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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 132 99 135
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +36
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 11 54 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 1.70% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.34% 10.07% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 46 10
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £418 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £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
470 536 523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.85% 16.86% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 400 349
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £309 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 31
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.15 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% -11.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.71 £37.50 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £44.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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
Somerset 0 9 £350 - 3
Wiltshire -4 1 £425 +29.27%
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 23 (92.00%) BDD
2 21 (84.00%) C#
3 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (64.00%) Automated Testing
3 16 (64.00%) Cucumber
4 14 (56.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (52.00%) .NET
6 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (40.00%) Selenium
7 10 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (36.00%) TDD
9 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
9 8 (32.00%) Java
9 8 (32.00%) E-Commerce
9 8 (32.00%) Scrum
9 8 (32.00%) Gherkin
9 8 (32.00%) QA
9 8 (32.00%) Ruby
10 7 (28.00%) Manual Testing
11 6 (24.00%) Kanban
11 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (24.00%) Web Services
11 6 (24.00%) Objective-C
12 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
12 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
12 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (16.00%) Test Planning

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 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (40.00%) Selenium
3 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.00%) Appium
5 2 (8.00%) Protractor
5 2 (8.00%) Robotium
5 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.00%) Xcode
6 1 (4.00%) NUnit
General
1 2 (8.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Test Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Developer in Test
4 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Software Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) .NET
2 8 (32.00%) Gherkin
3 6 (24.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) BDD
2 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Automated Testing
3 14 (56.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 9 (36.00%) TDD
7 8 (32.00%) E-Commerce
7 8 (32.00%) Scrum
8 7 (28.00%) Manual Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Kanban
10 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
10 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
11 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
12 2 (8.00%) Line Management
12 2 (8.00%) Pair Programming
12 2 (8.00%) User Stories
13 1 (4.00%) MVC
13 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) Ruby
3 6 (24.00%) Objective-C
4 2 (8.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
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