The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 June 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 31 32
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 2 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.40% 4.63% 1.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.52% 15.38% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Median daily rate £463 £319 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.09% +2.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +2.08% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £48.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year -2.06% +44.77%  

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 Chester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 21 65 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 14.69% 30.09% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 60 31
Median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £20.78 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Chester region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Kanban
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) ISEB
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) Gatling
4 3 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (42.86%) GitHub
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (28.57%) POJO
5 2 (28.57%) AOP
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) JAX-WS
5 2 (28.57%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Subversion
5 2 (28.57%) Spring

Selenium
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) Gatling
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) QA Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Database Developer
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Middleware Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) JAXB
3 2 (28.57%) JAX-WS
3 2 (28.57%) JDBC
3 2 (28.57%) POJO
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) WSDL
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
4 1 (14.29%) Apache Camel
4 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
4 1 (14.29%) JDOM
4 1 (14.29%) JiBX
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware
4 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Kanban
3 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) AOP
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
6 1 (14.29%) API Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Management
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards