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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 140 114 121
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +7
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 3 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.096% 0.29% 0.042%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.66% 2.67% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £326 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -
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
458 262 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.61% 10.97% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 170 114
Median daily rate £430 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £427 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 24
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.05 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.20 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

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
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 23 July 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
Staffordshire +1 2 £326 +0.38%
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (81.82%) BDD
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) C#
3 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
3 7 (63.64%) Selenium
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
5 5 (45.45%) HTML
5 5 (45.45%) .NET
5 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Re-Platforming
6 4 (36.36%) Subversion
6 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 4 (36.36%) TDD
6 4 (36.36%) Scrum
6 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
7 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
7 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
8 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
8 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (18.18%) ISEB
9 1 (9.09%) CSS
9 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
9 1 (9.09%) MVC
9 1 (9.09%) NUnit
9 1 (9.09%) HTML5
9 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
3 4 (36.36%) Subversion
4 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (9.09%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Developer in Test
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 2 (18.18%) Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) Sass
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) BDD
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Re-Platforming
5 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 1 (9.09%) MVC
7 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft