Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 21 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 55 55
Rank change year-on-year +10 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Selenium 8 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.83% 1.83% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.00% 9.01% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
Kent median daily rate £400 £400 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +68.42% -38.51%
10th Percentile £360 £340 £231
90th Percentile £435 £460 £244
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £57.16
% change year-on-year -10.53% -16.89% +61.00%

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 Kent with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 100 111 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 22.88% 20.37% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 79 80
Kent median daily rate £400 £345 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -11.25% +11.07%
10th Percentile £281 £330 £231
90th Percentile £469 £425 £750
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Kent median hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £42.50 £39.00
90th Percentile £45.38 £47.50 £41.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Selenium in Kent

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in Kent

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the Kent region over the 6 months to 21 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
Dartford - 2 £400 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £400 - 1
West Malling +1 1 £400 +14.29%
Tonbridge - 1 £375 -
Selenium
South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Kent region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) REST
4 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
4 3 (37.50%) GDPR
4 3 (37.50%) API Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) HP UFT
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) VB
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (25.00%) QA Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Jest
5 2 (25.00%) Enzyme
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) React
5 2 (25.00%) TestComplete
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Data Protection

Selenium
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
2 3 (37.50%) HP UFT
2 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
3 2 (25.00%) TestComplete
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) REST
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) Enzyme
2 2 (25.00%) Jest
2 2 (25.00%) React
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) API Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) People Management
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) GDPR
2 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft