Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 440 384 475
Rank change year-on-year -56 +91 +91
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 419 584 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.61% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.52% 3.05% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 433 288
England median daily rate £460 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £306
90th Percentile £575 £575 £545
UK median daily rate £454 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +10.06% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
England median hourly rate £38.25 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.50% +2.56% +35.42%
10th Percentile £16.63 £22.50 £46.25
90th Percentile £59.68 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £38.25 £50.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year -23.50% +2.56% +7.73%

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 16,596 19,169 15,602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.53% 20.17% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,022 13,263 10,656
England median daily rate £480 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +6.74% +4.71%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £306
90th Percentile £638 £619 £594
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £438
% change year-on-year +1.06% +7.43% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 224 305
England median hourly rate £44.92 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.68% - -
10th Percentile £24.10 £25.66 £28.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £60.66 £54.75
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% - -

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 20 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 July 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 -35 203 £485 +6.53% 28
South East +50 128 £460 +22.67% 18
Midlands +11 44 £400 +23.08% 12
West Midlands -12 27 £450 +38.46% 7
North of England -9 24 £413 +20.00% 23
Yorkshire +6 10 £390 +4.70% 13
East of England -4 10 £438 -2.78% 2
South West -51 10 £375 - 9
East Midlands +21 9 £368 +13.08% 5
North East +10 9 £425 +41.67% 1
North West +2 5 £400 -11.11% 9
SpecFlow
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 336 (80.19%) C#
2 324 (77.33%) Test Automation
3 272 (64.92%) Agile Software Development
4 253 (60.38%) Selenium
5 192 (45.82%) BDD
6 189 (45.11%) .NET
7 172 (41.05%) Microsoft Azure
8 152 (36.28%) SQL
9 118 (28.16%) Scrum
10 117 (27.92%) TDD
11 112 (26.73%) QA
12 107 (25.54%) DevOps
13 106 (25.30%) WebDriver
14 92 (21.96%) SQL Server
15 91 (21.72%) Cucumber
16 90 (21.48%) Visual Studio
17 88 (21.00%) Microsoft
18 82 (19.57%) TeamCity
19 79 (18.85%) Continuous Integration
20 76 (18.14%) JavaScript
21 71 (16.95%) Git (software)
22 67 (15.99%) Visual Studio Team System
23 65 (15.51%) Manual Testing
24 64 (15.27%) Java
25 60 (14.32%) Test Strategy
26 58 (13.84%) Jenkins
26 58 (13.84%) Web Services
26 58 (13.84%) Finance
27 57 (13.60%) NUnit
28 55 (13.13%) SDET

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 35 (8.35%) Confluence
2 15 (3.58%) Umbraco
3 8 (1.91%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.19%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.95%) IIS
6 2 (0.48%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 172 (41.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (8.35%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (7.16%) PaaS
4 27 (6.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 25 (5.97%) GitHub
6 24 (5.73%) Serverless
7 17 (4.06%) Azure Functions
7 17 (4.06%) IaaS
8 12 (2.86%) Loggly
9 10 (2.39%) Azure Data Factory
9 10 (2.39%) SaaS
10 8 (1.91%) Data Lake Analytics
10 8 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (1.67%) BrowserStack
12 6 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (1.43%) CloudFront
12 6 (1.43%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.43%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.25%) AMQP
2 6 (1.43%) HTTP
3 3 (0.72%) Internet
4 1 (0.24%) DNS
4 1 (0.24%) MPLS
4 1 (0.24%) PBX
4 1 (0.24%) SNMP
4 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (21.96%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.55%) NoSQL
3 35 (8.35%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (5.49%) Redis
5 19 (4.53%) Cosmos DB
6 18 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (3.34%) Azure SQL Database
7 14 (3.34%) Big Data
7 14 (3.34%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (2.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.15%) Data Lake
10 9 (2.15%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.91%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.91%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.67%) Couchbase
13 5 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.19%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 253 (60.38%) Selenium
2 106 (25.30%) WebDriver
3 91 (21.72%) Cucumber
4 90 (21.48%) Visual Studio
5 82 (19.57%) TeamCity
6 71 (16.95%) Git (software)
7 67 (15.99%) Visual Studio Team System
8 58 (13.84%) Jenkins
9 57 (13.60%) NUnit
10 54 (12.89%) JMeter
11 49 (11.69%) JIRA
11 49 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 30 (7.16%) Octopus Deploy
13 27 (6.44%) LoadRunner
14 25 (5.97%) MSTest
15 22 (5.25%) SoapUI
16 19 (4.53%) Appium
17 18 (4.30%) Visual Studio Coded UI
18 14 (3.34%) tSQLt
19 13 (3.10%) Moq
General
1 58 (13.84%) Finance
2 16 (3.82%) Retail
3 9 (2.15%) Banking
4 8 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.67%) Back Office
5 7 (1.67%) Front Office
5 7 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.95%) Electronics
6 4 (0.95%) Marketing
7 3 (0.72%) Automotive
8 2 (0.48%) Legal
8 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 135 (32.22%) Developer
2 95 (22.67%) Tester
3 77 (18.38%) Analyst
4 73 (17.42%) Test Analyst
5 67 (15.99%) .NET Developer
6 65 (15.51%) Automation Tester
7 49 (11.69%) Automation Test Analyst
8 40 (9.55%) Test Engineer
9 38 (9.07%) C# Developer
10 29 (6.92%) C# .NET Developer
10 29 (6.92%) QA Engineer
10 29 (6.92%) Test Automation Engineer
11 24 (5.73%) Software Developer
12 21 (5.01%) Selenium Tester
12 21 (5.01%) Senior Developer
13 19 (4.53%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 19 (4.53%) Senior .NET Developer
14 18 (4.30%) Developer in Test
14 18 (4.30%) F# Developer
14 18 (4.30%) NoSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (45.11%) .NET
2 58 (13.84%) Web Services
3 53 (12.65%) .NET Core
4 46 (10.98%) ASP.NET
5 43 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 40 (9.55%) REST
6 40 (9.55%) SOAP
7 37 (8.83%) RESTful
8 35 (8.35%) Gherkin
9 33 (7.88%) React
10 30 (7.16%) .NET Framework
11 24 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (5.49%) AngularJS
12 23 (5.49%) Middleware
13 22 (5.25%) Reactive Extensions
14 21 (5.01%) RabbitMQ
14 21 (5.01%) Swagger
14 21 (5.01%) XML
15 19 (4.53%) Kafka
16 18 (4.30%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.16%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (6.21%) Derivative
4 10 (2.39%) Virtual Team
5 9 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.91%) Algorithms
6 8 (1.91%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.19%) Equities
8 4 (0.95%) Blog
8 4 (0.95%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.95%) Life Science
8 4 (0.95%) NHS
9 3 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.48%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.48%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.24%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.24%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.34%) Windows
2 11 (2.63%) VMS
3 5 (1.19%) Unix
4 3 (0.72%) Android
4 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (77.33%) Test Automation
2 272 (64.92%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (45.82%) BDD
4 118 (28.16%) Scrum
5 117 (27.92%) TDD
6 107 (25.54%) DevOps
7 79 (18.85%) Continuous Integration
8 65 (15.51%) Manual Testing
9 60 (14.32%) Test Strategy
10 55 (13.13%) SDET
11 47 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (10.74%) Integration Testing
13 42 (10.02%) Kanban
14 39 (9.31%) Microservices
14 39 (9.31%) SDLC
15 36 (8.59%) Performance Testing
15 36 (8.59%) Unit Testing
16 35 (8.35%) Software Testing
17 34 (8.11%) Non-Functional Testing
18 33 (7.88%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 336 (80.19%) C#
2 152 (36.28%) SQL
3 76 (18.14%) JavaScript
4 64 (15.27%) Java
5 54 (12.89%) PowerShell
6 36 (8.59%) T-SQL
7 31 (7.40%) C++
8 21 (5.01%) Python
9 18 (4.30%) F#
10 16 (3.82%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.91%) Go
11 8 (1.91%) U-SQL
12 6 (1.43%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.19%) PHP
14 4 (0.95%) Java 8
15 3 (0.72%) C
15 3 (0.72%) VBScript
16 2 (0.48%) VBA
17 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.24%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (5.73%) ISTQB
2 18 (4.30%) ISEB
3 15 (3.58%) Degree
4 7 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (1.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.48%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.48%) HP APS
7 2 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (26.73%) QA
2 6 (1.43%) GDPR
3 4 (0.95%) HL7
System Software
1 40 (9.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (5.97%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.63%) Ansible
3 9 (2.15%) HP ALM
4 8 (1.91%) Kibana
5 6 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.95%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.48%) Puppet
9 1 (0.24%) Automic
9 1 (0.24%) rkt
Vendors
1 88 (21.00%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.31%) Oracle
3 25 (5.97%) Xamarin
4 23 (5.49%) HP
5 22 (5.25%) Google
6 15 (3.58%) New Relic
7 13 (3.10%) IBM
8 12 (2.86%) Atlassian
9 9 (2.15%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 8 (1.91%) Splunk
11 5 (1.19%) SAP
12 4 (0.95%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.95%) Freshdesk
13 3 (0.72%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.72%) Talend
14 1 (0.24%) AppDynamics
14 1 (0.24%) BISAM
14 1 (0.24%) Charles River
14 1 (0.24%) McAfee
14 1 (0.24%) Pega