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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 452 443 490
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +47
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 200 225 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.39% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.24% 2.72% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 181 102
Median daily rate £395 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £34.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.25 -

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
8946 8282 7293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.74% 14.25% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6014 5464 4848
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 192 116
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £26.03 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +8 184 £375 - 56
South East +53 66 £370 +5.71% 2
London -52 66 £400 -5.88% 30
Hampshire +34 27 £343 -7.43% 1
East of England +21 21 £475 - 9
Bedfordshire - 17 £480 - 2
Oxfordshire - 16 £450 -
Surrey +14 15 £350 +9.37% 1
Oxford - 15 £419 -
Luton - 15 £485 - 2
Wales +4 14 £450 -6.73%
West Midlands -10 14 £350 - 1
Andover +8 13 £350 -6.66%
South Wales +1 13 £450 -6.73%
South West -18 11 £425 +21.42% 6
City of London +2 10 £418 -1.76% 12
Woking - 10 £358 -
Bristol +3 6 £475 +18.75% 2
Cardiff +23 5 £475 +5.55%
Newport -3 5 £445 -8.95%
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £320 -
Staffordshire - 4 £320 -
Cambridgeshire +30 3 £375 - 6
Buckinghamshire +23 3 £475 +48.43%
West Yorkshire +13 3 - - 3
Yorkshire +5 3 - - 3
Gloucestershire +5 3 £338 -1.74% 1
Coventry - 3 £488 - 1
Cambridge +17 2 £375 -
North West +11 2 - - 4

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 283 (75.27%) C#
2 274 (72.87%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (63.56%) Selenium
4 226 (60.11%) BDD
5 215 (57.18%) .NET
6 170 (45.21%) TDD
7 153 (40.69%) Test Automation
8 116 (30.85%) QA
9 115 (30.59%) Cucumber
10 114 (30.32%) Continuous Integration
11 110 (29.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 109 (28.99%) Java
13 108 (28.72%) Scrum
14 106 (28.19%) NUnit
15 104 (27.66%) WebDriver
16 97 (25.80%) Microsoft
17 90 (23.94%) SQL Server
17 90 (23.94%) SQL
18 72 (19.15%) JavaScript
19 69 (18.35%) Visual Studio
19 69 (18.35%) Web Services
20 65 (17.29%) .NET Framework
21 63 (16.76%) ASP.NET
22 62 (16.49%) TeamCity
23 60 (15.96%) Test Scripting
23 60 (15.96%) Jenkins
24 59 (15.69%) Git (software)
24 59 (15.69%) MVC
25 55 (14.63%) Oracle
26 54 (14.36%) ASP.NET Web API

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 (7.71%) IIS
2 16 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.06%) Confluence
4 4 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.80%) Apache
5 3 (0.80%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.27%) CMS
6 1 (0.27%) Drupal
6 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 43 (11.44%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.80%) Mingle
3 3 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (3.46%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.86%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.53%) Endur
5 1 (0.27%) BASE24
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.79%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (4.79%) PaaS
4 4 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.93%) DNS
1 11 (2.93%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.80%) HTTP
3 2 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (23.94%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.98%) MongoDB
3 27 (7.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
5 22 (5.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (4.79%) NoSQL
8 12 (3.19%) Oracle Database
9 10 (2.66%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.13%) Couchbase
11 7 (1.86%) InterSystems Cache
12 6 (1.60%) MySQL
12 6 (1.60%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.33%) OLAP
13 5 (1.33%) Oracle OLAP
13 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
16 2 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 2 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 239 (63.56%) Selenium
2 115 (30.59%) Cucumber
3 110 (29.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 106 (28.19%) NUnit
5 104 (27.66%) WebDriver
6 69 (18.35%) Visual Studio
7 62 (16.49%) TeamCity
8 60 (15.96%) Jenkins
9 59 (15.69%) Git (software)
10 50 (13.30%) JIRA
11 39 (10.37%) SoapUI
12 29 (7.71%) JUnit
12 29 (7.71%) TestComplete
13 26 (6.91%) MSTest
14 25 (6.65%) Jasmine
15 24 (6.38%) Gradle
15 24 (6.38%) MSBuild
16 23 (6.12%) HP UFT
17 22 (5.85%) Oracle APEX
17 22 (5.85%) Protractor
General
1 48 (12.77%) Finance
2 22 (5.85%) Banking
3 20 (5.32%) Retail
4 11 (2.93%) Publishing
5 10 (2.66%) Military
6 7 (1.86%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.33%) Games
8 3 (0.80%) Back Office
8 3 (0.80%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.53%) Front Office
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 117 (31.12%) Developer
2 85 (22.61%) Tester
3 75 (19.95%) .NET Developer
4 74 (19.68%) Automation Tester
5 65 (17.29%) Analyst
6 54 (14.36%) Test Analyst
7 48 (12.77%) C# Developer
8 45 (11.97%) Test Engineer
9 33 (8.78%) Automation Test Analyst
10 31 (8.24%) Test Automation Engineer
11 29 (7.71%) Consultant
12 27 (7.18%) C# .NET Developer
13 25 (6.65%) Developer in Test
14 18 (4.79%) Build Engineer
14 18 (4.79%) QA Analyst
14 18 (4.79%) QA Engineer
15 17 (4.52%) Agile Developer
16 15 (3.99%) Senior Developer
17 14 (3.72%) Selenium Tester
18 13 (3.46%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (57.18%) .NET
2 69 (18.35%) Web Services
3 65 (17.29%) .NET Framework
4 63 (16.76%) ASP.NET
5 54 (14.36%) ASP.NET Web API
6 43 (11.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 43 (11.44%) jQuery
7 42 (11.17%) XML
8 41 (10.90%) AngularJS
8 41 (10.90%) HTML
9 40 (10.64%) Gherkin
10 39 (10.37%) WCF
11 38 (10.11%) CSS
12 34 (9.04%) Entity Framework
13 33 (8.78%) SOAP
14 31 (8.24%) KnockoutJS
15 25 (6.65%) HTML5
16 24 (6.38%) React
17 20 (5.32%) Ajax
18 19 (5.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.39%) Inversion of Control
3 8 (2.13%) N-Tier
4 7 (1.86%) Fintech
5 6 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.33%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.06%) IVR
7 4 (1.06%) User Experience
8 3 (0.80%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.80%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.80%) Clustering
8 3 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.80%) Equities
8 3 (0.80%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.80%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.53%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.53%) Derivative
9 2 (0.53%) Tandem
9 2 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 53 (14.10%) Windows
2 12 (3.19%) Android
2 12 (3.19%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.60%) Unix
4 5 (1.33%) Linux
4 5 (1.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (72.87%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (60.11%) BDD
3 170 (45.21%) TDD
4 153 (40.69%) Test Automation
5 114 (30.32%) Continuous Integration
6 108 (28.72%) Scrum
7 60 (15.96%) Test Scripting
8 59 (15.69%) MVC
9 53 (14.10%) User Stories
10 49 (13.03%) E-Commerce
11 46 (12.23%) Unit Testing
12 45 (11.97%) Regression Testing
13 43 (11.44%) Continuous Delivery
13 43 (11.44%) DevOps
14 42 (11.17%) Automated Testing
15 41 (10.90%) Exploratory Testing
15 41 (10.90%) OO
16 40 (10.64%) Defect Tracking
16 40 (10.64%) Performance Testing
17 39 (10.37%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 283 (75.27%) C#
2 109 (28.99%) Java
3 90 (23.94%) SQL
4 72 (19.15%) JavaScript
5 40 (10.64%) F#
5 40 (10.64%) Python
6 39 (10.37%) Ruby
7 33 (8.78%) T-SQL
8 29 (7.71%) TypeScript
9 25 (6.65%) C++
10 15 (3.99%) VBScript
11 14 (3.72%) PowerShell
12 13 (3.46%) VB
13 12 (3.19%) C
13 12 (3.19%) PHP
14 11 (2.93%) Perl
15 9 (2.39%) VB.NET
16 6 (1.60%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.60%) Scala
16 6 (1.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 44 (11.70%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.98%) ISEB
4 23 (6.12%) ISTQB
5 20 (5.32%) Degree
6 12 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.66%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.80%) CCEA
8 3 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (30.85%) QA
2 28 (7.45%) SDET
3 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) GAMP
System Software
1 18 (4.79%) Docker
2 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (5.05%) Puppet
2 18 (4.79%) Ansible
2 18 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.93%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.80%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.80%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 97 (25.80%) Microsoft
2 55 (14.63%) Oracle
3 18 (4.79%) HP
3 18 (4.79%) Perforce
4 12 (3.19%) DevExpress
5 8 (2.13%) Rally
6 7 (1.86%) BMC
6 7 (1.86%) Remedy
7 5 (1.33%) Infragistics
8 3 (0.80%) Citrix
8 3 (0.80%) SAP
8 3 (0.80%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.53%) Infor
9 2 (0.53%) Progress
9 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.53%) Syncfusion
9 2 (0.53%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.27%) CA
10 1 (0.27%) Google
10 1 (0.27%) Informatica
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