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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 453 484 401
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -83
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 131 98 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.01% 1.57% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 68 73
Average daily rate
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£375 £345 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £368
% change year-on-year
- -11.56%
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
6528 6241 5033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.92% 12.41% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4225 4064 3255
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 120 134
Average hourly rate £37.04 £39.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £31.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +14 66 £425 +13.33% 35
East of England +37 19 £475 +58.33% 2
South East -11 17 £350 +6.87% 6
Yorkshire - 15 £300 - 1
South West +7 7 £313 +1.62% 2
North West -23 4 £325 -7.14% 12
East Midlands +4 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
SpecFlow
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 222 (77.89%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (72.63%) C#
3 194 (68.07%) BDD
4 167 (58.60%) .NET
5 152 (53.33%) Selenium
6 119 (41.75%) Scrum
7 104 (36.49%) TDD
8 86 (30.18%) QA
9 84 (29.47%) Cucumber
10 77 (27.02%) Microsoft
10 77 (27.02%) WebDriver
11 65 (22.81%) SQL
12 63 (22.11%) .NET Framework
13 62 (21.75%) SQL Server
13 62 (21.75%) JavaScript
14 58 (20.35%) MVC
14 58 (20.35%) E-Commerce
14 58 (20.35%) NUnit
15 57 (20.00%) Gherkin
16 52 (18.25%) Finance
17 51 (17.89%) HTML
17 51 (17.89%) ASP.NET
18 50 (17.54%) Test Automation
19 41 (14.39%) Ruby
20 40 (14.04%) Automation Testing
21 39 (13.68%) ASP.NET MVC
21 39 (13.68%) ASP.NET Web API
21 39 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
22 38 (13.33%) Visual Studio
23 36 (12.63%) Manual Testing

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14 (4.91%) CMS
2 8 (2.81%) Umbraco
2 8 (2.81%) IIS
2 8 (2.81%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (2.11%) Node.js
4 5 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.40%) Confluence
6 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.70%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.35%) Moodle
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 11 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.40%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.40%) GitHub
3 2 (0.70%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.26%) HTTP
2 8 (2.81%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.40%) Internet
4 2 (0.70%) SMTP
5 1 (0.35%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (21.75%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.21%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.11%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.11%) SSDT
9 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.40%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.05%) Couchbase
11 3 (1.05%) MySQL
11 3 (1.05%) QlikView
12 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 152 (53.33%) Selenium
2 84 (29.47%) Cucumber
3 77 (27.02%) WebDriver
4 58 (20.35%) NUnit
5 38 (13.33%) Visual Studio
6 23 (8.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (7.72%) TeamCity
8 21 (7.37%) JIRA
9 20 (7.02%) Rhino Mocks
10 19 (6.67%) Git (software)
11 15 (5.26%) Jenkins
12 14 (4.91%) Moq
13 12 (4.21%) Subversion
14 11 (3.86%) SoapUI
15 10 (3.51%) WATIR
15 10 (3.51%) FitNesse
15 10 (3.51%) Fiddler
16 7 (2.46%) MSTest
17 6 (2.11%) JMeter
17 6 (2.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 52 (18.25%) Finance
2 15 (5.26%) Banking
3 12 (4.21%) Retail
4 8 (2.81%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.05%) Back Office
6 2 (0.70%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.70%) Front Office
6 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.70%) Legal
6 2 (0.70%) Military
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Games
7 1 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
7 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 103 (36.14%) Developer
2 81 (28.42%) Analyst
3 66 (23.16%) Test Analyst
4 62 (21.75%) Tester
5 33 (11.58%) .NET Developer
6 30 (10.53%) C# Developer
7 19 (6.67%) Automation Tester
7 19 (6.67%) Software Tester
8 18 (6.32%) Senior Developer
9 17 (5.96%) QA Analyst
10 16 (5.61%) Agile Test Analyst
11 15 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
11 15 (5.26%) Consultant
11 15 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (4.91%) Agile Tester
13 13 (4.56%) Senior Test Analyst
13 13 (4.56%) Test Consultant
14 12 (4.21%) AWS Developer
15 10 (3.51%) Automation Test Analyst
15 10 (3.51%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (58.60%) .NET
2 63 (22.11%) .NET Framework
3 57 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 51 (17.89%) HTML
4 51 (17.89%) ASP.NET
5 39 (13.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 39 (13.68%) ASP.NET Web API
6 31 (10.88%) CSS
7 30 (10.53%) AngularJS
8 28 (9.82%) Entity Framework
9 27 (9.47%) jQuery
10 24 (8.42%) RESTful
10 24 (8.42%) REST
11 22 (7.72%) Web Services
12 19 (6.67%) NHibernate
12 19 (6.67%) JSON
13 18 (6.32%) HTML5
13 18 (6.32%) KnockoutJS
14 17 (5.96%) Castle Windsor
15 16 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.47%) Open Source
2 8 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.46%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.75%) Video on Demand
6 4 (1.40%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.05%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.05%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.05%) Clustering
8 2 (0.70%) Derivative
8 2 (0.70%) Replication
8 2 (0.70%) Equities
8 2 (0.70%) GIS
8 2 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.70%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (0.70%) User Experience
9 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.96%) Windows
2 6 (2.11%) Android
3 5 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (77.89%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (68.07%) BDD
3 119 (41.75%) Scrum
4 104 (36.49%) TDD
5 58 (20.35%) MVC
5 58 (20.35%) E-Commerce
6 50 (17.54%) Test Automation
7 40 (14.04%) Automation Testing
8 39 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (12.63%) Manual Testing
10 31 (10.88%) Automated Testing
11 26 (9.12%) OO
12 24 (8.42%) Test Scripting
13 21 (7.37%) Software Testing
14 17 (5.96%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (5.26%) Integration Testing
16 14 (4.91%) Security Testing
17 13 (4.56%) Performance Testing
18 12 (4.21%) Unit Testing
18 12 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 207 (72.63%) C#
2 65 (22.81%) SQL
3 62 (21.75%) JavaScript
4 41 (14.39%) Ruby
5 34 (11.93%) Java
6 15 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.46%) C++
8 6 (2.11%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.11%) C
9 5 (1.75%) PHP
9 5 (1.75%) VB
10 4 (1.40%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.05%) Scala
11 3 (1.05%) Python
12 2 (0.70%) F#
12 2 (0.70%) VB6
12 2 (0.70%) VBA
12 2 (0.70%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.35%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (5.96%) ISTQB
2 16 (5.61%) ISEB
3 11 (3.86%) Degree
4 10 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.35%) MCP
8 1 (0.35%) MCAD
8 1 (0.35%) MCSD
8 1 (0.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (30.18%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (0.70%) SCOM
1 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 77 (27.02%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.53%) Oracle
3 11 (3.86%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.05%) SAP
4 3 (1.05%) HP
4 3 (1.05%) ESRI
5 2 (0.70%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.70%) Telerik
5 2 (0.70%) TIBCO
5 2 (0.70%) IBM
5 2 (0.70%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.70%) Splunk
6 1 (0.35%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.35%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.35%) PayPal
6 1 (0.35%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.35%) RedDot
6 1 (0.35%) ION Trading
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago