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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SpecFlow
England / North West
Rank 124 140 148
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +8
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 3 18 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.48% 0.030%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.66% 2.93% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 0
Median daily rate £353 £369 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.53% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £305
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-33.03% +128.33%

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
454 614 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.46% 16.32% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 374 282
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +6.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.60 £44.15 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +15.38%

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +4 3 £353 -4.53% 4
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) NUnit
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) NHS
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) NUnit
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Tester
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA