Period
to 16 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 120 108
Rank change year-on-year +70 -12 +29
Contract jobs citing Selenium 212 72 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.11% 1.50% 1.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.63% 9.73% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 35 60
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £279
90th Percentile £525 £530 £541
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.50 £47.50 £52.00
% change year-on-year -25.26% -8.65% +4.00%

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 1,138 740 874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.08% 15.38% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 481 479
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.24% +0.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £275
90th Percentile £559 £563 £500
England median daily rate £475 £463 £430
% change year-on-year +2.70% +7.62% +4.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £33.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +40.43% -25.25%
10th Percentile £42.50 £13.51 £11.50
90th Percentile £61.38 £40.05 £35.78
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 16 December 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 December 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 +19 127 £413 -8.33% 5
Birmingham +28 40 £428 -7.07% 6
Coventry +17 33 £363 +15.81% 1
Warwickshire +3 2 £425 +13.33% 5
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £408 - 2
Selenium
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 157 (74.06%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (72.17%) Test Automation
3 135 (63.68%) Cucumber
4 118 (55.66%) Java
5 112 (52.83%) Continuous Integration
6 106 (50.00%) Jenkins
7 102 (48.11%) JIRA
8 91 (42.92%) Scrum
9 89 (41.98%) Microservices
10 87 (41.04%) Confluence
11 81 (38.21%) WebDriver
12 72 (33.96%) DevOps
13 71 (33.49%) Gherkin
14 63 (29.72%) Git (software)
14 63 (29.72%) Docker
15 61 (28.77%) JavaScript
15 61 (28.77%) C#
16 57 (26.89%) REST
17 55 (25.94%) SQL
18 53 (25.00%) Kanban
19 52 (24.53%) BDD
19 52 (24.53%) CSS
20 49 (23.11%) TDD
21 48 (22.64%) Puppet
21 48 (22.64%) MongoDB
21 48 (22.64%) Scala
22 47 (22.17%) HTML
23 45 (21.23%) QA
23 45 (21.23%) Node.js
24 44 (20.75%) Groovy

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 87 (41.04%) Confluence
2 30 (14.15%) Documentum
3 24 (11.32%) Tomcat
4 19 (8.96%) nginx
5 16 (7.55%) WebLogic
6 12 (5.66%) Apache
7 10 (4.72%) JBoss
8 8 (3.77%) CMS
9 7 (3.30%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.47%) Captiva
Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.47%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (1.89%) SAP FI-CA
1 4 (1.89%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (19.34%) GitHub
2 36 (16.98%) Google Analytics
3 31 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (7.55%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (5.66%) Slack
6 8 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (3.30%) Office 365
8 4 (1.89%) IaaS
9 3 (1.42%) Azure Functions
9 3 (1.42%) PaaS
9 3 (1.42%) Serverless
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.47%) Boomi
10 1 (0.47%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.47%) Route 53
10 1 (0.47%) SaaS
10 1 (0.47%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.79%) TCP/IP
2 23 (10.85%) HTTP
3 22 (10.38%) SSL
4 11 (5.19%) Skype
5 1 (0.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (22.64%) MongoDB
2 25 (11.79%) SQL Server
3 22 (10.38%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.19%) Relational Database
5 10 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.30%) MySQL
7 7 (3.30%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.47%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 135 (63.68%) Cucumber
2 106 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 102 (48.11%) JIRA
4 81 (38.21%) WebDriver
5 63 (29.72%) Git (software)
6 39 (18.40%) Gatling
6 39 (18.40%) IntelliJ
7 37 (17.45%) gulp
8 36 (16.98%) SoapUI
8 36 (16.98%) Sublime Text
9 28 (13.21%) Maven
10 23 (10.85%) Grunt
11 22 (10.38%) Ant
11 22 (10.38%) Karma Test Runner
12 20 (9.43%) JMeter
12 20 (9.43%) JUnit
13 19 (8.96%) SpecFlow
14 17 (8.02%) Visual Studio Code
15 16 (7.55%) Bitbucket
15 16 (7.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (2.36%) Retail
2 4 (1.89%) Marketing
3 3 (1.42%) Finance
4 2 (0.94%) Games
5 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (31.60%) Tester
2 65 (30.66%) Developer
3 52 (24.53%) Automation Tester
4 35 (16.51%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 35 (16.51%) Selenium Tester
5 34 (16.04%) Analyst
6 32 (15.09%) Java Automation Tester
7 31 (14.62%) Test Analyst
8 18 (8.49%) Scala Developer
9 16 (7.55%) Java Developer
10 15 (7.08%) Architect
10 15 (7.08%) Senior Automation Tester
10 15 (7.08%) Senior Tester
11 14 (6.60%) Test Engineer
12 12 (5.66%) Automation Test Analyst
13 11 (5.19%) QA Tester
14 10 (4.72%) Software Engineer
15 9 (4.25%) QA Analyst
15 9 (4.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
16 8 (3.77%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (33.49%) Gherkin
2 57 (26.89%) REST
3 52 (24.53%) CSS
4 47 (22.17%) HTML
5 45 (21.23%) Node.js
6 43 (20.28%) .NET
7 39 (18.40%) RESTful
8 36 (16.98%) AngularJS
9 35 (16.51%) HTML5
10 31 (14.62%) Play Framework
11 29 (13.68%) jQuery
11 29 (13.68%) SOAP
11 29 (13.68%) Web Services
12 28 (13.21%) Spring
13 27 (12.74%) XML
14 25 (11.79%) JSON
15 19 (8.96%) ASP.NET
15 19 (8.96%) Servlets
16 18 (8.49%) LESS
16 18 (8.49%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.25%) User Experience
3 8 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.89%) NHS
5 3 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.47%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.92%) Windows
2 30 (14.15%) Linux
3 23 (10.85%) Ubuntu
3 23 (10.85%) Unix
4 11 (5.19%) Mac OS
5 4 (1.89%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.47%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (74.06%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (72.17%) Test Automation
3 112 (52.83%) Continuous Integration
4 91 (42.92%) Scrum
5 89 (41.98%) Microservices
6 72 (33.96%) DevOps
7 53 (25.00%) Kanban
8 52 (24.53%) BDD
9 49 (23.11%) TDD
10 37 (17.45%) Open Source
11 36 (16.98%) Analytics
11 36 (16.98%) SOA
12 35 (16.51%) Continuous Delivery
13 34 (16.04%) Domain-Driven Design
14 33 (15.57%) Mentoring
15 30 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (13.21%) Test Strategy
17 27 (12.74%) API Testing
17 27 (12.74%) Coaching
18 25 (11.79%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (55.66%) Java
2 61 (28.77%) C#
2 61 (28.77%) JavaScript
3 55 (25.94%) SQL
4 48 (22.64%) Scala
5 44 (20.75%) Groovy
6 41 (19.34%) Ruby
7 24 (11.32%) Python
8 20 (9.43%) Perl
9 19 (8.96%) Haskell
9 19 (8.96%) Java 8
10 11 (5.19%) Bash Shell
11 9 (4.25%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.89%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.94%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.94%) VBA
13 2 (0.94%) VBScript
14 1 (0.47%) VB
14 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (6.13%) ISTQB
2 10 (4.72%) ISEB
3 8 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.89%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.47%) CCA
7 1 (0.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (21.23%) QA
2 5 (2.36%) PMO
3 4 (1.89%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.47%) GDPR
5 1 (0.47%) WCAG
System Software
1 63 (29.72%) Docker
2 7 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.42%) LXC
Systems Management
1 48 (22.64%) Puppet
2 36 (16.98%) Kibana
3 35 (16.51%) Grafana
4 16 (7.55%) Graphite
5 9 (4.25%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.89%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.89%) Terraform
8 2 (0.94%) Ansible
9 1 (0.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 39 (18.40%) Google
2 33 (15.57%) Atlassian
3 30 (14.15%) Pega
4 26 (12.26%) Microsoft
5 25 (11.79%) Oracle
6 14 (6.60%) Splunk
7 11 (5.19%) webMethods
8 7 (3.30%) SAP
9 5 (2.36%) Adobe
10 3 (1.42%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.47%) BEA
11 1 (0.47%) Blue Prism
11 1 (0.47%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 1 (0.47%) Dell
11 1 (0.47%) EMC
11 1 (0.47%) HP
11 1 (0.47%) Niku
11 1 (0.47%) OpenText