Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 366 413 442
Rank change year-on-year +47 +29 -56
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 278 228 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.63% 0.49% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.77% 2.51% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 188 113
London median daily rate £500 £466 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.24% +9.71% -
10th Percentile £388 £350 £325
90th Percentile £625 £650 £570
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £44.19
% change year-on-year - +13.16% +29.01%

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 10,032 9,094 7,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.77% 19.52% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,378 6,964 5,258
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £370 £353 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £620
England median daily rate £495 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +4.21% +10.47% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 19 12
London median hourly rate £35.50 £41.42 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -11.88% +25.33%
10th Percentile £30.68 £33.00 £17.93
90th Percentile £52.63 £70.13 £120.19
England median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -4.44% +9.76% +2.50%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 +24 78 £475 +5.56% 12
East London -39 9 £510 -0.49% 5
West London +10 5 £500 -4.76% 2
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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.

1 236 (84.89%) C#
2 193 (69.42%) Test Automation
3 188 (67.63%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (65.47%) BDD
5 157 (56.47%) Selenium
6 150 (53.96%) .NET
7 117 (42.09%) SQL
8 116 (41.73%) TDD
9 102 (36.69%) Microsoft Azure
10 95 (34.17%) SQL Server
11 80 (28.78%) QA
12 79 (28.42%) JavaScript
13 77 (27.70%) Scrum
14 73 (26.26%) Git (software)
15 70 (25.18%) SDET
16 65 (23.38%) AngularJS
16 65 (23.38%) Finance
17 60 (21.58%) Greenfield Project
18 55 (19.78%) Jenkins
18 55 (19.78%) WebDriver
18 55 (19.78%) Continuous Integration
19 54 (19.42%) Cucumber
20 53 (19.06%) DevOps
21 52 (18.71%) Team Foundation Server
22 51 (18.35%) Microservices
23 50 (17.99%) NoSQL
23 50 (17.99%) Microsoft
24 48 (17.27%) Java
25 47 (16.91%) Web Services
25 47 (16.91%) TeamCity

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 (6.47%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (4.32%) Confluence
3 5 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.08%) NServiceBus
4 3 (1.08%) SAS
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.36%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 102 (36.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (6.12%) GitHub
3 17 (6.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.88%) PaaS
4 8 (2.88%) SaaS
5 7 (2.52%) npm
6 6 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (2.16%) BrowserStack
6 6 (2.16%) Sauce Labs
6 6 (2.16%) Serverless
7 5 (1.80%) AWS OpsWorks
8 4 (1.44%) Yarn
9 3 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.08%) NuGet
9 3 (1.08%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.36%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.71%) AMQP
2 1 (0.36%) HTTP
2 1 (0.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (34.17%) SQL Server
2 50 (17.99%) NoSQL
3 23 (8.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 16 (5.76%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.60%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.88%) Big Data
7 8 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.44%) CouchDB
10 4 (1.44%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.44%) Redis
10 4 (1.44%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.36%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 157 (56.47%) Selenium
2 73 (26.26%) Git (software)
3 55 (19.78%) Jenkins
3 55 (19.78%) WebDriver
4 54 (19.42%) Cucumber
5 52 (18.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 47 (16.91%) TeamCity
7 42 (15.11%) Visual Studio
8 41 (14.75%) Visual Studio Team System
9 40 (14.39%) NUnit
10 33 (11.87%) Subversion
11 28 (10.07%) JIRA
11 28 (10.07%) Moq
12 26 (9.35%) Octopus Deploy
13 25 (8.99%) SoapUI
14 16 (5.76%) MSTest
15 15 (5.40%) Karma Test Runner
15 15 (5.40%) Protractor
15 15 (5.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
15 15 (5.40%) webpack
General
1 65 (23.38%) Finance
2 14 (5.04%) Banking
3 13 (4.68%) Retail
4 9 (3.24%) Front Office
5 4 (1.44%) Games
5 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.08%) Back Office
6 3 (1.08%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.08%) Publishing
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.72%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 128 (46.04%) Developer
2 75 (26.98%) C# Developer
3 63 (22.66%) Tester
4 49 (17.63%) Automation Tester
5 36 (12.95%) .NET Developer
6 32 (11.51%) QA Engineer
7 28 (10.07%) Developer in Test
8 27 (9.71%) React Developer
9 26 (9.35%) Analyst
9 26 (9.35%) Full Stack Developer
10 22 (7.91%) Test Engineer
11 20 (7.19%) Software Developer
12 19 (6.83%) C# .NET Developer
12 19 (6.83%) Senior Developer
13 18 (6.47%) QA Automation Engineer
13 18 (6.47%) Test Analyst
14 15 (5.40%) Test Automation Engineer
15 14 (5.04%) Angular Developer
16 11 (3.96%) Automation Engineer
16 11 (3.96%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (53.96%) .NET
2 65 (23.38%) AngularJS
3 47 (16.91%) Web Services
4 44 (15.83%) ASP.NET Web API
5 43 (15.47%) ASP.NET
6 41 (14.75%) Gherkin
6 41 (14.75%) WPF
7 40 (14.39%) React
8 37 (13.31%) RESTful
9 33 (11.87%) WCF
10 28 (10.07%) MSMQ
11 27 (9.71%) NancyFx
11 27 (9.71%) Reactive Extensions
12 25 (8.99%) WebSockets
13 24 (8.63%) SignalR
14 23 (8.27%) .NET Core
14 23 (8.27%) Angular 2
15 22 (7.91%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (7.55%) Entity Framework
16 21 (7.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 60 (21.58%) Greenfield Project
2 43 (15.47%) Fintech
3 25 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.40%) Hedge funds
5 12 (4.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (3.60%) User Experience
8 8 (2.88%) Mobile App
9 6 (2.16%) Credit Risk
9 6 (2.16%) Reinsurance
10 5 (1.80%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.80%) Derivative
11 3 (1.08%) Equities
11 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.08%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.72%) BBC
12 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.72%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.72%) Tandem
12 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.04%) Windows
2 8 (2.88%) Android
3 7 (2.52%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.52%) Unix
4 5 (1.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (69.42%) Test Automation
2 188 (67.63%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (65.47%) BDD
4 116 (41.73%) TDD
5 77 (27.70%) Scrum
6 70 (25.18%) SDET
7 55 (19.78%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (19.06%) DevOps
9 51 (18.35%) Microservices
10 36 (12.95%) OO
11 34 (12.23%) OOP
12 33 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (11.15%) Manual Testing
14 29 (10.43%) Asset Management
15 27 (9.71%) Performance Testing
15 27 (9.71%) Test Strategy
16 26 (9.35%) MVVM
16 26 (9.35%) Software Engineering
17 25 (8.99%) Kanban
18 23 (8.27%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 236 (84.89%) C#
2 117 (42.09%) SQL
3 79 (28.42%) JavaScript
4 48 (17.27%) Java
5 14 (5.04%) PowerShell
6 12 (4.32%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.24%) C++
7 9 (3.24%) VBA
8 6 (2.16%) Ruby
9 4 (1.44%) F#
9 4 (1.44%) Groovy
9 4 (1.44%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.44%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.08%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.08%) XAML
11 2 (0.72%) Python
12 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (4.68%) Degree
2 12 (4.32%) ISTQB
3 9 (3.24%) ISEB
4 3 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.08%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (28.78%) QA
2 5 (1.80%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.08%) GDPR
4 2 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (12.95%) Docker
2 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (8.27%) Kubernetes
2 20 (7.19%) Ansible
3 10 (3.60%) Kibana
4 7 (2.52%) Puppet
5 6 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.16%) rkt
6 4 (1.44%) HP ALM
7 3 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 50 (17.99%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.12%) IBM
3 15 (5.40%) Oracle
4 13 (4.68%) HP
5 9 (3.24%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.88%) Bloomberg
7 7 (2.52%) Google
7 7 (2.52%) New Relic
8 6 (2.16%) DevExpress
8 6 (2.16%) Infragistics
9 4 (1.44%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.72%) BT
10 2 (0.72%) McAfee
10 2 (0.72%) SAP
11 1 (0.36%) Ariba
11 1 (0.36%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.36%) Charles River
11 1 (0.36%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 1 (0.36%) Xamarin