Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 198 200 192
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8 +8
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 44 58 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.66% 0.82% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.78% 3.78% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 49 44
City of London median daily rate £454 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% -5.26% +9.83%
10th Percentile £403 £380 £375
90th Percentile £560 £600 £545
Central London median daily rate £463 £456 £450
% change year-on-year +1.37% +1.39% +9.09%
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 1,163 1,533 1,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.46% 21.60% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 1,238 985
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +0.26%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £645 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £473
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.82% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
City of London median hourly rate £56.00 £37.75 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.34% +54.18% -44.35%
10th Percentile £20.25 £28.00 £23.11
90th Percentile £83.75 £69.77 £25.86
Central London median hourly rate £56.00 £35.00 £24.49
% change year-on-year +60.00% +42.94% -44.35%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 £400 -
SpecFlow
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 37 (84.09%) C#
1 37 (84.09%) Test Automation
2 35 (79.55%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (52.27%) Selenium
4 20 (45.45%) WebDriver
5 19 (43.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (40.91%) SQL
7 16 (36.36%) BDD
7 16 (36.36%) Manual Testing
8 15 (34.09%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (31.82%) SDLC
9 14 (31.82%) TDD
10 13 (29.55%) Scrum
10 13 (29.55%) .NET
10 13 (29.55%) Java
10 13 (29.55%) Git (software)
10 13 (29.55%) TeamCity
10 13 (29.55%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (27.27%) QA
11 12 (27.27%) Finance
11 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 11 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (22.73%) Visual Studio
13 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
13 10 (22.73%) DevOps
13 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
14 9 (20.45%) SDET
14 9 (20.45%) Microsoft

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 (6.82%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 19 (43.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.09%) Serverless
3 3 (6.82%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (6.82%) Azure Functions
3 3 (6.82%) Data Lake Analytics
4 2 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.27%) GitHub
5 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.27%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.27%) PaaS
5 1 (2.27%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.09%) Big Data
3 4 (9.09%) Data Lake
4 3 (6.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.82%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.27%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.27%) Power BI
5 1 (2.27%) Redis
5 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.27%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 23 (52.27%) Selenium
2 20 (45.45%) WebDriver
3 13 (29.55%) Git (software)
3 13 (29.55%) TeamCity
4 11 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
5 10 (22.73%) Visual Studio
6 7 (15.91%) Fiddler
6 7 (15.91%) MSTest
6 7 (15.91%) NUnit
7 6 (13.64%) Appium
8 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
8 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
8 5 (11.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (11.36%) Rational Performance Tester
9 4 (9.09%) Moq
9 4 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (6.82%) tSQLt
11 1 (2.27%) QUnit
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.27%) Front Office
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Tester
2 13 (29.55%) Automation Tester
3 10 (22.73%) Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Test Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Data Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Developer in Test
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.82%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (4.55%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) .NET
2 7 (15.91%) Gherkin
3 6 (13.64%) .NET Core
4 5 (11.36%) WCF
4 5 (11.36%) WPF
5 4 (9.09%) REST
6 3 (6.82%) Velocity
7 2 (4.55%) JSON
7 2 (4.55%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (4.55%) Web Services
8 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.27%) Entity Framework
8 1 (2.27%) Kafka
8 1 (2.27%) Kendo UI
8 1 (2.27%) Node.js
8 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (2.27%) React
8 1 (2.27%) Redux
8 1 (2.27%) Task Parallel Library
8 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Equities
3 4 (9.09%) Derivative
3 4 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.27%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Unix
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (84.09%) Test Automation
2 35 (79.55%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (36.36%) BDD
3 16 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 15 (34.09%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (31.82%) SDLC
5 14 (31.82%) TDD
6 13 (29.55%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (29.55%) Scrum
7 10 (22.73%) DevOps
7 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
8 9 (20.45%) SDET
9 8 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
9 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (15.91%) Data Modelling
10 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
10 7 (15.91%) Unit Testing
10 7 (15.91%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (84.09%) C#
2 18 (40.91%) SQL
3 13 (29.55%) Java
4 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
6 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.82%) U-SQL
8 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.27%) C++
9 1 (2.27%) Python
9 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.27%) Ansible
2 1 (2.27%) Automic
2 1 (2.27%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.27%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) HP
3 5 (11.36%) IBM
4 4 (9.09%) Bloomberg
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle
6 1 (2.27%) BISAM
6 1 (2.27%) Cadence
6 1 (2.27%) Google
6 1 (2.27%) Informatica
6 1 (2.27%) Pega
6 1 (2.27%) Splunk