Period
to 17 September 2019

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 September 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 63 128
Rank change year-on-year -40 +65 -13
Contract jobs citing Selenium 71 176 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.67% 3.47% 1.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.07% 18.80% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 86 31
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +5.59% -2.42%
10th Percentile £310 £316 £300
90th Percentile £525 £575 £510
England median daily rate £445 £446 £425
% change year-on-year -0.16% +4.87% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £45.84 £37.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +22.23% -21.05% -8.65%

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 783 936 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.46% 18.46% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 580 447
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £429 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +0.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £275
90th Percentile £587 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +60.00% +18.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £21.60 £13.41
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.20 £37.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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

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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

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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 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Selenium in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor 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 17 September 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
Coventry -2 27 £463 +15.63% 2
Birmingham -21 21 £425 -0.29% 8
Shropshire -30 18 £438 +2.94% 2
Warwickshire +8 1 £370 -32.73% 2
Staffordshire - 1 - - 5
Solihull - 1 £375 - 1
Selenium
England

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

1 58 (81.69%) Test Automation
2 51 (71.83%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (50.70%) Cucumber
4 31 (43.66%) Java
5 25 (35.21%) C#
6 23 (32.39%) QA
7 22 (30.99%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (29.58%) JIRA
8 21 (29.58%) SQL
8 21 (29.58%) WebDriver
9 20 (28.17%) Confluence
9 20 (28.17%) BDD
10 19 (26.76%) SpecFlow
10 19 (26.76%) Jenkins
11 18 (25.35%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (23.94%) DevOps
12 17 (23.94%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (22.54%) SDLC
13 16 (22.54%) GitHub
13 16 (22.54%) Gherkin
14 14 (19.72%) Azure
14 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
14 14 (19.72%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (19.72%) API Testing
15 13 (18.31%) Test Strategy
15 13 (18.31%) AngularJS
16 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
17 11 (15.49%) Scrum
17 11 (15.49%) SoapUI
18 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared

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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 20 (28.17%) Confluence
2 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.23%) Documentum
4 2 (2.82%) Apache
4 2 (2.82%) CMS
4 2 (2.82%) nginx
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.41%) IIS
5 1 (1.41%) JBoss
5 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.41%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.54%) GitHub
2 14 (19.72%) Azure
3 5 (7.04%) AWS
4 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.82%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.41%) IaaS
5 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.82%) HTTP
2 2 (2.82%) SSL
3 1 (1.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.63%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.82%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.41%) MySQL
5 1 (1.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 36 (50.70%) Cucumber
2 21 (29.58%) JIRA
2 21 (29.58%) WebDriver
3 19 (26.76%) Jenkins
3 19 (26.76%) SpecFlow
4 14 (19.72%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (15.49%) SoapUI
6 8 (11.27%) Git (software)
6 8 (11.27%) JMeter
7 6 (8.45%) Gatling
7 6 (8.45%) Maven
8 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (5.63%) GitLab
10 3 (4.23%) Ant
10 3 (4.23%) Artifactory
10 3 (4.23%) JUnit
10 3 (4.23%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.82%) IntelliJ
11 2 (2.82%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (7.04%) Public Sector
2 4 (5.63%) Retail
3 3 (4.23%) Finance
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Police
Job Titles
1 26 (36.62%) Tester
2 19 (26.76%) Automation Tester
3 15 (21.13%) Analyst
4 14 (19.72%) Developer
5 13 (18.31%) Test Analyst
6 9 (12.68%) Selenium Tester
6 9 (12.68%) Test Engineer
7 8 (11.27%) Java Automation Tester
8 7 (9.86%) Java Developer
8 7 (9.86%) QA Tester
8 7 (9.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 6 (8.45%) Test Automation Specialist
9 6 (8.45%) Test Specialist
10 5 (7.04%) Agile Tester
10 5 (7.04%) Developer in Test
10 5 (7.04%) Development Engineer
10 5 (7.04%) QA Automation Tester
10 5 (7.04%) Software Development Engineer
10 5 (7.04%) Software Test Engineer
10 5 (7.04%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.54%) Gherkin
2 13 (18.31%) AngularJS
3 10 (14.08%) Spring
4 9 (12.68%) CSS
4 9 (12.68%) RESTful
4 9 (12.68%) SOAP
5 8 (11.27%) .NET
5 8 (11.27%) XML
6 6 (8.45%) REST
7 4 (5.63%) Node.js
7 4 (5.63%) Web Services
8 3 (4.23%) Hibernate
8 3 (4.23%) HTML
8 3 (4.23%) jQuery
9 2 (2.82%) J2EE
9 2 (2.82%) JSON
9 2 (2.82%) JSP
9 2 (2.82%) Servlets
9 2 (2.82%) WDK
9 2 (2.82%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) User Experience
3 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.82%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Unix
3 2 (2.82%) Linux
3 2 (2.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (81.69%) Test Automation
2 51 (71.83%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (30.99%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (28.17%) BDD
5 17 (23.94%) DevOps
5 17 (23.94%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (22.54%) SDLC
7 14 (19.72%) API Testing
7 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
8 13 (18.31%) Test Strategy
9 11 (15.49%) Scrum
10 8 (11.27%) Manual Testing
10 8 (11.27%) Migration
10 8 (11.27%) TDD
11 7 (9.86%) Load Testing
11 7 (9.86%) Open Source
11 7 (9.86%) Pair Programming
11 7 (9.86%) Performance Testing
11 7 (9.86%) SDET
11 7 (9.86%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.66%) Java
2 25 (35.21%) C#
3 21 (29.58%) SQL
4 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.27%) Java 8
6 6 (8.45%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.63%) C
7 4 (5.63%) Python
8 3 (4.23%) Groovy
9 2 (2.82%) Haskell
9 2 (2.82%) Perl
9 2 (2.82%) Ruby
9 2 (2.82%) Scala
10 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.27%) ISTQB
2 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) ISEB
3 5 (7.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.23%) Degree
5 2 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (32.39%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) Docker
2 1 (1.41%) Postfix
2 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Puppet
2 2 (2.82%) Ansible
2 2 (2.82%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (2.82%) Grafana
2 2 (2.82%) Kibana
2 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle
3 5 (7.04%) Pega
4 4 (5.63%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.23%) SAP
6 2 (2.82%) Adobe
6 2 (2.82%) Citrix
6 2 (2.82%) ESRI
6 2 (2.82%) Google
7 1 (1.41%) HP
7 1 (1.41%) Splunk
7 1 (1.41%) webMethods