Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 93 88
Rank change year-on-year -26 -5 +18
Contract jobs citing Selenium 24 65 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.81% 1.81% 1.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.71% 11.99% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 40 39
Manchester median daily rate £369 £395 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.65% +21.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £208 £274 £221
90th Percentile £464 £502 £468
North West median daily rate £368 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -2.00% +15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £44.00 -

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 510 542 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.27% 15.11% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 376 291
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +11.54%
10th Percentile £290 £306 £269
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 27
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +29.03%
10th Percentile £35.00 £29.81 £25.00
90th Percentile £58.50 £40.00 £41.40
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -1 1 £325 +30.00% 1
Bolton - 1 £240 -
Selenium
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 20 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 9 (37.50%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) .NET
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) QA
4 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
4 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
5 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (25.00%) GitHub
5 6 (25.00%) JIRA
5 6 (25.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.67%) Sitecore
7 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 4 (16.67%) BDD
7 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 4 (16.67%) Validation
7 4 (16.67%) Fintech
8 3 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (12.50%) Front End Development
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Google
8 3 (12.50%) Google Analytics
8 3 (12.50%) Drupal
8 3 (12.50%) Java
8 3 (12.50%) Siebel
8 3 (12.50%) JMeter

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 3 (12.50%) Drupal
1 3 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (25.00%) GitHub
2 3 (12.50%) Google Analytics
3 1 (4.17%) BrowserStack
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
2 6 (25.00%) JIRA
3 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 3 (12.50%) Bitbucket
4 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.50%) JMeter
4 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.33%) NUnit
6 1 (4.17%) Appium
6 1 (4.17%) Fiddler
6 1 (4.17%) FogBugz
6 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Developer in Test
4 3 (12.50%) Drupal Developer
4 3 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Sitecore Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Full Stack Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 3 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (8.33%) Spring
4 2 (8.33%) Spring Boot
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.17%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) jQuery
5 1 (4.17%) Kafka
5 1 (4.17%) Nightwatchjs
5 1 (4.17%) Node.js
5 1 (4.17%) RESTful
5 1 (4.17%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Fintech
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.67%) BDD
6 4 (16.67%) Validation
7 3 (12.50%) Analytics
7 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (12.50%) Defect Management
7 3 (12.50%) Front End Development
7 3 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Usability Testing
8 2 (8.33%) API Testing
8 2 (8.33%) TDD
8 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Ansible
1 3 (12.50%) Kibana
1 3 (12.50%) logstash
1 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Sitecore
2 3 (12.50%) Google
2 3 (12.50%) Siebel
2 3 (12.50%) Splunk
3 1 (4.17%) HP