Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 414 487
Rank change year-on-year +68 +73 -100
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 297 230 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.64% 0.49% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.81% 2.42% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 196 110
London median daily rate £480 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £366 £350 £308
90th Percentile £600 £600 £539
England median daily rate £450 £425 £393
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.28% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £16.50 - -
England median hourly rate £27.25 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -42.63% +11.76% +24.09%

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 10,561 9,516 8,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.74% 20.21% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,854 7,197 5,839
London median daily rate £515 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £368 £350 £319
90th Percentile £650 £630 £613
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 14
London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +20.83%
10th Percentile £16.85 £22.17 £10.00
90th Percentile £57.41 £49.50 £57.05
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -12 70 £475 +5.56% 7
West London -5 4 £388 +10.71% 7
East London -26 3 £515 -1.90% 6
South London -12 1 £400 +12.68%
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 254 (85.52%) C#
2 218 (73.40%) Test Automation
3 207 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
4 196 (65.99%) BDD
5 177 (59.60%) Selenium
6 166 (55.89%) .NET
7 133 (44.78%) TDD
8 110 (37.04%) SQL
9 101 (34.01%) QA
10 97 (32.66%) SQL Server
11 87 (29.29%) JavaScript
11 87 (29.29%) Finance
12 84 (28.28%) Microsoft Azure
13 75 (25.25%) AngularJS
14 74 (24.92%) Scrum
15 71 (23.91%) Greenfield Project
16 68 (22.90%) Git (software)
17 66 (22.22%) Cucumber
18 63 (21.21%) SDET
19 62 (20.88%) ASP.NET
20 60 (20.20%) ASP.NET Web API
21 59 (19.87%) WebDriver
21 59 (19.87%) Microservices
22 56 (18.86%) Visual Studio
22 56 (18.86%) Continuous Integration
23 55 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
23 55 (18.52%) Java
23 55 (18.52%) Web Services
23 55 (18.52%) Fintech
24 51 (17.17%) Gherkin

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 (5.39%) Confluence
2 12 (4.04%) NServiceBus
3 7 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.01%) IIS
5 3 (1.01%) SAS
6 2 (0.67%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 13 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.34%) Minerva
2 1 (0.34%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 84 (28.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (4.71%) BrowserStack
5 6 (2.02%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (1.35%) GitHub
6 4 (1.35%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.67%) PaaS
7 2 (0.67%) SaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.41%) AMQP
2 1 (0.34%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.34%) HTTP
2 1 (0.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (32.66%) SQL Server
2 36 (12.12%) NoSQL
3 22 (7.41%) Azure SQL Database
4 18 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.03%) Big Data
7 7 (2.36%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.67%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.67%) Redis
9 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.34%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 177 (59.60%) Selenium
2 68 (22.90%) Git (software)
3 66 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 59 (19.87%) WebDriver
5 56 (18.86%) Visual Studio
6 55 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 50 (16.84%) NUnit
8 44 (14.81%) Visual Studio Team System
9 40 (13.47%) Moq
10 35 (11.78%) Jenkins
10 35 (11.78%) JIRA
11 32 (10.77%) Octopus Deploy
12 30 (10.10%) SoapUI
13 28 (9.43%) TeamCity
14 26 (8.75%) Subversion
15 20 (6.73%) JMeter
16 17 (5.72%) MSTest
16 17 (5.72%) Rhino Mocks
17 14 (4.71%) Mockito
18 12 (4.04%) Jasmine
General
1 87 (29.29%) Finance
2 23 (7.74%) Banking
3 22 (7.41%) Front Office
4 20 (6.73%) Retail
5 11 (3.70%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.35%) Games
6 4 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 142 (47.81%) Developer
2 103 (34.68%) C# Developer
3 42 (14.14%) Tester
4 40 (13.47%) .NET Developer
5 34 (11.45%) Analyst
5 34 (11.45%) Automation Tester
6 29 (9.76%) Developer in Test
7 28 (9.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 28 (9.43%) QA Engineer
8 25 (8.42%) Test Engineer
9 24 (8.08%) Angular Developer
10 22 (7.41%) React Developer
10 22 (7.41%) Senior Developer
11 19 (6.40%) Senior C# Developer
12 18 (6.06%) .NET Developer - Fintech
13 17 (5.72%) Test Analyst
14 16 (5.39%) Test Automation Engineer
14 16 (5.39%) Test Leader
15 15 (5.05%) Selenium Tester
15 15 (5.05%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (55.89%) .NET
2 75 (25.25%) AngularJS
3 62 (20.88%) ASP.NET
4 60 (20.20%) ASP.NET Web API
5 55 (18.52%) Web Services
6 51 (17.17%) Gherkin
7 47 (15.82%) RESTful
8 46 (15.49%) WCF
9 44 (14.81%) WPF
10 42 (14.14%) React
11 35 (11.78%) RabbitMQ
12 29 (9.76%) ActiveMQ
12 29 (9.76%) MSMQ
13 28 (9.43%) .NET Core
13 28 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (9.09%) Angular 2
15 26 (8.75%) .NET Framework
16 25 (8.42%) WinForms
17 23 (7.74%) REST
18 22 (7.41%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 71 (23.91%) Greenfield Project
2 55 (18.52%) Fintech
3 31 (10.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (8.42%) User Experience
5 20 (6.73%) Equities
6 13 (4.38%) Computer Science
6 13 (4.38%) Hedge funds
7 12 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (3.37%) Fixed Income
9 9 (3.03%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.02%) Credit Risk
10 6 (2.02%) Derivative
10 6 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.01%) Market Risk
11 3 (1.01%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.67%) Tandem
13 1 (0.34%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.41%) Windows
2 14 (4.71%) Android
2 14 (4.71%) Unix
3 12 (4.04%) Apple iOS
3 12 (4.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (73.40%) Test Automation
2 207 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (65.99%) BDD
4 133 (44.78%) TDD
5 74 (24.92%) Scrum
6 63 (21.21%) SDET
7 59 (19.87%) Microservices
8 56 (18.86%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (16.84%) Unit Testing
10 48 (16.16%) OO
11 45 (15.15%) DevOps
12 44 (14.81%) Asset Management
13 37 (12.46%) OOP
14 33 (11.11%) Test Scripting
15 31 (10.44%) API Testing
15 31 (10.44%) MVC
15 31 (10.44%) Software Engineering
16 30 (10.10%) Kanban
16 30 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
17 29 (9.76%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 254 (85.52%) C#
2 110 (37.04%) SQL
3 87 (29.29%) JavaScript
4 55 (18.52%) Java
5 11 (3.70%) VBA
6 10 (3.37%) TypeScript
7 8 (2.69%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.02%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.68%) C++
9 5 (1.68%) Python
9 5 (1.68%) Ruby
9 5 (1.68%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.35%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.35%) C
10 4 (1.35%) Groovy
10 4 (1.35%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.34%) Scala
12 1 (0.34%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 23 (7.74%) Degree
2 15 (5.05%) ISTQB
3 12 (4.04%) ISEB
4 8 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.01%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (34.01%) QA
2 4 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.67%) PMO
4 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (8.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (8.42%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.03%) Ansible
3 5 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.67%) Kibana
5 1 (0.34%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.34%) Puppet
5 1 (0.34%) rkt
Vendors
1 46 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.40%) TIBCO
3 10 (3.37%) Oracle
4 8 (2.69%) Bloomberg
5 7 (2.36%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.01%) Cadence
6 3 (1.01%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.01%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.67%) Charles River
7 2 (0.67%) HP
7 2 (0.67%) IBM
7 2 (0.67%) RedGate
8 1 (0.34%) Ariba
8 1 (0.34%) CODA
8 1 (0.34%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 1 (0.34%) New Relic
8 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.34%) SAP
8 1 (0.34%) Tableau
8 1 (0.34%) Xamarin