Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 126 107
Rank change year-on-year +69 -19 +15
Contract jobs citing Selenium 186 57 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.66% 1.23% 1.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.36% 8.15% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 30 69
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £401 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.80% -2.73% +26.92%
10th Percentile £300 £312 £150
90th Percentile £525 £512 £482
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £47.50 £52.00
% change year-on-year -31.58% -8.65% +94.39%

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 1,013 699 950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.93% 15.10% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 459 546
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £282 £280
90th Percentile £538 £575 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £33.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.58% +32.00% -20.48%
10th Percentile £21.60 £13.36 £11.50
90th Percentile £57.20 £36.63 £39.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 +19 106 £410 -18.00% 6
Birmingham +30 38 £419 +15.52% 22
Coventry +9 30 £388 +14.81% 2
Warwickshire +1 2 £425 +13.33% 7
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £408 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £451 - 3
Selenium
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Selenium.

1 135 (72.58%) Test Automation
2 132 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (61.83%) Cucumber
4 101 (54.30%) Continuous Integration
5 99 (53.23%) JIRA
6 95 (51.08%) Jenkins
7 94 (50.54%) Java
8 78 (41.94%) Confluence
9 68 (36.56%) Microservices
10 67 (36.02%) Scrum
11 66 (35.48%) Gherkin
12 63 (33.87%) DevOps
13 61 (32.80%) WebDriver
14 55 (29.57%) Docker
15 54 (29.03%) Git (software)
15 54 (29.03%) C#
16 53 (28.49%) SQL
17 51 (27.42%) JavaScript
18 49 (26.34%) CSS
18 49 (26.34%) TDD
19 48 (25.81%) Ruby
19 48 (25.81%) Scala
19 48 (25.81%) MongoDB
20 47 (25.27%) QA
21 46 (24.73%) Open Source
22 44 (23.66%) RESTful
22 44 (23.66%) Kanban
23 42 (22.58%) REST
24 41 (22.04%) Groovy
24 41 (22.04%) Puppet

