The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 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 / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 98 85
Rank change year-on-year +5 -13  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 42 39 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.57% 1.32% 1.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.23% 9.56% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 45
Median daily rate £361 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £455 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +3.54% +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £48.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year -2.06% +44.77%  

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 South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 455 408 437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.98% 13.84% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 279 286
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £503 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 27
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.45 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.89% +14.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £32.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £43.00 £44.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium in the South West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Selenium in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Wiltshire +9 18 £363 +20.83% 8
Bristol -4 11 £338 -22.85% 10
Somerset -2 7 £440 +19.32% 3
Gloucestershire 0 2 £344 -16.66% 6
Devon - 2 £390 - 1
Dorset +8 1 £350 - 4
Selenium
England

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

1 128 (81.53%) Test Automation
2 122 (77.71%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (51.59%) Java
4 78 (49.68%) Cucumber
5 77 (49.04%) BDD
6 57 (36.31%) WebDriver
6 57 (36.31%) Scrum
7 47 (29.94%) C#
8 45 (28.66%) TDD
9 44 (28.03%) SpecFlow
10 43 (27.39%) .NET
11 40 (25.48%) Gherkin
12 39 (24.84%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (24.20%) Test Scripting
13 38 (24.20%) SQL
13 38 (24.20%) Jenkins
14 36 (22.93%) QA
15 34 (21.66%) JavaScript
16 29 (18.47%) Finance
17 28 (17.83%) Security Cleared
18 27 (17.20%) HTML
18 27 (17.20%) CSS
18 27 (17.20%) Web Services
19 25 (15.92%) Ant
20 23 (14.65%) ISEB
21 22 (14.01%) SoapUI
21 22 (14.01%) Performance Testing
21 22 (14.01%) DevOps
22 21 (13.38%) Team Foundation Server
22 21 (13.38%) SC Cleared

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 5 (3.18%) Apache
2 4 (2.55%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.27%) IIS
4 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.64%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.64%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.64%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.64%) ATG Dynamo
5 1 (0.64%) CMS
5 1 (0.64%) Confluence
5 1 (0.64%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.64%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.64%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.73%) GitHub
2 8 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.64%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.37%) PuTTY
1 10 (6.37%) WinSCP
2 4 (2.55%) Internet
3 2 (1.27%) SMS
4 1 (0.64%) LDAP
4 1 (0.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.01%) Oracle Database
2 11 (7.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (6.37%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (6.37%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (6.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (6.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.73%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.64%) Apache Accumulo
6 1 (0.64%) Big Data
6 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.64%) OrientDB
6 1 (0.64%) Power BI
6 1 (0.64%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 78 (49.68%) Cucumber
2 57 (36.31%) WebDriver
3 44 (28.03%) SpecFlow
4 38 (24.20%) Jenkins
5 25 (15.92%) Ant
6 22 (14.01%) SoapUI
7 21 (13.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (12.74%) HP UFT
9 19 (12.10%) Git (software)
10 18 (11.46%) Maven
11 17 (10.83%) JMeter
11 17 (10.83%) TeamCity
12 15 (9.55%) Jasmine
13 13 (8.28%) Visual Studio
14 11 (7.01%) Gradle
15 10 (6.37%) Bitbucket
15 10 (6.37%) Eclipse
15 10 (6.37%) Oracle APEX
16 9 (5.73%) LoadRunner
17 8 (5.10%) Toad
General
1 29 (18.47%) Finance
2 13 (8.28%) Banking
3 7 (4.46%) Marketing
4 6 (3.82%) Electronics
4 6 (3.82%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.82%) Retail
4 6 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.18%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Billing
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (24.84%) Developer
1 39 (24.84%) Tester
2 31 (19.75%) Analyst
3 29 (18.47%) Test Analyst
4 28 (17.83%) Automation Tester
5 18 (11.46%) Automation Test Analyst
6 17 (10.83%) Test Engineer
7 12 (7.64%) Test Specialist
8 10 (6.37%) Developer in Test
9 9 (5.73%) Java Developer
9 9 (5.73%) Test Automation Specialist
9 9 (5.73%) UI Developer
10 8 (5.10%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 8 (5.10%) Selenium Tester
11 7 (4.46%) C# Developer
11 7 (4.46%) Java Automation Tester
11 7 (4.46%) Test Automation Engineer
12 6 (3.82%) QA Tester
12 6 (3.82%) Software Tester
12 6 (3.82%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (27.39%) .NET
2 40 (25.48%) Gherkin
3 27 (17.20%) CSS
3 27 (17.20%) HTML
3 27 (17.20%) Web Services
4 21 (13.38%) SOAP
5 19 (12.10%) AngularJS
6 16 (10.19%) jQuery
6 16 (10.19%) Spring
6 16 (10.19%) XML
7 15 (9.55%) Ext JS
8 14 (8.92%) REST
9 12 (7.64%) .NET Framework
9 12 (7.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (6.37%) HTML5
11 6 (3.82%) Hibernate
12 3 (1.91%) Ajax
12 3 (1.91%) JSON
12 3 (1.91%) RESTful
12 3 (1.91%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.64%) RIA
4 1 (0.64%) User Experience
4 1 (0.64%) W3C
4 1 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.19%) Windows
2 15 (9.55%) Linux
3 10 (6.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (6.37%) Windows Server
3 10 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (81.53%) Test Automation
2 122 (77.71%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (49.04%) BDD
4 57 (36.31%) Scrum
5 45 (28.66%) TDD
6 39 (24.84%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (24.20%) Test Scripting
8 22 (14.01%) DevOps
8 22 (14.01%) Performance Testing
9 21 (13.38%) MVC
10 19 (12.10%) Integration Testing
10 19 (12.10%) User Stories
11 18 (11.46%) Regression Testing
12 16 (10.19%) E-Commerce
12 16 (10.19%) SDLC
13 15 (9.55%) API Testing
13 15 (9.55%) Manual Testing
13 15 (9.55%) MVVM
13 15 (9.55%) System Integration Testing
14 14 (8.92%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 81 (51.59%) Java
2 47 (29.94%) C#
3 38 (24.20%) SQL
4 34 (21.66%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.37%) F#
6 7 (4.46%) Ruby
7 6 (3.82%) C
7 6 (3.82%) VB
7 6 (3.82%) VBScript
8 5 (3.18%) Python
9 4 (2.55%) Perl
10 3 (1.91%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.27%) Groovy
11 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (17.83%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.65%) ISEB
3 21 (13.38%) SC Cleared
4 17 (10.83%) ISTQB
5 7 (4.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.82%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (22.93%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.37%) vSphere
2 8 (5.10%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.27%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (6.37%) vRealize
2 2 (1.27%) Kibana
3 1 (0.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.64%) logstash
3 1 (0.64%) Nagios
3 1 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (12.74%) Oracle
2 15 (9.55%) Sencha
3 14 (8.92%) hybris
4 11 (7.01%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.01%) VMware
5 10 (6.37%) HP
5 10 (6.37%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.10%) ATG
7 7 (4.46%) SAP
8 1 (0.64%) BEA
8 1 (0.64%) RedGate
8 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.64%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.64%) Twitter
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 8 days ago