Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 476 553 474
Rank change year-on-year +77 -79 +77
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 408 323 436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.33% 2.00% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 227 337
England median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £302 £285 £300
90th Percentile £588 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +24.09% -
10th Percentile £46.25 £41.25 £24.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £38.75
UK 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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17533 16135 15014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.80% 16.57% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12283 10943 10092
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £280
90th Percentile £605 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 231 286
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £26.15 £23.88
90th Percentile £59.88 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
London +58 223 £450 +9.09% 17
South East -28 70 £406 +8.13% 7
Midlands +57 48 £325 -7.14% 5
West Midlands +50 40 £301 -14.00% 2
North of England +74 28 £340 -15.00% 12
South West +11 27 £350 -3.45% 4
North West +36 20 £340 -20.00% 5
East of England -28 12 £450 +20.00% 3
Yorkshire +26 8 £353 +8.46% 7
East Midlands - 8 £375 - 3
SpecFlow
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 England region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 298 (73.04%) C#
2 266 (65.20%) BDD
3 265 (64.95%) Agile Software Development
4 240 (58.82%) .NET
5 232 (56.86%) Test Automation
6 176 (43.14%) Selenium
7 162 (39.71%) TDD
8 118 (28.92%) JavaScript
9 114 (27.94%) Microsoft
10 108 (26.47%) SQL
11 105 (25.74%) QA
12 102 (25.00%) Cucumber
13 101 (24.75%) SQL Server
14 100 (24.51%) Java
15 98 (24.02%) TeamCity
16 92 (22.55%) Continuous Integration
17 83 (20.34%) Git (software)
18 82 (20.10%) NUnit
19 79 (19.36%) Finance
20 78 (19.12%) AngularJS
21 75 (18.38%) Microsoft Azure
22 74 (18.14%) Scrum
23 72 (17.65%) Web Services
24 65 (15.93%) Team Foundation Server
25 64 (15.69%) React
26 63 (15.44%) WebDriver
27 61 (14.95%) NoSQL
27 61 (14.95%) ASP.NET Web API
27 61 (14.95%) Jenkins
27 61 (14.95%) Greenfield Project

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 28 (6.86%) NServiceBus
2 13 (3.19%) Confluence
3 6 (1.47%) CMS
4 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.49%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.98%) Mingle
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (2.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.74%) Endur
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 75 (18.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.92%) npm
2 16 (3.92%) Yarn
3 14 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (1.23%) BlazeMeter
5 5 (1.23%) BrowserStack
5 5 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.23%) PaaS
5 5 (1.23%) Serverless
6 4 (0.98%) IaaS
7 2 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.25%) GitHub
8 1 (0.25%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.66%) PuTTY
1 19 (4.66%) WinSCP
2 11 (2.70%) Internet
3 3 (0.74%) DSL
4 2 (0.49%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.49%) Skype
4 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.25%) Extranet
5 1 (0.25%) Intranet
5 1 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (24.75%) SQL Server
2 61 (14.95%) NoSQL
3 38 (9.31%) MongoDB
4 23 (5.64%) RavenDB
5 20 (4.90%) Oracle Database
5 20 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (4.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (4.41%) Oracle Database 10g
7 18 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (4.41%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (2.70%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.45%) Big Data
9 10 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.98%) GIS
13 4 (0.98%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 176 (43.14%) Selenium
2 102 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 98 (24.02%) TeamCity
4 83 (20.34%) Git (software)
5 82 (20.10%) NUnit
6 65 (15.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 63 (15.44%) WebDriver
8 61 (14.95%) Jenkins
9 54 (13.24%) JIRA
10 50 (12.25%) SoapUI
11 45 (11.03%) Octopus Deploy
11 45 (11.03%) Visual Studio
12 39 (9.56%) Subversion
13 34 (8.33%) HP UFT
14 30 (7.35%) JMeter
15 28 (6.86%) Ant
15 28 (6.86%) TestNG
16 26 (6.37%) Eclipse
17 23 (5.64%) Maven
18 21 (5.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 79 (19.36%) Finance
2 32 (7.84%) Banking
2 32 (7.84%) Retail
3 12 (2.94%) Front Office
4 11 (2.70%) Law
