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 3 months to 24 June 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.

Selenium
South West / Bristol
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 60 44
Rank change year-on-year -2 -16  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 11 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.33% 1.18% 3.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.80% 10.53% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 23
Median daily rate £338 £444 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.94% +26.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £478 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +2.81% +1.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £48.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year -2.06% +44.77%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 125 95 159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 15.08% 11.20% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 69 111
Median daily rate £372 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +14.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 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 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 24 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 36 (94.74%) Test Automation
2 34 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (65.79%) Cucumber
4 24 (63.16%) BDD
5 22 (57.89%) Java
6 18 (47.37%) WebDriver
7 17 (44.74%) Test Scripting
8 16 (42.11%) QA
9 13 (34.21%) SQL
9 13 (34.21%) SOAP
10 11 (28.95%) Finance
10 11 (28.95%) Scrum
10 11 (28.95%) SoapUI
11 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
11 9 (23.68%) DevOps
11 9 (23.68%) Ant
11 9 (23.68%) .NET
12 8 (21.05%) C#
12 8 (21.05%) E-Commerce
12 8 (21.05%) JMeter
12 8 (21.05%) REST
12 8 (21.05%) hybris
12 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
13 7 (18.42%) Gradle
13 7 (18.42%) Banking
13 7 (18.42%) Maven
13 7 (18.42%) SDLC
14 6 (15.79%) API Testing
14 6 (15.79%) Regression Testing

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 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) GitHub
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
2 2 (5.26%) PuTTY
2 2 (5.26%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 25 (65.79%) Cucumber
2 18 (47.37%) WebDriver
3 11 (28.95%) SoapUI
4 9 (23.68%) Ant
4 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
5 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
5 8 (21.05%) JMeter
6 7 (18.42%) Gradle
6 7 (18.42%) Maven
7 6 (15.79%) TeamCity
8 5 (13.16%) Bitbucket
8 5 (13.16%) HP UFT
8 5 (13.16%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (7.89%) TestComplete
11 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
11 2 (5.26%) IntelliJ
11 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
11 2 (5.26%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (5.26%) TestNG
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Electronics
3 5 (13.16%) Manufacturing
3 5 (13.16%) Marketing
3 5 (13.16%) Retail
3 5 (13.16%) Retail Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Tester
2 11 (28.95%) Automation Tester
3 7 (18.42%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 7 (18.42%) Selenium Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) QA Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Software QA Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Software Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Java Automation Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Java Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) QA Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
8 1 (2.63%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) SOAP
2 9 (23.68%) .NET
3 8 (21.05%) REST
4 6 (15.79%) CSS
4 6 (15.79%) HTML
4 6 (15.79%) Web Services
5 5 (13.16%) Spring
6 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.26%) jQuery
7 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (2.63%) JSON
7 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) RIA
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
1 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
1 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
1 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) Test Automation
2 34 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (63.16%) BDD
4 17 (44.74%) Test Scripting
5 11 (28.95%) Scrum
6 9 (23.68%) DevOps
7 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (21.05%) E-Commerce
8 7 (18.42%) SDLC
9 6 (15.79%) API Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Regression Testing
9 6 (15.79%) User Stories
10 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (13.16%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 5 (13.16%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Programme Management
10 5 (13.16%) TDD
11 4 (10.53%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) Java
2 13 (34.21%) SQL
3 8 (21.05%) C#
4 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.26%) F#
5 2 (5.26%) VB
5 2 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) ISEB
2 2 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (42.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (5.26%) vSphere
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) vRealize
2 1 (2.63%) Kibana
2 1 (2.63%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) hybris
2 5 (13.16%) SAP
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.89%) ATG
4 3 (7.89%) VMware
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle
5 2 (5.26%) Red Hat