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 78 (41.94%) Confluence
2 21 (11.29%) Tomcat
3 18 (9.68%) nginx
4 16 (8.60%) Documentum
5 13 (6.99%) WebLogic
6 12 (6.45%) Apache
7 10 (5.38%) JBoss
7 10 (5.38%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.08%) CMS
9 1 (0.54%) Captiva
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.54%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) SAP FI-CA
1 4 (2.15%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 36 (19.35%) GitHub
2 33 (17.74%) Google Analytics
2 33 (17.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (10.22%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (5.38%) Office 365
5 9 (4.84%) Slack
6 5 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (2.15%) IaaS
8 3 (1.61%) Azure Functions
8 3 (1.61%) PaaS
8 3 (1.61%) Serverless
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.54%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.54%) Route 53
9 1 (0.54%) SaaS
9 1 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 23 (12.37%) HTTP
3 21 (11.29%) SSL
4 9 (4.84%) Skype
5 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (25.81%) MongoDB
2 25 (13.44%) NoSQL
3 17 (9.14%) SQL Server
4 15 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (6.45%) MySQL
6 8 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (4.30%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (3.23%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.15%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 115 (61.83%) Cucumber
2 99 (53.23%) JIRA
3 95 (51.08%) Jenkins
4 61 (32.80%) WebDriver
5 54 (29.03%) Git (software)
6 38 (20.43%) SoapUI
7 36 (19.35%) Gatling
7 36 (19.35%) IntelliJ
8 33 (17.74%) gulp
8 33 (17.74%) Sublime Text
9 22 (11.83%) Grunt
10 21 (11.29%) Ant
10 21 (11.29%) Karma Test Runner
11 20 (10.75%) JUnit
12 18 (9.68%) SpecFlow
13 16 (8.60%) Maven
14 15 (8.06%) Bitbucket
14 15 (8.06%) HP UFT
14 15 (8.06%) JMeter
14 15 (8.06%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (2.69%) Retail
2 4 (2.15%) Marketing
3 3 (1.61%) Finance
4 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (29.03%) Developer
2 47 (25.27%) Tester
3 35 (18.82%) Analyst
4 32 (17.20%) Test Analyst
5 31 (16.67%) Automation Tester
6 19 (10.22%) Architect
7 16 (8.60%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 16 (8.60%) Selenium Tester
8 15 (8.06%) Automation Test Analyst
8 15 (8.06%) Java Developer
8 15 (8.06%) Scala Developer
9 14 (7.53%) QA Tester
10 13 (6.99%) Java Automation Tester
11 12 (6.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 12 (6.45%) Test Engineer
12 10 (5.38%) Agile Test Analyst
12 10 (5.38%) QA Analyst
12 10 (5.38%) Software Engineer
13 8 (4.30%) QA Test Analyst
13 8 (4.30%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (35.48%) Gherkin
2 49 (26.34%) CSS
3 44 (23.66%) RESTful
4 42 (22.58%) REST
5 41 (22.04%) HTML
6 38 (20.43%) .NET
7 36 (19.35%) Node.js
8 33 (17.74%) AngularJS
9 32 (17.20%) HTML5
9 32 (17.20%) SOAP
10 31 (16.67%) Web Services
11 30 (16.13%) Spring
12 29 (15.59%) JSON
13 28 (15.05%) jQuery
14 27 (14.52%) Play Framework
15 26 (13.98%) XML
16 20 (10.75%) ASP.NET
17 18 (9.68%) Servlets
18 15 (8.06%) LESS
18 15 (8.06%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.91%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.84%) User Experience
4 4 (2.15%) NHS
5 2 (1.08%) Robotics
6 1 (0.54%) Blog
6 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.97%) Windows
2 33 (17.74%) Linux
3 22 (11.83%) Ubuntu
4 20 (10.75%) Unix
5 9 (4.84%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.69%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.15%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.54%) Android
8 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (72.58%) Test Automation
2 132 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (54.30%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (36.56%) Microservices
5 67 (36.02%) Scrum
6 63 (33.87%) DevOps
7 49 (26.34%) TDD
8 46 (24.73%) Open Source
9 44 (23.66%) Kanban
10 40 (21.51%) BDD
11 33 (17.74%) Analytics
12 32 (17.20%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (16.67%) API Testing
14 29 (15.59%) Mentoring
15 27 (14.52%) Test Strategy
16 26 (13.98%) Configuration Management
17 25 (13.44%) Continuous Delivery
18 24 (12.90%) Functional Testing
18 24 (12.90%) Test Scripting
19 23 (12.37%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 94 (50.54%) Java
2 54 (29.03%) C#
3 53 (28.49%) SQL
4 51 (27.42%) JavaScript
5 48 (25.81%) Ruby
5 48 (25.81%) Scala
6 41 (22.04%) Groovy
7 27 (14.52%) Python
8 19 (10.22%) Perl
9 18 (9.68%) Haskell
10 9 (4.84%) Bash Shell
10 9 (4.84%) PL/SQL
11 7 (3.76%) Java 8
12 4 (2.15%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (1.08%) VBA
13 2 (1.08%) VBScript
14 1 (0.54%) C
14 1 (0.54%) C++
14 1 (0.54%) PHP
14 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 15 (8.06%) SC Cleared
2 15 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.91%) ISEB
4 6 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (2.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.08%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.08%) Degree
8 1 (0.54%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (25.27%) QA
2 5 (2.69%) PMO
3 4 (2.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 55 (29.57%) Docker
2 10 (5.38%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (3.23%) LXC
Systems Management
1 41 (22.04%) Puppet
2 34 (18.28%) Kibana
3 32 (17.20%) Grafana
4 14 (7.53%) Graphite
5 8 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.23%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.15%) Terraform
8 2 (1.08%) Ansible
9 1 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 35 (18.82%) Google
2 27 (14.52%) Microsoft
3 23 (12.37%) Atlassian
4 20 (10.75%) Oracle
5 16 (8.60%) Pega
6 13 (6.99%) Splunk
7 10 (5.38%) webMethods
8 7 (3.76%) SAP
9 5 (2.69%) Adobe
10 2 (1.08%) Blue Prism
11 1 (0.54%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 1 (0.54%) EMC
11 1 (0.54%) HP
11 1 (0.54%) Niku
11 1 (0.54%) OpenText