The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 113 93 97
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +4
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 7 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.32% 0.50% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.83% 3.16% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
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£335 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £400 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £408 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £324
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SpecFlow
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Development Applications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
383 253 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 17.55% 15.73% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 136 153
Average daily rate £335 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SpecFlow across the Hampshire region.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014. 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
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Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke - - - -
SpecFlow
South East

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 18 (94.74%) Java
2 17 (89.47%) .NET
3 16 (84.21%) Cucumber
4 15 (78.95%) SoapUI
4 15 (78.95%) Scrum
4 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (73.68%) SQL
6 13 (68.42%) SOAP
6 13 (68.42%) Ruby
7 12 (63.16%) Test Strategy
8 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
8 11 (57.89%) BDD
8 11 (57.89%) Software Engineering
8 11 (57.89%) Web Services
9 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
9 8 (42.11%) Algorithms
10 7 (36.84%) C#
10 7 (36.84%) ESRI
11 6 (31.58%) TDD
12 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
12 5 (26.32%) Data Transformation
12 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
13 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
13 4 (21.05%) Coaching
13 4 (21.05%) Hudson
13 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
14 3 (15.79%) Subversion
14 3 (15.79%) Oracle Spatial
14 3 (15.79%) Selenium

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 3 (15.79%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Kerberos
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (84.21%) Cucumber
2 15 (78.95%) SoapUI
3 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
4 4 (21.05%) Hudson
4 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
5 3 (15.79%) Subversion
5 3 (15.79%) Selenium
5 3 (15.79%) FitNesse
6 2 (10.53%) WiX
6 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (10.53%) Jasmine
6 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
6 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
6 2 (10.53%) MSI
6 2 (10.53%) NUnit
7 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
7 1 (5.26%) WATIR
7 1 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
1 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) .NET
2 13 (68.42%) SOAP
3 11 (57.89%) Web Services
4 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (15.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (10.53%) Breeze.js
6 2 (10.53%) Durandal
6 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (10.53%) Kendo UI
6 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (10.53%) XML
6 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
6 2 (10.53%) JSP
6 2 (10.53%) WCF
6 2 (10.53%) jQuery
6 2 (10.53%) Ajax
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Scrum
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Test Strategy
3 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
3 11 (57.89%) BDD
3 11 (57.89%) Software Engineering
4 6 (31.58%) TDD
5 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Data Transformation
6 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
6 4 (21.05%) Coaching
7 3 (15.79%) MVC
7 3 (15.79%) User Stories
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 2 (10.53%) Validation
8 2 (10.53%) Web Development
8 2 (10.53%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) Java
2 14 (73.68%) SQL
3 13 (68.42%) Ruby
4 7 (36.84%) C#
5 3 (15.79%) Python
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 2 (10.53%) TypeScript
6 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 2 (10.53%) VB
7 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) ESRI
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) DevExpress
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Serena
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