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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 250 213 183
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -30
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 16 24 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.26% 0.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.34% 2.32% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £403 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1195 1033 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.88% 11.07% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 591 503
Average daily rate £363 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 55
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £38.70 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.44 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.08%

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 31 March 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
Hampshire -8 5 £393 -2.48%
East Sussex -6 3 £350 +7.69%
Surrey 0 1 £350 -
Berkshire -1 1 £350 -11.11% 3
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 29 (82.86%) BDD
2 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (62.86%) C#
4 20 (57.14%) .NET
5 19 (54.29%) Selenium
6 18 (51.43%) Scrum
7 16 (45.71%) Cucumber
8 15 (42.86%) Ruby
9 14 (40.00%) Java
10 11 (31.43%) SQL
10 11 (31.43%) TDD
10 11 (31.43%) WebDriver
11 9 (25.71%) QA
11 9 (25.71%) Visual Studio
11 9 (25.71%) Web Services
12 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
12 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
12 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
12 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
13 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
13 6 (17.14%) SOAP
13 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
13 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
13 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
14 5 (14.29%) Automation Testing
14 5 (14.29%) Coaching
14 5 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
14 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 2 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (54.29%) Selenium
2 16 (45.71%) Cucumber
3 11 (31.43%) WebDriver
4 9 (25.71%) Visual Studio
5 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (11.43%) TeamCity
8 3 (8.57%) WATIR
9 2 (5.71%) JIRA
9 2 (5.71%) NUnit
9 2 (5.71%) MSTest
9 2 (5.71%) Hudson
9 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
10 1 (2.86%) MSBuild
10 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.86%) FitNesse
10 1 (2.86%) TestNG
10 1 (2.86%) Subversion
10 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
General
1 2 (5.71%) Aerospace
1 2 (5.71%) Military
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
2 12 (34.29%) Test Analyst
2 12 (34.29%) Tester
3 8 (22.86%) Automation Tester
4 7 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Developer
5 6 (17.14%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Software Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) QA Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Tester
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Automation Tester
7 3 (8.57%) AWS Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.71%) Lead Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) Web Services
3 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
3 6 (17.14%) SOAP
4 5 (14.29%) HTML
5 4 (11.43%) CSS
5 4 (11.43%) XML
5 4 (11.43%) Gherkin
6 3 (8.57%) jQuery
6 3 (8.57%) REST
7 1 (2.86%) CSS3
7 1 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.86%) HTML5
7 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.86%) Middleware
7 1 (2.86%) JSON
7 1 (2.86%) WCF
7 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) GIS
1 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) BDD
2 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (51.43%) Scrum
4 11 (31.43%) TDD
5 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
6 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
7 5 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Coaching
7 5 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (11.43%) User Stories
8 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
9 3 (8.57%) MVC
10 2 (5.71%) Validation
10 2 (5.71%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) C#
2 15 (42.86%) Ruby
3 14 (40.00%) Java
4 11 (31.43%) SQL
5 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (11.43%) PHP
7 2 (5.71%) C++
8 1 (2.86%) VB
8 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) ISEB
2 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) ESRI
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle