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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 125 128 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 21 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.62% 0.44% -
As % of the Development Applications category 4.53% 3.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 0
Average daily rate
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£347 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - -
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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
464 377 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.70% 11.92% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 225 155
Average daily rate £399 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £297 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 15
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -19.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
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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 0 6 £349 +7.23% 1
Devon - 6 £325 -
Dorset -3 4 - - 2
Gloucestershire -2 2 £371 - 2
Bristol - 1 £330 -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 35 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (73.33%) C#
3 29 (64.44%) Selenium
4 20 (44.44%) Scrum
5 17 (37.78%) ISTQB
6 15 (33.33%) QA
7 14 (31.11%) .NET
7 14 (31.11%) BDD
8 12 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (24.44%) MVC
9 11 (24.44%) Atlassian
10 9 (20.00%) Unit Testing
10 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (17.78%) TDD
11 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
11 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
11 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
11 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
12 7 (15.56%) MSTest
12 7 (15.56%) Degree
12 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
12 7 (15.56%) NUnit
13 6 (13.33%) ISEB
13 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
13 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
13 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
13 6 (13.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (4.44%) CMS
1 2 (4.44%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.22%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (64.44%) Selenium
2 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
3 7 (15.56%) MSTest
3 7 (15.56%) NUnit
4 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
5 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.67%) Calabash
7 2 (4.44%) JIRA
8 1 (2.22%) JBehave
8 1 (2.22%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (8.89%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Analyst
2 18 (40.00%) Developer
3 13 (28.89%) QA Analyst
4 11 (24.44%) Test Analyst
5 10 (22.22%) Software Developer
6 7 (15.56%) Tester
7 4 (8.89%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Automated Tester
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Mobile Tester
8 3 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) QA Test Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Test Automation Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Testing Manager
10 1 (2.22%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
3 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 5 (11.11%) Entity Framework
4 5 (11.11%) WPF
4 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (6.67%) Castle Windsor
5 3 (6.67%) WCF
5 3 (6.67%) Web Services
5 3 (6.67%) CSS
6 2 (4.44%) HTML
6 2 (4.44%) CSS3
6 2 (4.44%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.44%) .NET Compact Framework
6 2 (4.44%) HTML5
7 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
1 4 (8.89%) Windows CE
2 3 (6.67%) Android
2 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) Scrum
3 14 (31.11%) BDD
4 12 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (24.44%) MVC
6 9 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
7 8 (17.78%) TDD
7 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Test Management
11 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
11 4 (8.89%) SDLC
12 3 (6.67%) Mobile Development
12 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 3 (6.67%) System Testing
12 3 (6.67%) Kanban
12 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
13 2 (4.44%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (73.33%) C#
2 5 (11.11%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) Ruby
4 3 (6.67%) Objective-C
4 3 (6.67%) SQL
5 1 (2.22%) VB
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) ISEB
3 6 (13.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) WCAG
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Atlassian
2 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle
4 2 (4.44%) Telerik
4 2 (4.44%) EPiServer
4 2 (4.44%) Sitecore
Bournemouth, Dorset
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 32 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago