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 3 months to 27 June 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 37 43
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 10 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.13% 0.60% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.28% 2.44% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £400 £238 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.42% -38.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £238 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £238 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £48.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -2.06% +90.19%  

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 Kent with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 47 82 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 19.42% 24.77% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 29
Median daily rate £345 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.82% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £230 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £750 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Maidstone - 1 - -
West Malling - 1 £350 -
Selenium
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Kent region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 20 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 16 (72.73%) LoadRunner
3 13 (59.09%) HP
4 10 (45.45%) C#
4 10 (45.45%) JIRA
4 10 (45.45%) Performance Testing
4 10 (45.45%) ISTQB
5 9 (40.91%) HP UFT
5 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
6 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
6 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (31.82%) ISEB
7 7 (31.82%) BDD
7 7 (31.82%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (27.27%) Process Improvement
8 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
8 6 (27.27%) Java
8 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
9 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Test Management
9 5 (22.73%) .NET
9 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (18.18%) People Management
10 4 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (18.18%) API Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Smoke Testing
10 4 (18.18%) .NET Core

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 16 (72.73%) LoadRunner
2 10 (45.45%) JIRA
3 9 (40.91%) HP UFT
4 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
5 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
6 4 (18.18%) JMeter
7 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
8 1 (4.55%) TestRail
General
1 4 (18.18%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Test Manager
2 5 (22.73%) Test Automation Manager
2 5 (22.73%) Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Test Automation Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Test Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Test Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Software Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Mobile Tester
5 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) .NET Core
2 4 (18.18%) JSON
2 4 (18.18%) XML
3 3 (13.64%) CSS
3 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Fintech
2 1 (4.55%) iPad
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Android
2 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 10 (45.45%) Performance Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 7 (31.82%) BDD
5 7 (31.82%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
6 6 (27.27%) Process Improvement
7 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (22.73%) Test Management
7 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
8 4 (18.18%) OO
8 4 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) People Management
8 4 (18.18%) Scrum
8 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 4 (18.18%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C#
2 6 (27.27%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 7 (31.82%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Xamarin