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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SpecFlow
UK
Rank 421 477 473
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -4
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 181 154 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.37% 2.03% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 95 82
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £312 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £370 £303
% change year-on-year
-1.68% +22.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.03% +128.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-33.03% +128.33%

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
7645 7575 7063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.08% 14.58% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5138 4996 4676
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 202 133
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £29.51 £28.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.78 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +16.25%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +48 167 £425 +8.97% 58
London +9 82 £475 +14.38% 27
South West +21 28 £348 +6.92% 7
South East +28 22 £425 +13.33% 12
City of London -11 18 £427 +2.76% 7
Wiltshire +16 14 £350 - 1
Swindon - 14 £350 - 1
West Midlands +15 12 £345 -
East of England +2 9 £475 - 3
Coventry - 9 £275 -
Yorkshire +23 8 £325 -8.45% 2
Hampshire +14 8 £400 - 4
Scotland +31 7 £425 -
Luton +16 7 £475 -
Somerset +8 7 £350 -21.34% 2
Bedfordshire +6 7 £475 -
Edinburgh +21 6 £425 -
West Yorkshire +18 5 £325 -31.21% 1
Leeds +4 5 £325 -12.16% 1
Taunton 0 5 £365 -17.97% 2
Andover - 5 £413 - 2
Kent +7 4 £425 +3.03% 2
Surrey +5 3 £433 - 2
North West +1 3 £353 -4.53% 2
Manchester -2 3 £353 -4.53% 2
Worthing - 3 - - 1
West Sussex - 3 - - 1
North East - 3 £300 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £500 -
Greenwich - 3 £418 -

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 280 (84.85%) C#
2 245 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (65.15%) Selenium
4 208 (63.03%) BDD
5 157 (47.58%) .NET
6 144 (43.64%) TDD
7 100 (30.30%) SQL
8 99 (30.00%) WebDriver
9 95 (28.79%) Test Automation
10 85 (25.76%) Scrum
11 82 (24.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 82 (24.85%) Cucumber
12 78 (23.64%) QA
13 77 (23.33%) SQL Server
14 75 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
15 70 (21.21%) Microsoft
16 69 (20.91%) JavaScript
16 69 (20.91%) NUnit
17 61 (18.48%) Git (software)
18 53 (16.06%) Gherkin
19 50 (15.15%) Finance
19 50 (15.15%) Automated Testing
20 47 (14.24%) Oracle
21 46 (13.94%) TeamCity
22 45 (13.64%) Test Scripting
22 45 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
23 44 (13.33%) MVVM
23 44 (13.33%) Java
24 43 (13.03%) Automation Testing
25 42 (12.73%) ASP.NET

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 5 (1.52%) IIS
1 5 (1.52%) NServiceBus
1 5 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.61%) Apache
3 2 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 23 (6.97%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.30%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 45 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.64%) PaaS
4 5 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.21%) IaaS
6 3 (0.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.30%) Asana
8 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.55%) AMQP
2 5 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.21%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 20 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (4.85%) Azure SQL Database
4 16 (4.85%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.82%) MySQL
7 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.21%) Big Data
8 4 (1.21%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.21%) Neo4j
8 4 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.21%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.91%) MarkLogic
10 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 215 (65.15%) Selenium
2 99 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 82 (24.85%) Cucumber
3 82 (24.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 69 (20.91%) NUnit
5 61 (18.48%) Git (software)
6 46 (13.94%) TeamCity
7 38 (11.52%) Visual Studio
8 33 (10.00%) MSTest
9 27 (8.18%) JIRA
10 26 (7.88%) HP UFT
11 25 (7.58%) SoapUI
12 24 (7.27%) Jenkins
12 24 (7.27%) Subversion
13 21 (6.36%) Protractor
14 14 (4.24%) JUnit
15 13 (3.94%) Moq
16 11 (3.33%) Jasmine
17 10 (3.03%) WATIR
18 9 (2.73%) MSBuild
General
1 50 (15.15%) Finance
2 10 (3.03%) Publishing
3 9 (2.73%) Banking
4 7 (2.12%) Marketing
5 5 (1.52%) Electronics
5 5 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.21%) Advertising
6 4 (1.21%) Back Office
7 2 (0.61%) Front Office
7 2 (0.61%) Legal
7 2 (0.61%) Retail
8 1 (0.30%) Automotive
8 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (29.70%) Developer
2 87 (26.36%) Tester
3 72 (21.82%) Automation Tester
4 56 (16.97%) C# Developer
5 52 (15.76%) Analyst
6 45 (13.64%) Test Analyst
7 41 (12.42%) .NET Developer
8 40 (12.12%) Test Engineer
9 32 (9.70%) Automation Test Analyst
10 29 (8.79%) Test Automation Engineer
11 25 (7.58%) Developer in Test
12 21 (6.36%) C# .NET Developer
13 18 (5.45%) Selenium Tester
14 17 (5.15%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 15 (4.55%) Azure Developer
16 13 (3.94%) Angular Developer
16 13 (3.94%) ASP.NET Developer
16 13 (3.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 13 (3.94%) C# WPF Developer
16 13 (3.94%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (47.58%) .NET
2 53 (16.06%) Gherkin
3 42 (12.73%) ASP.NET
3 42 (12.73%) Web Services
4 40 (12.12%) .NET Framework
4 40 (12.12%) AngularJS
5 36 (10.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 33 (10.00%) HTML
7 32 (9.70%) XML
8 28 (8.48%) CSS
8 28 (8.48%) SOAP
9 26 (7.88%) RESTful
10 24 (7.27%) WPF
11 23 (6.97%) React
12 20 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (6.06%) Entity Framework
12 20 (6.06%) WCF
13 19 (5.76%) NancyFx
14 18 (5.45%) jQuery
15 17 (5.15%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.36%) Fintech
2 10 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.42%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.21%) NHS
6 3 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (0.91%) User Experience
7 2 (0.61%) BBC
7 2 (0.61%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.30%) Blog
8 1 (0.30%) Derivative
8 1 (0.30%) Equities
8 1 (0.30%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.30%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.30%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.30%) iPad
8 1 (0.30%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.30%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.76%) Windows
2 6 (1.82%) Unix
3 3 (0.91%) Android
3 3 (0.91%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.91%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (63.03%) BDD
3 144 (43.64%) TDD
4 95 (28.79%) Test Automation
5 85 (25.76%) Scrum
6 75 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (15.15%) Automated Testing
8 45 (13.64%) Test Scripting
9 44 (13.33%) MVVM
10 43 (13.03%) Automation Testing
11 42 (12.73%) E-Commerce
11 42 (12.73%) Kanban
12 41 (12.42%) Software Testing
13 38 (11.52%) MVC
13 38 (11.52%) Regression Testing
14 35 (10.61%) OO
14 35 (10.61%) User Stories
15 33 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
16 31 (9.39%) Continuous Delivery
17 27 (8.18%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 280 (84.85%) C#
2 100 (30.30%) SQL
3 69 (20.91%) JavaScript
4 44 (13.33%) Java
5 31 (9.39%) F#
6 29 (8.79%) T-SQL
7 26 (7.88%) Ruby
8 21 (6.36%) PowerShell
9 16 (4.85%) Python
10 15 (4.55%) VBScript
11 14 (4.24%) C++
12 10 (3.03%) TypeScript
13 9 (2.73%) VB
14 7 (2.12%) Perl
15 6 (1.82%) ES6
15 6 (1.82%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.82%) VB.NET
16 4 (1.21%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.61%) C
17 2 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.70%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.76%) ISEB
4 12 (3.64%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.42%) Degree
5 8 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.30%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) HNC
6 1 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (23.64%) QA
2 30 (9.09%) SDET
3 5 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.30%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.12%) Ansible
1 7 (2.12%) Puppet
2 6 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.61%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 70 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 47 (14.24%) Oracle
3 24 (7.27%) HP
4 9 (2.73%) Sencha
5 6 (1.82%) SAP
6 5 (1.52%) Perforce
7 2 (0.61%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.61%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.30%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.30%) CODA
8 1 (0.30%) Informatica
8 1 (0.30%) New Relic
8 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
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