Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 23 January 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 94 169
Rank change year-on-year -9 +75 +10
Contract jobs citing Selenium 152 180 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.93% 2.04% 0.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.85% 14.03% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 101 46
Midlands median daily rate £400 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +20.83% -18.92%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £154
90th Percentile £488 £500 £375
England median daily rate £434 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +5.15% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.87 £50.00
% change year-on-year +3.55% -8.26% +25.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,283 1,283 935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.26% 14.56% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 725 464
Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £270 £270 £254
90th Percentile £538 £506 £488
England median daily rate £470 £435 £413
% change year-on-year +8.05% +5.45% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 11 47
Midlands median hourly rate £34.56 £25.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.22% -19.35% -8.82%
10th Percentile £14.51 £11.50 £19.25
90th Percentile £48.95 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +8.11%

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Selenium in the Midlands

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in the Midlands

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in the Midlands

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
West Midlands -15 78 £400 +10.34% 30
East Midlands +10 74 £400 +6.67% 52
Selenium
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 135 (88.82%) Test Automation
2 92 (60.53%) Java
3 90 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 53 (34.87%) BDD
6 49 (32.24%) WebDriver
7 45 (29.61%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (24.34%) Scrum
9 32 (21.05%) C#
10 30 (19.74%) Git (software)
10 30 (19.74%) TDD
11 28 (18.42%) Jenkins
12 27 (17.76%) DevOps
13 25 (16.45%) JMeter
13 25 (16.45%) Retail
13 25 (16.45%) QA
14 24 (15.79%) JavaScript
15 23 (15.13%) SQL
16 22 (14.47%) JSON
17 21 (13.82%) HTML
17 21 (13.82%) CSS
18 20 (13.16%) Open Source
19 19 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (12.50%) Linux
20 17 (11.18%) Continuous Delivery
21 16 (10.53%) Puppet
21 16 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
21 16 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
21 16 (10.53%) ISTQB
22 15 (9.87%) JIRA

Selenium
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 9 (5.92%) Apache
2 8 (5.26%) JBoss
3 6 (3.95%) IIS
3 6 (3.95%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.29%) Confluence
5 3 (1.97%) Documentum
6 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.66%) Captiva
7 1 (0.66%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.58%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.97%) npm
5 2 (1.32%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.66%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.66%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) Skype
2 4 (2.63%) HTTP
3 2 (1.32%) SSL
3 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 8 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.95%) Hadoop
2 6 (3.95%) RDBMS
3 5 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.97%) MySQL
4 3 (1.97%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.97%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.32%) Big Data
5 2 (1.32%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.32%) Redis
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 49 (32.24%) WebDriver
3 30 (19.74%) Git (software)
4 28 (18.42%) Jenkins
5 25 (16.45%) JMeter
6 15 (9.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (9.87%) JIRA
7 14 (9.21%) GitLab
7 14 (9.21%) JUnit
7 14 (9.21%) SpecFlow
7 14 (9.21%) TeamCity
8 12 (7.89%) Subversion
9 11 (7.24%) Karma Test Runner
10 9 (5.92%) Jasmine
10 9 (5.92%) Protractor
10 9 (5.92%) SoapUI
10 9 (5.92%) Toad
11 8 (5.26%) gulp
11 8 (5.26%) webpack
12 7 (4.61%) Bower
General
1 25 (16.45%) Retail
2 15 (9.87%) Finance
3 8 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.32%) Electronics
5 1 (0.66%) Automotive
5 1 (0.66%) Games
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (24.34%) Analyst
1 37 (24.34%) Test Analyst
2 32 (21.05%) Automation Test Analyst
3 27 (17.76%) Developer
4 25 (16.45%) Test Leader
5 20 (13.16%) Test Engineer
6 17 (11.18%) Test Automation Engineer
6 17 (11.18%) Tester
7 15 (9.87%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 13 (8.55%) Automation Test Lead
8 13 (8.55%) Automation Tester
9 10 (6.58%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (6.58%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
9 10 (6.58%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) Java Developer
11 7 (4.61%) Developer in Test
11 7 (4.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 7 (4.61%) Test Automation Developer
12 6 (3.95%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.47%) JSON
2 21 (13.82%) CSS
2 21 (13.82%) HTML
3 15 (9.87%) HTML5
4 13 (8.55%) CSS3
4 13 (8.55%) Web Services
5 12 (7.89%) AngularJS
6 11 (7.24%) RESTful
7 10 (6.58%) Gherkin
7 10 (6.58%) Middleware
8 9 (5.92%) .NET
8 9 (5.92%) Sass
8 9 (5.92%) SOAP
9 8 (5.26%) Ajax
10 7 (4.61%) XML
11 6 (3.95%) Angular 2
12 5 (3.29%) Spring
13 4 (2.63%) DOM
13 4 (2.63%) jQuery
13 4 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.58%) PKI
1 10 (6.58%) User Experience
2 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.95%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.95%) DataPower
3 4 (2.63%) Enterprise Cloud
3 4 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (2.63%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.63%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.97%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.32%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.32%) Robotics
6 1 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.50%) Linux
2 15 (9.87%) Unix
3 11 (7.24%) Windows
4 4 (2.63%) CentOS
5 1 (0.66%) Android
5 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (88.82%) Test Automation
2 90 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (34.87%) BDD
4 45 (29.61%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (24.34%) Scrum
6 30 (19.74%) TDD
7 27 (17.76%) DevOps
8 20 (13.16%) Open Source
9 19 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (11.18%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (7.89%) Continuous Deployment
11 12 (7.89%) Functional Testing
11 12 (7.89%) Regression Testing
12 11 (7.24%) API Testing
12 11 (7.24%) Collaborative Working
12 11 (7.24%) E-Commerce
12 11 (7.24%) Exploratory Testing
12 11 (7.24%) Test Scripting
12 11 (7.24%) Test Strategy
13 10 (6.58%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 92 (60.53%) Java
2 32 (21.05%) C#
3 24 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.13%) SQL
5 12 (7.89%) Shell Script
6 9 (5.92%) Python
6 9 (5.92%) Ruby
7 6 (3.95%) Scala
7 6 (3.95%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.29%) VB
8 5 (3.29%) VBScript
9 3 (1.97%) Perl
9 3 (1.97%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.66%) ES6
10 1 (0.66%) Groovy
10 1 (0.66%) PHP
10 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 15 (9.87%) ISEB
3 12 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 9 (5.92%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.95%) Degree
6 5 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (16.45%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) WCAG
3 1 (0.66%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (5.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (10.53%) Puppet
2 11 (7.24%) Ansible
3 10 (6.58%) Graylog
3 10 (6.58%) logstash
3 10 (6.58%) Nagios
3 10 (6.58%) Rundeck
3 10 (6.58%) Tivoli
4 7 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.29%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.29%) Terraform
6 4 (2.63%) Consul
6 4 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (2.63%) Packer
Vendors
1 10 (6.58%) CA
1 10 (6.58%) Micro Focus
1 10 (6.58%) Serena
1 10 (6.58%) Splunk
2 8 (5.26%) Oracle
3 7 (4.61%) Google
4 6 (3.95%) HP
4 6 (3.95%) IBM
4 6 (3.95%) Teradata
5 5 (3.29%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.63%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.63%) Pega
6 4 (2.63%) WSO2
7 3 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.32%) Blue Prism
8 2 (1.32%) Capita
8 2 (1.32%) SAP
8 2 (1.32%) webMethods
9 1 (0.66%) EMC
9 1 (0.66%) hybris