The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 91 88 85
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 14 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.77% 0.071% 0.087%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.32% 0.51% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 1
Average daily rate £369 - £275
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
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
324 196 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.79% 13.82% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 151 69
Average daily rate £345 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 - £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stockport - 10 £370 -
SpecFlow
North West

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (88.89%) C#
2 16 (88.89%) .NET
3 14 (77.78%) MVC
3 14 (77.78%) Scrum
3 14 (77.78%) BDD
4 13 (72.22%) AngularJS
5 12 (66.67%) CSS3
5 12 (66.67%) HTML5
5 12 (66.67%) HTML
5 12 (66.67%) CSS
6 11 (61.11%) CMS
6 11 (61.11%) WCAG
6 11 (61.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (61.11%) .NET Framework
6 11 (61.11%) Web Testing
6 11 (61.11%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (61.11%) Sitecore
6 11 (61.11%) OWASP
6 11 (61.11%) EPiServer
6 11 (61.11%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (33.33%) Selenium
9 5 (27.78%) Capita
9 5 (27.78%) Process Management
9 5 (27.78%) Front End Development
9 5 (27.78%) User Experience
10 3 (16.67%) TDD
10 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 11 (61.11%) CMS
1 11 (61.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Couchbase
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.56%) NUnit
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.56%) Toad
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Developer
4 6 (33.33%) Agile .NET Developer
4 6 (33.33%) HTML Developer
5 5 (27.78%) Agile C# Developer
5 5 (27.78%) C# Developer
6 4 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (22.22%) Lead Developer
6 4 (22.22%) UX Developer
7 3 (16.67%) Analyst
7 3 (16.67%) Technical Leader
7 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
8 2 (11.11%) Angular Developer
8 2 (11.11%) Consultant
8 2 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (11.11%) Technical Developer
8 2 (11.11%) Tester
8 2 (11.11%) User Experience Consultant
9 1 (5.56%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) AngularJS
3 12 (66.67%) CSS
3 12 (66.67%) CSS3
3 12 (66.67%) HTML
3 12 (66.67%) HTML5
4 11 (61.11%) .NET Framework
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (5.56%) Autofac
6 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
6 1 (5.56%) LINQ
6 1 (5.56%) SignalR
6 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (27.78%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) BDD
2 14 (77.78%) MVC
2 14 (77.78%) Scrum
3 11 (61.11%) OWASP
3 11 (61.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 11 (61.11%) Web Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Front End Development
4 5 (27.78%) Process Management
5 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) OO
7 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) ES6
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) WCAG
2 3 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) EPiServer
1 11 (61.11%) Sitecore
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Capita
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle