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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 227 246 210
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -36
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 19 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.18% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.56% 1.41% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 14
Average daily rate £388 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+128.33% -
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
1220 1206 944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.25% 12.64% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 669 526
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 38 34
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.83 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.06 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 7 £400 +3.22%
Surrey -9 5 - -
Berkshire - 3 £360 - 1
Kent - 3 £450 -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 48 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (70.18%) BDD
3 38 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (66.67%) C#
4 37 (64.91%) Selenium
5 31 (54.39%) Microsoft
5 31 (54.39%) Scrum
6 28 (49.12%) .NET
7 27 (47.37%) SQL
7 27 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (45.61%) Test Automation
8 26 (45.61%) Cucumber
9 25 (43.86%) Automated Testing
10 21 (36.84%) TDD
11 17 (29.82%) Oracle
11 17 (29.82%) Functional Testing
12 16 (28.07%) WebDriver
12 16 (28.07%) QA
13 15 (26.32%) Manual Testing
13 15 (26.32%) Git (software)
14 14 (24.56%) Gherkin
15 13 (22.81%) Java
15 13 (22.81%) Test Scripting
15 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
15 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
16 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
16 11 (19.30%) Web Services
17 10 (17.54%) HP UFT
17 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
17 10 (17.54%) CRM

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (10.53%) IIS
2 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.77%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) DNS
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
1 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.77%) InterSystems Cache
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (64.91%) Selenium
3 26 (45.61%) Cucumber
4 16 (28.07%) WebDriver
5 15 (26.32%) Git (software)
6 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
7 10 (17.54%) HP UFT
8 9 (15.79%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (14.04%) FitNesse
10 7 (12.28%) MSTest
10 7 (12.28%) NCrunch
10 7 (12.28%) WatiN
11 6 (10.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 6 (10.53%) Jasmine
11 6 (10.53%) Subversion
12 5 (8.77%) SoapUI
13 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
13 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
14 3 (5.26%) RubyMine
15 2 (3.51%) Appium
General
1 6 (10.53%) Military
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Consultant
2 14 (24.56%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Test Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Tester
3 11 (19.30%) Automation Tester
3 11 (19.30%) Developer
3 11 (19.30%) Test Consultant
4 10 (17.54%) Automation Analyst
4 10 (17.54%) Automation Test Analyst
5 9 (15.79%) Test Manager
6 8 (14.04%) Agile Test Analyst
7 7 (12.28%) .NET Developer
7 7 (12.28%) Software Engineer
8 5 (8.77%) Agile Test Manager
8 5 (8.77%) QA Consultant
8 5 (8.77%) Test Automation Manager
9 4 (7.02%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (7.02%) Automation Test Lead
9 4 (7.02%) C# Developer
10 3 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (49.12%) .NET
2 14 (24.56%) Gherkin
3 11 (19.30%) Web Services
4 10 (17.54%) .NET Framework
5 9 (15.79%) REST
6 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET
6 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (12.28%) Entity Framework
6 7 (12.28%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (10.53%) Ajax
7 6 (10.53%) Breeze.js
7 6 (10.53%) Durandal
7 6 (10.53%) jQuery
8 5 (8.77%) OAuth2
8 5 (8.77%) OpenID
8 5 (8.77%) React
8 5 (8.77%) SAML
8 5 (8.77%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 4 (7.02%) SOAP
10 2 (3.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
2 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (70.18%) BDD
3 31 (54.39%) Scrum
4 27 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (45.61%) Test Automation
6 25 (43.86%) Automated Testing
7 21 (36.84%) TDD
8 17 (29.82%) Functional Testing
9 15 (26.32%) Manual Testing
10 13 (22.81%) Test Scripting
11 10 (17.54%) CRM
11 10 (17.54%) Integration Testing
11 10 (17.54%) SDLC
11 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
11 10 (17.54%) Test Planning
12 8 (14.04%) Coaching
12 8 (14.04%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (12.28%) Defect Tracking
13 7 (12.28%) DevOps
13 7 (12.28%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 38 (66.67%) C#
2 27 (47.37%) SQL
3 13 (22.81%) Java
4 8 (14.04%) F#
4 8 (14.04%) VB
5 7 (12.28%) C++
5 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
5 7 (12.28%) Python
5 7 (12.28%) VBScript
6 6 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 6 (10.53%) TypeScript
7 5 (8.77%) PHP
7 5 (8.77%) Ruby
8 3 (5.26%) C
9 1 (1.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
1 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.77%) ISEB
2 5 (8.77%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.07%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (54.39%) Microsoft
2 17 (29.82%) Oracle
3 7 (12.28%) HP
4 1 (1.75%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.75%) Serena