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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 121 117 134
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 9 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% 0.62% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.80% 4.97% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Median daily rate £310 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.73% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £475 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £475 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - -
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
321 342 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.77% 12.43% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 189 203
Median daily rate £400 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 22
Median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.10 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.04 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -3.79%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -4 3 - - 1
Norfolk - 3 £310 -
Essex - 2 £348 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 10 (76.92%) .NET
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) C#
3 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 7 (53.85%) NUnit
4 5 (38.46%) Ruby
4 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
4 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 5 (38.46%) Gherkin
4 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
4 5 (38.46%) SOLID
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (30.77%) Selenium
5 4 (30.77%) jQuery
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
6 3 (23.08%) WATIR
6 3 (23.08%) WPF
6 3 (23.08%) LINQ
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 3 (23.08%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (23.08%) Moq
6 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
6 3 (23.08%) Capybara
7 2 (15.38%) Splunk

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) NUnit
2 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 4 (30.77%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) Capybara
4 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 3 (23.08%) Moq
4 3 (23.08%) WATIR
5 2 (15.38%) CruiseControl
5 2 (15.38%) FitNesse
5 2 (15.38%) MSTest
5 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
5 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Developer in Test
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Architect
5 2 (15.38%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Lead Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Test Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
5 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
5 2 (15.38%) WPF Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Tester
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
2 5 (38.46%) Gherkin
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (30.77%) jQuery
4 3 (23.08%) LINQ
4 3 (23.08%) WPF
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.69%) CSS
6 1 (7.69%) CSS3
6 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
6 1 (7.69%) HTML
6 1 (7.69%) HTML5
6 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 5 (38.46%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) MVC
3 5 (38.46%) SOLID
4 3 (23.08%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (15.38%) OOP
5 2 (15.38%) OWASP
5 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) Ruby
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Splunk