The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SpecFlow skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 103 89
Rank change year-on-year +18 -14  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.35% 0.11% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.30% 0.89% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £345 £294 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.44% -9.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £222 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £371 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year +31.94% -  

SpecFlow is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 217 224 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.39% 12.54% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 356 150
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in Manchester

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SpecFlow in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) jQuery
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Web Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 4 (44.44%) Kanban
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) NUnit
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) JIRA
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
3 4 (44.44%) HTML5
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (44.44%) Sass
3 4 (44.44%) TypeScript
3 4 (44.44%) SOLID
3 4 (44.44%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (33.33%) Jenkins

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (33.33%) CMS
1 3 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) GitHub
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
1 4 (44.44%) NUnit
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
2 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (33.33%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
2 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
2 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) CSS
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) jQuery
2 4 (44.44%) HTML5
2 4 (44.44%) Sass
3 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) Kanban
3 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) SOLID
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Web Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (11.11%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) OOP
5 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) TypeScript
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Sitecore
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft