Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 57 75
Rank change year-on-year -16 +18 -1
Contract jobs citing Selenium 23 51 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.65% 3.45% 0.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.11% 18.61% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 31 4
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £413 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +29.41% +1.19%
10th Percentile £251 £300 £196
90th Percentile £528 £600 £365
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% -8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 207 274 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.85% 18.54% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 196 144
Birmingham median daily rate £463 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +13.33% -5.06%
10th Percentile £286 £300 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £534
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -44.95% -35.88%
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £16.89 £32.75
% change year-on-year +107.25% -48.44% -0.76%

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 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 19 (82.61%) Test Automation
2 14 (60.87%) Cucumber
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (56.52%) Jenkins
4 12 (52.17%) Java
5 10 (43.48%) SoapUI
6 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
6 9 (39.13%) Spring
6 9 (39.13%) JIRA
7 8 (34.78%) CSS
7 8 (34.78%) Confluence
7 8 (34.78%) RESTful
7 8 (34.78%) AngularJS
8 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (30.43%) API Testing
8 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
8 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
8 7 (30.43%) Java 8
8 7 (30.43%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
9 6 (26.09%) Load Testing
9 6 (26.09%) Web Testing
9 6 (26.09%) SOAP
9 6 (26.09%) JMeter
10 5 (21.74%) Migration
10 5 (21.74%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
10 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
10 5 (21.74%) QA

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 8 (34.78%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (4.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Functions
3 1 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (4.35%) IaaS
3 1 (4.35%) PaaS
3 1 (4.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Cucumber
2 13 (56.52%) Jenkins
3 10 (43.48%) SoapUI
4 9 (39.13%) JIRA
4 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
5 6 (26.09%) JMeter
6 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (13.04%) Maven
7 3 (13.04%) SpecFlow
8 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
8 2 (8.70%) Mockito
8 2 (8.70%) SonarQube
9 1 (4.35%) Artifactory
9 1 (4.35%) DbUnit
9 1 (4.35%) EasyMock
9 1 (4.35%) Hudson
9 1 (4.35%) jMock
9 1 (4.35%) SilkTest
9 1 (4.35%) TestNG
9 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Tester
2 8 (34.78%) Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Automation Tester
3 6 (26.09%) Java Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Developer in Test
5 4 (17.39%) Java Developer in Test
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) AWS Developer
7 2 (8.70%) JIRA Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) DevOps Developer
8 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Java Automation Tester
8 1 (4.35%) QA Test Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) Spring
2 8 (34.78%) AngularJS
2 8 (34.78%) CSS
2 8 (34.78%) RESTful
3 6 (26.09%) SOAP
4 4 (17.39%) Gherkin
5 2 (8.70%) J2EE
5 2 (8.70%) Web Services
6 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.35%) JPA
6 1 (4.35%) Kafka
6 1 (4.35%) OAuth
6 1 (4.35%) OpenID
6 1 (4.35%) PowerMock
6 1 (4.35%) REST
6 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
6 1 (4.35%) Spring Security
6 1 (4.35%) Swagger
6 1 (4.35%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) User Experience
3 2 (8.70%) NHS
4 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Test Automation
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (30.43%) API Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (26.09%) Load Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Web Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Migration
7 4 (17.39%) Analytical Thinking
7 4 (17.39%) Creative Thinking
7 4 (17.39%) DevOps
7 4 (17.39%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 4 (17.39%) User Stories
8 3 (13.04%) Release Management
8 3 (13.04%) Website Architecture
9 2 (8.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) Java 8
3 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
4 4 (17.39%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 2 (8.70%) Python
7 1 (4.35%) Groovy
7 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.35%) PHP
7 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
1 1 (4.35%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.35%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Splunk
3 1 (4.35%) Dynatrace