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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 102 79 94
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 12 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.57% 1.48% 1.04%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.73% 8.57% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £318
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +25.98%
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
322 315 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 15.40% 17.25% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 200 145
Average daily rate £364 £355 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% +11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +20.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke - - - - 2
SpecFlow
South East

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (90.00%) .NET
1 18 (90.00%) Web Services
2 16 (80.00%) Java
2 16 (80.00%) Scrum
3 15 (75.00%) SQL
4 14 (70.00%) SOAP
4 14 (70.00%) Cucumber
4 14 (70.00%) SoapUI
5 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (60.00%) Software Engineering
6 11 (55.00%) Ruby
6 11 (55.00%) Test Strategy
7 10 (50.00%) Data Transformation
8 9 (45.00%) C#
8 9 (45.00%) Integration Testing
9 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
9 7 (35.00%) ESRI
9 7 (35.00%) User Stories
9 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
10 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
10 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (30.00%) TDD
11 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (25.00%) Selenium
11 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
11 5 (25.00%) BDD
12 4 (20.00%) Hudson
12 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (20.00%) SQL Server

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (15.00%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) Cucumber
1 14 (70.00%) SoapUI
2 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (25.00%) Selenium
4 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (20.00%) Hudson
5 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (15.00%) FitNesse
6 3 (15.00%) Subversion
7 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
7 2 (10.00%) WiX
7 2 (10.00%) NUnit
7 2 (10.00%) MSI
7 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
8 1 (5.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) .NET
1 18 (90.00%) Web Services
2 14 (70.00%) SOAP
3 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (15.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (10.00%) Breeze.js
5 2 (10.00%) Durandal
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (10.00%) Kendo UI
5 2 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (10.00%) jQuery
5 2 (10.00%) Ajax
5 2 (10.00%) WCF
5 2 (10.00%) JSP
5 2 (10.00%) XML
5 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
6 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Scrum
2 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 11 (55.00%) Test Strategy
4 10 (50.00%) Data Transformation
5 9 (45.00%) Integration Testing
6 7 (35.00%) User Stories
7 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (30.00%) TDD
8 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (25.00%) BDD
9 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
10 3 (15.00%) MVC
11 2 (10.00%) Web Development
11 2 (10.00%) System Testing
11 2 (10.00%) ITIL
11 2 (10.00%) Process Management
12 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
12 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
12 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) Java
2 15 (75.00%) SQL
3 11 (55.00%) Ruby
4 9 (45.00%) C#
5 3 (15.00%) Python
5 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (10.00%) TypeScript
6 2 (10.00%) VB
7 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Vagrant
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) ESRI
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) DevExpress
4 2 (10.00%) Serena