The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 205 222 246
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +24
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 46 43 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.46% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.99% 3.22% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 14
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £416 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1154 1335 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.67% 14.20% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 799 686
Median daily rate £415 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 42 31
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £37.50 £23.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SpecFlow
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow across the South East region.

SpecFlow Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
Hampshire +15 19 £338 -15.62% 1
Surrey +22 14 £398 +23.25% 2
West Sussex - 4 - - 2
East Sussex - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 £375 -
Berkshire +6 1 - -
Kent +3 1 £425 +30.76%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 South East region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 88 (77.88%) C#
2 86 (76.11%) Selenium
3 72 (63.72%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (53.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (47.79%) BDD
6 53 (46.90%) .NET
7 45 (39.82%) Scrum
8 39 (34.51%) NUnit
9 38 (33.63%) Defect Tracking
10 37 (32.74%) Software Testing
10 37 (32.74%) Git (software)
11 36 (31.86%) Test Automation
11 36 (31.86%) Security Cleared
11 36 (31.86%) Test Scripting
11 36 (31.86%) Microsoft
11 36 (31.86%) Oracle
12 35 (30.97%) Regression Testing
12 35 (30.97%) F#
13 34 (30.09%) XML
14 32 (28.32%) SC Cleared
15 31 (27.43%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (25.66%) Test Strategy
16 29 (25.66%) User Stories
17 28 (24.78%) SQL
18 26 (23.01%) Migration
19 25 (22.12%) TDD
20 24 (21.24%) WebDriver
21 23 (20.35%) JavaScript
22 22 (19.47%) T-SQL
22 22 (19.47%) Web Services

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (12.39%) IIS
2 9 (7.96%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (18.58%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (6.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (5.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (2.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.93%) Cloud Computing
1 18 (15.93%) PaaS
2 7 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) DNS
1 9 (7.96%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.77%) HTTP
2 2 (1.77%) Internet
2 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.47%) Oracle Reports
2 18 (15.93%) SQL Server
3 12 (10.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (8.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (6.19%) MongoDB
5 7 (6.19%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.65%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 86 (76.11%) Selenium
2 60 (53.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (34.51%) NUnit
4 37 (32.74%) Git (software)
5 24 (21.24%) WebDriver
6 21 (18.58%) Jenkins
6 21 (18.58%) Visual Studio
7 18 (15.93%) Gradle
7 18 (15.93%) MSBuild
7 18 (15.93%) TeamCity
8 16 (14.16%) HP UFT
9 11 (9.73%) CMake
10 10 (8.85%) MSTest
10 10 (8.85%) Oracle APEX
11 9 (7.96%) MSI
11 9 (7.96%) Protractor
11 9 (7.96%) TestComplete
11 9 (7.96%) WiX
12 8 (7.08%) Cucumber
12 8 (7.08%) JIRA
General
1 4 (3.54%) Finance
1 4 (3.54%) Military
1 4 (3.54%) Publishing
2 3 (2.65%) Electronics
2 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.65%) Marketing
2 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.88%) Legal
3 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (38.94%) Tester
2 40 (35.40%) Automation Tester
3 22 (19.47%) Analyst
4 21 (18.58%) Test Analyst
5 20 (17.70%) Automation Test Analyst
6 18 (15.93%) Build Engineer
7 17 (15.04%) Developer
8 14 (12.39%) .NET Developer
8 14 (12.39%) Test Engineer
9 12 (10.62%) Test Automation Engineer
10 10 (8.85%) Consultant
11 8 (7.08%) Build Automation Engineer
12 6 (5.31%) C# Developer
12 6 (5.31%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 6 (5.31%) Selenium Tester
13 4 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
13 4 (3.54%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 4 (3.54%) Test Consultant
14 3 (2.65%) Automation Engineer
14 3 (2.65%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (46.90%) .NET
2 34 (30.09%) XML
3 22 (19.47%) .NET Framework
3 22 (19.47%) Web Services
4 14 (12.39%) RESTful
5 13 (11.50%) ASP.NET
5 13 (11.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (11.50%) jQuery
5 13 (11.50%) SOAP
6 12 (10.62%) Ajax
6 12 (10.62%) Breeze.js
6 12 (10.62%) Durandal
6 12 (10.62%) Entity Framework
6 12 (10.62%) KnockoutJS
6 12 (10.62%) React
7 11 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (9.73%) Kendo UI
7 11 (9.73%) WCF
8 10 (8.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 10 (8.85%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
1 2 (1.77%) N-Tier
2 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (0.88%) IVR
2 1 (0.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.39%) Windows
2 3 (2.65%) Android
2 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.65%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.77%) Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (63.72%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (47.79%) BDD
3 45 (39.82%) Scrum
4 38 (33.63%) Defect Tracking
5 37 (32.74%) Software Testing
6 36 (31.86%) Test Automation
6 36 (31.86%) Test Scripting
7 35 (30.97%) Regression Testing
8 31 (27.43%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (25.66%) Test Strategy
9 29 (25.66%) User Stories
10 26 (23.01%) Migration
11 25 (22.12%) TDD
12 20 (17.70%) Continuous Delivery
12 20 (17.70%) Performance Testing
13 19 (16.81%) Microservices
14 15 (13.27%) Automated Testing
15 14 (12.39%) Web Development
16 13 (11.50%) MVC
17 12 (10.62%) Full Text Search
Programming Languages
1 88 (77.88%) C#
2 35 (30.97%) F#
3 28 (24.78%) SQL
4 23 (20.35%) JavaScript
5 22 (19.47%) T-SQL
6 19 (16.81%) Python
7 16 (14.16%) C++
7 16 (14.16%) Java
8 15 (13.27%) VBScript
9 14 (12.39%) TypeScript
10 10 (8.85%) PowerShell
10 10 (8.85%) VB
11 6 (5.31%) PHP
12 5 (4.42%) C
13 1 (0.88%) Ruby
13 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (31.86%) Security Cleared
2 32 (28.32%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.19%) DBS Check
3 7 (6.19%) ISEB
3 7 (6.19%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.47%) QA
2 4 (3.54%) SDET
3 1 (0.88%) GAMP
System Software
1 18 (15.93%) Docker
2 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.77%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (15.93%) Ansible
1 18 (15.93%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (14.16%) Puppet
3 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (31.86%) Microsoft
1 36 (31.86%) Oracle
2 18 (15.93%) Perforce
3 11 (9.73%) HP
4 10 (8.85%) DevExpress
5 7 (6.19%) BMC
5 7 (6.19%) Remedy
6 3 (2.65%) SAP
7 1 (0.88%) Google
7 1 (0.88%) Progress
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