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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 72 - 82
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.84% - 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.60% - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £314
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +27.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
125 47 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 14.97% 8.90% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 23 68
Average daily rate £400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £529 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +1.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 24 October 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £550 -
Watford - - - -
SpecFlow
East of England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) REST
2 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
3 5 (71.43%) Couchbase
3 5 (71.43%) WCF
3 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Marketing
3 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 3 (42.86%) NoSQL
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Node.js
5 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Splunk
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Confluence
5 1 (14.29%) StyleCop
5 1 (14.29%) Cucumber

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Couchbase
2 3 (42.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) StyleCop
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (71.43%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Lead Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) REST
2 5 (71.43%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
3 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
4 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) SOA
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Splunk