Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 2018 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 353 406 463
Rank change year-on-year +53 +57 -20
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 303 189 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.45% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.08% 2.43% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 166 131
London median daily rate £450 £444 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.46% +5.65% -2.33%
10th Percentile £325 £359 £300
90th Percentile £600 £600 £560
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £16.50 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £48.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +35.42% -

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 9,848 7,770 7,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 21.26% 18.59% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,355 5,694 5,657
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 16
London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.05% +56.59%
10th Percentile £17.00 £21.14 £10.00
90th Percentile £165.00 £57.50 £51.69
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018. 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 -34 62 £456 +1.39% 16
West London -14 17 £475 +21.02% 2
East London -17 6 £500 +25.00% 1
South London -45 2 £450 -21.74% 1
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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.

1 266 (87.79%) C#
2 218 (71.95%) Agile Software Development
3 213 (70.30%) Test Automation
4 191 (63.04%) BDD
5 178 (58.75%) Selenium
6 167 (55.12%) .NET
7 127 (41.91%) TDD
8 113 (37.29%) SQL
9 103 (33.99%) Finance
10 91 (30.03%) Scrum
10 91 (30.03%) Cucumber
11 85 (28.05%) QA
12 84 (27.72%) SQL Server
13 82 (27.06%) NUnit
14 79 (26.07%) Microsoft Azure
15 70 (23.10%) Continuous Integration
16 69 (22.77%) JavaScript
16 69 (22.77%) Git (software)
17 67 (22.11%) SDET
18 64 (21.12%) API Testing
19 61 (20.13%) Java
19 61 (20.13%) ASP.NET
20 59 (19.47%) TeamCity
21 58 (19.14%) OO
22 57 (18.81%) Web Services
22 57 (18.81%) Team Foundation Server
23 53 (17.49%) Gherkin
24 51 (16.83%) WebDriver
25 50 (16.50%) Visual Studio
25 50 (16.50%) Microsoft

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 18 (5.94%) Confluence
2 17 (5.61%) NServiceBus
3 10 (3.30%) IIS
4 8 (2.64%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.31%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.99%) Apache
6 3 (0.99%) CMS
6 3 (0.99%) EPiServer
6 3 (0.99%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.33%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.33%) Telligent Community
8 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.99%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (1.65%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.32%) Eagle PACE
2 4 (1.32%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.66%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.33%) Endur
4 1 (0.33%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.33%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 79 (26.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (6.60%) BrowserStack
4 10 (3.30%) BlazeMeter
5 7 (2.31%) Azure Data Factory
5 7 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.98%) Data Lake Analytics
6 6 (1.98%) Serverless
7 3 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.66%) SaaS
8 2 (0.66%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.33%) NuGet
9 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.97%) AMQP
2 3 (0.99%) Intranet
3 2 (0.66%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (27.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.28%) NoSQL
3 15 (4.95%) Big Data
4 12 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (3.63%) Data Lake
6 8 (2.64%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.31%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (1.98%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (1.98%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.99%) RavenDB
10 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.66%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 178 (58.75%) Selenium
2 91 (30.03%) Cucumber
3 82 (27.06%) NUnit
4 69 (22.77%) Git (software)
5 59 (19.47%) TeamCity
6 57 (18.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 51 (16.83%) WebDriver
8 50 (16.50%) Visual Studio
9 43 (14.19%) Jenkins
9 43 (14.19%) SoapUI
10 40 (13.20%) Visual Studio Team System
11 34 (11.22%) JIRA
12 25 (8.25%) Octopus Deploy
13 24 (7.92%) JMeter
14 18 (5.94%) Subversion
15 16 (5.28%) Jasmine
16 15 (4.95%) Moq
17 13 (4.29%) MSBuild
17 13 (4.29%) ReSharper
18 12 (3.96%) Zephyr
General
1 103 (33.99%) Finance
2 24 (7.92%) Retail
3 16 (5.28%) Banking
3 16 (5.28%) Front Office
4 15 (4.95%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.99%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.99%) Law
6 2 (0.66%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 135 (44.55%) Developer
2 77 (25.41%) C# Developer
3 58 (19.14%) .NET Developer
3 58 (19.14%) Tester
4 50 (16.50%) Automation Tester
5 34 (11.22%) Analyst
6 32 (10.56%) Developer in Test
7 29 (9.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 24 (7.92%) Test Analyst
9 22 (7.26%) Selenium Tester
9 22 (7.26%) Senior Developer
10 20 (6.60%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 19 (6.27%) QA Engineer
12 18 (5.94%) Software Developer
12 18 (5.94%) Test Engineer
13 16 (5.28%) Test Leader
14 15 (4.95%) Agile Developer
14 15 (4.95%) Automation Test Analyst
14 15 (4.95%) Azure Developer
15 14 (4.62%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (55.12%) .NET
2 61 (20.13%) ASP.NET
3 57 (18.81%) Web Services
4 53 (17.49%) Gherkin
5 49 (16.17%) .NET Framework
6 45 (14.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 43 (14.19%) AngularJS
8 42 (13.86%) RESTful
9 37 (12.21%) REST
10 34 (11.22%) ASP.NET MVC
11 30 (9.90%) Entity Framework
12 29 (9.57%) SOAP
13 27 (8.91%) XML
14 23 (7.59%) JSON
15 22 (7.26%) WPF
16 21 (6.93%) WCF
17 20 (6.60%) MSMQ
18 19 (6.27%) CSS
18 19 (6.27%) jQuery
19 18 (5.94%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.88%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (9.24%) Fintech
3 17 (5.61%) Equities
4 13 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.29%) User Experience
5 12 (3.96%) Fixed Income
5 12 (3.96%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.63%) Computer Science
7 10 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (2.64%) Derivative
9 5 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.32%) Clustering
10 4 (1.32%) Exotic Derivative
11 3 (0.99%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.66%) Market Risk
13 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.91%) Android
1 27 (8.91%) Windows
2 22 (7.26%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.31%) Unix
4 5 (1.65%) Linux
4 5 (1.65%) Nucleus RTOS
4 5 (1.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (71.95%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (70.30%) Test Automation
3 191 (63.04%) BDD
4 127 (41.91%) TDD
5 91 (30.03%) Scrum
6 70 (23.10%) Continuous Integration
7 67 (22.11%) SDET
8 64 (21.12%) API Testing
9 58 (19.14%) OO
10 44 (14.52%) SOLID
11 43 (14.19%) MVC
12 42 (13.86%) Kanban
13 35 (11.55%) Microservices
14 34 (11.22%) DevOps
15 33 (10.89%) Asset Management
15 33 (10.89%) Software Engineering
16 30 (9.90%) Test Scripting
16 30 (9.90%) Unit Testing
17 27 (8.91%) Performance Testing
18 26 (8.58%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 266 (87.79%) C#
2 113 (37.29%) SQL
3 69 (22.77%) JavaScript
4 61 (20.13%) Java
5 25 (8.25%) PowerShell
6 13 (4.29%) TypeScript
7 12 (3.96%) VBA
8 11 (3.63%) C++
8 11 (3.63%) Python
8 11 (3.63%) T-SQL
9 10 (3.30%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.97%) C
10 9 (2.97%) VB.NET
11 7 (2.31%) Ruby
11 7 (2.31%) U-SQL
12 4 (1.32%) Apple Swift
12 4 (1.32%) Java 8
12 4 (1.32%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.32%) XAML
13 2 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (9.24%) Degree
2 16 (5.28%) ISTQB
3 10 (3.30%) ISEB
4 9 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (28.05%) QA
2 7 (2.31%) GCP
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (4.29%) Docker
2 6 (1.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (2.64%) Control-M
2 7 (2.31%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.32%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.99%) Ansible
4 3 (0.99%) Grafana
4 3 (0.99%) Terraform
5 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 50 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.29%) Atlassian
3 11 (3.63%) Oracle
4 8 (2.64%) Embarcadero
5 6 (1.98%) Charles River
6 4 (1.32%) Calypso
6 4 (1.32%) FXall
6 4 (1.32%) IBM
6 4 (1.32%) SimCorp
7 3 (0.99%) New Relic
7 3 (0.99%) Splunk
7 3 (0.99%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.66%) Cadence
8 2 (0.66%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.66%) Informatica
8 2 (0.66%) RedGate
9 1 (0.33%) Capita
9 1 (0.33%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.33%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.33%) Tableau