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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SpecFlow
England / South East
Rank 198 222 231
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +9
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 38 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.70% 2.17% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 13
Median daily rate £425 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £318 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £44.19 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.19 - £30.00

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
1026 1247 1184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.05% 15.20% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 756 654
Median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 51 34
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.45 £40.00 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.47% +12.97%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SpecFlow
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow across the South East region.

SpecFlow Hourly 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +22 11 £410 - 1
Hampshire +7 11 £425 +6.25% 2
West Sussex - 6 - - 1
Kent -9 4 £425 +3.03%
East Sussex - 4 - -
Berkshire +13 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 76 (80.85%) C#
1 76 (80.85%) Selenium
2 65 (69.15%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (53.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (46.81%) BDD
5 35 (37.23%) .NET
6 34 (36.17%) Microsoft
7 33 (35.11%) Oracle
7 33 (35.11%) Scrum
8 32 (34.04%) Defect Tracking
8 32 (34.04%) NUnit
9 31 (32.98%) Software Testing
9 31 (32.98%) Git (software)
10 30 (31.91%) Test Scripting
11 29 (30.85%) XML
11 29 (30.85%) Regression Testing
12 28 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (29.79%) Test Automation
13 27 (28.72%) F#
13 27 (28.72%) Test Strategy
14 26 (27.66%) SQL
15 25 (26.60%) Security Cleared
16 24 (25.53%) SC Cleared
16 24 (25.53%) WebDriver
17 22 (23.40%) JavaScript
17 22 (23.40%) QA
17 22 (23.40%) Oracle Applications
17 22 (23.40%) TDD
18 20 (21.28%) Migration
18 20 (21.28%) Oracle Reports

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.45%) IIS
2 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (23.40%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (7.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (3.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.83%) Cloud Computing
1 13 (13.83%) PaaS
2 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.45%) DNS
1 7 (7.45%) Kerberos
2 4 (4.26%) Ethernet
2 4 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.28%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.45%) MongoDB
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 76 (80.85%) Selenium
2 50 (53.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (34.04%) NUnit
4 31 (32.98%) Git (software)
5 24 (25.53%) WebDriver
6 16 (17.02%) Jenkins
7 14 (14.89%) TeamCity
7 14 (14.89%) Visual Studio
8 13 (13.83%) Gradle
8 13 (13.83%) HP UFT
8 13 (13.83%) MSBuild
9 11 (11.70%) MSTest
9 11 (11.70%) Protractor
10 10 (10.64%) JIRA
11 8 (8.51%) CMake
12 7 (7.45%) MSI
12 7 (7.45%) SoapUI
12 7 (7.45%) WiX
13 6 (6.38%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (6.38%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (4.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Electronics
2 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.19%) Marketing
2 3 (3.19%) Publishing
2 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.06%) Advertising
3 1 (1.06%) Legal
3 1 (1.06%) Military
3 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (38.30%) Tester
2 33 (35.11%) Automation Tester
3 20 (21.28%) Analyst
4 19 (20.21%) Test Analyst
5 18 (19.15%) Automation Test Analyst
6 15 (15.96%) Test Engineer
7 14 (14.89%) Test Automation Engineer
8 13 (13.83%) Build Engineer
8 13 (13.83%) Developer
9 9 (9.57%) .NET Developer
10 8 (8.51%) Build Automation Engineer
11 6 (6.38%) C# Developer
12 5 (5.32%) Developer in Test
12 5 (5.32%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 5 (5.32%) Selenium Tester
13 4 (4.26%) Consultant
13 4 (4.26%) QA Automation Tester
13 4 (4.26%) QA Tester
14 3 (3.19%) Automation Engineer
14 3 (3.19%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (37.23%) .NET
2 29 (30.85%) XML
3 16 (17.02%) .NET Framework
4 15 (15.96%) Web Services
5 14 (14.89%) SOAP
6 13 (13.83%) RESTful
7 9 (9.57%) AngularJS
8 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET
8 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (8.51%) jQuery
8 8 (8.51%) WCF
9 7 (7.45%) Ajax
9 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 7 (7.45%) Breeze.js
9 7 (7.45%) Durandal
9 7 (7.45%) Entity Framework
9 7 (7.45%) Kendo UI
9 7 (7.45%) Node.js
9 7 (7.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (1.06%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.45%) Windows
2 2 (2.13%) Android
2 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (69.15%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (46.81%) BDD
3 33 (35.11%) Scrum
4 32 (34.04%) Defect Tracking
5 31 (32.98%) Software Testing
6 30 (31.91%) Test Scripting
7 29 (30.85%) Regression Testing
8 28 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (29.79%) Test Automation
9 27 (28.72%) Test Strategy
10 22 (23.40%) TDD
11 20 (21.28%) Migration
12 19 (20.21%) User Stories
13 16 (17.02%) Performance Testing
14 15 (15.96%) Automated Testing
14 15 (15.96%) Continuous Delivery
15 14 (14.89%) Microservices
16 13 (13.83%) Kanban
17 11 (11.70%) MVVM
18 10 (10.64%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (80.85%) C#
2 27 (28.72%) F#
3 26 (27.66%) SQL
4 22 (23.40%) JavaScript
5 19 (20.21%) T-SQL
6 13 (13.83%) Python
7 11 (11.70%) VBScript
8 10 (10.64%) C++
8 10 (10.64%) PowerShell
9 9 (9.57%) TypeScript
10 7 (7.45%) VB
11 4 (4.26%) Java
11 4 (4.26%) PHP
12 2 (2.13%) C
12 2 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (26.60%) Security Cleared
2 24 (25.53%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.51%) ISEB
3 8 (8.51%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.19%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.40%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) SDET
3 1 (1.06%) GAMP
System Software
1 13 (13.83%) Docker
2 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (13.83%) Ansible
1 13 (13.83%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (11.70%) Puppet
3 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 33 (35.11%) Oracle
3 13 (13.83%) Perforce
4 12 (12.77%) HP
5 7 (7.45%) BMC
5 7 (7.45%) DevExpress
5 7 (7.45%) Remedy
6 3 (3.19%) SAP
7 1 (1.06%) Google