Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 93 70
Rank change year-on-year +40 -23 +4
Contract jobs citing Selenium 37 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.70% 1.46% 1.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.54% 4.05% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 10
Essex median daily rate £475 £325 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% +4.67% +47.86%
10th Percentile £344 £305 £250
90th Percentile £600 £453 £375
East of England median daily rate £420 £348 £350
% change year-on-year +20.86% -0.71% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Essex median hourly rate £37.50 - £36.00
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 - £40.50

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 295 321 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 37.48% 36.15% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 229 55
Essex median daily rate £513 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +33.33% -5.06%
10th Percentile £363 £284 £220
90th Percentile £626 £587 £456
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 20 8
Essex median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +26.18% -16.58%
10th Percentile £25.40 £35.00 £29.05
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £34.60
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -8.54% -5.75% +15.23%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +28 18 £425 +30.77% 1
Basildon - 4 £525 - 2
Harlow - 3 £475 - 1
Selenium
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 30 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (75.68%) Test Automation
3 27 (72.97%) SoapUI
3 27 (72.97%) Java
4 24 (64.86%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (62.16%) TDD
6 20 (54.05%) Scrum
6 20 (54.05%) Jenkins
7 17 (45.95%) Cucumber
7 17 (45.95%) SQL
7 17 (45.95%) Oracle
7 17 (45.95%) SOAP
8 16 (43.24%) Kanban
9 15 (40.54%) JIRA
9 15 (40.54%) JUnit
9 15 (40.54%) BDD
9 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
10 14 (37.84%) DevOps
10 14 (37.84%) JMeter
11 12 (32.43%) HTTP
11 12 (32.43%) Linux
11 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
11 12 (32.43%) Subversion
11 12 (32.43%) User Stories
12 11 (29.73%) REST
12 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
12 11 (29.73%) Security Cleared
12 11 (29.73%) Web Services
13 10 (27.03%) XML
13 10 (27.03%) OO

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 10 (27.03%) Confluence
2 8 (21.62%) WebSphere
3 5 (13.51%) JBoss
4 3 (8.11%) Apache
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (5.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) HTTP
2 7 (18.92%) Internet
3 3 (8.11%) SSL
3 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
2 5 (13.51%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (13.51%) GIS
2 5 (13.51%) Impala
2 5 (13.51%) Pentaho
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.70%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 27 (72.97%) SoapUI
2 20 (54.05%) Jenkins
3 17 (45.95%) Cucumber
4 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
4 15 (40.54%) JIRA
4 15 (40.54%) JUnit
5 14 (37.84%) JMeter
6 12 (32.43%) Subversion
7 9 (24.32%) Bitbucket
7 9 (24.32%) LoadRunner
7 9 (24.32%) Zephyr
8 8 (21.62%) Maven
9 6 (16.22%) Hudson
10 4 (10.81%) AccuRev
10 4 (10.81%) Artifactory
10 4 (10.81%) CruiseControl
10 4 (10.81%) FishEye
10 4 (10.81%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (10.81%) TeamCity
10 4 (10.81%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) Java Developer
3 9 (24.32%) Analyst
4 8 (21.62%) Test Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Tester
6 4 (10.81%) Automation Tester
6 4 (10.81%) QA Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Test Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Agile Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Integration Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Tester
9 1 (2.70%) DevOps Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Digital Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 1 (2.70%) Senior Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (45.95%) SOAP
2 11 (29.73%) REST
2 11 (29.73%) Web Services
3 10 (27.03%) Spring
3 10 (27.03%) XML
4 6 (16.22%) HTML
4 6 (16.22%) J2EE
4 6 (16.22%) Spring Boot
5 5 (13.51%) CSS
5 5 (13.51%) Gherkin
5 5 (13.51%) RESTful
6 4 (10.81%) GWT
6 4 (10.81%) JMS
6 4 (10.81%) JSON
6 4 (10.81%) Middleware
6 4 (10.81%) Spring Batch
6 4 (10.81%) XSLT
7 3 (8.11%) Java SE
7 3 (8.11%) Struts
7 3 (8.11%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) User Experience
3 2 (5.41%) Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Linux
2 9 (24.32%) Unix
3 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (10.81%) Solaris
3 4 (10.81%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) AIX
4 1 (2.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (75.68%) Test Automation
3 24 (64.86%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (62.16%) TDD
5 20 (54.05%) Scrum
6 16 (43.24%) Kanban
7 15 (40.54%) BDD
8 14 (37.84%) DevOps
9 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
9 12 (32.43%) User Stories
10 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
11 10 (27.03%) Microservices
11 10 (27.03%) OO
12 9 (24.32%) Integration Testing
12 9 (24.32%) Mentoring
13 8 (21.62%) Open Source
13 8 (21.62%) Performance Testing
13 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (21.62%) Test Management
13 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) Java
2 17 (45.95%) SQL
3 6 (16.22%) Java 8
3 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.51%) C
4 5 (13.51%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.11%) Perl
6 2 (5.41%) Groovy
7 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) ISEB
3 9 (24.32%) ISTQB
3 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
2 3 (8.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Docker
2 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) Ansible
2 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.81%) Puppet
3 3 (8.11%) HP ALM
3 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Oracle
2 4 (10.81%) Atlassian
2 4 (10.81%) HP
3 3 (8.11%) IBM
3 3 (8.11%) WSO2
4 2 (5.41%) Adobe
4 2 (5.41%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat