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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SpecFlow
North West / Manchester
Rank 83 89 90
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 5 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.38% 0.68% 0.062%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.15% 4.88% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 0
Median daily rate £365 £369 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.15% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £300
% change year-on-year -5.40% +23.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.38% -  

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 233 246 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.85% 13.85% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 164 137
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
3 4 (57.14%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) Web Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
4 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
5 2 (28.57%) GitHub
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (28.57%) Sitecore
5 2 (28.57%) NUnit
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) CMS
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) HTML
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio

SpecFlow
Top Related 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 2 (28.57%) CMS
1 2 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
5 2 (28.57%) NUnit
5 2 (28.57%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (14.29%) Subversion
6 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
2 3 (42.86%) QA Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Developer in Test
4 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Web Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
4 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Sitecore