The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 113 132 110
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -22
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 17 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.62% 0.13% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.80% 1.00% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.92% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SpecFlow
England

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

Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
354 402 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.81% 13.21% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 202 128
Average daily rate £376 £361 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% +11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £34.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +6.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £31.50 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
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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
Cambridgeshire - 15 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £475 - 1
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 42 (80.77%) C#
2 41 (78.85%) QA
3 39 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (69.23%) BDD
5 33 (63.46%) .NET
6 31 (59.62%) Selenium
7 29 (55.77%) E-Commerce
8 24 (46.15%) WebDriver
9 19 (36.54%) .NET Framework
9 19 (36.54%) Manual Testing
10 16 (30.77%) Ruby
10 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
11 8 (15.38%) Finance
11 8 (15.38%) Cucumber
12 7 (13.46%) Gherkin
12 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (13.46%) Scrum
12 7 (13.46%) ISEB
12 7 (13.46%) Software Testing
12 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
13 6 (11.54%) Retail
14 5 (9.62%) TDD
14 5 (9.62%) HTML
15 4 (7.69%) SQL
15 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
15 4 (7.69%) Performance Testing
15 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
15 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
15 4 (7.69%) Coaching
16 3 (5.77%) Couchbase

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.77%) Confluence
2 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.92%) Node.js
3 1 (1.92%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Couchbase
3 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (59.62%) Selenium
2 24 (46.15%) WebDriver
3 8 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.77%) NUnit
5 3 (5.77%) JIRA
5 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.85%) Fiddler
6 2 (3.85%) StyleCop
7 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.92%) JUnit
7 1 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (71.15%) Analyst
2 28 (53.85%) Test Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Developer
4 9 (17.31%) QA Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Consultant
5 7 (13.46%) Test Consultant
6 6 (11.54%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Quality Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Tester
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Software Tester
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Analyst Programmer
10 2 (3.85%) Programmer
10 2 (3.85%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Developer Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (63.46%) .NET
2 19 (36.54%) .NET Framework
3 7 (13.46%) Gherkin
4 5 (9.62%) HTML
5 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.85%) CSS
6 2 (3.85%) LINQ
6 2 (3.85%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.85%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (3.85%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (3.85%) REST
6 2 (3.85%) CSS3
6 2 (3.85%) Autofac
7 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.92%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (1.92%) Open Source
2 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (69.23%) BDD
3 29 (55.77%) E-Commerce
4 19 (36.54%) Manual Testing
5 7 (13.46%) Scrum
5 7 (13.46%) Software Testing
6 5 (9.62%) TDD
7 4 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.69%) Coaching
8 3 (5.77%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (5.77%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.77%) Release Management
8 3 (5.77%) MVC
8 3 (5.77%) SOA
9 2 (3.85%) OOP
9 2 (3.85%) Pair Programming
9 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.85%) DevOps
10 1 (1.92%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 42 (80.77%) C#
2 16 (30.77%) Ruby
3 4 (7.69%) SQL
4 3 (5.77%) Java
4 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 7 (13.46%) ISEB
1 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (78.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (3.85%) SCOM
2 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) Splunk
3 1 (1.92%) AppDynamics
3 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.92%) ION Trading
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle