The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 433 467 453
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -14
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 182 125 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.46% 1.85% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 81 72
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £388
% change year-on-year
-5.10% -11.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7392 6751 5555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.24% 12.76% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4881 4278 3448
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 150 151
Average hourly rate £37.74 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.15% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.71 £32.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SpecFlow
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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
England +13 168 £350 -5.40% 75
London -11 77 £475 +18.75% 42
City of London +11 35 £475 +18.75% 12
South West +10 33 £398 +22.30% 3
Yorkshire - 24 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire - 21 £300 - 1
Leeds - 21 £300 - 1
Exeter +9 14 £325 - 1
Devon +7 14 £325 - 1
South East -20 14 £350 +1.81% 7
Wales - 14 £350 -
South Wales - 12 £344 -
Newport - 12 £344 -
North West -6 11 £338 +3.84% 12
West Midlands +5 7 £300 -33.33% 1
Cheltenham - 7 £405 -
Gloucestershire - 7 £405 - 1
Berkshire +19 6 £350 - 3
Manchester -3 6 £325 - 9
Birmingham - 6 £300 - 1
Cheshire - 5 £365 - 1
Reading +10 4 £350 - 1
Hampshire -4 4 £300 -4.00% 2
Knutsford - 4 £366 -
Taunton +10 3 £313 -3.84%
Somerset -1 3 £313 -3.84%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £320 -
Bristol - 3 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £320 -
East Midlands -5 2 £300 - 4

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 261 (79.33%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (70.82%) C#
3 207 (62.92%) BDD
4 194 (58.97%) Selenium
5 190 (57.75%) .NET
6 132 (40.12%) TDD
7 128 (38.91%) Scrum
8 109 (33.13%) QA
9 105 (31.91%) Cucumber
10 98 (29.79%) WebDriver
11 91 (27.66%) SQL Server
12 89 (27.05%) Microsoft
13 78 (23.71%) Finance
14 75 (22.80%) NUnit
15 67 (20.36%) ASP.NET
16 66 (20.06%) MVC
17 65 (19.76%) Test Automation
18 63 (19.15%) Gherkin
19 59 (17.93%) SQL
20 58 (17.63%) Continuous Integration
21 53 (16.11%) JavaScript
22 50 (15.20%) .NET Framework
23 46 (13.98%) HTML
24 45 (13.68%) Java
24 45 (13.68%) Visual Studio
24 45 (13.68%) E-Commerce
25 44 (13.37%) Automated Testing
25 44 (13.37%) ASP.NET MVC
26 42 (12.77%) SDLC
27 40 (12.16%) TeamCity

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (2.74%) CMS
2 8 (2.43%) Umbraco
2 8 (2.43%) IIS
3 6 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.82%) Node.js
4 4 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.91%) Confluence
6 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.61%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.30%) Orchard CMS
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.30%) FileNet
7 1 (0.30%) JBoss
7 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.82%) MS Office
3 3 (0.91%) Mingle
3 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Endur
1 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.91%) SaaS
2 3 (0.91%) GitHub
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.47%) HTTP
2 2 (0.61%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.61%) SMTP
3 1 (0.30%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.30%) SAN
3 1 (0.30%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (5.47%) Oracle Database
4 15 (4.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (3.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.82%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.61%) HBase
10 2 (0.61%) Big Data
10 2 (0.61%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.61%) DTS
10 2 (0.61%) MySQL
10 2 (0.61%) Impala
11 1 (0.30%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 194 (58.97%) Selenium
2 105 (31.91%) Cucumber
3 98 (29.79%) WebDriver
4 75 (22.80%) NUnit
5 45 (13.68%) Visual Studio
6 40 (12.16%) TeamCity
7 36 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (10.03%) JIRA
9 27 (8.21%) Git (software)
10 24 (7.29%) FitNesse
11 21 (6.38%) Jenkins
12 19 (5.78%) Subversion
13 15 (4.56%) Rhino Mocks
14 14 (4.26%) Moq
14 14 (4.26%) MSTest
14 14 (4.26%) JMeter
15 11 (3.34%) HP UFT
16 10 (3.04%) ReSharper
16 10 (3.04%) Jasmine
17 9 (2.74%) Capybara
General
1 78 (23.71%) Finance
2 27 (8.21%) Banking
3 12 (3.65%) Retail
4 11 (3.34%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.82%) Back Office
6 5 (1.52%) Front Office
7 2 (0.61%) Marketing
7 2 (0.61%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.61%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.30%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Games
8 1 (0.30%) Military
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 110 (33.43%) Developer
2 89 (27.05%) Analyst
3 80 (24.32%) Tester
4 65 (19.76%) Test Analyst
5 36 (10.94%) .NET Developer
6 30 (9.12%) QA Analyst
7 20 (6.08%) C# Developer
7 20 (6.08%) Agile Test Analyst
8 17 (5.17%) Software Tester
9 15 (4.56%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (4.56%) Agile Tester
10 14 (4.26%) Automation Tester
11 13 (3.95%) AWS Developer
11 13 (3.95%) Senior Developer
11 13 (3.95%) Test Engineer
11 13 (3.95%) Software Developer
12 12 (3.65%) Architect
13 11 (3.34%) Automation Analyst
13 11 (3.34%) Automation Test Analyst
14 10 (3.04%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (57.75%) .NET
2 67 (20.36%) ASP.NET
3 63 (19.15%) Gherkin
4 50 (15.20%) .NET Framework
5 46 (13.98%) HTML
6 44 (13.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 36 (10.94%) Web Services
8 35 (10.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 31 (9.42%) CSS
10 28 (8.51%) jQuery
10 28 (8.51%) AngularJS
11 27 (8.21%) Entity Framework
12 23 (6.99%) RESTful
13 20 (6.08%) JSON
14 17 (5.17%) WCF
15 16 (4.86%) NHibernate
16 15 (4.56%) WPF
16 15 (4.56%) HTML5
17 14 (4.26%) KnockoutJS
18 13 (3.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.13%) Mobile App
2 7 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 6 (1.82%) Client/Server
3 6 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (1.52%) Equities
4 5 (1.52%) Derivative
5 4 (1.22%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.22%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.22%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.61%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.61%) User Experience
6 2 (0.61%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.61%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (0.61%) NHS
6 2 (0.61%) GIS
7 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.30%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.99%) Windows
2 9 (2.74%) Android
3 8 (2.43%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (79.33%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (62.92%) BDD
3 132 (40.12%) TDD
4 128 (38.91%) Scrum
5 66 (20.06%) MVC
6 65 (19.76%) Test Automation
7 58 (17.63%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (13.68%) E-Commerce
9 44 (13.37%) Automated Testing
10 42 (12.77%) SDLC
11 36 (10.94%) Automation Testing
11 36 (10.94%) Manual Testing
12 34 (10.33%) Test Scripting
13 26 (7.90%) Software Engineering
14 24 (7.29%) OO
15 23 (6.99%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (6.69%) Open Source
16 22 (6.69%) Regression Testing
17 21 (6.38%) Unit Testing
18 20 (6.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 233 (70.82%) C#
2 59 (17.93%) SQL
3 53 (16.11%) JavaScript
4 45 (13.68%) Java
5 25 (7.60%) Ruby
6 16 (4.86%) T-SQL
7 14 (4.26%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.74%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.13%) VB
10 5 (1.52%) Scala
11 4 (1.22%) C
11 4 (1.22%) C++
11 4 (1.22%) Python
12 3 (0.91%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.91%) PHP
13 2 (0.61%) VBA
13 2 (0.61%) VB6
13 2 (0.61%) F#
13 2 (0.61%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.30%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (8.51%) ISTQB
2 26 (7.90%) ISEB
3 23 (6.99%) Degree
4 18 (5.47%) Security Cleared
5 13 (3.95%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.30%) MCP
9 1 (0.30%) MCAD
9 1 (0.30%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (33.13%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.61%) HDFS
2 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.30%) vSphere
2 1 (0.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.61%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (0.61%) SCOM
3 1 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 89 (27.05%) Microsoft
2 39 (11.85%) Oracle
3 11 (3.34%) Atlassian
4 6 (1.82%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.52%) IBM
6 4 (1.22%) SAP
6 4 (1.22%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.91%) Bloomberg
7 3 (0.91%) HP
7 3 (0.91%) Red Gate
8 2 (0.61%) Telerik
8 2 (0.61%) Perforce
8 2 (0.61%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.61%) Actian
9 1 (0.30%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.30%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.30%) Splunk
9 1 (0.30%) Twitter
9 1 (0.30%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.30%) Informatica
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Rate: £500 - £700 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
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Computer People
Rate: Negotiable Depandant on Skills
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + Good depandant on skills
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + immediate start
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £315 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
First Point
Rate: £375 - £450 per annum
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