Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 75 105
Rank change year-on-year 0 +30 +17
Contract jobs citing Selenium 143 120 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.91% 2.52% 1.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.32% 14.89% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 64 47
West Midlands median daily rate £419 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +19.64% +12.00%
10th Percentile £310 £276 £263
90th Percentile £500 £612 £530
England median daily rate £440 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £34.50 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% - -

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 1,161 806 648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.66% 16.90% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 511 385
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £275 £263
90th Percentile £588 £588 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +26.15% +58.54%
10th Percentile £12.00 £24.50 £23.10
90th Percentile £58.00 £48.75 £40.13
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.66% -3.19%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 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
Shropshire +6 70 £420 -17.65%
Birmingham -14 26 £425 +1.49% 7
Coventry -5 25 £413 +26.73% 1
Worcestershire -7 6 £344 +37.50% 3
Warwickshire +3 2 £350 -6.67% 1
Staffordshire +2 2 - - 4
Wolverhampton +2 1 £448 +19.33%
Selenium
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 108 (75.52%) Test Automation
2 100 (69.93%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (65.73%) Cucumber
4 84 (58.74%) Java
5 59 (41.26%) Scrum
5 59 (41.26%) WebDriver
6 57 (39.86%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (38.46%) JIRA
8 54 (37.76%) Confluence
9 52 (36.36%) Jenkins
10 49 (34.27%) BDD
11 43 (30.07%) Microservices
12 40 (27.97%) SQL
13 38 (26.57%) REST
13 38 (26.57%) DevOps
14 33 (23.08%) Pega
14 33 (23.08%) Kanban
15 31 (21.68%) Documentum
16 29 (20.28%) SoapUI
17 27 (18.88%) Maven
17 27 (18.88%) Test Strategy
18 25 (17.48%) C#
18 25 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (17.48%) Continuous Delivery
19 24 (16.78%) SOA
20 23 (16.08%) Oracle
20 23 (16.08%) Atlassian
20 23 (16.08%) QA
20 23 (16.08%) Git (software)
21 22 (15.38%) SOAP

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 54 (37.76%) Confluence
2 31 (21.68%) Documentum
3 12 (8.39%) WebLogic
4 11 (7.69%) CMS
5 9 (6.29%) Tomcat
6 6 (4.20%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (2.10%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.70%) Apache
8 1 (0.70%) JBoss
8 1 (0.70%) nginx
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) SAP FI-CA
1 4 (2.80%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.09%) GitHub
2 11 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 5 (3.50%) Azure Functions
4 5 (3.50%) IaaS
4 5 (3.50%) PaaS
4 5 (3.50%) Serverless
5 4 (2.80%) Google Analytics
5 4 (2.80%) Slack
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.70%) Boomi
6 1 (0.70%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.10%) Skype
2 1 (0.70%) HTTP
2 1 (0.70%) Internet
2 1 (0.70%) SSH
2 1 (0.70%) SSL
2 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.89%) MongoDB
2 15 (10.49%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.59%) RDBMS
3 8 (5.59%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.70%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 94 (65.73%) Cucumber
2 59 (41.26%) WebDriver
3 55 (38.46%) JIRA
4 52 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 29 (20.28%) SoapUI
6 27 (18.88%) Maven
7 23 (16.08%) Git (software)
8 19 (13.29%) SpecFlow
9 12 (8.39%) JMeter
10 11 (7.69%) Visual Studio
11 10 (6.99%) GitLab
11 10 (6.99%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (6.29%) Toad
13 7 (4.90%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (3.50%) Artifactory
14 5 (3.50%) Gatling
14 5 (3.50%) gulp
14 5 (3.50%) Protractor
15 4 (2.80%) IntelliJ
15 4 (2.80%) Sublime Text
General
1 5 (3.50%) Finance
2 2 (1.40%) Games
2 2 (1.40%) Legal
3 1 (0.70%) Advertising
3 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (44.76%) Tester
2 48 (33.57%) Automation Tester
3 38 (26.57%) Selenium Tester
4 37 (25.87%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 31 (21.68%) Java Automation Tester
6 28 (19.58%) Developer
7 24 (16.78%) Analyst
7 24 (16.78%) Test Analyst
8 12 (8.39%) Senior Automation Tester
8 12 (8.39%) Senior Tester
9 11 (7.69%) Test Engineer
10 9 (6.29%) QA Tester
11 8 (5.59%) Java Developer in Test
12 7 (4.90%) Agile Tester
12 7 (4.90%) Automation Test Analyst
12 7 (4.90%) Developer in Test
12 7 (4.90%) Documentum Developer
12 7 (4.90%) Java Developer
13 5 (3.50%) Integration Tester
13 5 (3.50%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (26.57%) REST
2 22 (15.38%) SOAP
3 21 (14.69%) Gherkin
3 21 (14.69%) XML
4 17 (11.89%) HTML
5 15 (10.49%) .NET
5 15 (10.49%) CSS
6 13 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 12 (8.39%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (7.69%) Node.js
8 11 (7.69%) RESTful
8 11 (7.69%) Web Services
9 10 (6.99%) JSON
10 9 (6.29%) Spring
11 8 (5.59%) HTML5
11 8 (5.59%) JSP
11 8 (5.59%) XSD
12 7 (4.90%) WDK
13 6 (4.20%) React
14 5 (3.50%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.40%) User Experience
4 1 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.89%) Unix
2 11 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (2.10%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.70%) Linux
4 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (75.52%) Test Automation
2 100 (69.93%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (41.26%) Scrum
4 57 (39.86%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (34.27%) BDD
6 43 (30.07%) Microservices
7 38 (26.57%) DevOps
8 33 (23.08%) Kanban
9 27 (18.88%) Test Strategy
10 25 (17.48%) Continuous Delivery
11 24 (16.78%) SOA
12 22 (15.38%) Content Management
13 21 (14.69%) Domain-Driven Design
14 19 (13.29%) API Testing
14 19 (13.29%) TDD
14 19 (13.29%) Test Scripting
15 18 (12.59%) Workflow
16 15 (10.49%) Mentoring
16 15 (10.49%) Performance Testing
16 15 (10.49%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 84 (58.74%) Java
2 40 (27.97%) SQL
3 25 (17.48%) C#
4 21 (14.69%) JavaScript
5 20 (13.99%) Java 8
6 9 (6.29%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.50%) Groovy
7 5 (3.50%) Scala
8 4 (2.80%) Ruby
9 3 (2.10%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.10%) PHP
10 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.40%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.70%) Perl
11 1 (0.70%) Python
11 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.70%) VB
11 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.70%) VB6
11 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 12 (8.39%) ISEB
3 11 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (6.99%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.90%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.40%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.08%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (13.29%) Puppet
2 8 (5.59%) Kubernetes
3 7 (4.90%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (2.80%) Grafana
4 4 (2.80%) Kibana
5 3 (2.10%) Graphite
6 2 (1.40%) Ansible
6 2 (1.40%) HP ALM
6 2 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.70%) Nessus
7 1 (0.70%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 33 (23.08%) Pega
2 23 (16.08%) Atlassian
2 23 (16.08%) Oracle
3 10 (6.99%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.99%) SAP
4 6 (4.20%) webMethods
5 5 (3.50%) Google
6 4 (2.80%) Freshdesk
6 4 (2.80%) Splunk
7 3 (2.10%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.40%) Citrix
8 2 (1.40%) ESRI
8 2 (1.40%) HP
9 1 (0.70%) BEA
9 1 (0.70%) Dell
9 1 (0.70%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.70%) Informatica