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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 417 436 461
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +25
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 184 152 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.46% 2.30% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 99 96
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 - -
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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
7476 6607 5830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.11% 12.91% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4997 4312 3810
Average daily rate £410 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 119 127
Average hourly rate £37.75 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.13% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.04 £50.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 3 September 2015.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in England

SpecFlow
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SpecFlow Hourly Rate Trend 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 3 September 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
London -2 111 £425 - 32
South East +2 29 £350 - 2
South West -4 19 £347 +6.76% 3
Yorkshire -17 9 £343 -
North West -22 9 £350 +7.69% 7
Midlands +8 3 - -
West Midlands +8 2 £325 -27.77% 1
East Midlands - 2 £363 -
East of England -5 1 - - 1
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 260 (76.70%) C#
2 248 (73.16%) Agile Software Development
3 213 (62.83%) BDD
4 188 (55.46%) Selenium
5 184 (54.28%) .NET
6 133 (39.23%) TDD
7 111 (32.74%) Scrum
8 104 (30.68%) Cucumber
9 103 (30.38%) Finance
10 102 (30.09%) QA
11 100 (29.50%) WebDriver
12 94 (27.73%) SQL Server
13 82 (24.19%) Test Automation
14 79 (23.30%) NUnit
15 77 (22.71%) MVC
16 75 (22.12%) ASP.NET
17 73 (21.53%) Microsoft
18 69 (20.35%) Continuous Integration
19 63 (18.58%) SQL
20 58 (17.11%) Visual Studio
20 58 (17.11%) Team Foundation Server
21 56 (16.52%) ASP.NET MVC
22 53 (15.63%) Gherkin
22 53 (15.63%) JavaScript
23 52 (15.34%) Java
24 51 (15.04%) Automated Testing
25 47 (13.86%) SDLC
25 47 (13.86%) Manual Testing
26 45 (13.27%) .NET Framework
27 44 (12.98%) Web Services

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 12 (3.54%) IIS
2 9 (2.65%) CMS
3 7 (2.06%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (1.47%) Node.js
4 5 (1.47%) NServiceBus
4 5 (1.47%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.18%) Confluence
6 3 (0.88%) Oracle Spatial
6 3 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.88%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.29%) Apache
8 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.29%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 12 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.95%) MS Office
3 6 (1.77%) Mingle
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Endur
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.59%) SaaS
3 2 (0.59%) GitHub
4 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.95%) HTTP
2 2 (0.59%) DSL
3 1 (0.29%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.29%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (27.73%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (7.67%) Oracle Database
4 18 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (3.24%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.65%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.36%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.77%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.47%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.18%) Big Data
12 4 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (1.18%) HBase
13 3 (0.88%) Impala
14 2 (0.59%) MySQL
14 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 188 (55.46%) Selenium
2 104 (30.68%) Cucumber
3 100 (29.50%) WebDriver
4 79 (23.30%) NUnit
5 58 (17.11%) Visual Studio
5 58 (17.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 41 (12.09%) TeamCity
7 35 (10.32%) Git (software)
8 33 (9.73%) FitNesse
9 30 (8.85%) JIRA
10 23 (6.78%) Jenkins
11 22 (6.49%) Subversion
12 17 (5.01%) Jasmine
13 16 (4.72%) Moq
14 15 (4.42%) ReSharper
15 14 (4.13%) Karma Test Runner
16 13 (3.83%) HP UFT
17 12 (3.54%) SoapUI
17 12 (3.54%) WATIR
17 12 (3.54%) Capybara
General
1 103 (30.38%) Finance
2 29 (8.55%) Banking
3 11 (3.24%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.77%) Retail
4 6 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.18%) Front Office
5 4 (1.18%) Back Office
5 4 (1.18%) Marketing
6 2 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Electronics
7 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.29%) Law
7 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.29%) Advertising
7 1 (0.29%) Publishing
7 1 (0.29%) Games
7 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 124 (36.58%) Developer
2 87 (25.66%) Analyst
3 74 (21.83%) Tester
4 67 (19.76%) Test Analyst
5 36 (10.62%) .NET Developer
6 25 (7.37%) QA Analyst
6 25 (7.37%) Automation Tester
7 23 (6.78%) C# Developer
8 18 (5.31%) Software Developer
8 18 (5.31%) Architect
9 16 (4.72%) Agile Test Analyst
10 15 (4.42%) Test Engineer
11 13 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (3.83%) Automation Analyst
11 13 (3.83%) AWS Developer
12 12 (3.54%) Automation Test Analyst
13 11 (3.24%) Automated Tester
13 11 (3.24%) Consultant
14 10 (2.95%) Software Engineer
14 10 (2.95%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (54.28%) .NET
2 75 (22.12%) ASP.NET
3 56 (16.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 53 (15.63%) Gherkin
5 45 (13.27%) .NET Framework
6 44 (12.98%) Web Services
7 43 (12.68%) HTML
8 30 (8.85%) WCF
9 29 (8.55%) CSS
10 28 (8.26%) WPF
10 28 (8.26%) AngularJS
11 26 (7.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 26 (7.67%) Entity Framework
12 25 (7.37%) jQuery
13 22 (6.49%) RESTful
14 21 (6.19%) SOAP
15 20 (5.90%) XML
15 20 (5.90%) HTML5
16 19 (5.60%) JSON
17 17 (5.01%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.95%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.06%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (2.06%) Client/Server
3 7 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.47%) New Media
5 5 (1.47%) Credit Risk
5 5 (1.47%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.47%) Equities
5 5 (1.47%) Derivative
5 5 (1.47%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.18%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.18%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.88%) User Experience
7 3 (0.88%) Physics
8 2 (0.59%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.73%) Windows
2 11 (3.24%) Android
3 10 (2.95%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.77%) Windows CE
5 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (73.16%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (62.83%) BDD
3 133 (39.23%) TDD
4 111 (32.74%) Scrum
5 82 (24.19%) Test Automation
6 77 (22.71%) MVC
7 69 (20.35%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (15.04%) Automated Testing
9 47 (13.86%) Manual Testing
9 47 (13.86%) SDLC
10 36 (10.62%) E-Commerce
11 34 (10.03%) Automation Testing
12 33 (9.73%) Test Scripting
13 32 (9.44%) Software Engineering
13 32 (9.44%) Software Testing
14 30 (8.85%) OO
15 28 (8.26%) Unit Testing
15 28 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
16 26 (7.67%) Test Strategy
17 20 (5.90%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 260 (76.70%) C#
2 63 (18.58%) SQL
3 53 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 52 (15.34%) Java
5 22 (6.49%) Ruby
6 18 (5.31%) T-SQL
6 18 (5.31%) PowerShell
7 12 (3.54%) Python
8 9 (2.65%) VB
8 9 (2.65%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.77%) Scala
10 5 (1.47%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.88%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.88%) CoffeeScript
11 3 (0.88%) PHP
11 3 (0.88%) C
11 3 (0.88%) C++
11 3 (0.88%) Groovy
12 2 (0.59%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 30 (8.85%) ISTQB
2 28 (8.26%) Degree
3 21 (6.19%) ISEB
4 16 (4.72%) Security Cleared
5 11 (3.24%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.88%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) MCP
9 1 (0.29%) MCAD
9 1 (0.29%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (30.09%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.59%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 73 (21.53%) Microsoft
2 41 (12.09%) Oracle
3 11 (3.24%) Atlassian
4 9 (2.65%) Bloomberg
5 7 (2.06%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.18%) Twitter
6 4 (1.18%) HP
6 4 (1.18%) Informatica
6 4 (1.18%) SAP
6 4 (1.18%) IBM
7 3 (0.88%) Perforce
7 3 (0.88%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.88%) OpenLink
7 3 (0.88%) ESRI
7 3 (0.88%) Cloudera
7 3 (0.88%) Red Gate
7 3 (0.88%) Actian
8 2 (0.59%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.59%) Telerik
9 1 (0.29%) GoldenSource
London
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 32 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 9 days ago
Taunton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago