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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 141 144
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 8 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.47% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.68% 3.69% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 7
Median daily rate £345 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.82% +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year +31.94% -  

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 477 488 421
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.20% 12.86% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 325 251
Median daily rate £409 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 13 9
Median hourly rate £41.25 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.96 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.10 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in the North West over the 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +18 5 £345 +17.44% 1
Cheshire +9 3 £375 -11.76% 1
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) C#
3 7 (50.00%) .NET
3 7 (50.00%) JIRA
3 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (42.86%) BDD
4 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 6 (42.86%) TDD
4 6 (42.86%) Selenium
4 6 (42.86%) jQuery
4 6 (42.86%) HTML
4 6 (42.86%) CSS
4 6 (42.86%) MVC
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
5 5 (35.71%) NUnit
5 5 (35.71%) HTML5
6 4 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (28.57%) SOLID
6 4 (28.57%) TypeScript
6 4 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (28.57%) Sass
6 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
6 4 (28.57%) QA
6 4 (28.57%) Web Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Test Management
6 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Kanban
6 4 (28.57%) TeamCity
6 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing

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 3 (21.43%) CMS
1 3 (21.43%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) GitHub
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
2 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) NUnit
4 4 (28.57%) TeamCity
4 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
5 3 (21.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
6 1 (7.14%) CMake
6 1 (7.14%) Gradle
6 1 (7.14%) InstallShield
6 1 (7.14%) MSTest
6 1 (7.14%) Subversion
6 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (7.14%) TestComplete
6 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (7.14%) WiX
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 4 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
4 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Developer in Test
4 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Build Manager
5 1 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) jQuery
3 5 (35.71%) HTML5
4 4 (28.57%) Sass
5 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.14%) Ajax
6 1 (7.14%) Angular 2
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
6 1 (7.14%) JSON
6 1 (7.14%) React
6 1 (7.14%) REST
6 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
3 6 (42.86%) MVC
3 6 (42.86%) TDD
4 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Kanban
5 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) SOLID
5 4 (28.57%) Test Management
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Web Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (21.43%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (14.29%) Analytics
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 1 (7.14%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) TypeScript
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Groovy
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VirtualBox
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Sitecore
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
3 1 (7.14%) VMware