Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 23 January 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 56 78
Rank change year-on-year -3 +22 +18
Contract jobs citing Selenium 75 58 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.49% 3.06% 1.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.27% 18.01% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 44 16
Bristol median daily rate £400 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +1.54% -2.26%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £275
90th Percentile £488 £446 £410
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £22.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £22.50 - -

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 Bristol with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 461 322 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 21.46% 17.00% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 207 170
Bristol median daily rate £425 £388 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +6.53% +3.93%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £274
90th Percentile £556 £538 £525
South West median daily rate £425 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 11
Bristol median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -6.98% +4.88%
10th Percentile £35.50 £36.63 £38.00
90th Percentile £65.55 £42.50 £50.25
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £41.50
% change year-on-year +9.36% -0.84% -2.35%

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Selenium in Bristol

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in Bristol

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in Bristol

Selenium
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Selenium in Bristol

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

1 72 (96.00%) Test Automation
2 45 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (49.33%) Cucumber
4 29 (38.67%) Java
5 24 (32.00%) C#
5 24 (32.00%) Git (software)
5 24 (32.00%) WebDriver
5 24 (32.00%) Gherkin
6 20 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 19 (25.33%) SQL
8 18 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (22.67%) SDET
9 17 (22.67%) SpecFlow
9 17 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (21.33%) JMeter
11 15 (20.00%) Jenkins
11 15 (20.00%) API Testing
12 14 (18.67%) Test Scripting
12 14 (18.67%) Scrum
13 13 (17.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (16.00%) Manual Testing
15 11 (14.67%) Finance
15 11 (14.67%) JUnit
15 11 (14.67%) Performance Testing
15 11 (14.67%) NUnit
16 10 (13.33%) QA
16 10 (13.33%) .NET
16 10 (13.33%) BrowserStack
16 10 (13.33%) Acceptance Criteria

Selenium
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 3 (4.00%) Confluence
2 2 (2.67%) Apache
2 2 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.67%) CMS
2 2 (2.67%) Drupal
3 1 (1.33%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.33%) BrowserStack
2 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.33%) npm
4 4 (5.33%) NuGet
5 2 (2.67%) GitHub
6 1 (1.33%) Boomi
6 1 (1.33%) SaaS
6 1 (1.33%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (1.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) MariaDB
2 2 (2.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 37 (49.33%) Cucumber
2 24 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 24 (32.00%) WebDriver
3 17 (22.67%) SpecFlow
4 16 (21.33%) JMeter
5 15 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 13 (17.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (14.67%) JUnit
7 11 (14.67%) NUnit
8 9 (12.00%) Ant
8 9 (12.00%) Maven
8 9 (12.00%) SoapUI
8 9 (12.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 6 (8.00%) TestComplete
10 5 (6.67%) JIRA
10 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio
11 4 (5.33%) Moq
11 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (5.33%) XMLUnit
11 4 (5.33%) xUnit.net
General
1 11 (14.67%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Advertising
3 3 (4.00%) Electronics
3 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.00%) Marketing
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
3 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.67%) Back Office
4 2 (2.67%) Law
5 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (37.33%) Tester
2 22 (29.33%) Automation Tester
3 15 (20.00%) Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) Test Analyst
5 9 (12.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 9 (12.00%) Java Automation Tester
5 9 (12.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 9 (12.00%) Selenium Tester
6 7 (9.33%) Developer
7 5 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.33%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Test Automation Specialist
8 4 (5.33%) Test Specialist
9 3 (4.00%) Automation Test Lead
9 3 (4.00%) QA Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) QA Automation Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.00%) Gherkin
2 10 (13.33%) .NET
3 8 (10.67%) HTML
4 7 (9.33%) React
4 7 (9.33%) RESTful
4 7 (9.33%) Taurus
5 6 (8.00%) CSS
5 6 (8.00%) SOAP
6 5 (6.67%) Node.js
7 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
7 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Core
7 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (5.33%) Autofac
7 4 (5.33%) Code First Entity Framework
7 4 (5.33%) D3.js
7 4 (5.33%) Entity Framework
7 4 (5.33%) JSON
7 4 (5.33%) Redux
7 4 (5.33%) Web Services
7 4 (5.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.67%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (9.33%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.67%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.67%) W3C
5 1 (1.33%) Fintech
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) Linux
2 7 (9.33%) Unix
3 2 (2.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (96.00%) Test Automation
2 45 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (22.67%) SDET
5 15 (20.00%) API Testing
6 14 (18.67%) Scrum
6 14 (18.67%) Test Scripting
7 12 (16.00%) Manual Testing
8 11 (14.67%) Performance Testing
9 10 (13.33%) Acceptance Criteria
10 9 (12.00%) BDD
10 9 (12.00%) OO
10 9 (12.00%) OOP
11 8 (10.67%) DevOps
12 7 (9.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 7 (9.33%) Front End Development
12 7 (9.33%) Migration
13 6 (8.00%) TDD
14 5 (6.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (38.67%) Java
2 24 (32.00%) C#
3 19 (25.33%) SQL
4 8 (10.67%) Python
5 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.33%) C
7 2 (2.67%) PHP
7 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.67%) VBScript
8 1 (1.33%) C++
8 1 (1.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) ISEB
1 8 (10.67%) ISTQB
2 6 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (6.67%) Degree
4 4 (5.33%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.33%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) WCAG
3 1 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.67%) WMI
3 1 (1.33%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.33%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) SAP
4 2 (2.67%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.67%) CA
4 2 (2.67%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (2.67%) Cadence
5 1 (1.33%) Dell
5 1 (1.33%) HP