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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 135 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.89% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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
530 252 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.09% 10.67% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 161 158
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £433 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 41
Average hourly rate £47.50 £31.90 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.90% -20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.15 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 19 December 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset - 8 £338 -
Bristol - 1 £350 - 3
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (88.89%) BDD
2 18 (66.67%) C#
2 18 (66.67%) SQL
3 17 (62.96%) Scrum
3 17 (62.96%) Gherkin
4 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 15 (55.56%) ISEB
4 15 (55.56%) Software Testing
5 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
6 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
6 13 (48.15%) Integration Testing
7 12 (44.44%) Selenium
7 12 (44.44%) ISTQB
7 12 (44.44%) Automated Testing
8 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
9 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (29.63%) User Stories
9 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
10 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (25.93%) .NET
10 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
11 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
11 6 (22.22%) TDD
11 6 (22.22%) Test Management
11 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
12 5 (18.52%) Security Testing
12 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
13 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Selenium
2 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
2 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
3 3 (11.11%) NUnit
4 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
4 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.70%) Hudson
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Analyst
1 17 (62.96%) Test Analyst
2 11 (40.74%) Senior Analyst
2 11 (40.74%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 3 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) Gherkin
2 7 (25.93%) .NET
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (11.11%) CSS
3 3 (11.11%) HTML
3 3 (11.11%) jQuery
3 3 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (11.11%) REST
3 3 (11.11%) CSS3
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (11.11%) HTML5
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (7.41%) SOAP
4 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) XML
5 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (88.89%) BDD
2 17 (62.96%) Scrum
3 15 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 13 (48.15%) Integration Testing
5 12 (44.44%) Automated Testing
6 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
7 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (29.63%) User Stories
8 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 6 (22.22%) TDD
8 6 (22.22%) Test Management
8 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 5 (18.52%) Security Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
10 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
11 3 (11.11%) MVC
11 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
12 2 (7.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) C#
1 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) ISEB
2 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
3 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
4 12 (44.44%) ISTQB
5 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) EPiServer