Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 107 95
Rank change year-on-year +46 -12 -17
Contract jobs citing Selenium 113 33 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.53% 1.14% 2.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.14% 6.26% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 22 38
Manchester median daily rate £415 £373 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.41% -5.70% +21.54%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £310
90th Percentile £500 £472 £491
North West median daily rate £425 £370 £395
% change year-on-year +14.86% -6.33% +19.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £32.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £32.50 - £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 700 527 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.90% 18.13% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 359 379
Manchester median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £304
90th Percentile £613 £550 £500
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 6
Manchester median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% - +6.67%
North West median hourly rate £39.25 £41.88 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.27% +4.69% +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 14 December 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 14 December 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
Altrincham - 3 - - 2
Sale - 1 £350 -
Salford - 1 £400 - 3
Stockport - 1 £350 - 8
Selenium
North West

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 97 (85.84%) Test Automation
2 73 (64.60%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (58.41%) Java
4 57 (50.44%) BDD
5 46 (40.71%) TDD
6 41 (36.28%) JIRA
7 36 (31.86%) Jenkins
8 33 (29.20%) C#
9 32 (28.32%) .NET
10 30 (26.55%) QA
11 28 (24.78%) Docker
12 26 (23.01%) Scrum
13 25 (22.12%) Python
14 24 (21.24%) JUnit
15 23 (20.35%) DevOps
16 22 (19.47%) WebDriver
16 22 (19.47%) Microsoft Azure
16 22 (19.47%) Spring
17 21 (18.58%) PostgreSQL
18 20 (17.70%) Hibernate
18 20 (17.70%) Software Engineering
18 20 (17.70%) JMeter
19 19 (16.81%) RESTful
19 19 (16.81%) SDET
19 19 (16.81%) Gatling
20 18 (15.93%) Ansible
20 18 (15.93%) Amazon AWS
20 18 (15.93%) Cucumber
20 18 (15.93%) MySQL
20 18 (15.93%) JavaScript

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 (12.39%) Confluence
2 3 (2.65%) nginx
2 3 (2.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.77%) CICS
3 2 (1.77%) IIS
3 2 (1.77%) JBoss
3 2 (1.77%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) Drupal
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (15.93%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.19%) GitHub
4 3 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.77%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.77%) IaaS
5 2 (1.77%) PaaS
6 1 (0.88%) SaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.58%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (15.93%) MySQL
3 11 (9.73%) SQL Server
4 9 (7.96%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.65%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.77%) DB2
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.88%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.88%) GIS
Development Applications
1 41 (36.28%) JIRA
2 36 (31.86%) Jenkins
3 24 (21.24%) JUnit
4 22 (19.47%) WebDriver
5 20 (17.70%) JMeter
6 19 (16.81%) Gatling
7 18 (15.93%) Cucumber
8 17 (15.04%) Maven
9 16 (14.16%) Gradle
9 16 (14.16%) SpecFlow
9 16 (14.16%) Spock
10 13 (11.50%) Git (software)
11 11 (9.73%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (7.96%) Jasmine
13 8 (7.08%) Mockito
13 8 (7.08%) SoapUI
14 7 (6.19%) Visual Studio
15 6 (5.31%) TestNG
15 6 (5.31%) Visual Studio Coded UI
15 6 (5.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (8.85%) Retail
2 7 (6.19%) Finance
3 3 (2.65%) Banking
4 2 (1.77%) Electronics
4 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.77%) Marketing
4 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Automotive
5 1 (0.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (28.32%) Developer
2 20 (17.70%) Tester
3 17 (15.04%) Automation Tester
4 16 (14.16%) Analyst
4 16 (14.16%) Java Engineer
4 16 (14.16%) Test Analyst
5 14 (12.39%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.96%) Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (7.96%) Software Developer
7 8 (7.08%) Developer in Test
8 7 (6.19%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Consultant
9 6 (5.31%) Test Leader
10 5 (4.42%) .NET Software Developer
10 5 (4.42%) QA Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Senior Consultant
11 4 (3.54%) Java Software Engineer
11 4 (3.54%) Python Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.54%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.32%) .NET
2 22 (19.47%) Spring
3 20 (17.70%) Hibernate
4 19 (16.81%) RESTful
5 17 (15.04%) Node.js
6 16 (14.16%) Web Services
7 14 (12.39%) Gherkin
8 13 (11.50%) Elastic Stack
9 9 (7.96%) CSS
10 8 (7.08%) HTML
11 7 (6.19%) XML
12 6 (5.31%) jQuery
12 6 (5.31%) Kafka
13 5 (4.42%) JSON
13 5 (4.42%) SOAP
14 4 (3.54%) AngularJS
14 4 (3.54%) WebdriverIO
15 3 (2.65%) ASP.NET
15 3 (2.65%) J2EE
15 3 (2.65%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.77%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (1.77%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.77%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.88%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (0.88%) Cyberattack
4 1 (0.88%) Fintech
4 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.85%) Linux
2 7 (6.19%) Unix
3 4 (3.54%) Windows
4 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (85.84%) Test Automation
2 73 (64.60%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (50.44%) BDD
4 46 (40.71%) TDD
5 26 (23.01%) Scrum
6 23 (20.35%) DevOps
7 20 (17.70%) Software Engineering
8 19 (16.81%) SDET
9 15 (13.27%) Integration Testing
9 15 (13.27%) SDLC
10 13 (11.50%) API Testing
11 12 (10.62%) Test Scripting
12 11 (9.73%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (9.73%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (9.73%) Performance Testing
13 10 (8.85%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (8.85%) MVC
14 9 (7.96%) Manual Testing
15 8 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (7.08%) OO
Programming Languages
1 66 (58.41%) Java
2 33 (29.20%) C#
3 25 (22.12%) Python
4 18 (15.93%) JavaScript
5 16 (14.16%) Java 8
6 13 (11.50%) PHP
6 13 (11.50%) SQL
7 2 (1.77%) C++
7 2 (1.77%) JCL
7 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.88%) C
8 1 (0.88%) Prolog
8 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (6.19%) Degree
2 6 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.77%) ISEB
4 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (26.55%) QA
System Software
1 28 (24.78%) Docker
2 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (15.93%) Ansible
2 17 (15.04%) Terraform
3 4 (3.54%) Packer
4 3 (2.65%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.77%) Puppet
5 2 (1.77%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (8.85%) Microsoft
1 10 (8.85%) Oracle
2 2 (1.77%) Atlassian
2 2 (1.77%) IBM
2 2 (1.77%) SAP
2 2 (1.77%) VMware
3 1 (0.88%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 1 (0.88%) Google