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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Selenium
England / West Midlands
Rank 88 93 112
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19  
Contract jobs citing Selenium 30 37 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.30% 1.37% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.90% 8.77% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 5
Median daily rate £344 £306 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.24% -34.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £135 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £359 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.95 £45.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +30.26% +0.55%  

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 303 422 226
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.16% 15.66% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 220 130
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 16
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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

Selenium
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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +33 10 £500 - 2
Birmingham -1 8 £325 +140.74% 5
Coventry +3 5 £275 -15.38% 3
Staffordshire 0 4 £325 +1.96% 4
Warwickshire -5 2 £375 +38.88% 3
Selenium
England

Selenium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 53 (64.63%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (43.90%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (39.02%) Cucumber
4 31 (37.80%) Jenkins
4 31 (37.80%) Java
5 27 (32.93%) Git (software)
6 25 (30.49%) Test Automation
7 22 (26.83%) QA
7 22 (26.83%) JavaScript
7 22 (26.83%) TDD
8 21 (25.61%) Automated Testing
9 20 (24.39%) HTML
9 20 (24.39%) Scrum
10 19 (23.17%) Linux
10 19 (23.17%) Open Source
11 18 (21.95%) DevOps
11 18 (21.95%) Puppet
11 18 (21.95%) AngularJS
12 17 (20.73%) BDD
12 17 (20.73%) .NET
13 16 (19.51%) JUnit
13 16 (19.51%) TCP/IP
13 16 (19.51%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (18.29%) C#
14 15 (18.29%) SQL
14 15 (18.29%) CSS
14 15 (18.29%) WebDriver
15 14 (17.07%) JIRA
16 13 (15.85%) Scala
16 13 (15.85%) Functional Testing

Selenium
Top Related 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 (9.76%) Confluence
2 6 (7.32%) nginx
2 6 (7.32%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.66%) Apache
3 3 (3.66%) Documentum
3 3 (3.66%) JBoss
3 3 (3.66%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) GitHub
2 6 (7.32%) Google Analytics
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.51%) TCP/IP
2 10 (12.20%) HTTP
3 9 (10.98%) SSL
4 7 (8.54%) DNS
4 7 (8.54%) LDAP
5 2 (2.44%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) MongoDB
2 8 (9.76%) NoSQL
3 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (39.02%) Cucumber
2 31 (37.80%) Jenkins
3 27 (32.93%) Git (software)
4 16 (19.51%) JUnit
5 15 (18.29%) WebDriver
6 14 (17.07%) JIRA
7 11 (13.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (13.41%) Subversion
8 9 (10.98%) IntelliJ
8 9 (10.98%) SpecFlow
9 8 (9.76%) Ant
9 8 (9.76%) Apache Ivy
9 8 (9.76%) ClearCase
9 8 (9.76%) ClearQuest
9 8 (9.76%) Gatling
9 8 (9.76%) Karma Test Runner
10 7 (8.54%) Grunt
10 7 (8.54%) gulp
10 7 (8.54%) SoapUI
11 6 (7.32%) Sublime Text
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Games
3 1 (1.22%) Advertising
3 1 (1.22%) Automotive
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (25.61%) Developer
2 13 (15.85%) Tester
3 11 (13.41%) Analyst
3 11 (13.41%) Test Analyst
4 10 (12.20%) Automation Tester
4 10 (12.20%) QA Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) Scala Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) Test Leader
7 6 (7.32%) Automation Test Lead
7 6 (7.32%) DevOps Specialist
7 6 (7.32%) Test Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior QA Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) QA Test Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Agile Tester
10 3 (3.66%) Angular Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.39%) HTML
2 18 (21.95%) AngularJS
3 17 (20.73%) .NET
4 15 (18.29%) CSS
5 13 (15.85%) XML
6 12 (14.63%) HTML5
7 11 (13.41%) Gherkin
7 11 (13.41%) jQuery
8 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET
8 10 (12.20%) JSON
8 10 (12.20%) Node.js
9 9 (10.98%) Spring
10 8 (9.76%) J2EE
11 6 (7.32%) Play Framework
11 6 (7.32%) React
11 6 (7.32%) REST
11 6 (7.32%) RESTful
11 6 (7.32%) Servlets
11 6 (7.32%) Web Services
12 5 (6.10%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.66%) User Experience
3 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.17%) Linux
2 13 (15.85%) Unix
3 8 (9.76%) AIX
3 8 (9.76%) Apple iOS
3 8 (9.76%) Windows
4 6 (7.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (64.63%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (43.90%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (30.49%) Test Automation
4 22 (26.83%) TDD
5 21 (25.61%) Automated Testing
6 20 (24.39%) Scrum
7 19 (23.17%) Open Source
8 18 (21.95%) DevOps
9 17 (20.73%) BDD
10 16 (19.51%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (15.85%) Configuration Management
11 13 (15.85%) Functional Testing
12 11 (13.41%) Automation Testing
12 11 (13.41%) Performance Testing
12 11 (13.41%) Test Scripting
13 8 (9.76%) Use Case
14 7 (8.54%) MVC
14 7 (8.54%) OO
14 7 (8.54%) User Stories
15 6 (7.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 31 (37.80%) Java
2 22 (26.83%) JavaScript
3 15 (18.29%) C#
3 15 (18.29%) SQL
4 13 (15.85%) Scala
5 12 (14.63%) Python
6 11 (13.41%) Ruby
7 8 (9.76%) Groovy
8 6 (7.32%) Haskell
8 6 (7.32%) Perl
9 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.22%) C++
10 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.22%) VB
10 1 (1.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (14.63%) ISEB
1 12 (14.63%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.66%) Degree
2 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.83%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (21.95%) Puppet
2 12 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (10.98%) Ansible
4 6 (7.32%) Grafana
4 6 (7.32%) Kibana
5 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.44%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.32%) Google
3 5 (6.10%) SOASTA, Inc
4 3 (3.66%) Adobe
4 3 (3.66%) F5
4 3 (3.66%) Remedy
4 3 (3.66%) webMethods
5 2 (2.44%) CODA
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle
6 1 (1.22%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.22%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.22%) HP
6 1 (1.22%) Pega
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