Period
to 21 August 2019

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 21 August 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 54 76
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22 +18
Contract jobs citing Selenium 27 38 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.88% 2.87% 0.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.36% 13.92% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 9
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.03% -20.00%
10th Percentile £262 £307 £250
90th Percentile £468 £527 £473
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £364
% change year-on-year +3.03% +13.40% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 165 273 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.61% 20.60% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 180 173
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £409 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% -0.30% -0.61%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £305
90th Percentile £530 £539 £525
North West median daily rate £435 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +4.19% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.09 £35.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.17% +9.38% +7.06%
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -8.54% -1.20%

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 21 August 2019.

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 21 August 2019. 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 +8 9 £361 -27.71% 1
Knutsford -3 7 £320 -24.93% 1
Warrington 0 5 £400 -5.88% 5
Runcorn - 2 - - 1
Selenium
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 24 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) Java
3 10 (37.04%) QA
3 10 (37.04%) Performance Testing
3 10 (37.04%) BDD
4 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 9 (33.33%) SQL
5 7 (25.93%) C#
5 7 (25.93%) JMeter
5 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
5 7 (25.93%) Case Management
6 6 (22.22%) TDD
7 5 (18.52%) Scrum
7 5 (18.52%) .NET
7 5 (18.52%) JIRA
7 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
7 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (18.52%) Gatling
7 5 (18.52%) BrowserStack
7 5 (18.52%) Sauce Labs
7 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
7 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Gherkin
8 4 (14.81%) Virtual Team
8 4 (14.81%) Public Sector
8 4 (14.81%) API Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
8 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (14.81%) SOAP

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) BrowserStack
1 5 (18.52%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (3.70%) AWS
2 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
1 7 (25.93%) JMeter
2 5 (18.52%) Gatling
2 5 (18.52%) JIRA
2 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
2 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
3 3 (11.11%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.70%) Ant
5 1 (3.70%) Maven
5 1 (3.70%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (14.81%) Public Sector
2 3 (11.11%) Automotive
3 2 (7.41%) Finance
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Tester
2 7 (25.93%) Automation Tester
3 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 4 (14.81%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Lead
8 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Manual Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Performance Test Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Performance Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) Gherkin
2 4 (14.81%) SOAP
3 3 (11.11%) WCF
4 2 (7.41%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.70%) Node.js
5 1 (3.70%) REST
5 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Virtual Team
2 3 (11.11%) NHS
3 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (7.41%) Smart Home
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) BDD
3 10 (37.04%) Performance Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Case Management
5 6 (22.22%) TDD
6 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Scrum
7 4 (14.81%) API Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
8 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (11.11%) MVC
8 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.41%) Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
9 2 (7.41%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 9 (33.33%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
1 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Guidewire
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle