The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 22 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 127 - 130
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 15 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% - 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.83% - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Average daily rate
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£325 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £318
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +25.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
392 260 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.35% 11.65% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 162 142
Average daily rate £370 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 46
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +4.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SpecFlow across the South West region.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset - 9 £325 - 3
Bristol - - - - 2
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 25 (96.15%) BDD
2 21 (80.77%) Scrum
3 20 (76.92%) C#
4 19 (73.08%) SQL
4 19 (73.08%) Software Testing
5 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
6 17 (65.38%) SC Cleared
6 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
7 16 (61.54%) Gherkin
7 16 (61.54%) ISTQB
7 16 (61.54%) ISEB
8 15 (57.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (46.15%) Visual Studio
9 12 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
11 9 (34.62%) Test Management
12 8 (30.77%) Integration Testing
12 8 (30.77%) Selenium
12 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (30.77%) User Stories
13 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (26.92%) Automated Testing
14 6 (23.08%) Project Management
15 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
15 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
16 4 (15.38%) CSS3
16 4 (15.38%) HTML5
16 4 (15.38%) jQuery
16 4 (15.38%) .NET
16 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (11.54%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Visual Studio
1 12 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (30.77%) Selenium
3 3 (11.54%) NUnit
4 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
1 13 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Team Leader
3 5 (19.23%) Test Team Leader
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Tester
5 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (61.54%) Gherkin
2 4 (15.38%) CSS3
2 4 (15.38%) HTML5
2 4 (15.38%) jQuery
2 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 4 (15.38%) CSS
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
2 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (11.54%) REST
3 3 (11.54%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.85%) RESTful
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) BDD
2 21 (80.77%) Scrum
3 19 (73.08%) Software Testing
4 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
5 9 (34.62%) Test Management
6 8 (30.77%) Integration Testing
6 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (30.77%) User Stories
7 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (26.92%) Automated Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Project Management
9 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
9 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
10 3 (11.54%) MVC
10 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
11 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
11 2 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
12 1 (3.85%) ITIL
12 1 (3.85%) Service Management
12 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) C#
2 19 (73.08%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) SC Cleared
1 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
2 16 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 16 (61.54%) ISEB
3 15 (57.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.85%) Twitter