Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 20 November 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.

Selenium
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 126 132
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +34
Contract jobs citing Selenium 76 98 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.34% 1.44% 1.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.69% 9.93% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 65 72
North West median daily rate £370 £395 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +21.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £280 £283 £218
90th Percentile £475 £488 £488
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £44.00 -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £52.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -8.65% +4.00% -44.44%

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 North West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 988 987 1172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.36% 14.55% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 666 706
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 46
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £33.40 £34.85 £27.88
90th Percentile £50.50 £44.30 £41.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Selenium in the North West

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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 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Selenium in the North West

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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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Merseyside +29 31 £398 +24.22% 3
Manchester -13 25 £370 -7.50% 24
Cheshire -8 8 £361 -7.96% 13
Lancashire +9 2 £400 +1.27% 3
Selenium
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 60 (78.95%) Test Automation
2 42 (55.26%) Java
3 40 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (36.84%) Cucumber
5 27 (35.53%) Scrum
6 22 (28.95%) Jenkins
7 21 (27.63%) WebDriver
8 19 (25.00%) BDD
8 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 19 (25.00%) C#
9 18 (23.68%) Web Services
10 17 (22.37%) JIRA
10 17 (22.37%) Node.js
11 16 (21.05%) Redis
11 16 (21.05%) Nunjucks
11 16 (21.05%) TDD
12 15 (19.74%) Test Scripting
12 15 (19.74%) JMeter
12 15 (19.74%) Mocha
12 15 (19.74%) Express
13 14 (18.42%) Ansible
13 14 (18.42%) Git (software)
14 13 (17.11%) .NET
14 13 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (17.11%) Kanban
15 12 (15.79%) QA
15 12 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (15.79%) MongoDB
16 11 (14.47%) Regression Testing
17 10 (13.16%) SAML

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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 9 (11.84%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.95%) CMS
3 3 (3.95%) Drupal
4 2 (2.63%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.32%) Apache
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.84%) GitHub
3 6 (7.89%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (7.89%) Serverless
4 3 (3.95%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.32%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) PuTTY
1 3 (3.95%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.32%) HTTP
2 1 (1.32%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.05%) Redis
2 12 (15.79%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.89%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.95%) MySQL
5 1 (1.32%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (36.84%) Cucumber
2 22 (28.95%) Jenkins
3 21 (27.63%) WebDriver
4 17 (22.37%) JIRA
5 15 (19.74%) JMeter
5 15 (19.74%) Mocha
6 14 (18.42%) Git (software)
7 10 (13.16%) SpecFlow
8 6 (7.89%) Bitbucket
8 6 (7.89%) TeamCity
9 5 (6.58%) Grunt
9 5 (6.58%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.95%) Ant
11 3 (3.95%) Eclipse
11 3 (3.95%) gulp
11 3 (3.95%) IntelliJ
11 3 (3.95%) JUnit
11 3 (3.95%) TestNG
11 3 (3.95%) WATIR
General
1 9 (11.84%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.95%) Automotive
2 3 (3.95%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (47.37%) Developer
2 25 (32.89%) Analyst
2 25 (32.89%) Test Analyst
3 14 (18.42%) Java Developer
4 12 (15.79%) Tester
5 8 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Automation Tester
6 7 (9.21%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Node.js Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (5.26%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (3.95%) CRM Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Developer in Test
9 3 (3.95%) Drupal Developer
9 3 (3.95%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Agile Java Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.68%) Web Services
2 17 (22.37%) Node.js
3 16 (21.05%) Nunjucks
4 15 (19.74%) Express
5 13 (17.11%) .NET
6 10 (13.16%) SAML
7 9 (11.84%) JSON
8 8 (10.53%) Spring Boot
9 7 (9.21%) CSS
9 7 (9.21%) Gherkin
10 6 (7.89%) Dropwizard
10 6 (7.89%) HTML
10 6 (7.89%) Nightwatchjs
10 6 (7.89%) Regular Expression
10 6 (7.89%) REST
10 6 (7.89%) RESTful
11 5 (6.58%) bluebird
11 5 (6.58%) Chai
11 5 (6.58%) JSON Schema
11 5 (6.58%) lodash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Fintech
3 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.63%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (78.95%) Test Automation
2 40 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (35.53%) Scrum
4 19 (25.00%) BDD
5 16 (21.05%) TDD
6 15 (19.74%) Test Scripting
7 13 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (17.11%) Kanban
8 11 (14.47%) Regression Testing
9 10 (13.16%) Scenario Testing
10 9 (11.84%) Front End Development
10 9 (11.84%) Manual Testing
11 8 (10.53%) Performance Testing
11 8 (10.53%) Unit Testing
11 8 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (9.21%) Validation
13 6 (7.89%) DevOps
13 6 (7.89%) Software Testing
13 6 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (55.26%) Java
2 19 (25.00%) C#
2 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.89%) ES6
4 5 (6.58%) VBScript
5 4 (5.26%) PHP
6 3 (3.95%) F#
6 3 (3.95%) Ruby
6 3 (3.95%) SQL
7 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.95%) Degree
4 2 (2.63%) ISEB
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) Ansible
2 3 (3.95%) Kibana
2 3 (3.95%) logstash
2 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (6.58%) Sitecore
2 3 (3.95%) Google
2 3 (3.95%) Siebel
2 3 (3.95%) Splunk
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.32%) HP