The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 448 469 444
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -25
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 182 181 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.23% 2.44% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 137 100
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £300 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.50 -
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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
8165 7415 6667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.50% 14.02% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5554 4928 4322
Median daily rate £438 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 130 121
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.89 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +2.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.12 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £47.50 £50.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
London -28 68 £419 -4.28% 27
South East +49 66 £375 +7.14% 3
East of England +40 19 £375 - 3
South West -1 12 £475 +37.58% 4
West Midlands -24 10 £363 +11.53%
North West +10 4 £425 +21.42% 3
Yorkshire -7 2 - - 2
Midlands -10 1 - -
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 England region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 270 (74.38%) C#
2 257 (70.80%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (60.06%) .NET
4 208 (57.30%) Selenium
4 208 (57.30%) BDD
5 154 (42.42%) TDD
6 132 (36.36%) Test Automation
7 109 (30.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 106 (29.20%) Cucumber
9 105 (28.93%) SQL
10 104 (28.65%) Scrum
11 102 (28.10%) Java
12 100 (27.55%) QA
13 97 (26.72%) Microsoft
14 94 (25.90%) WebDriver
14 94 (25.90%) Continuous Integration
15 93 (25.62%) NUnit
16 84 (23.14%) SQL Server
17 71 (19.56%) JavaScript
18 69 (19.01%) Web Services
19 67 (18.46%) .NET Framework
20 63 (17.36%) Visual Studio
21 62 (17.08%) Windows
22 58 (15.98%) Git (software)
22 58 (15.98%) ASP.NET
23 55 (15.15%) Finance
24 54 (14.88%) JIRA
25 53 (14.60%) MVC
26 52 (14.33%) Test Scripting
27 51 (14.05%) Jenkins

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 29 (7.99%) IIS
2 16 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.38%) Confluence
4 5 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.83%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.55%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.28%) Drupal
7 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 44 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.83%) Mingle
3 3 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.93%) Endur
2 7 (1.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.28%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (3.58%) PaaS
4 2 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.55%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.03%) DNS
1 11 (3.03%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.83%) HTTP
3 2 (0.55%) Internet
4 1 (0.28%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (23.14%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (4.96%) MongoDB
5 15 (4.13%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (3.58%) NoSQL
6 13 (3.58%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.93%) InterSystems Cache
7 7 (1.93%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.65%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.38%) OLAP
9 5 (1.38%) Oracle OLAP
9 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 208 (57.30%) Selenium
2 109 (30.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 106 (29.20%) Cucumber
4 94 (25.90%) WebDriver
5 93 (25.62%) NUnit
6 63 (17.36%) Visual Studio
7 58 (15.98%) Git (software)
8 54 (14.88%) JIRA
9 51 (14.05%) Jenkins
10 43 (11.85%) TeamCity
11 42 (11.57%) SoapUI
12 34 (9.37%) TestComplete
13 30 (8.26%) JUnit
14 25 (6.89%) Jasmine
15 24 (6.61%) Protractor
16 23 (6.34%) WATIR
17 22 (6.06%) Oracle APEX
18 21 (5.79%) Gradle
19 19 (5.23%) JMeter
19 19 (5.23%) MSBuild
General
1 55 (15.15%) Finance
2 35 (9.64%) Banking
3 21 (5.79%) Retail
4 10 (2.75%) Military
5 8 (2.20%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.38%) Games
7 3 (0.83%) Front Office
7 3 (0.83%) Publishing
7 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 116 (31.96%) Developer
