Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Selenium Tester was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Tester
England > North West
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 207 225
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Selenium Tester 13 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.22% 0.071% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.074% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 1
North West median daily rate £410 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.10% -3.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £335 £356 £363
90th Percentile £468 £369 £388
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,641 5,374 6,771
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.08% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,491 3,358 4,304
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 250 255
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.13 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% +15.91% -12.58%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.25 £10.93
90th Percentile £45.53 £48.08 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

Selenium Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Selenium Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Selenium Tester in the North West

Selenium Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium Tester in the North West

Selenium Tester
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium Tester within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Cheshire - 7 £410 - 1
Manchester -11 4 £400 +10.34%
Lancashire - 2 £456 -
Selenium Tester
England

Selenium Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Selenium Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Selenium Tester in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Selenium
2 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
3 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (53.85%) Java
5 6 (46.15%) SDET
5 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
6 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
6 5 (38.46%) Python
7 4 (30.77%) C#
7 4 (30.77%) JMeter
7 4 (30.77%) JIRA
7 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
7 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (23.08%) Confluence
8 3 (23.08%) Gherkin
8 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
8 3 (23.08%) Docker
8 3 (23.08%) Kafka
8 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
8 3 (23.08%) Degree
8 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 3 (23.08%) OO
8 3 (23.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
9 2 (15.38%) XML
9 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
9 2 (15.38%) .NET
9 2 (15.38%) JUnit
9 2 (15.38%) JSON
9 2 (15.38%) QA

Selenium Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (23.08%) Confluence
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
1 1 (7.69%) Slack
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
3 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
4 4 (30.77%) JIRA
4 4 (30.77%) JMeter
4 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
5 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
6 2 (15.38%) Gatling
6 2 (15.38%) JUnit
6 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
6 2 (15.38%) Travis CI
7 1 (7.69%) Burp Suite
7 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
7 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
7 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
7 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Gherkin
1 3 (23.08%) Kafka
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) JSON
2 2 (15.38%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) SDET
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) DevOps
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 1 (7.69%) CRM
7 1 (7.69%) Microservices
7 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (7.69%) OWASP
7 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.69%) SDLC
7 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.69%) TDD
7 1 (7.69%) Test Management
7 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) Python
3 4 (30.77%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nessus