Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 100 133
Rank change year-on-year -23 +33 +37
Contract jobs citing Selenium 66 117 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.37% 1.88% 0.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.22% 12.34% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 67 21
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33% -11.11%
10th Percentile £275 £228 £263
90th Percentile £500 £500 £410
England median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £52.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -8.65% +4.00% -44.44%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 716 948 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.88% 15.21% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 527 253
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +18.52% -3.57%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £156
90th Percentile £561 £500 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.58% -16.83%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.50 £18.50
90th Percentile £45.25 £40.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Selenium as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Selenium in the West Midlands

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Selenium in the West Midlands

Selenium
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Selenium in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in the West Midlands

Selenium
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Selenium within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Shropshire +2 18 £500 +20.48%
Coventry +25 13 £301 -19.73%
Warwickshire +10 11 £375 +18.11% 1
Birmingham -22 9 £450 +30.91% 5
Solihull +1 2 - - 1
Worcestershire +7 1 £425 -10.53%
Staffordshire +6 1 £300 -14.29% 3
Selenium
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 50 (75.76%) Test Automation
2 41 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (54.55%) Java
4 20 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (28.79%) JavaScript
6 17 (25.76%) C#
7 16 (24.24%) Cucumber
8 15 (22.73%) BDD
8 15 (22.73%) DevOps
8 15 (22.73%) SQL
9 14 (21.21%) Linux
9 14 (21.21%) Puppet
10 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
10 13 (19.70%) WebDriver
10 13 (19.70%) Unix
11 12 (18.18%) JUnit
11 12 (18.18%) Scala
11 12 (18.18%) SpecFlow
11 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
11 12 (18.18%) Docker
12 11 (16.67%) HTML
12 11 (16.67%) CSS
12 11 (16.67%) Google
13 10 (15.15%) Scrum
13 10 (15.15%) JMeter
13 10 (15.15%) Python
13 10 (15.15%) Open Source
14 9 (13.64%) Manual Testing
14 9 (13.64%) MongoDB
14 9 (13.64%) Web Services

Selenium
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (9.09%) Apache
1 6 (9.09%) JBoss
1 6 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.55%) Confluence
2 3 (4.55%) nginx
2 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.55%) GitHub
2 3 (4.55%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.03%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) HTTP
2 6 (9.09%) SSL
2 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.03%) DSL
3 2 (3.03%) SDH
3 2 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (1.52%) GPON
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (24.24%) Cucumber
2 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
2 13 (19.70%) WebDriver
3 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 12 (18.18%) JUnit
3 12 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 10 (15.15%) JMeter
5 8 (12.12%) IntelliJ
5 8 (12.12%) JIRA
6 7 (10.61%) HP UFT
7 6 (9.09%) Eclipse
8 5 (7.58%) Gatling
8 5 (7.58%) Selenium IDE
8 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
9 4 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (6.06%) GitLab
9 4 (6.06%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (6.06%) SoapUI
10 3 (4.55%) Ant
10 3 (4.55%) NeoLoad
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Automotive
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Billing
4 1 (1.52%) Front Office
4 1 (1.52%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Analyst
1 19 (28.79%) Test Analyst
2 15 (22.73%) Developer
3 11 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) Tester
4 7 (10.61%) Automation Tester
4 7 (10.61%) Scala Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 5 (7.58%) Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior DevOps
8 3 (4.55%) Automation Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Automation Test Lead
8 3 (4.55%) Java Scala Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) CSS
1 11 (16.67%) HTML
2 9 (13.64%) Hibernate
2 9 (13.64%) J2EE
2 9 (13.64%) Spring
2 9 (13.64%) Web Services
2 9 (13.64%) XML
3 8 (12.12%) HTML5
3 8 (12.12%) JSON
3 8 (12.12%) Play Framework
3 8 (12.12%) REST
3 8 (12.12%) SOAP
4 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
4 7 (10.61%) Gherkin
5 6 (9.09%) EJB
5 6 (9.09%) J2SE
6 5 (7.58%) .NET
7 4 (6.06%) Ajax
7 4 (6.06%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (6.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) User Experience
2 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.52%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Linux
2 13 (19.70%) Unix
3 5 (7.58%) Windows
4 4 (6.06%) CentOS
5 3 (4.55%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.52%) Android
6 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (75.76%) Test Automation
2 41 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (22.73%) BDD
4 15 (22.73%) DevOps
5 10 (15.15%) Open Source
5 10 (15.15%) Scrum
6 9 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 9 (13.64%) TDD
7 8 (12.12%) API Testing
7 8 (12.12%) Functional Testing
8 6 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 6 (9.09%) Microservices
8 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 6 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.58%) Build Automation
9 5 (7.58%) E-Commerce
9 5 (7.58%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (7.58%) Performance Testing
9 5 (7.58%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 36 (54.55%) Java
2 19 (28.79%) JavaScript
3 17 (25.76%) C#
4 15 (22.73%) SQL
5 12 (18.18%) Scala
6 10 (15.15%) Python
7 8 (12.12%) Ruby
8 7 (10.61%) Perl
9 5 (7.58%) VB
9 5 (7.58%) VBScript
10 4 (6.06%) Groovy
11 3 (4.55%) Haskell
11 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
12 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.52%) ES6
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) Degree
1 3 (4.55%) ISEB
1 3 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) WCAG
3 1 (1.52%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (21.21%) Puppet
2 6 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 6 (9.09%) Terraform
3 4 (6.06%) Consul
3 4 (6.06%) Packer
4 3 (4.55%) Grafana
4 3 (4.55%) Kibana
5 2 (3.03%) Ansible
5 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Google
2 6 (9.09%) webMethods
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.06%) WSO2
4 3 (4.55%) HP
5 2 (3.03%) Adobe
5 2 (3.03%) CollabNet
5 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.52%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.52%) hybris
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle
6 1 (1.52%) Pega