Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 373 360 397
Rank change year-on-year -13 +37 +45
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 108 273 260
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.64% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.18% 2.91% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 244 214
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +7.95%
10th Percentile £400 £386 £330
90th Percentile £600 £634 £623
England median daily rate £455 £463 £433
% change year-on-year -1.62% +6.94% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.50 -
England median hourly rate - £11.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -77.00% +9.00%

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 4,960 9,393 9,455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.91% 21.98% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,456 6,835 7,196
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £369 £360
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 52 23
Median hourly rate £48.50 £35.50 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.62% -23.66% +4.49%
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.43 £31.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.75 £165.00
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £44.75
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.91% +9.15%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +49 33 £450 -5.26% 7
East London +49 2 £500 +5.26% 1
West London +34 1 - - 1
South London - 1 £425 -
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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.

1 101 (93.52%) C#
2 78 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (65.74%) .NET
4 69 (63.89%) Test Automation
5 66 (61.11%) Azure
6 51 (47.22%) BDD
6 51 (47.22%) Selenium
7 47 (43.52%) SQL
8 45 (41.67%) DevOps
9 40 (37.04%) Scrum
9 40 (37.04%) TDD
10 36 (33.33%) JIRA
11 32 (29.63%) QA
12 29 (26.85%) Confluence
13 28 (25.93%) Kanban
14 24 (22.22%) Git (software)
14 24 (22.22%) RESTful
15 23 (21.30%) SDET
15 23 (21.30%) Finance
16 20 (18.52%) Web Services
17 19 (17.59%) Microsoft
17 19 (17.59%) API Design
17 19 (17.59%) Gherkin
18 18 (16.67%) AngularJS
18 18 (16.67%) WebDriver
18 18 (16.67%) Atlassian
19 17 (15.74%) NUnit
19 17 (15.74%) SQL Server
20 15 (13.89%) Test Scripting
20 15 (13.89%) Cucumber

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 29 (26.85%) Confluence
2 9 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Maximo
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 66 (61.11%) Azure
2 11 (10.19%) Sauce Labs
3 10 (9.26%) GitHub
4 9 (8.33%) PaaS
5 8 (7.41%) AWS
6 7 (6.48%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (6.48%) SaaS
7 2 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) HTTP
2 5 (4.63%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.89%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (6.48%) Data Lake
4 7 (6.48%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.63%) MySQL
5 5 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.63%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.70%) Event Store
7 2 (1.85%) Big Data
8 1 (0.93%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.93%) Redis
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.93%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 51 (47.22%) Selenium
2 36 (33.33%) JIRA
3 24 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 18 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 17 (15.74%) NUnit
6 15 (13.89%) Cucumber
7 14 (12.96%) Postman
8 12 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (10.19%) TestCafe
10 10 (9.26%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (6.48%) TeamCity
12 6 (5.56%) Fiddler
12 6 (5.56%) JMeter
12 6 (5.56%) Visual Studio
12 6 (5.56%) Zephyr
13 5 (4.63%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (2.78%) Cypress.io
14 3 (2.78%) SoapUI
15 2 (1.85%) Jasmine
15 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (21.30%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Front Office
3 2 (1.85%) Banking
3 2 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Law
4 1 (0.93%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 43 (39.81%) Developer
2 30 (27.78%) .NET Developer
2 30 (27.78%) Automation Tester
2 30 (27.78%) Tester
3 21 (19.44%) C# Developer
4 14 (12.96%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (10.19%) Azure Developer
6 8 (7.41%) Software Developer
7 7 (6.48%) Developer in Test
8 6 (5.56%) DevOps Developer
8 6 (5.56%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Angular Developer
9 5 (4.63%) C# Software Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 5 (4.63%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (3.70%) AWS Developer
10 4 (3.70%) F# Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (3.70%) NoSQL Developer
10 4 (3.70%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (65.74%) .NET
2 24 (22.22%) RESTful
3 20 (18.52%) Web Services
4 19 (17.59%) Gherkin
5 18 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 13 (12.04%) .NET Core
6 13 (12.04%) .NET Framework
7 12 (11.11%) Entity Framework
8 11 (10.19%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (9.26%) Node.js
10 9 (8.33%) JSON
10 9 (8.33%) Middleware
11 8 (7.41%) OAuth
11 8 (7.41%) OAuth2
11 8 (7.41%) XML
12 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET
12 7 (6.48%) Jest
13 6 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (5.56%) REST
13 6 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.41%) Derivative
4 4 (3.70%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.78%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (63.89%) Test Automation
3 51 (47.22%) BDD
4 45 (41.67%) DevOps
5 40 (37.04%) Scrum
5 40 (37.04%) TDD
6 28 (25.93%) Kanban
7 23 (21.30%) SDET
8 19 (17.59%) API Design
9 15 (13.89%) Microservices
9 15 (13.89%) Test Scripting
10 13 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (11.11%) API Testing
11 12 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 12 (11.11%) Unit Testing
11 12 (11.11%) Waterfall
12 11 (10.19%) Data Mapping
12 11 (10.19%) MVC
13 10 (9.26%) SDLC
13 10 (9.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 101 (93.52%) C#
2 47 (43.52%) SQL
3 12 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.26%) PowerShell
5 8 (7.41%) Java
6 6 (5.56%) TypeScript
7 5 (4.63%) C++
8 4 (3.70%) F#
9 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.85%) Python
11 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.93%) Go
11 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) SC Cleared
1 10 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.78%) ISEB
4 2 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.85%) Degree
4 2 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (29.63%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) EMIR
2 2 (1.85%) MiFID
System Software
1 12 (11.11%) Docker
2 2 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.70%) Terraform
3 3 (2.78%) Ansible
3 3 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.78%) Puppet
4 2 (1.85%) MIIS
Vendors
1 19 (17.59%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.67%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.85%) DevExpress
3 2 (1.85%) IBM
4 1 (0.93%) ION Trading
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle