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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 446 502 432
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -70
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 148 98 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.05% 1.43% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 68 74
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £368
% change year-on-year
- -11.56%
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
7203 6846 5469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.93% 12.40% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4611 4361 3485
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 132 138
Average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £31.00 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.45 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +31 131 £375 +8.69% 63
London +14 66 £425 +13.33% 35
City of London +29 28 £419 -6.94% 13
East of England +37 19 £475 +58.33% 2
South East -11 17 £350 +6.87% 6
Cambridgeshire - 17 - - 1
Yorkshire - 15 £300 - 1
Wales - 13 £350 -
South Wales - 11 £344 -
West Yorkshire - 11 £294 -
Leeds - 11 £294 -
Newport - 11 £344 -
South West +7 7 £313 +1.62% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £320 +34.73%
Milton Keynes - 6 £320 -
Hampshire -11 5 £393 - 3
Manchester -17 4 £325 -7.14% 11
North West -23 4 £325 -7.14% 12
East Midlands +4 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -2 3 - -
Nottingham -5 3 - -
Southampton -7 3 £393 - 2
Cambridge - 3 - -
Somerset +8 2 £313 -1.18%
Taunton +2 2 £313 -1.18%
Cheltenham - 2 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £475 - 1
Kent - 2 £300 -

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 238 (78.81%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (69.54%) C#
3 208 (68.87%) BDD
4 182 (60.26%) .NET
5 167 (55.30%) Selenium
6 134 (44.37%) Scrum
7 116 (38.41%) TDD
8 98 (32.45%) Cucumber
9 89 (29.47%) Microsoft
10 88 (29.14%) QA
11 78 (25.83%) WebDriver
12 72 (23.84%) SQL Server
13 66 (21.85%) SQL
14 64 (21.19%) .NET Framework
15 62 (20.53%) JavaScript
16 59 (19.54%) NUnit
16 59 (19.54%) Gherkin
17 58 (19.21%) E-Commerce
17 58 (19.21%) MVC
18 52 (17.22%) Finance
19 51 (16.89%) HTML
19 51 (16.89%) ASP.NET
19 51 (16.89%) Test Automation
20 46 (15.23%) Java
21 41 (13.58%) Ruby
22 40 (13.25%) Visual Studio
22 40 (13.25%) Automation Testing
23 39 (12.91%) ASP.NET MVC
23 39 (12.91%) ASP.NET Web API
23 39 (12.91%) Continuous Integration

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (4.64%) CMS
2 8 (2.65%) Umbraco
2 8 (2.65%) IIS
2 8 (2.65%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.99%) Node.js
4 5 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.32%) Confluence
6 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.66%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.33%) Moodle
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 11 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.32%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.32%) GitHub
2 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.66%) SaaS
4 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.97%) HTTP
2 8 (2.65%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.32%) Internet
4 2 (0.66%) SMTP
5 1 (0.33%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (23.84%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.97%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.99%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.99%) SSDT
9 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.32%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.99%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.99%) MySQL
11 3 (0.99%) QlikView
12 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 167 (55.30%) Selenium
2 98 (32.45%) Cucumber
3 78 (25.83%) WebDriver
4 59 (19.54%) NUnit
5 40 (13.25%) Visual Studio
6 26 (8.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (7.28%) TeamCity
7 22 (7.28%) JIRA
8 20 (6.62%) Rhino Mocks
9 19 (6.29%) Git (software)
10 18 (5.96%) JMeter
11 15 (4.97%) Jenkins
12 14 (4.64%) Moq
13 12 (3.97%) Subversion
13 12 (3.97%) SoapUI
14 10 (3.31%) WATIR
14 10 (3.31%) FitNesse
14 10 (3.31%) Fiddler
15 8 (2.65%) QuickTest Pro
16 7 (2.32%) MSTest
General
1 52 (17.22%) Finance
2 16 (5.30%) Banking
3 12 (3.97%) Retail
4 8 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.99%) Back Office
6 2 (0.66%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.66%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.66%) Front Office
6 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.66%) Legal
6 2 (0.66%) Military
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 103 (34.11%) Developer
2 86 (28.48%) Analyst
3 75 (24.83%) Tester
4 71 (23.51%) Test Analyst
5 33 (10.93%) .NET Developer
6 30 (9.93%) C# Developer
7 21 (6.95%) Automation Tester
8 19 (6.29%) Software Tester
9 18 (5.96%) Senior Developer
10 17 (5.63%) Agile Test Analyst
10 17 (5.63%) QA Analyst
11 16 (5.30%) Senior Analyst
12 15 (4.97%) C# .NET Developer
12 15 (4.97%) Consultant
13 14 (4.64%) Senior Test Analyst
13 14 (4.64%) Agile Tester
14 13 (4.30%) Test Consultant
15 12 (3.97%) AWS Developer
16 11 (3.64%) Automation Analyst
16 11 (3.64%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (60.26%) .NET
2 64 (21.19%) .NET Framework
3 59 (19.54%) Gherkin
4 51 (16.89%) HTML
4 51 (16.89%) ASP.NET
5 39 (12.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 39 (12.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 31 (10.26%) CSS
7 30 (9.93%) AngularJS
8 28 (9.27%) Entity Framework
9 27 (8.94%) jQuery
10 24 (7.95%) RESTful
10 24 (7.95%) REST
11 22 (7.28%) Web Services
12 19 (6.29%) NHibernate
12 19 (6.29%) JSON
13 18 (5.96%) HTML5
13 18 (5.96%) KnockoutJS
14 17 (5.63%) Castle Windsor
15 16 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.94%) Open Source
2 9 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.32%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (1.99%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.66%) Video on Demand
6 4 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.99%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.99%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.99%) Clustering
8 2 (0.66%) Derivative
8 2 (0.66%) Replication
8 2 (0.66%) Equities
8 2 (0.66%) GIS
8 2 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.66%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (0.66%) User Experience
9 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.63%) Windows
2 6 (1.99%) Android
3 5 (1.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (78.81%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (68.87%) BDD
3 134 (44.37%) Scrum
4 116 (38.41%) TDD
5 58 (19.21%) E-Commerce
5 58 (19.21%) MVC
6 51 (16.89%) Test Automation
7 40 (13.25%) Automation Testing
8 39 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (12.25%) Manual Testing
9 37 (12.25%) Test Scripting
10 32 (10.60%) Automated Testing
11 26 (8.61%) OO
12 21 (6.95%) Software Testing
13 19 (6.29%) Regression Testing
14 17 (5.63%) Continuous Delivery
15 16 (5.30%) Integration Testing
16 15 (4.97%) Security Testing
17 14 (4.64%) Performance Testing
18 13 (4.30%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 210 (69.54%) C#
2 66 (21.85%) SQL
3 62 (20.53%) JavaScript
4 46 (15.23%) Java
5 41 (13.58%) Ruby
6 16 (5.30%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.32%) C++
8 6 (1.99%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.99%) C
9 5 (1.66%) PHP
9 5 (1.66%) VB
10 4 (1.32%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.99%) Scala
11 3 (0.99%) Python
12 2 (0.66%) VB6
12 2 (0.66%) VBA
12 2 (0.66%) F#
12 2 (0.66%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.33%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (9.27%) ISEB
2 18 (5.96%) ISTQB
3 15 (4.97%) Security Cleared
4 11 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.64%) Degree
5 10 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.99%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.33%) MCP
8 1 (0.33%) MCAD
8 1 (0.33%) MCSD
8 1 (0.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (29.14%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.66%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (0.66%) SCOM
1 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 89 (29.47%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.93%) Oracle
3 11 (3.64%) Sitecore
4 4 (1.32%) SAP
4 4 (1.32%) HP
5 3 (0.99%) ESRI
6 2 (0.66%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.66%) Telerik
6 2 (0.66%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.66%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.66%) IBM
6 2 (0.66%) Splunk
7 1 (0.33%) PayPal
7 1 (0.33%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.33%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.33%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.33%) RedDot
7 1 (0.33%) ION Trading
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