The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 416 420 447
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +27
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 183 152 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.63% 2.37% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 97 81
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £314 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6961 6403 5487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.51% 12.97% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4642 4188 3509
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 134 135
Average hourly rate £38.25 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in England

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SpecFlow across the England region.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in England

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in England

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London -13 89 £500 +25.00% 46
South West +1 31 £350 +7.69% 1
Yorkshire - 24 £300 -
South East -6 21 £350 +6.87% 4
North West -19 8 £350 +7.69% 5
West Midlands +6 5 £313 -30.55%
Midlands - 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £363 - 6
East of England -9 1 - -
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 246 (75.93%) C#
2 244 (75.31%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (59.88%) BDD
4 183 (56.48%) Selenium
5 173 (53.40%) .NET
6 126 (38.89%) TDD
7 110 (33.95%) Scrum
8 102 (31.48%) QA
8 102 (31.48%) WebDriver
9 96 (29.63%) Cucumber
9 96 (29.63%) Finance
10 91 (28.09%) SQL Server
11 77 (23.77%) Test Automation
12 76 (23.46%) Microsoft
12 76 (23.46%) NUnit
13 71 (21.91%) MVC
14 69 (21.30%) ASP.NET
15 64 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (19.44%) Gherkin
17 55 (16.98%) SQL
18 51 (15.74%) JavaScript
19 50 (15.43%) ASP.NET MVC
20 47 (14.51%) SDLC
20 47 (14.51%) Visual Studio
21 46 (14.20%) Automated Testing
21 46 (14.20%) .NET Framework
22 45 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
23 44 (13.58%) Oracle
24 41 (12.65%) Java
25 40 (12.35%) Web Services

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (3.09%) IIS
2 8 (2.47%) CMS
2 8 (2.47%) Umbraco
3 7 (2.16%) Node.js
4 5 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (1.54%) NServiceBus
5 3 (0.93%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.62%) Confluence
6 2 (0.62%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.31%) Orchard CMS
7 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (3.09%) MS Office
1 10 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.85%) Mingle
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Endur
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.62%) SaaS
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.40%) HTTP
2 2 (0.62%) SMTP
3 1 (0.31%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (28.09%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (6.48%) Oracle Database
4 18 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (2.16%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.23%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.23%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.93%) HBase
11 3 (0.93%) Big Data
12 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.62%) Impala
12 2 (0.62%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.62%) MySQL
12 2 (0.62%) DTS
Development Applications
1 183 (56.48%) Selenium
2 102 (31.48%) WebDriver
3 96 (29.63%) Cucumber
4 76 (23.46%) NUnit
5 47 (14.51%) Visual Studio
6 45 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (11.73%) TeamCity
8 31 (9.57%) FitNesse
9 28 (8.64%) JIRA
9 28 (8.64%) Git (software)
10 21 (6.48%) Jenkins
11 19 (5.86%) Subversion
12 16 (4.94%) Moq
13 14 (4.32%) Jasmine
13 14 (4.32%) HP UFT
13 14 (4.32%) Karma Test Runner
14 13 (4.01%) ReSharper
15 12 (3.70%) Rhino Mocks
16 11 (3.40%) MSTest
17 10 (3.09%) WATIR
General
1 96 (29.63%) Finance
2 28 (8.64%) Banking
3 10 (3.09%) Retail
3 10 (3.09%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.54%) Front Office
4 5 (1.54%) Back Office
4 5 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.93%) Marketing
6 2 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Advertising
7 1 (0.31%) Publishing
7 1 (0.31%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 118 (36.42%) Developer
2 85 (26.23%) Analyst
3 73 (22.53%) Tester
4 60 (18.52%) Test Analyst
5 34 (10.49%) .NET Developer
6 31 (9.57%) QA Analyst
7 22 (6.79%) C# Developer
8 19 (5.86%) Architect
8 19 (5.86%) Automation Tester
9 17 (5.25%) Agile Tester
9 17 (5.25%) Agile Test Analyst
10 16 (4.94%) Senior Developer
10 16 (4.94%) Senior Analyst
11 15 (4.63%) Software Developer
11 15 (4.63%) AWS Developer
12 12 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
12 12 (3.70%) Automation Analyst
12 12 (3.70%) Software Tester
12 12 (3.70%) Test Engineer
13 10 (3.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (53.40%) .NET
2 69 (21.30%) ASP.NET
3 63 (19.44%) Gherkin
4 50 (15.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 46 (14.20%) .NET Framework
6 40 (12.35%) Web Services
7 39 (12.04%) HTML
8 30 (9.26%) CSS
9 29 (8.95%) AngularJS
10 28 (8.64%) ASP.NET Web API
11 26 (8.02%) WPF
11 26 (8.02%) jQuery
12 24 (7.41%) Entity Framework
13 21 (6.48%) WCF
14 20 (6.17%) RESTful
15 18 (5.56%) JSON
16 17 (5.25%) NHibernate
16 17 (5.25%) HTML5
17 16 (4.94%) SOAP
18 14 (4.32%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.47%) Inversion of Control
1 8 (2.47%) Mobile App
2 7 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.16%) Client/Server
2 7 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (1.54%) Fixed Income
3 5 (1.54%) Equities
3 5 (1.54%) Derivative
3 5 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.54%) New Media
4 4 (1.23%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.23%) Credit Risk
4 4 (1.23%) N-Tier
5 3 (0.93%) Algorithms
5 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.93%) User Experience
6 2 (0.62%) Clustering
6 2 (0.62%) NHS
6 2 (0.62%) GIS
7 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.41%) Windows
2 11 (3.40%) Android
3 10 (3.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (75.31%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (59.88%) BDD
3 126 (38.89%) TDD
4 110 (33.95%) Scrum
5 77 (23.77%) Test Automation
6 71 (21.91%) MVC
7 64 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (14.51%) SDLC
9 46 (14.20%) Automated Testing
10 40 (12.35%) E-Commerce
11 38 (11.73%) Manual Testing
12 34 (10.49%) Automation Testing
13 31 (9.57%) Software Engineering
14 29 (8.95%) Software Testing
15 26 (8.02%) Test Scripting
16 25 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
16 25 (7.72%) OO
17 22 (6.79%) Unit Testing
17 22 (6.79%) Open Source
17 22 (6.79%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 246 (75.93%) C#
2 55 (16.98%) SQL
3 51 (15.74%) JavaScript
4 41 (12.65%) Java
5 23 (7.10%) Ruby
6 18 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 18 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 10 (3.09%) Python
8 9 (2.78%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.78%) VB
9 3 (0.93%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.93%) Groovy
9 3 (0.93%) Scala
9 3 (0.93%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.62%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (0.62%) F#
10 2 (0.62%) VB6
10 2 (0.62%) XAML
10 2 (0.62%) VBA
10 2 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (9.26%) ISTQB
2 22 (6.79%) Degree
3 16 (4.94%) ISEB
4 14 (4.32%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.31%) MCP
9 1 (0.31%) MCAD
9 1 (0.31%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (31.48%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.62%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.62%) HDFS
2 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.62%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 76 (23.46%) Microsoft
2 44 (13.58%) Oracle
3 11 (3.40%) Atlassian
4 9 (2.78%) Bloomberg
5 5 (1.54%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.23%) IBM
6 4 (1.23%) Twitter
7 3 (0.93%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.93%) SAP
7 3 (0.93%) HP
7 3 (0.93%) ESRI
8 2 (0.62%) Perforce
8 2 (0.62%) OpenLink
8 2 (0.62%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.62%) Red Gate
8 2 (0.62%) Telerik
8 2 (0.62%) Actian
9 1 (0.31%) Facebook
9 1 (0.31%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.31%) Informatica
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