Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for SpecFlow skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SpecFlow over the 6 months to 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SpecFlow
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 40 -
Rank change year-on-year -14 - -
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 7 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.04% 2.98% -
As % of the Development Applications category 7.95% 21.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 0
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £478 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% - -
East of England median daily rate £450 £375 -
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £36.00 -

SpecFlow is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 88 90 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 13.13% 14.13% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 57 21
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £301 £263 £319
90th Percentile £500 £493 £594
East of England median daily rate £425 £404 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.60% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £50.22 £50.78 £45.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +11.78% +29.80%
10th Percentile £49.02 £50.78 £39.10
90th Percentile £50.75 £50.78 £52.77
East of England median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +2.37% +9.74% +1.92%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in Bedfordshire

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SpecFlow in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in Bedfordshire

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in Bedfordshire

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -13 7 £450 -7.22% 1
SpecFlow
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 7 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 7 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) SDET
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) Ruby
3 5 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) Perl
3 5 (71.43%) SoapUI
3 5 (71.43%) Python
3 5 (71.43%) JBehave
4 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
4 4 (57.14%) BDD
4 4 (57.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 4 (57.14%) TestNG
4 4 (57.14%) TeamCity
4 4 (57.14%) Ant
4 4 (57.14%) JUnit
4 4 (57.14%) Maven
5 3 (42.86%) Atlassian
5 3 (42.86%) RIA
5 3 (42.86%) TDD
5 3 (42.86%) Retail
5 3 (42.86%) Middleware
5 3 (42.86%) ATDD
5 3 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) JBehave
3 5 (71.43%) SoapUI
4 4 (57.14%) Ant
4 4 (57.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 4 (57.14%) JUnit
4 4 (57.14%) Maven
4 4 (57.14%) TeamCity
4 4 (57.14%) TestNG
4 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
5 3 (42.86%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Development Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Software Development Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Software Test Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Test Development Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer in Test
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Development Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Development Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Web Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) RIA
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) SDET
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) ATDD
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
4 3 (42.86%) Feature Driven Development
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) Test Management
6 1 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) Perl
2 5 (71.43%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft