The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Selenium skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Selenium over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Selenium
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 27 - 35
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 11 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.97% - 2.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.00% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 7
Median daily rate £445 - £485
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.95 £45.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +30.26% +0.55%  

Selenium is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 44 38 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 15.88% 12.46% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 23
Median daily rate £445 £310 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.54% -34.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.39 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.73% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Selenium as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Selenium in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Selenium in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in Bedfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 3 £450 -
Luton - 1 - -
Selenium
East of England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Selenium also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (87.50%) Cucumber
2 14 (87.50%) SoapUI
3 13 (81.25%) JIRA
3 13 (81.25%) Ruby
3 13 (81.25%) Python
3 13 (81.25%) API Testing
4 11 (68.75%) SQL
4 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
4 11 (68.75%) Mobile App
5 10 (62.50%) Calabash
5 10 (62.50%) Capybara
5 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 10 (62.50%) Android
5 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (62.50%) Apple iOS
5 10 (62.50%) Java
6 9 (56.25%) QA
7 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
8 5 (31.25%) BDD
8 5 (31.25%) C#
8 5 (31.25%) SDET
9 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (25.00%) TDD
9 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
9 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
9 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (18.75%) TestNG
10 3 (18.75%) TeamCity
10 3 (18.75%) JBehave

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Blockchain
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Cucumber
1 14 (87.50%) SoapUI
2 13 (81.25%) JIRA
3 10 (62.50%) Calabash
3 10 (62.50%) Capybara
4 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (18.75%) JBehave
5 3 (18.75%) JUnit
5 3 (18.75%) TeamCity
5 3 (18.75%) TestNG
6 2 (12.50%) Appium
7 1 (6.25%) NUnit
General
1 3 (18.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 9 (56.25%) Applications Engineer
3 8 (50.00%) Mobile Engineer
4 5 (31.25%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Web Applications Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Web Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Developer
6 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (6.25%) Behat
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
2 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Android
1 10 (62.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) API Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 5 (31.25%) BDD
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) ATDD
6 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
6 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 3 (18.75%) Feature Driven Development
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
8 1 (6.25%) Agile Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
8 1 (6.25%) MVC
8 1 (6.25%) OO
8 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Python
1 13 (81.25%) Ruby
2 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) Perl
6 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (56.25%) QA
2 5 (31.25%) SDET
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft