The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 436 471 480
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +9
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 201 195 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.30% 2.42% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 150 101
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
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 -

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
8745 8062 7301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.40% 13.82% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5886 5288 4656
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 160 137
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SpecFlow
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SpecFlow Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SpecFlow
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +21 182 £400 +6.66% 43
London -28 68 £419 -4.28% 27
South East +49 66 £375 +7.14% 3
Hampshire +26 28 £350 -2.77% 1
Andover +9 21 £350 -
East of England +40 19 £375 - 3
Wales +26 16 £475 -3.55%
South Wales +24 15 £475 -3.55%
Oxfordshire - 14 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 14 £378 - 1
Oxford - 13 £400 -
South West -1 12 £475 +37.58% 4
Surrey +8 11 £350 +9.37% 2
Luton - 11 £485 - 1
West Midlands -24 10 £363 +11.53%
Bristol +6 9 £475 +43.93%
City of London +4 8 £433 -13.50% 9
Cardiff - 7 £475 -
Woking - 7 £356 - 1
Berkshire +5 6 £365 +1.38%
Newport -8 5 £445 -9.64%
Cambridgeshire +31 4 £375 -
Reading +14 4 £375 +7.14%
North West +10 4 £425 +21.42% 3
Cambridge +24 3 £375 -
Buckinghamshire +12 3 £475 +48.43%
Bedford - 3 £275 -
Coventry - 3 £488 -
Milton Keynes +13 2 £475 +48.43%
Gloucestershire +7 2 £356 -3.84% 1

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 292 (73.18%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (70.43%) C#
3 244 (61.15%) Selenium
4 242 (60.65%) .NET
4 242 (60.65%) BDD
5 188 (47.12%) TDD
6 155 (38.85%) Test Automation
7 129 (32.33%) Cucumber
8 119 (29.82%) Java
9 117 (29.32%) Scrum
9 117 (29.32%) QA
10 113 (28.32%) WebDriver
11 110 (27.57%) Continuous Integration
12 109 (27.32%) Team Foundation Server
13 106 (26.57%) SQL
14 103 (25.81%) SQL Server
15 101 (25.31%) Microsoft
16 100 (25.06%) NUnit
17 82 (20.55%) Visual Studio
18 78 (19.55%) JavaScript
19 71 (17.79%) .NET Framework
20 69 (17.29%) Web Services
21 65 (16.29%) ASP.NET
21 65 (16.29%) Git (software)
21 65 (16.29%) Test Scripting
22 62 (15.54%) Windows
23 60 (15.04%) MVC
24 58 (14.54%) Finance
24 58 (14.54%) Security Cleared
24 58 (14.54%) Jenkins

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 29 (7.27%) IIS
2 16 (4.01%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.25%) Confluence
4 5 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.75%) Apache
5 3 (0.75%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.50%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.25%) Drupal
7 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 44 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.75%) Mingle
3 3 (0.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.75%) Endur
2 7 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (3.26%) PaaS
4 2 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.50%) SaaS
5 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.76%) DNS
1 11 (2.76%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.75%) HTTP
3 2 (0.50%) Internet
4 1 (0.25%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (6.27%) MongoDB
4 23 (5.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (5.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (5.01%) NoSQL
7 15 (3.76%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (3.26%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.01%) Couchbase
10 7 (1.75%) InterSystems Cache
10 7 (1.75%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.50%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.25%) OLAP
12 5 (1.25%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.00%) MySQL
13 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 244 (61.15%) Selenium
2 129 (32.33%) Cucumber
3 113 (28.32%) WebDriver
4 109 (27.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 100 (25.06%) NUnit
6 82 (20.55%) Visual Studio
7 65 (16.29%) Git (software)
8 58 (14.54%) Jenkins
9 54 (13.53%) JIRA
10 50 (12.53%) TeamCity
11 42 (10.53%) SoapUI
12 34 (8.52%) TestComplete
13 31 (7.77%) JMeter
14 30 (7.52%) JUnit
15 25 (6.27%) Jasmine
16 24 (6.02%) Protractor
17 23 (5.76%) WATIR
18 22 (5.51%) Oracle APEX
19 21 (5.26%) Gradle
20 20 (5.01%) MSTest
General
1 58 (14.54%) Finance
2 35 (8.77%) Banking
3 21 (5.26%) Retail
4 10 (2.51%) Military
4 10 (2.51%) Publishing
5 8 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.25%) Games
7 3 (0.75%) Front Office
7 3 (0.75%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 123 (30.83%) Developer
2 83 (20.80%) Tester
3 78 (19.55%) .NET Developer
4 71 (17.79%) Analyst
5 65 (16.29%) Automation Tester
6 62 (15.54%) Test Analyst
7 46 (11.53%) C# Developer
8 44 (11.03%) Test Engineer
9 40 (10.03%) Automation Test Analyst
10 36 (9.02%) Consultant
11 33 (8.27%) Test Automation Engineer
12 26 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
13 25 (6.27%) Developer in Test
14 18 (4.51%) QA Engineer
15 17 (4.26%) Agile Developer
16 16 (4.01%) Senior Developer
17 15 (3.76%) QA Analyst
18 14 (3.51%) Build Engineer
18 14 (3.51%) DevOps Consultant
18 14 (3.51%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (60.65%) .NET
2 71 (17.79%) .NET Framework
3 69 (17.29%) Web Services
4 65 (16.29%) ASP.NET
5 57 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 53 (13.28%) Gherkin
7 48 (12.03%) AngularJS
8 47 (11.78%) jQuery
9 42 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 40 (10.03%) WCF
11 38 (9.52%) HTML
12 36 (9.02%) CSS
13 35 (8.77%) Entity Framework
13 35 (8.77%) XML
14 34 (8.52%) SOAP
15 31 (7.77%) KnockoutJS
16 28 (7.02%) HTML5
16 28 (7.02%) React
17 23 (5.76%) WPF
18 22 (5.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.51%) Inversion of Control
3 8 (2.01%) N-Tier
4 7 (1.75%) Fintech
4 7 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.50%) IVR
5 6 (1.50%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.25%) Smartcard
7 4 (1.00%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.00%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.00%) User Experience
8 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.75%) Clustering
8 3 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.75%) Tandem
9 2 (0.50%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.50%) Equities
9 2 (0.50%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.50%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.54%) Windows
2 12 (3.01%) Android
2 12 (3.01%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.51%) Unix
4 7 (1.75%) Linux
5 5 (1.25%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (73.18%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (60.65%) BDD
3 188 (47.12%) TDD
4 155 (38.85%) Test Automation
5 117 (29.32%) Scrum
6 110 (27.57%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (16.29%) Test Scripting
8 60 (15.04%) MVC
9 56 (14.04%) DevOps
10 47 (11.78%) Automated Testing
11 44 (11.03%) Unit Testing
12 43 (10.78%) Exploratory Testing
13 42 (10.53%) E-Commerce
14 41 (10.28%) User Stories
15 39 (9.77%) Performance Testing
15 39 (9.77%) Regression Testing
16 37 (9.27%) Web Development
17 36 (9.02%) ATDD
17 36 (9.02%) OO
18 33 (8.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 281 (70.43%) C#
2 119 (29.82%) Java
3 106 (26.57%) SQL
4 78 (19.55%) JavaScript
5 43 (10.78%) Ruby
6 32 (8.02%) Python
7 31 (7.77%) F#
8 30 (7.52%) TypeScript
9 29 (7.27%) T-SQL
10 18 (4.51%) C++
11 14 (3.51%) PowerShell
12 13 (3.26%) VB
13 12 (3.01%) C
13 12 (3.01%) PHP
14 10 (2.51%) Shell Script
15 9 (2.26%) VB.NET
16 8 (2.01%) Perl
17 7 (1.75%) VBScript
18 6 (1.50%) Objective-C
19 5 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (14.54%) Security Cleared
2 50 (12.53%) SC Cleared
3 45 (11.28%) ISEB
4 27 (6.77%) ISTQB
5 26 (6.52%) Degree
6 13 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.51%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.25%) CCEA
8 5 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (29.32%) QA
2 27 (6.77%) SDET
3 3 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) GAMP
System Software
1 15 (3.76%) Docker
2 4 (1.00%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (4.01%) Puppet
3 15 (3.76%) Ansible
3 15 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.75%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.25%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 101 (25.31%) Microsoft
2 46 (11.53%) Oracle
3 15 (3.76%) HP
4 13 (3.26%) Perforce
5 12 (3.01%) DevExpress
6 11 (2.76%) Rally
7 7 (1.75%) BMC
7 7 (1.75%) Remedy
8 5 (1.25%) Citrix
8 5 (1.25%) Infragistics
9 3 (0.75%) Telerik
9 3 (0.75%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.50%) IBM
10 2 (0.50%) Infor
10 2 (0.50%) Progress
10 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.50%) SAP
10 2 (0.50%) Syncfusion
10 2 (0.50%) Trayport
10 2 (0.50%) VMware
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