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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 85 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.26% 0.32% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.72% 3.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £336 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.37% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
147 115 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.70% 9.28% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 69 54
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.49 £112.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.02% -66.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (60.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Umbraco
4 2 (40.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (40.00%) Sitecore
4 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) CMS
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (20.00%) SOA
5 1 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) WCF

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (40.00%) Umbraco
1 2 (40.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (40.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (20.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) ATDD
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Sitecore