The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 130 122 114
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 13 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.80% 1.90% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
Median daily rate £350 - £488
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 - £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 - £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.25 -
SpecFlow
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
464 211 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.56% 8.26% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 98 110
Median daily rate £420 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £207 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 9
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% -16.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £17.90 £35.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.50 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.78
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.89%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SpecFlow across the West Midlands region.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Coventry - 3 £488 -
Staffordshire - 3 £325 -
Herefordshire - 1 £350 -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) Selenium
3 13 (72.22%) BDD
3 13 (72.22%) C#
4 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
5 9 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 8 (44.44%) Visual Studio
6 8 (44.44%) Scrum
7 7 (38.89%) .NET
8 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 6 (33.33%) TDD
8 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
8 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
9 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
10 4 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
10 4 (22.22%) HTML
10 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
10 4 (22.22%) Subversion
10 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
10 4 (22.22%) QA
10 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
11 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
12 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
12 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
12 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
12 2 (11.11%) WebDriver

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (77.78%) Selenium
2 8 (44.44%) Visual Studio
3 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (22.22%) Subversion
5 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.56%) JIRA
6 1 (5.56%) NUnit
6 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Developer in Test
3 5 (27.78%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Tester
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Tester
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) DOM
3 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) BDD
3 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
4 9 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Scrum
6 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (33.33%) TDD
7 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
8 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 2 (11.11%) API Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Kanban
10 2 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
11 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) SDET
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft