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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SpecFlow
UK / England
Rank 402 467 448
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -19
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 169 146 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.37% 2.08% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 95 86
Median daily rate £425 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £311 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £375 £305
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.87 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-33.03% +128.33%

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
7120 7003 6379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.02% 14.68% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4771 4682 4312
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 184 114
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.65 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.78 £54.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +16 82 £475 +14.32% 23
South West +22 28 £348 -14.19% 7
South East +35 23 £413 +10.00% 10
West Midlands +14 12 £345 - 3
East of England +8 10 £475 - 6
Yorkshire +19 8 £325 -12.16% 1
North West +3 3 £353 -4.53% 4
North East - 3 £300 -
SpecFlow
UK

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 271 (86.31%) C#
2 236 (75.16%) Agile Software Development
3 207 (65.92%) Selenium
4 204 (64.97%) BDD
5 149 (47.45%) .NET
6 138 (43.95%) TDD
7 95 (30.25%) SQL
8 91 (28.98%) WebDriver
9 90 (28.66%) Test Automation
10 88 (28.03%) Scrum
11 83 (26.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 80 (25.48%) Cucumber
13 79 (25.16%) QA
14 77 (24.52%) SQL Server
15 73 (23.25%) Continuous Integration
16 68 (21.66%) NUnit
16 68 (21.66%) Microsoft
17 66 (21.02%) JavaScript
18 55 (17.52%) Git (software)
19 53 (16.88%) Gherkin
20 48 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
21 47 (14.97%) Automated Testing
22 45 (14.33%) TeamCity
22 45 (14.33%) Test Scripting
23 43 (13.69%) Kanban
23 43 (13.69%) Finance
23 43 (13.69%) ASP.NET
23 43 (13.69%) MVVM
23 43 (13.69%) Automation Testing
24 42 (13.38%) Oracle

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 5 (1.59%) IIS
1 5 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.27%) NServiceBus
2 4 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.64%) Apache
5 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 23 (7.32%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.32%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 48 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.82%) PaaS
4 5 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (1.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (1.27%) IaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Asana
6 1 (0.32%) GitHub
6 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.78%) AMQP
2 5 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.27%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (24.52%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.32%) NoSQL
3 18 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (5.10%) Azure SQL Database
4 16 (5.10%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (2.87%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.23%) MySQL
7 5 (1.59%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.27%) Big Data
8 4 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.27%) Neo4j
8 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.96%) MarkLogic
10 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 207 (65.92%) Selenium
2 91 (28.98%) WebDriver
3 83 (26.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 80 (25.48%) Cucumber
5 68 (21.66%) NUnit
6 55 (17.52%) Git (software)
7 45 (14.33%) TeamCity
8 36 (11.46%) Visual Studio
9 34 (10.83%) MSTest
10 27 (8.60%) JIRA
11 26 (8.28%) HP UFT
12 25 (7.96%) SoapUI
13 23 (7.32%) Jenkins
13 23 (7.32%) Subversion
14 17 (5.41%) Protractor
15 14 (4.46%) JUnit
15 14 (4.46%) Moq
16 11 (3.50%) Jasmine
17 10 (3.18%) WATIR
18 9 (2.87%) Sahi
General
1 43 (13.69%) Finance
2 9 (2.87%) Banking
2 9 (2.87%) Publishing
3 6 (1.91%) Marketing
4 5 (1.59%) Electronics
4 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.27%) Advertising
5 4 (1.27%) Back Office
6 2 (0.64%) Front Office
6 2 (0.64%) Legal
6 2 (0.64%) Retail
7 1 (0.32%) Automotive
7 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (30.57%) Developer
2 85 (27.07%) Tester
3 70 (22.29%) Automation Tester
4 58 (18.47%) C# Developer
5 49 (15.61%) Analyst
6 42 (13.38%) Test Analyst
7 39 (12.42%) .NET Developer
7 39 (12.42%) Test Engineer
8 30 (9.55%) Automation Test Analyst
9 28 (8.92%) Test Automation Engineer
10 25 (7.96%) Developer in Test
11 22 (7.01%) C# .NET Developer
12 18 (5.73%) Selenium Tester
13 17 (5.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 15 (4.78%) Azure Developer
15 14 (4.46%) ASP.NET Developer
15 14 (4.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 13 (4.14%) Angular Developer
16 13 (4.14%) C# WPF Developer
16 13 (4.14%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (47.45%) .NET
2 53 (16.88%) Gherkin
3 43 (13.69%) ASP.NET
4 40 (12.74%) Web Services
5 38 (12.10%) AngularJS
6 37 (11.78%) .NET Framework
6 37 (11.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 33 (10.51%) XML
8 31 (9.87%) HTML
9 28 (8.92%) SOAP
10 27 (8.60%) CSS
11 26 (8.28%) RESTful
12 24 (7.64%) WPF
13 22 (7.01%) React
14 21 (6.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 20 (6.37%) WCF
16 19 (6.05%) NancyFx
17 17 (5.41%) jQuery
18 16 (5.10%) MSMQ
18 16 (5.10%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.41%) Fintech
2 10 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.55%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.27%) NHS
5 3 (0.96%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (0.96%) User Experience
6 2 (0.64%) BBC
6 2 (0.64%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.32%) Blog
7 1 (0.32%) Derivative
7 1 (0.32%) Equities
7 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.32%) IVR
7 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.32%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.32%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.78%) Windows
2 6 (1.91%) Unix
3 3 (0.96%) Android
3 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (75.16%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (64.97%) BDD
3 138 (43.95%) TDD
4 90 (28.66%) Test Automation
5 88 (28.03%) Scrum
6 73 (23.25%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (14.97%) Automated Testing
8 45 (14.33%) Test Scripting
9 43 (13.69%) Automation Testing
9 43 (13.69%) Kanban
9 43 (13.69%) MVVM
10 40 (12.74%) E-Commerce
10 40 (12.74%) Software Testing
11 39 (12.42%) MVC
12 38 (12.10%) Regression Testing
13 34 (10.83%) Defect Tracking
14 33 (10.51%) User Stories
15 31 (9.87%) Continuous Delivery
16 28 (8.92%) OO
17 27 (8.60%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 271 (86.31%) C#
2 95 (30.25%) SQL
3 66 (21.02%) JavaScript
4 39 (12.42%) Java
5 31 (9.87%) F#
6 29 (9.24%) T-SQL
7 26 (8.28%) Ruby
8 20 (6.37%) PowerShell
9 16 (5.10%) Python
10 15 (4.78%) VBScript
11 14 (4.46%) C++
12 9 (2.87%) TypeScript
13 7 (2.23%) Perl
14 6 (1.91%) ES6
14 6 (1.91%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.91%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.27%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.27%) VB
16 2 (0.64%) C
16 2 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.19%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.78%) ISEB
4 11 (3.50%) ISTQB
5 9 (2.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.23%) Degree
7 1 (0.32%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (25.16%) QA
2 31 (9.87%) SDET
3 5 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.32%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (3.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.23%) Ansible
1 7 (2.23%) Puppet
2 6 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.96%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 68 (21.66%) Microsoft
2 42 (13.38%) Oracle
3 23 (7.32%) HP
4 9 (2.87%) Sencha
5 6 (1.91%) SAP
6 5 (1.59%) Perforce
7 2 (0.64%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.64%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.32%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.32%) CODA
8 1 (0.32%) Informatica
8 1 (0.32%) New Relic
8 1 (0.32%) Sitecore
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