Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 January 2019 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 204 215 206
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9 -28
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 49 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.72% 0.58% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.17% 3.08% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 26
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £358 £366
90th Percentile £613 £588 £472
Central London median daily rate £485 £469 £418
% change year-on-year +3.47% +12.28% -1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,546 1,332 1,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.87% 18.78% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,239 1,070 908
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £354
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £518 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +3.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
City of London median hourly rate £28.75 £45.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.46% +39.23% -13.33%
10th Percentile £22.63 £27.63 £31.25
90th Percentile £33.88 £63.48 £33.75
Central London median hourly rate £28.75 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.17% -7.69% -13.33%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in the City of London

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in the City of London

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in the City of London

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the City of London region over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. 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
Moorgate - 2 - -
SpecFlow
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 City of London region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 39 (79.59%) Test Automation
2 38 (77.55%) C#
3 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (69.39%) BDD
5 30 (61.22%) .NET
6 28 (57.14%) TDD
7 27 (55.10%) Finance
8 26 (53.06%) Selenium
9 20 (40.82%) Scrum
10 18 (36.73%) QA
11 16 (32.65%) SDET
12 14 (28.57%) WebDriver
13 12 (24.49%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (24.49%) Asset Management
14 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
14 11 (22.45%) Web Services
15 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
15 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
15 10 (20.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (18.37%) DevOps
16 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (18.37%) NUnit
17 8 (16.33%) JIRA
17 8 (16.33%) Kanban
17 8 (16.33%) NoSQL
17 8 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
18 7 (14.29%) SDLC
18 7 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
18 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (4.08%) Confluence
1 2 (4.08%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.04%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.24%) PaaS
3 4 (8.16%) GitHub
4 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.12%) SaaS
5 1 (2.04%) BrowserStack
5 1 (2.04%) npm
5 1 (2.04%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.12%) CouchDB
3 3 (6.12%) Redis
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (53.06%) Selenium
2 14 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (18.37%) NUnit
5 8 (16.33%) JIRA
6 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 6 (12.24%) Jenkins
7 6 (12.24%) Moq
8 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
8 5 (10.20%) MSTest
9 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (6.12%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (6.12%) Mockito
10 3 (6.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (6.12%) Protractor
10 3 (6.12%) QUnit
10 3 (6.12%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
10 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
10 3 (6.12%) webpack
General
1 27 (55.10%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Front Office
4 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) QA Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Developer in Test
3 10 (20.41%) QA Automation Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Test Engineer
4 9 (18.37%) Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) C# Developer
5 8 (16.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (16.33%) Tester
6 7 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
6 7 (14.29%) Software Developer
7 5 (10.20%) .NET Developer
7 5 (10.20%) Automation Tester
8 4 (8.16%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) QA Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Senior QA Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (61.22%) .NET
2 11 (22.45%) Web Services
3 7 (14.29%) JSON
3 7 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (12.24%) AngularJS
4 6 (12.24%) Gherkin
4 6 (12.24%) REST
4 6 (12.24%) XML
5 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework
5 5 (10.20%) RESTful
6 4 (8.16%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (8.16%) CSS
6 4 (8.16%) Entity Framework
6 4 (8.16%) HTML
6 4 (8.16%) Redux
6 4 (8.16%) WCF
6 4 (8.16%) WPF
7 3 (6.12%) .NET Core
7 3 (6.12%) HTML5
7 3 (6.12%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (20.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (10.20%) Fintech
4 4 (8.16%) Equities
4 4 (8.16%) Fixed Income
4 4 (8.16%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (6.12%) Credit Risk
5 3 (6.12%) Market Risk
6 2 (4.08%) Derivative
6 2 (4.08%) Tandem
7 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.04%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Linux
1 5 (10.20%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (79.59%) Test Automation
2 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (69.39%) BDD
4 28 (57.14%) TDD
5 20 (40.82%) Scrum
6 16 (32.65%) SDET
7 12 (24.49%) Asset Management
8 9 (18.37%) DevOps
9 8 (16.33%) Kanban
9 8 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (14.29%) OO
10 7 (14.29%) SDLC
10 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (12.24%) Functional Testing
12 5 (10.20%) Acceptance Criteria
12 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
12 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
13 4 (8.16%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 38 (77.55%) C#
2 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.24%) SQL
4 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.08%) Java
5 2 (4.08%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.04%) C++
6 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.04%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (36.73%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Docker
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Kubernetes
1 3 (6.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.08%) Cadence
4 1 (2.04%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) IBM