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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 142 142 134
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 18 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 0.22% 0.064%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.72% 1.89% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
Median daily rate £425 £331 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% +1.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £344
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -
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
484 423 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.90% 11.37% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 251 168
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.96 £37.00 £27.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £43.09 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

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
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 25 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Cheshire +10 16 £425 +16.04% 1
Manchester -12 2 £294 -9.61% 5
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 37 (94.87%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (92.31%) .NET
3 33 (84.62%) Microsoft
4 30 (76.92%) Test Automation
5 28 (71.79%) MS Excel
6 27 (69.23%) Windows
6 27 (69.23%) TDD
6 27 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (66.67%) TestComplete
7 26 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (64.10%) Software Engineering
8 25 (64.10%) Code Coverage
9 24 (61.54%) Degree
10 18 (46.15%) DevOps
11 17 (43.59%) Java
12 13 (33.33%) C#
13 10 (25.64%) MVC
13 10 (25.64%) Finance
14 8 (20.51%) BDD
14 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
14 8 (20.51%) TeamCity
14 8 (20.51%) Gradle
14 8 (20.51%) Scrum
14 8 (20.51%) Citrix
14 8 (20.51%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (20.51%) CCEA
15 7 (17.95%) Migration
15 7 (17.95%) .NET Framework
15 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
15 7 (17.95%) AngularJS

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.38%) CMS
1 6 (15.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 28 (71.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 26 (66.67%) TestComplete
2 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
2 8 (20.51%) Gradle
2 8 (20.51%) TeamCity
3 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
4 5 (12.82%) Selenium
5 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.69%) Vagrant
6 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (5.13%) Bitbucket
6 2 (5.13%) CMake
6 2 (5.13%) InstallShield
6 2 (5.13%) JIRA
6 2 (5.13%) Mercurial
6 2 (5.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.13%) WiX
7 1 (2.56%) Grunt
7 1 (2.56%) gulp
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Consultant
2 13 (33.33%) Developer
2 13 (33.33%) DevOps Consultant
3 12 (30.77%) Integration Consultant
4 11 (28.21%) .NET Developer
5 9 (23.08%) Agile .NET Developer
5 9 (23.08%) Agile Developer
6 5 (12.82%) .NET Software Developer
6 5 (12.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Software Developer
7 4 (10.26%) Agile Java Developer
7 4 (10.26%) Architect
7 4 (10.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
7 4 (10.26%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Java Developer
7 4 (10.26%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Agile C# Developer
8 3 (7.69%) HTML Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (92.31%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) .NET Framework
2 7 (17.95%) AngularJS
3 6 (15.38%) CSS
3 6 (15.38%) CSS3
3 6 (15.38%) HTML
3 6 (15.38%) HTML5
4 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.56%) Aurelia
5 1 (2.56%) Durandal
5 1 (2.56%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.56%) jQuery
5 1 (2.56%) REST
5 1 (2.56%) Swagger
5 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (94.87%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (76.92%) Test Automation
3 27 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (69.23%) TDD
4 25 (64.10%) Code Coverage
4 25 (64.10%) Software Engineering
5 18 (46.15%) DevOps
6 10 (25.64%) MVC
7 8 (20.51%) BDD
7 8 (20.51%) Scrum
8 7 (17.95%) Migration
9 6 (15.38%) OWASP
9 6 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (15.38%) Web Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Web Development
11 4 (10.26%) Process Management
12 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
12 3 (7.69%) Manual Testing
12 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
13 2 (5.13%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) Java
2 13 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) C++
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (61.54%) Degree
2 8 (20.51%) CCEA
2 8 (20.51%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) WCAG
2 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VirtualBox
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Citrix
3 6 (15.38%) EPiServer
3 6 (15.38%) Sitecore
4 4 (10.26%) Capita
5 2 (5.13%) IBM
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) Twitter
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