Period
to 17 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 August 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
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 152 171
Rank change year-on-year +30 +19 -3
Contract jobs citing Selenium 1955 1866 1642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.04% 1.72% 1.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.28% 10.86% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1231 1104
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £368 £350
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 5
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £47.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +25.33% -47.18%
10th Percentile £31.00 £18.55 £20.35
90th Percentile £52.50 £59.31 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £47.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +1.06% +40.30% -

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17329 17178 14939
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 18.11% 15.79% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11900 11671 9740
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £273
90th Percentile £595 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £365
% change year-on-year +1.27% +8.22% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 280 277
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.27 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +12.72% -
10th Percentile £28.83 £26.15 £21.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.63 £48.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £37.74
% change year-on-year +0.89% +11.62% +0.64%

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Selenium as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Selenium in the UK

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in the UK

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in the UK

Selenium
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Selenium in the UK

Selenium
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Selenium in the UK

Selenium
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 2017. 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
England +38 1810 £420 +5.00% 328
UK excluding London +17 1007 £368 - 240
London +40 914 £463 +8.19% 118
South East +2 313 £384 +2.33% 51
North of England +57 299 £363 +6.62% 87
Yorkshire +23 131 £365 +5.80% 29
South West +19 117 £375 - 26
Midlands -5 101 £375 -6.25% 30
North West +9 100 £364 +3.93% 49
Scotland +17 86 £375 +11.11% 25
North East +89 68 £335 +11.67% 9
East of England -15 64 £340 -2.86% 14
East Midlands +20 54 £375 +7.14% 13
West Midlands -19 46 £375 -8.54% 17
Wales -49 24 £330 -12.00% 6
Northern Ireland -45 4 £275 -15.38% 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 with a requirement for Selenium.

1 1351 (69.10%) Test Automation
2 1313 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
3 1031 (52.74%) Java
4 698 (35.70%) Cucumber
5 648 (33.15%) BDD
6 570 (29.16%) Jenkins
7 561 (28.70%) WebDriver
7 561 (28.70%) TDD
8 542 (27.72%) JavaScript
9 495 (25.32%) Scrum
10 482 (24.65%) JIRA
11 478 (24.45%) QA
12 448 (22.92%) SQL
13 411 (21.02%) Git (software)
14 388 (19.85%) Continuous Integration
15 380 (19.44%) C#
16 363 (18.57%) HTML
17 323 (16.52%) Web Services
18 319 (16.32%) AngularJS
19 303 (15.50%) CSS
20 302 (15.45%) Test Scripting
21 297 (15.19%) .NET
22 264 (13.50%) Python
23 262 (13.40%) DevOps
24 254 (12.99%) Finance
25 240 (12.28%) SOAP
26 230 (11.76%) JUnit
27 219 (11.20%) Oracle
28 218 (11.15%) Node.js
29 217 (11.10%) Spring

