Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 213 216
Rank change year-on-year +22 +3 -12
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 60 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.85% 0.60% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.84% 3.12% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 26
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £375 £326
90th Percentile £605 £575 £528
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £418
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.78% -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 1,564 1,379 1,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.23% 19.35% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,308 1,084 1,008
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £338
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
City of London median hourly rate £43.50 £25.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.59% -21.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £43.25 £23.24 £31.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £59.45 £33.75
Central London median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +30.83% -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 16 November 2018.

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 November 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
Moorgate - 2 - -
SpecFlow
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 48 (80.00%) C#
2 44 (73.33%) .NET
2 44 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (73.33%) TDD
3 40 (66.67%) Selenium
3 40 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 39 (65.00%) BDD
5 38 (63.33%) Finance
6 23 (38.33%) QA
7 18 (30.00%) SQL
8 17 (28.33%) Scrum
9 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
9 16 (26.67%) WebDriver
10 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (23.33%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (23.33%) Asset Management
11 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET
12 13 (21.67%) Unit Testing
13 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (20.00%) Microservices
13 12 (20.00%) SDET
13 12 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (20.00%) Financial Institution
13 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
14 11 (18.33%) MVC
14 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
14 11 (18.33%) NUnit
14 11 (18.33%) SOLID
14 11 (18.33%) 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 (5.00%) NServiceBus
2 2 (3.33%) Confluence
2 2 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) BrowserStack
2 2 (3.33%) GitHub
2 2 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) AMQP
1 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.33%) CouchDB
4 2 (3.33%) Redis
5 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (66.67%) Selenium
2 16 (26.67%) WebDriver
3 14 (23.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (18.33%) NUnit
4 11 (18.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (15.00%) Moq
6 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
6 8 (13.33%) Visual Studio
7 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 6 (10.00%) JIRA
8 5 (8.33%) Rhino Mocks
8 5 (8.33%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 4 (6.67%) Cucumber
9 4 (6.67%) Mockito
9 4 (6.67%) TeamCity
10 3 (5.00%) FitNesse
10 3 (5.00%) Jasmine
10 3 (5.00%) MSTest
11 2 (3.33%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (3.33%) MSBuild
General
1 38 (63.33%) Finance
2 12 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 6 (10.00%) Front Office
4 5 (8.33%) Retail
5 4 (6.67%) Banking
6 3 (5.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.67%) Law
7 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (51.67%) Developer
2 18 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 16 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 13 (21.67%) Analyst
5 12 (20.00%) Test Engineer
6 11 (18.33%) QA Engineer
7 10 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (15.00%) Azure Developer
8 9 (15.00%) QA Test Engineer
9 8 (13.33%) QA Automation Engineer
9 8 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (10.00%) Developer in Test
11 5 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
11 5 (8.33%) QA Analyst
11 5 (8.33%) Software Developer
12 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
12 4 (6.67%) Senior QA Engineer
12 4 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
12 4 (6.67%) Tester
13 3 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (73.33%) .NET
2 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET
3 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (18.33%) Gherkin
5 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (15.00%) AngularJS
6 9 (15.00%) WinForms
7 8 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (13.33%) Web Services
7 8 (13.33%) WPF
8 7 (11.67%) .NET Framework
8 7 (11.67%) WCF
9 6 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (10.00%) Entity Framework
10 5 (8.33%) RESTful
11 4 (6.67%) CSS
11 4 (6.67%) HTML
11 4 (6.67%) MSMQ
11 4 (6.67%) REST
12 3 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (15.00%) Fintech
4 7 (11.67%) Fixed Income
5 6 (10.00%) Equities
6 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
6 5 (8.33%) Derivative
7 4 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (5.00%) Credit Risk
8 3 (5.00%) Market Risk
9 2 (3.33%) Tandem
10 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
10 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Linux
1 2 (3.33%) Unix
2 1 (1.67%) Android
2 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
1 44 (73.33%) TDD
2 40 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 39 (65.00%) BDD
4 17 (28.33%) Scrum
5 14 (23.33%) Asset Management
6 13 (21.67%) Unit Testing
7 12 (20.00%) Microservices
7 12 (20.00%) SDET
8 11 (18.33%) MVC
8 11 (18.33%) SOLID
9 9 (15.00%) Release Management
10 8 (13.33%) OO
10 8 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
11 6 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (10.00%) Functional Testing
11 6 (10.00%) Multithreading
11 6 (10.00%) SDLC
11 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 48 (80.00%) C#
2 18 (30.00%) SQL
3 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 5 (8.33%) Java
6 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.67%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.67%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.67%) C
7 1 (1.67%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (38.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Ansible
1 2 (3.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) TIBCO
3 3 (5.00%) Cadence
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (1.67%) Charles River
5 1 (1.67%) Tableau