Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 73 92
Rank change year-on-year +12 +19 +5
Contract jobs citing Selenium 38 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.87% 0.99% 1.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.82% 5.36% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 19
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £310 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -20.00% +10.71%
10th Percentile £307 £250 £262
90th Percentile £527 £473 £425
North West median daily rate £413 £364 £350
% change year-on-year +13.40% +3.93% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £36.00

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 275 224 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.79% 18.41% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 172 183
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £410 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% -0.61% +12.24%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £313
90th Percentile £538 £532 £499
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £29.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +7.06% -20.29%
10th Percentile £26.75 £31.00 £22.55
90th Percentile £45.25 £33.00 £37.63
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -7.41% -2.41% +3.75%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Knutsford +2 9 £426 +26.30% 2
Crewe - 9 £499 - 1
Chester +2 7 £325 +18.18% 3
Warrington +6 5 £425 -10.53% 2
Selenium
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 31 (81.58%) Test Automation
2 27 (71.05%) Java
3 20 (52.63%) Cucumber
4 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (31.58%) JIRA
5 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
5 12 (31.58%) XML
6 11 (28.95%) BrowserStack
7 10 (26.32%) BDD
7 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (26.32%) JSON
8 9 (23.68%) jQuery
8 9 (23.68%) SOAP
9 8 (21.05%) JMeter
9 8 (21.05%) DevOps
10 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
10 7 (18.42%) Scrum
10 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
10 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
10 7 (18.42%) Confluence
10 7 (18.42%) Gherkin
10 7 (18.42%) QA
11 6 (15.79%) Compatibility Testing
11 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
11 6 (15.79%) Banking
11 6 (15.79%) Finance
11 6 (15.79%) ISEB
11 6 (15.79%) Bitbucket
12 5 (13.16%) SDLC
12 5 (13.16%) SQL

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 7 (18.42%) Confluence
1 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.26%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.63%) JBoss
3 1 (2.63%) Jetty
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) BrowserStack
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.63%) npm
4 1 (2.63%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
1 1 (2.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.63%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (52.63%) Cucumber
2 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 12 (31.58%) JIRA
3 8 (21.05%) JMeter
4 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
5 6 (15.79%) Bitbucket
5 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
6 4 (10.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (10.53%) TeamCity
7 3 (7.89%) Gatling
7 3 (7.89%) JUnit
7 3 (7.89%) SonarQube
7 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
8 2 (5.26%) GitLab
8 2 (5.26%) Gradle
8 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
8 2 (5.26%) Maven
8 2 (5.26%) Travis CI
8 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
8 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (15.79%) Banking
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Tester
2 9 (23.68%) Automation Tester
3 8 (21.05%) Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.53%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (10.53%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) CRM Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Developer in Test
7 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.63%) ITIL Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) XML
2 10 (26.32%) JSON
3 9 (23.68%) jQuery
3 9 (23.68%) SOAP
4 7 (18.42%) Gherkin
5 5 (13.16%) .NET
5 5 (13.16%) REST
6 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
6 3 (7.89%) Node.js
6 3 (7.89%) Web Services
7 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (5.26%) hapi
7 2 (5.26%) J2EE
7 2 (5.26%) React
7 2 (5.26%) RESTful
7 2 (5.26%) Spring
7 2 (5.26%) Spring Boot
8 1 (2.63%) CSS
8 1 (2.63%) JSP
8 1 (2.63%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Online Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) Test Automation
2 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (26.32%) BDD
3 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (21.05%) DevOps
5 7 (18.42%) Scrum
6 6 (15.79%) Compatibility Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
7 5 (13.16%) SDLC
8 4 (10.53%) TDD
8 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.89%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.89%) CRM
9 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (7.89%) Regression Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Continuous Deployment
10 2 (5.26%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (71.05%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.16%) SQL
4 3 (7.89%) C#
5 2 (5.26%) ANSI SQL
5 2 (5.26%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.63%) C
6 1 (2.63%) Groovy
6 1 (2.63%) Java 8
6 1 (2.63%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.63%) VB
6 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISEB
2 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MCSA
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Ansible
1 1 (2.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
2 1 (2.63%) Google
2 1 (2.63%) HP
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Splunk
2 1 (2.63%) Twitter