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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 429 451 463
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +12
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 188 149 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.48% 2.13% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 96 80
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£368 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £314 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -18.75%
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
7568 6979 5857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.26% 12.76% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4989 4471 3673
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 151 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £30.00 £24.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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 +22 188 £368 -2.00% 66
London +2 95 £475 +18.75% 46
City of London +27 42 £475 +18.75% 7
South West +13 31 £350 +7.69% 1
Yorkshire - 24 £300 -
South East -16 21 £350 +6.87% 4
Leeds - 21 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 21 £300 -
Devon +11 14 £325 -
Exeter +8 14 £325 -
Berkshire +15 10 £355 - 2
Reading +1 8 £350 - 1
North West -12 8 £350 +7.69% 5
Gloucestershire -1 6 £405 -
Hampshire -5 6 £370 +13.84% 1
Cheshire - 6 £358 - 2
Taunton +8 5 £347 +6.76%
West Midlands +6 5 £313 -30.55%
Somerset -3 5 £347 +6.76% 1
Cheltenham - 5 £405 -
Knutsford - 4 £366 -
Birmingham - 4 £300 -
Surrey -2 3 £320 -14.66%
Bristol - 3 £400 -
Midlands - 3 - - 1
Southampton -7 2 £370 +18.40%
Manchester -16 2 £325 - 3
Winchester - 2 £475 - 1
Wilmslow - 2 £350 -
Sidcup - 2 £378 - 1

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 264 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (73.26%) C#
3 210 (61.05%) BDD
4 199 (57.85%) Selenium
5 190 (55.23%) .NET
6 139 (40.41%) TDD
7 126 (36.63%) Scrum
8 111 (32.27%) Cucumber
9 104 (30.23%) QA
10 103 (29.94%) SQL Server
10 103 (29.94%) WebDriver
11 98 (28.49%) Finance
12 90 (26.16%) Microsoft
13 80 (23.26%) Test Automation
14 78 (22.67%) NUnit
15 73 (21.22%) MVC
16 72 (20.93%) ASP.NET
17 65 (18.90%) Continuous Integration
17 65 (18.90%) Gherkin
18 58 (16.86%) SQL
19 53 (15.41%) Java
19 53 (15.41%) JavaScript
20 52 (15.12%) Visual Studio
20 52 (15.12%) ASP.NET MVC
21 50 (14.53%) Team Foundation Server
22 49 (14.24%) .NET Framework
22 49 (14.24%) Automated Testing
23 47 (13.66%) SDLC
24 45 (13.08%) Oracle
25 43 (12.50%) HTML

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 11 (3.20%) IIS
2 8 (2.33%) CMS
2 8 (2.33%) Umbraco
3 7 (2.03%) Node.js
4 5 (1.45%) NServiceBus
4 5 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.87%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.58%) Confluence
7 2 (0.58%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.29%) Orchard CMS
8 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.29%) FileNet
8 1 (0.29%) JBoss
8 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (2.91%) MS Office
1 10 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.74%) Mingle
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Endur
2 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.58%) SaaS
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.20%) HTTP
2 2 (0.58%) SMTP
3 1 (0.29%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.29%) SAN
3 1 (0.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (29.94%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (6.40%) Oracle Database
4 19 (5.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (2.33%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.16%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.87%) HBase
11 3 (0.87%) Big Data
12 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.58%) Impala
12 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.58%) MySQL
12 2 (0.58%) DTS
Development Applications
1 199 (57.85%) Selenium
2 111 (32.27%) Cucumber
3 103 (29.94%) WebDriver
4 78 (22.67%) NUnit
5 52 (15.12%) Visual Studio
6 50 (14.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (11.34%) TeamCity
8 31 (9.01%) FitNesse
9 30 (8.72%) JIRA
10 28 (8.14%) Git (software)
11 23 (6.69%) Jenkins
12 21 (6.10%) Subversion
13 16 (4.65%) HP UFT
13 16 (4.65%) Moq
14 15 (4.36%) ReSharper
15 14 (4.07%) JMeter
15 14 (4.07%) Karma Test Runner
15 14 (4.07%) Jasmine
16 12 (3.49%) MSTest
16 12 (3.49%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 98 (28.49%) Finance
2 30 (8.72%) Banking
3 11 (3.20%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.91%) Retail
5 6 (1.74%) Back Office
6 5 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.45%) Front Office
7 3 (0.87%) Marketing
8 2 (0.58%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 120 (34.88%) Developer
2 89 (25.87%) Analyst
3 87 (25.29%) Tester
4 64 (18.60%) Test Analyst
5 34 (9.88%) .NET Developer
6 31 (9.01%) QA Analyst
7 23 (6.69%) C# Developer
8 20 (5.81%) Automation Tester
9 19 (5.52%) Architect
10 18 (5.23%) Agile Test Analyst
11 17 (4.94%) Agile Tester
11 17 (4.94%) Senior Developer
11 17 (4.94%) Senior Analyst
12 15 (4.36%) Software Developer
12 15 (4.36%) AWS Developer
13 14 (4.07%) Software Tester
14 13 (3.78%) Test Engineer
14 13 (3.78%) Automation Analyst
14 13 (3.78%) Automation Test Analyst
15 11 (3.20%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (55.23%) .NET
2 72 (20.93%) ASP.NET
3 65 (18.90%) Gherkin
4 52 (15.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 49 (14.24%) .NET Framework
6 43 (12.50%) HTML
7 42 (12.21%) Web Services
8 31 (9.01%) CSS
9 30 (8.72%) ASP.NET Web API
10 28 (8.14%) AngularJS
11 27 (7.85%) jQuery
12 26 (7.56%) Entity Framework
12 26 (7.56%) WPF
13 22 (6.40%) WCF
14 20 (5.81%) RESTful
15 18 (5.23%) HTML5
15 18 (5.23%) JSON
16 17 (4.94%) NHibernate
16 17 (4.94%) SOAP
17 14 (4.07%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.62%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (2.33%) Mobile App
2 8 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.03%) Client/Server
3 7 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (1.45%) Fixed Income
4 5 (1.45%) Equities
4 5 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.45%) Derivative
4 5 (1.45%) New Media
5 4 (1.16%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.16%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.16%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.87%) User Experience
6 3 (0.87%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.58%) Clustering
7 2 (0.58%) NHS
7 2 (0.58%) GIS
8 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.56%) Windows
2 11 (3.20%) Android
3 10 (2.91%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (61.05%) BDD
3 139 (40.41%) TDD
4 126 (36.63%) Scrum
5 80 (23.26%) Test Automation
6 73 (21.22%) MVC
7 65 (18.90%) Continuous Integration
8 49 (14.24%) Automated Testing
9 47 (13.66%) SDLC
10 40 (11.63%) E-Commerce
10 40 (11.63%) Manual Testing
11 38 (11.05%) Test Scripting
12 34 (9.88%) Automation Testing
13 32 (9.30%) Software Engineering
14 29 (8.43%) Software Testing
15 26 (7.56%) OO
16 25 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
17 24 (6.98%) Mentoring
18 23 (6.69%) Unit Testing
19 22 (6.40%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 252 (73.26%) C#
2 58 (16.86%) SQL
3 53 (15.41%) Java
3 53 (15.41%) JavaScript
4 23 (6.69%) Ruby
5 20 (5.81%) T-SQL
6 18 (5.23%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.91%) Python
8 9 (2.62%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.62%) VB
9 3 (0.87%) Groovy
9 3 (0.87%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.87%) Scala
9 3 (0.87%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.58%) VBA
10 2 (0.58%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (0.58%) F#
10 2 (0.58%) VB6
10 2 (0.58%) C
10 2 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 31 (9.01%) ISTQB
2 28 (8.14%) ISEB
3 22 (6.40%) Degree
4 20 (5.81%) Security Cleared
5 15 (4.36%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.29%) MCP
9 1 (0.29%) MCAD
9 1 (0.29%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (30.23%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.58%) HDFS
2 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.29%) vSphere
2 1 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.58%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.29%) SCOM
3 1 (0.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 90 (26.16%) Microsoft
2 45 (13.08%) Oracle
3 11 (3.20%) Atlassian
4 9 (2.62%) Bloomberg
5 5 (1.45%) IBM
5 5 (1.45%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.16%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.16%) SAP
6 4 (1.16%) HP
6 4 (1.16%) Twitter
7 3 (0.87%) Red Gate
7 3 (0.87%) ESRI
8 2 (0.58%) Perforce
8 2 (0.58%) OpenLink
8 2 (0.58%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.58%) Telerik
8 2 (0.58%) Actian
9 1 (0.29%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.29%) Facebook
9 1 (0.29%) Informatica
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