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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 243 227 217
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -10
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 20 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.66% 1.91% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 9
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£355 £390 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £325 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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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
1206 892 904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.20% 10.40% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 501 491
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 21 57
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.22 £16.48 £30.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -10 10 £355 -11.25%
Surrey +1 9 £350 -22.22% 1
Berkshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (80.56%) Scrum
3 24 (66.67%) BDD
4 23 (63.89%) .NET
5 21 (58.33%) Cucumber
6 20 (55.56%) C#
6 20 (55.56%) Java
7 19 (52.78%) SQL
8 18 (50.00%) Web Services
9 15 (41.67%) SOAP
9 15 (41.67%) Ruby
9 15 (41.67%) Selenium
9 15 (41.67%) SoapUI
10 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
10 12 (33.33%) Test Strategy
11 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
12 10 (27.78%) Visual Studio
12 10 (27.78%) TDD
12 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
13 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (22.22%) QA
14 8 (22.22%) Algorithms
15 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
15 7 (19.44%) ESRI
15 7 (19.44%) MVC
15 7 (19.44%) .NET Framework
16 6 (16.67%) ISEB
16 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
16 6 (16.67%) TeamCity

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (8.33%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) MySQL
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (58.33%) Cucumber
2 15 (41.67%) SoapUI
2 15 (41.67%) Selenium
3 10 (27.78%) Visual Studio
4 9 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 6 (16.67%) TeamCity
6 4 (11.11%) Hudson
6 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 3 (8.33%) MSBuild
7 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 3 (8.33%) FitNesse
7 3 (8.33%) Subversion
7 3 (8.33%) WATIR
8 2 (5.56%) JMeter
8 2 (5.56%) NUnit
8 2 (5.56%) MSTest
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
1 1 (2.78%) Automotive
1 1 (2.78%) Legal
1 1 (2.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Tester
2 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Automation Tester
4 6 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Test Leader
5 5 (13.89%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Tester
7 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Lead Tester
8 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (63.89%) .NET
2 18 (50.00%) Web Services
3 15 (41.67%) SOAP
4 7 (19.44%) .NET Framework
5 6 (16.67%) Gherkin
6 5 (13.89%) WCF
6 5 (13.89%) XML
6 5 (13.89%) REST
7 4 (11.11%) HTML
7 4 (11.11%) CSS
8 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 3 (8.33%) jQuery
9 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (5.56%) Middleware
9 2 (5.56%) WPF
10 1 (2.78%) HTML5
10 1 (2.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
10 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Algorithms
2 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (80.56%) Scrum
3 24 (66.67%) BDD
4 12 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
6 10 (27.78%) TDD
6 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (19.44%) MVC
9 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
10 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
10 5 (13.89%) Data Transformation
11 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 4 (11.11%) Coaching
12 3 (8.33%) User Stories
13 2 (5.56%) Agile Testing
13 2 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) C#
1 20 (55.56%) Java
2 19 (52.78%) SQL
3 15 (41.67%) Ruby
4 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.11%) PHP
6 3 (8.33%) Python
7 1 (2.78%) F#
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) ESRI
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft