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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 234 225 203
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -22
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 18 18 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.19% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.53% 1.64% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 17
Average daily rate
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£338 £328 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% -18.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £294 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £362 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.92% -13.33%
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1177 1096 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.83% 11.78% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 647 545
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £471 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 52
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.90 £37.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%

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
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 1 May 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
Buckinghamshire -2 7 £320 +34.73%
Hampshire +1 5 £393 - 4
Kent - 2 £300 -
Berkshire - 2 £350 - 5
Surrey -3 1 £350 +1.81% 1
East Sussex -12 1 - -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 30 (85.71%) BDD
2 25 (71.43%) C#
3 23 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (57.14%) .NET
5 19 (54.29%) Cucumber
5 19 (54.29%) Selenium
6 15 (42.86%) Ruby
6 15 (42.86%) Scrum
6 15 (42.86%) WebDriver
7 14 (40.00%) Java
8 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio
8 10 (28.57%) TDD
9 9 (25.71%) SOAP
10 8 (22.86%) SQL
11 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
11 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
11 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
11 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
12 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
12 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
12 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
12 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
12 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
12 6 (17.14%) Oracle
13 5 (14.29%) Web Services
13 5 (14.29%) HTML
13 5 (14.29%) Automation Testing
13 5 (14.29%) Coaching
13 5 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (14.29%) QA

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1 (2.86%) Oracle Spatial
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (54.29%) Cucumber
1 19 (54.29%) Selenium
2 15 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.57%) WATIR
5 3 (8.57%) TeamCity
6 2 (5.71%) Hudson
6 2 (5.71%) MSTest
6 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.71%) NUnit
6 2 (5.71%) JIRA
7 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.86%) Subversion
7 1 (2.86%) TestNG
7 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.86%) FitNesse
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Aerospace
2 2 (5.71%) Military
3 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Analyst
2 15 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 11 (31.43%) Tester
4 7 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Automation Tester
5 6 (17.14%) Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Software Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Tester
7 3 (8.57%) QA Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Regression Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (5.71%) AWS Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) SOAP
3 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
4 5 (14.29%) Web Services
4 5 (14.29%) HTML
5 4 (11.43%) Gherkin
5 4 (11.43%) XML
6 3 (8.57%) JSON
7 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.86%) CSS
7 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.86%) HTML5
7 1 (2.86%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.71%) GIS
2 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (85.71%) BDD
2 23 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (42.86%) Scrum
4 10 (28.57%) TDD
5 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
6 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
7 5 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Coaching
7 5 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.43%) User Stories
9 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Test Management
10 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Validation
10 2 (5.71%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) C#
2 15 (42.86%) Ruby
3 14 (40.00%) Java
4 8 (22.86%) SQL
5 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.71%) C++
6 2 (5.71%) VB
7 1 (2.86%) Python
7 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) ESRI