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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 141 149 132
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -17
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 12 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.21% 0.033%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.42% 1.88% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Median daily rate £425 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
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
495 425 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.53% 11.10% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 256 181
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 £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +29.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +2 8 £425 +18.88% 1
Manchester 0 4 £294 -9.61% 1
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 31 (96.88%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (96.88%) Test Automation
2 30 (93.75%) .NET
3 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
4 27 (84.38%) Windows
4 27 (84.38%) MS Excel
4 27 (84.38%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (81.25%) TestComplete
5 26 (81.25%) TDD
5 26 (81.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (78.13%) Software Engineering
6 25 (78.13%) Code Coverage
7 24 (75.00%) Degree
8 18 (56.25%) DevOps
9 17 (53.13%) Java
10 10 (31.25%) Finance
10 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
11 8 (25.00%) Gradle
11 8 (25.00%) Citrix
11 8 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (25.00%) CCEA
12 7 (21.88%) C#
12 7 (21.88%) Migration
12 7 (21.88%) TeamCity
12 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
13 5 (15.63%) MVC
13 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
14 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
14 4 (12.50%) Scrum
14 4 (12.50%) Selenium

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 27 (84.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (81.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 26 (81.25%) TestComplete
2 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 8 (25.00%) Gradle
4 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
4 7 (21.88%) TeamCity
5 4 (12.50%) Selenium
5 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 3 (9.38%) Vagrant
7 2 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (6.25%) Bitbucket
7 2 (6.25%) CMake
7 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
7 2 (6.25%) InstallShield
7 2 (6.25%) JIRA
7 2 (6.25%) Mercurial
7 2 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (6.25%) WiX
8 1 (3.13%) gulp
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Consultant
2 13 (40.63%) DevOps Consultant
3 12 (37.50%) Integration Consultant
4 7 (21.88%) Developer
5 5 (15.63%) .NET Developer
5 5 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Architect
6 4 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Software Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Integration Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Build Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (93.75%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (9.38%) jQuery
3 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.25%) Backbone.js
3 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 2 (6.25%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) HTML5
3 2 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.13%) Aurelia
4 1 (3.13%) Durandal
4 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.13%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) Swagger
4 1 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (96.88%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (96.88%) Test Automation
2 27 (84.38%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (81.25%) TDD
4 25 (78.13%) Code Coverage
4 25 (78.13%) Software Engineering
5 18 (56.25%) DevOps
6 7 (21.88%) Migration
7 5 (15.63%) MVC
8 4 (12.50%) Scrum
9 3 (9.38%) SOLID
9 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
10 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
10 2 (6.25%) OOP
10 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
10 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
11 1 (3.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Java
2 7 (21.88%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) C++
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) Degree
2 8 (25.00%) CCEA
2 8 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VirtualBox
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Twitter