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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 485 389 480
Rank change year-on-year
-96 +91
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 145 272 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.49% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.75% 3.28% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 211 113
Median daily rate £395 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%

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
8275 8303 7357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.60% 14.98% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5569 5582 5059
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 £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 187 117
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 £32.50 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £55.00
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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -75 138 £388 -3.12% 45
London -64 63 £421 -0.88% 23
South East +31 44 £380 +8.57% 4
Hampshire +22 19 £338 -15.62% 1
City of London -25 16 £425 -1.44% 4
Surrey +21 11 £400 +24.03% 2
South West -36 11 £350 - 3
Taunton -1 9 £350 -
Somerset -2 9 £350 -
West Midlands -13 9 £325 -
Edinburgh +25 7 £525 +68.00% 1
Scotland +20 7 £525 +68.00% 1
Andover +6 7 £425 +3.03% 1
Bedfordshire - 7 £375 - 1
East of England - 7 £375 - 5
Luton - 5 £475 -
Woking - 5 £420 - 1
Worthing - 5 - -
West Sussex - 5 - - 1
East Sussex - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 £375 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £325 -
Oxford - 3 £375 -
Brighton - 3 - -
Staffordshire - 3 £325 -
West Yorkshire +21 2 £325 -32.98% 1
Yorkshire +9 2 £325 -32.98% 2
Birmingham - 2 £450 -
Leeds +18 1 - - 1
Leatherhead +15 1 £400 -

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 270 (77.36%) C#
2 246 (70.49%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (70.49%) Selenium
3 220 (63.04%) BDD
4 165 (47.28%) .NET
5 147 (42.12%) TDD
6 125 (35.82%) Test Automation
7 121 (34.67%) QA
8 112 (32.09%) Cucumber
9 102 (29.23%) WebDriver
9 102 (29.23%) Continuous Integration
10 100 (28.65%) NUnit
11 96 (27.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 90 (25.79%) Scrum
13 79 (22.64%) SQL
14 75 (21.49%) SQL Server
15 71 (20.34%) Java
16 70 (20.06%) Microsoft
17 60 (17.19%) Visual Studio
17 60 (17.19%) Automated Testing
18 58 (16.62%) TeamCity
19 57 (16.33%) Git (software)
19 57 (16.33%) JavaScript
20 56 (16.05%) Test Scripting
21 53 (15.19%) .NET Framework
21 53 (15.19%) User Stories
22 51 (14.61%) Web Services
23 49 (14.04%) Oracle
23 49 (14.04%) E-Commerce
23 49 (14.04%) Jenkins

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 15 (4.30%) IIS
2 9 (2.58%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.43%) Confluence
3 5 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.57%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 21 (6.02%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.01%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.29%) Endur
5 1 (0.29%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (5.16%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (5.16%) PaaS
4 5 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (1.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.57%) SaaS
7 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.58%) DNS
1 9 (2.58%) Kerberos
2 4 (1.15%) AMQP
2 4 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.86%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.57%) HTTP
4 2 (0.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (21.49%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.30%) Oracle Reports
2 22 (6.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (6.02%) MongoDB
4 19 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (5.16%) NoSQL
6 13 (3.72%) Oracle Database
7 12 (3.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.29%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.72%) Couchbase
10 4 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.15%) InterSystems Cache
10 4 (1.15%) MySQL
10 4 (1.15%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.86%) MarkLogic
12 2 (0.57%) DB2
12 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 246 (70.49%) Selenium
2 112 (32.09%) Cucumber
3 102 (29.23%) WebDriver
4 100 (28.65%) NUnit
5 96 (27.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 60 (17.19%) Visual Studio
7 58 (16.62%) TeamCity
8 57 (16.33%) Git (software)
9 49 (14.04%) Jenkins
10 48 (13.75%) JIRA
11 39 (11.17%) SoapUI
12 31 (8.88%) MSTest
13 30 (8.60%) JUnit
14 28 (8.02%) HP UFT
15 27 (7.74%) Protractor
16 22 (6.30%) MSBuild
17 20 (5.73%) Gradle
18 18 (5.16%) JMeter
19 16 (4.58%) JBehave
19 16 (4.58%) Zephyr
General
1 36 (10.32%) Finance
2 15 (4.30%) Publishing
3 13 (3.72%) Retail
4 12 (3.44%) Banking
5 5 (1.43%) Military
5 5 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.15%) Back Office
6 4 (1.15%) Marketing
7 3 (0.86%) Advertising
7 3 (0.86%) Electronics
7 3 (0.86%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.57%) Front Office
8 2 (0.57%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 91 (26.07%) Tester
2 80 (22.92%) Automation Tester
3 79 (22.64%) Developer
4 69 (19.77%) Analyst
5 58 (16.62%) Test Analyst
6 45 (12.89%) .NET Developer
7 44 (12.61%) Test Engineer
8 43 (12.32%) C# Developer
9 37 (10.60%) Automation Test Analyst
10 31 (8.88%) Test Automation Engineer
11 21 (6.02%) C# .NET Developer
11 21 (6.02%) Developer in Test
11 21 (6.02%) QA Analyst
12 18 (5.16%) Build Engineer
13 17 (4.87%) QA Engineer
14 16 (4.58%) Selenium Tester
15 15 (4.30%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 15 (4.30%) Selenium Test Analyst
16 12 (3.44%) QA Test Analyst
16 12 (3.44%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (47.28%) .NET
2 53 (15.19%) .NET Framework
3 51 (14.61%) Web Services
4 44 (12.61%) ASP.NET
4 44 (12.61%) XML
5 39 (11.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 35 (10.03%) SOAP
7 31 (8.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (8.31%) Entity Framework
8 29 (8.31%) Gherkin
8 29 (8.31%) WCF
9 28 (8.02%) AngularJS
9 28 (8.02%) CSS
9 28 (8.02%) jQuery
10 27 (7.74%) HTML
11 25 (7.16%) RESTful
12 21 (6.02%) KnockoutJS
13 19 (5.44%) React
14 16 (4.58%) WPF
15 15 (4.30%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (3.15%) Fintech
2 5 (1.43%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (1.43%) N-Tier
3 4 (1.15%) Mobile App
4 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
4 3 (0.86%) Clustering
4 3 (0.86%) Equities
4 3 (0.86%) Fixed Income
4 3 (0.86%) IVR
5 2 (0.57%) BBC
5 2 (0.57%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.57%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.57%) Derivative
5 2 (0.57%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.57%) Smartcard
5 2 (0.57%) User Experience
5 2 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.89%) Windows
2 14 (4.01%) Android
2 14 (4.01%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.87%) Unix
4 3 (0.86%) Linux
5 2 (0.57%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (70.49%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (63.04%) BDD
3 147 (42.12%) TDD
4 125 (35.82%) Test Automation
5 102 (29.23%) Continuous Integration
6 90 (25.79%) Scrum
7 60 (17.19%) Automated Testing
8 56 (16.05%) Test Scripting
9 53 (15.19%) User Stories
10 49 (14.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 49 (14.04%) E-Commerce
11 46 (13.18%) Regression Testing
12 45 (12.89%) Software Testing
13 44 (12.61%) Defect Tracking
14 42 (12.03%) Performance Testing
15 40 (11.46%) Automation Testing
15 40 (11.46%) Exploratory Testing
15 40 (11.46%) MVC
16 39 (11.17%) OO
17 38 (10.89%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 270 (77.36%) C#
2 79 (22.64%) SQL
3 71 (20.34%) Java
4 57 (16.33%) JavaScript
5 42 (12.03%) Ruby
6 39 (11.17%) Python
7 36 (10.32%) F#
8 34 (9.74%) T-SQL
9 20 (5.73%) TypeScript
10 16 (4.58%) C++
11 15 (4.30%) VBScript
12 13 (3.72%) Perl
12 13 (3.72%) PowerShell
12 13 (3.72%) VB
13 10 (2.87%) Shell Script
14 9 (2.58%) Objective-C
15 7 (2.01%) PHP
16 6 (1.72%) Scala
17 5 (1.43%) Clojure
18 4 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (12.89%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.32%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.59%) ISEB
4 14 (4.01%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.01%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.15%) Degree
8 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) CCEA
9 1 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (34.67%) QA
2 32 (9.17%) SDET
3 5 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.29%) GAMP
System Software
1 20 (5.73%) Docker
2 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (5.73%) Ansible
2 19 (5.44%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (5.44%) Puppet
3 14 (4.01%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.86%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.86%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 70 (20.06%) Microsoft
2 49 (14.04%) Oracle
3 25 (7.16%) HP
4 18 (5.16%) Perforce
5 10 (2.87%) DevExpress
6 7 (2.01%) BMC
6 7 (2.01%) Remedy
7 4 (1.15%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.86%) Infragistics
8 3 (0.86%) SAP
9 2 (0.57%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.57%) Syncfusion
10 1 (0.29%) CA
10 1 (0.29%) Citrix
10 1 (0.29%) Google
10 1 (0.29%) New Relic
10 1 (0.29%) Progress
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