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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SpecFlow
England / North West
Rank 122 136 149
Rank change year-on-year +14 +13  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 6 21 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.55% 0.028%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.40% 3.90% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 0
Median daily rate £355 £370 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.05% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £370 £315
% change year-on-year -3.71% +17.46%  
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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 429 538 403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.72% 14.02% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 328 262
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £44.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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
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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 5 £365 - 3
Cheshire +21 1 £275 -35.29% 1
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 5 (62.50%) QA
2 5 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) NUnit
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) CMS
5 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (25.00%) Sitecore
5 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (25.00%) GitHub
5 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (25.00%) QA Automation
6 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
6 1 (12.50%) Sass
6 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design

SpecFlow
Top Related 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 (25.00%) CMS
1 2 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
5 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (25.00%) NUnit
5 2 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (12.50%) MSTest
6 1 (12.50%) Subversion
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 4 (50.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (37.50%) QA Tester
4 2 (25.00%) Developer
4 2 (25.00%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Developer in Test
5 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
4 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Sitecore