Period
to 28 July 2021

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 28 July 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
England > London
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 446 330 397
Rank change year-on-year -116 +67 -26
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 73 57 195
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.36% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.26% 1.72% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 40 181
10th Percentile £414 £398 £388
25th Percentile £445 £445 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +6.55%
75th Percentile £602 £575 £538
90th Percentile £698 £625 £594
England median daily rate £475 £425 £454
% change year-on-year +11.76% -6.39% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
England median hourly rate £50.00 - £38.25

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 5,779 3,316 8,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.29% 20.72% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,058 2,431 5,735
10th Percentile £400 £375 £363
25th Percentile £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £639 £625 £600
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 26
10th Percentile £28.50 £32.75 £18.78
25th Percentile £39.00 £45.25 £23.25
Median hourly rate £60.00 £51.00 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.63% +9.33%
75th Percentile £68.00 £63.75 £53.75
90th Percentile £69.00 £65.25 £56.00
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 28 July 2021.

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 28 July 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
Central London -19 19 £505 -1.46% 6
South London +23 2 - -
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 London region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 55 (75.34%) Test Automation
2 51 (69.86%) C#
3 43 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (58.90%) Azure
4 40 (54.79%) DevOps
5 36 (49.32%) BDD
5 36 (49.32%) .NET
6 35 (47.95%) Selenium
7 31 (42.47%) TDD
8 29 (39.73%) SQL
8 29 (39.73%) Cucumber
9 27 (36.99%) Gherkin
10 22 (30.14%) QA
11 21 (28.77%) Postman
12 20 (27.40%) Scrum
13 19 (26.03%) .NET Framework
14 18 (24.66%) Software Testing
14 18 (24.66%) Test Strategy
15 17 (23.29%) Social Skills
16 16 (21.92%) Git (software)
17 15 (20.55%) NUnit
18 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
18 14 (19.18%) User Acceptance Testing
18 14 (19.18%) Team Foundation Server
18 14 (19.18%) Acceptance Criteria
19 13 (17.81%) AWS
19 13 (17.81%) Java
19 13 (17.81%) Regression Testing
19 13 (17.81%) JMeter
20 12 (16.44%) RESTful

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 2 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (2.74%) NServiceBus
1 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) Apache
2 1 (1.37%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Mingle
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Endur
1 1 (1.37%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 43 (58.90%) Azure
2 13 (17.81%) AWS
3 7 (9.59%) Serverless
4 6 (8.22%) GitHub
5 4 (5.48%) Slack
6 2 (2.74%) Azure Functions
6 2 (2.74%) Azure Service Bus
6 2 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.74%) GCP
6 2 (2.74%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.37%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (1.37%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (1.37%) BrowserStack
7 1 (1.37%) NuGet
7 1 (1.37%) PaaS
7 1 (1.37%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.37%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) HTTP
1 2 (2.74%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.07%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (15.07%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.22%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (6.85%) Data Lake
4 5 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.48%) MySQL
5 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.11%) Data Vault
6 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.37%) BigQuery
8 1 (1.37%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.37%) MS Access
8 1 (1.37%) Power BI
8 1 (1.37%) SimpleDB
8 1 (1.37%) Spotfire
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (47.95%) Selenium
2 29 (39.73%) Cucumber
3 21 (28.77%) Postman
4 16 (21.92%) Git (software)
5 15 (20.55%) NUnit
6 14 (19.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (17.81%) JMeter
8 10 (13.70%) WebDriver
9 9 (12.33%) Jenkins
10 8 (10.96%) Appium
10 8 (10.96%) Visual Studio
11 7 (9.59%) TeamCity
12 6 (8.22%) JIRA
13 5 (6.85%) JUnit
13 5 (6.85%) MSTest
13 5 (6.85%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (6.85%) Serenity BDD
14 4 (5.48%) Mockito
14 4 (5.48%) NeoLoad
14 4 (5.48%) TestNG
General
1 17 (23.29%) Social Skills
2 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (13.70%) Banking
3 10 (13.70%) Finance
4 2 (2.74%) Front Office
4 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Developer
2 15 (20.55%) Test Engineer
3 12 (16.44%) Analyst
4 11 (15.07%) Test Analyst
5 10 (13.70%) Azure DevOps
6 9 (12.33%) Tester
7 8 (10.96%) C# Developer
7 8 (10.96%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (9.59%) .NET Developer
8 7 (9.59%) Automation Tester
9 6 (8.22%) Developer in Test
10 5 (6.85%) Automation Test Lead
10 5 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (5.48%) Development Engineer
11 4 (5.48%) Software Development Engineer
11 4 (5.48%) Software Engineer
11 4 (5.48%) Software Test Engineer
11 4 (5.48%) Test Data Analyst
11 4 (5.48%) Test Development Engineer
11 4 (5.48%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (49.32%) .NET
2 27 (36.99%) Gherkin
3 19 (26.03%) .NET Framework
4 12 (16.44%) RESTful
5 10 (13.70%) Web Services
6 9 (12.33%) AngularJS
7 8 (10.96%) .NET Core
7 8 (10.96%) Entity Framework
8 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET
8 6 (8.22%) WireMock
9 5 (6.85%) React
9 5 (6.85%) XML
10 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (5.48%) NHibernate
10 4 (5.48%) REST
10 4 (5.48%) SOAP
10 4 (5.48%) WCF
11 3 (4.11%) JSON
11 3 (4.11%) LINQ
11 3 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.74%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.37%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.37%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.37%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Android
1 3 (4.11%) Windows
2 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.37%) Linux
2 1 (1.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (75.34%) Test Automation
2 43 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (54.79%) DevOps
4 36 (49.32%) BDD
5 31 (42.47%) TDD
6 20 (27.40%) Scrum
7 18 (24.66%) Software Testing
7 18 (24.66%) Test Strategy
8 14 (19.18%) Acceptance Criteria
8 14 (19.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (17.81%) Regression Testing
10 11 (15.07%) Manual Testing
10 11 (15.07%) Microservices
10 11 (15.07%) SDET
11 10 (13.70%) Integration Testing
11 10 (13.70%) Mentoring
11 10 (13.70%) System Testing
12 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
12 9 (12.33%) Unit Testing
13 8 (10.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 51 (69.86%) C#
2 29 (39.73%) SQL
3 13 (17.81%) Java
4 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.48%) Python
6 3 (4.11%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.74%) C++
7 2 (2.74%) Groovy
8 1 (1.37%) Go
8 1 (1.37%) Ruby
8 1 (1.37%) Scala
8 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.14%) QA
2 5 (6.85%) Accessibility
System Software
1 11 (15.07%) Docker
2 1 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) Kubernetes
2 6 (8.22%) Terraform
3 3 (4.11%) Ansible
4 2 (2.74%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.59%) Splunk
3 4 (5.48%) HP
3 4 (5.48%) IBM
4 2 (2.74%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (2.74%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.37%) Databricks
5 1 (1.37%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.37%) Google
5 1 (1.37%) New Relic
5 1 (1.37%) SAP