Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 19 November 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 163 165
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 +19
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 12 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.30% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.41% 1.82% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 13
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -
South East median daily rate £406 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +8.13% +7.14% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

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 Berkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 497 440 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.28% 10.34% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 262 239
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £483
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 10
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.50 £105.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.10% +200.00% -9.68%
10th Percentile £13.88 £45.50 £24.80
90th Percentile £50.25 £172.50 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in Berkshire

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in Berkshire

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in Berkshire

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Reading +10 7 £400 +8.84%
SpecFlow
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 9 (75.00%) C#
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (41.67%) JMeter
4 5 (41.67%) Bitbucket
4 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) BDD
6 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (16.67%) PyCharm
7 2 (16.67%) Robot Framework
7 2 (16.67%) Skype
7 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (16.67%) QA
7 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
7 2 (16.67%) Sahi
7 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
7 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (16.67%) Python
7 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
8 1 (8.33%) DSL
8 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
8 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (8.33%) Web Services
8 1 (8.33%) OO
8 1 (8.33%) SQL
8 1 (8.33%) VBA

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Skype
2 1 (8.33%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (41.67%) Bitbucket
3 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (41.67%) JMeter
4 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
5 2 (16.67%) PyCharm
5 2 (16.67%) Robot Framework
5 2 (16.67%) Sahi
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 1 (8.33%) Appium
6 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer in Test
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Python Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) SDET
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle