Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 9 December 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 79 72
Rank change year-on-year +34 -7 +19
Contract jobs citing Selenium 53 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.28% 0.83% 1.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.90% 4.64% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 9 22
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -2.78% +10.77%
10th Percentile £326 £300 £222
90th Percentile £510 £500 £444
North West median daily rate £425 £371 £375
% change year-on-year +14.48% -1.00% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £32.50 - £44.00

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 Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 242 237 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.56% 17.93% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 179 170
Cheshire median daily rate £419 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +5.77% +0.65%
10th Percentile £326 £290 £270
90th Percentile £543 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -17.95% +4.00%
10th Percentile £42.50 £31.00 £38.50
90th Percentile £60.70 £33.00 £39.50
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +6.67%

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Selenium in Cheshire

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in Cheshire

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium in Cheshire over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in Cheshire

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe +14 29 £431 +23.21% 3
Warrington 0 5 £480 +1.05% 1
Chester +6 4 £331 - 2
Knutsford -4 2 £440 +57.14% 2
Wilmslow - 1 £350 -
Selenium
North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 41 (77.36%) Test Automation
2 39 (73.58%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (64.15%) Java
4 31 (58.49%) JMeter
5 26 (49.06%) Scrum
6 21 (39.62%) Cucumber
7 20 (37.74%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (33.96%) DevOps
9 16 (30.19%) Integration Testing
9 16 (30.19%) WebDriver
9 16 (30.19%) Jenkins
10 15 (28.30%) OWASP
10 15 (28.30%) Dynamics CRM
10 15 (28.30%) CRM
11 14 (26.42%) SQL
11 14 (26.42%) SOAP
11 14 (26.42%) JIRA
11 14 (26.42%) Visual Studio Team System
12 13 (24.53%) Performance Testing
12 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
12 13 (24.53%) JUnit
13 11 (20.75%) SDET
14 10 (18.87%) Octopus Deploy
14 10 (18.87%) BrowserStack
14 10 (18.87%) C#
14 10 (18.87%) Git (software)
14 10 (18.87%) RESTful
15 9 (16.98%) BDD
15 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
15 9 (16.98%) Finance

Selenium
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.55%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (7.55%) CMS
3 3 (5.66%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.77%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 15 (28.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) BrowserStack
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (5.66%) ZAP BI
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (58.49%) JMeter
2 21 (39.62%) Cucumber
3 16 (30.19%) Jenkins
3 16 (30.19%) WebDriver
4 14 (26.42%) JIRA
4 14 (26.42%) Visual Studio Team System
5 13 (24.53%) JUnit
6 10 (18.87%) Git (software)
6 10 (18.87%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (11.32%) GitLab
7 6 (11.32%) Maven
7 6 (11.32%) SonarQube
8 4 (7.55%) Bitbucket
8 4 (7.55%) gulp
8 4 (7.55%) TeamCity
8 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
9 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.77%) Gatling
10 2 (3.77%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.89%) Babel
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Electronics
2 8 (15.09%) Manufacturing
2 8 (15.09%) Marketing
2 8 (15.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Tester
2 24 (45.28%) Automation Tester
3 11 (20.75%) Analyst
3 11 (20.75%) Developer
3 11 (20.75%) Test Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 7 (13.21%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (11.32%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) QA Tester
5 6 (11.32%) Test Leader
6 5 (9.43%) Developer in Test
6 5 (9.43%) QA Automation Tester
7 4 (7.55%) Agile Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Agile Tester
7 4 (7.55%) CRM Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Software Tester
7 4 (7.55%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) SOAP
2 10 (18.87%) RESTful
3 8 (15.09%) Taurus
4 6 (11.32%) CSS
4 6 (11.32%) Gherkin
5 5 (9.43%) .NET
5 5 (9.43%) AngularJS
5 5 (9.43%) hapi
5 5 (9.43%) Node.js
5 5 (9.43%) Web Services
5 5 (9.43%) XML
6 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (7.55%) JSON
7 3 (5.66%) REST
8 2 (3.77%) React
9 1 (1.89%) Jest
9 1 (1.89%) Nightwatchjs
9 1 (1.89%) React Native
9 1 (1.89%) Redux
9 1 (1.89%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Android
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (77.36%) Test Automation
2 39 (73.58%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (49.06%) Scrum
4 20 (37.74%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (33.96%) DevOps
6 16 (30.19%) Integration Testing
7 15 (28.30%) CRM
7 15 (28.30%) OWASP
8 13 (24.53%) Performance Testing
9 11 (20.75%) SDET
10 9 (16.98%) BDD
11 8 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (15.09%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (15.09%) Exploratory Testing
11 8 (15.09%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (15.09%) OO
11 8 (15.09%) OOP
11 8 (15.09%) Programme Management
11 8 (15.09%) Regression Testing
11 8 (15.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (64.15%) Java
2 14 (26.42%) SQL
3 10 (18.87%) C#
4 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.77%) ANSI SQL
6 1 (1.89%) Groovy
6 1 (1.89%) Java 8
6 1 (1.89%) PHP
6 1 (1.89%) VB
6 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) ISEB
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.89%) MCSA
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) SAP
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.89%) HP
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Telerik