The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 103 99 88
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.17% 0.076%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.73% 1.72% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £325 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.50 -
SpecFlow
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
273 174 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.94% 9.69% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 113 122
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 1
Median hourly rate £29.53 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (75.00%) SOLID
3 2 (50.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) OOP
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) Grunt
3 1 (25.00%) gulp
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Aurelia
4 1 (25.00%) Durandal
4 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) Swagger
4 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) SOLID
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) OOP
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter