Period
to 6 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 6 August 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 101 99
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +13
Contract jobs citing Selenium 87 354 406
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.74% 2.40% 2.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.62% 13.31% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 217 216
Median daily rate £438 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £313
90th Percentile £513 £533 £500
England median daily rate £435 £436 £430
% change year-on-year -0.29% +1.45% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Median hourly rate £55.56 £35.34 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.24% -19.23% -10.26%
10th Percentile £39.97 £26.27 £21.53
90th Percentile £63.60 £44.40 £47.25
England median hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +17.86% -17.65% -10.53%

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 South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 639 2,660 3,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.76% 18.04% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 1,628 1,864
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 63
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £19.33 £24.00 £33.00
90th Percentile £60.15 £60.00 £53.50
Median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +3.66%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Selenium as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Selenium in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Selenium in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Selenium in the South East

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Selenium in the South East over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Selenium in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Selenium in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Selenium in the South East

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Selenium in the South East over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Selenium in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the South East region over the 6 months to 6 August 2020. 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
Thames Valley +19 33 £463 +8.82% 4
Hampshire +20 27 £475 +5.56% 6
Berkshire +48 18 £385 -9.41% 3
Surrey +25 14 £400 -1.23% 3
Buckinghamshire +12 13 £500 +17.65% 1
West Sussex +1 12 £382 -17.07% 1
Oxfordshire +25 2 £450 +5.88%
East Sussex +14 1 £280 -39.13% 1
Selenium
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 69 (79.31%) Test Automation
2 52 (59.77%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (57.47%) Java
4 38 (43.68%) DevOps
5 33 (37.93%) Git (software)
6 30 (34.48%) SQL
7 29 (33.33%) Cucumber
8 28 (32.18%) JavaScript
9 27 (31.03%) Linux
10 26 (29.89%) JIRA
11 24 (27.59%) Test Scripting
12 23 (26.44%) Python
13 22 (25.29%) Windows
13 22 (25.29%) Azure
14 20 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (22.99%) C#
15 19 (21.84%) SOAP
16 18 (20.69%) Jenkins
17 17 (19.54%) Web Services
17 17 (19.54%) QA
18 16 (18.39%) ISTQB
18 16 (18.39%) RESTful
19 15 (17.24%) Scrum
19 15 (17.24%) Oracle
19 15 (17.24%) Terraform
20 14 (16.09%) XML
20 14 (16.09%) Unix
20 14 (16.09%) Security Cleared
20 14 (16.09%) Performance Testing
21 13 (14.94%) SpecFlow

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (10.34%) Confluence
2 8 (9.20%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.45%) nginx
4 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.30%) GemFire
4 2 (2.30%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.15%) Apache
5 1 (1.15%) CMS
5 1 (1.15%) JBoss
5 1 (1.15%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.15%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (1.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.29%) Azure
2 11 (12.64%) GitHub
3 8 (9.20%) AWS
4 6 (6.90%) BrowserStack
5 5 (5.75%) BlazeMeter
5 5 (5.75%) Serverless
6 4 (4.60%) Amazon S3
6 4 (4.60%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (4.60%) GCP
7 3 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (3.45%) Amazon ECS
7 3 (3.45%) Firebase
7 3 (3.45%) Heroku
7 3 (3.45%) OpenShift
8 2 (2.30%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (2.30%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (2.30%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (2.30%) AWS Step Functions
8 2 (2.30%) Kong
9 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) HTTP
2 2 (2.30%) AMQP
2 2 (2.30%) DNS
2 2 (2.30%) DSL
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
3 1 (1.15%) Intranet
3 1 (1.15%) LAN
3 1 (1.15%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.15%) SSH
3 1 (1.15%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.15%) VPN
3 1 (1.15%) WinSCP
3 1 (1.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) MySQL
1 11 (12.64%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.34%) DB2
3 9 (10.34%) DB2 UDB
4 3 (3.45%) MariaDB
4 3 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.15%) Big Data
5 1 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.15%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.15%) Power BI
5 1 (1.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (37.93%) Git (software)
2 29 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 26 (29.89%) JIRA
4 18 (20.69%) Jenkins
5 13 (14.94%) Ant
5 13 (14.94%) SpecFlow
6 12 (13.79%) SoapUI
7 11 (12.64%) JMeter
7 11 (12.64%) WebDriver
8 10 (11.49%) Eclipse
8 10 (11.49%) Visual Studio
9 9 (10.34%) JUnit
10 5 (5.75%) Maven
10 5 (5.75%) Travis CI
11 4 (4.60%) Gatling
11 4 (4.60%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (3.45%) Android Studio
12 3 (3.45%) SonarQube
12 3 (3.45%) TestNG
13 2 (2.30%) Ranorex
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.75%) Banking
4 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.15%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (22.99%) Analyst
2 16 (18.39%) Tester
3 15 (17.24%) Test Engineer
4 13 (14.94%) Test Analyst
5 12 (13.79%) Developer
6 10 (11.49%) Software Engineer
7 9 (10.34%) Automation Tester
7 9 (10.34%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Development Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) QA Tester
10 5 (5.75%) Azure Software Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) C# Software Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) Software Development Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) Software Test Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) Test Development Engineer
11 4 (4.60%) Java Engineer
12 3 (3.45%) QA Analyst
12 3 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.84%) SOAP
2 17 (19.54%) Web Services
3 16 (18.39%) RESTful
4 14 (16.09%) XML
5 10 (11.49%) AngularJS
5 10 (11.49%) HTML
5 10 (11.49%) Node.js
6 9 (10.34%) JSP
6 9 (10.34%) LDAP
6 9 (10.34%) SailPoint
6 9 (10.34%) Servlets
7 7 (8.05%) .NET
7 7 (8.05%) REST
8 5 (5.75%) Electron Framework
8 5 (5.75%) Spring
9 4 (4.60%) JMS
9 4 (4.60%) Kafka
9 4 (4.60%) Swagger
10 3 (3.45%) Middleware
10 3 (3.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Linux Command Line
1 9 (10.34%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.15%) NHS
4 1 (1.15%) Replication
4 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.03%) Linux
2 22 (25.29%) Windows
3 14 (16.09%) Unix
4 12 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.45%) Android
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (79.31%) Test Automation
2 52 (59.77%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (43.68%) DevOps
4 24 (27.59%) Test Scripting
5 20 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (17.24%) Scrum
7 14 (16.09%) Performance Testing
8 12 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (12.64%) BDD
10 10 (11.49%) Kanban
10 10 (11.49%) Microservices
11 9 (10.34%) Software Engineering
12 8 (9.20%) Integration Testing
12 8 (9.20%) Scenario Testing
12 8 (9.20%) SDET
12 8 (9.20%) TDD
13 7 (8.05%) Customer Requirements
13 7 (8.05%) Technical Analysis
14 6 (6.90%) Agile Testing
14 6 (6.90%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 50 (57.47%) Java
2 30 (34.48%) SQL
3 28 (32.18%) JavaScript
4 23 (26.44%) Python
5 20 (22.99%) C#
6 10 (11.49%) PowerShell
7 9 (10.34%) BeanShell
7 9 (10.34%) Bourne shell
7 9 (10.34%) C
7 9 (10.34%) Korn
7 9 (10.34%) Perl
8 5 (5.75%) Groovy
8 5 (5.75%) Java 8
8 5 (5.75%) PHP
9 3 (3.45%) Kotlin
9 3 (3.45%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.30%) F#
10 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (18.39%) ISTQB
2 14 (16.09%) Security Cleared
3 11 (12.64%) SC Cleared
4 10 (11.49%) ISEB
5 9 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (3.45%) Degree
8 2 (2.30%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.54%) QA
System Software
1 10 (11.49%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.34%) Docker
2 9 (10.34%) RACF
3 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (17.24%) Terraform
2 12 (13.79%) Kubernetes
3 10 (11.49%) Ansible
4 3 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.15%) Consul
5 1 (1.15%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.15%) Netcool
5 1 (1.15%) OpenNebula
5 1 (1.15%) Packer
5 1 (1.15%) Puppet
5 1 (1.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (17.24%) Oracle
2 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.49%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.75%) Google
5 2 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.30%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.30%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.15%) HP
6 1 (1.15%) hybris
6 1 (1.15%) Remedy
6 1 (1.15%) SAP
6 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.15%) Software AG
6 1 (1.15%) Tableau
6 1 (1.15%) Xamarin