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 3 months to 23 April 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 73 70
Rank change year-on-year +25 -3  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 9 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.58% 1.37% 1.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.68% 8.15% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 11
Median daily rate £275 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.03% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +53.42% +18.00%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 93 184 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.34% 16.80% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 121 97
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.50% -64.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year - +14.74%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in Cheshire

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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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +7 6 £275 -31.67% 1
Knutsford +6 2 £338 -0.73%
Selenium
North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 15 (68.18%) Java
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Scrum
3 8 (36.36%) TDD
3 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 7 (31.82%) Web Services
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (27.27%) Spring
5 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Kanban
5 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 6 (27.27%) Finance
6 5 (22.73%) Content Management
6 5 (22.73%) XML
6 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
6 5 (22.73%) RESTful
6 5 (22.73%) QA
6 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
7 4 (18.18%) CSS3
7 4 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (18.18%) JSON
7 4 (18.18%) JIRA
7 4 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (18.18%) Web Development
7 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
7 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 4 (18.18%) BDD
7 4 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (18.18%) MongoDB

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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 3 (13.64%) CMS
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) GitHub
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 4 (18.18%) JIRA
3 4 (18.18%) JUnit
4 3 (13.64%) Gatling
5 2 (9.09%) Ant
5 2 (9.09%) CruiseControl
5 2 (9.09%) EasyMock
5 2 (9.09%) JBehave
5 2 (9.09%) Maven
5 2 (9.09%) Mockito
5 2 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (9.09%) Subversion
6 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.55%) JMeter
6 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Tester
2 5 (22.73%) Automation Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) QA Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Java Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Java Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Junior
5 2 (9.09%) Junior Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Junior Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Web Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Web Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) Web Services
2 6 (27.27%) Spring
3 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
3 5 (22.73%) RESTful
3 5 (22.73%) XML
4 4 (18.18%) CSS
4 4 (18.18%) CSS3
4 4 (18.18%) HTML
4 4 (18.18%) HTML5
4 4 (18.18%) JSON
5 3 (13.64%) Dropwizard
6 2 (9.09%) .NET
6 2 (9.09%) Backbone.js
6 2 (9.09%) Express
6 2 (9.09%) J2EE
6 2 (9.09%) JAX-WS
6 2 (9.09%) jQuery
6 2 (9.09%) Material Design
6 2 (9.09%) POJO
6 2 (9.09%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Scrum
3 8 (36.36%) TDD
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Kanban
6 5 (22.73%) Content Management
6 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
7 4 (18.18%) BDD
7 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 4 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 4 (18.18%) Web Development
8 3 (13.64%) DevOps
8 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
8 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
8 3 (13.64%) SDLC
8 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 3 (13.64%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) Ruby
6 1 (4.55%) ANSI SQL
6 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) HND
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Capistrano
1 2 (9.09%) Nagios
1 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) ATG
1 2 (9.09%) Google
1 2 (9.09%) hybris
1 2 (9.09%) IBM
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards