Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 August 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 401 350 406
Rank change year-on-year -51 +56 +73
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 164 297 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.42% 0.65% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.17% 2.93% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 246 179
London median daily rate £483 £464 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.04% +3.06% +7.85%
10th Percentile £386 £325 £356
90th Percentile £588 £600 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
London median hourly rate £11.50 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.30% - -
England median hourly rate £38.25 £27.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year +40.37% -42.63% +31.94%

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7,564 10,151 8,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.29% 22.18% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,342 7,531 6,169
London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £338
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 34
London median hourly rate £47.67 £44.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.72% +36.15% -25.29%
10th Percentile £19.45 £17.00 £21.46
90th Percentile £71.35 £165.00 £53.66
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.37%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in London

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SpecFlow in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in London

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in London over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in London

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the London region over the 6 months to 25 August 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
Central London -4 39 £480 +1.05% 8
North London - 6 £381 - 2
West London +13 5 £400 -15.79% 4
East London +12 2 £578 +40.12% 1
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 London region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 141 (85.98%) C#
2 120 (73.17%) Test Automation
3 105 (64.02%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (61.59%) Selenium
5 84 (51.22%) SQL
6 74 (45.12%) .NET
7 69 (42.07%) Azure
7 69 (42.07%) BDD
8 53 (32.32%) Scrum
9 50 (30.49%) TDD
10 41 (25.00%) QA
11 40 (24.39%) Microsoft
12 39 (23.78%) DevOps
13 38 (23.17%) Jenkins
14 36 (21.95%) SDET
15 35 (21.34%) TeamCity
16 34 (20.73%) WebDriver
17 33 (20.12%) NUnit
18 31 (18.90%) Git (software)
19 30 (18.29%) Manual Testing
20 29 (17.68%) SQL Server
20 29 (17.68%) JavaScript
21 28 (17.07%) Visual Studio Team System
21 28 (17.07%) NoSQL
22 27 (16.46%) Kanban
23 26 (15.85%) Cucumber
24 25 (15.24%) PowerShell
24 25 (15.24%) Derivative
25 23 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
26 22 (13.41%) Software Testing

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 12 (7.32%) Confluence
2 8 (4.88%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.61%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 69 (42.07%) Azure
2 16 (9.76%) AWS
3 11 (6.71%) Azure Functions
3 11 (6.71%) Serverless
4 10 (6.10%) Azure Data Factory
4 10 (6.10%) GCP
5 8 (4.88%) Data Lake Analytics
5 8 (4.88%) Lucidchart
6 6 (3.66%) OpenShift
7 5 (3.05%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.83%) BrowserStack
9 2 (1.22%) GitHub
9 2 (1.22%) SaaS
10 1 (0.61%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.37%) AMQP
2 5 (3.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 28 (17.07%) NoSQL
3 21 (12.80%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (10.98%) Cosmos DB
5 17 (10.37%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (7.93%) Big Data
7 10 (6.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 9 (5.49%) Data Lake
9 8 (4.88%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (4.88%) Hadoop
9 8 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (3.66%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.44%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.44%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.61%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 101 (61.59%) Selenium
2 38 (23.17%) Jenkins
3 35 (21.34%) TeamCity
4 34 (20.73%) WebDriver
5 33 (20.12%) NUnit
6 31 (18.90%) Git (software)
7 28 (17.07%) Visual Studio Team System
8 26 (15.85%) Cucumber
9 17 (10.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (10.37%) Visual Studio
10 14 (8.54%) JIRA
11 12 (7.32%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (6.71%) LoadRunner
13 10 (6.10%) JMeter
13 10 (6.10%) tSQLt
14 9 (5.49%) Visual Studio Coded UI
15 8 (4.88%) SoapUI
16 7 (4.27%) Fiddler
16 7 (4.27%) JBehave
16 7 (4.27%) MSTest
General
1 22 (13.41%) Finance
2 12 (7.32%) Retail
3 11 (6.71%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.88%) Front Office
5 7 (4.27%) Banking
6 2 (1.22%) Back Office
6 2 (1.22%) Law
6 2 (1.22%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (29.27%) Developer
1 48 (29.27%) Tester
2 35 (21.34%) Automation Tester
3 29 (17.68%) .NET Developer
4 22 (13.41%) C# Developer
5 20 (12.20%) Analyst
5 20 (12.20%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (10.37%) F# Developer
6 17 (10.37%) NoSQL Developer
6 17 (10.37%) Test Analyst
7 12 (7.32%) Developer in Test
8 11 (6.71%) Data Engineer
8 11 (6.71%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 11 (6.71%) Selenium Tester
9 10 (6.10%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (4.88%) QA Engineer
10 8 (4.88%) QA Leader
11 7 (4.27%) Senior Tester
11 7 (4.27%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (45.12%) .NET
2 20 (12.20%) RESTful
3 17 (10.37%) Apache Avro
3 17 (10.37%) FIX Protocol
3 17 (10.37%) Kafka
3 17 (10.37%) Middleware
3 17 (10.37%) Protocol Buffers
3 17 (10.37%) RabbitMQ
3 17 (10.37%) Reactive Extensions
3 17 (10.37%) Web Services
4 14 (8.54%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (8.54%) REST
4 14 (8.54%) SOAP
5 12 (7.32%) .NET Framework
6 10 (6.10%) .NET Core
6 10 (6.10%) Velocity
7 9 (5.49%) ASP.NET
7 9 (5.49%) CSS
7 9 (5.49%) HTML
7 9 (5.49%) React
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.24%) Derivative
2 15 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.93%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.05%) Equities
5 3 (1.83%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.22%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.61%) Blog
7 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.27%) Windows
2 1 (0.61%) Linux
2 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (73.17%) Test Automation
2 105 (64.02%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (42.07%) BDD
4 53 (32.32%) Scrum
5 50 (30.49%) TDD
6 39 (23.78%) DevOps
7 36 (21.95%) SDET
8 30 (18.29%) Manual Testing
9 27 (16.46%) Kanban
10 23 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (13.41%) Software Testing
12 21 (12.80%) Analytics
12 21 (12.80%) Regression Testing
13 20 (12.20%) Test Strategy
14 17 (10.37%) API Testing
14 17 (10.37%) CQRS
14 17 (10.37%) ETL
14 17 (10.37%) Functional Programming
14 17 (10.37%) Proprietary Trading
Programming Languages
1 141 (85.98%) C#
2 84 (51.22%) SQL
3 29 (17.68%) JavaScript
4 25 (15.24%) PowerShell
5 22 (13.41%) Java
6 21 (12.80%) C++
6 21 (12.80%) T-SQL
7 17 (10.37%) F#
8 9 (5.49%) PL/SQL
9 8 (4.88%) U-SQL
10 6 (3.66%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.44%) PHP
12 2 (1.22%) Python
13 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (6.10%) Degree
2 9 (5.49%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.66%) ISEB
4 1 (0.61%) HP APS
4 1 (0.61%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (1.83%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (9.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (6.71%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.66%) ITRS Geneos
2 6 (3.66%) Kibana
3 4 (2.44%) Ansible
4 3 (1.83%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.61%) Automic
5 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.61%) Puppet
5 1 (0.61%) rkt
Vendors
1 40 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.20%) Oracle
3 10 (6.10%) Google
4 8 (4.88%) Atlassian
5 6 (3.66%) Splunk
6 5 (3.05%) HP
7 4 (2.44%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.83%) New Relic
9 2 (1.22%) IBM
9 2 (1.22%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.61%) BISAM
10 1 (0.61%) Cadence
10 1 (0.61%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 1 (0.61%) Informatica
10 1 (0.61%) Pega
10 1 (0.61%) SAP