Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 81 79
Rank change year-on-year +44 -2 +20
Contract jobs citing Selenium 52 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.95% 0.47% 1.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.16% 2.84% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 5 21
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £373 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.07% +3.47% +12.94%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £258
90th Percentile £502 £495 £425
North West median daily rate £416 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.00% - +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £32.50 - £40.00

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 258 211 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.62% 16.60% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 163 185
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £280
90th Percentile £546 £525 £488
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £29.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% +7.06% -20.29%
10th Percentile £42.50 £31.00 £22.55
90th Percentile £60.70 £33.00 £37.63
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +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 16 October 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 16 October 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 - 21 £425 -
Chester +6 7 £325 - 5
Knutsford -3 7 £395 +41.07% 6
Warrington +4 6 £453 -7.18% 1
Wilmslow - 1 £350 - 1
Selenium
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 40 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 36 (69.23%) Java
3 33 (63.46%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (51.92%) Cucumber
5 23 (44.23%) Scrum
5 23 (44.23%) JMeter
6 20 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (34.62%) DevOps
8 15 (28.85%) BDD
9 14 (26.92%) Git (software)
9 14 (26.92%) Integration Testing
9 14 (26.92%) SharePoint
10 13 (25.00%) JUnit
10 13 (25.00%) JIRA
10 13 (25.00%) Performance Testing
10 13 (25.00%) BrowserStack
11 12 (23.08%) Jenkins
12 11 (21.15%) WebDriver
12 11 (21.15%) QA
12 11 (21.15%) Finance
13 10 (19.23%) CRM
13 10 (19.23%) SOAP
13 10 (19.23%) XML
13 10 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
13 10 (19.23%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (17.31%) OWASP
14 9 (17.31%) JSON
14 9 (17.31%) Gherkin
14 9 (17.31%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (15.38%) Test Strategy

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 14 (26.92%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.62%) Confluence
3 3 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (5.77%) CMS
3 3 (5.77%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.00%) BrowserStack
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (5.77%) ZAP BI
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (51.92%) Cucumber
2 23 (44.23%) JMeter
3 14 (26.92%) Git (software)
4 13 (25.00%) JIRA
4 13 (25.00%) JUnit
5 12 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 11 (21.15%) WebDriver
7 10 (19.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (17.31%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (11.54%) Bitbucket
9 6 (11.54%) GitLab
9 6 (11.54%) Maven
9 6 (11.54%) SonarQube
10 5 (9.62%) SoapUI
10 5 (9.62%) TeamCity
11 3 (5.77%) gulp
11 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
12 2 (3.85%) Gatling
12 2 (3.85%) LoadRunner
12 2 (3.85%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Electronics
2 6 (11.54%) Manufacturing
2 6 (11.54%) Marketing
2 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Tester
2 18 (34.62%) Automation Tester
3 8 (15.38%) Analyst
3 8 (15.38%) Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) QA Tester
4 6 (11.54%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 6 (11.54%) Selenium Tester
4 6 (11.54%) Test Leader
5 5 (9.62%) QA Automation Tester
6 4 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
6 4 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) CRM Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) SOAP
1 10 (19.23%) XML
2 9 (17.31%) Gherkin
2 9 (17.31%) JSON
3 8 (15.38%) RESTful
4 6 (11.54%) .NET
4 6 (11.54%) CSS
4 6 (11.54%) jQuery
4 6 (11.54%) Taurus
5 5 (9.62%) hapi
5 5 (9.62%) Node.js
6 4 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 4 (7.69%) Web Services
7 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (5.77%) REST
8 2 (3.85%) React
9 1 (1.92%) Ionic Framework
9 1 (1.92%) React Native
9 1 (1.92%) Redux
9 1 (1.92%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Android
2 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 33 (63.46%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (44.23%) Scrum
4 20 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (34.62%) DevOps
6 15 (28.85%) BDD
7 14 (26.92%) Integration Testing
8 13 (25.00%) Performance Testing
9 10 (19.23%) CRM
10 9 (17.31%) OWASP
11 8 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (15.38%) Regression Testing
11 8 (15.38%) Test Strategy
12 7 (13.46%) Problem Management
12 7 (13.46%) SDET
13 6 (11.54%) Case Management
13 6 (11.54%) Continuous Deployment
13 6 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
13 6 (11.54%) Exploratory Testing
13 6 (11.54%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 36 (69.23%) Java
2 8 (15.38%) SQL
3 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (3.85%) ANSI SQL
5 2 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (1.92%) C
6 1 (1.92%) Groovy
6 1 (1.92%) Java 8
6 1 (1.92%) PHP
6 1 (1.92%) VB
6 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) ISEB
2 5 (9.62%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.92%) MCSA
3 1 (1.92%) MCSE
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) SAP
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.92%) Google
3 1 (1.92%) HP
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) Twitter