Selenium
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 153 (7.83%) Confluence
2 57 (2.92%) JBoss
2 57 (2.92%) WebLogic
3 49 (2.51%) Apache
4 47 (2.40%) Tomcat
5 39 (1.99%) WebSphere
6 37 (1.89%) CMS
7 30 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
8 26 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 21 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
10 20 (1.02%) nginx
11 18 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (0.72%) SharePoint
13 12 (0.61%) IIS
14 11 (0.56%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.56%) Drupal
14 11 (0.56%) Mule
15 10 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
17 7 (0.36%) Anypoint
Applications
1 27 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.07%) OmniGraffle
3 20 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.051%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 22 (1.13%) Payment Gateway
2 16 (0.82%) Magento
3 6 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.20%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.051%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.051%) FastStats
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.051%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.051%) Sonata
6 1 (0.051%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 113 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (5.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (4.71%) GitHub
4 37 (1.89%) PaaS
5 31 (1.59%) Sauce Labs
6 30 (1.53%) BrowserStack
7 25 (1.28%) IaaS
8 15 (0.77%) OpenShift
9 13 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.61%) SaaS
11 11 (0.56%) Google Analytics
12 10 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 9 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 7 (0.36%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.36%) Route 53
15 6 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.26%) Bluemix
16 5 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.32%) HTTP
2 59 (3.02%) Internet
3 24 (1.23%) PuTTY
4 23 (1.18%) WinSCP
5 17 (0.87%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.82%) SSL
7 11 (0.56%) Firewall
7 11 (0.56%) SMS
8 7 (0.36%) LDAP
9 6 (0.31%) DNS
10 5 (0.26%) 802.11
10 5 (0.26%) ADSL
10 5 (0.26%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.26%) Broadband
10 5 (0.26%) IPv4
10 5 (0.26%) IPv6
10 5 (0.26%) UPnP
10 5 (0.26%) VDSL
10 5 (0.26%) WAN
10 5 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (5.93%) MongoDB
2 95 (4.86%) SQL Server
3 80 (4.09%) Relational Database
4 59 (3.02%) NoSQL
5 55 (2.81%) Oracle Database
6 54 (2.76%) MySQL
7 50 (2.56%) Redis
8 35 (1.79%) RDBMS
9 31 (1.59%) DB2
9 31 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (1.43%) Endeca
10 28 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 27 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 23 (1.18%) Big Data
12 23 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
14 19 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
15 18 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
16 17 (0.87%) DbVisualizer
16 17 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 698 (35.70%) Cucumber
2 570 (29.16%) Jenkins
3 561 (28.70%) WebDriver
4 482 (24.65%) JIRA
5 411 (21.02%) Git (software)
6 230 (11.76%) JUnit
7 208 (10.64%) SoapUI
8 158 (8.08%) SpecFlow
9 154 (7.88%) Maven
10 152 (7.77%) JMeter
11 131 (6.70%) HP UFT
12 123 (6.29%) Jasmine
13 111 (5.68%) Protractor
14 105 (5.37%) TeamCity
15 93 (4.76%) Subversion
16 92 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
17 88 (4.50%) Ant
18 85 (4.35%) gulp
19 83 (4.25%) Appium
19 83 (4.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 254 (12.99%) Finance
2 194 (9.92%) Banking
3 163 (8.34%) Retail
4 56 (2.86%) Games
5 42 (2.15%) Investment Banking
6 39 (1.99%) Marketing
7 31 (1.59%) Front Office
8 25 (1.28%) Publishing
9 24 (1.23%) Telecoms
10 18 (0.92%) Advertising
10 18 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 14 (0.72%) Back Office
12 13 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
14 9 (0.46%) Legal
15 8 (0.41%) Automotive
16 7 (0.36%) Electronics
17 6 (0.31%) Law
18 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
19 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 633 (32.38%) Developer
2 478 (24.45%) Tester
3 365 (18.67%) Automation Tester
4 323 (16.52%) Analyst
5 293 (14.99%) Test Analyst
6 205 (10.49%) Java Developer
7 165 (8.44%) Test Engineer
8 146 (7.47%) Automation Test Analyst
9 142 (7.26%) Selenium Tester
10 126 (6.45%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 123 (6.29%) Angular Developer
12 114 (5.83%) QA Engineer
13 99 (5.06%) JavaScript Developer
14 96 (4.91%) Developer in Test
15 94 (4.81%) Java Automation Tester
16 91 (4.65%) Test Automation Engineer
17 90 (4.60%) Senior Developer
18 86 (4.40%) QA Tester
19 68 (3.48%) Full Stack Developer
20 66 (3.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (18.57%) HTML
2 323 (16.52%) Web Services
3 319 (16.32%) AngularJS
4 303 (15.50%) CSS
5 297 (15.19%) .NET
6 240 (12.28%) SOAP
7 218 (11.15%) Node.js
8 217 (11.10%) Spring
9 202 (10.33%) Gherkin
10 201 (10.28%) RESTful
11 199 (10.18%) REST
12 196 (10.03%) HTML5
13 195 (9.97%) XML
14 157 (8.03%) React
15 137 (7.01%) JSON
16 128 (6.55%) J2EE
17 115 (5.88%) jQuery
18 111 (5.68%) CSS3
19 88 (4.50%) ASP.NET
20 87 (4.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 129 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (5.22%) User Experience
3 90 (4.60%) Mobile App
4 84 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
5 49 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
6 40 (2.05%) Computer Science
7 26 (1.33%) iPad
8 25 (1.28%) Social Media
9 19 (0.97%) Fintech
9 19 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (0.82%) Client/Server
10 16 (0.82%) Fixed Income
11 15 (0.77%) Virtual Team
12 14 (0.72%) Online Banking
13 9 (0.46%) Derivative
13 9 (0.46%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.46%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.41%) Credit Risk
15 7 (0.36%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.36%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 175 (8.95%) Linux
2 146 (7.47%) Unix
3 100 (5.12%) Windows
4 69 (3.53%) Apple iOS
5 66 (3.38%) Android
6 38 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (1.13%) Windows Server
8 19 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (0.82%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.56%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.51%) CentOS
12 5 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.20%) Solaris
14 3 (0.15%) AIX
14 3 (0.15%) Debian
15 1 (0.051%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.051%) VMS
15 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1351 (69.10%) Test Automation
2 1313 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
3 648 (33.15%) BDD
4 561 (28.70%) TDD
5 495 (25.32%) Scrum
6 388 (19.85%) Continuous Integration
7 302 (15.45%) Test Scripting
8 262 (13.40%) DevOps
9 208 (10.64%) Kanban
10 187 (9.57%) E-Commerce
11 183 (9.36%) Regression Testing
12 180 (9.21%) Test Strategy
13 173 (8.85%) Performance Testing
14 160 (8.18%) API Testing
15 155 (7.93%) MVC
15 155 (7.93%) Open Source
16 151 (7.72%) Microservices
17 148 (7.57%) Software Testing
18 146 (7.47%) SDLC
19 136 (6.96%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1031 (52.74%) Java
2 542 (27.72%) JavaScript
3 448 (22.92%) SQL
4 380 (19.44%) C#
5 264 (13.50%) Python
6 161 (8.24%) Ruby
7 134 (6.85%) Scala
8 69 (3.53%) Groovy
9 66 (3.38%) PHP
10 57 (2.92%) Bash Shell
11 50 (2.56%) Perl
12 34 (1.74%) ES6
13 31 (1.59%) PL/SQL
13 31 (1.59%) TypeScript
14 27 (1.38%) VBScript
15 26 (1.33%) F#
15 26 (1.33%) Shell Script
15 26 (1.33%) VB
16 24 (1.23%) Apple Swift
16 24 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 148 (7.57%) ISEB
1 148 (7.57%) ISTQB
2 113 (5.78%) Security Cleared
3 74 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 50 (2.56%) Degree
5 44 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 17 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
9 12 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (0.36%) MySQL Certification
12 6 (0.31%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.15%) HNC
14 2 (0.10%) AWS Certification
15 1 (0.051%) CFA
15 1 (0.051%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.051%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.051%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 478 (24.45%) QA
2 19 (0.97%) WCAG
3 11 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.46%) MiFID
5 8 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.10%) PMO
6 2 (0.10%) WAI
7 1 (0.051%) EMIR
7 1 (0.051%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.051%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 185 (9.46%) Docker
2 19 (0.97%) vSphere
3 16 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.56%) Active Directory
6 8 (0.41%) VMware NSX
7 7 (0.36%) LXC
8 6 (0.31%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.26%) Firmware
10 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.10%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.10%) KVM
10 2 (0.10%) Varnish
11 1 (0.051%) HDFS
11 1 (0.051%) Squid
11 1 (0.051%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 111 (5.68%) Puppet
2 106 (5.42%) Ansible
3 69 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
5 33 (1.69%) Kibana
6 20 (1.02%) Kubernetes
7 19 (0.97%) vRealize
8 16 (0.82%) logstash
8 16 (0.82%) Terraform
9 13 (0.66%) Nagios
10 12 (0.61%) Grafana
11 7 (0.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 7 (0.36%) HP Fortify
11 7 (0.36%) SELinux
12 6 (0.31%) CA Service Virtualization
12 6 (0.31%) Rundeck
13 4 (0.20%) Cobbler
13 4 (0.20%) Consul
13 4 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 4 (0.20%) Packer
Vendors
1 219 (11.20%) Oracle
2 109 (5.58%) HP
3 103 (5.27%) Microsoft
4 57 (2.92%) hybris
5 46 (2.35%) Red Hat
6 43 (2.20%) Splunk
7 42 (2.15%) Adobe
8 40 (2.05%) Atlassian
8 40 (2.05%) Google
8 40 (2.05%) VMware
9 36 (1.84%) IBM
10 33 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
11 31 (1.59%) ATG
12 27 (1.38%) webMethods
13 24 (1.23%) AppDynamics
13 24 (1.23%) Sitecore
14 18 (0.92%) MuleSoft
14 18 (0.92%) New Relic
15 17 (0.87%) SAP
16 16 (0.82%) Xamarin