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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 122 128 135
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 14 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.61% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.78% 4.38% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 10
Median daily rate £475 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.58% +6.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.50 -
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
504 457 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.44% 13.93% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 313 225
Median daily rate £395 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +6.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £310 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £28.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +7 9 £475 +43.93%
Gloucestershire +5 3 £338 -8.90% 1
Somerset +8 1 £225 -35.15% 4
Devon +5 1 £350 +7.69%
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 20 (76.92%) Cucumber
2 19 (73.08%) C#
3 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (69.23%) Ruby
4 17 (65.38%) Test Automation
5 15 (57.69%) BDD
6 14 (53.85%) Selenium
7 11 (42.31%) Automated Testing
7 11 (42.31%) WebDriver
8 10 (38.46%) Capybara
9 9 (34.62%) WATIR
9 9 (34.62%) Java
9 9 (34.62%) .NET
10 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
10 8 (30.77%) Software Testing
10 8 (30.77%) Exploratory Testing
11 7 (26.92%) Rally
11 7 (26.92%) Behat
11 7 (26.92%) JIRA
11 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
11 7 (26.92%) SQL
12 6 (23.08%) Web Services
12 6 (23.08%) OO
12 6 (23.08%) ISEB
12 6 (23.08%) GAP Analysis
12 6 (23.08%) Scrum
12 6 (23.08%) Objective-C
12 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (23.08%) ISTQB

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 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (76.92%) Cucumber
2 14 (53.85%) Selenium
3 11 (42.31%) WebDriver
4 10 (38.46%) Capybara
5 9 (34.62%) WATIR
6 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
6 7 (26.92%) JIRA
7 2 (7.69%) Appium
7 2 (7.69%) Protractor
7 2 (7.69%) Robotium
7 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 2 (7.69%) Xcode
8 1 (3.85%) NUnit
8 1 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Test Engineer
2 14 (53.85%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Developer in Test
5 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Test Automation Developer
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Tester
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior QA Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) Behat
3 6 (23.08%) Web Services
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
4 2 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Android
1 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) Test Automation
3 15 (57.69%) BDD
4 11 (42.31%) Automated Testing
5 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
5 8 (30.77%) Exploratory Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Software Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (23.08%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (23.08%) OO
7 6 (23.08%) Scrum
7 6 (23.08%) Software Delivery
8 5 (19.23%) TDD
9 4 (15.38%) Kanban
10 3 (11.54%) Time Management
11 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
11 2 (7.69%) Line Management
11 2 (7.69%) Pair Programming
12 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
12 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) C#
2 18 (69.23%) Ruby
3 9 (34.62%) Java
4 7 (26.92%) SQL
5 6 (23.08%) Objective-C
6 2 (7.69%) Python
7 1 (3.85%) F#
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) ISEB
1 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Rally
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
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