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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 129 146 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 15 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.031% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.11% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
482 477 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.03% 14.93% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 327 175
Average daily rate £375 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 8
Average hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £32.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £47.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SpecFlow
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

SpecFlow Hourly 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 5 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
Somerset +7 5 £433 +33.07%
Bristol - 5 £340 - 1
Dorset - 2 £313 -
Wiltshire - 2 £350 -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 64 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (73.61%) Scrum
3 49 (68.06%) C#
4 43 (59.72%) .NET
5 42 (58.33%) Selenium
6 33 (45.83%) Unit Testing
7 30 (41.67%) JavaScript
8 29 (40.28%) ASP.NET
8 29 (40.28%) Automated Testing
8 29 (40.28%) BDD
9 28 (38.89%) SQL Server
10 27 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (34.72%) Security Cleared
11 25 (34.72%) MVC
12 23 (31.94%) HTML
12 23 (31.94%) SC Cleared
12 23 (31.94%) .NET Framework
13 22 (30.56%) WCF
14 21 (29.17%) Test Automation
14 21 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (26.39%) IIS
16 18 (25.00%) Software Engineering
16 18 (25.00%) TDD
17 17 (23.61%) SQL
17 17 (23.61%) Entity Framework
18 16 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (22.22%) QA
19 15 (20.83%) Visual Studio
19 15 (20.83%) Windows
20 14 (19.44%) CSS

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (26.39%) IIS
2 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.78%) CMS
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.39%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (58.33%) Selenium
2 27 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (20.83%) Visual Studio
4 11 (15.28%) Cucumber
4 11 (15.28%) Jenkins
4 11 (15.28%) TeamCity
5 9 (12.50%) NUnit
6 8 (11.11%) Moq
6 8 (11.11%) Rhino Mocks
7 7 (9.72%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.78%) Capybara
8 2 (2.78%) WATIR
9 1 (1.39%) Appium
9 1 (1.39%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.39%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.39%) JIRA
9 1 (1.39%) MSTest
General
1 5 (6.94%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Back Office
2 4 (5.56%) Publishing
3 2 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (48.61%) Developer
2 16 (22.22%) Analyst
3 14 (19.44%) Software Engineer
3 14 (19.44%) Test Analyst
4 13 (18.06%) .NET Developer
5 11 (15.28%) Software Developer
6 9 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (11.11%) AWS Software Engineer
7 8 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
7 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce Engineer
8 7 (9.72%) Developer in Test
9 6 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (8.33%) C# Developer
9 6 (8.33%) QA Analyst
9 6 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (8.33%) Test Engineer
9 6 (8.33%) Test Leader
10 5 (6.94%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (59.72%) .NET
2 29 (40.28%) ASP.NET
3 23 (31.94%) .NET Framework
3 23 (31.94%) HTML
4 22 (30.56%) WCF
5 21 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (23.61%) Entity Framework
7 14 (19.44%) CSS
7 14 (19.44%) HTML5
8 11 (15.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (13.89%) Gherkin
10 9 (12.50%) WPF
11 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 8 (11.11%) MSMQ
11 8 (11.11%) RESTful
11 8 (11.11%) Web Services
12 7 (9.72%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 6 (8.33%) NHibernate
14 5 (6.94%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
3 8 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) Windows
2 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (9.72%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (73.61%) Scrum
3 33 (45.83%) Unit Testing
4 29 (40.28%) Automated Testing
4 29 (40.28%) BDD
5 25 (34.72%) MVC
6 21 (29.17%) Test Automation
7 18 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 18 (25.00%) TDD
8 13 (18.06%) OO
9 12 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
9 12 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 12 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 11 (15.28%) Release Management
10 11 (15.28%) Security Testing
10 11 (15.28%) Test Management
11 10 (13.89%) Functional Testing
11 10 (13.89%) Load Testing
11 10 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (13.89%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (68.06%) C#
2 30 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 17 (23.61%) SQL
4 11 (15.28%) TypeScript
5 10 (13.89%) Ruby
6 8 (11.11%) C++
7 2 (2.78%) Java
8 1 (1.39%) F#
8 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (34.72%) Security Cleared
2 23 (31.94%) SC Cleared
3 13 (18.06%) ISTQB
4 12 (16.67%) ISEB
5 9 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.78%) Degree
7 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) WCAG
3 1 (1.39%) SDET
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Oracle
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.72%) Telerik
4 3 (4.17%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.78%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.78%) Sitecore