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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 464 394 457
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +63
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 139 242 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.48% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.83% 3.20% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 184 116
Median daily rate £393 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £314 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £30.00
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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
7610 7557 6697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.60% 15.00% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5106 5115 4687
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 155 111
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.23 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -56 65 £425 - 29
South East +17 42 £380 +8.57% 4
South West -36 11 £350 - 6
West Midlands -10 10 £325 -
East of England - 7 £375 - 3
Yorkshire +16 2 £325 -43.47% 2
North West -3 1 - - 7
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 257 (80.06%) C#
2 227 (70.72%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (69.47%) Selenium
4 199 (61.99%) BDD
5 149 (46.42%) .NET
6 120 (37.38%) TDD
7 108 (33.64%) QA
7 108 (33.64%) Test Automation
8 100 (31.15%) WebDriver
9 97 (30.22%) Cucumber
10 92 (28.66%) NUnit
11 91 (28.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 87 (27.10%) Scrum
13 84 (26.17%) Continuous Integration
14 70 (21.81%) SQL
15 68 (21.18%) Java
16 65 (20.25%) Microsoft
17 64 (19.94%) SQL Server
18 56 (17.45%) Test Scripting
19 54 (16.82%) Automated Testing
20 52 (16.20%) TeamCity
21 51 (15.89%) Visual Studio
22 48 (14.95%) Git (software)
22 48 (14.95%) Continuous Delivery
23 47 (14.64%) JavaScript
23 47 (14.64%) E-Commerce
23 47 (14.64%) JIRA
24 46 (14.33%) Web Services
24 46 (14.33%) Regression Testing
25 45 (14.02%) Software Testing

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 10 (3.12%) IIS
2 5 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.25%) Confluence
4 3 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (4.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.62%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 21 (6.54%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (2.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.31%) Endur
5 1 (0.31%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (5.61%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (5.61%) PaaS
4 5 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (1.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.62%) SaaS
7 1 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.18%) DNS
1 7 (2.18%) Kerberos
2 4 (1.25%) AMQP
2 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.93%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.62%) HTTP
5 1 (0.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (19.94%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.85%) Oracle Reports
3 15 (4.67%) MongoDB
3 15 (4.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.74%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.12%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.49%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.25%) MySQL
8 4 (1.25%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.93%) MarkLogic
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.31%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.31%) DocumentDB
11 1 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.31%) Event Store
11 1 (0.31%) Redis
Development Applications
1 223 (69.47%) Selenium
2 100 (31.15%) WebDriver
3 97 (30.22%) Cucumber
4 92 (28.66%) NUnit
5 91 (28.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 52 (16.20%) TeamCity
7 51 (15.89%) Visual Studio
8 48 (14.95%) Git (software)
9 47 (14.64%) JIRA
10 43 (13.40%) Jenkins
11 38 (11.84%) SoapUI
12 30 (9.35%) JUnit
13 28 (8.72%) HP UFT
14 26 (8.10%) MSTest
15 24 (7.48%) Protractor
16 22 (6.85%) MSBuild
17 20 (6.23%) Gradle
18 18 (5.61%) JMeter
19 16 (4.98%) JBehave
19 16 (4.98%) Zephyr
General
1 32 (9.97%) Finance
2 12 (3.74%) Retail
3 11 (3.43%) Banking
4 7 (2.18%) Publishing
5 5 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.25%) Back Office
6 4 (1.25%) Marketing
7 3 (0.93%) Advertising
7 3 (0.93%) Electronics
7 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.62%) Front Office
8 2 (0.62%) Games
8 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.62%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 91 (28.35%) Tester
2 80 (24.92%) Automation Tester
3 68 (21.18%) Developer
4 57 (17.76%) Analyst
5 52 (16.20%) Test Analyst
6 43 (13.40%) Test Engineer
7 41 (12.77%) C# Developer
8 36 (11.21%) Automation Test Analyst
9 34 (10.59%) .NET Developer
10 31 (9.66%) Test Automation Engineer
11 21 (6.54%) Developer in Test
12 19 (5.92%) C# .NET Developer
13 18 (5.61%) Build Engineer
14 17 (5.30%) Selenium Tester
15 16 (4.98%) Selenium Automation Tester
16 15 (4.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
17 14 (4.36%) QA Engineer
18 11 (3.43%) Consultant
19 10 (3.12%) QA Analyst
20 9 (2.80%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (46.42%) .NET
2 46 (14.33%) Web Services
3 44 (13.71%) .NET Framework
4 42 (13.08%) XML
5 34 (10.59%) SOAP
6 33 (10.28%) ASP.NET
7 28 (8.72%) ASP.NET Web API
8 26 (8.10%) RESTful
9 24 (7.48%) Gherkin
10 22 (6.85%) AngularJS
10 22 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (6.54%) HTML
11 21 (6.54%) WCF
12 20 (6.23%) CSS
12 20 (6.23%) Entity Framework
13 17 (5.30%) jQuery
14 15 (4.67%) WPF
15 13 (4.05%) React
16 12 (3.74%) REST
17 11 (3.43%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.49%) Fintech
3 4 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (1.25%) Mobile App
4 3 (0.93%) Algorithms
4 3 (0.93%) Clustering
4 3 (0.93%) Fixed Income
4 3 (0.93%) IVR
5 2 (0.62%) BBC
5 2 (0.62%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.62%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.62%) Derivative
5 2 (0.62%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.62%) Equities
5 2 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.62%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.62%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.31%) iPad
6 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.66%) Windows
2 14 (4.36%) Android
2 14 (4.36%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.12%) Unix
4 3 (0.93%) Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (70.72%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (61.99%) BDD
3 120 (37.38%) TDD
4 108 (33.64%) Test Automation
5 87 (27.10%) Scrum
6 84 (26.17%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (17.45%) Test Scripting
8 54 (16.82%) Automated Testing
9 48 (14.95%) Continuous Delivery
10 47 (14.64%) E-Commerce
11 46 (14.33%) Regression Testing
12 45 (14.02%) Software Testing
13 44 (13.71%) Defect Tracking
14 42 (13.08%) User Stories
15 41 (12.77%) Automation Testing
16 37 (11.53%) Test Strategy
17 33 (10.28%) OO
18 32 (9.97%) Performance Testing
19 31 (9.66%) MVC
20 29 (9.03%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 257 (80.06%) C#
2 70 (21.81%) SQL
3 68 (21.18%) Java
4 47 (14.64%) JavaScript
5 42 (13.08%) Ruby
6 39 (12.15%) Python
7 36 (11.21%) F#
8 29 (9.03%) T-SQL
9 16 (4.98%) C++
10 15 (4.67%) VBScript
11 13 (4.05%) Perl
12 12 (3.74%) PowerShell
13 10 (3.12%) Shell Script
13 10 (3.12%) TypeScript
14 9 (2.80%) Objective-C
15 7 (2.18%) VB
16 6 (1.87%) PHP
16 6 (1.87%) Scala
17 5 (1.56%) Clojure
18 4 (1.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 38 (11.84%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.97%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.23%) ISEB
4 14 (4.36%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.87%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.25%) Degree
8 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.31%) CCEA
8 1 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (33.64%) QA
2 33 (10.28%) SDET
3 5 (1.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.31%) GAMP
System Software
1 20 (6.23%) Docker
2 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.62%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (6.23%) Ansible
2 19 (5.92%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (5.92%) Puppet
3 14 (4.36%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.93%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.93%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 65 (20.25%) Microsoft
2 44 (13.71%) Oracle
3 25 (7.79%) HP
4 18 (5.61%) Perforce
5 7 (2.18%) BMC
5 7 (2.18%) DevExpress
5 7 (2.18%) Remedy
6 4 (1.25%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.93%) SAP
8 2 (0.62%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.62%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.31%) CA
9 1 (0.31%) Citrix
9 1 (0.31%) Google
9 1 (0.31%) New Relic
9 1 (0.31%) Syncfusion
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