.73%) TDD
3 73 (24.66%) Scrum
4 70 (23.65%) Automated Testing
5 60 (20.27%) MVC
6 58 (19.59%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (18.58%) BDD
7 55 (18.58%) Software Testing
8 52 (17.57%) Automation Testing
9 45 (15.20%) Manual Testing
10 38 (12.84%) Test Scripting
10 38 (12.84%) Test Automation
11 32 (10.81%) Regression Testing
12 30 (10.14%) Test Strategy
13 24 (8.11%) E-Commerce
14 22 (7.43%) Mentoring
15 19 (6.42%) OO
15 19 (6.42%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (6.42%) Pair Programming
16 17 (5.74%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (36.15%) Java
2 103 (34.80%) C#
3 87 (29.39%) JavaScript
4 86 (29.05%) SQL
5 17 (5.74%) C++
6 14 (4.73%) Ruby
7 12 (4.05%) PHP
7 12 (4.05%) T-SQL
8 9 (3.04%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.03%) C
9 6 (2.03%) VB
9 6 (2.03%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.35%) Python
11 3 (1.01%) Groovy
12 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.34%) Scala
13 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.34%) XQuery
13 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (16.89%) ISEB
2 34 (11.49%) Degree
3 16 (5.41%) ISTQB
4 8 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.03%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.35%) HND
7 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.68%) MCP
7 2 (0.68%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (32.77%) QA
2 3 (1.01%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.38%) Puppet
2 9 (3.04%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.35%) Hyperic
4 3 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.68%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 40 (13.51%) Oracle
2 36 (12.16%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.05%) HP
4 10 (3.38%) Perforce
5 9 (3.04%) VMware
6 8 (2.70%) IBM
6 8 (2.70%) Compuware
7 5 (1.69%) New Relic
7 5 (1.69%) Twitter
7 5 (1.69%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.35%) Telerik
9 3 (1.01%) Apple
9 3 (1.01%) Adobe
10 2 (0.68%) Xamarin
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