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 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 121 131 107
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -24
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 10 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.37% 0.14% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.56% 1.06% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £344 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -8.33%
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
390 379 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.35% 13.05% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 206 136
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £259 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 31 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £33.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +9.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.50 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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 29 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 - 9 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £475 - 3
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 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 39 (88.64%) C#
2 38 (86.36%) QA
3 33 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (75.00%) BDD
4 30 (68.18%) .NET
5 29 (65.91%) E-Commerce
6 27 (61.36%) Selenium
7 23 (52.27%) WebDriver
8 16 (36.36%) Ruby
8 16 (36.36%) .NET Framework
8 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
9 15 (34.09%) Manual Testing
10 6 (13.64%) Retail
10 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
11 5 (11.36%) Finance
12 4 (9.09%) Scrum
12 4 (9.09%) ISEB
12 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
12 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
12 4 (9.09%) TDD
12 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 4 (9.09%) Coaching
12 4 (9.09%) Gherkin
13 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
13 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
13 3 (6.82%) Release Management
14 2 (4.55%) Chip and PIN
14 2 (4.55%) SOA
14 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 2 (4.55%) Confluence
1 2 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.27%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) OpenShift
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.55%) Couchbase
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (61.36%) Selenium
2 23 (52.27%) WebDriver
3 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.55%) JIRA
5 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.27%) StyleCop
6 1 (2.27%) NUnit
6 1 (2.27%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.27%) JUnit
General
1 6 (13.64%) Retail
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (75.00%) Analyst
2 26 (59.09%) Test Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) Developer
4 9 (20.45%) QA Analyst
5 7 (15.91%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (13.64%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (13.64%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) Quality Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (9.09%) Tester
8 4 (9.09%) Consultant
8 4 (9.09%) Test Consultant
9 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Software Tester
10 2 (4.55%) Developer Analyst
10 2 (4.55%) AWS Developer
11 1 (2.27%) Automation Tester
11 1 (2.27%) Automated Test Analyst
11 1 (2.27%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (68.18%) .NET
2 16 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 4 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.55%) HTML
5 1 (2.27%) HTML5
5 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.27%) REST
5 1 (2.27%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Chip and PIN
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (75.00%) BDD
2 29 (65.91%) E-Commerce
3 15 (34.09%) Manual Testing
4 4 (9.09%) Scrum
4 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 4 (9.09%) TDD
4 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 4 (9.09%) Coaching
5 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
5 3 (6.82%) Release Management
6 2 (4.55%) SOA
7 1 (2.27%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (2.27%) DevOps
7 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.27%) Pair Programming
7 1 (2.27%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.27%) OOP
7 1 (2.27%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 39 (88.64%) C#
2 16 (36.36%) Ruby
3 2 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) ISEB
1 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (86.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
1 1 (2.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) AppDynamics
2 1 (2.27%) Splunk
2 1 (2.27%) ION Trading
2 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle