Period
to 19 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 147 165
Rank change year-on-year -8 +18 -1
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 11 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.28% 0.40% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.09% 3.50% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 12
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £317 £350
90th Percentile £438 £450 £385
South East median daily rate £393 £404 £370
% change year-on-year -2.85% +9.19% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £47.50 -

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 527 457 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.58% 11.34% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 272 266
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £300
90th Percentile £554 £525 £531
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £58.50 £31.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.71% -17.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £45.15 £15.00 £33.00
90th Percentile £71.05 £58.20 £42.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 -8 10 £300 -23.08% 1
Newbury - 1 £340 -
SpecFlow
South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 10 (90.91%) C#
1 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Selenium
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 5 (45.45%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) SOAP
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (27.27%) NUnit
5 3 (27.27%) JMeter
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 3 (27.27%) System Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (27.27%) Bitbucket
5 3 (27.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) SDLC
6 2 (18.18%) API Testing
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
6 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Structured Programming
6 2 (18.18%) SoapUI

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) NuGet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 3 (27.27%) Bitbucket
3 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (27.27%) JMeter
3 3 (27.27%) NUnit
3 3 (27.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
5 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Software Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Angular Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) SOAP
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) NHibernate
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) BDD
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) System Testing
4 2 (18.18%) API Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Structured Programming
4 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) C
4 2 (18.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GDPR
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Capita