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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 454 486 449
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -37
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 154 96 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.20% 1.43% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 67 54
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£350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £336 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.37% -7.24%
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
6998 6715 5264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.92% 12.76% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4545 4348 3311
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 152 150
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £24.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.53 £52.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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 May 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 22 May 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 +16 137 £375 +7.14% 66
London +1 67 £425 +13.33% 40
City of London +29 31 £420 +5.00% 9
South West +26 24 £400 +26.48% 3
South East -20 14 £350 +6.06% 4
Wales - 14 £350 -
East of England +18 12 £475 +35.71% 3
South Wales - 12 £344 -
Newport - 12 £344 -
Cambridgeshire - 11 - -
Yorkshire - 11 £325 - 4
Devon +6 8 £325 -
Exeter +3 8 £325 -
Buckinghamshire +8 7 £320 +34.73%
Cheltenham - 7 £405 - 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £405 - 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £320 -
Leeds - 6 £325 - 4
West Yorkshire - 6 £325 - 4
Nottingham -4 4 £300 - 1
Nottinghamshire -6 4 £300 - 1
East Midlands -9 4 £300 -25.00% 2
Manchester -11 4 £325 -7.14% 5
North West -20 4 £325 -7.14% 7
Southampton -3 3 £393 +36.52% 2
Hampshire -8 3 £393 +36.52% 2
Berkshire - 3 £350 - 1
Reading - 3 £350 -
Birmingham - 3 £300 - 1
Bristol - 3 £400 -

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 226 (76.87%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (72.11%) C#
3 201 (68.37%) BDD
4 169 (57.48%) .NET
5 167 (56.80%) Selenium
6 119 (40.48%) TDD
6 119 (40.48%) Scrum
7 102 (34.69%) Cucumber
8 92 (31.29%) QA
9 85 (28.91%) WebDriver
10 82 (27.89%) Microsoft
11 70 (23.81%) SQL Server
12 60 (20.41%) E-Commerce
12 60 (20.41%) Gherkin
13 59 (20.07%) NUnit
14 58 (19.73%) Finance
15 55 (18.71%) MVC
15 55 (18.71%) ASP.NET
16 52 (17.69%) .NET Framework
17 51 (17.35%) JavaScript
18 49 (16.67%) Test Automation
19 47 (15.99%) SQL
20 45 (15.31%) HTML
20 45 (15.31%) Java
21 41 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
22 38 (12.93%) Ruby
22 38 (12.93%) Automation Testing
23 37 (12.59%) ASP.NET MVC
24 36 (12.24%) Test Scripting
25 35 (11.90%) Oracle

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (3.06%) CMS
2 8 (2.72%) IIS
3 7 (2.38%) Node.js
4 6 (2.04%) Umbraco
4 6 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.02%) Confluence
8 2 (0.68%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.34%) FileNet
9 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.34%) JBoss
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 9 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.02%) MS Office
3 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.36%) GitHub
3 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.68%) SaaS
5 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.44%) HTTP
2 5 (1.70%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.68%) SMTP
3 2 (0.68%) Internet
4 1 (0.34%) Firewall
4 1 (0.34%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (5.44%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.70%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.70%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.68%) DTS
10 2 (0.68%) MySQL
10 2 (0.68%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.34%) Impala
11 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.34%) HBase
11 1 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 167 (56.80%) Selenium
2 102 (34.69%) Cucumber
3 85 (28.91%) WebDriver
4 59 (20.07%) NUnit
5 35 (11.90%) Visual Studio
6 29 (9.86%) TeamCity
7 27 (9.18%) JIRA
8 26 (8.84%) Git (software)
9 22 (7.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (6.80%) Jenkins
11 19 (6.46%) Subversion
12 18 (6.12%) Rhino Mocks
13 14 (4.76%) JMeter
14 13 (4.42%) Moq
15 12 (4.08%) FitNesse
15 12 (4.08%) WATIR
15 12 (4.08%) MSTest
16 7 (2.38%) Calabash
16 7 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
16 7 (2.38%) Fiddler
General
1 58 (19.73%) Finance
2 19 (6.46%) Banking
3 13 (4.42%) Retail
