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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 237 208 224
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +16
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 16 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.60% 2.89% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 12
Average daily rate
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£338 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £400 £317
% change year-on-year
-17.18% +26.18%
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
997 933 1037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.71% 10.63% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 560 505
Average daily rate £355 £374 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 46
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.73 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.70%

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014. 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
Hampshire -30 10 £313 -21.87% 1
Surrey +11 6 £375 -3.84% 4
Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 3
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (86.49%) Scrum
2 32 (86.49%) Web Services
3 31 (83.78%) .NET
4 27 (72.97%) SQL
5 26 (70.27%) SOAP
6 25 (67.57%) C#
7 21 (56.76%) BDD
8 18 (48.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (48.65%) Visual Studio
9 17 (45.95%) SQL Server
10 16 (43.24%) Java
10 16 (43.24%) Cucumber
10 16 (43.24%) WCF
11 15 (40.54%) Automated Testing
12 14 (37.84%) QA
12 14 (37.84%) SoapUI
13 13 (35.14%) Test Automation
13 13 (35.14%) XML
14 12 (32.43%) Software Engineering
14 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
14 12 (32.43%) WPF
14 12 (32.43%) REST
14 12 (32.43%) Office 365
14 12 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (29.73%) Test Strategy
15 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (29.73%) Ruby
16 10 (27.03%) ISEB
16 10 (27.03%) Selenium

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 (8.11%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (2.70%) Node.js
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (32.43%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Kerberos
1 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (45.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (48.65%) Visual Studio
1 18 (48.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (43.24%) Cucumber
3 14 (37.84%) SoapUI
4 10 (27.03%) Selenium
5 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
6 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
7 4 (10.81%) Hudson
7 4 (10.81%) Subversion
8 3 (8.11%) FitNesse
8 3 (8.11%) TeamCity
8 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
8 3 (8.11%) Jasmine
9 2 (5.41%) WiX
9 2 (5.41%) MSBuild
9 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
9 2 (5.41%) MSI
9 2 (5.41%) JMeter
9 2 (5.41%) NUnit
10 1 (2.70%) JSUnit
General
1 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
1 16 (43.24%) Test Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Test Engineer
3 10 (27.03%) Software Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Tester
5 6 (16.22%) Developer
5 6 (16.22%) QA Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
7 3 (8.11%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Test Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Automation Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) QA Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.70%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (86.49%) Web Services
2 31 (83.78%) .NET
3 26 (70.27%) SOAP
4 16 (43.24%) WCF
5 13 (35.14%) XML
6 12 (32.43%) WPF
6 12 (32.43%) REST
7 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
8 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
9 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (8.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (8.11%) jQuery
9 3 (8.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (5.41%) Breeze.js
10 2 (5.41%) Durandal
10 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (5.41%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
10 2 (5.41%) Kendo UI
10 2 (5.41%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (86.49%) Scrum
3 21 (56.76%) BDD
4 15 (40.54%) Automated Testing
5 13 (35.14%) Test Automation
6 12 (32.43%) Software Engineering
6 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
7 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (29.73%) Test Strategy
8 10 (27.03%) Data Transformation
9 9 (24.32%) DevOps
9 9 (24.32%) Integration Testing
10 8 (21.62%) TDD
11 7 (18.92%) MVC
11 7 (18.92%) User Stories
12 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
13 2 (5.41%) Process Management
13 2 (5.41%) ITIL
13 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
13 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) SQL
2 25 (67.57%) C#
3 16 (43.24%) Java
4 11 (29.73%) Ruby
5 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.11%) Python
7 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
7 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.41%) VB
8 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) ISEB
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (37.84%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Puppet
1 2 (5.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) ESRI
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) Serena
4 2 (5.41%) DevExpress
5 1 (2.70%) Twitter
5 1 (2.70%) Google