The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SpecFlow
London / City of London
Rank 137 123 166
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +43
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 18 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 0.94% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.58% 7.03% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 19
Median daily rate £427 £416 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £375 £305
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-33.03% +128.33%

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

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
503 427 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.05% 13.38% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 332 589
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow 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 City of London region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 34 (89.47%) C#
2 32 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (68.42%) Selenium
4 20 (52.63%) TDD
5 19 (50.00%) WebDriver
6 16 (42.11%) SQL
6 16 (42.11%) .NET
7 15 (39.47%) BDD
8 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
8 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
9 11 (28.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (26.32%) Finance
11 9 (23.68%) NUnit
11 9 (23.68%) Automated Testing
11 9 (23.68%) Cucumber
11 9 (23.68%) WCF
11 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
11 9 (23.68%) QA
11 9 (23.68%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (21.05%) Entity Framework
12 8 (21.05%) OO
12 8 (21.05%) Scrum
13 7 (18.42%) MSTest
13 7 (18.42%) Automation Testing
14 6 (15.79%) Agile Testing
14 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
14 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
14 6 (15.79%) OOP
14 6 (15.79%) Java

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.63%) Big Data
4 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.63%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (68.42%) Selenium
2 19 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 11 (28.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (23.68%) Cucumber
4 9 (23.68%) NUnit
5 7 (18.42%) MSTest
6 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
7 4 (10.53%) Protractor
7 4 (10.53%) TeamCity
8 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
9 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
9 2 (5.26%) TestDirector
10 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.63%) JIRA
10 1 (2.63%) JMeter
10 1 (2.63%) JUnit
10 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.63%) Sahi
10 1 (2.63%) Subversion
10 1 (2.63%) WATIR
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Back Office
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Automation Tester
2 10 (26.32%) C# Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Tester
3 9 (23.68%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Automation Test Lead
4 5 (13.16%) SQL Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst Developer
5 4 (10.53%) C# WPF Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Developer in Test
5 4 (10.53%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) WPF Developer
6 3 (7.89%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) QA Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) .NET
2 9 (23.68%) WCF
3 8 (21.05%) Entity Framework
4 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
4 5 (13.16%) RESTful
4 5 (13.16%) WPF
5 4 (10.53%) Caliburn.Micro
5 4 (10.53%) LINQ
5 4 (10.53%) Task Parallel Library
5 4 (10.53%) XML
6 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (7.89%) CSS
6 3 (7.89%) Gherkin
6 3 (7.89%) HTML
6 3 (7.89%) JSON
7 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.26%) SOAP
8 1 (2.63%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Fintech
1 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Contactless
2 1 (2.63%) Hedge funds
2 1 (2.63%) IVR
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (52.63%) TDD
3 15 (39.47%) BDD
4 9 (23.68%) Automated Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
5 8 (21.05%) OO
5 8 (21.05%) Scrum
6 7 (18.42%) Automation Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Agile Testing
7 6 (15.79%) OOP
7 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
8 5 (13.16%) ATDD
8 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.16%) Load Testing
8 5 (13.16%) MVVM
9 4 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (10.53%) Multithreading
9 4 (10.53%) Test Management
10 3 (7.89%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (89.47%) C#
2 16 (42.11%) SQL
3 6 (15.79%) Java
4 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.63%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) Scala
6 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) ISEB
2 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) HP