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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 232 205 200
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -5
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 17 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.37% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.43% 3.43% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1185 905 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.92% 10.74% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 492 457
Average daily rate £375 £348 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 60
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £34.13 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £44.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 January 2015.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -14 10 £355 -11.80%
Surrey -1 5 £363 -
East Sussex -18 2 £350 +7.69% 2
Berkshire - - - -
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 24 (80.00%) BDD
2 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (73.33%) Scrum
4 20 (66.67%) C#
5 18 (60.00%) .NET
6 15 (50.00%) Selenium
7 14 (46.67%) Cucumber
8 13 (43.33%) SQL
8 13 (43.33%) Java
9 11 (36.67%) Web Services
10 10 (33.33%) Visual Studio
10 10 (33.33%) Automated Testing
10 10 (33.33%) TDD
11 9 (30.00%) Ruby
11 9 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
12 8 (26.67%) SOAP
12 8 (26.67%) QA
13 6 (20.00%) MVC
13 6 (20.00%) ISEB
13 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
13 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
13 6 (20.00%) Gherkin
13 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
13 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
13 6 (20.00%) TeamCity
13 6 (20.00%) WebDriver
14 5 (16.67%) REST
14 5 (16.67%) XML

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) MySQL
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Selenium
2 14 (46.67%) Cucumber
3 10 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 9 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
6 6 (20.00%) TeamCity
6 6 (20.00%) WebDriver
7 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (10.00%) Hudson
7 3 (10.00%) MSBuild
7 3 (10.00%) WATIR
8 2 (6.67%) FitNesse
8 2 (6.67%) NUnit
8 2 (6.67%) Subversion
8 2 (6.67%) JMeter
8 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
8 2 (6.67%) MSTest
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (3.33%) Automotive
1 1 (3.33%) Legal
1 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Tester
2 9 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Automation Tester
3 5 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Automation Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Test Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (60.00%) .NET
2 11 (36.67%) Web Services
3 8 (26.67%) SOAP
4 6 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 5 (16.67%) REST
5 5 (16.67%) XML
5 5 (16.67%) WCF
5 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 4 (13.33%) CSS
6 4 (13.33%) HTML
7 3 (10.00%) jQuery
8 2 (6.67%) WPF
8 2 (6.67%) Middleware
8 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
9 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (3.33%) HTML5
9 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
9 1 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (3.33%) CSS3
9 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) BDD
2 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (73.33%) Scrum
4 10 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 10 (33.33%) TDD
5 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (20.00%) MVC
6 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (13.33%) Coaching
9 3 (10.00%) Automation Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Validation
10 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Agile Testing
10 2 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) C#
2 13 (43.33%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) Java
3 9 (30.00%) Ruby
4 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.33%) PHP
6 2 (6.67%) Python
6 2 (6.67%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) F#
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) ESRI
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle