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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 133 111 125
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 14 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.46% 0.97% 0.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.93% 7.11% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 13
Median daily rate £463 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -
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
478 436 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.67% 13.63% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 303 249
Median daily rate £388 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 23
Median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £30.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £43.83 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol +15 13 £475 +18.75% 1
Devon -5 1 £350 +7.69%
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 West region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 26 (89.66%) Ruby
1 26 (89.66%) Cucumber
2 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (72.41%) Test Automation
4 20 (68.97%) C#
5 18 (62.07%) Capybara
6 15 (51.72%) WebDriver
6 15 (51.72%) WATIR
6 15 (51.72%) Selenium
7 14 (48.28%) BDD
8 11 (37.93%) Behat
8 11 (37.93%) JIRA
8 11 (37.93%) Git (software)
8 11 (37.93%) SQL
8 11 (37.93%) Rally
9 10 (34.48%) .NET
9 10 (34.48%) Automated Testing
10 9 (31.03%) Java
11 8 (27.59%) OO
11 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
11 8 (27.59%) ISEB
11 8 (27.59%) GAP Analysis
11 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
11 8 (27.59%) ISTQB
11 8 (27.59%) Software Delivery
11 8 (27.59%) Exploratory Testing
12 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
13 6 (20.69%) Web Services
13 6 (20.69%) Objective-C
13 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 26 (89.66%) Cucumber
2 18 (62.07%) Capybara
3 15 (51.72%) Selenium
3 15 (51.72%) WATIR
3 15 (51.72%) WebDriver
4 11 (37.93%) Git (software)
4 11 (37.93%) JIRA
5 2 (6.90%) Appium
5 2 (6.90%) Protractor
5 2 (6.90%) Robotium
5 2 (6.90%) Xcode
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.34%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Test Engineer
2 20 (68.97%) Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Developer in Test
3 7 (24.14%) Test Automation Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Test Automation Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Test Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) QA Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) Behat
2 10 (34.48%) .NET
3 6 (20.69%) Web Services
4 2 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Android
1 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (72.41%) Test Automation
3 14 (48.28%) BDD
4 10 (34.48%) Automated Testing
5 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
5 8 (27.59%) Exploratory Testing
5 8 (27.59%) GAP Analysis
5 8 (27.59%) OO
5 8 (27.59%) Software Delivery
5 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 3 (10.34%) Kanban
8 3 (10.34%) TDD
8 3 (10.34%) Time Management
9 2 (6.90%) Pair Programming
10 1 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
10 1 (3.45%) Line Management
10 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (89.66%) Ruby
2 20 (68.97%) C#
3 11 (37.93%) SQL
4 9 (31.03%) Java
5 6 (20.69%) Objective-C
6 2 (6.90%) Python
7 1 (3.45%) F#
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) ISEB
1 8 (27.59%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) SDET
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Rally
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle