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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 393 456 467
Rank change year-on-year +63 +11  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 177 159 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.44% 2.21% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 108 74
Median daily rate £409 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £370 £320
% change year-on-year -3.71% +15.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.38% -  

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 7240 7179 6439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.47% 14.63% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4876 4821 4173
Median daily rate £447 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 170 125
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +12.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £49.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +10 68 £475 +11.76% 36
South West +30 40 £350 -3.44% 4
South East +23 28 £400 +6.66% 9
West Midlands +24 12 £345 -1.42%
East of England -4 9 £475 +53.22% 10
Yorkshire +23 7 £325 -4.41% 1
North West +11 6 £355 -4.05% 5
East Midlands -2 3 - - 4
North East - 3 £300 -
SpecFlow
UK

SpecFlow
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 255 (80.44%) C#
2 239 (75.39%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (66.25%) BDD
4 206 (64.98%) Selenium
5 169 (53.31%) .NET
6 125 (39.43%) TDD
7 103 (32.49%) SQL
8 88 (27.76%) Test Automation
9 85 (26.81%) Scrum
9 85 (26.81%) SQL Server
9 85 (26.81%) WebDriver
10 82 (25.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 79 (24.92%) Microsoft
12 77 (24.29%) QA
13 76 (23.97%) Continuous Integration
13 76 (23.97%) JavaScript
14 66 (20.82%) Cucumber
15 59 (18.61%) Git (software)
16 55 (17.35%) Gherkin
17 53 (16.72%) NUnit
18 52 (16.40%) TeamCity
18 52 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
19 51 (16.09%) Automated Testing
20 49 (15.46%) Finance
21 48 (15.14%) Oracle
22 47 (14.83%) Test Strategy
22 47 (14.83%) Automation Testing
23 46 (14.51%) ASP.NET
24 45 (14.20%) Web Services
24 45 (14.20%) Test Scripting

