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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 90 122 123
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +1
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 34 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.34% 0.086% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.58% 0.68% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
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£363 £275 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -13.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £275 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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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
355 294 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.99% 12.69% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 160 152
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 34
Average hourly rate £36.00 £32.75 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% -16.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £12.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £37.25 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 January 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 - 22 £288 -
Hertfordshire - 9 £500 - 3
Essex - 3 £375 - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 37 (78.72%) C#
2 36 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (68.09%) .NET
4 29 (61.70%) BDD
5 26 (55.32%) Selenium
6 25 (53.19%) QA
7 21 (44.68%) E-Commerce
8 19 (40.43%) .NET Framework
9 13 (27.66%) SQL
10 12 (25.53%) WebDriver
11 11 (23.40%) HTML
12 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
12 10 (21.28%) Ruby
12 10 (21.28%) NUnit
13 9 (19.15%) Finance
13 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET
13 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
13 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
13 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
14 8 (17.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 8 (17.02%) Autofac
14 8 (17.02%) Castle Windsor
14 8 (17.02%) REST
14 8 (17.02%) CSS3
14 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (17.02%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (17.02%) Couchbase
14 8 (17.02%) CSS
14 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
15 7 (14.89%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (6.38%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) Node.js
3 1 (2.13%) Moodle
3 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (17.02%) Couchbase
3 5 (10.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (55.32%) Selenium
2 12 (25.53%) WebDriver
3 10 (21.28%) NUnit
4 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
5 8 (17.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (14.89%) Cucumber
7 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
8 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
8 3 (6.38%) JIRA
8 3 (6.38%) Fiddler
8 3 (6.38%) StyleCop
9 1 (2.13%) JUnit
9 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Marketing
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Analyst
2 18 (38.30%) Test Analyst
3 13 (27.66%) Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Consultant
4 7 (14.89%) Test Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) Lead Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Analyst Programmer
5 5 (10.64%) Programmer
6 4 (8.51%) Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.38%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (4.26%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (68.09%) .NET
2 19 (40.43%) .NET Framework
3 11 (23.40%) HTML
4 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET
5 8 (17.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (17.02%) Autofac
5 8 (17.02%) Castle Windsor
5 8 (17.02%) REST
5 8 (17.02%) CSS3
5 8 (17.02%) CSS
6 7 (14.89%) LINQ
6 7 (14.89%) Gherkin
6 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (14.89%) LINQ to SQL
7 5 (10.64%) WCF
8 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Open Source
2 1 (2.13%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (61.70%) BDD
3 21 (44.68%) E-Commerce
4 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
5 7 (14.89%) MVC
5 7 (14.89%) Scrum
5 7 (14.89%) TDD
5 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Automated Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.51%) SOA
9 3 (6.38%) OOP
9 3 (6.38%) Pair Programming
9 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (6.38%) DevOps
10 2 (4.26%) Performance Testing
11 1 (2.13%) Test Scripting
11 1 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (2.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (78.72%) C#
2 13 (27.66%) SQL
3 10 (21.28%) Ruby
4 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.51%) Java
6 2 (4.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) ISEB
1 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
1 7 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (53.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 3 (6.38%) SCOM
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Splunk
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle