The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the East of England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 140 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.22% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 2.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £300 £316 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £379 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.19% +26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
392 227 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.43% 10.08% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 123 171
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 58
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.67 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.90% -7.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £16.15 £26.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £51.35 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
SpecFlow
England

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire -14 4 £300 +20.00%
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - - 1
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) QA
3 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) MSTest
3 4 (66.67%) RSpec
3 4 (66.67%) FitNesse
3 4 (66.67%) NUnit
3 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (66.67%) JUnit
3 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) OO
4 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (33.33%) jQuery
5 2 (33.33%) WatiN
5 2 (33.33%) HTML
5 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) OOP
5 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) MSTest
2 4 (66.67%) RSpec
2 4 (66.67%) FitNesse
2 4 (66.67%) NUnit
2 4 (66.67%) JUnit
2 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) WatiN
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (100.00%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (50.00%) OO
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (33.33%) OOP
5 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) User Stories
6 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft