Period
to 25 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 482 352 405
Rank change year-on-year -130 +53 -23
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 109 48 106
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.27% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.49% 1.50% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 33 90
10th Percentile £350 £400 £400
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £547
90th Percentile £725 £656 £588
England median daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -5.26%

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 7,338 3,204 5,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.55% 18.10% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,288 2,284 4,071
10th Percentile £413 £355 £375
25th Percentile £498 £414 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £680 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £656 £675
England median daily rate £550 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +15.79% - -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 10 28
10th Percentile - £40.30 £18.32
25th Percentile £39.75 £52.13 £44.26
Median hourly rate £44.50 £55.00 £50.64
Median % change year-on-year -19.09% +8.62% +38.09%
75th Percentile £70.10 £67.63 £78.75
90th Percentile £80.50 £69.08 -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +1.12% +2.30%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in London

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for SpecFlow in London

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SpecFlow in London over the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -35 16 £525 +25.75% 6
South London -5 5 £425 - 3
East London - 2 £483 - 6
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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 96 (88.07%) C#
2 76 (69.72%) Test Automation
3 67 (61.47%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (54.13%) .NET
5 57 (52.29%) Selenium
6 56 (51.38%) Azure
7 53 (48.62%) DevOps
8 49 (44.95%) SQL
9 44 (40.37%) BDD
9 44 (40.37%) CI/CD
10 43 (39.45%) Scrum
11 38 (34.86%) .NET Framework
12 34 (31.19%) Microsoft
12 34 (31.19%) Software Testing
13 32 (29.36%) TDD
13 32 (29.36%) Java
13 32 (29.36%) SDET
14 31 (28.44%) QA
15 30 (27.52%) WebDriver
16 29 (26.61%) REST
17 28 (25.69%) SDLC
18 27 (24.77%) SQL Server
19 26 (23.85%) Cucumber
20 24 (22.02%) Microservices
21 23 (21.10%) TypeScript
21 23 (21.10%) Finance
21 23 (21.10%) Social Skills
22 22 (20.18%) NUnit
23 21 (19.27%) Entity Framework
23 21 (19.27%) .NET Core

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 8 (7.34%) Confluence
2 2 (1.83%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.92%) Jetty
3 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Mingle
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 56 (51.38%) Azure
2 12 (11.01%) Datadog
3 11 (10.09%) GitHub
4 8 (7.34%) AWS
5 6 (5.50%) Serverless
6 4 (3.67%) BrowserStack
6 4 (3.67%) Power Platform
6 4 (3.67%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (2.75%) Azure Logic Apps
7 3 (2.75%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (2.75%) NuGet
7 3 (2.75%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.83%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.83%) Azure Service Bus
8 2 (1.83%) SaaS
9 1 (0.92%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.92%) AWS CodeBuild
9 1 (0.92%) AWS CodePipeline
9 1 (0.92%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) HTTP
2 1 (0.92%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.67%) Power BI
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.83%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.92%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.92%) Redis
6 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 57 (52.29%) Selenium
2 30 (27.52%) WebDriver
3 26 (23.85%) Cucumber
4 22 (20.18%) NUnit
5 20 (18.35%) JIRA
6 18 (16.51%) TeamCity
7 17 (15.60%) Git (software)
7 17 (15.60%) Jenkins
8 16 (14.68%) Moq
9 13 (11.93%) Visual Studio
10 12 (11.01%) Postman
11 10 (9.17%) JMeter
11 10 (9.17%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (8.26%) Maven
13 8 (7.34%) TestNG
14 7 (6.42%) Bitbucket
14 7 (6.42%) Travis CI
15 6 (5.50%) Appium
15 6 (5.50%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (21.10%) Finance
1 23 (21.10%) Social Skills
2 20 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (13.76%) Banking
4 11 (10.09%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.50%) Front Office
6 3 (2.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.92%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (0.92%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 37 (33.94%) Developer
2 17 (15.60%) .NET Developer
3 16 (14.68%) Test Engineer
4 13 (11.93%) Tester
5 11 (10.09%) Automation Tester
5 11 (10.09%) Test Automation Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) C# Developer
7 8 (7.34%) Developer in Test
7 8 (7.34%) QA Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Analyst
8 6 (5.50%) Automation Test Lead
8 6 (5.50%) Test Analyst
8 6 (5.50%) Test Leader
9 5 (4.59%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.67%) Angular Developer
10 4 (3.67%) Development Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Java Software Developer
10 4 (3.67%) Software Development Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (54.13%) .NET
2 38 (34.86%) .NET Framework
3 29 (26.61%) REST
4 21 (19.27%) .NET Core
4 21 (19.27%) Entity Framework
5 20 (18.35%) ASP.NET
6 15 (13.76%) React
7 14 (12.84%) Gherkin
8 13 (11.93%) AngularJS
9 11 (10.09%) ASP.NET Core
9 11 (10.09%) Middleware
10 10 (9.17%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (8.26%) CSS
11 9 (8.26%) HTML
12 8 (7.34%) JSON
13 7 (6.42%) RESTful
13 7 (6.42%) Web Services
14 6 (5.50%) Vue.js
14 6 (5.50%) WPF
15 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Data Structures
2 7 (6.42%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (5.50%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.75%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.83%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.92%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.92%) Equities
6 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.50%) Windows
2 5 (4.59%) Unix
3 3 (2.75%) Linux
3 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (69.72%) Test Automation
2 67 (61.47%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (48.62%) DevOps
4 44 (40.37%) BDD
4 44 (40.37%) CI/CD
5 43 (39.45%) Scrum
6 34 (31.19%) Software Testing
7 32 (29.36%) SDET
7 32 (29.36%) TDD
8 28 (25.69%) SDLC
9 24 (22.02%) Microservices
10 21 (19.27%) Scenario Testing
11 20 (18.35%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (15.60%) Analytics
13 16 (14.68%) SOLID
13 16 (14.68%) Test Scripting
14 14 (12.84%) Fintech
14 14 (12.84%) OOP
15 13 (11.93%) API Development
15 13 (11.93%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (88.07%) C#
2 49 (44.95%) SQL
3 32 (29.36%) Java
4 23 (21.10%) TypeScript
5 20 (18.35%) JavaScript
6 10 (9.17%) PowerShell
6 10 (9.17%) Python
7 5 (4.59%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.59%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.75%) Go
8 3 (2.75%) VBScript
9 2 (1.83%) Groovy
9 2 (1.83%) PHP
9 2 (1.83%) VBA
10 1 (0.92%) C++
10 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.92%) Ruby
10 1 (0.92%) Scala
10 1 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (10.09%) Degree
2 10 (9.17%) ISTQB
3 9 (8.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (6.42%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.50%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (4.59%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (28.44%) QA
2 7 (6.42%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.92%) IFRS
3 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.92%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (17.43%) Docker
2 3 (2.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (14.68%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.67%) Ansible
2 4 (3.67%) Terraform
3 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.83%) Puppet
4 1 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 34 (31.19%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.75%) CA Agile Central
2 3 (2.75%) HP
2 3 (2.75%) IBM
2 3 (2.75%) Splunk
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle
3 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.83%) SaltStack
4 1 (0.92%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.92%) Databricks
4 1 (0.92%) Dynatrace
4 1 (0.92%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.92%) Xamarin