The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Selenium
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 50 51 54
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 8 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.25% 1.40% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.25% 13.24% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 1
Median daily rate £325 £135 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +140.74% -66.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £45.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +50.03% +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 Birmingham with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 97 68 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.18% 10.59% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 45 39
Median daily rate £440 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.20% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £163 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
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 Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in Birmingham

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium in Birmingham over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in Birmingham

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 11 (61.11%) HTML
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (44.44%) CSS
4 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
5 7 (38.89%) JIRA
6 6 (33.33%) QA
6 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 6 (33.33%) Java
7 5 (27.78%) TDD
7 5 (27.78%) BDD
7 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
7 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
7 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
7 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
7 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
8 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
8 4 (22.22%) QA Automation
8 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
8 4 (22.22%) JSON
8 4 (22.22%) HTML5
8 4 (22.22%) Node.js
8 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 4 (22.22%) MVC
8 4 (22.22%) Scrum
8 4 (22.22%) SQL
8 4 (22.22%) .NET
8 4 (22.22%) ISEB
9 3 (16.67%) Remedy

Selenium
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 7 (38.89%) JIRA
3 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
5 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (16.67%) PhantomJS
5 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 3 (16.67%) YouTrack
6 2 (11.11%) Hudson
6 2 (11.11%) Jasmine
6 2 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (11.11%) NUnit
6 2 (11.11%) Protractor
6 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
7 1 (5.56%) Capybara
7 1 (5.56%) eggPlant
7 1 (5.56%) JSUnit
7 1 (5.56%) Moq
7 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Angular Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Developer
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
4 1 (5.56%) Java Web Applications Developer
4 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) HTML
2 8 (44.44%) CSS
3 4 (22.22%) .NET
3 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 4 (22.22%) HTML5
3 4 (22.22%) JSON
3 4 (22.22%) Node.js
4 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 3 (16.67%) REST
4 3 (16.67%) Spring
4 3 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (11.11%) jQuery
5 2 (11.11%) React
5 2 (11.11%) Spring MVC
5 2 (11.11%) Struts
5 2 (11.11%) Struts2
6 1 (5.56%) Angular 2
6 1 (5.56%) RequireJS
6 1 (5.56%) RESTful
6 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
2 5 (27.78%) BDD
2 5 (27.78%) TDD
2 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
2 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (22.22%) MVC
3 4 (22.22%) QA Automation
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 3 (16.67%) Logistics
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Web Development
5 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Load Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) Ruby
5 1 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) Groovy
5 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 4 (22.22%) ISEB
3 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.11%) Zenoss
3 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Remedy
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft