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 24 June 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.

Selenium
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 36 41
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.57% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.13% 3.85% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £330 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +2.81% +1.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £48.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year -2.06% +44.77%  

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 39 26 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 11.05% 8.10% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 17
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £50.78 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

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

Selenium
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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 13 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 12 (92.31%) Mobile App
2 12 (92.31%) JIRA
3 11 (84.62%) Java
3 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
3 11 (84.62%) SQL
3 11 (84.62%) Apple iOS
3 11 (84.62%) Android
3 11 (84.62%) API Testing
4 10 (76.92%) SoapUI
4 10 (76.92%) Ruby
4 10 (76.92%) Python
5 9 (69.23%) QA
5 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
5 9 (69.23%) Calabash
5 9 (69.23%) Capybara
5 9 (69.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
6 4 (30.77%) Appium
7 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
7 3 (23.08%) REST
7 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (23.08%) ISEB
7 3 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
7 3 (23.08%) TDD
7 3 (23.08%) SDET
8 2 (15.38%) Protractor

Selenium
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 12 (92.31%) JIRA
3 10 (76.92%) SoapUI
4 9 (69.23%) Calabash
4 9 (69.23%) Capybara
5 4 (30.77%) Appium
5 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
6 2 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (15.38%) Bitbucket
6 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (15.38%) Jasmine
6 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (15.38%) Protractor
7 1 (7.69%) JBehave
7 1 (7.69%) JUnit
7 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
7 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
7 1 (7.69%) TestNG
General
1 3 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Test Engineer
2 8 (61.54%) Applications Engineer
3 7 (53.85%) Mobile Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
5 2 (15.38%) QA Automation Tester
5 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) QA Tester
5 2 (15.38%) Tester
5 2 (15.38%) Web Applications Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Web Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) Behat
3 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (92.31%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Android
1 11 (84.62%) Apple iOS
2 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (84.62%) API Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
3 3 (23.08%) SDET
3 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 2 (15.38%) QA Automation
5 1 (7.69%) ATDD
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) Feature Driven Development
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Java
1 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) Python
2 10 (76.92%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) Apple Swift
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft