Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 22 November 2017 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
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 171 207
Rank change year-on-year -25 +36 -16
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 13 26 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.25% 0.53% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.33% 3.82% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 0
East of England median daily rate £450 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
England median daily rate £425 £390 £390
% change year-on-year +8.97% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year +11.76% +24.09% -

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 East of England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 980 680 814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.99% 13.95% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 412 466
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £530 £538
England median daily rate £455 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +7.06% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 38 58
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.56 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.78% +1.41% +5.89%
10th Percentile £36.25 £32.32 £31.44
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.88 £50.94
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in the East of England

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in the East of England

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in the East of England

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the East of England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Bedfordshire -16 11 £450 -5.26% 2
Cambridgeshire -14 2 £400 +6.67% 2
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 13 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 12 (92.31%) C#
2 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (84.62%) E-Commerce
4 9 (69.23%) Java
4 9 (69.23%) Perl
4 9 (69.23%) Python
4 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (69.23%) Ruby
4 9 (69.23%) TeamCity
4 9 (69.23%) BDD
4 9 (69.23%) JBehave
4 9 (69.23%) SoapUI
4 9 (69.23%) SDET
5 7 (53.85%) TestNG
5 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
5 7 (53.85%) WebDriver
5 7 (53.85%) Maven
5 7 (53.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (53.85%) Ant
5 7 (53.85%) JUnit
6 6 (46.15%) Middleware
6 6 (46.15%) TDD
6 6 (46.15%) Retail
6 6 (46.15%) Atlassian
6 6 (46.15%) RIA
6 6 (46.15%) JIRA
6 6 (46.15%) QA

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 6 (46.15%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 12 (92.31%) Selenium
3 9 (69.23%) JBehave
3 9 (69.23%) SoapUI
3 9 (69.23%) TeamCity
4 7 (53.85%) Ant
4 7 (53.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
4 7 (53.85%) JUnit
4 7 (53.85%) Maven
4 7 (53.85%) TestNG
4 7 (53.85%) WebDriver
5 6 (46.15%) JIRA
6 2 (15.38%) Appium
6 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (15.38%) JMeter
6 2 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (46.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Developer in Test
1 4 (30.77%) Software Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Software Test Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Development Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Software Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Software Development Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Development Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Development Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Middleware
2 2 (15.38%) RESTful
2 2 (15.38%) WebdriverIO
3 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) RIA
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 11 (84.62%) E-Commerce
3 9 (69.23%) BDD
3 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (69.23%) SDET
4 6 (46.15%) ATDD
4 6 (46.15%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (46.15%) Defect Management
4 6 (46.15%) Feature Driven Development
4 6 (46.15%) TDD
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (15.38%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) Perl
2 9 (69.23%) Python
2 9 (69.23%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Atlassian
2 2 (15.38%) WSO2
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft