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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 121 108 100
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 1 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.091% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 1.16% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate - £351 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+128.33% -
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
361 172 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.15% 7.79% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 101 126
Average daily rate £340 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £465 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.80% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (100.00%) System Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (83.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Performance Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Performance Test Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Senior Performance Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
1 6 (100.00%) System Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft