The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 120 - 123
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% - 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.33% - 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 8
Average daily rate £360 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 - £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+128.33% -
SpecFlow
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
225 259 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.89% 9.64% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 146 145
Average daily rate £400 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £500 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £46.50 £28.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.73% -28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £23.35 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £34.15 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SpecFlow across the Berkshire region.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 2 £363 -
SpecFlow
South East

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SpecFlow.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) Data Protection
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (50.00%) QA
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
5 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) Process Management
5 2 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Product Management
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 2 (33.33%) Jenkins

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SpecFlow. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (50.00%) Tester
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
4 2 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (33.33%) Web Analyst
4 2 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
4 2 (33.33%) Web Tester
5 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
5 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Coaching
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Process Management
3 2 (33.33%) Product Management
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft