The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SpecFlow
England / Yorkshire
Rank 111 134 111
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -23
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 8 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.37% 0.18% 0.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.92% 1.05% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 18
Median daily rate £325 £355 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% +20.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £319 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £514 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £370 £303
% change year-on-year
-1.68% +22.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-33.03% +128.33%

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
416 476 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 19.29% 16.87% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 308 199
Median daily rate £400 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £517 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +16.25%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 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
West Yorkshire +18 5 £325 -31.21% 1
Humberside - 1 £350 -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) BDD
4 6 (60.00%) ISEB
4 6 (60.00%) Scrum
4 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Oracle
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Automation Testing
6 4 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (40.00%) C#
6 4 (40.00%) Degree
6 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Selenium
7 3 (30.00%) NHS
7 3 (30.00%) Windows
7 3 (30.00%) DevOps
7 3 (30.00%) Agile Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 2 (20.00%) Zephyr

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (20.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) JUnit
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) NUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Sahi
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) WATIR
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) BDD
3 6 (60.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Testing
6 3 (30.00%) DevOps
7 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (20.00%) TDD
8 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISEB
2 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (10.00%) AWS Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) HP