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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 241 222 202
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -20
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 12 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.23% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.09% 1.89% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £336 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% -10.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £269 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £375 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £344 £369
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -6.77%
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
1101 1056 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.08% 11.96% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 578 470
Average daily rate £363 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 58
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £37.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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 2 June 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 +5 5 £320 +34.73%
Berkshire +4 3 £350 - 2
Hampshire -3 3 £393 +36.52% 1
Kent - 1 £300 -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 22 (88.00%) BDD
2 21 (84.00%) C#
3 17 (68.00%) Selenium
4 15 (60.00%) WebDriver
5 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (48.00%) .NET
7 11 (44.00%) Cucumber
8 9 (36.00%) Visual Studio
9 8 (32.00%) TDD
10 7 (28.00%) Scrum
10 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
10 7 (28.00%) Ruby
11 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
11 6 (24.00%) Oracle
11 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
12 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
12 5 (20.00%) QA
12 5 (20.00%) SOAP
12 5 (20.00%) Java
13 4 (16.00%) Web Services
13 4 (16.00%) XML
13 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
13 4 (16.00%) HTML
13 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
13 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
13 4 (16.00%) User Stories
13 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
14 3 (12.00%) SDLC
14 3 (12.00%) JSON
14 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (4.00%) Oracle Spatial
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (68.00%) Selenium
2 15 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 11 (44.00%) Cucumber
4 9 (36.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.00%) JIRA
6 1 (4.00%) TestNG
6 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.00%) WATIR
6 1 (4.00%) MSTest
6 1 (4.00%) Hudson
6 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.00%) IntelliJ
6 1 (4.00%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.00%) NUnit
6 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.00%) Games
2 1 (4.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
2 12 (48.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Software Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) QA Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) AWS Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Regression Tester
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Automation Tester
8 1 (4.00%) Automated Tester
8 1 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) SOAP
3 4 (16.00%) Web Services
3 4 (16.00%) XML
3 4 (16.00%) HTML
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
4 3 (12.00%) JSON
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) GIS
2 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) BDD
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) TDD
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
4 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (16.00%) User Stories
8 3 (12.00%) SDLC
8 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
10 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
10 1 (4.00%) DevOps
10 1 (4.00%) Coaching
10 1 (4.00%) Process Management
10 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
10 1 (4.00%) System Testing
10 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) Ruby
3 5 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.00%) VB
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) ESRI