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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Selenium
North West / Manchester
Rank 42 63 83
Rank change year-on-year +21 +20  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 49 44 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.75% 2.45% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.12% 18.72% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 14
Median daily rate £291 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.33% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £291 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £332
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.95 £45.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +30.26% +0.55%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 232 235 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.75% 13.10% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 161 137
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Salford -1 3 £400 +9.58% 1
Oldham - 1 £400 -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Selenium
North West

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 55 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (56.04%) Java
3 39 (42.86%) QA
4 36 (39.56%) WebDriver
5 30 (32.97%) BDD
6 29 (31.87%) JIRA
6 29 (31.87%) Automated Testing
7 28 (30.77%) Cucumber
8 25 (27.47%) SQL
9 24 (26.37%) Test Scripting
10 22 (24.18%) Automation Testing
11 20 (21.98%) TDD
11 20 (21.98%) .NET
11 20 (21.98%) XML
12 19 (20.88%) Jenkins
12 19 (20.88%) QA Automation
13 18 (19.78%) Scrum
14 17 (18.68%) Python
15 15 (16.48%) C#
16 14 (15.38%) Test Automation
17 13 (14.29%) Git (software)
17 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
18 12 (13.19%) Gherkin
18 12 (13.19%) GitHub
18 12 (13.19%) Regression Testing
19 11 (12.09%) Web Services
19 11 (12.09%) User Acceptance Testing
20 10 (10.99%) SoapUI
20 10 (10.99%) Performance Testing
20 10 (10.99%) Unit Testing

Selenium
Top Related 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 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.30%) CMS
2 3 (3.30%) Confluence
3 2 (2.20%) Drupal
3 2 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.20%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.10%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.10%) nginx
4 1 (1.10%) SAS
4 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.19%) GitHub
2 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.20%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.10%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (39.56%) WebDriver
2 29 (31.87%) JIRA
3 28 (30.77%) Cucumber
4 19 (20.88%) Jenkins
5 13 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 10 (10.99%) SoapUI
7 9 (9.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (7.69%) JMeter
9 6 (6.59%) SpecFlow
10 5 (5.49%) Bitbucket
10 5 (5.49%) Visual Studio
11 4 (4.40%) Mocha
11 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (3.30%) Appium
12 3 (3.30%) Bugzilla
12 3 (3.30%) IntelliJ
12 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
12 3 (3.30%) TestNG
13 2 (2.20%) LoadRunner
13 2 (2.20%) Log4j
General
1 10 (10.99%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Games
3 3 (3.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (37.36%) Tester
2 31 (34.07%) Automation Tester
3 19 (20.88%) Developer
4 16 (17.58%) QA Engineer
5 15 (16.48%) QA Automation Engineer
6 13 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
7 12 (13.19%) Selenium Tester
8 11 (12.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 10 (10.99%) Analyst
9 10 (10.99%) Test Analyst
10 8 (8.79%) Java Engineer
11 7 (7.69%) Consultant
12 6 (6.59%) Test Automation Engineer
13 5 (5.49%) Senior Consultant
13 5 (5.49%) Test Engineer
14 4 (4.40%) Automation Consultant
14 4 (4.40%) Automation Test Lead
14 4 (4.40%) Developer in Test
14 4 (4.40%) QA Tester
14 4 (4.40%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.98%) .NET
1 20 (21.98%) XML
2 12 (13.19%) Gherkin
3 11 (12.09%) Web Services
4 7 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 6 (6.59%) CSS
5 6 (6.59%) jQuery
5 6 (6.59%) SOAP
6 5 (5.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET
7 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (4.40%) JSON
7 4 (4.40%) REST
8 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 3 (3.30%) Node.js
8 3 (3.30%) RESTful
9 2 (2.20%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (2.20%) HTML
10 1 (1.10%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.49%) Web 2.0
2 2 (2.20%) iPad
3 1 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.10%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.20%) Unix
2 1 (1.10%) Android
2 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.10%) Linux
2 1 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.97%) BDD
3 29 (31.87%) Automated Testing
4 24 (26.37%) Test Scripting
5 22 (24.18%) Automation Testing
6 20 (21.98%) TDD
7 19 (20.88%) QA Automation
8 18 (19.78%) Scrum
9 14 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 12 (13.19%) Regression Testing
11 11 (12.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (10.99%) Performance Testing
12 10 (10.99%) Unit Testing
13 8 (8.79%) Defect Management
13 8 (8.79%) High Availability
13 8 (8.79%) Manual Testing
13 8 (8.79%) Security Testing
14 7 (7.69%) Functional Testing
14 7 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 51 (56.04%) Java
2 25 (27.47%) SQL
3 17 (18.68%) Python
4 15 (16.48%) C#
5 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.89%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.30%) PHP
8 2 (2.20%) Ruby
9 1 (1.10%) ANSI SQL
9 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.10%) C++
9 1 (1.10%) Perl
9 1 (1.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) ISEB
2 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (42.86%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Ansible
1 2 (2.20%) Kibana
1 2 (2.20%) logstash
1 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) ServiceNow
2 2 (2.20%) Google
2 2 (2.20%) HP
2 2 (2.20%) Sitecore
2 2 (2.20%) Splunk
3 1 (1.10%) IBM
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle
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