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 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SpecFlow
England / West Midlands
Rank 106 115 107
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 14 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.042% 0.095%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.24% 0.32% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Median daily rate £285 - £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
330 314 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.80% 13.06% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 158 100
Median daily rate £384 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.70% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 25 14
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -35.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.00 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £41.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.47% +12.97%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 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
Coventry - 10 £275 -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
Staffordshire - 1 £345 -
Warwickshire - 1 £285 -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) Selenium
3 15 (55.56%) C#
3 15 (55.56%) BDD
4 12 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 12 (44.44%) TDD
5 11 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (40.74%) .NET
6 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
6 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (25.93%) Scrum
7 7 (25.93%) NUnit
8 6 (22.22%) CRM
9 5 (18.52%) Kanban
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
9 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
9 5 (18.52%) Web Services
10 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (14.81%) WCF
10 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
10 4 (14.81%) ReSharper
10 4 (14.81%) SOLID
10 4 (14.81%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Domain-Driven Design
10 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
10 4 (14.81%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (14.81%) MSTest
10 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
10 4 (14.81%) NServiceBus

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Event Store
2 1 (3.70%) RavenDB
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (66.67%) Selenium
2 12 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 7 (25.93%) NUnit
4 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
5 4 (14.81%) MSTest
5 4 (14.81%) ReSharper
5 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
6 3 (11.11%) MSBuild
6 3 (11.11%) NCover
6 3 (11.11%) NDepend
6 3 (11.11%) NuGet
6 3 (11.11%) StyleCop
7 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.70%) Capybara
8 1 (3.70%) JIRA
8 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
8 1 (3.70%) RSpec
8 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Test Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Tester
3 7 (25.93%) .NET Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Automation Tester
5 5 (18.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) Agile Tester
6 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Azure Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
9 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
9 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) Web Services
3 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
3 4 (14.81%) WCF
4 3 (11.11%) CSS
4 3 (11.11%) Entity Framework
4 3 (11.11%) NHibernate
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.41%) DOM
5 2 (7.41%) HTML
6 1 (3.70%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.70%) HTML5
6 1 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (3.70%) MSMQ
6 1 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.70%) REST
6 1 (3.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) BDD
3 12 (44.44%) TDD
3 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 11 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (25.93%) Scrum
6 6 (22.22%) CRM
7 5 (18.52%) Kanban
8 4 (14.81%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (14.81%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (14.81%) SOLID
8 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
9 3 (11.11%) ATDD
9 3 (11.11%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 3 (11.11%) MVC
9 3 (11.11%) YAGNI
10 2 (7.41%) OO
10 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
4 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SDET
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) CODA
2 1 (3.70%) Xamarin