Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 22 February 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 103 154
Rank change year-on-year -10 +51 +18
Contract jobs citing Selenium 2,083 2,052 1,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.23% 2.31% 1.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.96% 13.83% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,420 1,314 1,107
England median daily rate £425 £403 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +1.64% +5.60%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 14
England median hourly rate £50.00 £46.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% -7.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £39.60 £41.25 £40.00
90th Percentile £62.00 £74.34 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £50.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year -1.48% -3.33% +16.67%

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17,412 14,839 14,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.66% 16.68% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,256 9,956 9,802
England median daily rate £475 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +2.99% +4.38%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £286
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 251 347
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £31.20 £24.00 £23.15
90th Percentile £63.95 £53.75 £50.78
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Selenium as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Selenium in England

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in England

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium in England over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in England

Selenium
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Selenium in England

Selenium
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium in England over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Selenium in England

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the England region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
London +5 1,059 £450 +5.88% 291
South East +10 422 £413 +6.80% 127
North of England -37 232 £375 - 130
Midlands +10 174 £413 +17.86% 90
South West -20 121 £375 +7.14% 44
West Midlands +6 100 £413 +17.86% 42
North West -14 98 £375 - 58
Yorkshire -39 94 £375 -6.25% 65
East of England -22 90 £450 +20.00% 62
East Midlands +8 74 £413 +10.00% 48
North East +1 42 £390 +11.43% 7
Selenium
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 England region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 1,542 (74.03%) Test Automation
2 1,435 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
3 1,093 (52.47%) Java
4 834 (40.04%) Cucumber
5 801 (38.45%) BDD
6 626 (30.05%) Jenkins
7 621 (29.81%) JavaScript
8 602 (28.90%) TDD
9 570 (27.36%) Scrum
10 553 (26.55%) C#
11 528 (25.35%) WebDriver
12 522 (25.06%) Continuous Integration
13 507 (24.34%) QA
14 500 (24.00%) JIRA
15 490 (23.52%) SQL
16 469 (22.52%) Git (software)
17 377 (18.10%) Finance
18 366 (17.57%) DevOps
19 326 (15.65%) HTML
20 317 (15.22%) Web Services
21 308 (14.79%) .NET
22 304 (14.59%) CSS
23 288 (13.83%) SoapUI
24 261 (12.53%) SpecFlow
25 258 (12.39%) REST
26 253 (12.15%) Gherkin
26 253 (12.15%) RESTful
27 252 (12.10%) AngularJS
28 247 (11.86%) Test Scripting
29 244 (11.71%) JUnit

Selenium
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 239 (11.47%) Confluence
2 76 (3.65%) Tomcat
3 70 (3.36%) Apache
4 65 (3.12%) JBoss
5 53 (2.54%) WebLogic
6 47 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
7 40 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
8 33 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 30 (1.44%) OpenStack
10 22 (1.06%) WebSphere
11 19 (0.91%) CMS
11 19 (0.91%) SharePoint
12 15 (0.72%) GlassFish
13 14 (0.67%) Apache Spark
13 14 (0.67%) IIS
14 13 (0.62%) Liferay
15 12 (0.58%) nginx
16 10 (0.48%) Apache Solr
17 9 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 9 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 32 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 13 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
4 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.096%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.096%) Mingle
7 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.048%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 22 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.38%) Magento
4 4 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.048%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.048%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 1 (0.048%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.048%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 209 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (3.98%) GitHub
4 36 (1.73%) PaaS
5 35 (1.68%) OpenShift
6 34 (1.63%) npm
7 33 (1.58%) IaaS
8 29 (1.39%) BrowserStack
9 26 (1.25%) Sauce Labs
10 17 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (0.82%) Google Analytics
10 17 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.77%) BlazeMeter
12 14 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.67%) Serverless
13 11 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (0.48%) Slack
15 9 (0.43%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.83%) HTTP
2 44 (2.11%) Firewall
3 43 (2.06%) Internet
3 43 (2.06%) TCP/IP
4 35 (1.68%) SSL
5 19 (0.91%) PuTTY
5 19 (0.91%) WinSCP
6 15 (0.72%) SMS
7 9 (0.43%) DNS
8 8 (0.38%) 3G
8 8 (0.38%) LTE
8 8 (0.38%) Skype
9 7 (0.34%) DHCP
10 6 (0.29%) ICMP
11 4 (0.19%) AMQP
12 3 (0.14%) 4G
13 1 (0.048%) Extranet
13 1 (0.048%) Intranet
13 1 (0.048%) SMTP
13 1 (0.048%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 123 (5.90%) MongoDB
3 86 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
4 83 (3.98%) Relational Database
5 75 (3.60%) Redis
6 73 (3.50%) MySQL
7 54 (2.59%) NoSQL
8 48 (2.30%) Oracle Database
9 43 (2.06%) Big Data
10 34 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
12 28 (1.34%) NuoDB
13 25 (1.20%) Hadoop
13 25 (1.20%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
14 23 (1.10%) Endeca
15 22 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
16 19 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 19 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 834 (40.04%) Cucumber
2 626 (30.05%) Jenkins
3 528 (25.35%) WebDriver
4 500 (24.00%) JIRA
5 469 (22.52%) Git (software)
6 288 (13.83%) SoapUI
7 261 (12.53%) SpecFlow
8 244 (11.71%) JUnit
9 224 (10.75%) JMeter
10 199 (9.55%) Maven
11 155 (7.44%) TeamCity
12 140 (6.72%) NUnit
13 116 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
14 104 (4.99%) Appium
15 102 (4.90%) HP UFT
16 100 (4.80%) Jasmine
17 96 (4.61%) Ant
17 96 (4.61%) Visual Studio
18 92 (4.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 91 (4.37%) Subversion
General
1 377 (18.10%) Finance
2 244 (11.71%) Banking
3 109 (5.23%) Retail
4 48 (2.30%) Investment Banking
5 39 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 31 (1.49%) Marketing
7 27 (1.30%) Games
8 26 (1.25%) Back Office
9 22 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.01%) Front Office
11 18 (0.86%) Advertising
12 17 (0.82%) Law
13 16 (0.77%) Electronics
14 14 (0.67%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
16 11 (0.53%) Publishing
17 8 (0.38%) International Banking
18 5 (0.24%) Spanish Language
19 4 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 649 (31.16%) Developer
2 413 (19.83%) Tester
3 378 (18.15%) Analyst
4 346 (16.61%) Test Analyst
5 277 (13.30%) Automation Tester
6 217 (10.42%) Test Engineer
7 197 (9.46%) Automation Test Analyst
7 197 (9.46%) Java Developer
8 150 (7.20%) Developer in Test
9 148 (7.11%) Test Automation Engineer
10 125 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
11 99 (4.75%) QA Engineer
12 94 (4.51%) JavaScript Developer
13 93 (4.46%) C# Developer
14 89 (4.27%) QA Tester
15 88 (4.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
16 85 (4.08%) Java Engineer
17 83 (3.98%) Test Leader
18 81 (3.89%) Selenium Tester
19 76 (3.65%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (15.65%) HTML
2 317 (15.22%) Web Services
3 308 (14.79%) .NET
4 304 (14.59%) CSS
5 258 (12.39%) REST
6 253 (12.15%) Gherkin
6 253 (12.15%) RESTful
7 252 (12.10%) AngularJS
8 232 (11.14%) SOAP
9 195 (9.36%) Spring
10 185 (8.88%) HTML5
11 183 (8.79%) Node.js
12 173 (8.31%) JSON
13 160 (7.68%) XML
14 130 (6.24%) jQuery
15 125 (6.00%) J2EE
15 125 (6.00%) React
16 108 (5.18%) CSS3
17 86 (4.13%) Hibernate
18 68 (3.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 117 (5.62%) User Experience
2 103 (4.94%) Mobile App
3 94 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (4.32%) Greenfield Project
5 56 (2.69%) Fintech
6 53 (2.54%) Computer Science
7 52 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
9 25 (1.20%) iPad
10 21 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 21 (1.01%) Social Media
11 16 (0.77%) Virtual Team
12 15 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 14 (0.67%) Management Information System
14 12 (0.58%) PKI
15 10 (0.48%) Public Cloud
16 9 (0.43%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.43%) RIA
17 8 (0.38%) PlayStation
18 7 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 222 (10.66%) Linux
2 137 (6.58%) Unix
3 127 (6.10%) Windows
4 93 (4.46%) Android
5 79 (3.79%) Apple iOS
6 30 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (1.06%) Windows Server
8 19 (0.91%) Mac OS X
9 18 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.77%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.29%) Nucleus RTOS
11 6 (0.29%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.19%) Debian
12 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.14%) Solaris
14 2 (0.096%) AIX
15 1 (0.048%) CentOS
15 1 (0.048%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,542 (74.03%) Test Automation
2 1,435 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
3 801 (38.45%) BDD
4 602 (28.90%) TDD
5 570 (27.36%) Scrum
6 522 (25.06%) Continuous Integration
7 366 (17.57%) DevOps
8 247 (11.86%) Test Scripting
9 237 (11.38%) Kanban
10 232 (11.14%) API Testing
11 202 (9.70%) Continuous Delivery
11 202 (9.70%) Functional Testing
12 200 (9.60%) Performance Testing
13 185 (8.88%) Open Source
14 182 (8.74%) SDET
15 177 (8.50%) Regression Testing
16 174 (8.35%) E-Commerce
17 170 (8.16%) Microservices
18 158 (7.59%) Test Strategy
19 149 (7.15%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,093 (52.47%) Java
2 621 (29.81%) JavaScript
3 553 (26.55%) C#
4 490 (23.52%) SQL
5 232 (11.14%) Python
6 213 (10.23%) Ruby
7 101 (4.85%) Scala
8 73 (3.50%) Groovy
9 55 (2.64%) PL/SQL
10 54 (2.59%) Perl
11 50 (2.40%) TypeScript
12 46 (2.21%) T-SQL
13 44 (2.11%) Bash Shell
14 39 (1.87%) ES6
15 37 (1.78%) C++
16 29 (1.39%) PHP
16 29 (1.39%) PowerShell
17 24 (1.15%) Shell Script
17 24 (1.15%) VBScript
18 22 (1.06%) F#
Qualifications
1 163 (7.83%) Security Cleared
2 125 (6.00%) ISTQB
3 110 (5.28%) SC Cleared
4 92 (4.42%) ISEB
5 88 (4.22%) Degree
6 54 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 34 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 29 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 20 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
10 17 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.19%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.14%) HNC
13 3 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
14 2 (0.096%) HND
14 2 (0.096%) MCAD
14 2 (0.096%) MCSD
14 2 (0.096%) MCTS
14 2 (0.096%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.048%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 507 (24.34%) QA
2 20 (0.96%) WCAG
3 15 (0.72%) MiFID
4 5 (0.24%) GDPR
5 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.14%) GCP
6 2 (0.096%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.096%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.096%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.096%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.096%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.096%) PMO
7 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.048%) PSD2
7 1 (0.048%) SEPA
7 1 (0.048%) SLA
7 1 (0.048%) WAI
System Software
1 213 (10.23%) Docker
2 17 (0.82%) vSphere
3 13 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.19%) LXC
7 1 (0.048%) KVM
7 1 (0.048%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 131 (6.29%) Puppet
2 91 (4.37%) Ansible
3 89 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
5 36 (1.73%) Kibana
5 36 (1.73%) Kubernetes
6 32 (1.54%) Grafana
7 26 (1.25%) Terraform
8 18 (0.86%) logstash
9 16 (0.77%) Nagios
10 15 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (0.48%) CA Service Virtualization
11 10 (0.48%) Graylog
11 10 (0.48%) Rundeck
11 10 (0.48%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 5 (0.24%) Galera Cluster
13 5 (0.24%) OpenNebula
14 4 (0.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 181 (8.69%) Oracle
2 125 (6.00%) HP
3 112 (5.38%) Microsoft
4 96 (4.61%) Atlassian
5 69 (3.31%) Splunk
6 63 (3.02%) IBM
7 59 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
8 54 (2.59%) Red Hat
9 43 (2.06%) Google
10 42 (2.02%) webMethods
11 33 (1.58%) AppDynamics
12 24 (1.15%) ATG
13 22 (1.06%) Adobe
14 21 (1.01%) CA
15 20 (0.96%) hybris
15 20 (0.96%) VMware
16 18 (0.86%) SAP
17 16 (0.77%) Software AG
18 10 (0.48%) Capita
18 10 (0.48%) Micro Focus