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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 109 122 113
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 31 21 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 0.69% 0.047%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.19% 5.43% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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 - - -
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
431 387 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.49% 12.70% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 249 142
Average daily rate £398 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 10
Average hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.50 £35.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £39.00 £45.00
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 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 29 July 2015.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 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
(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
Devon +11 14 £325 -
Gloucestershire -1 6 £405 -
Somerset -3 5 £347 +6.76% 1
Bristol - 3 £400 -
Dorset -2 1 £500 +62.60%
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 32 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (72.50%) Selenium
2 29 (72.50%) C#
3 17 (42.50%) Scrum
3 17 (42.50%) ISTQB
4 14 (35.00%) QA
5 12 (30.00%) .NET
5 12 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (27.50%) BDD
6 11 (27.50%) Atlassian
7 10 (25.00%) MVC
8 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 8 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 8 (20.00%) TDD
8 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 7 (17.50%) MSTest
9 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
9 7 (17.50%) Test Automation
9 7 (17.50%) NUnit
9 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
9 7 (17.50%) Degree
10 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.00%) ISEB
10 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (12.50%) Entity Framework
11 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (12.50%) WPF
11 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
11 5 (12.50%) Java

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 1 (2.50%) IIS
1 1 (2.50%) CMS
1 1 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (2.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (72.50%) Selenium
2 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (17.50%) MSTest
3 7 (17.50%) NUnit
4 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (7.50%) Calabash
7 2 (5.00%) JIRA
8 1 (2.50%) JBehave
8 1 (2.50%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Analyst
2 15 (37.50%) Developer
3 12 (30.00%) QA Analyst
4 10 (25.00%) Test Analyst
5 9 (22.50%) Software Developer
6 6 (15.00%) Tester
7 4 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Quality Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Automated Tester
8 3 (7.50%) Mobile Tester
9 2 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Automation Engineer
10 1 (2.50%) Testing Manager
10 1 (2.50%) WPF Developer
10 1 (2.50%) Defect Manager
10 1 (2.50%) Agile Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) .NET
2 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (12.50%) WPF
3 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (12.50%) Entity Framework
4 4 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.50%) WCF
5 3 (7.50%) Web Services
5 3 (7.50%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (5.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (5.00%) CSS
7 1 (2.50%) SOAP
7 1 (2.50%) HTML
7 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.50%) CSS3
7 1 (2.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Android
1 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Scrum
3 12 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (27.50%) BDD
5 10 (25.00%) MVC
6 8 (20.00%) TDD
6 8 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Test Automation
7 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Test Management
8 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.00%) SDLC
10 3 (7.50%) Mobile Development
10 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
10 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
10 3 (7.50%) System Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Kanban
10 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
11 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 29 (72.50%) C#
2 5 (12.50%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) Ruby
4 3 (7.50%) Objective-C
4 3 (7.50%) SQL
5 1 (2.50%) VB
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) ISTQB
2 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.00%) ISEB
3 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) WCAG
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Atlassian
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) Telerik
5 1 (2.50%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.50%) Sitecore