The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 130 - 113
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 8 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.28% - 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.89% - 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £379
% change year-on-year
+1.92% -14.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
423 366 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.68% 14.62% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 219 109
Average daily rate £368 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.84% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.15 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +0.92%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
West Yorkshire - 5 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (81.48%) SQL Server
3 19 (70.37%) Oracle
3 19 (70.37%) Cucumber
4 17 (62.96%) Gherkin
5 13 (48.15%) Scrum
5 13 (48.15%) Automation Testing
6 12 (44.44%) SQL
7 11 (40.74%) .NET
7 11 (40.74%) C#
8 10 (37.04%) TDD
8 10 (37.04%) NUnit
8 10 (37.04%) Selenium
9 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
11 7 (25.93%) HTML
11 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
11 7 (25.93%) CSS
11 7 (25.93%) jQuery
12 6 (22.22%) JSON
12 6 (22.22%) NHibernate
12 6 (22.22%) MVC
12 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
12 6 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (22.22%) BDD
12 6 (22.22%) Rhino Mocks
13 5 (18.52%) Entity Framework
13 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (81.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (70.37%) Cucumber
2 10 (37.04%) NUnit
2 10 (37.04%) Selenium
3 6 (22.22%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (14.81%) Toad
5 2 (7.41%) Subversion
5 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
5 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
5 2 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.41%) Hudson
6 1 (3.70%) Moq
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Tester
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Tester
3 10 (37.04%) Software Tester
4 9 (33.33%) Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (18.52%) SQL Developer
6 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
7 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Development Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Software Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Database Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database Developer
8 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) Gherkin
2 11 (40.74%) .NET
3 7 (25.93%) HTML
3 7 (25.93%) CSS
3 7 (25.93%) jQuery
4 6 (22.22%) JSON
4 6 (22.22%) NHibernate
4 6 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (18.52%) Entity Framework
5 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
6 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.70%) HTML5
7 1 (3.70%) REST
7 1 (3.70%) CSS3
7 1 (3.70%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Open Source
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Scrum
2 13 (48.15%) Automation Testing
3 10 (37.04%) TDD
4 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (22.22%) MVC
5 6 (22.22%) BDD
6 5 (18.52%) Data Modelling
6 5 (18.52%) Data Mapping
7 4 (14.81%) OO
8 1 (3.70%) Agile Testing
8 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.70%) OOD
8 1 (3.70%) OOP
8 1 (3.70%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Web Development
8 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) C#
3 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 5 (18.52%) PL/SQL
4 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Oracle
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) HP