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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 477 455 467
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 176 195 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.03% 2.58% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 152 91
Median daily rate £400 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -

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
8654 7568 6875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.03% 13.29% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5919 4986 4411
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 £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 127 146
Median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.12 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £51.30 £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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -40 164 £400 +9.96% 33
London -36 62 £440 -7.36% 21
South East +44 50 £375 +7.14% 2
Hampshire +24 25 £375 +11.94% 2
Andover - 19 £350 -
East of England +33 15 £300 - 3
North West +8 15 £425 +21.42% 2
South West -23 14 £463 +32.14% 1
Bristol +8 13 £475 +18.75% 1
City of London +15 11 £450 -10.00% 3
Knutsford +8 11 £425 +16.04%
Cheshire +8 11 £425 +18.88% 1
Berkshire +1 11 £358 +0.70%
Reading +11 10 £360 +2.85%
Bedfordshire - 9 £378 - 1
Wales +23 7 £475 -
South Wales +18 7 £475 -
Cardiff - 7 £475 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £375 -
Luton - 6 £485 - 1
Oxford - 6 £375 -
Surrey -2 5 £375 +17.18%
Manchester -3 4 £294 -9.61% 1
West Midlands -34 4 £326 +8.75% 3
Essex - 4 £250 -
West Yorkshire -15 3 £325 +8.33% 1
Yorkshire -26 3 £325 +8.33% 1
Bedford - 3 £275 -
Cambridge +16 2 £375 - 1
Cambridgeshire +16 2 £375 - 1

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 274 (73.85%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (73.05%) C#
3 244 (65.77%) .NET
4 227 (61.19%) BDD
5 203 (54.72%) Selenium
6 168 (45.28%) TDD
7 131 (35.31%) Test Automation
8 114 (30.73%) Scrum
9 111 (29.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 111 (29.92%) Cucumber
10 105 (28.30%) WebDriver
11 104 (28.03%) Microsoft
12 103 (27.76%) Java
12 103 (27.76%) SQL Server
13 98 (26.42%) SQL
14 96 (25.88%) Continuous Integration
15 92 (24.80%) QA
16 80 (21.56%) Visual Studio
17 77 (20.75%) JavaScript
18 74 (19.95%) NUnit
19 70 (18.87%) Finance
19 70 (18.87%) Git (software)
20 68 (18.33%) Test Scripting
21 67 (18.06%) .NET Framework
22 66 (17.79%) Gherkin
23 64 (17.25%) MVC
24 63 (16.98%) ASP.NET
25 61 (16.44%) ASP.NET Web API
26 56 (15.09%) Web Services
26 56 (15.09%) Unit Testing

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 21 (5.66%) IIS
2 12 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.08%) Apache
4 4 (1.08%) CMS
5 3 (0.81%) Confluence
5 3 (0.81%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.54%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.27%) Drupal
7 1 (0.27%) JBoss
7 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 45 (12.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.35%) MS Office
3 3 (0.81%) Mingle
4 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.89%) Endur
3 1 (0.27%) BASE24
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.08%) DNS
1 4 (1.08%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.81%) HTTP
3 1 (0.27%) AMQP
3 1 (0.27%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (27.76%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (6.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (5.12%) MongoDB
5 18 (4.85%) NoSQL
6 17 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.89%) Couchbase
9 6 (1.62%) InterSystems Cache
9 6 (1.62%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.62%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.62%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.35%) OLAP
10 5 (1.35%) Oracle OLAP
11 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.81%) MySQL
12 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 203 (54.72%) Selenium
2 111 (29.92%) Cucumber
2 111 (29.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 105 (28.30%) WebDriver
4 80 (21.56%) Visual Studio
5 74 (19.95%) NUnit
6 70 (18.87%) Git (software)
7 45 (12.13%) JIRA
8 44 (11.86%) Jenkins
9 40 (10.78%) TeamCity
10 38 (10.24%) SoapUI
11 33 (8.89%) TestComplete
12 31 (8.36%) Protractor
13 26 (7.01%) Jasmine
14 25 (6.74%) WATIR
15 24 (6.47%) JMeter
16 21 (5.66%) Capybara
16 21 (5.66%) JUnit
17 19 (5.12%) Subversion
18 17 (4.58%) Oracle APEX
General
1 70 (18.87%) Finance
2 48 (12.94%) Banking
3 18 (4.85%) Retail
4 13 (3.50%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.16%) Military
6 6 (1.62%) Back Office
7 4 (1.08%) Front Office
7 4 (1.08%) Games
8 3 (0.81%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 132 (35.58%) Developer
2 79 (21.29%) .NET Developer
3 69 (18.60%) Tester
4 62 (16.71%) Analyst
5 59 (15.90%) Test Analyst
6 55 (14.82%) Automation Tester
7 48 (12.94%) C# Developer
8 41 (11.05%) Automation Test Analyst
8 41 (11.05%) Test Engineer
9 35 (9.43%) Consultant
10 32 (8.63%) Test Automation Engineer
11 28 (7.55%) Developer in Test
12 26 (7.01%) C# .NET Developer
13 21 (5.66%) QA Engineer
14 20 (5.39%) Agile Developer
15 18 (4.85%) Test Automation Developer
16 15 (4.04%) Senior Developer
17 14 (3.77%) DevOps Consultant
18 13 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
19 12 (3.23%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (65.77%) .NET
2 67 (18.06%) .NET Framework
3 66 (17.79%) Gherkin
4 63 (16.98%) ASP.NET
5 61 (16.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 56 (15.09%) Web Services
7 53 (14.29%) AngularJS
8 48 (12.94%) jQuery
9 40 (10.78%) WCF
10 38 (10.24%) HTML
11 36 (9.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 34 (9.16%) CSS
13 33 (8.89%) Entity Framework
14 29 (7.82%) HTML5
14 29 (7.82%) SOAP
15 25 (6.74%) KnockoutJS
16 23 (6.20%) WPF
17 21 (5.66%) CSS3
17 21 (5.66%) React
18 20 (5.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (3.77%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (1.89%) Fintech
2 7 (1.89%) N-Tier
3 6 (1.62%) IVR
3 6 (1.62%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.08%) Fixed Income
4 4 (1.08%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.08%) Smartcard
5 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.81%) Clustering
5 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (0.81%) Tandem
5 3 (0.81%) User Experience
6 2 (0.54%) Equities
6 2 (0.54%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.54%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 50 (13.48%) Windows
2 10 (2.70%) Android
2 10 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 7 (1.89%) Unix
4 5 (1.35%) Linux
4 5 (1.35%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (73.85%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (61.19%) BDD
3 168 (45.28%) TDD
4 131 (35.31%) Test Automation
5 114 (30.73%) Scrum
6 96 (25.88%) Continuous Integration
7 68 (18.33%) Test Scripting
8 64 (17.25%) MVC
9 56 (15.09%) Unit Testing
10 49 (13.21%) Automated Testing
11 43 (11.59%) DevOps
12 41 (11.05%) OO
13 38 (10.24%) Software Engineering
14 36 (9.70%) E-Commerce
15 34 (9.16%) Regression Testing
16 32 (8.63%) Automation Testing
17 31 (8.36%) Software Testing
18 30 (8.09%) Exploratory Testing
18 30 (8.09%) Web Development
19 28 (7.55%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 271 (73.05%) C#
2 103 (27.76%) Java
3 98 (26.42%) SQL
4 77 (20.75%) JavaScript
5 44 (11.86%) Ruby
6 23 (6.20%) F#
7 22 (5.93%) TypeScript
8 21 (5.66%) Python
9 18 (4.85%) C++
9 18 (4.85%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.77%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.70%) C
12 9 (2.43%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.89%) PHP
13 7 (1.89%) VBScript
14 6 (1.62%) MATLAB
14 6 (1.62%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.62%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.62%) VB
15 4 (1.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 50 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 44 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 40 (10.78%) ISEB
4 28 (7.55%) Degree
5 22 (5.93%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.16%) CCEA
6 8 (2.16%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (1.89%) DBS Check
8 6 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (24.80%) QA
2 18 (4.85%) SDET
3 6 (1.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (1.89%) Docker
2 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.70%) Puppet
3 7 (1.89%) Ansible
3 7 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.81%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 104 (28.03%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.63%) Oracle
3 14 (3.77%) Rally
4 10 (2.70%) HP
5 8 (2.16%) Citrix
6 5 (1.35%) DevExpress
6 5 (1.35%) Infragistics
6 5 (1.35%) Perforce
7 3 (0.81%) Telerik
7 3 (0.81%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.54%) IBM
8 2 (0.54%) Infor
8 2 (0.54%) Informatica
8 2 (0.54%) Progress
8 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.54%) SAP
8 2 (0.54%) Syncfusion
8 2 (0.54%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.54%) Trayport
8 2 (0.54%) VMware
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