Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 200 220
Rank change year-on-year +20 +20 -2
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 63 43 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.90% 0.63% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.01% 3.26% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 22
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.77% -1.76%
10th Percentile £389 £363 £318
90th Percentile £600 £545 £538
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% -2.94%
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 1,572 1,321 1,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.49% 19.50% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,296 1,012 936
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £331 £325
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.99 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.04% -23.10% -21.21%
10th Percentile £31.00 £23.18 £31.25
90th Percentile £41.60 £27.11 £33.75
Central London median hourly rate £33.50 £27.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +20.72% -14.62% -21.21%

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 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 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 City of London region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 53 (84.13%) C#
2 45 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (71.43%) Selenium
3 44 (69.84%) .NET
4 41 (65.08%) Finance
4 41 (65.08%) TDD
5 40 (63.49%) Test Automation
6 36 (57.14%) BDD
7 28 (44.44%) QA
8 24 (38.10%) SQL
9 21 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 18 (28.57%) ASP.NET
11 17 (26.98%) Unit Testing
12 16 (25.40%) Financial Institution
12 16 (25.40%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (25.40%) Greenfield Project
13 15 (23.81%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (23.81%) WebDriver
13 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
14 14 (22.22%) MVC
14 14 (22.22%) Scrum
14 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (22.22%) Microservices
15 13 (20.63%) SOLID
15 13 (20.63%) Asset Management
16 12 (19.05%) WinForms
16 12 (19.05%) Release Management
16 12 (19.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (19.05%) SDET
16 12 (19.05%) Gherkin

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 3 (4.76%) NServiceBus
2 2 (3.17%) IIS
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.59%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.17%) Blockchain
3 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.59%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (71.43%) Selenium
2 16 (25.40%) Visual Studio Team System
3 15 (23.81%) WebDriver
4 11 (17.46%) NUnit
5 10 (15.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (12.70%) Git (software)
6 8 (12.70%) Moq
7 7 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio
8 5 (7.94%) Rhino Mocks
9 4 (6.35%) Jasmine
9 4 (6.35%) TeamCity
10 3 (4.76%) FitNesse
10 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
10 3 (4.76%) Mockito
10 3 (4.76%) MSTest
11 2 (3.17%) JIRA
11 2 (3.17%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (3.17%) MSBuild
11 2 (3.17%) webpack
General
1 41 (65.08%) Finance
2 16 (25.40%) Financial Institution
3 8 (12.70%) Retail
4 6 (9.52%) Front Office
5 5 (7.94%) Banking
6 3 (4.76%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (49.21%) Developer
2 21 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 20 (31.75%) C# Developer
4 13 (20.63%) C# .NET Developer
4 13 (20.63%) QA Engineer
5 12 (19.05%) Azure Developer
6 10 (15.87%) Analyst
7 9 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
7 9 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
7 9 (14.29%) Test Engineer
8 7 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (11.11%) Tester
9 5 (7.94%) QA Analyst
9 5 (7.94%) QA Tester
10 4 (6.35%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (6.35%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (6.35%) Senior Developer
10 4 (6.35%) Senior QA Engineer
10 4 (6.35%) Senior Test Engineer
11 3 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (69.84%) .NET
2 18 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 15 (23.81%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (19.05%) Gherkin
5 12 (19.05%) WinForms
6 10 (15.87%) WPF
7 9 (14.29%) WCF
8 8 (12.70%) .NET Framework
9 7 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 7 (11.11%) Entity Framework
10 6 (9.52%) ActiveMQ
10 6 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (7.94%) MSMQ
11 5 (7.94%) RESTful
11 5 (7.94%) Web Services
12 4 (6.35%) Caliburn.Micro
12 4 (6.35%) LINQ
12 4 (6.35%) Task Parallel Library
13 3 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.40%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (19.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (12.70%) Fintech
3 8 (12.70%) Fixed Income
4 7 (11.11%) Equities
5 5 (7.94%) Derivative
6 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.59%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.59%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Android
1 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (65.08%) TDD
3 40 (63.49%) Test Automation
4 36 (57.14%) BDD
5 17 (26.98%) Unit Testing
6 14 (22.22%) Microservices
6 14 (22.22%) MVC
6 14 (22.22%) Scrum
7 13 (20.63%) Asset Management
7 13 (20.63%) SOLID
8 12 (19.05%) Release Management
8 12 (19.05%) SDET
9 9 (14.29%) OO
10 8 (12.70%) API Testing
11 7 (11.11%) Multithreading
11 7 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (11.11%) SDLC
11 7 (11.11%) Software Engineering
12 6 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (9.52%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 53 (84.13%) C#
2 24 (38.10%) SQL
3 9 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.11%) Java
6 4 (6.35%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.59%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.59%) C
8 1 (1.59%) C++
8 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.59%) Python
8 1 (1.59%) Scala
8 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.59%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) Cadence
2 4 (6.35%) TIBCO
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle
4 1 (1.59%) Charles River
4 1 (1.59%) Tableau