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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SpecFlow
UK
Rank 420 422 463
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +41
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 163 199 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.39% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.24% 2.61% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 135 104
Median daily rate £420 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £44.19 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.19 - £30.00

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
7271 7624 6916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.51% 15.02% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4840 5082 4704
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 203 120
Median hourly rate £41.25 £41.80 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +12.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £24.77 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 0 154 £418 -1.76% 54
London -44 67 £450 +2.85% 22
South East +20 38 £425 +14.09% 4
South West +14 18 £338 -2.17% 3
City of London -28 15 £425 -8.10% 5
West Midlands +11 12 £315 - 2
Surrey +26 11 £410 - 1
Hampshire +7 11 £425 +6.25% 2
East of England +5 8 £475 - 9
Andover +3 8 £425 -
Bedfordshire +14 7 £475 -
Yorkshire +12 7 £325 -31.21% 5
Somerset +4 7 £365 -14.86% 1
Coventry - 7 £275 - 1
Woking - 7 £425 -
Edinburgh +25 6 £450 -
Scotland +25 6 £450 -
West Yorkshire +19 6 £325 -44.68% 2
Taunton 0 6 £365 -15.60%
Worthing - 6 - -
West Sussex - 6 - - 1
Luton +15 5 £475 -
Leeds +11 5 £325 -12.16% 2
Wiltshire +4 4 £325 -7.14%
Kent -2 4 £425 +3.03%
East Sussex - 4 - -
Swindon - 4 £325 -
Brighton - 4 - -
North West +16 3 £360 -2.70% 7
Manchester +8 3 £360 -2.70% 5

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 (78.03%) C#
2 251 (72.54%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (69.08%) Selenium
4 212 (61.27%) BDD
5 155 (44.80%) .NET
6 151 (43.64%) TDD
7 117 (33.82%) Test Automation
8 104 (30.06%) QA
9 100 (28.90%) SQL
9 100 (28.90%) WebDriver
10 98 (28.32%) Cucumber
11 94 (27.17%) NUnit
12 93 (26.88%) Continuous Integration
13 90 (26.01%) Team Foundation Server
14 87 (25.14%) Scrum
15 78 (22.54%) SQL Server
16 75 (21.68%) Microsoft
17 60 (17.34%) Git (software)
18 57 (16.47%) JavaScript
19 55 (15.90%) Oracle
20 53 (15.32%) TeamCity
21 52 (15.03%) Automated Testing
21 52 (15.03%) Java
21 52 (15.03%) Visual Studio
22 49 (14.16%) Test Scripting
22 49 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
22 49 (14.16%) User Stories
23 46 (13.29%) .NET Framework
23 46 (13.29%) Software Testing
23 46 (13.29%) ASP.NET

