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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 243 235 204
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -31
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 21 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.17% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.73% 1.62% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 20
Average daily rate
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£350 £328 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -18.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £286 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £410 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -18.75%
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
1217 989 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.75% 10.75% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 545 492
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 35
Average hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £35.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £59.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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
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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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
Berkshire +15 10 £355 - 2
Hampshire -7 6 £370 +13.84% 1
Surrey -4 3 £320 -14.66%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £320 -
Kent - 1 £415 - 1
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 32 (84.21%) C#
2 29 (76.32%) BDD
3 26 (68.42%) Selenium
4 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (60.53%) WebDriver
6 16 (42.11%) .NET
7 15 (39.47%) Cucumber
8 12 (31.58%) Scrum
9 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
10 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
10 10 (26.32%) User Stories
10 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio
11 9 (23.68%) SOAP
11 9 (23.68%) Web Services
11 9 (23.68%) TDD
12 8 (21.05%) Oracle
12 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
12 8 (21.05%) Oracle Database
13 7 (18.42%) Data Protection
13 7 (18.42%) Java
14 6 (15.79%) XML
14 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
14 6 (15.79%) Regression Testing
14 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
14 6 (15.79%) Ruby
14 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (13.16%) JIRA
15 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
15 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (7.89%) Oracle Spatial
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (68.42%) Selenium
2 23 (60.53%) WebDriver
3 15 (39.47%) Cucumber
4 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio
5 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
6 5 (13.16%) JIRA
7 4 (10.53%) FitNesse
8 3 (7.89%) Subversion
8 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
8 3 (7.89%) Hudson
8 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (2.63%) Appium
9 1 (2.63%) NCover
9 1 (2.63%) Moq
9 1 (2.63%) ReSharper
9 1 (2.63%) TestNG
9 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.63%) Games
2 1 (2.63%) Military
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Tester
1 17 (44.74%) Analyst
2 15 (39.47%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Software Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Regression Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Agile Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Automation Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Automated Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Developer
6 3 (7.89%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Team Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.26%) AWS Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Software Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) .NET
2 9 (23.68%) SOAP
2 9 (23.68%) Web Services
3 6 (15.79%) XML
4 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
4 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
4 4 (10.53%) HTML
5 3 (7.89%) JSON
6 1 (2.63%) RESTful
6 1 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.26%) GIS
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Android
1 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) BDD
2 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Scrum
4 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
5 10 (26.32%) User Stories
5 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 9 (23.68%) TDD
7 7 (18.42%) Data Protection
8 6 (15.79%) Regression Testing
8 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
8 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.16%) SDLC
10 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
11 3 (7.89%) DevOps
11 3 (7.89%) Coaching
12 2 (5.26%) MVC
13 1 (2.63%) Compatibility Testing
13 1 (2.63%) Load Testing
13 1 (2.63%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (84.21%) C#
2 7 (18.42%) Java
3 6 (15.79%) Ruby
4 5 (13.16%) VB
5 3 (7.89%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) ESRI
3 1 (2.63%) HP