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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 442 464 533
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +69
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 154 114 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.12% 1.82% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 94 45
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £318
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +25.98%
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
7258 6250 6319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.72% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 4003 3619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 132 217
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +13 153 £388 -3.12% 43
London +53 109 £419 +4.68% 21
City of London +38 25 £400 +4.84% 7
South East -15 16 £350 -12.50% 3
South West - 15 £325 - 6
Hampshire -23 12 £325 -18.75% 2
East of England -26 9 £350 -12.50% 7
Somerset - 9 £325 - 4
Taunton - 7 £325 - 4
Hertfordshire -18 4 £550 +37.50% 3
Surrey +4 3 £400 +3.22% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Berkshire +9 1 - -
Yorkshire +4 1 - - 2
North West -3 1 £325 -1.51% 4
Manchester -6 1 £325 -1.51% 2
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Romford - - - -
Street - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Luton - - - - 3
Basingstoke - - - - 2
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Dagenham - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 1

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 202 (79.53%) C#
2 201 (79.13%) BDD
3 172 (67.72%) .NET
4 147 (57.87%) TDD
5 130 (51.18%) Scrum
6 98 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
7 92 (36.22%) ASP.NET
8 91 (35.83%) MVC
9 87 (34.25%) SQL Server
10 84 (33.07%) SQL
11 82 (32.28%) Selenium
12 80 (31.50%) Microsoft
13 71 (27.95%) QA
14 69 (27.17%) Visual Studio
15 68 (26.77%) ASP.NET MVC
16 64 (25.20%) JavaScript
17 62 (24.41%) .NET Framework
18 60 (23.62%) Web Services
19 54 (21.26%) Cucumber
20 53 (20.87%) NUnit
21 52 (20.47%) REST
21 52 (20.47%) Team Foundation Server
22 51 (20.08%) HTML
23 50 (19.69%) WCF
24 49 (19.29%) jQuery
25 47 (18.50%) Java
26 45 (17.72%) Test Automation
27 40 (15.75%) CSS
28 38 (14.96%) ASP.NET Web API
29 37 (14.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 23 (9.06%) CMS
2 11 (4.33%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (2.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (1.57%) IIS
4 4 (1.57%) Node.js
5 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.18%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.18%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.39%) Apache
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 36 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Endur
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.94%) Office 365
3 5 (1.97%) PaaS
4 3 (1.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.39%) GitHub
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.51%) HTTP
2 3 (1.18%) Internet
3 2 (0.79%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.79%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (34.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.33%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.15%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.97%) MarkLogic
6 5 (1.97%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.18%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.18%) RavenDB
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.79%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.39%) Big Data
9 1 (0.39%) MySQL
9 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.39%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 82 (32.28%) Selenium
2 69 (27.17%) Visual Studio
3 54 (21.26%) Cucumber
4 53 (20.87%) NUnit
5 52 (20.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (13.39%) WebDriver
7 20 (7.87%) Rhino Mocks
8 19 (7.48%) Moq
9 17 (6.69%) MSTest
10 16 (6.30%) TeamCity
10 16 (6.30%) JIRA
10 16 (6.30%) SoapUI
11 14 (5.51%) FitNesse
12 13 (5.12%) Jenkins
13 12 (4.72%) Git (software)
14 11 (4.33%) Jasmine
15 9 (3.54%) Visual Studio Team System
15 9 (3.54%) WATIR
16 7 (2.76%) Hudson
16 7 (2.76%) ReSharper
General
1 34 (13.39%) Finance
2 9 (3.54%) Retail
3 7 (2.76%) Banking
4 6 (2.36%) Marketing
5 3 (1.18%) Advertising
5 3 (1.18%) Publishing
5 3 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.79%) Electronics
6 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.79%) Front Office
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 125 (49.21%) Developer
2 68 (26.77%) .NET Developer
3 51 (20.08%) Analyst
4 48 (18.90%) Test Analyst
5 46 (18.11%) C# Developer
6 32 (12.60%) C# .NET Developer
7 25 (9.84%) Tester
8 17 (6.69%) Test Engineer
9 15 (5.91%) Agile Test Analyst
9 15 (5.91%) Lead Developer
10 12 (4.72%) Automation Tester
11 11 (4.33%) Agile .NET Developer
11 11 (4.33%) Software Engineer
12 10 (3.94%) QA Analyst
13 9 (3.54%) Automation Engineer
13 9 (3.54%) Lead .NET Developer
13 9 (3.54%) Senior Test Analyst
13 9 (3.54%) ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (3.15%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (67.72%) .NET
2 92 (36.22%) ASP.NET
3 68 (26.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 62 (24.41%) .NET Framework
5 60 (23.62%) Web Services
6 52 (20.47%) REST
7 51 (20.08%) HTML
8 50 (19.69%) WCF
9 49 (19.29%) jQuery
10 40 (15.75%) CSS
11 38 (14.96%) ASP.NET Web API
12 37 (14.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 37 (14.57%) Gherkin
13 34 (13.39%) XML
14 33 (12.99%) SOAP
14 33 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 31 (12.20%) RESTful
16 30 (11.81%) Castle Windsor
16 30 (11.81%) AngularJS
17 25 (9.84%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.66%) Open Source
2 13 (5.12%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.15%) Digital Media
4 6 (2.36%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.18%) iPhone
6 2 (0.79%) Blog
6 2 (0.79%) DTV
6 2 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.39%) Xbox
7 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.39%) Online Games
7 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.39%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.48%) Windows
2 12 (4.72%) Android
2 12 (4.72%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.18%) Linux
5 2 (0.79%) UNIX
6 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (79.13%) BDD
2 147 (57.87%) TDD
3 130 (51.18%) Scrum
4 98 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (35.83%) MVC
6 45 (17.72%) Test Automation
7 36 (14.17%) User Stories
7 36 (14.17%) Software Testing
8 35 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (13.78%) Automation Testing
9 33 (12.99%) OO
9 33 (12.99%) Automated Testing
10 30 (11.81%) Integration Testing
11 27 (10.63%) Unit Testing
12 26 (10.24%) Test Scripting
12 26 (10.24%) Software Engineering
13 23 (9.06%) Test Strategy
14 20 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (7.87%) E-Commerce
15 18 (7.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 202 (79.53%) C#
2 84 (33.07%) SQL
3 64 (25.20%) JavaScript
4 47 (18.50%) Java
5 33 (12.99%) Ruby
6 22 (8.66%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.15%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.36%) Python
9 5 (1.97%) PHP
10 4 (1.57%) VB
11 3 (1.18%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.18%) C++
12 2 (0.79%) XQuery
13 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.39%) XAML
13 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.39%) VBA
13 1 (0.39%) Perl
13 1 (0.39%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 30 (11.81%) ISEB
2 21 (8.27%) ISTQB
3 20 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.87%) Security Cleared
4 17 (6.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.94%) Degree
6 3 (1.18%) MBA
7 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (27.95%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.18%) Puppet
2 2 (0.79%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.39%) logstash
3 1 (0.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 80 (31.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.94%) Oracle
3 7 (2.76%) Sitecore
3 7 (2.76%) ESRI
4 3 (1.18%) HP
4 3 (1.18%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.79%) Google
5 2 (0.79%) SAP
5 2 (0.79%) Serena
5 2 (0.79%) DevExpress
5 2 (0.79%) Twitter
6 1 (0.39%) New Relic
6 1 (0.39%) Trayport
6 1 (0.39%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.39%) TIBCO
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