The first table below looks at the demand for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 29 July 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 North West 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 130 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.033% 0.15% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.34% 1.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £294
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +36.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
295 323 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.79% 11.92% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 167 173
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.88 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% -19.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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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
Manchester - 1 £325 -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 6 (75.00%) NUnit
2 6 (75.00%) WCF
2 6 (75.00%) jQuery
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (62.50%) Moq
3 5 (62.50%) Castle Windsor
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 5 (62.50%) ReSharper
3 5 (62.50%) NHibernate
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) OO
3 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
3 5 (62.50%) OOD
4 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (12.50%) ISTQB

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) NUnit
2 5 (62.50%) ReSharper
2 5 (62.50%) Moq
3 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
5 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) Toad
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
1 6 (75.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) WCF
2 6 (75.00%) jQuery
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (62.50%) Castle Windsor
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 5 (62.50%) NHibernate
4 2 (25.00%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) EDI
5 1 (12.50%) EDIFACT
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) CSS3
5 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) OO
2 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
2 5 (62.50%) OOD
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft