Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 21 January 2019 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 > Wales
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 77 52
Rank change year-on-year +21 -25 -15
Contract jobs citing Selenium 55 19 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.26% 1.49% 4.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.80% 6.55% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 11 42
Wales median daily rate £381 £453 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +6.78% +5.94%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £315
90th Percentile £476 £538 £511
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £45.94
% change year-on-year -26.32% +3.41% -8.13%

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 Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 466 290 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 27.66% 22.71% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 196 259
Wales median daily rate £425 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -1.76% +17.24%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £275
90th Percentile £580 £568 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +43.79% +29.66%
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -0.57% +6.10% +2.50%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Selenium in Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium in Wales over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Selenium in Wales

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Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the Wales region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
South Wales +17 50 £375 -17.13% 10
West Wales +1 3 £425 +21.43%
Selenium
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 49 (89.09%) Test Automation
2 46 (83.64%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (56.36%) Cucumber
4 27 (49.09%) Scrum
5 23 (41.82%) Java
6 22 (40.00%) QA
7 21 (38.18%) JIRA
7 21 (38.18%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (32.73%) SQL
8 18 (32.73%) TDD
8 18 (32.73%) API Testing
9 17 (30.91%) Jenkins
9 17 (30.91%) BDD
9 17 (30.91%) WebDriver
10 16 (29.09%) Regression Testing
11 14 (25.45%) SoapUI
11 14 (25.45%) Docker
12 13 (23.64%) REST
12 13 (23.64%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (23.64%) SOAP
13 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
13 12 (21.82%) Groovy
13 12 (21.82%) Test Scripting
13 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (21.82%) Performance Testing
13 12 (21.82%) Ruby
14 11 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
14 11 (20.00%) Git (software)
14 11 (20.00%) C#
14 11 (20.00%) VPN

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 10 (18.18%) Confluence
2 2 (3.64%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) GitHub
3 2 (3.64%) PaaS
3 2 (3.64%) Slack
3 2 (3.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (3.64%) AMQP
2 2 (3.64%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) DSL
3 1 (1.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
3 10 (18.18%) MySQL
4 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.82%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (56.36%) Cucumber
2 21 (38.18%) JIRA
3 17 (30.91%) Jenkins
3 17 (30.91%) WebDriver
4 14 (25.45%) SoapUI
5 11 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 8 (14.55%) Subversion
7 7 (12.73%) SpecFlow
8 5 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (7.27%) Jasmine
10 3 (5.45%) JMeter
10 3 (5.45%) Protractor
11 2 (3.64%) Appium
11 2 (3.64%) FitNesse
11 2 (3.64%) HP UFT
11 2 (3.64%) JUnit
11 2 (3.64%) Maven
11 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (3.64%) TestNG
11 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
2 2 (3.64%) Publishing
3 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Test Engineer
2 16 (29.09%) Test Automation Engineer
3 12 (21.82%) Analyst
3 12 (21.82%) Test Analyst
4 11 (20.00%) Tester
5 10 (18.18%) QA Engineer
6 7 (12.73%) Automation Tester
6 7 (12.73%) QA Automation Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) Agile Test Analyst
7 6 (10.91%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (10.91%) Developer
7 6 (10.91%) QA Specialist
7 6 (10.91%) QA Test Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 6 (10.91%) Software Test Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) Test Automation Specialist
7 6 (10.91%) Test Specialist
8 5 (9.09%) QA Automation Analyst
8 5 (9.09%) Software QA Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) Software Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) REST
1 13 (23.64%) SOAP
2 6 (10.91%) HTML
3 5 (9.09%) .NET
3 5 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 4 (7.27%) AngularJS
4 4 (7.27%) CSS
4 4 (7.27%) CSS3
4 4 (7.27%) HTML5
4 4 (7.27%) RESTful
5 3 (5.45%) LESS
5 3 (5.45%) Sass
5 3 (5.45%) Web Services
6 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.64%) Nightwatchjs
6 2 (3.64%) Spring Boot
6 2 (3.64%) Spring Cloud
6 2 (3.64%) Spring Integration
6 2 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Fintech
1 3 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
1 3 (5.45%) User Experience
2 2 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Unix
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (89.09%) Test Automation
2 46 (83.64%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (49.09%) Scrum
4 21 (38.18%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (32.73%) API Testing
5 18 (32.73%) TDD
6 17 (30.91%) BDD
7 16 (29.09%) Regression Testing
8 12 (21.82%) Performance Testing
8 12 (21.82%) Test Scripting
8 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (20.00%) SDLC
10 10 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (14.55%) Product Management
11 8 (14.55%) Project Management
12 7 (12.73%) Test Management
13 5 (9.09%) Functional Testing
14 4 (7.27%) Integration Testing
14 4 (7.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) Java
2 18 (32.73%) SQL
3 12 (21.82%) Groovy
3 12 (21.82%) Ruby
4 11 (20.00%) C#
5 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.64%) ES6
6 2 (3.64%) Go
6 2 (3.64%) Perl
6 2 (3.64%) Python
6 2 (3.64%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) ISEB
1 4 (7.27%) ISTQB
1 4 (7.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (25.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (7.27%) IBM
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) Micro Focus
4 2 (3.64%) Twitter
5 1 (1.82%) TOWER Software