The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 48 - 67
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 9 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.36% - 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.68% - 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£500 - £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
SpecFlow
East of England

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

Development Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
71 71 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.74% 11.31% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 61
Average daily rate £385 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £294 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -9.75%
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 Hertfordshire

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

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 2 £500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
St Albans - - - - 1
SpecFlow
East of England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) BDD
3 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
4 8 (50.00%) REST
4 8 (50.00%) Couchbase
4 8 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (43.75%) Finance
5 7 (43.75%) Scrum
5 7 (43.75%) TDD
5 7 (43.75%) C#
5 7 (43.75%) .NET
5 7 (43.75%) ISEB
5 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
5 7 (43.75%) ISTQB
5 7 (43.75%) QA
5 7 (43.75%) Gherkin
5 7 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
6 5 (31.25%) WCF
6 5 (31.25%) Marketing
6 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Java
7 4 (25.00%) SOA
7 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (18.75%) Confluence
8 3 (18.75%) StyleCop

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (18.75%) Confluence
2 2 (12.50%) Node.js
3 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) OpenShift
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Couchbase
2 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
2 8 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (18.75%) StyleCop
4 3 (18.75%) JIRA
4 3 (18.75%) Fiddler
4 3 (18.75%) Selenium
4 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
5 2 (12.50%) NUnit
6 1 (6.25%) JUnit
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Consultant
2 7 (43.75%) Test Consultant
3 5 (31.25%) Lead Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) REST
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) Gherkin
3 5 (31.25%) WCF
4 3 (18.75%) HTML
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Chip and PIN
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) BDD
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
5 4 (25.00%) SOA
6 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) OOP
6 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 3 (18.75%) Pair Programming
6 3 (18.75%) DevOps
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ISEB
1 7 (43.75%) ISTQB
1 7 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
1 3 (18.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Splunk
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle