Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 55 125
Rank change year-on-year -62 +70 -23
Contract jobs citing Selenium 54 204 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.39% 3.96% 1.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.33% 18.96% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 101 32
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -3.13%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £275
90th Percentile £540 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -26.32% -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 579 1,076 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.92% 20.88% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 646 476
West Midlands median daily rate £455 £433 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +2.98% +5.00%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +66.67% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £42.50 £13.46
90th Percentile £52.25 £61.38 £36.13
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +3.66%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 19 £450 +20.00% 1
Shropshire -20 18 £438 +7.36% 5
Birmingham -30 12 £338 -20.59% 15
Staffordshire - 1 - - 3
Solihull - 1 £375 - 1
Selenium
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 45 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 38 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (53.70%) Cucumber
4 22 (40.74%) Java
4 22 (40.74%) C#
5 19 (35.19%) QA
6 17 (31.48%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (31.48%) BDD
7 16 (29.63%) SpecFlow
7 16 (29.63%) Gherkin
8 15 (27.78%) SQL
8 15 (27.78%) Test Strategy
9 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
9 13 (24.07%) JIRA
9 13 (24.07%) WebDriver
9 13 (24.07%) Confluence
9 13 (24.07%) SDLC
10 11 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (20.37%) DevOps
10 11 (20.37%) GitHub
10 11 (20.37%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (20.37%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
11 10 (18.52%) Gatling
11 10 (18.52%) Jenkins
12 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 9 (16.67%) Azure
13 8 (14.81%) XML
13 8 (14.81%) Unix
13 8 (14.81%) Windows

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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 13 (24.07%) Confluence
2 4 (7.41%) Apache
3 3 (5.56%) JBoss
3 3 (5.56%) nginx
3 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.37%) GitHub
2 9 (16.67%) Azure
3 3 (5.56%) BrowserStack
3 3 (5.56%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.85%) IaaS
4 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.41%) HTTP
2 4 (7.41%) SSL
3 3 (5.56%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.70%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (53.70%) Cucumber
2 16 (29.63%) SpecFlow
3 13 (24.07%) JIRA
3 13 (24.07%) WebDriver
4 11 (20.37%) Visual Studio Team System
5 10 (18.52%) Gatling
5 10 (18.52%) Jenkins
6 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 4 (7.41%) Ant
7 4 (7.41%) Eclipse
7 4 (7.41%) IntelliJ
7 4 (7.41%) JUnit
7 4 (7.41%) SoapUI
8 3 (5.56%) Grunt
8 3 (5.56%) gulp
8 3 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (5.56%) Sublime Text
8 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.70%) JMeter
9 2 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 4 (7.41%) Public Sector
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Police
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Tester
2 16 (29.63%) Analyst
3 15 (27.78%) Automation Tester
4 14 (25.93%) Test Analyst
5 10 (18.52%) Developer
6 9 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
7 7 (12.96%) Java Automation Tester
7 7 (12.96%) QA Tester
7 7 (12.96%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 6 (11.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 6 (11.11%) Test Engineer
9 5 (9.26%) Agile Tester
9 5 (9.26%) QA Automation Tester
10 4 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (7.41%) QA Analyst
10 4 (7.41%) QA Test Analyst
11 3 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
11 3 (5.56%) Development Engineer
11 3 (5.56%) Software Development Engineer
11 3 (5.56%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) Gherkin
2 8 (14.81%) XML
3 7 (12.96%) CSS
4 6 (11.11%) HTML
4 6 (11.11%) Node.js
4 6 (11.11%) REST
5 5 (9.26%) .NET
5 5 (9.26%) AngularJS
5 5 (9.26%) SOAP
5 5 (9.26%) Spring
6 4 (7.41%) Hibernate
6 4 (7.41%) jQuery
6 4 (7.41%) JSON
7 3 (5.56%) EJB
7 3 (5.56%) HTML5
7 3 (5.56%) J2EE
7 3 (5.56%) J2SE
7 3 (5.56%) Play Framework
7 3 (5.56%) Servlets
8 2 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) User Experience
3 3 (5.56%) Robotics
4 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Unix
1 8 (14.81%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Linux
3 3 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 38 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (31.48%) BDD
3 17 (31.48%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (27.78%) Test Strategy
5 13 (24.07%) SDLC
5 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
6 11 (20.37%) DevOps
6 11 (20.37%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (14.81%) Open Source
7 8 (14.81%) Scrum
8 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
9 6 (11.11%) API Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Defect Management
9 6 (11.11%) TDD
9 6 (11.11%) User Stories
10 5 (9.26%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (9.26%) Performance Testing
11 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
11 4 (7.41%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.74%) C#
1 22 (40.74%) Java
2 15 (27.78%) SQL
3 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.96%) Scala
5 6 (11.11%) Groovy
6 5 (9.26%) Python
7 3 (5.56%) C
7 3 (5.56%) Haskell
7 3 (5.56%) Perl
7 3 (5.56%) Ruby
8 2 (3.70%) Java 8
8 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.41%) ISEB
2 4 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.56%) Degree
4 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (35.19%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Puppet
2 3 (5.56%) Grafana
2 3 (5.56%) Kibana
3 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) Adobe
4 3 (5.56%) Google
4 3 (5.56%) webMethods
5 1 (1.85%) HP
5 1 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Splunk