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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 111 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.083% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.95% 1.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
256 191 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.68% 7.89% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 114 98
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 10
Average hourly rate £31.97 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 4 £300 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) NUnit
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) NUnit
3 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Tester
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium Tester
3 3 (42.86%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
1 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB