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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 473 462 495
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +33
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 172 175 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.06% 2.33% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 142 79
Median daily rate £400 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -

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
8339 7501 6779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.53% 13.39% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5751 4959 4310
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 123 156
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+9.34% -2.01%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -4 163 £400 +14.28% 51
London -2 67 £414 -12.89% 29
South East +36 51 £368 +5.00% 9
Hampshire +32 27 £375 +3.44% 5
North West -5 17 £425 +25.92% 6
Andover - 17 £350 -
City of London +28 16 £425 -10.52% 5
Cheshire +7 15 £425 +16.43% 1
Knutsford +6 14 £425 +16.04%
Berkshire +7 12 £360 +2.85% 1
Reading +4 11 £360 +2.85% 1
South West -25 11 £450 +12.85% 1
East of England +23 10 £263 -44.73% 3
Bristol +14 10 £450 +12.50% 1
Surrey - 5 £388 - 2
Wales +7 4 £475 +35.71%
South Wales +6 4 £475 +38.18%
Birmingham -9 4 £350 +16.66% 1
West Midlands -28 4 £350 +16.66% 1
Cardiff - 4 £475 -
Essex - 4 £250 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £375 - 1
Oxford - 3 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £400 -
East Midlands +7 2 £314 +4.58%
Manchester -12 2 £294 -9.61% 5
Bedford - 2 £263 -
Basildon - 2 £300 -
Brighton - 2 £388 -
Peterborough - 2 - -

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 273 (76.04%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (72.70%) C#
3 244 (67.97%) .NET
4 209 (58.22%) BDD
5 192 (53.48%) Selenium
6 165 (45.96%) TDD
7 120 (33.43%) Scrum
8 117 (32.59%) Microsoft
9 113 (31.48%) Test Automation
10 112 (31.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 112 (31.20%) SQL
11 99 (27.58%) SQL Server
12 98 (27.30%) WebDriver
13 97 (27.02%) Cucumber
14 90 (25.07%) Java
14 90 (25.07%) QA
15 80 (22.28%) Continuous Integration
16 76 (21.17%) Finance
17 75 (20.89%) JavaScript
18 72 (20.06%) ASP.NET
18 72 (20.06%) .NET Framework
19 71 (19.78%) Visual Studio
19 71 (19.78%) Test Scripting
19 71 (19.78%) Gherkin
20 70 (19.50%) MVC
21 67 (18.66%) ASP.NET Web API
22 64 (17.83%) Git (software)
23 61 (16.99%) AngularJS
23 61 (16.99%) NUnit
24 54 (15.04%) Web Services

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 23 (6.41%) IIS
2 13 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (3.62%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.51%) CMS
4 6 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.11%) Apache
7 3 (0.84%) Confluence
7 3 (0.84%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.84%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.28%) Drupal
9 1 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 51 (14.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.39%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) Mingle
3 2 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.23%) Endur
3 1 (0.28%) BASE24
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.84%) PaaS
4 2 (0.56%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.11%) DNS
1 4 (1.11%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.84%) HTTP
3 1 (0.28%) AMQP
3 1 (0.28%) Internet
3 1 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (27.58%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (5.01%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.90%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.79%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.95%) InterSystems Cache
10 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.39%) OLAP
11 5 (1.39%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (0.84%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.84%) MySQL
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.84%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.84%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 192 (53.48%) Selenium
2 112 (31.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 98 (27.30%) WebDriver
4 97 (27.02%) Cucumber
5 71 (19.78%) Visual Studio
6 64 (17.83%) Git (software)
7 61 (16.99%) NUnit
8 36 (10.03%) JIRA
9 35 (9.75%) Jenkins
9 35 (9.75%) Protractor
9 35 (9.75%) SoapUI
10 33 (9.19%) TeamCity
11 31 (8.64%) TestComplete
12 24 (6.69%) Jasmine
13 22 (6.13%) WATIR
14 21 (5.85%) Capybara
15 20 (5.57%) JMeter
16 19 (5.29%) Subversion
17 16 (4.46%) Moq
17 16 (4.46%) Oracle APEX
General
1 76 (21.17%) Finance
2 51 (14.21%) Banking
3 18 (5.01%) Retail
4 12 (3.34%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.51%) Military
6 7 (1.95%) Back Office
7 6 (1.67%) Front Office
8 3 (0.84%) Games
8 3 (0.84%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 135 (37.60%) Developer
2 79 (22.01%) .NET Developer
3 66 (18.38%) Analyst
4 64 (17.83%) Test Analyst
5 60 (16.71%) Tester
6 48 (13.37%) C# Developer
7 45 (12.53%) Automation Tester
8 43 (11.98%) Automation Test Analyst
9 35 (9.75%) Test Engineer
10 34 (9.47%) Consultant
11 28 (7.80%) C# .NET Developer
12 27 (7.52%) Test Automation Engineer
13 25 (6.96%) Developer in Test
14 23 (6.41%) Agile Developer
15 21 (5.85%) QA Engineer
16 19 (5.29%) Test Automation Developer
17 16 (4.46%) Banking Analyst
18 15 (4.18%) Test Leader
19 14 (3.90%) DevOps Consultant
19 14 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (67.97%) .NET
2 72 (20.06%) .NET Framework
2 72 (20.06%) ASP.NET
3 71 (19.78%) Gherkin
4 67 (18.66%) ASP.NET Web API
5 61 (16.99%) AngularJS
6 54 (15.04%) Web Services
7 45 (12.53%) jQuery
8 37 (10.31%) ASP.NET MVC
8 37 (10.31%) Entity Framework
8 37 (10.31%) WCF
9 36 (10.03%) HTML
10 33 (9.19%) CSS
11 27 (7.52%) HTML5
12 24 (6.69%) React
13 22 (6.13%) KnockoutJS
13 22 (6.13%) SOAP
14 21 (5.85%) Ajax
14 21 (5.85%) CSS3
15 19 (5.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.90%) Inversion of Control
2 12 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (1.95%) Fintech
3 7 (1.95%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.95%) N-Tier
4 6 (1.67%) IVR
5 5 (1.39%) Smartcard
6 4 (1.11%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.11%) User Experience
7 3 (0.84%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.84%) Tandem
8 2 (0.56%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.56%) Wiki
9 1 (0.28%) Blog
9 1 (0.28%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.28%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.37%) Windows
2 8 (2.23%) Android
2 8 (2.23%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.67%) Unix
3 6 (1.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.39%) Linux
5 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (76.04%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (58.22%) BDD
3 165 (45.96%) TDD
4 120 (33.43%) Scrum
5 113 (31.48%) Test Automation
6 80 (22.28%) Continuous Integration
7 71 (19.78%) Test Scripting
8 70 (19.50%) MVC
9 51 (14.21%) Automated Testing
10 50 (13.93%) Unit Testing
11 39 (10.86%) OO
11 39 (10.86%) Software Engineering
12 37 (10.31%) DevOps
13 32 (8.91%) Web Development
14 30 (8.36%) Automation Testing
15 29 (8.08%) Software Testing
16 28 (7.80%) Regression Testing
17 27 (7.52%) E-Commerce
18 26 (7.24%) Code Coverage
19 23 (6.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 261 (72.70%) C#
2 112 (31.20%) SQL
3 90 (25.07%) Java
4 75 (20.89%) JavaScript
5 35 (9.75%) Ruby
6 24 (6.69%) T-SQL
7 20 (5.57%) PowerShell
7 20 (5.57%) TypeScript
8 18 (5.01%) F#
9 15 (4.18%) C++
10 13 (3.62%) Python
11 10 (2.79%) C
12 9 (2.51%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.95%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.95%) PHP
14 6 (1.67%) VB
15 5 (1.39%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.11%) VBScript
17 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
18 1 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 47 (13.09%) Security Cleared
2 42 (11.70%) SC Cleared
3 41 (11.42%) ISEB
4 28 (7.80%) Degree
5 21 (5.85%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.23%) CCEA
6 8 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.67%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.28%) MCSA
10 1 (0.28%) MCSE
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (25.07%) QA
2 13 (3.62%) SDET
3 6 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.39%) WCAG
5 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (1.11%) Docker
2 2 (0.56%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.95%) Puppet
3 4 (1.11%) Ansible
3 4 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.28%) Kibana
4 1 (0.28%) logstash
Vendors
1 117 (32.59%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.52%) Oracle
3 13 (3.62%) Rally
4 8 (2.23%) Citrix
5 7 (1.95%) HP
6 5 (1.39%) DevExpress
6 5 (1.39%) EPiServer
6 5 (1.39%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.39%) Telerik
7 4 (1.11%) Infragistics
8 3 (0.84%) Capita
8 3 (0.84%) Informatica
8 3 (0.84%) SAP
8 3 (0.84%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.56%) IBM
9 2 (0.56%) Perforce
9 2 (0.56%) Progress
9 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.56%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.56%) VMware
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