Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 119 115
Rank change year-on-year +48 -4 +24
Contract jobs citing Selenium 142 55 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.76% 1.24% 1.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.69% 7.89% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 40 73
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £315 £263 £150
90th Percentile £600 £510 £475
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £59.31
% change year-on-year -10.00% -15.70% +58.16%

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 905 697 919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.58% 15.74% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 468 517
West Midlands median daily rate £429 £418 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +5.70% +12.86%
10th Percentile £303 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £553 £506
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -9.72% +9.09%
10th Percentile £17.03 £23.75 £19.60
90th Percentile £42.50 £41.31 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 15 July 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 15 July 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
Shropshire +14 53 £468 -6.50% 4
Birmingham +17 50 £413 +20.00% 13
Coventry -4 23 £400 +28.00% 2
Herefordshire - 4 £375 - 1
Solihull -8 1 - - 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Selenium
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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.

1 117 (82.39%) Agile Software Development
1 117 (82.39%) Test Automation
2 74 (52.11%) Cucumber
3 72 (50.70%) BDD
4 62 (43.66%) JIRA
5 57 (40.14%) Java
6 54 (38.03%) DevOps
7 53 (37.32%) WebDriver
8 49 (34.51%) Confluence
9 48 (33.80%) TDD
10 46 (32.39%) Scrum
11 42 (29.58%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (28.87%) SQL
13 37 (26.06%) Jenkins
14 35 (24.65%) Gherkin
15 32 (22.54%) C#
15 32 (22.54%) SoapUI
15 32 (22.54%) QA
15 32 (22.54%) Mentoring
16 25 (17.61%) Kanban
16 25 (17.61%) Coaching
17 24 (16.90%) SpecFlow
18 23 (16.20%) Puppet
19 22 (15.49%) RESTful
20 21 (14.79%) Open Source
20 21 (14.79%) ISTQB
20 21 (14.79%) Acceptance Criteria
21 20 (14.08%) Test Scripting
22 19 (13.38%) Pega
22 19 (13.38%) Functional Testing

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 49 (34.51%) Confluence
2 19 (13.38%) Documentum
3 6 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.23%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.52%) Apache
4 5 (3.52%) JBoss
5 4 (2.82%) nginx
6 3 (2.11%) CMS
6 3 (2.11%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.41%) Captiva
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.70%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (7.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.93%) Slack
3 6 (4.23%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (4.23%) Office 365
4 5 (3.52%) GitHub
5 4 (2.82%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.70%) IaaS
7 1 (0.70%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.93%) HTTP
2 6 (4.23%) SSL
2 6 (4.23%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.41%) Network Security
3 2 (1.41%) Skype
4 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.97%) MongoDB
2 16 (11.27%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (10.56%) MySQL
4 14 (9.86%) NoSQL
5 11 (7.75%) SQL Server
6 7 (4.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (4.93%) Redis
7 6 (4.23%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.11%) Cloud Spanner
10 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 74 (52.11%) Cucumber
2 62 (43.66%) JIRA
3 53 (37.32%) WebDriver
4 37 (26.06%) Jenkins
5 32 (22.54%) SoapUI
6 24 (16.90%) SpecFlow
7 11 (7.75%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (7.04%) HP UFT
8 10 (7.04%) Maven
8 10 (7.04%) TestRail
8 10 (7.04%) Visual Studio
9 9 (6.34%) Git (software)
10 8 (5.63%) GitLab
10 8 (5.63%) JMeter
11 7 (4.93%) Gatling
11 7 (4.93%) JUnit
12 6 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (4.23%) IntelliJ
12 6 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (4.23%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (3.52%) Finance
2 4 (2.82%) Retail
3 3 (2.11%) Automotive
3 3 (2.11%) Marketing
3 3 (2.11%) Persian Language
4 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (24.65%) Tester
2 31 (21.83%) Analyst
3 30 (21.13%) Test Analyst
4 24 (16.90%) Automation Tester
4 24 (16.90%) Developer
5 19 (13.38%) Test Leader
6 18 (12.68%) Automation Test Analyst
7 11 (7.75%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 10 (7.04%) Senior Developer
9 9 (6.34%) Architect
9 9 (6.34%) QA Tester
9 9 (6.34%) Selenium Tester
9 9 (6.34%) Test Engineer
10 7 (4.93%) Project Leader
10 7 (4.93%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 6 (4.23%) Agile Test Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) QA Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.23%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (24.65%) Gherkin
2 22 (15.49%) RESTful
3 19 (13.38%) SOAP
3 19 (13.38%) Web Services
4 18 (12.68%) .NET
4 18 (12.68%) HTML
5 17 (11.97%) CSS
5 17 (11.97%) REST
6 15 (10.56%) AngularJS
6 15 (10.56%) JSON
7 14 (9.86%) HTML5
8 12 (8.45%) Spring
9 11 (7.75%) XML
10 8 (5.63%) Node.js
11 7 (4.93%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.93%) Ajax
11 7 (4.93%) CSS3
11 7 (4.93%) Django
12 6 (4.23%) Velocity
13 5 (3.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.86%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (6.34%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.23%) User Experience
5 3 (2.11%) Robotics
6 2 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.41%) NHS
6 2 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.70%) Blog
7 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.68%) Linux
2 17 (11.97%) Unix
3 13 (9.15%) Windows
4 4 (2.82%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.41%) Android
5 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (82.39%) Agile Software Development
1 117 (82.39%) Test Automation
2 72 (50.70%) BDD
3 54 (38.03%) DevOps
4 48 (33.80%) TDD
5 46 (32.39%) Scrum
6 42 (29.58%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (22.54%) Mentoring
8 25 (17.61%) Coaching
8 25 (17.61%) Kanban
9 21 (14.79%) Acceptance Criteria
9 21 (14.79%) Open Source
10 20 (14.08%) Test Scripting
11 19 (13.38%) Functional Testing
12 18 (12.68%) API Testing
12 18 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (12.68%) Regression Testing
13 16 (11.27%) Exploratory Testing
13 16 (11.27%) User Stories
14 14 (9.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 57 (40.14%) Java
2 41 (28.87%) SQL
3 32 (22.54%) C#
4 18 (12.68%) Ruby
4 18 (12.68%) Scala
5 16 (11.27%) Python
6 13 (9.15%) JavaScript
7 10 (7.04%) PL/SQL
8 9 (6.34%) Groovy
9 5 (3.52%) Perl
10 4 (2.82%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.82%) Haskell
10 4 (2.82%) PHP
11 2 (1.41%) Java 8
11 2 (1.41%) VBScript
12 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (14.79%) ISTQB
2 17 (11.97%) SC Cleared
2 17 (11.97%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.04%) ISEB
4 9 (6.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (22.54%) QA
2 2 (1.41%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.41%) GDPR
2 2 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (12.68%) Docker
2 6 (4.23%) LXC
2 6 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (16.20%) Puppet
2 8 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.52%) Kibana
4 4 (2.82%) Grafana
5 2 (1.41%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.70%) Ansible
6 1 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (13.38%) Pega
2 18 (12.68%) Atlassian
2 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.45%) Oracle
4 5 (3.52%) Google
5 4 (2.82%) Zend
6 3 (2.11%) Blue Prism
6 3 (2.11%) webMethods
7 2 (1.41%) Adobe
7 2 (1.41%) EMC
7 2 (1.41%) OpenText
8 1 (0.70%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.70%) Splunk
8 1 (0.70%) UiPath