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 13 (4.10%) IIS
2 11 (3.47%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.52%) NServiceBus
4 4 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.95%) CMS
5 3 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.63%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.32%) Confluence
7 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (5.68%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.32%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.32%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 52 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.21%) PaaS
4 4 (1.26%) IaaS
5 3 (0.95%) GitHub
6 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.32%) Asana
7 1 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.05%) AMQP
2 14 (4.42%) PuTTY
2 14 (4.42%) WinSCP
3 5 (1.58%) LDAP
3 5 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.26%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.63%) DNS
5 2 (0.63%) HTTP
5 2 (0.63%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (26.81%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (7.89%) NoSQL
4 19 (5.99%) Oracle Database
5 18 (5.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (5.36%) Azure SQL Database
6 17 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (4.42%) Oracle Database 10g
7 14 (4.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (2.84%) MongoDB
9 7 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (1.58%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.26%) Big Data
12 4 (1.26%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.26%) Neo4j
12 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 206 (64.98%) Selenium
2 85 (26.81%) WebDriver
3 82 (25.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 66 (20.82%) Cucumber
5 59 (18.61%) Git (software)
6 53 (16.72%) NUnit
7 52 (16.40%) TeamCity
8 34 (10.73%) HP UFT
9 33 (10.41%) Jenkins
9 33 (10.41%) Visual Studio
10 31 (9.78%) JIRA
11 28 (8.83%) Subversion
12 27 (8.52%) MSTest
13 26 (8.20%) SoapUI
14 21 (6.62%) Protractor
15 16 (5.05%) Oracle APEX
16 12 (3.79%) LoadRunner
16 12 (3.79%) TestNG
17 11 (3.47%) Moq
17 11 (3.47%) WATIR
General
1 49 (15.46%) Finance
2 10 (3.15%) Banking
3 9 (2.84%) Marketing
4 8 (2.52%) Publishing
5 6 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.58%) Electronics
6 5 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.26%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Back Office
8 2 (0.63%) Front Office
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Retail
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (33.12%) Developer
2 86 (27.13%) Tester
3 68 (21.45%) Automation Tester
4 56 (17.67%) C# Developer
5 48 (15.14%) Analyst
6 41 (12.93%) Test Analyst
7 39 (12.30%) .NET Developer
8 31 (9.78%) Test Engineer
9 30 (9.46%) Developer in Test
10 29 (9.15%) Automation Test Analyst
11 23 (7.26%) Test Automation Engineer
12 19 (5.99%) Selenium Tester
13 18 (5.68%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 16 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
15 14 (4.42%) Angular Developer
15 14 (4.42%) C# WPF Developer
15 14 (4.42%) WPF Developer
16 13 (4.10%) ASP.NET Developer
16 13 (4.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 12 (3.79%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (53.31%) .NET
2 55 (17.35%) Gherkin
3 46 (14.51%) ASP.NET
4 45 (14.20%) Web Services
5 41 (12.93%) AngularJS
6 39 (12.30%) .NET Framework
7 37 (11.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 33 (10.41%) XML
9 29 (9.15%) HTML
10 25 (7.89%) React
11 24 (7.57%) WPF
12 23 (7.26%) CSS
12 23 (7.26%) RESTful
12 23 (7.26%) SignalR
13 22 (6.94%) SOAP
14 20 (6.31%) NancyFx
14 20 (6.31%) Reactive Extensions
14 20 (6.31%) WCF
15 19 (5.99%) jQuery
15 19 (5.99%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.62%) Fintech
2 10 (3.15%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.58%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.26%) NHS
7 3 (0.95%) Contactless
7 3 (0.95%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.95%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.95%) User Experience
8 2 (0.63%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.63%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.32%) BBC
9 1 (0.32%) Blog
9 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.32%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.32%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.83%) Windows
2 17 (5.36%) Linux
3 14 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (4.10%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.15%) Android
5 10 (3.15%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.58%) Unix
7 3 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (75.39%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (66.25%) BDD
3 125 (39.43%) TDD
4 88 (27.76%) Test Automation
5 85 (26.81%) Scrum
6 76 (23.97%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (16.09%) Automated Testing
8 47 (14.83%) Automation Testing
8 47 (14.83%) Test Strategy
9 45 (14.20%) Test Scripting
10 44 (13.88%) MVVM
10 44 (13.88%) Regression Testing
11 35 (11.04%) Defect Tracking
12 34 (10.73%) Kanban
12 34 (10.73%) MVC
13 33 (10.41%) E-Commerce
14 31 (9.78%) Exploratory Testing
14 31 (9.78%) Software Testing
15 30 (9.46%) DevOps
16 26 (8.20%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 255 (80.44%) C#
2 103 (32.49%) SQL
3 76 (23.97%) JavaScript
4 40 (12.62%) Java
5 37 (11.67%) F#
6 27 (8.52%) T-SQL
7 24 (7.57%) Ruby
8 19 (5.99%) PowerShell
9 12 (3.79%) VBScript
10 11 (3.47%) TypeScript
11 10 (3.15%) VB
12 8 (2.52%) Python
13 6 (1.89%) ES6
13 6 (1.89%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.58%) C++
14 5 (1.58%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.26%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.26%) Perl
16 2 (0.63%) C
17 1 (0.32%) Go
Qualifications
1 44 (13.88%) Security Cleared
2 40 (12.62%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.26%) ISEB
4 15 (4.73%) ISTQB
4 15 (4.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.52%) Degree
6 6 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.95%) HNC
8 1 (0.32%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (24.29%) QA
2 26 (8.20%) SDET
3 4 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.95%) MiFID
5 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (4.10%) vSphere
2 7 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.89%) Terminal Services
4 5 (1.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (4.10%) vRealize
2 7 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.63%) Ansible
3 2 (0.63%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 79 (24.92%) Microsoft
2 48 (15.14%) Oracle
3 28 (8.83%) HP
4 14 (4.42%) Red Hat
5 13 (4.10%) VMware
6 9 (2.84%) Sencha
7 8 (2.52%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.89%) SAP
9 5 (1.58%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.63%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.63%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.63%) New Relic
11 1 (0.32%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.32%) CODA
11 1 (0.32%) Informatica
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Norwich, Norfolk
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Think IT Recruitment Limted
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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Proactive Appointments
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Eames Consulting
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £410.00 per day
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