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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 148 166 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.057% 0.11% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 0.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £343
% change year-on-year
+2.24% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.25 -
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
564 570 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.12% 12.74% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 368 229
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £358
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 7
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £37.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £34.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 2 - - 3
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
3 17 (85.00%) TDD
3 17 (85.00%) MS Excel
3 17 (85.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (80.00%) Windows
4 16 (80.00%) Code Coverage
4 16 (80.00%) Software Engineering
4 16 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (80.00%) TestComplete
5 15 (75.00%) Degree
5 15 (75.00%) DevOps
6 13 (65.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 13 (65.00%) Java
7 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (30.00%) Finance
8 6 (30.00%) Gradle
9 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
10 4 (20.00%) C#
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (20.00%) MVC
11 3 (15.00%) Selenium
11 3 (15.00%) jQuery
11 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
11 3 (15.00%) Puppet
11 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
11 3 (15.00%) Citrix
11 3 (15.00%) Citrix Certification

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 17 (85.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (85.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (80.00%) TestComplete
3 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (30.00%) Gradle
5 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (15.00%) Selenium
6 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (15.00%) Vagrant
7 2 (10.00%) JIRA
7 2 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
8 1 (5.00%) Grunt
8 1 (5.00%) gulp
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Consultant
2 10 (50.00%) DevOps Consultant
3 9 (45.00%) Integration Consultant
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
4 6 (30.00%) Developer
5 5 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (20.00%) .NET Developer
7 3 (15.00%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (15.00%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Developer
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (15.00%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
7 3 (15.00%) Java Software Developer
7 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
8 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Java Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Java Integration Consultant
8 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (15.00%) jQuery
3 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (10.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) HTML5
3 2 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Aurelia
4 1 (5.00%) Durandal
4 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) Swagger
4 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (85.00%) TDD
3 16 (80.00%) Code Coverage
3 16 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (80.00%) Software Engineering
4 15 (75.00%) DevOps
5 13 (65.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (20.00%) MVC
7 3 (15.00%) Migration
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) SOLID
7 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (10.00%) OOP
9 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
9 1 (5.00%) BDD
9 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
9 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) CCEA
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter