The first table below looks at the demand for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Luton region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 24 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.02% 1.41% -
As % of the Development Applications category 14.29% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £368 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.56% +22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
28 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 14.14% 7.04% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 0
Average daily rate £325 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%
SpecFlow
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SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in Luton

SpecFlow
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) JUnit
1 4 (100.00%) NUnit
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) RSpec
1 4 (100.00%) MSTest
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) JUnit
1 4 (100.00%) NUnit
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 4 (100.00%) RSpec
1 4 (100.00%) MSTest
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft