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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 123 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.23% 0.044% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.13% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £382
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -3.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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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 Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
282 282 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.78% 12.28% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 150 149
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £34.93 £20.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.40% -30.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £20.50 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.99 £20.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 2014. 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
West Yorkshire -9 6 £275 - 3
North Yorkshire - - - -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
2 5 (71.43%) Gherkin
2 5 (71.43%) Automation Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Selenium
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) C#
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (14.29%) Subversion
6 1 (14.29%) QA
6 1 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (14.29%) NHS
6 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
6 1 (14.29%) GitHub
6 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 1 (14.29%) Open Source
6 1 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (14.29%) Hudson

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Hudson
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
3 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (14.29%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Tester
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Tester
3 3 (42.86%) Software Tester
4 2 (28.57%) Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Automation Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Testing
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) HP