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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Selenium
England / North West
Rank 63 96 110
Rank change year-on-year +33 +14  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 69 62 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.65% 1.62% 1.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.72% 11.52% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 46 31
Median daily rate £295 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.23% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £438 £400
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 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 439 538 397
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.88% 14.02% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 328 258
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £44.50 £46.09
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 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

Selenium
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

Selenium
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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in the North West

Selenium
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Selenium in the North West

Selenium
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 25 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
Manchester +20 50 £291 -14.33% 26
Cheshire +24 10 £275 -21.42% 5
Merseyside - 5 £405 - 1
Lancashire +20 3 £425 +21.42% 1
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 82 (59.85%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (54.74%) Java
3 58 (42.34%) QA
4 40 (29.20%) WebDriver
4 40 (29.20%) Cucumber
4 40 (29.20%) BDD
5 39 (28.47%) Automated Testing
6 37 (27.01%) TDD
7 36 (26.28%) Jenkins
8 33 (24.09%) JIRA
8 33 (24.09%) SQL
9 31 (22.63%) Test Scripting
10 29 (21.17%) Scrum
11 27 (19.71%) .NET
11 27 (19.71%) XML
11 27 (19.71%) Automation Testing
12 25 (18.25%) Test Automation
13 23 (16.79%) QA Automation
14 21 (15.33%) C#
15 20 (14.60%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (14.60%) GitHub
16 19 (13.87%) Git (software)
16 19 (13.87%) JavaScript
16 19 (13.87%) Web Services
17 17 (12.41%) Python
17 17 (12.41%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (11.68%) Finance
19 15 (10.95%) JMeter
19 15 (10.95%) Regression Testing
19 15 (10.95%) Manual Testing

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Top Related 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 8 (5.84%) CMS
2 5 (3.65%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.92%) Drupal
4 3 (2.19%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.19%) Confluence
4 3 (2.19%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.46%) SAS
5 2 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.46%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.73%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.73%) nginx
6 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.60%) GitHub
2 8 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.65%) Datadog
4 2 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (1.46%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.38%) LDAP
2 1 (0.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.65%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.92%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.46%) DB2
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.73%) MySQL
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.73%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 40 (29.20%) Cucumber
1 40 (29.20%) WebDriver
2 36 (26.28%) Jenkins
3 33 (24.09%) JIRA
4 19 (13.87%) Git (software)
5 15 (10.95%) JMeter
6 12 (8.76%) Bitbucket
7 11 (8.03%) SoapUI
8 9 (6.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (5.84%) LoadRunner
10 7 (5.11%) HP UFT
10 7 (5.11%) Maven
10 7 (5.11%) SpecFlow
10 7 (5.11%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.65%) Artifactory
11 5 (3.65%) Gradle
11 5 (3.65%) SonarQube
11 5 (3.65%) Spock
11 5 (3.65%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.92%) Mocha
General
1 16 (11.68%) Finance
2 5 (3.65%) Games
3 3 (2.19%) Marketing
3 3 (2.19%) Retail
4 1 (0.73%) Back Office
4 1 (0.73%) Banking
4 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (33.58%) Tester
2 40 (29.20%) Automation Tester
3 28 (20.44%) Developer
4 20 (14.60%) QA Engineer
5 17 (12.41%) Analyst
5 17 (12.41%) Test Analyst
6 15 (10.95%) QA Automation Engineer
6 15 (10.95%) Selenium Tester
7 14 (10.22%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 13 (9.49%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (5.84%) Consultant
9 8 (5.84%) Java Engineer
10 7 (5.11%) Java Developer
10 7 (5.11%) QA Tester
10 7 (5.11%) Test Engineer
11 6 (4.38%) QA Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) Senior Tester
11 6 (4.38%) Test Automation Engineer
12 5 (3.65%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.71%) .NET
1 27 (19.71%) XML
2 19 (13.87%) Web Services
3 14 (10.22%) AngularJS
3 14 (10.22%) Gherkin
4 12 (8.76%) CSS
5 10 (7.30%) jQuery
6 9 (6.57%) SOAP
7 8 (5.84%) JSON
7 8 (5.84%) RESTful
8 7 (5.11%) HTML
9 6 (4.38%) ASP.NET
9 6 (4.38%) Spring
10 5 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (3.65%) CSS3
10 5 (3.65%) HTML5
10 5 (3.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (2.92%) Dropwizard
11 4 (2.92%) Node.js
11 4 (2.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.65%) Web 2.0
2 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.46%) iPad
2 2 (1.46%) Virtual Team
3 1 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.92%) Linux
1 4 (2.92%) Windows
2 3 (2.19%) Android
3 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (59.85%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (29.20%) BDD
3 39 (28.47%) Automated Testing
4 37 (27.01%) TDD
5 31 (22.63%) Test Scripting
6 29 (21.17%) Scrum
7 27 (19.71%) Automation Testing
8 25 (18.25%) Test Automation
9 23 (16.79%) QA Automation
10 20 (14.60%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (12.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (10.95%) Manual Testing
12 15 (10.95%) Regression Testing
13 14 (10.22%) DevOps
13 14 (10.22%) Performance Testing
13 14 (10.22%) Unit Testing
14 13 (9.49%) Functional Testing
15 12 (8.76%) Configuration Management
16 10 (7.30%) High Availability
16 10 (7.30%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (54.74%) Java
2 33 (24.09%) SQL
3 21 (15.33%) C#
4 19 (13.87%) JavaScript
5 17 (12.41%) Python
6 12 (8.76%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.65%) PHP
7 5 (3.65%) Ruby
8 2 (1.46%) ANSI SQL
9 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.73%) C
9 1 (0.73%) C++
9 1 (0.73%) Perl
9 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.73%) Scala
9 1 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (8.76%) ISEB
2 10 (7.30%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.84%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.19%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.46%) Degree
5 2 (1.46%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (42.34%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) SDET
2 2 (1.46%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (6.57%) Puppet
2 7 (5.11%) Ansible
3 2 (1.46%) Capistrano
3 2 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.46%) Kibana
3 2 (1.46%) logstash
3 2 (1.46%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (4.38%) ServiceNow
2 5 (3.65%) Oracle
3 4 (2.92%) Google
4 3 (2.19%) ATG
4 3 (2.19%) hybris
4 3 (2.19%) IBM
5 2 (1.46%) HP
5 2 (1.46%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.46%) Splunk
6 1 (0.73%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.73%) Telerik
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