4 8 (2.72%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.04%) Back Office
6 3 (1.02%) Front Office
7 2 (0.68%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.68%) Music Industry
7 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.68%) Military
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 95 (32.31%) Developer
2 83 (28.23%) Analyst
3 75 (25.51%) Tester
4 65 (22.11%) Test Analyst
5 32 (10.88%) .NET Developer
6 28 (9.52%) C# Developer
7 24 (8.16%) QA Analyst
8 20 (6.80%) Software Tester
9 17 (5.78%) Automation Tester
10 16 (5.44%) Agile Test Analyst
11 15 (5.10%) Senior Developer
12 14 (4.76%) Test Engineer
12 14 (4.76%) Agile Tester
13 12 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (3.40%) Consultant
14 10 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
14 10 (3.40%) AWS Developer
15 8 (2.72%) Senior Test Analyst
15 8 (2.72%) Test Consultant
15 8 (2.72%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (57.48%) .NET
2 60 (20.41%) Gherkin
3 55 (18.71%) ASP.NET
4 52 (17.69%) .NET Framework
5 45 (15.31%) HTML
6 37 (12.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 33 (11.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 27 (9.18%) CSS
8 27 (9.18%) Web Services
8 27 (9.18%) AngularJS
9 25 (8.50%) jQuery
10 23 (7.82%) RESTful
10 23 (7.82%) Entity Framework
11 20 (6.80%) JSON
12 18 (6.12%) NHibernate
13 17 (5.78%) HTML5
13 17 (5.78%) KnockoutJS
14 15 (5.10%) WCF
15 14 (4.76%) REST
16 12 (4.08%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.18%) Open Source
2 8 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (1.70%) Equities
5 5 (1.70%) Derivative
6 4 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.36%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.02%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.02%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.68%) GIS
8 2 (0.68%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (0.68%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.68%) User Experience
9 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.12%) Windows
2 9 (3.06%) Android
3 8 (2.72%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (76.87%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (68.37%) BDD
3 119 (40.48%) TDD
3 119 (40.48%) Scrum
4 60 (20.41%) E-Commerce
5 55 (18.71%) MVC
6 49 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 41 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (12.93%) Automation Testing
9 36 (12.24%) Test Scripting
10 31 (10.54%) Automated Testing
10 31 (10.54%) Manual Testing
11 24 (8.16%) OO
12 17 (5.78%) Security Testing
13 16 (5.44%) Software Testing
13 16 (5.44%) Regression Testing
14 15 (5.10%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (5.10%) Software Engineering
14 15 (5.10%) Unit Testing
15 14 (4.76%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 212 (72.11%) C#
2 51 (17.35%) JavaScript
3 47 (15.99%) SQL
4 45 (15.31%) Java
5 38 (12.93%) Ruby
6 12 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.72%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.04%) C++
8 6 (2.04%) C
8 6 (2.04%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.36%) VB
9 4 (1.36%) Scala
10 3 (1.02%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.02%) PHP
10 3 (1.02%) Python
11 2 (0.68%) VB6
11 2 (0.68%) VBA
11 2 (0.68%) F#
11 2 (0.68%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.34%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (7.48%) ISEB
2 19 (6.46%) ISTQB
3 16 (5.44%) Degree
4 14 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.40%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) MCP
9 1 (0.34%) MCAD
9 1 (0.34%) MCSD
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (31.29%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.34%) HDFS
2 1 (0.34%) vSphere
2 1 (0.34%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (0.68%) SCOM
1 2 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) Puppet
2 1 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 82 (27.89%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.90%) Oracle
3 7 (2.38%) Sitecore
4 5 (1.70%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.02%) HP
5 3 (1.02%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.02%) IBM
6 2 (0.68%) Telerik
6 2 (0.68%) SAP
6 2 (0.68%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.34%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.34%) Actian
7 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.34%) Splunk
7 1 (0.34%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.34%) Perforce
7 1 (0.34%) ESRI
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco
7 1 (0.34%) Informatica
7 1 (0.34%) ION Trading
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