The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 93 68 80
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +12
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 2 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.13% 1.40% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.68% 9.36% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 0
Average daily rate £370 £281 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+128.33% -
SpecFlow
West Yorkshire

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

Development Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
292 171 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.65% 15.01% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 136 83
Average daily rate £425 £341 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.54% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) FitNesse
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSD
2 2 (66.67%) WSDL
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) Dapper ORM
3 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) ATDD
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) FitNesse
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) WSDL
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSD
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) Dapper ORM
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) ATDD
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft