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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 136 118 138
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +20
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 11 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% 0.34% 0.033%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.49% 3.08% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 1
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +29.03%
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
441 260 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.48% 10.95% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 119 142
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £216 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 42
Average hourly rate £38.64 £33.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.08% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.26 £22.66 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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
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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
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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
Hertfordshire -5 3 £550 +37.50% 1
Suffolk - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (100.00%) C#
1 14 (100.00%) BDD
2 13 (92.86%) .NET
3 10 (71.43%) QA
3 10 (71.43%) Selenium
4 9 (64.29%) TDD
4 9 (64.29%) Unit Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Visual Studio
5 8 (57.14%) OO
5 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
6 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (42.86%) Web Services
7 6 (42.86%) OOP
7 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
7 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
8 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
8 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
9 4 (28.57%) HTML
9 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
9 4 (28.57%) User Stories
9 4 (28.57%) WCF
9 4 (28.57%) jQuery
10 3 (21.43%) FitNesse
10 3 (21.43%) NUnit
10 3 (21.43%) JUnit
10 3 (21.43%) Marketing
10 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (21.43%) RSpec

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Couchbase
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Selenium
2 8 (57.14%) Visual Studio
3 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 3 (21.43%) MSTest
5 3 (21.43%) RSpec
5 3 (21.43%) FitNesse
5 3 (21.43%) JUnit
5 3 (21.43%) NUnit
6 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (7.14%) WatiN
General
1 3 (21.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) QA Automation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Lead Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) Web Services
3 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
3 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
4 4 (28.57%) WCF
4 4 (28.57%) jQuery
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) REST
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (7.14%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) BDD
2 9 (64.29%) Unit Testing
2 9 (64.29%) TDD
3 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 8 (57.14%) OO
4 6 (42.86%) OOP
4 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 4 (28.57%) User Stories
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 1 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
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