Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 433 450 384
Rank change year-on-year +17 -66 +43
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 214 145 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.35% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.32% 1.94% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 114 167
London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £314 £313
90th Percentile £650 £568 £525
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £44.19 £34.25
% change year-on-year +13.16% +29.01% +14.17%

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 9,236 7,489 6,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.80% 17.87% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,059 5,406 4,998
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £312
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £475 £435 £413
% change year-on-year +9.20% +5.45% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 21
London median hourly rate £39.29 £47.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.40% +25.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £22.55 £25.28 £24.23
90th Percentile £55.70 £70.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +8.11%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -3 50 £469 +12.28% 18
West London -18 11 £350 -11.67% 3
East London -7 6 £525 +25.75% 1
South London - 1 £355 - 1
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 177 (82.71%) C#
2 166 (77.57%) BDD
3 158 (73.83%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (60.28%) .NET
5 117 (54.67%) Test Automation
6 99 (46.26%) Selenium
7 87 (40.65%) TDD
8 69 (32.24%) Git (software)
9 68 (31.78%) JavaScript
9 68 (31.78%) Cucumber
10 67 (31.31%) Finance
11 58 (27.10%) SQL
11 58 (27.10%) Microsoft
12 54 (25.23%) QA
13 48 (22.43%) NUnit
14 47 (21.96%) Scrum
15 45 (21.03%) SQL Server
16 44 (20.56%) Java
17 40 (18.69%) Greenfield Project
18 39 (18.22%) TeamCity
19 37 (17.29%) Microsoft Azure
20 36 (16.82%) React
20 36 (16.82%) NoSQL
20 36 (16.82%) AngularJS
21 35 (16.36%) MongoDB
22 34 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
22 34 (15.89%) ASP.NET
23 33 (15.42%) Subversion
23 33 (15.42%) Gherkin
24 31 (14.49%) Kafka

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 (13.55%) NServiceBus
2 7 (3.27%) Confluence
3 1 (0.47%) CMS
3 1 (0.47%) IIS
3 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.47%) SAS
3 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (6.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.87%) Mingle
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.80%) BlazeMeter
2 6 (2.80%) BrowserStack
3 5 (2.34%) npm
3 5 (2.34%) Yarn
4 4 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.47%) GitHub
6 1 (0.47%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Serverless
6 1 (0.47%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.34%) AMQP
2 1 (0.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.47%) SMS
2 1 (0.47%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.03%) SQL Server
2 36 (16.82%) NoSQL
3 35 (16.36%) MongoDB
4 18 (8.41%) Relational Database
5 13 (6.07%) Big Data
6 5 (2.34%) KDB
6 5 (2.34%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.87%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.40%) RavenDB
9 2 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.93%) MySQL
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.47%) MS Access
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 99 (46.26%) Selenium
2 69 (32.24%) Git (software)
3 68 (31.78%) Cucumber
4 48 (22.43%) NUnit
5 39 (18.22%) TeamCity
6 33 (15.42%) Subversion
7 31 (14.49%) WebDriver
8 29 (13.55%) Visual Studio
9 27 (12.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (11.68%) Jenkins
10 25 (11.68%) JIRA
11 15 (7.01%) Maven
11 15 (7.01%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (7.01%) Visual Studio Team System
12 14 (6.54%) Protractor
13 12 (5.61%) Mocha
14 11 (5.14%) JMeter
15 10 (4.67%) Appium
15 10 (4.67%) SoapUI
16 9 (4.21%) Capybara
General
1 67 (31.31%) Finance
2 20 (9.35%) Banking
3 12 (5.61%) Retail
4 10 (4.67%) Front Office
5 8 (3.74%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.80%) Law
7 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 115 (53.74%) Developer
2 66 (30.84%) C# Developer
3 38 (17.76%) .NET Developer
3 38 (17.76%) Tester
4 24 (11.21%) Automation Tester
5 23 (10.75%) Analyst
5 23 (10.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (10.28%) Test Automation Engineer
6 22 (10.28%) Test Engineer
7 21 (9.81%) Test Analyst
8 18 (8.41%) Developer in Test
9 16 (7.48%) Full Stack Developer
9 16 (7.48%) Lead Developer
10 15 (7.01%) Senior Developer
10 15 (7.01%) Software Developer
11 14 (6.54%) Agile Developer
12 12 (5.61%) Lead C# Developer
13 11 (5.14%) Automation Test Analyst
13 11 (5.14%) Senior C# Developer
14 10 (4.67%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (60.28%) .NET
2 36 (16.82%) AngularJS
2 36 (16.82%) React
3 34 (15.89%) ASP.NET
4 33 (15.42%) Gherkin
5 31 (14.49%) ASP.NET Web API
5 31 (14.49%) Kafka
5 31 (14.49%) Reactive Extensions
6 30 (14.02%) Redux
7 28 (13.08%) Web Services
8 26 (12.15%) Angular 2
9 25 (11.68%) .NET Framework
9 25 (11.68%) Akka
9 25 (11.68%) RabbitMQ
9 25 (11.68%) SignalR
9 25 (11.68%) WebSockets
10 16 (7.48%) REST
10 16 (7.48%) RESTful
10 16 (7.48%) SOAP
11 15 (7.01%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.69%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (11.68%) Hedge funds
3 12 (5.61%) Mobile App
4 11 (5.14%) User Experience
5 7 (3.27%) Fintech
6 6 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.34%) Equities
7 5 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.87%) Clustering
9 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.40%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.93%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.93%) W3C
11 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.47%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.47%) PDA
11 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.48%) Android
2 13 (6.07%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.27%) Windows
4 4 (1.87%) Nucleus RTOS
4 4 (1.87%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.40%) Linux
6 2 (0.93%) Unix
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (77.57%) BDD
2 158 (73.83%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (54.67%) Test Automation
4 87 (40.65%) TDD
5 47 (21.96%) Scrum
6 34 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (13.08%) Unit Testing
8 27 (12.62%) CQRS
9 25 (11.68%) Complex Event Processing
10 23 (10.75%) Microservices
10 23 (10.75%) OO
11 22 (10.28%) Kanban
11 22 (10.28%) SOLID
12 20 (9.35%) MVC
12 20 (9.35%) SDET
13 18 (8.41%) Performance Testing
14 16 (7.48%) DevOps
15 14 (6.54%) Coaching
15 14 (6.54%) E-Commerce
15 14 (6.54%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 177 (82.71%) C#
2 68 (31.78%) JavaScript
3 58 (27.10%) SQL
4 44 (20.56%) Java
5 18 (8.41%) Ruby
6 14 (6.54%) VBA
7 13 (6.07%) PowerShell
8 10 (4.67%) C++
9 9 (4.21%) Perl
10 8 (3.74%) PL/SQL
10 8 (3.74%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.80%) VB.NET
12 5 (2.34%) Groovy
12 5 (2.34%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.87%) C
13 4 (1.87%) XAML
14 2 (0.93%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.93%) PHP
14 2 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (5.14%) ISTQB
2 10 (4.67%) Degree
2 10 (4.67%) ISEB
3 3 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (25.23%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (1.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.34%) Control-M
2 4 (1.87%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.47%) Kibana
Vendors
1 58 (27.10%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.21%) Oracle
3 4 (1.87%) Atlassian
3 4 (1.87%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (1.87%) Charles River
4 2 (0.93%) HP
4 2 (0.93%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.47%) OpenLink
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.47%) Software AG
5 1 (0.47%) Telerik
5 1 (0.47%) VMware
5 1 (0.47%) webMethods
5 1 (0.47%) WorldPay