The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 90 87 85
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.28% 0.31% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.73% 2.38% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
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£320 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £375 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - -
SpecFlow
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Development Applications Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
231 168 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 16.02% 13.16% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 106 87
Average daily rate £400 £369 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £240 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
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 Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SpecFlow across the Surrey region.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the Surrey 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Redhill - 1 £313 -
Reigate - 1 £320 -
SpecFlow
South East

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Test-First Development
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Games
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test-First Development
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) HP