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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 436 464 487
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +23
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 198 152 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.44% 2.11% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 99 96
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £505 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 - -

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
8126 7216 6261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.92% 12.76% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5362 4640 4009
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 134 137
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £23.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +19 184 £378 -5.62% 48
London -2 111 £425 - 33
City of London +22 35 £425 +6.25% 5
South East +2 29 £350 - 2
South West -4 19 £347 +6.76% 4
Wales - 14 £493 - 2
South Wales - 13 £493 - 1
Newport - 12 £493 -
Berkshire - 10 £355 -
Yorkshire -17 9 £343 -
North West -22 9 £350 +7.69% 7
Hampshire -5 8 £360 +12.94% 1
Leeds - 8 £343 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £343 -
Reading - 8 £350 -
Taunton +9 6 £349 +7.23% 1
Somerset +6 6 £349 +7.23% 1
Dorset +3 6 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £320 -
Cheshire - 6 £358 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £320 -
Surrey -4 4 £320 -17.41%
Knutsford - 4 £366 -
Midlands +8 3 - -
Manchester -17 3 £325 - 6
Bournemouth - 3 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 3 - -
West Midlands +8 2 £325 -27.77% 1
Poole +1 2 - - 1
Southampton -5 2 £370 +18.40%

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 276 (75.00%) C#
2 262 (71.20%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (65.22%) BDD
4 215 (58.42%) Selenium
5 212 (57.61%) .NET
6 159 (43.21%) TDD
7 138 (37.50%) Scrum
8 119 (32.34%) SQL Server
9 118 (32.07%) Cucumber
10 104 (28.26%) Finance
11 102 (27.72%) QA
11 102 (27.72%) WebDriver
12 92 (25.00%) MVC
13 84 (22.83%) Microsoft
14 83 (22.55%) Test Automation
15 80 (21.74%) NUnit
16 77 (20.92%) ASP.NET
17 75 (20.38%) Team Foundation Server
18 73 (19.84%) Visual Studio
19 69 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
20 65 (17.66%) Java
21 64 (17.39%) SQL
22 61 (16.58%) .NET Framework
23 58 (15.76%) ASP.NET MVC
24 54 (14.67%) Gherkin
25 53 (14.40%) JavaScript
26 52 (14.13%) Automated Testing
27 48 (13.04%) Git (software)
28 47 (12.77%) Manual Testing
28 47 (12.77%) SDLC

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 14 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (3.53%) IIS
3 9 (2.45%) CMS
4 7 (1.90%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (1.36%) Node.js
5 5 (1.36%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.36%) NServiceBus
6 4 (1.09%) Confluence
6 4 (1.09%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (0.82%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.27%) FileNet
9 1 (0.27%) JBoss
9 1 (0.27%) Apache
9 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.27%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 12 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.72%) MS Office
3 6 (1.63%) Mingle
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Endur
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.54%) SaaS
3 2 (0.54%) GitHub
4 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.72%) HTTP
2 2 (0.54%) DSL
3 1 (0.27%) Firewall
3 1 (0.27%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.27%) DNS
3 1 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (32.34%) SQL Server
2 41 (11.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (8.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (7.07%) Oracle Database
5 16 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.45%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.17%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.36%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (1.09%) HBase
12 4 (1.09%) Big Data
13 3 (0.82%) Impala
14 2 (0.54%) MySQL
14 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 215 (58.42%) Selenium
2 118 (32.07%) Cucumber
3 102 (27.72%) WebDriver
4 80 (21.74%) NUnit
5 75 (20.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 73 (19.84%) Visual Studio
7 48 (13.04%) Git (software)
8 41 (11.14%) TeamCity
9 33 (8.97%) FitNesse
10 31 (8.42%) JIRA
11 24 (6.52%) Jenkins
12 23 (6.25%) Subversion
13 17 (4.62%) Jasmine
14 16 (4.35%) ReSharper
14 16 (4.35%) Moq
15 14 (3.80%) JMeter
15 14 (3.80%) Karma Test Runner
16 13 (3.53%) HP UFT
16 13 (3.53%) SoapUI
17 12 (3.26%) WATIR
General
1 104 (28.26%) Finance
2 29 (7.88%) Banking
3 11 (2.99%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.45%) Back Office
5 6 (1.63%) Retail
5 6 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.09%) Marketing
6 4 (1.09%) Front Office
7 2 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 139 (37.77%) Developer
2 92 (25.00%) Analyst
3 85 (23.10%) Tester
4 72 (19.57%) Test Analyst
5 51 (13.86%) .NET Developer
6 27 (7.34%) Automation Tester
7 25 (6.79%) QA Analyst
8 23 (6.25%) C# Developer
9 18 (4.89%) Software Developer
9 18 (4.89%) Architect
10 17 (4.62%) Agile Test Analyst
11 16 (4.35%) Test Engineer
12 14 (3.80%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (3.80%) Automation Analyst
13 13 (3.53%) Automation Test Analyst
13 13 (3.53%) AWS Developer
14 12 (3.26%) Selenium Tester
15 11 (2.99%) Automated Tester
15 11 (2.99%) Consultant
16 10 (2.72%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (57.61%) .NET
2 77 (20.92%) ASP.NET
3 61 (16.58%) .NET Framework
4 58 (15.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 54 (14.67%) Gherkin
6 45 (12.23%) Web Services
7 44 (11.96%) HTML
7 44 (11.96%) WCF
8 41 (11.14%) Entity Framework
8 41 (11.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 39 (10.60%) jQuery
10 30 (8.15%) CSS
11 28 (7.61%) WPF
11 28 (7.61%) AngularJS
12 25 (6.79%) Ajax
13 22 (5.98%) RESTful
14 21 (5.71%) SOAP
14 21 (5.71%) HTML5
15 20 (5.43%) XML
16 19 (5.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.72%) Mobile App
3 7 (1.90%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (1.90%) Client/Server
3 7 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.36%) New Media
5 5 (1.36%) Credit Risk
5 5 (1.36%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.36%) Equities
5 5 (1.36%) Derivative
5 5 (1.36%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.09%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.09%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.82%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.82%) User Experience
7 3 (0.82%) Physics
8 2 (0.54%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.24%) Windows
2 11 (2.99%) Android
3 10 (2.72%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.63%) Windows CE
5 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (71.20%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (65.22%) BDD
3 159 (43.21%) TDD
4 138 (37.50%) Scrum
5 92 (25.00%) MVC
6 83 (22.55%) Test Automation
7 69 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (14.13%) Automated Testing
9 47 (12.77%) Manual Testing
9 47 (12.77%) SDLC
10 45 (12.23%) Test Scripting
11 42 (11.41%) Unit Testing
12 36 (9.78%) E-Commerce
13 34 (9.24%) Automation Testing
14 32 (8.70%) Software Engineering
14 32 (8.70%) Software Testing
15 30 (8.15%) OO
16 28 (7.61%) User Acceptance Testing
17 26 (7.07%) Regression Testing
17 26 (7.07%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 276 (75.00%) C#
2 65 (17.66%) Java
3 64 (17.39%) SQL
4 53 (14.40%) JavaScript
5 22 (5.98%) Ruby
6 18 (4.89%) T-SQL
6 18 (4.89%) PowerShell
7 12 (3.26%) Python
8 9 (2.45%) VB
8 9 (2.45%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.63%) Scala
10 5 (1.36%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.82%) CoffeeScript
11 3 (0.82%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.82%) Groovy
11 3 (0.82%) C
11 3 (0.82%) PHP
11 3 (0.82%) C++
12 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (8.97%) ISEB
2 30 (8.15%) ISTQB
3 28 (7.61%) Degree
3 28 (7.61%) Security Cleared
4 22 (5.98%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.27%) MCP
8 1 (0.27%) MCAD
8 1 (0.27%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (27.72%) QA
2 11 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.54%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.82%) HDFS
2 1 (0.27%) vSphere
2 1 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.54%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.27%) SCOM
3 1 (0.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 84 (22.83%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.14%) Oracle
3 11 (2.99%) Atlassian
4 9 (2.45%) Bloomberg
5 7 (1.90%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.36%) SAP
7 4 (1.09%) HP
7 4 (1.09%) Informatica
7 4 (1.09%) Twitter
7 4 (1.09%) IBM
8 3 (0.82%) Actian
8 3 (0.82%) Cloudera
8 3 (0.82%) Red Gate
8 3 (0.82%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.82%) OpenLink
8 3 (0.82%) ESRI
8 3 (0.82%) Perforce
9 2 (0.54%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.54%) Telerik
10 1 (0.27%) GoldenSource
London
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wales
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £425 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Glamorgan
TRG
Rate: 300-425 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 32 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 9 days ago
Taunton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago