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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SpecFlow
England / East of England
Rank 118 123 98
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -25
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 8 4 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.38% 0.17% 1.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.11% 1.23% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 7
Median daily rate £475 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.19 - £30.00

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
380 326 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.88% 13.77% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 203 218
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 19
Median hourly rate £40.50 £50.09 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £40.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £40.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

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
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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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
Bedfordshire +14 7 £475 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 4
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 21 (100.00%) C#
2 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (90.48%) BDD
3 16 (76.19%) TDD
3 16 (76.19%) QA
3 16 (76.19%) Test Automation
4 15 (71.43%) TeamCity
4 15 (71.43%) E-Commerce
4 15 (71.43%) ATDD
4 15 (71.43%) Continuous Delivery
5 14 (66.67%) Feature Driven Development
5 14 (66.67%) Selenium
6 13 (61.90%) SDET
7 12 (57.14%) SoapUI
8 11 (52.38%) Cucumber
8 11 (52.38%) API Testing
8 11 (52.38%) JIRA
8 11 (52.38%) JBehave
9 10 (47.62%) WebDriver
9 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (47.62%) Ruby
9 10 (47.62%) Python
9 10 (47.62%) JUnit
9 10 (47.62%) Perl
9 10 (47.62%) Defect Management
9 10 (47.62%) TestNG
10 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
11 7 (33.33%) Java
11 7 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (28.57%) Maven

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Couchbase
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (71.43%) TeamCity
2 14 (66.67%) Selenium
3 12 (57.14%) SoapUI
4 11 (52.38%) Cucumber
4 11 (52.38%) JBehave
4 11 (52.38%) JIRA
5 10 (47.62%) JUnit
5 10 (47.62%) TestNG
5 10 (47.62%) WebDriver
6 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
7 7 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (28.57%) Ant
8 6 (28.57%) Maven
9 4 (19.05%) NUnit
10 2 (9.52%) JMeter
11 1 (4.76%) Capybara
11 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
11 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
11 1 (4.76%) NeoLoad
General
1 1 (4.76%) Games
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Test Automation Engineer
1 10 (47.62%) Test Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Senior Test Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer in Test
4 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior C# Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) REST
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
1 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (90.48%) BDD
2 16 (76.19%) TDD
2 16 (76.19%) Test Automation
3 15 (71.43%) ATDD
3 15 (71.43%) Continuous Delivery
3 15 (71.43%) E-Commerce
4 14 (66.67%) Feature Driven Development
5 11 (52.38%) API Testing
6 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (47.62%) Defect Management
7 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
8 2 (9.52%) OO
8 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.76%) Build Automation
9 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
9 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
9 1 (4.76%) OOD
9 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (47.62%) Perl
2 10 (47.62%) Python
2 10 (47.62%) Ruby
3 7 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (76.19%) QA
2 13 (61.90%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) CA
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle
1 1 (4.76%) Xamarin