Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 92 133
Rank change year-on-year -19 +41 +19
Contract jobs citing Selenium 72 109 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.53% 1.99% 0.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.40% 13.57% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 53 27
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £268 £145
90th Percentile £530 £568 £341
England median daily rate £435 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +5.45% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.94 £50.00
% change year-on-year +3.41% -8.13% +25.00%

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 692 803 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.68% 14.67% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 425 232
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +12.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £218
90th Percentile £575 £510 £488
England median daily rate £470 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +9.30% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 39
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £23.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.43% -21.67% -11.63%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.42 £19.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £35.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +6.67%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Birmingham -1 24 £431 +25.45% 12
Shropshire -9 12 £400 -15.79%
Coventry +17 11 £301 -7.38% 3
Warwickshire +8 9 £375 +18.11% 1
Worcestershire 0 2 £338 -28.95% 2
Staffordshire -3 1 £300 -11.11% 2
Selenium
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 69 (95.83%) Test Automation
2 38 (52.78%) Java
3 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (34.72%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (29.17%) JMeter
6 19 (26.39%) DevOps
7 17 (23.61%) Jenkins
7 17 (23.61%) Linux
8 16 (22.22%) JSON
8 16 (22.22%) Git (software)
8 16 (22.22%) WebDriver
8 16 (22.22%) BDD
9 15 (20.83%) Unix
9 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
10 14 (19.44%) C#
10 14 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (19.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (19.44%) GitLab
11 13 (18.06%) Cucumber
11 13 (18.06%) Puppet
11 13 (18.06%) SQL
12 12 (16.67%) Shell Script
12 12 (16.67%) Subversion
12 12 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (15.28%) Ansible
13 11 (15.28%) Windows
14 10 (13.89%) Nagios
14 10 (13.89%) Middleware
14 10 (13.89%) Tivoli
14 10 (13.89%) CA

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 8 (11.11%) Apache
1 8 (11.11%) JBoss
2 6 (8.33%) IIS
2 6 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.17%) Confluence
4 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (13.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) HTTP
1 4 (5.56%) Skype
2 2 (2.78%) SSL
2 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) Hadoop
1 6 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 6 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.78%) Big Data
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (29.17%) JMeter
2 17 (23.61%) Jenkins
3 16 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 16 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 14 (19.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 14 (19.44%) GitLab
5 13 (18.06%) Cucumber
6 12 (16.67%) Subversion
7 10 (13.89%) TeamCity
8 9 (12.50%) JUnit
8 9 (12.50%) SpecFlow
9 6 (8.33%) HP UFT
10 5 (6.94%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (6.94%) SoapUI
10 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio
11 4 (5.56%) JIRA
12 2 (2.78%) Eclipse
12 2 (2.78%) Gatling
12 2 (2.78%) IntelliJ
12 2 (2.78%) JProfiler
General
1 4 (5.56%) Finance
1 4 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (1.39%) Automotive
2 1 (1.39%) Games
2 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Analyst
1 16 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) Automation Test Analyst
3 13 (18.06%) Developer
4 10 (13.89%) Tester
5 8 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 8 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 6 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Automation Test Lead
7 5 (6.94%) Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Developer in Test
7 5 (6.94%) Test Automation Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Java Developer in Test
8 4 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
9 3 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.22%) JSON
2 10 (13.89%) Middleware
3 8 (11.11%) CSS
3 8 (11.11%) HTML
4 7 (9.72%) Web Services
4 7 (9.72%) XML
5 6 (8.33%) SOAP
6 5 (6.94%) .NET
6 5 (6.94%) HTML5
6 5 (6.94%) RESTful
6 5 (6.94%) Spring
7 4 (5.56%) Ajax
7 4 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (5.56%) Play Framework
7 4 (5.56%) REST
8 3 (4.17%) CSS3
8 3 (4.17%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.78%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.78%) Guice
9 2 (2.78%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) PKI
2 6 (8.33%) DataPower
3 5 (6.94%) User Experience
4 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.56%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.56%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.78%) Robotics
6 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.61%) Linux
2 15 (20.83%) Unix
3 11 (15.28%) Windows
4 4 (5.56%) CentOS
5 1 (1.39%) Android
5 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (95.83%) Test Automation
2 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (34.72%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (26.39%) DevOps
5 16 (22.22%) BDD
6 10 (13.89%) Continuous Deployment
6 10 (13.89%) Infrastructure Management
6 10 (13.89%) ITIL
6 10 (13.89%) Load Balancing
6 10 (13.89%) Release Automation
7 9 (12.50%) Scrum
8 8 (11.11%) API Testing
8 8 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 8 (11.11%) TDD
9 7 (9.72%) Regression Testing
10 6 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (8.33%) Manual Testing
11 5 (6.94%) Build Automation
11 5 (6.94%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (52.78%) Java
2 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 14 (19.44%) C#
4 13 (18.06%) SQL
5 12 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.33%) Scala
7 5 (6.94%) Python
7 5 (6.94%) VB
7 5 (6.94%) VBScript
8 4 (5.56%) Ruby
9 3 (4.17%) Perl
9 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.39%) ES6
10 1 (1.39%) Groovy
10 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) ISEB
2 4 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) WCAG
3 1 (1.39%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (18.06%) Puppet
2 11 (15.28%) Ansible
3 10 (13.89%) Graylog
3 10 (13.89%) logstash
3 10 (13.89%) Nagios
3 10 (13.89%) Rundeck
3 10 (13.89%) Tivoli
4 7 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (6.94%) Kubernetes
5 5 (6.94%) Terraform
6 4 (5.56%) Consul
6 4 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (5.56%) Packer
Vendors
1 10 (13.89%) CA
1 10 (13.89%) Micro Focus
1 10 (13.89%) Serena
1 10 (13.89%) Splunk
2 8 (11.11%) Oracle
3 7 (9.72%) Google
4 6 (8.33%) IBM
4 6 (8.33%) Teradata
5 5 (6.94%) HP
6 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.56%) WSO2
7 2 (2.78%) Blue Prism
7 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.78%) webMethods
8 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.39%) Pega
8 1 (1.39%) SAP