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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 92 89
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 26 51 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.30% 1.69% 1.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.07% 11.33% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 39 24
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £150 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £454 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +2.81% +1.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £48.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year -2.06% +44.77%  

Selenium is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 322 450 266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.04% 14.91% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 266 178
Median daily rate £475 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 7
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £21.40 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.60 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

Selenium
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Selenium as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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

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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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +7 8 £500 +20.48% 1
Warwickshire +11 6 £375 -6.25% 2
Birmingham +2 4 £350 +133.33% 7
Coventry +13 2 £425 - 2
Staffordshire +1 1 £338 +68.75% 3
Selenium
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (58.93%) Test Automation
3 32 (57.14%) Java
4 23 (41.07%) SQL
4 23 (41.07%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (32.14%) JavaScript
6 17 (30.36%) Git (software)
6 17 (30.36%) Scala
7 16 (28.57%) Open Source
7 16 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 16 (28.57%) HTML
7 16 (28.57%) J2EE
8 15 (26.79%) C#
8 15 (26.79%) CSS
8 15 (26.79%) IntelliJ
8 15 (26.79%) TDD
8 15 (26.79%) Hibernate
8 15 (26.79%) MongoDB
8 15 (26.79%) AngularJS
9 14 (25.00%) Python
9 14 (25.00%) XML
10 13 (23.21%) Linux
10 13 (23.21%) HTTP
10 13 (23.21%) Scrum
11 12 (21.43%) Jenkins
11 12 (21.43%) Puppet
11 12 (21.43%) HTML5
11 12 (21.43%) QA
11 12 (21.43%) TCP/IP
11 12 (21.43%) SSL

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 9 (16.07%) Apache
1 9 (16.07%) JBoss
1 9 (16.07%) WebLogic
2 6 (10.71%) nginx
2 6 (10.71%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.79%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) GitHub
2 6 (10.71%) Google Analytics
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.79%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.79%) Route 53
4 1 (1.79%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) HTTP
2 12 (21.43%) SSL
2 12 (21.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (30.36%) Git (software)
2 16 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 15 (26.79%) IntelliJ
4 12 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 11 (19.64%) JUnit
6 9 (16.07%) Eclipse
7 8 (14.29%) JIRA
8 7 (12.50%) WebDriver
9 6 (10.71%) Ant
9 6 (10.71%) Gatling
9 6 (10.71%) Grunt
9 6 (10.71%) gulp
9 6 (10.71%) HP UFT
9 6 (10.71%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (10.71%) Sublime Text
10 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
11 4 (7.14%) JMeter
11 4 (7.14%) SpecFlow
11 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
12 3 (5.36%) YouTrack
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Automotive
3 1 (1.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Developer
2 13 (23.21%) Scala Developer
3 11 (19.64%) Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Test Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Tester
5 5 (8.93%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.14%) QA Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Test Leader
7 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (5.36%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Agile Tester
8 2 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) QA Test Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) HTML
1 16 (28.57%) J2EE
2 15 (26.79%) AngularJS
2 15 (26.79%) CSS
2 15 (26.79%) Hibernate
3 14 (25.00%) XML
4 12 (21.43%) HTML5
4 12 (21.43%) SOAP
5 11 (19.64%) JSON
6 10 (17.86%) .NET
6 10 (17.86%) REST
7 9 (16.07%) EJB
7 9 (16.07%) J2SE
7 9 (16.07%) Play Framework
7 9 (16.07%) Spring
8 8 (14.29%) Gherkin
8 8 (14.29%) jQuery
9 7 (12.50%) Node.js
10 6 (10.71%) Akka
10 6 (10.71%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Linux
2 12 (21.43%) Unix
3 6 (10.71%) Ubuntu
3 6 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (58.93%) Test Automation
3 23 (41.07%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (28.57%) Open Source
5 15 (26.79%) TDD
6 13 (23.21%) Scrum
7 10 (17.86%) Configuration Management
7 10 (17.86%) DevOps
8 9 (16.07%) Microservices
9 8 (14.29%) BDD
9 8 (14.29%) Integration Testing
10 7 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 6 (10.71%) Analytics
11 6 (10.71%) Defect Management
11 6 (10.71%) Mathematics
12 4 (7.14%) Functional Testing
12 4 (7.14%) Performance Testing
12 4 (7.14%) Software Testing
12 4 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 32 (57.14%) Java
2 23 (41.07%) SQL
3 18 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 17 (30.36%) Scala
5 15 (26.79%) C#
6 14 (25.00%) Python
7 10 (17.86%) Ruby
8 7 (12.50%) Groovy
8 7 (12.50%) Perl
9 6 (10.71%) Haskell
10 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.57%) VB
10 2 (3.57%) VBScript
11 1 (1.79%) C++
11 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
1 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.93%) ISEB
3 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (17.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (21.43%) Puppet
2 6 (10.71%) Grafana
2 6 (10.71%) Kibana
3 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.79%) Ansible
4 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) webMethods
2 7 (12.50%) Adobe
2 7 (12.50%) Google
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) Remedy
5 2 (3.57%) CODA
6 1 (1.79%) CollabNet
6 1 (1.79%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) SOASTA, Inc
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