The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 41 53
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 9 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.28% 1.42% 1.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.89% 11.32% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
Median daily rate £325 £335 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.98% -16.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £288 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £350 £435
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 Essex with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 114 53 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 28.93% 12.50% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 33 56
Median daily rate £422 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £429 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 7
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.03% -10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.50 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £30.50 £46.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year - +14.74%  

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in Essex

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the Essex 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
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £325 -
Selenium
East of England

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 Essex region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 23 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) SoapUI
3 14 (60.87%) JMeter
3 14 (60.87%) JIRA
3 14 (60.87%) LoadRunner
4 13 (56.52%) WebLogic
4 13 (56.52%) Oracle
4 13 (56.52%) SDLC
5 12 (52.17%) Software Testing
6 11 (47.83%) ISTQB
6 11 (47.83%) TDD
6 11 (47.83%) ISEB
7 9 (39.13%) SQL
7 9 (39.13%) Java
7 9 (39.13%) Web Services
7 9 (39.13%) Jenkins
7 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
8 8 (34.78%) Performance Testing
8 8 (34.78%) BDD
8 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
8 8 (34.78%) QA
9 7 (30.43%) Automated Testing
9 7 (30.43%) XDoclet
9 7 (30.43%) XML
9 7 (30.43%) EJB
9 7 (30.43%) Java EE
9 7 (30.43%) Open Source
9 7 (30.43%) Groovy
9 7 (30.43%) DevOps
10 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Selenium
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 13 (56.52%) WebLogic
2 6 (26.09%) Confluence
3 2 (8.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) SoapUI
2 14 (60.87%) JIRA
2 14 (60.87%) JMeter
2 14 (60.87%) LoadRunner
3 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
3 9 (39.13%) Jenkins
4 7 (30.43%) XDoclet
5 2 (8.70%) AccuRev
5 2 (8.70%) Ant
5 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
5 2 (8.70%) Gradle
5 2 (8.70%) JUnit
5 2 (8.70%) Maven
5 2 (8.70%) Subversion
General
1 2 (8.70%) Legal
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Automotive
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Tester
2 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) Java Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Performance Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) Web Services
2 7 (30.43%) EJB
2 7 (30.43%) Java EE
2 7 (30.43%) XML
3 3 (13.04%) JAX-RS
4 2 (8.70%) Ajax
4 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.70%) CSS
4 2 (8.70%) EclipseLink
4 2 (8.70%) Ext JS
4 2 (8.70%) Java SE
4 2 (8.70%) JAX-WS
4 2 (8.70%) JPA
4 2 (8.70%) jQuery
4 2 (8.70%) JSR 170
4 2 (8.70%) OSGi
4 2 (8.70%) REST
4 2 (8.70%) Spring
4 2 (8.70%) Spring MVC
4 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Client/Server
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Replication
4 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Solaris
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) SDLC
3 12 (52.17%) Software Testing
4 11 (47.83%) TDD
5 8 (34.78%) BDD
5 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
5 8 (34.78%) Performance Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Automated Testing
6 7 (30.43%) DevOps
6 7 (30.43%) Open Source
7 6 (26.09%) Kanban
7 6 (26.09%) Scrum
7 6 (26.09%) User Stories
8 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
8 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
9 4 (17.39%) Test Management
9 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
9 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
10 3 (13.04%) API Design
10 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) Groovy
3 6 (26.09%) C
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) ISEB
1 11 (47.83%) ISTQB
2 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
2 4 (17.39%) Data Quality
3 3 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Adobe
2 2 (8.70%) IBM