Period
to 26 May 2019

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 26 May 2019 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
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 88 62
Rank change year-on-year 0 -26 +6
Contract jobs citing Selenium 53 70 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.97% 2.28% 2.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.09% 10.99% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 44
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +33.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £320 £284 £220
90th Percentile £500 £475 £425
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £338
% change year-on-year +3.66% +21.48% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 478 637 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.76% 20.74% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 430 308
Manchester median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £320 £290 £250
90th Percentile £613 £575 £482
North West median daily rate £438 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +6.06% +6.45% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 20
Manchester median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36.88 £32.38 £33.56
90th Percentile £46.63 £58.13 £50.00
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% -4.76% +5.00%

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 26 May 2019.

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 26 May 2019. 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
Altrincham - 5 £400 - 1
Cheadle +4 2 £425 +13.33%
Stockport +9 1 £350 -13.31%
Salford +3 1 £400 -5.88%
Selenium
North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, 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 51 (96.23%) Test Automation
2 36 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (56.60%) BDD
4 29 (54.72%) Java
5 24 (45.28%) TDD
5 24 (45.28%) Jenkins
6 21 (39.62%) WebDriver
7 19 (35.85%) C#
7 19 (35.85%) Web Services
8 17 (32.08%) Cucumber
9 15 (28.30%) .NET
9 15 (28.30%) JMeter
9 15 (28.30%) SDET
10 14 (26.42%) JIRA
10 14 (26.42%) QA
11 13 (24.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (22.64%) Git (software)
12 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (20.75%) HTTP
13 11 (20.75%) Scrum
14 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
14 10 (18.87%) Non-Functional Testing
14 10 (18.87%) Integration Testing
15 9 (16.98%) Jasmine
15 9 (16.98%) MongoDB
15 9 (16.98%) Software Engineering
15 9 (16.98%) DevOps
16 8 (15.09%) Docker
16 8 (15.09%) Gatling
16 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing

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 4 (7.55%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (7.55%) Confluence
2 2 (3.77%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) BrowserStack
2 2 (3.77%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.75%) HTTP
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) MongoDB
2 5 (9.43%) MySQL
2 5 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (45.28%) Jenkins
2 21 (39.62%) WebDriver
3 17 (32.08%) Cucumber
4 15 (28.30%) JMeter
5 14 (26.42%) JIRA
6 12 (22.64%) Git (software)
7 9 (16.98%) Jasmine
8 8 (15.09%) Gatling
9 6 (11.32%) HP UFT
10 5 (9.43%) Appium
10 5 (9.43%) Gradle
10 5 (9.43%) JUnit
10 5 (9.43%) Maven
10 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
11 4 (7.55%) Bitbucket
11 4 (7.55%) gulp
11 4 (7.55%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (7.55%) TeamCity
12 3 (5.66%) Spock
13 2 (3.77%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Law
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Tester
2 11 (20.75%) Automation Tester
3 9 (16.98%) Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.55%) BizTalk Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Test Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Java Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Test Automation Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Developer in Test
7 2 (3.77%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.85%) Web Services
2 15 (28.30%) .NET
3 5 (9.43%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.43%) SOAP
4 3 (5.66%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.66%) Hibernate
4 3 (5.66%) jQuery
4 3 (5.66%) Spring
5 2 (3.77%) Django
5 2 (3.77%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.89%) CSS
6 1 (1.89%) J2EE
6 1 (1.89%) Nightwatchjs
6 1 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Mac OS X
1 5 (9.43%) Unix
2 2 (3.77%) Android
2 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.89%) MVS
3 1 (1.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (96.23%) Test Automation
2 36 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (56.60%) BDD
4 24 (45.28%) TDD
5 15 (28.30%) SDET
6 13 (24.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (20.75%) Scrum
9 10 (18.87%) Integration Testing
9 10 (18.87%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
10 9 (16.98%) DevOps
10 9 (16.98%) Software Engineering
11 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
12 7 (13.21%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
13 6 (11.32%) Defect Management
13 6 (11.32%) Deployment Automation
13 6 (11.32%) OO
13 6 (11.32%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (54.72%) Java
2 19 (35.85%) C#
3 8 (15.09%) Groovy
4 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.43%) Scala
4 5 (9.43%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.66%) Java 8
6 1 (1.89%) JCL
6 1 (1.89%) Python
6 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) Docker
2 3 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.89%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Ansible
1 3 (5.66%) Packer
1 3 (5.66%) Terraform
2 2 (3.77%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.89%) HP
1 1 (1.89%) Micro Focus