The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 157 135 137
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 9 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.032% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.61% 0.30% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
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£350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 - -
SpecFlow
England

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

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
558 334 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.82% 10.77% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 198 172
Average daily rate £388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £264 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £406 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 16
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 3 September 2015. 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
Cheshire - 6 £358 -
Manchester -17 3 £325 - 6
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Selenium
3 7 (53.85%) TeamCity
4 6 (46.15%) TDD
4 6 (46.15%) C#
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (38.46%) Degree
5 5 (38.46%) QA
5 5 (38.46%) Automation Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Code Coverage
6 4 (30.77%) JIRA
6 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 4 (30.77%) TestComplete
6 4 (30.77%) BDD
6 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Migration
7 3 (23.08%) CMS
7 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
7 3 (23.08%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (23.08%) Sitecore
7 3 (23.08%) Umbraco
7 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
7 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) CMS
1 3 (23.08%) Umbraco
1 3 (23.08%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
1 7 (53.85%) TeamCity
2 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (30.77%) TestComplete
3 4 (30.77%) JIRA
4 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
6 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
6 1 (7.69%) Toad
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Integration Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.69%) CSS3
3 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) Ajax
3 1 (7.69%) LINQ
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) TDD
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Automation Testing
4 4 (30.77%) BDD
4 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 4 (30.77%) Code Coverage
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.69%) ATDD
7 1 (7.69%) User Stories
7 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Sitecore
3 1 (7.69%) Twitter
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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