The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 69 72 63
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.35% 0.10% 0.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.63% 0.80% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£350 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £344 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Reading region.

Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
114 125 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.27% 12.65% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 61 33
Average daily rate £350 £319 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £207 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £439 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £35.50 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.17% +36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SpecFlow across the Reading region.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SpecFlow
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SpecFlow.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SpecFlow. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA