Period
to 3 July 2020

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 6 months to 3 July 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 West
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 95 73
Rank change year-on-year +21 -22 +2
Contract jobs citing Selenium 77 150 146
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 2.52% 2.42% 2.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.52% 12.14% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 114 94
Median daily rate £433 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - +20.57%
10th Percentile £346 £341 £308
90th Percentile £550 £525 £519
England median daily rate £435 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -0.57% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% -10.00%

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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 615 1,236 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.14% 19.96% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 732 597
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £313
90th Percentile £613 £600 £563
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 90 36
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £35.00 £37.50 £35.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -14.77% +3.53% +1.19%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Selenium in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Daily rate trend for Selenium in the South West

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Selenium in the South West over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Selenium in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Hourly rate trend for Selenium in the South West

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Selenium in the South West over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 3 July 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
Bristol +17 25 £488 +16.07% 3
Wiltshire +21 23 £433 +1.76% 6
Somerset +14 21 £421 +3.00% 1
Gloucestershire +13 3 £500 +5.26% 6
Devon +6 3 £375 -27.18% 8
Cornwall +9 2 £325 -18.75%
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England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 West region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 53 (68.83%) Test Automation
2 48 (62.34%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (51.95%) C#
4 34 (44.16%) Azure
5 33 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 33 (42.86%) DevOps
6 30 (38.96%) SpecFlow
7 29 (37.66%) SQL
8 28 (36.36%) .NET
8 28 (36.36%) SC Cleared
9 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
10 24 (31.17%) Git (software)
11 23 (29.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (29.87%) Java
12 22 (28.57%) WebDriver
12 22 (28.57%) Cucumber
13 21 (27.27%) .NET Framework
13 21 (27.27%) ASP.NET
14 20 (25.97%) SOAP
14 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
14 20 (25.97%) PowerShell
14 20 (25.97%) Entity Framework
15 19 (24.68%) REST
16 16 (20.78%) BDD
17 15 (19.48%) NServiceBus
17 15 (19.48%) JMeter
18 14 (18.18%) Web Services
18 14 (18.18%) OOP
18 14 (18.18%) Unit Testing
19 13 (16.88%) Jenkins

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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 15 (19.48%) NServiceBus
2 3 (3.90%) Confluence
3 1 (1.30%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 34 (44.16%) Azure
2 11 (14.29%) AWS
3 7 (9.09%) GitHub
3 7 (9.09%) SaaS
4 5 (6.49%) npm
5 3 (3.90%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.30%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) Skype
2 1 (1.30%) DNS
2 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (38.96%) SpecFlow
2 24 (31.17%) Git (software)
3 23 (29.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 22 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 15 (19.48%) JMeter
6 13 (16.88%) Jenkins
7 12 (15.58%) JIRA
8 11 (14.29%) SoapUI
9 9 (11.69%) Visual Studio
9 9 (11.69%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (9.09%) Bitbucket Server
10 7 (9.09%) Postman
11 6 (7.79%) Hudson
12 5 (6.49%) gulp
12 5 (6.49%) NUnit
12 5 (6.49%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 5 (6.49%) webpack
13 3 (3.90%) Appium
General
1 8 (10.39%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 5 (6.49%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Electronics
4 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.60%) Marketing
4 2 (2.60%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.30%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Developer
2 18 (23.38%) Tester
3 17 (22.08%) .NET Developer
3 17 (22.08%) Automation Tester
3 17 (22.08%) Test Engineer
4 13 (16.88%) Test Automation Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) SQL Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) Test Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) JavaScript Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) C# Developer
9 4 (5.19%) QA Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.90%) Java Automation Tester
10 3 (3.90%) Manual Test Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) QA Tester
10 3 (3.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 3 (3.90%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (36.36%) .NET
2 21 (27.27%) .NET Framework
2 21 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 20 (25.97%) Entity Framework
3 20 (25.97%) SOAP
4 19 (24.68%) REST
5 14 (18.18%) Web Services
6 5 (6.49%) .NET Core
6 5 (6.49%) Angular 2
6 5 (6.49%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (6.49%) CSS
6 5 (6.49%) Gherkin
6 5 (6.49%) HTML
6 5 (6.49%) JSON
6 5 (6.49%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.60%) RESTful
8 1 (1.30%) Laravel
8 1 (1.30%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.90%) Linux
2 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (68.83%) Test Automation
2 48 (62.34%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (42.86%) DevOps
4 16 (20.78%) BDD
5 14 (18.18%) OOP
5 14 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 13 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (15.58%) Pair Programming
7 12 (15.58%) Scrum
8 11 (14.29%) API Testing
9 10 (12.99%) TDD
10 9 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (11.69%) Performance Testing
10 9 (11.69%) Test Management
11 8 (10.39%) E-Commerce
12 7 (9.09%) Microservices
12 7 (9.09%) Test Scripting
13 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Automation
14 5 (6.49%) QA Automation
14 5 (6.49%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (51.95%) C#
2 29 (37.66%) SQL
3 23 (29.87%) Java
4 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
4 20 (25.97%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.19%) Python
7 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.60%) Scala
8 1 (1.30%) C++
8 1 (1.30%) Java 8
8 1 (1.30%) PHP
8 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 28 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.49%) ISEB
5 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Terraform
2 2 (2.60%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.60%) HP
2 2 (2.60%) IBM
2 2 (2.60%) SAP
3 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.30%) Telerik
3 1 (1.30%) Teradata