Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 210 232
Rank change year-on-year +25 +22 -35
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 21 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.13% 0.80% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 8
North West median daily rate £340 £425 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +23.19% -1.43%
10th Percentile £266 £373 £286
90th Percentile £463 £438 £368
England median daily rate £425 £390 £390
% change year-on-year +8.97% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year +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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 987 1003 1155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.29% 14.62% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 675 692
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £289 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £526
England median daily rate £455 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +7.06% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 45
North West median hourly rate £41.13 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £35.00 £34.85 £27.30
90th Percentile £51.25 £44.30 £40.60
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in the North West

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in the North West

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in the North West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in the North West

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Manchester +21 8 £350 -6.67% 4
Cheshire +11 7 £340 -20.00% 1
Merseyside - 2 £250 -
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 18 (85.71%) C#
2 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (47.62%) JIRA
4 10 (47.62%) Selenium
5 9 (42.86%) .NET
6 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 6 (28.57%) MVC
8 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
8 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
8 5 (23.81%) VBScript
8 5 (23.81%) TeamCity
8 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
8 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
8 5 (23.81%) TypeScript
8 5 (23.81%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (19.05%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
9 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
9 4 (19.05%) Kanban
9 4 (19.05%) Scrum
9 4 (19.05%) TDD
9 4 (19.05%) NUnit
9 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
10 3 (14.29%) HTML
10 3 (14.29%) Java

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (9.52%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) CouchDB
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) JIRA
1 10 (47.62%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
2 5 (23.81%) TeamCity
3 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
3 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
3 4 (19.05%) NUnit
4 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (9.52%) Bitbucket
4 2 (9.52%) CMake
4 2 (9.52%) Gradle
4 2 (9.52%) gulp
4 2 (9.52%) InstallShield
4 2 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (9.52%) TestComplete
4 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
4 2 (9.52%) webpack
4 2 (9.52%) WiX
5 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 5 (23.81%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (23.81%) C# Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Developer in Test
6 3 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
7 2 (9.52%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (9.52%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
7 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Tester
8 1 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Build Manager
8 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) HTML5
2 3 (14.29%) jQuery
2 3 (14.29%) Sass
3 2 (9.52%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (9.52%) Ninject
3 2 (9.52%) OAuth2
4 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.76%) React
4 1 (4.76%) RESTful
4 1 (4.76%) SignalR
4 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (28.57%) MVC
4 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 5 (23.81%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
6 4 (19.05%) Kanban
6 4 (19.05%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Scrum
6 4 (19.05%) TDD
7 3 (14.29%) BDD
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (14.29%) SDET
7 3 (14.29%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) C#
2 5 (23.81%) TypeScript
2 5 (23.81%) VBScript
3 3 (14.29%) F#
3 3 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) Groovy
4 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VirtualBox
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Atlassian
1 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (9.52%) Sitecore
1 2 (9.52%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft