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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 462 483 496
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +13
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 197 167 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.30% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.37% 2.32% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 123 72
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £344
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.90 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.90 - -

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
8307 7201 6773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.23% 13.04% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5708 4696 4391
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 £315 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 131 155
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £45.28 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +17 180 £400 +14.28% 51
London -4 76 £425 - 26
South East +27 41 £363 +3.57% 9
City of London +33 27 £425 - 3
North West +17 24 £425 +30.76% 5
Cheshire - 22 £425 - 1
Hampshire +8 17 £400 +1.91% 4
Knutsford - 17 £425 - 1
Wales +15 15 £349 -0.28%
East of England +12 13 £305 -35.78% 4
South Wales +3 13 £400 +16.21%
South West -19 12 £425 +6.25% 4
Bristol +8 11 £425 +6.25% 1
Newport +16 10 £325 -5.45%
Surrey - 10 £388 - 2
Andover - 9 £350 -
Reading +7 8 £360 +2.85%
Berkshire -2 8 £360 +2.85%
West Midlands -3 7 £350 +16.66% 2
Essex - 6 £300 -
Birmingham +6 5 £350 +16.66% 1
East Sussex - 5 £375 - 1
Brighton - 5 £375 - 1
East Midlands +11 3 £313 +4.16%
Cambridgeshire +3 3 - - 2
Yorkshire -8 3 £325 +8.33% 1
West Yorkshire -13 3 £325 +8.33% 1
Leeds -18 3 £325 +8.33% 1
Cardiff - 3 £450 -
Peterborough - 3 - - 2

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 266 (76.66%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (74.06%) C#
3 225 (64.84%) .NET
4 199 (57.35%) BDD
5 174 (50.14%) Selenium
6 149 (42.94%) TDD
7 125 (36.02%) Microsoft
8 123 (35.45%) Scrum
9 115 (33.14%) SQL
10 102 (29.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 101 (29.11%) Test Automation
12 95 (27.38%) Cucumber
13 94 (27.09%) SQL Server
14 90 (25.94%) WebDriver
15 76 (21.90%) Gherkin
15 76 (21.90%) QA
16 75 (21.61%) MVC
17 74 (21.33%) Finance
17 74 (21.33%) Java
18 73 (21.04%) Continuous Integration
19 70 (20.17%) AngularJS
20 68 (19.60%) .NET Framework
20 68 (19.60%) ASP.NET
21 67 (19.31%) Visual Studio
21 67 (19.31%) JavaScript
22 66 (19.02%) Test Scripting
23 62 (17.87%) ASP.NET Web API
24 56 (16.14%) Git (software)
25 51 (14.70%) NUnit
25 51 (14.70%) MS Excel

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 15 (4.32%) CMS
1 15 (4.32%) IIS
2 13 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (3.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (1.73%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.15%) Node.js
5 4 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.86%) Apache
6 3 (0.86%) NServiceBus
6 3 (0.86%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.58%) Confluence
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.29%) Drupal
8 1 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 51 (14.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.44%) MS Office
3 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (2.59%) Endur
2 7 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.86%) Sonata
3 3 (0.86%) Tercero
4 1 (0.29%) BASE24
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.15%) GitHub
4 2 (0.58%) IaaS
4 2 (0.58%) PaaS
4 2 (0.58%) SaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.58%) Internet
2 1 (0.29%) AMQP
2 1 (0.29%) DNS
2 1 (0.29%) HTTP
2 1 (0.29%) Intranet
2 1 (0.29%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (27.09%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (6.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (5.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (4.90%) MongoDB
6 15 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (3.17%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.15%) InterSystems Cache
11 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.58%) MySQL
13 2 (0.58%) OLAP
13 2 (0.58%) Oracle OLAP
14 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
14 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 174 (50.14%) Selenium
2 102 (29.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 95 (27.38%) Cucumber
4 90 (25.94%) WebDriver
5 67 (19.31%) Visual Studio
6 56 (16.14%) Git (software)
7 51 (14.70%) NUnit
8 40 (11.53%) JIRA
9 37 (10.66%) SoapUI
10 32 (9.22%) Jenkins
10 32 (9.22%) TeamCity
11 24 (6.92%) TestComplete
12 23 (6.63%) Protractor
13 22 (6.34%) WATIR
14 21 (6.05%) Capybara
14 21 (6.05%) Jasmine
15 20 (5.76%) JMeter
16 19 (5.48%) FitNesse
16 19 (5.48%) Subversion
17 16 (4.61%) Moq
General
1 74 (21.33%) Finance
2 45 (12.97%) Banking
3 15 (4.32%) Retail
4 8 (2.31%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.73%) Back Office
6 5 (1.44%) Front Office
6 5 (1.44%) Military
7 4 (1.15%) Law
8 3 (0.86%) Games
8 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Marketing
9 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 138 (39.77%) Developer
2 71 (20.46%) Analyst
3 69 (19.88%) .NET Developer
3 69 (19.88%) Test Analyst
4 55 (15.85%) C# Developer
5 51 (14.70%) Tester
6 42 (12.10%) Automation Test Analyst
7 35 (10.09%) Automation Tester
8 32 (9.22%) Test Engineer
9 31 (8.93%) C# .NET Developer
9 31 (8.93%) Consultant
10 29 (8.36%) Agile Developer
11 27 (7.78%) Test Automation Engineer
12 25 (7.20%) Developer in Test
13 21 (6.05%) Test Automation Developer
14 16 (4.61%) Banking Analyst
14 16 (4.61%) Senior Analyst
14 16 (4.61%) Senior Test Analyst
15 15 (4.32%) Agile .NET Developer
15 15 (4.32%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (64.84%) .NET
2 76 (21.90%) Gherkin
3 70 (20.17%) AngularJS
4 68 (19.60%) .NET Framework
4 68 (19.60%) ASP.NET
5 62 (17.87%) ASP.NET Web API
6 44 (12.68%) Web Services
7 38 (10.95%) HTML
8 36 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 35 (10.09%) jQuery
10 34 (9.80%) WCF
11 33 (9.51%) CSS
12 32 (9.22%) Entity Framework
13 28 (8.07%) HTML5
14 23 (6.63%) CSS3
15 22 (6.34%) SOAP
16 19 (5.48%) React
17 18 (5.19%) REST
18 17 (4.90%) WPF
18 17 (4.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.32%) Inversion of Control
2 12 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.59%) User Experience
4 8 (2.31%) IVR
4 8 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.73%) Smartcard
6 5 (1.44%) Fintech
7 4 (1.15%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.15%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.86%) Blog
8 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.86%) Tandem
9 2 (0.58%) Wiki
10 1 (0.29%) APACS
10 1 (0.29%) Contactless
10 1 (0.29%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.29%) EMV
10 1 (0.29%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.82%) Windows
2 6 (1.73%) Unix
3 4 (1.15%) Linux
4 3 (0.86%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (76.66%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (57.35%) BDD
3 149 (42.94%) TDD
4 123 (35.45%) Scrum
5 101 (29.11%) Test Automation
6 75 (21.61%) MVC
7 73 (21.04%) Continuous Integration
8 66 (19.02%) Test Scripting
9 45 (12.97%) Automated Testing
10 44 (12.68%) Unit Testing
11 38 (10.95%) Software Engineering
12 34 (9.80%) OO
13 32 (9.22%) DevOps
14 31 (8.93%) Automation Testing
15 29 (8.36%) Software Testing
15 29 (8.36%) Web Development
16 26 (7.49%) Kanban
17 24 (6.92%) Code Coverage
18 22 (6.34%) E-Commerce
18 22 (6.34%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 257 (74.06%) C#
2 115 (33.14%) SQL
3 74 (21.33%) Java
4 67 (19.31%) JavaScript
5 31 (8.93%) Ruby
6 27 (7.78%) T-SQL
7 23 (6.63%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.03%) F#
9 11 (3.17%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.02%) C++
11 6 (1.73%) C
11 6 (1.73%) PHP
12 5 (1.44%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.15%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.15%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.86%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.86%) Python
15 2 (0.58%) VB
15 2 (0.58%) VBScript
16 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 43 (12.39%) ISEB
2 37 (10.66%) Security Cleared
3 34 (9.80%) SC Cleared
4 26 (7.49%) Degree
5 25 (7.20%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (2.02%) CCEA
7 7 (2.02%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.86%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.29%) MCSA
9 1 (0.29%) MCSE
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (21.90%) QA
2 11 (3.17%) WCAG
3 10 (2.88%) SDET
4 6 (1.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (0.58%) Docker
1 2 (0.58%) VirtualBox
1 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.44%) Puppet
3 3 (0.86%) Ansible
4 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.29%) Kibana
5 1 (0.29%) logstash
Vendors
1 125 (36.02%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.63%) Oracle
3 12 (3.46%) Rally
4 11 (3.17%) EPiServer
4 11 (3.17%) Sitecore
5 8 (2.31%) HP
6 7 (2.02%) Citrix
7 5 (1.44%) Capita
7 5 (1.44%) Telerik
8 3 (0.86%) Avaloq
8 3 (0.86%) SAP
9 2 (0.58%) Google
9 2 (0.58%) IBM
9 2 (0.58%) Infor
9 2 (0.58%) Informatica
9 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.58%) Splunk
9 2 (0.58%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.58%) Trayport
9 2 (0.58%) VMware
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