Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 17 August 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 > North East
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 96 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 - -
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 19 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.49% 0.081% -
As % of the Development Applications category 6.38% 0.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 0
North East median daily rate £300 £463 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.14% - -
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.00 £48.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -22.05% +35.42% -

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 the North East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 298 237 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 23.43% 19.25% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 162 256
North East median daily rate £400 £386 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% +17.05% -5.71%
10th Percentile £295 £300 £238
90th Percentile £543 £550 £488
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 13
North East median hourly rate £35.50 £45.83 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.54% +63.68% +80.65%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £42.45
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.83% +13.20%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in the North East

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in the North East

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the North East region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Tyne and Wear +16 19 £300 -35.14% 1
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 North East region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 19 (100.00%) TDD
1 19 (100.00%) BDD
2 18 (94.74%) ASP.NET MVC
2 18 (94.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 18 (94.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (94.74%) C#
2 18 (94.74%) SQL
2 18 (94.74%) T-SQL
2 18 (94.74%) .NET
2 18 (94.74%) SQL Server
2 18 (94.74%) ASP.NET
2 18 (94.74%) MVC
3 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (84.21%) Scrum
4 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
5 13 (68.42%) Windows
5 13 (68.42%) Linux
6 11 (57.89%) Degree
7 9 (47.37%) Banking
7 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (47.37%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (31.58%) Finance
8 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
9 4 (21.05%) Retail Banking
10 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
11 1 (5.26%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
11 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (5.26%) Selenium
11 1 (5.26%) Test Automation

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (94.74%) SQL Server
1 18 (94.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 18 (94.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (47.37%) Banking
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Developer
2 17 (89.47%) C# Developer
3 7 (36.84%) .NET Developer
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (31.58%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (31.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) T-SQL Developer
6 2 (10.53%) SSIS Developer
7 1 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
7 1 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) .NET
1 18 (94.74%) ASP.NET
1 18 (94.74%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Linux
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) BDD
1 19 (100.00%) TDD
2 18 (94.74%) MVC
3 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (84.21%) Scrum
4 9 (47.37%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) C#
1 18 (94.74%) SQL
1 18 (94.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Capita