4 11 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.47%) Electronics
6 6 (1.47%) Marketing
6 6 (1.47%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.23%) Back Office
8 3 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.49%) Advertising
9 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.49%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 205 (50.25%) Developer
2 99 (24.26%) C# Developer
3 92 (22.55%) .NET Developer
4 67 (16.42%) Analyst
5 66 (16.18%) Tester
6 57 (13.97%) Test Analyst
7 53 (12.99%) C# .NET Developer
8 51 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
9 43 (10.54%) Automation Tester
10 38 (9.31%) Test Engineer
11 34 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
12 33 (8.09%) Developer in Test
13 31 (7.60%) Test Automation Engineer
14 25 (6.13%) Software Developer
15 23 (5.64%) Agile Developer
15 23 (5.64%) Java Developer
16 22 (5.39%) Azure Developer
17 21 (5.15%) Agile .NET Developer
17 21 (5.15%) Angular Developer
17 21 (5.15%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (58.82%) .NET
2 78 (19.12%) AngularJS
3 72 (17.65%) Web Services
4 64 (15.69%) React
5 61 (14.95%) ASP.NET Web API
6 57 (13.97%) Gherkin
7 41 (10.05%) ASP.NET
7 41 (10.05%) HTML
8 40 (9.80%) .NET Framework
8 40 (9.80%) Redux
9 33 (8.09%) RabbitMQ
10 31 (7.60%) Angular 2
10 31 (7.60%) RESTful
11 28 (6.86%) SignalR
11 28 (6.86%) WebSockets
12 27 (6.62%) REST
13 26 (6.37%) HTML5
13 26 (6.37%) Kafka
13 26 (6.37%) Reactive Extensions
13 26 (6.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (14.95%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (6.13%) Hedge funds
3 14 (3.43%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.19%) User Experience
5 5 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.23%) Fintech
5 5 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (1.23%) RIA
6 4 (0.98%) Credit Risk
6 4 (0.98%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.49%) Clustering
7 2 (0.49%) NHS
8 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.25%) W3C
8 1 (0.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.86%) Windows
2 21 (5.15%) Linux
3 17 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 17 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (3.43%) Android
4 14 (3.43%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.49%) Unix
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (65.20%) BDD
2 265 (64.95%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (56.86%) Test Automation
4 162 (39.71%) TDD
5 92 (22.55%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (18.14%) Scrum
7 59 (14.46%) OO
8 58 (14.22%) Performance Testing
9 44 (10.78%) SOLID
10 43 (10.54%) Acceptance Criteria
10 43 (10.54%) Test Strategy
11 42 (10.29%) Test Scripting
12 40 (9.80%) E-Commerce
13 39 (9.56%) Unit Testing
14 37 (9.07%) MVC
15 34 (8.33%) API Testing
15 34 (8.33%) SDET
16 32 (7.84%) CQRS
17 31 (7.60%) Software Engineering
18 28 (6.86%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 298 (73.04%) C#
2 118 (28.92%) JavaScript
3 108 (26.47%) SQL
4 100 (24.51%) Java
5 26 (6.37%) F#
6 24 (5.88%) TypeScript
7 21 (5.15%) T-SQL
8 20 (4.90%) PowerShell
9 19 (4.66%) Perl
10 18 (4.41%) Ruby
11 17 (4.17%) VBA
12 12 (2.94%) Python
13 11 (2.70%) Shell Script
13 11 (2.70%) VBScript
14 10 (2.45%) PL/SQL
14 10 (2.45%) VB.NET
15 9 (2.21%) ES6
16 8 (1.96%) Groovy
17 5 (1.23%) Apple Swift
17 5 (1.23%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (7.35%) ISEB
2 21 (5.15%) ISTQB
3 20 (4.90%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.41%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.43%) Degree
6 13 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.49%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (25.74%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 17 (4.17%) vSphere
2 11 (2.70%) Docker
3 4 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.49%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (2.70%) Control-M
2 5 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.98%) vRealize
4 2 (0.49%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 114 (27.94%) Microsoft
2 35 (8.58%) Oracle
3 24 (5.88%) HP
4 19 (4.66%) VMware
5 17 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 13 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (3.19%) Software AG
6 13 (3.19%) webMethods
7 10 (2.45%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.72%) SAP
9 6 (1.47%) Charles River
10 5 (1.23%) Google
11 4 (0.98%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.98%) ESRI
11 4 (0.98%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.74%) OpenLink
12 3 (0.74%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.49%) Sencha
13 2 (0.49%) WSO2
14 1 (0.25%) WorldPay