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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 458 459 422
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -37
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 142 111 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.03% 1.74% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 77 74
Average daily rate
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£384 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.86% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.27%
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
6982 6366 5205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.01% 12.26% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4469 4037 3301
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 110 142
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £17.90 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +17 138 £384 +5.86% 60
London 0 70 £425 +13.33% 43
East of England +34 32 £488 +62.50% 5
Cambridgeshire - 28 - - 2
City of London +21 26 £425 +13.33% 17
Yorkshire - 18 £300 -
South East -38 15 £350 +7.69% 7
West Yorkshire - 15 £300 -
Leeds - 14 £300 -
Cambridge - 7 - - 2
Hampshire -11 5 £393 -2.48% 2
East Midlands -5 4 - -
Hertfordshire - 4 £488 - 1
East Sussex -9 3 £350 +7.69%
Brighton -13 3 £350 +7.69%
Sheffield - 2 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
Surrey 0 1 £350 -
Reading -1 1 £350 -11.11% 1
Berkshire -10 1 £350 -11.11% 4
Manchester -16 1 - - 4
North West -20 1 - - 4
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £500 -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 2
York - - - -

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 225 (76.53%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (70.75%) C#
2 208 (70.75%) BDD
3 170 (57.82%) .NET
4 153 (52.04%) Selenium
5 128 (43.54%) Scrum
6 118 (40.14%) TDD
7 93 (31.63%) Microsoft
8 89 (30.27%) QA
9 82 (27.89%) Cucumber
10 75 (25.51%) SQL
11 71 (24.15%) JavaScript
11 71 (24.15%) .NET Framework
12 69 (23.47%) WebDriver
13 68 (23.13%) NUnit
14 66 (22.45%) SQL Server
15 61 (20.75%) MVC
16 58 (19.73%) Gherkin
17 56 (19.05%) E-Commerce
18 55 (18.71%) HTML
19 53 (18.03%) Test Automation
20 50 (17.01%) Visual Studio
21 47 (15.99%) ASP.NET
21 47 (15.99%) Finance
22 43 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
23 42 (14.29%) Ruby
24 40 (13.61%) Automated Testing
25 39 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
25 39 (13.27%) Manual Testing
26 37 (12.59%) ASP.NET MVC

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (5.44%) CMS
2 11 (3.74%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (2.72%) IIS
4 5 (1.70%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.70%) Umbraco
4 5 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.36%) Confluence
5 4 (1.36%) Node.js
6 2 (0.68%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.34%) Moodle
7 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 15 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.36%) MS Office
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.36%) GitHub
3 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.68%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.10%) HTTP
2 8 (2.72%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.36%) Internet
4 2 (0.68%) SMTP
5 1 (0.34%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (3.40%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.72%) MySQL
6 7 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (2.04%) SSDT
8 5 (1.70%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.02%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.68%) QlikView
10 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 153 (52.04%) Selenium
2 82 (27.89%) Cucumber
3 69 (23.47%) WebDriver
4 68 (23.13%) NUnit
5 50 (17.01%) Visual Studio
6 35 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (7.48%) TeamCity
8 20 (6.80%) Rhino Mocks
9 19 (6.46%) JIRA
10 18 (6.12%) Git (software)
11 15 (5.10%) MSTest
11 15 (5.10%) Jenkins
12 14 (4.76%) Moq
13 12 (4.08%) Subversion
14 11 (3.74%) SoapUI
15 10 (3.40%) Fiddler
15 10 (3.40%) WATIR
16 9 (3.06%) ReSharper
16 9 (3.06%) MSBuild
17 8 (2.72%) StyleCop
General
1 47 (15.99%) Finance
2 14 (4.76%) Banking
3 11 (3.74%) Retail
4 8 (2.72%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.02%) Legal
6 2 (0.68%) Games
6 2 (0.68%) Military
6 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.68%) Front Office
6 2 (0.68%) Back Office
6 2 (0.68%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.68%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.34%) French Language
7 1 (0.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 106 (36.05%) Developer
2 82 (27.89%) Analyst
3 68 (23.13%) Test Analyst
4 67 (22.79%) Tester
5 36 (12.24%) .NET Developer
6 35 (11.90%) C# Developer
7 26 (8.84%) Automation Tester
8 25 (8.50%) Senior Developer
9 20 (6.80%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (6.12%) Software Tester
11 17 (5.78%) Senior Analyst
12 16 (5.44%) Senior Test Analyst
12 16 (5.44%) QA Analyst
12 16 (5.44%) Agile Test Analyst
13 15 (5.10%) Consultant
14 14 (4.76%) Test Consultant
14 14 (4.76%) Agile Tester
15 12 (4.08%) AWS Developer
16 11 (3.74%) Senior C# Developer
16 11 (3.74%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (57.82%) .NET
2 71 (24.15%) .NET Framework
3 58 (19.73%) Gherkin
4 55 (18.71%) HTML
5 47 (15.99%) ASP.NET
6 43 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 37 (12.59%) REST
7 37 (12.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 35 (11.90%) CSS
9 33 (11.22%) Web Services
9 33 (11.22%) jQuery
9 33 (11.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 27 (9.18%) AngularJS
11 23 (7.82%) RESTful
11 23 (7.82%) NHibernate
12 21 (7.14%) Castle Windsor
13 19 (6.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 18 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 17 (5.78%) HTML5
15 17 (5.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.90%) Open Source
2 15 (5.10%) Inversion of Control
3 13 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.72%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.70%) Video on Demand
6 4 (1.36%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.02%) Clustering
8 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.68%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.68%) User Experience
8 2 (0.68%) GIS
8 2 (0.68%) Replication
9 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.34%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.34%) NHS
9 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.34%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.76%) Windows
2 6 (2.04%) Android
3 5 (1.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (76.53%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (70.75%) BDD
3 128 (43.54%) Scrum
4 118 (40.14%) TDD
5 61 (20.75%) MVC
6 56 (19.05%) E-Commerce
7 53 (18.03%) Test Automation
8 40 (13.61%) Automated Testing
9 39 (13.27%) Manual Testing
9 39 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (12.24%) Automation Testing
11 28 (9.52%) Software Testing
12 27 (9.18%) Test Scripting
13 20 (6.80%) OO
14 19 (6.46%) Domain-Driven Design
14 19 (6.46%) Integration Testing
15 17 (5.78%) ATDD
16 15 (5.10%) Security Testing
16 15 (5.10%) Performance Testing
16 15 (5.10%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 208 (70.75%) C#
2 75 (25.51%) SQL
3 71 (24.15%) JavaScript
4 42 (14.29%) Ruby
5 36 (12.24%) Java
6 21 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 11 (3.74%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.40%) PHP
9 7 (2.38%) C++
10 6 (2.04%) C
11 4 (1.36%) VB
11 4 (1.36%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.02%) F#
12 3 (1.02%) Scala
13 2 (0.68%) VBA
13 2 (0.68%) VB6
14 1 (0.34%) Python
14 1 (0.34%) XPath
14 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (8.84%) ISEB
2 21 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 12 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.38%) Degree
5 5 (1.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (30.27%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (0.68%) SCOM
1 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.68%) Puppet
1 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 93 (31.63%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.18%) Oracle
3 14 (4.76%) Sitecore
4 4 (1.36%) SAP
4 4 (1.36%) HP
5 3 (1.02%) ESRI
6 2 (0.68%) IBM
6 2 (0.68%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.68%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.68%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.68%) Red Gate
6 2 (0.68%) Splunk
7 1 (0.34%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.34%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.34%) CODA
7 1 (0.34%) RedDot
7 1 (0.34%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.34%) Telerik
7 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds
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