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 3 months to 30 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.

Selenium
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 155 175
Rank change year-on-year +58 +20  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 1093 833 727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.40% 1.54% 1.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.86% 10.60% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 553 466
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
Median hourly rate £58.95 £44.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.20% -1.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.78 £12.50 £35.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.18 £67.50 £60.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.95 £44.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +33.20% -1.66%  

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 7886 7861 7025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.52% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5332 5263 4495
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 187 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £32.20 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Selenium in the UK

Selenium
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 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
England +81 985 £400 +6.66% 363
London +63 425 £450 +5.88% 137
South East +53 172 £375 +1.35% 53
South West +55 113 £350 +7.69% 21
City of London +19 71 £460 +5.14% 41
North West +35 67 £291 -14.33% 40
Scotland +42 63 £400 +28.51% 8
North East +30 54 £320 -5.88% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne +32 52 £320 -20.98% 9
Tyne and Wear +28 52 £320 -20.98% 10
Edinburgh +32 48 £400 +25.98% 5
Yorkshire +3 48 £365 -14.11% 32
Manchester +19 46 £288 -15.44% 30
East of England +5 40 £356 +1.78% 34
Buckinghamshire +22 39 £338 +3.84% 7
Hampshire +14 37 £375 +4.16% 17
Wiltshire +22 35 £355 +10.07%
Swindon +16 33 £355 +9.23%
Leeds -4 33 £365 +7.74% 21
West Yorkshire -8 33 £365 -14.11% 25
West Midlands +10 32 £325 - 17
East Midlands +9 32 £400 +45.45% 18
Bristol +23 25 £325 -18.75% 7
Milton Keynes +14 25 £363 +11.53% 4
Surrey +12 24 £368 -2.00% 14
Berkshire +26 23 £354 -5.91% 7
Somerset +17 21 £331 +4.33% 10
Oxfordshire +9 18 £450 +16.12% 2
Nottinghamshire +23 16 £400 +23.07% 10
Wales -29 15 £330 -12.00% 6

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for Selenium.

1 1538 (69.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1138 (51.45%) Java
3 905 (40.91%) Cucumber
4 757 (34.22%) BDD
5 705 (31.87%) QA
6 676 (30.56%) WebDriver
7 672 (30.38%) Jenkins
8 666 (30.11%) Test Automation
9 649 (29.34%) TDD
10 597 (26.99%) Scrum
11 542 (24.50%) JavaScript
12 522 (23.60%) JIRA
13 492 (22.24%) SQL
14 479 (21.65%) Automated Testing
15 449 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
16 436 (19.71%) Git (software)
17 399 (18.04%) C#
17 399 (18.04%) HTML
18 386 (17.45%) Automation Testing
19 366 (16.55%) Test Scripting
20 352 (15.91%) Web Services
21 330 (14.92%) Finance
22 329 (14.87%) CSS
23 318 (14.38%) XML
24 316 (14.29%) Python
25 298 (13.47%) JUnit
26 282 (12.75%) SoapUI
27 274 (12.39%) DevOps
27 274 (12.39%) .NET
28 270 (12.21%) AngularJS

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
1 193 (8.73%) Confluence
2 76 (3.44%) Tomcat
3 75 (3.39%) WebLogic
4 52 (2.35%) JBoss
5 48 (2.17%) CMS
6 41 (1.85%) Apache
7 33 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
8 32 (1.45%) WebSphere
9 27 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 23 (1.04%) SharePoint
11 22 (0.99%) nginx
11 22 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 19 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
13 17 (0.77%) Apache Solr
14 16 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 15 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
16 14 (0.63%) IIS
17 10 (0.45%) Apache Spark
17 10 (0.45%) Drupal
18 9 (0.41%) GeoServer
Applications
1 44 (1.99%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
3 9 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.36%) MS Office
5 5 (0.23%) Mingle
6 2 (0.090%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.090%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.045%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 20 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
3 13 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.27%) FastStats
6 5 (0.23%) Magento
7 2 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.045%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.045%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.045%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.045%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.045%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.045%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 162 (7.32%) GitHub
2 112 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
3 94 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (1.08%) PaaS
5 17 (0.77%) Google Analytics
6 13 (0.59%) IaaS
7 10 (0.45%) Basecamp
8 8 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.27%) Bluemix
10 6 (0.27%) Datadog
10 6 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (0.27%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.27%) SaaS
11 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.14%) CloudBees
13 3 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (3.57%) HTTP
2 51 (2.31%) Internet
3 32 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.40%) SSL
5 30 (1.36%) LDAP
6 25 (1.13%) DNS
7 17 (0.77%) PuTTY
8 16 (0.72%) WinSCP
9 5 (0.23%) Intranet
10 4 (0.18%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.18%) Firewall
10 4 (0.18%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.14%) DSL
11 3 (0.14%) SNMP
11 3 (0.14%) VPN
12 2 (0.090%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.090%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.045%) MGCP
13 1 (0.045%) MPLS
13 1 (0.045%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 101 (4.57%) Relational Database
3 97 (4.39%) MongoDB
4 81 (3.66%) NoSQL
5 56 (2.53%) Oracle Database
6 52 (2.35%) MySQL
7 50 (2.26%) Big Data
8 47 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
9 34 (1.54%) DB2
10 31 (1.40%) RDBMS
11 29 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
12 27 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
12 27 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
13 24 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
14 19 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (0.81%) Hadoop
16 17 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
16 17 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
17 16 (0.72%) Endeca
17 16 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 905 (40.91%) Cucumber
2 676 (30.56%) WebDriver
3 672 (30.38%) Jenkins
4 522 (23.60%) JIRA
5 436 (19.71%) Git (software)
6 298 (13.47%) JUnit
7 282 (12.75%) SoapUI
8 224 (10.13%) Maven
9 220 (9.95%) SpecFlow
10 180 (8.14%) JMeter
11 171 (7.73%) HP UFT
12 130 (5.88%) Subversion
13 125 (5.65%) LoadRunner
14 124 (5.61%) JBehave
14 124 (5.61%) TeamCity
15 120 (5.42%) Ant
15 120 (5.42%) Gradle
16 105 (4.75%) Jasmine
17 104 (4.70%) gulp
18 102 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 330 (14.92%) Finance
2 186 (8.41%) Banking
3 123 (5.56%) Retail
4 66 (2.98%) Games
5 42 (1.90%) Marketing
6 39 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.31%) Publishing
7 29 (1.31%) Retail Banking
8 24 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 20 (0.90%) Electronics
11 16 (0.72%) Back Office
12 10 (0.45%) Advertising
12 10 (0.45%) Legal
13 7 (0.32%) Front Office
14 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.14%) Automotive
15 3 (0.14%) German Language
15 3 (0.14%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.090%) Law
Job Titles
1 615 (27.80%) Developer
2 546 (24.68%) Tester
3 400 (18.08%) Automation Tester
4 344 (15.55%) Analyst
5 320 (14.47%) Test Analyst
6 253 (11.44%) Test Engineer
7 209 (9.45%) Java Developer
8 193 (8.73%) QA Engineer
9 165 (7.46%) Selenium Tester
10 162 (7.32%) Automation Test Analyst
11 148 (6.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 132 (5.97%) Developer in Test
13 129 (5.83%) Test Automation Engineer
14 115 (5.20%) JavaScript Developer
15 107 (4.84%) QA Tester
16 87 (3.93%) Java Automation Tester
17 83 (3.75%) QA Automation Engineer
18 82 (3.71%) Senior Developer
19 76 (3.44%) Java Engineer
20 74 (3.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (18.04%) HTML
2 352 (15.91%) Web Services
3 329 (14.87%) CSS
4 318 (14.38%) XML
5 274 (12.39%) .NET
6 270 (12.21%) AngularJS
7 252 (11.39%) SOAP
8 247 (11.17%) Gherkin
9 231 (10.44%) RESTful
10 222 (10.04%) Spring
11 218 (9.86%) JSON
12 201 (9.09%) REST
13 195 (8.82%) HTML5
14 160 (7.23%) Node.js
15 130 (5.88%) jQuery
16 108 (4.88%) CSS3
17 104 (4.70%) J2EE
18 86 (3.89%) React
19 79 (3.57%) Hibernate
20 72 (3.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 100 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (4.02%) Mobile App
3 68 (3.07%) User Experience
4 35 (1.58%) Computer Science
5 30 (1.36%) iPad
6 23 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (0.99%) Fintech
7 22 (0.99%) Social Media
8 21 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (0.68%) Client/Server
10 15 (0.68%) Smartphone
11 13 (0.59%) Driving Licence
12 12 (0.54%) Online Banking
13 10 (0.45%) Data Centre
13 10 (0.45%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.45%) Graphic Design
13 10 (0.45%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.41%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 240 (10.85%) Linux
2 180 (8.14%) Unix
3 118 (5.33%) Windows
4 64 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 61 (2.76%) Android
6 21 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (0.81%) Windows Server
8 16 (0.72%) Ubuntu
9 15 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.41%) AIX
11 4 (0.18%) CentOS
12 3 (0.14%) Solaris
12 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.090%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.090%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.045%) VMS
14 1 (0.045%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1538 (69.53%) Agile Software Development
2 757 (34.22%) BDD
3 666 (30.11%) Test Automation
4 649 (29.34%) TDD
5 597 (26.99%) Scrum
6 479 (21.65%) Automated Testing
7 449 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
8 386 (17.45%) Automation Testing
9 366 (16.55%) Test Scripting
10 274 (12.39%) DevOps
11 247 (11.17%) Test Strategy
12 243 (10.99%) Performance Testing
13 208 (9.40%) Open Source
14 205 (9.27%) Regression Testing
15 199 (9.00%) Kanban
16 196 (8.86%) Manual Testing
17 181 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
18 172 (7.78%) User Stories
19 164 (7.41%) Software Testing
20 162 (7.32%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 1138 (51.45%) Java
2 542 (24.50%) JavaScript
3 492 (22.24%) SQL
4 399 (18.04%) C#
5 316 (14.29%) Python
6 246 (11.12%) Ruby
7 182 (8.23%) Scala
8 121 (5.47%) Groovy
9 73 (3.30%) Perl
10 59 (2.67%) Bash Shell
11 58 (2.62%) Shell Script
12 52 (2.35%) PL/SQL
13 51 (2.31%) PHP
14 47 (2.12%) ES6
15 34 (1.54%) C++
16 33 (1.49%) F#
16 33 (1.49%) T-SQL
17 29 (1.31%) VB
18 27 (1.22%) C
19 25 (1.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 173 (7.82%) Security Cleared
2 165 (7.46%) ISEB
3 136 (6.15%) ISTQB
4 102 (4.61%) SC Cleared
5 68 (3.07%) Degree
6 48 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 41 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 18 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (0.23%) MCAD
11 5 (0.23%) MCSD
11 5 (0.23%) MCTS
11 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.18%) HND
13 3 (0.14%) HNC
14 2 (0.090%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.045%) CISM
15 1 (0.045%) CRISC
15 1 (0.045%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 705 (31.87%) QA
2 86 (3.89%) SDET
3 32 (1.45%) WCAG
4 19 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (0.68%) MiFID
6 11 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
6 11 (0.50%) EMIR
7 7 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.14%) WAI
10 2 (0.090%) SLA
11 1 (0.045%) PMO
System Software
1 151 (6.83%) Docker
2 15 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
2 15 (0.68%) vSphere
3 10 (0.45%) LXC
4 9 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.27%) Terminal Services
5 6 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.18%) HDFS
6 4 (0.18%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.090%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.090%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.045%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.045%) etcd
9 1 (0.045%) KVM
9 1 (0.045%) Xen
Systems Management
1 130 (5.88%) Puppet
2 90 (4.07%) Ansible
3 75 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (0.95%) Nagios
6 20 (0.90%) Kibana
7 16 (0.72%) Grafana
8 15 (0.68%) vRealize
9 9 (0.41%) Salt
9 9 (0.41%) Zenoss
10 6 (0.27%) Rancher
11 5 (0.23%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.23%) HP Fortify
12 3 (0.14%) Terraform
13 2 (0.090%) CA Service Virtualization
13 2 (0.090%) Graphite
13 2 (0.090%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.090%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.090%) logstash
13 2 (0.090%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 198 (8.95%) Oracle
2 123 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 93 (4.20%) HP
4 80 (3.62%) Atlassian
5 58 (2.62%) Splunk
6 44 (1.99%) Google
7 34 (1.54%) IBM
8 31 (1.40%) ATG
9 30 (1.36%) Red Hat
10 24 (1.08%) SAP
11 23 (1.04%) Adobe
12 22 (0.99%) Sitecore
13 21 (0.95%) VMware
14 20 (0.90%) hybris
15 19 (0.86%) AppDynamics
15 19 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
16 15 (0.68%) MuleSoft
17 14 (0.63%) CA Agile Central
17 14 (0.63%) Perforce
18 13 (0.59%) webMethods
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £361 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Meadows Consulting Limited
Rate: Up to £250 per day £250 a day initial 3 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago