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 3 months to 27 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
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 420 458 468
Rank change year-on-year +38 +10  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 182 166 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.38% 2.13% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 125 129
Median daily rate £432 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £314 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £519 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -  
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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7654 7779 6772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.70% 15.69% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5234 5421 4527
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 125 102
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.35 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +13.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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
London +47 112 £450 +7.78% 31
South East -19 18 £375 - 9
South West +7 14 £355 -21.11% 7
West Midlands +28 12 £215 -38.57% 1
East of England 0 10 £375 +50.00% 5
North West +10 8 £345 -18.82% 2
East Midlands -3 4 £375 +19.52% 3
Yorkshire +32 3 £350 +7.69% 4
North East - 1 £463 -
SpecFlow
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 270 (75.21%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (74.37%) C#
3 232 (64.62%) BDD
4 228 (63.51%) Test Automation
5 208 (57.94%) .NET
6 166 (46.24%) Selenium
7 155 (43.18%) TDD
8 115 (32.03%) JavaScript
9 113 (31.48%) SQL
10 103 (28.69%) TeamCity
11 102 (28.41%) Microsoft
12 99 (27.58%) Continuous Integration
13 96 (26.74%) SQL Server
13 96 (26.74%) Scrum
14 94 (26.18%) QA
15 79 (22.01%) AngularJS
16 77 (21.45%) Jenkins
17 72 (20.06%) Finance
18 68 (18.94%) Gherkin
19 66 (18.38%) Team Foundation Server
19 66 (18.38%) Web Services
20 65 (18.11%) Git (software)
21 64 (17.83%) Java
22 62 (17.27%) Cucumber
23 59 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
24 57 (15.88%) NUnit
25 56 (15.60%) WebDriver
26 54 (15.04%) NoSQL
27 50 (13.93%) Regression Testing
27 50 (13.93%) ASP.NET

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 18 (5.01%) NServiceBus
2 15 (4.18%) IIS
3 13 (3.62%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.79%) CMS
5 7 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.11%) Confluence
7 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.56%) Apache
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.28%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (2.79%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.28%) Endur
4 1 (0.28%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Sonata
4 1 (0.28%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 59 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.51%) PaaS
4 5 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.39%) IaaS
5 3 (0.84%) GitHub
6 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.28%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.57%) PuTTY
1 20 (5.57%) WinSCP
2 8 (2.23%) AMQP
3 5 (1.39%) LDAP
4 4 (1.11%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.11%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.84%) HTTP
5 3 (0.84%) Internet
6 2 (0.56%) DNS
6 2 (0.56%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (26.74%) SQL Server
2 54 (15.04%) NoSQL
3 31 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (8.08%) Oracle Database
5 27 (7.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 27 (7.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (5.85%) RavenDB
7 20 (5.57%) MongoDB
7 20 (5.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 19 (5.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (4.46%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (2.51%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.67%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (1.11%) Big Data
13 4 (1.11%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 166 (46.24%) Selenium
2 103 (28.69%) TeamCity
3 77 (21.45%) Jenkins
4 66 (18.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 65 (18.11%) Git (software)
6 62 (17.27%) Cucumber
7 57 (15.88%) NUnit
8 56 (15.60%) WebDriver
9 43 (11.98%) Visual Studio
10 40 (11.14%) JIRA
11 38 (10.58%) Octopus Deploy
12 35 (9.75%) Subversion
13 30 (8.36%) HP UFT
14 26 (7.24%) Protractor
15 22 (6.13%) SoapUI
16 20 (5.57%) Oracle APEX
17 16 (4.46%) Calabash
17 16 (4.46%) TestNG
18 15 (4.18%) MSTest
19 14 (3.90%) Ant
General
1 72 (20.06%) Finance
2 26 (7.24%) Banking
3 12 (3.34%) Retail
4 5 (1.39%) Marketing
4 5 (1.39%) Publishing
5 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.11%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.84%) Advertising
6 3 (0.84%) Prime Brokerage
7 2 (0.56%) Electronics
7 2 (0.56%) Front Office
7 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 167 (46.52%) Developer
2 74 (20.61%) .NET Developer
3 71 (19.78%) C# Developer
4 60 (16.71%) Analyst
5 58 (16.16%) Tester
6 46 (12.81%) Automation Tester
7 43 (11.98%) Full Stack Developer
7 43 (11.98%) Test Analyst
8 34 (9.47%) C# .NET Developer
8 34 (9.47%) Developer in Test
9 32 (8.91%) Automation Test Analyst
10 24 (6.69%) Angular Developer
11 23 (6.41%) Test Engineer
12 19 (5.29%) JavaScript Developer
13 17 (4.74%) Senior Developer
14 16 (4.46%) Agile Test Analyst
15 14 (3.90%) Software Developer
15 14 (3.90%) Test Automation Engineer
15 14 (3.90%) UI Developer
15 14 (3.90%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (57.94%) .NET
2 79 (22.01%) AngularJS
3 68 (18.94%) Gherkin
4 66 (18.38%) Web Services
5 50 (13.93%) ASP.NET
6 49 (13.65%) HTML
7 47 (13.09%) React
8 41 (11.42%) .NET Framework
8 41 (11.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 37 (10.31%) XML
10 35 (9.75%) HTML5
11 32 (8.91%) CSS
12 31 (8.64%) jQuery
13 29 (8.08%) SignalR
14 27 (7.52%) Angular 2
15 26 (7.24%) Redux
16 25 (6.96%) RESTful
17 24 (6.69%) Entity Framework
17 24 (6.69%) WebSockets
18 23 (6.41%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.70%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.01%) Mobile App
3 16 (4.46%) Hedge funds
4 15 (4.18%) Fintech
5 8 (2.23%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.39%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.11%) Market Risk
7 4 (1.11%) NHS
8 3 (0.84%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.84%) Blog
8 3 (0.84%) Contactless
8 3 (0.84%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.84%) Equities
8 3 (0.84%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.84%) User Experience
9 2 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.47%) Windows
2 24 (6.69%) Linux
3 22 (6.13%) Windows Server
4 20 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (4.46%) Android
6 16 (4.46%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.56%) Unix
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (75.21%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (64.62%) BDD
3 228 (63.51%) Test Automation
4 155 (43.18%) TDD
5 99 (27.58%) Continuous Integration
6 96 (26.74%) Scrum
7 50 (13.93%) Regression Testing
8 49 (13.65%) OO
9 45 (12.53%) MVC
10 43 (11.98%) Test Scripting
11 40 (11.14%) Exploratory Testing
12 39 (10.86%) Test Strategy
13 38 (10.58%) SOLID
14 37 (10.31%) DevOps
15 35 (9.75%) E-Commerce
15 35 (9.75%) Pair Programming
16 33 (9.19%) MVVM
16 33 (9.19%) SDET
17 30 (8.36%) Integration Testing
18 27 (7.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 267 (74.37%) C#
2 115 (32.03%) JavaScript
3 113 (31.48%) SQL
4 64 (17.83%) Java
5 32 (8.91%) F#
6 20 (5.57%) PowerShell
7 18 (5.01%) TypeScript
8 16 (4.46%) Ruby
9 14 (3.90%) Python
9 14 (3.90%) T-SQL
10 13 (3.62%) VB
11 12 (3.34%) Shell Script
12 11 (3.06%) ES6
13 10 (2.79%) VBScript
14 8 (2.23%) C++
15 6 (1.67%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.39%) C
17 3 (0.84%) ECMAScript
18 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 30 (8.36%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.52%) ISEB
4 19 (5.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (4.46%) ISTQB
6 12 (3.34%) Degree
7 10 (2.79%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.84%) HNC
9 2 (0.56%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.28%) HND
10 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (26.18%) QA
2 9 (2.51%) MiFID
3 3 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (5.57%) vSphere
2 13 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.67%) Terminal Services
4 5 (1.39%) Docker
5 4 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.56%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (5.29%) vRealize
2 7 (1.95%) Control-M
3 3 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.56%) Kibana
5 1 (0.28%) Ansible
5 1 (0.28%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.28%) logstash
5 1 (0.28%) Packer
5 1 (0.28%) Puppet
5 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 102 (28.41%) Microsoft
2 43 (11.98%) Oracle
3 26 (7.24%) HP
4 21 (5.85%) VMware
5 20 (5.57%) Red Hat
6 15 (4.18%) Xamarin
7 10 (2.79%) Sencha
8 9 (2.51%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.67%) Google
10 4 (1.11%) IBM
10 4 (1.11%) New Relic
11 3 (0.84%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.84%) Infragistics
11 3 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.84%) SAP
12 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.28%) CODA
12 1 (0.28%) ESRI
12 1 (0.28%) Informatica
12 1 (0.28%) Sage
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £235 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago