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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 138 146 132
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 23 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.96% 0.99% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 4
Median daily rate £425 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.90 - -
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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
464 404 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.90% 10.99% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 239 163
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 8
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.41 £37.00 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.65 £72.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.02 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.45% -1.28%

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 May 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 May 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 - 21 £425 - 1
Manchester -8 2 £294 -9.61% 6
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 39 (95.12%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (92.68%) .NET
3 31 (75.61%) Microsoft
4 27 (65.85%) Test Automation
5 25 (60.98%) MS Excel
6 24 (58.54%) Windows
6 24 (58.54%) TDD
6 24 (58.54%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (56.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (56.10%) TestComplete
8 22 (53.66%) Software Engineering
8 22 (53.66%) Code Coverage
9 21 (51.22%) Degree
10 18 (43.90%) C#
11 15 (36.59%) Java
11 15 (36.59%) MVC
11 15 (36.59%) DevOps
12 13 (31.71%) BDD
13 12 (29.27%) AngularJS
13 12 (29.27%) Scrum
13 12 (29.27%) .NET Framework
14 11 (26.83%) Requirements Analysis
14 11 (26.83%) Web Testing
14 11 (26.83%) WCAG
14 11 (26.83%) CMS
14 11 (26.83%) HTML
14 11 (26.83%) CSS
14 11 (26.83%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (26.83%) CSS3
14 11 (26.83%) HTML5

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 11 (26.83%) CMS
1 11 (26.83%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (60.98%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (56.10%) Team Foundation Server
1 23 (56.10%) TestComplete
2 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
2 7 (17.07%) Gradle
2 7 (17.07%) TeamCity
3 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
4 5 (12.20%) Selenium
5 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.88%) Bitbucket
6 2 (4.88%) CMake
6 2 (4.88%) InstallShield
6 2 (4.88%) JIRA
6 2 (4.88%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (4.88%) Vagrant
6 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.88%) WiX
7 1 (2.44%) Grunt
7 1 (2.44%) gulp
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Developer
2 14 (34.15%) Consultant
3 12 (29.27%) .NET Developer
4 11 (26.83%) Agile Developer
4 11 (26.83%) DevOps Consultant
5 10 (24.39%) Agile .NET Developer
5 10 (24.39%) Integration Consultant
6 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
6 6 (14.63%) HTML Developer
7 5 (12.20%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (12.20%) Agile C# Developer
7 5 (12.20%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (12.20%) Software Developer
8 4 (9.76%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (9.76%) Architect
8 4 (9.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (9.76%) Java Developer
8 4 (9.76%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (9.76%) Lead Developer
8 4 (9.76%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (92.68%) .NET
2 12 (29.27%) .NET Framework
2 12 (29.27%) AngularJS
3 11 (26.83%) CSS
3 11 (26.83%) CSS3
3 11 (26.83%) HTML
3 11 (26.83%) HTML5
4 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.44%) Aurelia
5 1 (2.44%) Durandal
5 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) REST
5 1 (2.44%) Swagger
5 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (12.20%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (58.54%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (95.12%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (65.85%) Test Automation
3 24 (58.54%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (58.54%) TDD
4 22 (53.66%) Code Coverage
4 22 (53.66%) Software Engineering
5 15 (36.59%) DevOps
5 15 (36.59%) MVC
6 13 (31.71%) BDD
7 12 (29.27%) Scrum
8 11 (26.83%) OWASP
8 11 (26.83%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (26.83%) Web Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Migration
9 6 (14.63%) Web Development
10 5 (12.20%) Front End Development
10 5 (12.20%) Process Management
11 3 (7.32%) Automated Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Manual Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) C#
2 15 (36.59%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) C++
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (51.22%) Degree
2 7 (17.07%) CCEA
2 7 (17.07%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) WCAG
2 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) VirtualBox
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (75.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.83%) EPiServer
2 11 (26.83%) Sitecore
3 7 (17.07%) Citrix
4 5 (12.20%) Capita
5 2 (4.88%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) VMware
6 1 (2.44%) Twitter