Period
to 24 April 2019

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 6 months to 24 April 2019 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 51 68
Rank change year-on-year -17 +17 +8
Contract jobs citing Selenium 27 57 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.03% 3.73% 1.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.16% 20.21% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 13
Birmingham median daily rate £431 £419 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +24.07% +112.60%
10th Percentile £347 £358 £271
90th Percentile £485 £600 £440
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £419 £350
% change year-on-year +0.30% +19.64% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £34.50 - -

Selenium is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 242 282 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.22% 18.46% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 182 112
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £282 £263
90th Percentile £586 £599 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +43.86% -32.94%
10th Percentile £38.75 £39.50 £18.60
90th Percentile £41.25 £42.50 £40.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £31.62
% change year-on-year -14.63% +29.68% +54.23%

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Selenium as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Selenium also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (74.07%) Test Automation
2 16 (59.26%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (55.56%) Cucumber
3 15 (55.56%) Java
4 13 (48.15%) WebDriver
5 11 (40.74%) SoapUI
6 10 (37.04%) Jenkins
6 10 (37.04%) CSS
7 9 (33.33%) JMeter
7 9 (33.33%) RESTful
8 8 (29.63%) Spring
8 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
9 7 (25.93%) QA
9 7 (25.93%) JIRA
9 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
10 6 (22.22%) Java 8
10 6 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (22.22%) API Testing
10 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (22.22%) Confluence
10 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
10 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 6 (22.22%) SOAP
11 5 (18.52%) C#
11 5 (18.52%) Web Testing
11 5 (18.52%) Load Testing
11 5 (18.52%) TDD
11 5 (18.52%) BDD
11 5 (18.52%) SDET

Selenium
Co-occurring 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 6 (22.22%) Confluence
2 3 (11.11%) CMS
2 3 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (3.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (3.70%) Azure Functions
3 1 (3.70%) Boomi
3 1 (3.70%) IaaS
3 1 (3.70%) PaaS
3 1 (3.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
1 1 (3.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Cucumber
2 13 (48.15%) WebDriver
3 11 (40.74%) SoapUI
4 10 (37.04%) Jenkins
5 9 (33.33%) JMeter
6 7 (25.93%) JIRA
7 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
8 2 (7.41%) Maven
8 2 (7.41%) Mockito
8 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
9 1 (3.70%) DbUnit
9 1 (3.70%) EasyMock
9 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
9 1 (3.70%) Hudson
9 1 (3.70%) jMock
9 1 (3.70%) PHPUnit
9 1 (3.70%) SilkTest
9 1 (3.70%) SonarQube
9 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Tester
2 8 (29.63%) Automation Tester
2 8 (29.63%) Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Java Developer in Test
4 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Developer in Test
6 3 (11.11%) Sitecore Developer
7 2 (7.41%) AWS Developer
7 2 (7.41%) JIRA Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Developer
8 1 (3.70%) CMS Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Java Automation Tester
8 1 (3.70%) QA Leader
8 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Automation Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Tester
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Systems Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) CSS
2 9 (33.33%) RESTful
3 8 (29.63%) Spring
4 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
5 6 (22.22%) SOAP
6 4 (14.81%) Gherkin
7 3 (11.11%) .NET
7 3 (11.11%) HTML
7 3 (11.11%) HTML5
7 3 (11.11%) Node.js
7 3 (11.11%) React
7 3 (11.11%) Taurus
7 3 (11.11%) Web Services
8 2 (7.41%) J2EE
9 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
9 1 (3.70%) JPA
9 1 (3.70%) OAuth
9 1 (3.70%) OpenID
9 1 (3.70%) Spring Security
9 1 (3.70%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (74.07%) Test Automation
2 16 (59.26%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
4 6 (22.22%) API Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (18.52%) BDD
5 5 (18.52%) Load Testing
5 5 (18.52%) SDET
5 5 (18.52%) TDD
5 5 (18.52%) Web Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 4 (14.81%) Scrum
7 3 (11.11%) Analytical Thinking
7 3 (11.11%) Creative Thinking
7 3 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (11.11%) ITIL
7 3 (11.11%) MVC
7 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.41%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) Java 8
3 5 (18.52%) C#
4 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL
4 4 (14.81%) SQL
5 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.41%) PHP
7 1 (3.70%) Groovy
7 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.70%) VB
7 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.41%) DBS Check
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.70%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.11%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.70%) Dell
2 1 (3.70%) Dynatrace
2 1 (3.70%) Splunk