Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 504 414 465
Rank change year-on-year -90 +51 -23
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 262 83 331
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.30% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.16% 1.69% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 60 273
10th Percentile £358 £306 £363
25th Percentile £413 £368 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £421 £450
Median % change year-on-year +18.76% -6.44% +1.12%
75th Percentile £575 £488 £506
90th Percentile £600 £530 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £421 £444
% change year-on-year +18.76% -5.13% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £65.00
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - £65.00

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 12,149 4,925 13,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.91% 18.01% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,365 3,461 9,204
10th Percentile £363 £315 £328
25th Percentile £438 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £645
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 72 151
10th Percentile £25.60 £30.00 £20.00
25th Percentile £41.25 £41.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62.15 £53.81 £52.50
90th Percentile £70.22 £61.25 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in England

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SpecFlow in England.

Daily rate trend for SpecFlow in England

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SpecFlow in England over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in England

SpecFlow
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SpecFlow in England.

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 25 October 2021. 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 -94 119 £525 +6.06% 26
South East -59 57 £500 +25.00% 17
North of England -39 50 £425 -16.67% 18
Yorkshire -26 25 £419 +1.82% 12
North West -34 23 £445 -14.42% 5
North East -4 4 £465 - 1
South West -57 4 £525 +26.35% 4
West Midlands -66 4 £381 +45.24% 8
Midlands -81 4 £381 +44.82% 12
East of England -57 2 - - 1
SpecFlow
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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.

1 195 (74.43%) C#
2 191 (72.90%) Test Automation
3 184 (70.23%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (56.49%) DevOps
5 141 (53.82%) Selenium
6 134 (51.15%) Azure
7 121 (46.18%) .NET
8 104 (39.69%) BDD
9 92 (35.11%) SQL
10 90 (34.35%) Software Testing
11 73 (27.86%) Scrum
12 72 (27.48%) .NET Framework
13 70 (26.72%) Gherkin
14 64 (24.43%) Git (software)
15 63 (24.05%) Cucumber
16 62 (23.66%) SDET
17 59 (22.52%) TDD
18 57 (21.76%) QA
18 57 (21.76%) REST
19 56 (21.37%) Postman
20 50 (19.08%) Social Skills
21 48 (18.32%) JIRA
21 48 (18.32%) JMeter
22 47 (17.94%) SQL Server
22 47 (17.94%) Microsoft
23 46 (17.56%) WebDriver
24 44 (16.79%) Java
25 42 (16.03%) .NET Core
26 41 (15.65%) Docker
26 41 (15.65%) SDLC

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 26 (9.92%) Confluence
2 4 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Mingle
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.15%) Endur
2 1 (0.38%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 134 (51.15%) Azure
2 23 (8.78%) GitHub
3 17 (6.49%) AWS
3 17 (6.49%) Dynamics 365
4 15 (5.73%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (5.34%) NuGet
6 12 (4.58%) Datadog
7 10 (3.82%) BrowserStack
7 10 (3.82%) PaaS
7 10 (3.82%) Serverless
8 9 (3.44%) Sauce Labs
9 7 (2.67%) Azure Service Bus
9 7 (2.67%) GCP
10 6 (2.29%) Azure Logic Apps
10 6 (2.29%) Power Platform
11 5 (1.91%) Google Analytics
12 4 (1.53%) OpenShift
12 4 (1.53%) PowerApps
12 4 (1.53%) Slack
13 3 (1.15%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.96%) HTTP
2 3 (1.15%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.94%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.44%) Data Lake
4 8 (3.05%) MySQL
5 7 (2.67%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.29%) BigQuery
6 6 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.53%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.53%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.15%) Data Vault
8 3 (1.15%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.76%) Power BI
10 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 141 (53.82%) Selenium
2 64 (24.43%) Git (software)
3 63 (24.05%) Cucumber
4 56 (21.37%) Postman
5 48 (18.32%) JIRA
5 48 (18.32%) JMeter
6 46 (17.56%) WebDriver
7 41 (15.65%) TeamCity
8 38 (14.50%) NUnit
9 37 (14.12%) Jenkins
10 35 (13.36%) Octopus Deploy
11 24 (9.16%) Moq
12 20 (7.63%) Travis CI
12 20 (7.63%) Visual Studio
13 19 (7.25%) Appium
14 18 (6.87%) Bitbucket
14 18 (6.87%) SoapUI
15 16 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (4.58%) JUnit
16 12 (4.58%) TestNG
General
1 50 (19.08%) Social Skills
2 40 (15.27%) Finance
3 29 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.73%) Banking
5 11 (4.20%) Marketing
6 9 (3.44%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.15%) Games
9 2 (0.76%) Front Office
10 1 (0.38%) Electronics
10 1 (0.38%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 104 (39.69%) Developer
2 48 (18.32%) Test Engineer
3 40 (15.27%) Developer in Test
4 35 (13.36%) Software Developer
4 35 (13.36%) Tester
5 30 (11.45%) Test Automation Engineer
6 29 (11.07%) .NET Developer
7 28 (10.69%) Analyst
8 27 (10.31%) Automation Tester
9 26 (9.92%) Test Analyst
10 17 (6.49%) Xamarin Developer
11 15 (5.73%) Test Leader
12 14 (5.34%) Automation Test Lead
12 14 (5.34%) C# Developer
13 12 (4.58%) Test Automation Developer
14 11 (4.20%) Azure DevOps
14 11 (4.20%) QA Engineer
15 9 (3.44%) C# Software Developer
16 8 (3.05%) Full Stack Developer
17 7 (2.67%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (46.18%) .NET
2 72 (27.48%) .NET Framework
3 70 (26.72%) Gherkin
4 57 (21.76%) REST
5 42 (16.03%) .NET Core
6 28 (10.69%) ASP.NET
6 28 (10.69%) Entity Framework
7 21 (8.02%) React
8 20 (7.63%) ASP.NET Core
8 20 (7.63%) HTML
8 20 (7.63%) RESTful
8 20 (7.63%) Web Services
9 18 (6.87%) RabbitMQ
10 16 (6.11%) Middleware
11 15 (5.73%) CSS
12 14 (5.34%) AngularJS
13 13 (4.96%) JSON
14 12 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (3.82%) SOAP
15 10 (3.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.34%) Data Structures
2 12 (4.58%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.05%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.53%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.76%) Blog
8 2 (0.76%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.76%) NHS
8 2 (0.76%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.38%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.38%) Legacy Systems
9 1 (0.38%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.38%) Replication
9 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.29%) Windows
2 5 (1.91%) Linux
2 5 (1.91%) Unix
3 2 (0.76%) Android
4 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (72.90%) Test Automation
2 184 (70.23%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (56.49%) DevOps
4 104 (39.69%) BDD
5 90 (34.35%) Software Testing
6 73 (27.86%) Scrum
7 62 (23.66%) SDET
8 59 (22.52%) TDD
9 41 (15.65%) SDLC
10 40 (15.27%) API Testing
11 37 (14.12%) Test Strategy
12 33 (12.60%) Microservices
13 31 (11.83%) Performance Testing
14 29 (11.07%) Exploratory Testing
15 26 (9.92%) Acceptance Criteria
15 26 (9.92%) Test Scripting
16 23 (8.78%) Regression Testing
17 22 (8.40%) API Design
17 22 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (8.40%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 195 (74.43%) C#
2 92 (35.11%) SQL
3 44 (16.79%) Java
4 36 (13.74%) JavaScript
5 27 (10.31%) TypeScript
6 20 (7.63%) Python
7 15 (5.73%) XAML
8 12 (4.58%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.53%) Groovy
9 4 (1.53%) Ruby
9 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.15%) C++
10 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.15%) VBScript
11 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.38%) Go
11 1 (0.38%) Scala
11 1 (0.38%) VB
11 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (12.60%) ISTQB
2 25 (9.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (8.40%) Security Cleared
4 18 (6.87%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.58%) Degree
6 6 (2.29%) ISEB
7 5 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (21.76%) QA
2 17 (6.49%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.38%) IFRS
3 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 41 (15.65%) Docker
2 3 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (10.31%) Kubernetes
2 16 (6.11%) Terraform
3 10 (3.82%) Ansible
4 3 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 47 (17.94%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.92%) Xamarin
3 8 (3.05%) Splunk
4 6 (2.29%) Google
5 5 (1.91%) HP
5 5 (1.91%) IBM
6 4 (1.53%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.53%) Databricks
7 3 (1.15%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.15%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.76%) Brio
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle
9 1 (0.38%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.38%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.38%) SAP