Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 20 October 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 112 97
Rank change year-on-year +57 -15 +7
Contract jobs citing Selenium 112 28 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.61% 0.99% 1.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.40% 5.76% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 15 40
Manchester median daily rate £405 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.79% -3.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £300 £212 £250
90th Percentile £500 £460 £502
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate £32.50 - £36.00
North West median hourly rate £32.50 - £40.00

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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 683 486 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.04% 17.10% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 325 372
Manchester median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £575 £533 £500
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 8
Manchester median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27.50 £35.00 £26.56
90th Percentile £38.75 £46.00 £42.25
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £41.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.85% +2.81% +6.67%

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Selenium in Manchester

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in Manchester

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in Manchester

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Stockport +10 4 £373 +10.37% 1
Altrincham - 3 - - 1
Sale - 1 £350 - 1
Wigan - 1 - -
Selenium
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 92 (82.14%) Test Automation
2 74 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (52.68%) Java
4 54 (48.21%) BDD
5 44 (39.29%) TDD
6 42 (37.50%) JIRA
7 36 (32.14%) Jenkins
8 29 (25.89%) .NET
8 29 (25.89%) Scrum
9 27 (24.11%) QA
10 26 (23.21%) C#
10 26 (23.21%) Python
11 25 (22.32%) Docker
12 24 (21.43%) JUnit
13 22 (19.64%) JavaScript
13 22 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
14 21 (18.75%) RESTful
14 21 (18.75%) DevOps
14 21 (18.75%) Spring
14 21 (18.75%) Software Engineering
15 20 (17.86%) Hibernate
16 19 (16.96%) PostgreSQL
16 19 (16.96%) JMeter
16 19 (16.96%) Web Services
17 18 (16.07%) Cucumber
17 18 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
18 17 (15.18%) WebDriver
18 17 (15.18%) Node.js
19 16 (14.29%) MySQL
19 16 (14.29%) Gatling

Selenium
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 14 (12.50%) Confluence
2 3 (2.68%) JBoss
2 3 (2.68%) nginx
2 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.79%) CICS
3 2 (1.79%) IIS
3 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.89%) Apache
4 1 (0.89%) CMS
4 1 (0.89%) Drupal
4 1 (0.89%) Liferay
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.25%) GitHub
4 3 (2.68%) BrowserStack
4 3 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.79%) IaaS
5 2 (1.79%) PaaS
6 1 (0.89%) SaaS
6 1 (0.89%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.96%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (14.29%) MySQL
3 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
4 9 (8.04%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.79%) DB2
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.89%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.89%) GIS
Development Applications
1 42 (37.50%) JIRA
2 36 (32.14%) Jenkins
3 24 (21.43%) JUnit
4 19 (16.96%) JMeter
5 18 (16.07%) Cucumber
6 17 (15.18%) WebDriver
7 16 (14.29%) Gatling
8 15 (13.39%) Git (software)
9 14 (12.50%) Gradle
9 14 (12.50%) Maven
10 13 (11.61%) SpecFlow
10 13 (11.61%) Spock
11 12 (10.71%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (7.14%) Mockito
12 8 (7.14%) Visual Studio
13 7 (6.25%) SoapUI
14 6 (5.36%) TestNG
15 5 (4.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (4.46%) Jasmine
15 5 (4.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (9.82%) Retail
2 9 (8.04%) Finance
3 5 (4.46%) Banking
4 2 (1.79%) Electronics
4 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.79%) Marketing
4 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.89%) Automotive
5 1 (0.89%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (33.04%) Developer
2 22 (19.64%) Tester
3 18 (16.07%) Automation Tester
4 16 (14.29%) Analyst
4 16 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 15 (13.39%) .NET Developer
6 13 (11.61%) Java Engineer
7 10 (8.93%) Java Developer
8 9 (8.04%) Software Developer
9 8 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (7.14%) Developer in Test
10 5 (4.46%) .NET Software Developer
10 5 (4.46%) QA Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Test Leader
11 4 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.57%) Selenium Tester
11 4 (3.57%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.89%) .NET
2 21 (18.75%) RESTful
2 21 (18.75%) Spring
3 20 (17.86%) Hibernate
4 19 (16.96%) Web Services
5 17 (15.18%) Node.js
6 13 (11.61%) Elastic Stack
7 11 (9.82%) CSS
7 11 (9.82%) Gherkin
8 10 (8.93%) HTML
9 8 (7.14%) jQuery
9 8 (7.14%) XML
10 6 (5.36%) JSON
10 6 (5.36%) Kafka
11 5 (4.46%) SOAP
12 4 (3.57%) AngularJS
12 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET
12 4 (3.57%) Spring Boot
12 4 (3.57%) WebdriverIO
13 3 (2.68%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.79%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.79%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.79%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.89%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.89%) Fintech
5 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.61%) Linux
2 7 (6.25%) Unix
3 5 (4.46%) Windows
4 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (82.14%) Test Automation
2 74 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (48.21%) BDD
4 44 (39.29%) TDD
5 29 (25.89%) Scrum
6 21 (18.75%) DevOps
6 21 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 15 (13.39%) SDET
7 15 (13.39%) SDLC
8 14 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 13 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (10.71%) API Testing
10 12 (10.71%) MVC
11 11 (9.82%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (9.82%) Manual Testing
12 10 (8.93%) Integration Testing
12 10 (8.93%) Test Scripting
13 9 (8.04%) OO
14 8 (7.14%) Test Strategy
14 8 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (52.68%) Java
2 26 (23.21%) C#
2 26 (23.21%) Python
3 22 (19.64%) JavaScript
4 15 (13.39%) SQL
5 14 (12.50%) Java 8
5 14 (12.50%) PHP
6 2 (1.79%) C
6 2 (1.79%) C++
6 2 (1.79%) JCL
6 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.89%) Prolog
7 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.14%) Degree
2 7 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (4.46%) ISEB
4 3 (2.68%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.68%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (24.11%) QA
System Software
1 25 (22.32%) Docker
2 2 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.79%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) Ansible
2 14 (12.50%) Terraform
3 3 (2.68%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.68%) Puppet
4 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.79%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.89%) Packer
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Oracle
2 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.79%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.79%) IBM
3 2 (1.79%) SAP
3 2 (1.79%) VMware
4 1 (0.89%) Google
4 1 (0.89%) hybris
4 1 (0.89%) Sitecore