Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 85 75
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10 -10
Contract jobs citing Selenium 40 8 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.79% 0.54% 1.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.56% 3.59% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 3 21
Birmingham median daily rate £419 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.52% +8.21% -4.29%
10th Percentile £287 £326 £150
90th Percentile £525 £450 £425
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £403 £406
% change year-on-year +2.48% -0.92% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 257 223 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.95% 15.00% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 157 201
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £312 £266 £250
90th Percentile £538 £530 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £25.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.18% -36.25% -5.88%
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +57.58% +20.00% -12.53%

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 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 27 (67.50%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (67.50%) Test Automation
2 25 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 24 (60.00%) JIRA
4 23 (57.50%) Jenkins
5 22 (55.00%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (45.00%) SQL
7 17 (42.50%) Java
8 16 (40.00%) SC Cleared
8 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 15 (37.50%) TDD
9 15 (37.50%) API Testing
10 14 (35.00%) SoapUI
11 13 (32.50%) C#
11 13 (32.50%) .NET
12 12 (30.00%) RESTful
12 12 (30.00%) Performance Testing
13 11 (27.50%) Load Testing
13 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (27.50%) BDD
13 11 (27.50%) Docker
13 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (27.50%) JMeter
13 11 (27.50%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
14 10 (25.00%) Migration
14 10 (25.00%) Regression Testing
14 10 (25.00%) NUnit
14 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET
14 10 (25.00%) Microservices

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 10 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (17.50%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (7.50%) Azure Functions
3 3 (7.50%) Serverless
4 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.00%) GitHub
5 1 (2.50%) BrowserStack
5 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 24 (60.00%) JIRA
3 23 (57.50%) Jenkins
4 14 (35.00%) SoapUI
5 11 (27.50%) JMeter
6 10 (25.00%) NUnit
6 10 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 9 (22.50%) Moq
8 4 (10.00%) HP UFT
8 4 (10.00%) SpecFlow
9 3 (7.50%) MSTest
9 3 (7.50%) Protractor
9 3 (7.50%) Sahi
9 3 (7.50%) WATIR
10 2 (5.00%) JUnit
11 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
11 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
11 1 (2.50%) Toad
11 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
11 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Tester
2 12 (30.00%) Automation Tester
3 10 (25.00%) Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Architect
5 4 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Java Automation Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Developer in Test
6 3 (7.50%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Functional Tester
7 2 (5.00%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) .NET
2 12 (30.00%) RESTful
3 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 8 (20.00%) Web Services
5 7 (17.50%) SOAP
6 6 (15.00%) Spring
7 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 5 (12.50%) CSS
7 5 (12.50%) Gherkin
8 4 (10.00%) REST
8 4 (10.00%) XML
9 3 (7.50%) HTML
9 3 (7.50%) HTML5
9 3 (7.50%) jQuery
9 3 (7.50%) Node.js
10 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (5.00%) Dojo
10 2 (5.00%) Entity Framework
11 1 (2.50%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Blog
3 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (67.50%) Test Automation
2 22 (55.00%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (37.50%) API Testing
3 15 (37.50%) TDD
4 12 (30.00%) Performance Testing
5 11 (27.50%) BDD
5 11 (27.50%) Load Testing
5 11 (27.50%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Microservices
6 10 (25.00%) Migration
6 10 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Continuous Deployment
7 9 (22.50%) UML
8 8 (20.00%) Analytical Thinking
8 8 (20.00%) Creative Thinking
8 8 (20.00%) Web Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 17 (42.50%) Java
3 13 (32.50%) C#
4 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (22.50%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.50%) Ruby
6 1 (2.50%) ES6
6 1 (2.50%) Java 8
6 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.00%) ISEB
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
2 4 (10.00%) PMO
3 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Ansible
1 1 (2.50%) Kibana
1 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.50%) HP
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Splunk