Period
to 25 September 2021

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 2021 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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 113 212
Rank change year-on-year -45 +99 -28
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 19 2 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.11% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.86% 0.60% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 21
10th Percentile " " £409
25th Percentile £414 " £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 - £480
75th Percentile £575 " £575
90th Percentile £650 " £588
Central London median daily rate £488 - £480

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 664 331 1,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.18% 18.66% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 237 835
10th Percentile £413 £313 £375
25th Percentile £463 £431 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £555 £508 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.36% -3.33% +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £715 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £503 £525
% change year-on-year +9.45% -4.29% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
10th Percentile £25.90 £34.00 £12.95
25th Percentile £26.88 £35.88 £17.00
Median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -27.50% +90.48% -34.38%
75th Percentile £31.25 £44.38 £30.19
90th Percentile £32.30 £46.40 £45.38
Central London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% +90.48% -34.38%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SpecFlow in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SpecFlow in the City of London

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SpecFlow in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (78.95%) Test Automation
1 15 (78.95%) Azure
1 15 (78.95%) BDD
2 14 (73.68%) Selenium
3 12 (63.16%) Cucumber
4 11 (57.89%) Gherkin
4 11 (57.89%) DevOps
5 9 (47.37%) SDLC
5 9 (47.37%) TDD
6 8 (42.11%) C#
6 8 (42.11%) SQL
6 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
7 7 (36.84%) QA
7 7 (36.84%) Social Skills
8 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Scrum
8 6 (31.58%) RESTful
8 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
8 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
8 6 (31.58%) Microservices
9 5 (26.32%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Serverless
9 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (26.32%) JMeter
9 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
9 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
10 4 (21.05%) System Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Security Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Regression 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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 15 (78.95%) Azure
2 5 (26.32%) Serverless
3 2 (10.53%) AWS
4 1 (5.26%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (5.26%) BrowserStack
4 1 (5.26%) GCP
4 1 (5.26%) GitHub
4 1 (5.26%) SaaS
4 1 (5.26%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (5.26%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Data Lake
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) MS Access
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Selenium
2 12 (63.16%) Cucumber
3 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
4 5 (26.32%) JMeter
5 4 (21.05%) Appium
5 4 (21.05%) Postman
6 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
6 3 (15.79%) JIRA
6 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
6 3 (15.79%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (10.53%) NUnit
7 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
7 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
8 1 (5.26%) Cypress.io
8 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
8 1 (5.26%) NeoLoad
8 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (5.26%) TestNG
8 1 (5.26%) WebLOAD
General
1 7 (36.84%) Social Skills
2 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Finance
4 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Test Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Automation Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Test Development Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) Gherkin
2 6 (31.58%) RESTful
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) MSMQ
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) WCF
4 1 (5.26%) WebdriverIO
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (5.26%) WireMock
4 1 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (78.95%) BDD
1 15 (78.95%) Test Automation
2 11 (57.89%) DevOps
3 9 (47.37%) SDLC
3 9 (47.37%) TDD
4 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
5 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
5 6 (31.58%) Microservices
5 6 (31.58%) Scrum
5 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 4 (21.05%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (21.05%) IT Strategy
7 4 (21.05%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (21.05%) Security Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Strategic Roadmap
7 4 (21.05%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C#
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) QA
2 3 (15.79%) Accessibility
3 1 (5.26%) IFRS
3 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (5.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) HP
1 3 (15.79%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Databricks
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Splunk