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 9 (2.60%) IIS
2 4 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.87%) Confluence
3 3 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.58%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.29%) Apache
5 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 26 (7.51%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.02%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.65%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.62%) PaaS
4 13 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (1.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.58%) SaaS
8 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.76%) AMQP
2 7 (2.02%) DNS
2 7 (2.02%) Kerberos
3 5 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.16%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.29%) HTTP
5 1 (0.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.94%) NoSQL
3 20 (5.78%) Oracle Reports
3 20 (5.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (4.62%) MongoDB
5 14 (4.05%) Azure SQL Database
6 12 (3.47%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.45%) MySQL
8 5 (1.45%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.16%) Big Data
9 4 (1.16%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.16%) Neo4j
10 3 (0.87%) MarkLogic
11 2 (0.58%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.58%) Event Store
11 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 239 (69.08%) Selenium
2 100 (28.90%) WebDriver
3 98 (28.32%) Cucumber
4 94 (27.17%) NUnit
5 90 (26.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 60 (17.34%) Git (software)
7 53 (15.32%) TeamCity
8 52 (15.03%) Visual Studio
9 39 (11.27%) JIRA
10 35 (10.12%) Jenkins
10 35 (10.12%) SoapUI
11 33 (9.54%) MSTest
12 27 (7.80%) HP UFT
13 22 (6.36%) JUnit
14 20 (5.78%) Subversion
15 17 (4.91%) MSBuild
15 17 (4.91%) Protractor
16 14 (4.05%) Gradle
16 14 (4.05%) JMeter
17 13 (3.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 37 (10.69%) Finance
2 15 (4.34%) Publishing
3 10 (2.89%) Banking
4 7 (2.02%) Retail
5 5 (1.45%) Marketing
5 5 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.16%) Back Office
6 4 (1.16%) Electronics
6 4 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.87%) Advertising
7 3 (0.87%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) Front Office
8 2 (0.58%) Military
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 89 (25.72%) Tester
2 84 (24.28%) Developer
3 73 (21.10%) Analyst
3 73 (21.10%) Automation Tester
4 63 (18.21%) Test Analyst
5 54 (15.61%) C# Developer
6 45 (13.01%) Test Engineer
7 42 (12.14%) .NET Developer
8 41 (11.85%) Automation Test Analyst
9 32 (9.25%) Test Automation Engineer
10 25 (7.23%) Developer in Test
11 23 (6.65%) C# .NET Developer
12 20 (5.78%) QA Analyst
13 19 (5.49%) Selenium Tester
14 17 (4.91%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 15 (4.34%) Selenium Test Analyst
16 14 (4.05%) ASP.NET Developer
17 13 (3.76%) Azure Developer
17 13 (3.76%) Build Engineer
17 13 (3.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (44.80%) .NET
2 46 (13.29%) .NET Framework
2 46 (13.29%) ASP.NET
3 42 (12.14%) XML
4 41 (11.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 39 (11.27%) Web Services
6 38 (10.98%) Gherkin
7 35 (10.12%) SOAP
8 33 (9.54%) AngularJS
9 28 (8.09%) RESTful
10 27 (7.80%) Entity Framework
11 24 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (6.94%) React
12 23 (6.65%) HTML
13 22 (6.36%) CSS
14 20 (5.78%) WCF
15 18 (5.20%) NancyFx
16 17 (4.91%) WPF
17 15 (4.34%) jQuery
17 15 (4.34%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.20%) Fintech
2 11 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.02%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (1.16%) NHS
6 3 (0.87%) User Experience
7 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.58%) BBC
7 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.58%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.58%) IVR
7 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.58%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.58%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.29%) Blog
8 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.29%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.29%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.25%) Windows
2 10 (2.89%) Unix
3 5 (1.45%) Android
3 5 (1.45%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (72.54%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (61.27%) BDD
3 151 (43.64%) TDD
4 117 (33.82%) Test Automation
5 93 (26.88%) Continuous Integration
6 87 (25.14%) Scrum
7 52 (15.03%) Automated Testing
8 49 (14.16%) Test Scripting
8 49 (14.16%) User Stories
9 46 (13.29%) Software Testing
10 43 (12.43%) Automation Testing
10 43 (12.43%) Regression Testing
11 39 (11.27%) Defect Tracking
11 39 (11.27%) Kanban
11 39 (11.27%) Performance Testing
12 38 (10.98%) E-Commerce
13 37 (10.69%) Continuous Delivery
13 37 (10.69%) Test Strategy
14 35 (10.12%) Exploratory Testing
15 34 (9.83%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 270 (78.03%) C#
2 100 (28.90%) SQL
3 57 (16.47%) JavaScript
4 52 (15.03%) Java
5 37 (10.69%) T-SQL
6 32 (9.25%) F#
7 28 (8.09%) Python
7 28 (8.09%) Ruby
8 21 (6.07%) PowerShell
9 15 (4.34%) VBScript
10 12 (3.47%) TypeScript
10 12 (3.47%) VB
11 11 (3.18%) C++
12 10 (2.89%) Perl
12 10 (2.89%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.73%) Scala
14 5 (1.45%) Clojure
14 5 (1.45%) PHP
15 4 (1.16%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (11.56%) Security Cleared
2 34 (9.83%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.80%) ISEB
4 19 (5.49%) ISTQB
5 15 (4.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.02%) Degree
7 3 (0.87%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (30.06%) QA
2 31 (8.96%) SDET
3 5 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.29%) GAMP
System Software
1 18 (5.20%) Docker
2 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (4.34%) Ansible
2 14 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.76%) Puppet
4 12 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.87%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 75 (21.68%) Microsoft
2 55 (15.90%) Oracle
3 28 (8.09%) HP
4 13 (3.76%) Perforce
5 7 (2.02%) BMC
5 7 (2.02%) DevExpress
5 7 (2.02%) Remedy
6 4 (1.16%) SAP
7 2 (0.58%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.29%) CA
8 1 (0.29%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.29%) CODA
8 1 (0.29%) Google
8 1 (0.29%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.29%) New Relic
8 1 (0.29%) Sitecore
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