Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 359 395 483
Rank change year-on-year +36 +88 -45
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 282 221 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.62% 0.50% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.78% 2.57% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 191 113
London median daily rate £475 £470 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +17.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £356 £340 £308
90th Percentile £600 £600 £580
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 £27.25 £47.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -42.63% +31.94% +5.11%

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 10,159 8,593 7,850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.51% 19.54% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,519 6,404 5,750
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £340 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 15
London median hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.08% -25.29% +45.00%
10th Percentile £16.93 £20.10 £10.00
90th Percentile £86.25 £53.66 £56.90
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -2 69 £475 +5.56% 13
West London -18 4 £438 +40.00% 4
South London -37 3 £425 -26.09%
East London -15 2 £558 +17.37% 2
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 249 (88.30%) C#
2 206 (73.05%) Test Automation
3 198 (70.21%) Agile Software Development
4 183 (64.89%) Selenium
4 183 (64.89%) BDD
5 162 (57.45%) .NET
6 125 (44.33%) TDD
7 109 (38.65%) SQL
8 99 (35.11%) QA
9 95 (33.69%) Finance
10 84 (29.79%) Cucumber
11 75 (26.60%) SQL Server
12 70 (24.82%) Scrum
13 66 (23.40%) JavaScript
13 66 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
13 66 (23.40%) WebDriver
14 65 (23.05%) SDET
15 63 (22.34%) Java
16 60 (21.28%) Web Services
16 60 (21.28%) Greenfield Project
17 59 (20.92%) Git (software)
18 57 (20.21%) AngularJS
19 56 (19.86%) ASP.NET
20 52 (18.44%) Gherkin
21 51 (18.09%) OO
22 50 (17.73%) NUnit
23 49 (17.38%) RESTful
23 49 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
24 48 (17.02%) Unit Testing
24 48 (17.02%) Visual Studio

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 16 (5.67%) Confluence
2 13 (4.61%) NServiceBus
3 6 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.42%) IIS
5 3 (1.06%) SAS
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.35%) CMS
6 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.42%) Eagle PACE
2 4 (1.42%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.71%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Endur
4 1 (0.35%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.35%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 66 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.67%) BrowserStack
4 8 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.13%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (1.42%) SaaS
7 3 (1.06%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.35%) NuGet
8 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.32%) AMQP
2 2 (0.71%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.35%) Internet
3 1 (0.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (26.60%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.51%) NoSQL
3 15 (5.32%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (2.48%) Big Data
6 3 (1.06%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.06%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 183 (64.89%) Selenium
2 84 (29.79%) Cucumber
3 66 (23.40%) WebDriver
4 59 (20.92%) Git (software)
5 50 (17.73%) NUnit
6 48 (17.02%) Visual Studio
7 47 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 38 (13.48%) Visual Studio Team System
9 36 (12.77%) SoapUI
10 29 (10.28%) JIRA
11 28 (9.93%) Jenkins
12 27 (9.57%) Moq
13 26 (9.22%) TeamCity
14 22 (7.80%) JMeter
15 17 (6.03%) Octopus Deploy
15 17 (6.03%) Subversion
16 15 (5.32%) Jasmine
17 12 (4.26%) Mockito
17 12 (4.26%) MSTest
18 10 (3.55%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 95 (33.69%) Finance
2 25 (8.87%) Front Office
3 20 (7.09%) Banking
4 18 (6.38%) Retail
5 16 (5.67%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 128 (45.39%) Developer
2 85 (30.14%) C# Developer
3 50 (17.73%) Tester
4 41 (14.54%) .NET Developer
5 40 (14.18%) Automation Tester
6 31 (10.99%) Analyst
7 29 (10.28%) Developer in Test
8 26 (9.22%) C# .NET Developer
9 24 (8.51%) Angular Developer
10 23 (8.16%) QA Engineer
11 22 (7.80%) Test Engineer
12 20 (7.09%) Selenium Tester
13 19 (6.74%) Senior Developer
14 17 (6.03%) Test Analyst
15 16 (5.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 16 (5.67%) Senior C# Developer
15 16 (5.67%) Test Automation Engineer
16 15 (5.32%) DevOps Developer
16 15 (5.32%) React Developer
16 15 (5.32%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (57.45%) .NET
2 60 (21.28%) Web Services
3 57 (20.21%) AngularJS
4 56 (19.86%) ASP.NET
5 52 (18.44%) Gherkin
6 49 (17.38%) RESTful
7 42 (14.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 35 (12.41%) WCF
9 34 (12.06%) WPF
10 30 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 29 (10.28%) .NET Framework
12 25 (8.87%) ActiveMQ
12 25 (8.87%) Angular 2
12 25 (8.87%) RabbitMQ
12 25 (8.87%) SOAP
12 25 (8.87%) WinForms
13 24 (8.51%) React
14 22 (7.80%) Entity Framework
14 22 (7.80%) REST
15 21 (7.45%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (21.28%) Greenfield Project
2 40 (14.18%) Fintech
3 35 (12.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 26 (9.22%) Equities
5 15 (5.32%) Fixed Income
5 15 (5.32%) User Experience
6 13 (4.61%) Computer Science
7 11 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (3.55%) Derivative
9 7 (2.48%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.42%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.42%) Exotic Derivative
10 4 (1.42%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.06%) Reinsurance
11 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.35%) Market Risk
12 1 (0.35%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.51%) Windows
2 16 (5.67%) Android
3 12 (4.26%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.90%) Unix
5 9 (3.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (73.05%) Test Automation
2 198 (70.21%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (64.89%) BDD
4 125 (44.33%) TDD
5 70 (24.82%) Scrum
6 65 (23.05%) SDET
7 51 (18.09%) OO
8 49 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (17.02%) Unit Testing
10 47 (16.67%) Microservices
11 44 (15.60%) API Testing
12 39 (13.83%) DevOps
13 34 (12.06%) Asset Management
14 32 (11.35%) Kanban
14 32 (11.35%) MVC
15 30 (10.64%) Test Scripting
16 28 (9.93%) Software Engineering
17 27 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
18 25 (8.87%) Functional Testing
19 24 (8.51%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 249 (88.30%) C#
2 109 (38.65%) SQL
3 66 (23.40%) JavaScript
4 63 (22.34%) Java
5 15 (5.32%) TypeScript
6 12 (4.26%) VBA
7 11 (3.90%) Python
8 9 (3.19%) VB.NET
9 8 (2.84%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.48%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.77%) C++
12 4 (1.42%) Apple Swift
12 4 (1.42%) C
12 4 (1.42%) Groovy
12 4 (1.42%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.06%) Ruby
13 3 (1.06%) Scala
14 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.35%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 26 (9.22%) Degree
2 16 (5.67%) ISTQB
3 13 (4.61%) ISEB
4 9 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.42%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.71%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (35.11%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.35%) GDPR
2 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (4.96%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (3.19%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.42%) Ansible
2 4 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.32%) TIBCO
3 10 (3.55%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.13%) Charles River
5 4 (1.42%) Bloomberg
5 4 (1.42%) Cadence
5 4 (1.42%) Calypso
5 4 (1.42%) FXall
5 4 (1.42%) Oracle
5 4 (1.42%) SimCorp
6 3 (1.06%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.06%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.71%) RedGate
8 1 (0.35%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.35%) Capita
8 1 (0.35%) CODA
8 1 (0.35%) HP
8 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.35%) Tableau