2 74 (20.39%) Tester
3 71 (19.56%) .NET Developer
4 62 (17.08%) Automation Tester
5 57 (15.70%) Analyst
6 54 (14.88%) Test Analyst
7 46 (12.67%) C# Developer
8 36 (9.92%) Automation Test Analyst
8 36 (9.92%) Consultant
8 36 (9.92%) Test Engineer
9 30 (8.26%) Test Automation Engineer
10 26 (7.16%) C# .NET Developer
11 25 (6.89%) Developer in Test
12 17 (4.68%) Agile Developer
13 16 (4.41%) QA Engineer
13 16 (4.41%) Senior Developer
14 14 (3.86%) Build Engineer
14 14 (3.86%) DevOps Consultant
15 12 (3.31%) Full Stack Developer
15 12 (3.31%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (60.06%) .NET
2 69 (19.01%) Web Services
3 67 (18.46%) .NET Framework
4 58 (15.98%) ASP.NET
5 50 (13.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 42 (11.57%) Gherkin
7 41 (11.29%) AngularJS
8 40 (11.02%) jQuery
9 35 (9.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 35 (9.64%) Entity Framework
9 35 (9.64%) XML
10 34 (9.37%) SOAP
11 33 (9.09%) WCF
12 31 (8.54%) HTML
13 29 (7.99%) CSS
14 28 (7.71%) React
15 24 (6.61%) KnockoutJS
16 23 (6.34%) WPF
17 22 (6.06%) RESTful
18 21 (5.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.75%) Inversion of Control
3 8 (2.20%) N-Tier
4 7 (1.93%) Fintech
4 7 (1.93%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.65%) IVR
6 5 (1.38%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.38%) Smartcard
7 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.10%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.83%) Clustering
8 3 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.83%) Tandem
8 3 (0.83%) User Experience
9 2 (0.55%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.55%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.55%) Equities
9 2 (0.55%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 62 (17.08%) Windows
2 11 (3.03%) Android
2 11 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.75%) Unix
4 5 (1.38%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.10%) Linux
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (70.80%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (57.30%) BDD
3 154 (42.42%) TDD
4 132 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 104 (28.65%) Scrum
6 94 (25.90%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (14.60%) MVC
8 52 (14.33%) Test Scripting
9 48 (13.22%) DevOps
10 46 (12.67%) Automated Testing
11 39 (10.74%) E-Commerce
12 36 (9.92%) OO
12 36 (9.92%) Unit Testing
13 33 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
13 33 (9.09%) Software Engineering
13 33 (9.09%) Software Testing
14 32 (8.82%) Defect Tracking
14 32 (8.82%) Exploratory Testing
15 31 (8.54%) Regression Testing
15 31 (8.54%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 270 (74.38%) C#
2 105 (28.93%) SQL
3 102 (28.10%) Java
4 71 (19.56%) JavaScript
5 43 (11.85%) Ruby
6 32 (8.82%) Python
7 31 (8.54%) F#
8 29 (7.99%) T-SQL
9 23 (6.34%) TypeScript
10 15 (4.13%) C++
11 14 (3.86%) PowerShell
12 13 (3.58%) VB
13 12 (3.31%) PHP
14 10 (2.75%) Shell Script
15 9 (2.48%) C
16 8 (2.20%) Perl
17 7 (1.93%) VBScript
18 6 (1.65%) Objective-C
18 6 (1.65%) VB.NET
19 5 (1.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 46 (12.67%) Security Cleared
2 41 (11.29%) SC Cleared
3 37 (10.19%) ISEB
4 27 (7.44%) ISTQB
5 26 (7.16%) Degree
6 13 (3.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.75%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.38%) CCEA
8 5 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (27.55%) QA
2 25 (6.89%) SDET
3 1 (0.28%) GAMP
System Software
1 15 (4.13%) Docker
2 4 (1.10%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.55%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (4.68%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (4.41%) Puppet
3 15 (4.13%) Ansible
3 15 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.83%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 97 (26.72%) Microsoft
2 46 (12.67%) Oracle
3 15 (4.13%) HP
4 13 (3.58%) Perforce
5 12 (3.31%) DevExpress
6 11 (3.03%) Rally
7 7 (1.93%) BMC
7 7 (1.93%) Remedy
8 5 (1.38%) Citrix
8 5 (1.38%) Infragistics
9 3 (0.83%) Telerik
9 3 (0.83%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.55%) IBM
10 2 (0.55%) Infor
10 2 (0.55%) Progress
10 2 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.55%) SAP
10 2 (0.55%) Syncfusion
10 2 (0.55%) Trayport
10 2 (0.55%) VMware
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