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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 102 131
Rank change year-on-year +6 +29  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 41 59 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.40% 1.54% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.74% 12.14% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 41 14
Median daily rate £375 £325 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +1.38% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +5.55% +34.32%  

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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 469 486 410
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.00% 12.65% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 327 243
Median daily rate £405 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 12 7
Median hourly rate £41.13 £36.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.23% -6.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.18 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.15 £43.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Manchester -8 20 £365 +12.30% 28
Merseyside +5 15 £415 +32.80% 4
Cheshire +17 5 £369 +13.46% 6
Lancashire - 1 £238 - 2
Selenium
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 81 (76.42%) Test Automation
2 62 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (52.83%) Java
4 42 (39.62%) QA
5 39 (36.79%) Cucumber
6 38 (35.85%) Jenkins
7 35 (33.02%) WebDriver
8 33 (31.13%) JIRA
9 30 (28.30%) Scrum
10 26 (24.53%) JavaScript
11 24 (22.64%) SQL
11 24 (22.64%) BDD
12 23 (21.70%) Web Services
13 21 (19.81%) .NET
13 21 (19.81%) GitHub
14 20 (18.87%) XML
14 20 (18.87%) TDD
15 19 (17.92%) Git (software)
16 18 (16.98%) C#
17 17 (16.04%) DevOps
18 15 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (14.15%) QA Automation
19 14 (13.21%) Gherkin
20 13 (12.26%) Bitbucket
20 13 (12.26%) Test Scripting
20 13 (12.26%) JMeter
21 12 (11.32%) Ansible
22 11 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery
22 11 (10.38%) AngularJS
22 11 (10.38%) Unit Testing

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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 6 (5.66%) CMS
2 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.77%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.83%) ColdFusion
4 3 (2.83%) Confluence
4 3 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.83%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.89%) Drupal
5 2 (1.89%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.94%) nginx
6 1 (0.94%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.81%) GitHub
2 11 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.66%) Datadog
4 2 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (1.89%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.94%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) LDAP
2 3 (2.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.94%) HTTP
3 1 (0.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.83%) Redis
2 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (36.79%) Cucumber
2 38 (35.85%) Jenkins
3 35 (33.02%) WebDriver
4 33 (31.13%) JIRA
5 19 (17.92%) Git (software)
6 13 (12.26%) Bitbucket
6 13 (12.26%) JMeter
7 8 (7.55%) SoapUI
8 7 (6.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (6.60%) Maven
8 7 (6.60%) Mocha
9 6 (5.66%) Artifactory
9 6 (5.66%) Gradle
9 6 (5.66%) SonarQube
9 6 (5.66%) SpecFlow
9 6 (5.66%) Spock
9 6 (5.66%) TeamCity
10 5 (4.72%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (4.72%) Vagrant
11 4 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (10.38%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Games
3 2 (1.89%) Banking
3 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (27.36%) Developer
2 26 (24.53%) Tester
3 21 (19.81%) Automation Tester
4 18 (16.98%) Analyst
4 18 (16.98%) Test Analyst
5 13 (12.26%) QA Engineer
6 11 (10.38%) Selenium Tester
7 10 (9.43%) QA Automation Engineer
7 10 (9.43%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 9 (8.49%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Java Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) .NET Developer
10 5 (4.72%) Automation Test Lead
11 4 (3.77%) Java Developer
11 4 (3.77%) QA Analyst
11 4 (3.77%) QA Test Analyst
11 4 (3.77%) QA Tester
11 4 (3.77%) ServiceNow Developer
11 4 (3.77%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.70%) Web Services
2 21 (19.81%) .NET
3 20 (18.87%) XML
4 14 (13.21%) Gherkin
5 11 (10.38%) AngularJS
5 11 (10.38%) CSS
6 10 (9.43%) SOAP
7 9 (8.49%) jQuery
8 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET
9 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (6.60%) HTML
10 6 (5.66%) Node.js
10 6 (5.66%) RESTful
11 5 (4.72%) Express
11 5 (4.72%) J2EE
11 5 (4.72%) JSON
11 5 (4.72%) REST
11 5 (4.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (2.83%) SAML
12 3 (2.83%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.72%) Web 2.0
2 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.89%) iPad
3 2 (1.89%) PlayStation
4 1 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.94%) NHS
4 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.89%) Linux
2 1 (0.94%) Android
2 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (76.42%) Test Automation
2 62 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (28.30%) Scrum
4 24 (22.64%) BDD
5 20 (18.87%) TDD
6 17 (16.04%) DevOps
7 15 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (14.15%) QA Automation
8 13 (12.26%) Test Scripting
9 11 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (10.38%) Unit Testing
10 10 (9.43%) Integration Testing
10 10 (9.43%) Regression Testing
10 10 (9.43%) Scenario Testing
10 10 (9.43%) Software Testing
11 9 (8.49%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (7.55%) Functional Testing
12 8 (7.55%) MVC
12 8 (7.55%) Test Management
13 7 (6.60%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (52.83%) Java
2 26 (24.53%) JavaScript
3 24 (22.64%) SQL
4 18 (16.98%) C#
5 9 (8.49%) Python
6 8 (7.55%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.89%) PHP
7 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.94%) Scala
8 1 (0.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
1 9 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (39.62%) QA
2 5 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 10 (9.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (11.32%) Ansible
2 9 (8.49%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (8.49%) Puppet
3 2 (1.89%) Kibana
3 2 (1.89%) logstash
4 1 (0.94%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (5.66%) ServiceNow
2 5 (4.72%) Oracle
2 5 (4.72%) Sitecore
3 3 (2.83%) Google
3 3 (2.83%) HP
4 2 (1.89%) IBM
4 2 (1.89%) Siebel
4 2 (1.89%) Splunk
5 1 (0.94%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft
Manchester, Lancashire
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