The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for SpecFlow skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 25 June 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 57 74
Rank change year-on-year -14 +17  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 2 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.24% 1.19% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.60% 10.87% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 3
Median daily rate £311 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.88% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year +31.94% -  

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

Contract Development Application Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 125 92 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 15.08% 10.95% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 67 110
Median daily rate £372 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +14.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in Bristol

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) vRealize
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) PuTTY
2 2 (50.00%) WinSCP
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) API Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) F#
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) TestNG
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) PuTTY
1 2 (50.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (50.00%) Ant
2 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) TestNG
2 2 (50.00%) Toad
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) API Testing
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) F#
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) VMware