Period
to 15 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 15 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 460 450 481
Rank change year-on-year -10 +31 +96
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 316 458 415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.48% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.38% 2.27% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 347 310
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +10.75%
10th Percentile £337 £313 £300
90th Percentile £556 £600 £589
UK median daily rate £438 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -0.57% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
England median hourly rate £65.00 £27.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.53% -42.63% +11.76%
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £27.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year +138.53% -42.63% +11.76%

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 13,267 20,185 17,675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.31% 21.19% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,850 13,969 12,377
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £644 £625 £601
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 215 273
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £18.39 £25.84 £29.00
90th Percentile £69.00 £54.50 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.66%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in England

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in England

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in England over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in England

SpecFlow
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SpecFlow in England

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 15 November 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
London -56 119 £525 +10.53% 19
South East +78 92 £450 +20.00% 13
North of England +33 43 £389 -2.81% 32
Midlands +54 34 £400 -5.88% 13
West Midlands +45 21 £438 +2.94% 9
Yorkshire +40 21 £381 +15.09% 16
South West -38 18 £375 - 10
North West +12 12 £390 -5.45% 13
East of England +43 10 £413 +22.22% 1
North East +28 10 £425 +21.43% 3
East Midlands +29 9 £360 - 4
SpecFlow
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 England region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 261 (82.59%) C#
2 230 (72.78%) Test Automation
3 210 (66.46%) Agile Software Development
4 187 (59.18%) Selenium
5 146 (46.20%) .NET
6 140 (44.30%) BDD
7 133 (42.09%) SQL
8 130 (41.14%) Azure
9 103 (32.59%) QA
10 80 (25.32%) Cucumber
11 76 (24.05%) TDD
12 71 (22.47%) Scrum
13 66 (20.89%) DevOps
14 59 (18.67%) SQL Server
15 55 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
16 52 (16.46%) Git (software)
16 52 (16.46%) WebDriver
16 52 (16.46%) Java
16 52 (16.46%) Microsoft
17 50 (15.82%) Web Services
18 48 (15.19%) Visual Studio
18 48 (15.19%) Finance
19 45 (14.24%) .NET Core
20 43 (13.61%) SDET
20 43 (13.61%) Visual Studio Team System
21 42 (13.29%) NUnit
22 40 (12.66%) Gherkin
23 38 (12.03%) Manual Testing
24 37 (11.71%) JIRA
24 37 (11.71%) JMeter

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 27 (8.54%) Confluence
2 11 (3.48%) Umbraco
3 5 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.58%) IIS
4 4 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.95%) Drupal
5 3 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 130 (41.14%) Azure
2 22 (6.96%) PaaS
3 20 (6.33%) AWS
4 19 (6.01%) GitHub
5 10 (3.16%) GCP
6 8 (2.53%) SaaS
7 7 (2.22%) BrowserStack
8 6 (1.90%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.58%) IaaS
9 5 (1.58%) Trello
10 3 (0.95%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.63%) Loggly
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.32%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.32%) Route 53
12 1 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
12 1 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.01%) AMQP
2 7 (2.22%) HTTP
3 3 (0.95%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.95%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.32%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.49%) NoSQL
3 19 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (5.70%) Redis
5 15 (4.75%) Cosmos DB
6 14 (4.43%) Azure SQL Database
7 13 (4.11%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.22%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.90%) GIS
10 6 (1.90%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.90%) SSDT
11 5 (1.58%) Big Data
12 4 (1.27%) MySQL
12 4 (1.27%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 187 (59.18%) Selenium
2 80 (25.32%) Cucumber
3 52 (16.46%) Git (software)
3 52 (16.46%) WebDriver
4 48 (15.19%) Visual Studio
5 43 (13.61%) Visual Studio Team System
6 42 (13.29%) NUnit
7 37 (11.71%) JIRA
7 37 (11.71%) JMeter
7 37 (11.71%) SoapUI
8 36 (11.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (11.39%) TeamCity
9 33 (10.44%) Jenkins
10 17 (5.38%) LoadRunner
10 17 (5.38%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (4.75%) MSTest
12 12 (3.80%) Jasmine
13 11 (3.48%) Babel
13 11 (3.48%) Mocha
13 11 (3.48%) webpack
General
1 48 (15.19%) Finance
2 9 (2.85%) Front Office
3 8 (2.53%) Banking
3 8 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.58%) Public Sector
4 5 (1.58%) Retail
4 5 (1.58%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.95%) Law
6 2 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (30.38%) Developer
2 73 (23.10%) Tester
3 51 (16.14%) .NET Developer
4 49 (15.51%) Automation Tester
5 41 (12.97%) Test Engineer
6 40 (12.66%) C# Developer
7 35 (11.08%) C# .NET Developer
8 33 (10.44%) Test Automation Engineer
9 31 (9.81%) Analyst
10 27 (8.54%) Test Analyst
11 18 (5.70%) F# Developer
11 18 (5.70%) NoSQL Developer
11 18 (5.70%) QA Engineer
12 16 (5.06%) Automation Test Analyst
13 15 (4.75%) Developer in Test
14 13 (4.11%) QA Tester
14 13 (4.11%) Selenium Tester
14 13 (4.11%) Senior .NET Developer
14 13 (4.11%) Senior Developer
14 13 (4.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (46.20%) .NET
2 50 (15.82%) Web Services
3 45 (14.24%) .NET Core
4 40 (12.66%) Gherkin
5 37 (11.71%) SOAP
6 33 (10.44%) REST
7 29 (9.18%) ASP.NET
8 28 (8.86%) .NET Framework
8 28 (8.86%) ASP.NET Web API
9 26 (8.23%) RESTful
10 23 (7.28%) XML
11 21 (6.65%) Middleware
12 20 (6.33%) FIX Protocol
12 20 (6.33%) Kafka
12 20 (6.33%) RabbitMQ
12 20 (6.33%) Swagger
13 19 (6.01%) Reactive Extensions
14 18 (5.70%) Apache Avro
14 18 (5.70%) Protocol Buffers
15 16 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.54%) Derivative
2 25 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.85%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.53%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.58%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.27%) Equities
7 4 (1.27%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.95%) Life Science
8 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.63%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.63%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.63%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (0.63%) User Experience
10 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.85%) Windows
2 6 (1.90%) Android
2 6 (1.90%) Linux
3 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (0.95%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.63%) Unix
4 2 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (72.78%) Test Automation
2 210 (66.46%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (44.30%) BDD
4 76 (24.05%) TDD
5 71 (22.47%) Scrum
6 66 (20.89%) DevOps
7 55 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (13.61%) SDET
9 38 (12.03%) Manual Testing
10 35 (11.08%) SDLC
11 32 (10.13%) Integration Testing
12 30 (9.49%) Test Strategy
13 29 (9.18%) Software Testing
14 28 (8.86%) API Testing
14 28 (8.86%) Microservices
15 27 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (8.23%) MVC
17 24 (7.59%) Kanban
17 24 (7.59%) Performance Testing
17 24 (7.59%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 261 (82.59%) C#
2 133 (42.09%) SQL
3 52 (16.46%) Java
4 26 (8.23%) C++
5 24 (7.59%) JavaScript
6 21 (6.65%) F#
7 18 (5.70%) Python
8 13 (4.11%) PowerShell
9 10 (3.16%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.85%) Go
11 7 (2.22%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.27%) PHP
13 2 (0.63%) C
13 2 (0.63%) Ruby
14 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (8.86%) ISTQB
2 27 (8.54%) ISEB
3 20 (6.33%) Degree
4 12 (3.80%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (32.59%) QA
2 4 (1.27%) GDPR
3 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (9.18%) Docker
2 4 (1.27%) vSphere
3 2 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (5.70%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.22%) Ansible
3 6 (1.90%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (1.90%) Kibana
4 5 (1.58%) HP ALM
4 5 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.27%) Puppet
6 2 (0.63%) MIIS
7 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.32%) rkt
7 1 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.59%) Oracle
3 13 (4.11%) Google
4 11 (3.48%) Atlassian
4 11 (3.48%) HP
5 9 (2.85%) Splunk
6 8 (2.53%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 7 (2.22%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.27%) New Relic
9 3 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.95%) Software AG
9 3 (0.95%) VMware
9 3 (0.95%) webMethods
10 2 (0.63%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.32%) Informatica
11 1 (0.32%) SAP