Period
to 19 September 2018

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 6 months to 19 September 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
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 91 77
Rank change year-on-year +21 -14 0
Contract jobs citing Selenium 38 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.90% 1.18% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.70% 3.16% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 5
Essex median daily rate £450 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +8.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £344 £311 £250
90th Percentile £600 £356 £330
East of England median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Essex median hourly rate £37.50 - £36.00
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £13.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +188.46% -67.90% -

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 Essex with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 355 316 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 36.45% 37.40% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 220 52
Essex median daily rate £522 £513 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +24.24% +5.77%
10th Percentile £363 £312 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £536
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 11
Essex median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £31.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.23% -14.93%
10th Percentile £25.40 £35.05 £30.25
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - +0.59% +4.97%

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium in Essex over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 September 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
Southend-on-Sea +15 16 £425 +24.63% 1
Basildon - 5 £525 - 2
Harlow - 3 £475 -
Selenium
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 Essex region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 37 (97.37%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (78.95%) SoapUI
3 28 (73.68%) Test Automation
4 27 (71.05%) TDD
5 25 (65.79%) Scrum
6 22 (57.89%) BDD
6 22 (57.89%) User Stories
7 21 (55.26%) Kanban
7 21 (55.26%) JIRA
7 21 (55.26%) SQL
8 20 (52.63%) Java
8 20 (52.63%) JMeter
8 20 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (50.00%) Confluence
10 18 (47.37%) SOAP
11 17 (44.74%) Jenkins
12 16 (42.11%) Cucumber
12 16 (42.11%) Oracle
12 16 (42.11%) QA
13 14 (36.84%) Performance Testing
13 14 (36.84%) Software Testing
14 13 (34.21%) Linux
14 13 (34.21%) Mentoring
15 12 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
15 12 (31.58%) Web Services
15 12 (31.58%) XML
15 12 (31.58%) JUnit
15 12 (31.58%) LoadRunner
15 12 (31.58%) ISEB

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 19 (50.00%) Confluence
2 7 (18.42%) Apache
3 5 (13.16%) WebSphere
4 4 (10.53%) JBoss
5 3 (7.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.63%) nginx
6 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) GitHub
3 1 (2.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) HTTP
2 8 (21.05%) Internet
3 4 (10.53%) SSL
3 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) Pentaho
2 7 (18.42%) Relational Database
3 5 (13.16%) Impala
3 5 (13.16%) MongoDB
4 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.26%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (5.26%) GIS
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.63%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 30 (78.95%) SoapUI
2 21 (55.26%) JIRA
3 20 (52.63%) JMeter
4 17 (44.74%) Jenkins
5 16 (42.11%) Cucumber
6 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
6 12 (31.58%) JUnit
6 12 (31.58%) LoadRunner
7 11 (28.95%) Zephyr
8 8 (21.05%) Subversion
9 7 (18.42%) Maven
10 6 (15.79%) Eclipse
11 5 (13.16%) AccuRev
11 5 (13.16%) Ant
12 4 (10.53%) Bitbucket
12 4 (10.53%) Gradle
12 4 (10.53%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (10.53%) Vagrant
13 3 (7.89%) Hudson
13 3 (7.89%) IntelliJ
General
1 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
1 3 (7.89%) Marketing
2 2 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) Test Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Java Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Tester
5 6 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) QA Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Automation Tester
6 4 (10.53%) QA Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Agile Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Integration Developer
7 2 (5.26%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (47.37%) SOAP
2 12 (31.58%) Spring
2 12 (31.58%) Web Services
2 12 (31.58%) XML
3 10 (26.32%) REST
4 8 (21.05%) HTML
5 7 (18.42%) CSS
5 7 (18.42%) Middleware
5 7 (18.42%) Spring Boot
6 5 (13.16%) Gherkin
6 5 (13.16%) J2EE
6 5 (13.16%) JSON
6 5 (13.16%) RESTful
7 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 4 (10.53%) JMS
7 4 (10.53%) jQuery
7 4 (10.53%) Spring Batch
7 4 (10.53%) Struts
7 4 (10.53%) XSLT
8 3 (7.89%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) User Experience
3 3 (7.89%) Clustering
3 3 (7.89%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) Unix
2 7 (18.42%) Windows
3 4 (10.53%) Solaris
4 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (97.37%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (73.68%) Test Automation
3 27 (71.05%) TDD
4 25 (65.79%) Scrum
5 22 (57.89%) BDD
5 22 (57.89%) User Stories
6 21 (55.26%) Kanban
7 20 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (36.84%) Performance Testing
8 14 (36.84%) Software Testing
9 13 (34.21%) Mentoring
10 12 (31.58%) Integration Testing
10 12 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (28.95%) Acceptance Criteria
11 11 (28.95%) Microservices
12 9 (23.68%) API Testing
12 9 (23.68%) Coaching
12 9 (23.68%) DevOps
12 9 (23.68%) Functional Testing
12 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) SQL
2 20 (52.63%) Java
3 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.42%) Perl
5 6 (15.79%) Java 8
6 5 (13.16%) Groovy
6 5 (13.16%) PL/SQL
7 4 (10.53%) Scala
8 3 (7.89%) C
9 2 (5.26%) Ruby
10 1 (2.63%) C#
10 1 (2.63%) Haskell
10 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) ISEB
2 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
3 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (42.11%) QA
2 6 (15.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Docker
2 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Ansible
2 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (13.16%) Puppet
3 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.26%) HP ALM
5 1 (2.63%) Grafana
5 1 (2.63%) Kibana
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Oracle
2 6 (15.79%) WSO2
3 4 (10.53%) Adobe
3 4 (10.53%) Atlassian
3 4 (10.53%) IBM
4 3 (7.89%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (2.63%) Google
6 1 (2.63%) webMethods