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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 121 146
Rank change year-on-year -4 +25  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 10 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.43% 0.36% 0.033%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.30% 2.61% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Median daily rate £375 £250 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -47.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year +31.94% -  

SpecFlow is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 434 345 419
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.65% 13.81% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 233 244
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 11
Median hourly rate £43.25 £40.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.79% +6.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Norfolk - 5 £450 -
Bedfordshire -5 2 £319 +27.50%
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 - 3
Cambridgeshire -2 1 - - 2
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 17 (89.47%) C#
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (89.47%) Test Automation
2 14 (73.68%) BDD
3 9 (47.37%) TDD
4 8 (42.11%) Scrum
4 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (42.11%) QA
4 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
5 7 (36.84%) Xamarin
5 7 (36.84%) Mobile App
5 7 (36.84%) E-Commerce
6 6 (31.58%) Web Services
6 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Android
6 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
6 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
6 6 (31.58%) RESTful
6 6 (31.58%) Apple iOS
6 6 (31.58%) Appium
7 5 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (26.32%) API Testing
7 5 (26.32%) SDET
7 5 (26.32%) Gherkin
7 5 (26.32%) ATDD
7 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Calabash
7 5 (26.32%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Feature Driven Development
8 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server

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 2 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) BrowserStack
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
2 6 (31.58%) Appium
2 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
2 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
3 5 (26.32%) Calabash
4 4 (21.05%) Selenium
4 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
5 3 (15.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (10.53%) JIRA
6 2 (10.53%) JUnit
6 2 (10.53%) TestNG
6 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
7 1 (5.26%) JBehave
7 1 (5.26%) JMeter
7 1 (5.26%) NUnit
7 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Test Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Automation Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Test Automation Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Mobile Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Web Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) RESTful
1 6 (31.58%) Web Services
2 5 (26.32%) Gherkin
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
3 4 (21.05%) JSON
3 4 (21.05%) XML
4 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
4 2 (10.53%) HTML
4 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (10.53%) REST
4 2 (10.53%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Android
1 6 (31.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (89.47%) Test Automation
2 14 (73.68%) BDD
3 9 (47.37%) TDD
4 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (42.11%) Scrum
5 7 (36.84%) E-Commerce
6 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
7 5 (26.32%) API Testing
7 5 (26.32%) ATDD
7 5 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (26.32%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Feature Driven Development
7 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
7 5 (26.32%) SDET
8 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
8 4 (21.05%) Pair Programming
9 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
9 2 (10.53%) MVC
9 2 (10.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.53%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Xamarin
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) WSO2