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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 240 242 207
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -35
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 29 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.17% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.29% 1.60% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 29
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £423 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 - -
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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
1268 999 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.82% 10.72% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 585 567
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 21
Average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £30.00 £17.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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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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
Berkshire - 10 £355 - 1
Hampshire -5 8 £360 +12.94% 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £320 -
Surrey -4 4 £320 -17.41%
Kent - 1 £415 - 1
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 35 (85.37%) C#
2 32 (78.05%) BDD
3 31 (75.61%) Selenium
4 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (63.41%) WebDriver
6 21 (51.22%) Cucumber
7 15 (36.59%) Visual Studio
7 15 (36.59%) Test Scripting
8 14 (34.15%) .NET
8 14 (34.15%) SOAP
8 14 (34.15%) TDD
9 13 (31.71%) Scrum
9 13 (31.71%) XML
9 13 (31.71%) Oracle
10 12 (29.27%) Test Automation
10 12 (29.27%) Oracle Database
11 10 (24.39%) HTML
12 9 (21.95%) Web Services
12 9 (21.95%) User Stories
13 8 (19.51%) Java
13 8 (19.51%) Finance
13 8 (19.51%) Data Protection
14 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
14 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
14 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (17.07%) JSON
14 7 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (17.07%) Regression Testing
14 7 (17.07%) VB
15 6 (14.63%) Microsoft

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (7.32%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Kerberos
1 1 (2.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (75.61%) Selenium
2 26 (63.41%) WebDriver
3 21 (51.22%) Cucumber
4 15 (36.59%) Visual Studio
5 7 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (14.63%) SoapUI
7 4 (9.76%) Hudson
7 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
7 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
7 4 (9.76%) FitNesse
7 4 (9.76%) JIRA
8 3 (7.32%) Subversion
9 2 (4.88%) NUnit
10 1 (2.44%) ReSharper
10 1 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.44%) MSI
10 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.44%) NCover
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Games
2 1 (2.44%) Military
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
2 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Marketing
2 1 (2.44%) Electronics
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Tester
2 18 (43.90%) Analyst
2 18 (43.90%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Automation Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Software Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Regression Tester
5 5 (12.20%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Automated Tester
7 3 (7.32%) Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Systems Test Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Test Team Leader
8 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.88%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Automation Team Leader
8 2 (4.88%) Agile Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) .NET
1 14 (34.15%) SOAP
2 13 (31.71%) XML
3 10 (24.39%) HTML
4 9 (21.95%) Web Services
5 7 (17.07%) JSON
6 6 (14.63%) Gherkin
7 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.88%) Entity Framework
9 1 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (2.44%) WCF
9 1 (2.44%) jQuery
9 1 (2.44%) RESTful
9 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
9 1 (2.44%) Ajax
9 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.44%) JSP
9 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.88%) GIS
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Android
1 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (78.05%) BDD
2 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (36.59%) Test Scripting
4 14 (34.15%) TDD
5 13 (31.71%) Scrum
6 12 (29.27%) Test Automation
7 9 (21.95%) User Stories
8 8 (19.51%) Data Protection
9 7 (17.07%) Regression Testing
9 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
10 6 (14.63%) Automation Testing
11 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
11 5 (12.20%) System Testing
11 5 (12.20%) SDLC
11 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
12 3 (7.32%) MVC
12 3 (7.32%) DevOps
12 3 (7.32%) Coaching
13 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (85.37%) C#
2 8 (19.51%) Java
3 7 (17.07%) VB
4 5 (12.20%) SQL
5 4 (9.76%) Ruby
6 3 (7.32%) Python
7 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.44%) VBScript
7 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.44%) C++
7 1 (2.44%) F#
7 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Oracle
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) ESRI
4 2 (4.88%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) Serena
5 1 (2.44%) DevExpress