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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 140 140 130
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 18 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.031% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.97% 0.24% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 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
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
606 420 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.99% 12.84% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 276 129
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 10 18
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.00 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.50 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 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
Manchester -2 14 £369 - 6
Cheshire - 3 £475 - 3
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (90.91%) .NET
3 17 (77.27%) C#
4 14 (63.64%) MVC
4 14 (63.64%) Scrum
4 14 (63.64%) BDD
5 13 (59.09%) AngularJS
6 12 (54.55%) HTML
6 12 (54.55%) CSS
6 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 12 (54.55%) HTML5
6 12 (54.55%) CSS3
7 11 (50.00%) Web Testing
7 11 (50.00%) EPiServer
7 11 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (50.00%) Sitecore
7 11 (50.00%) OWASP
7 11 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 11 (50.00%) .NET Framework
7 11 (50.00%) WCAG
7 11 (50.00%) CMS
8 7 (31.82%) Selenium
9 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
9 6 (27.27%) TDD
10 5 (22.73%) Capita
10 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
10 5 (22.73%) Process Management
10 5 (22.73%) Front End Development
10 5 (22.73%) User Experience

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 11 (50.00%) CMS
1 11 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Couchbase
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (18.18%) TeamCity
3 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.64%) TestComplete
4 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.55%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
5 1 (4.55%) NUnit
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (4.55%) Toad
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Developer
4 6 (27.27%) Agile .NET Developer
4 6 (27.27%) HTML Developer
5 5 (22.73%) Agile C# Developer
5 5 (22.73%) C# Developer
6 4 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (18.18%) Lead Developer
6 4 (18.18%) UX Developer
7 3 (13.64%) Analyst
7 3 (13.64%) Architect
7 3 (13.64%) Technical Leader
7 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
8 2 (9.09%) Angular Developer
8 2 (9.09%) Consultant
8 2 (9.09%) Integration Architect
8 2 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (9.09%) Technical Developer
8 2 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) .NET
2 13 (59.09%) AngularJS
3 12 (54.55%) CSS
3 12 (54.55%) CSS3
3 12 (54.55%) HTML
3 12 (54.55%) HTML5
4 11 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.55%) Autofac
6 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
6 1 (4.55%) LINQ
6 1 (4.55%) SignalR
6 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (22.73%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) BDD
2 14 (63.64%) MVC
2 14 (63.64%) Scrum
3 11 (50.00%) OWASP
3 11 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 11 (50.00%) Web Testing
4 6 (27.27%) TDD
4 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 5 (22.73%) Front End Development
5 5 (22.73%) Process Management
6 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Code Coverage
7 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) ES6
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) CCEA
2 3 (13.64%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) WCAG
2 4 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) EPiServer
2 11 (50.00%) Sitecore
3 5 (22.73%) Capita
4 3 (13.64%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle