Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 153 147
Rank change year-on-year +19 -6 -22
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 8 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.27% 0.085% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.57% 0.56% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Manchester median daily rate £350 - £325
10th Percentile £254 - £251
90th Percentile £418 - £339
North West median daily rate £340 £425 £345
% change year-on-year -20.00% +23.19% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 511 539 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.39% 15.20% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 376 295
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +11.54%
10th Percentile £290 £308 £266
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 27
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +29.03%
10th Percentile £35.00 £29.81 £25.00
90th Percentile £58.50 £40.00 £41.40
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +10.29%

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

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Kanban
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) NUnit
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (37.50%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (37.50%) HTML5
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (37.50%) Sass
4 3 (37.50%) TypeScript
4 3 (37.50%) SOLID
4 3 (37.50%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA

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 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) CouchDB
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) NUnit
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 2 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) HTML5
2 3 (37.50%) jQuery
2 3 (37.50%) Sass
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (12.50%) React
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) SignalR
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Kanban
2 4 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (37.50%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (37.50%) SOLID
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 1 (12.50%) Informatics
5 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
5 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) TypeScript
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Sitecore