Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 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
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 77 94 73
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21 +49
Contract jobs citing Selenium 36 100 142
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.95% 2.16% 2.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.00% 10.43% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 62 76
Median daily rate £424 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.35% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £335 £313 £313
90th Percentile £484 £526 £600
England median daily rate £436 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +0.29% +2.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11% -10.00%

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 300 959 904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.23% 20.75% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 617 565
Median daily rate £441 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +4.65% +1.78%
10th Percentile £323 £325 £305
90th Percentile £567 £588 £562
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -23.08%
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +1.19%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Selenium in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Selenium in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Selenium in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Selenium in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Selenium in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Selenium in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Selenium in the West Midlands

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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 11 July 2020. 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 18 £415 -1.19%
Birmingham +35 10 £400 -5.88% 2
Coventry +8 5 £463 -2.89% 1
Staffordshire +11 1 - - 1
Selenium
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 27 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (58.33%) Cucumber
4 19 (52.78%) Test Scripting
4 19 (52.78%) Java
5 17 (47.22%) ISTQB
5 17 (47.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (47.22%) Customer Requirements
6 16 (44.44%) Unix
7 15 (41.67%) Azure
8 14 (38.89%) SQL
8 14 (38.89%) Oracle
9 13 (36.11%) Windows
9 13 (36.11%) JIRA
9 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
10 12 (33.33%) JSON
10 12 (33.33%) Jenkins
10 12 (33.33%) JMeter
10 12 (33.33%) C#
10 12 (33.33%) WebLogic
10 12 (33.33%) XML
10 12 (33.33%) Toad
10 12 (33.33%) DevOps
11 10 (27.78%) ISEB
11 10 (27.78%) TDD
11 10 (27.78%) SoapUI
11 10 (27.78%) Postman
12 9 (25.00%) Public Sector
12 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (25.00%) Mule

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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 12 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 9 (25.00%) Mule
3 7 (19.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (19.44%) SAP FI-CA
2 3 (8.33%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (41.67%) Azure
2 6 (16.67%) AWS
3 5 (13.89%) Tricentis Tosca
4 1 (2.78%) GCP
4 1 (2.78%) GitHub
4 1 (2.78%) NuGet
4 1 (2.78%) PaaS
4 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Apache Hive
1 7 (19.44%) Hadoop
1 7 (19.44%) MongoDB
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 4 (11.11%) MySQL
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (58.33%) Cucumber
2 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
2 13 (36.11%) JIRA
3 12 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 12 (33.33%) JMeter
3 12 (33.33%) Toad
4 10 (27.78%) Postman
4 10 (27.78%) SoapUI
5 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (11.11%) Mocha
6 4 (11.11%) MSTest
6 4 (11.11%) NUnit
6 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
7 2 (5.56%) Babel
7 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
7 2 (5.56%) SonarQube
7 2 (5.56%) webpack
8 1 (2.78%) Appium
8 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
1 11 (30.56%) Test Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Tester
3 7 (19.44%) Automation Tester
3 7 (19.44%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Tester
6 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Developer in Test
6 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Lead .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Developer
6 2 (5.56%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) JSON
1 12 (33.33%) XML
2 7 (19.44%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (16.67%) SOAP
4 5 (13.89%) .NET
5 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.33%) REST
6 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Core
6 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.56%) Autofac
6 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.56%) Jest
6 2 (5.56%) Spring
6 2 (5.56%) Swagger
6 2 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (2.78%) Node.js
7 1 (2.78%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Unix
2 13 (36.11%) Windows
3 9 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (5.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (52.78%) Test Scripting
4 17 (47.22%) Customer Requirements
5 12 (33.33%) DevOps
6 10 (27.78%) TDD
7 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (22.22%) Scrum
9 7 (19.44%) Analytics
9 7 (19.44%) BDD
9 7 (19.44%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (19.44%) Data Analytics
9 7 (19.44%) Microservices
9 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
10 6 (16.67%) API Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
11 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 3 (8.33%) OO
11 3 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) Java
2 14 (38.89%) SQL
3 12 (33.33%) C#
4 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.89%) Python
5 4 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 3 (8.33%) TypeScript
7 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.56%) Ruby
7 2 (5.56%) Scala
8 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.78%) Go
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) ISTQB
1 17 (47.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (27.78%) ISEB
3 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.78%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) HDFS
2 6 (16.67%) Docker
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 5 (13.89%) Rancher
3 2 (5.56%) Ansible
3 2 (5.56%) Puppet
4 1 (2.78%) HP ALM
4 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Oracle
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.22%) SAP
3 8 (22.22%) webMethods
4 1 (2.78%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.78%) New Relic
4 1 (2.78%) Sonatype
4 1 (2.78%) Splunk
4 1 (2.78%) VMware