Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 188 185 210
Rank change year-on-year -3 +25 +21
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 23 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.33% 0.049%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.99% 1.84% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 1
North West median daily rate £400 £355 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.68% -1.39% -1.37%
10th Percentile £288 £266 £350
90th Percentile £475 £386 £370
England median daily rate £464 £428 £400
% change year-on-year +8.48% +6.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.00 £50.00 £44.19
% change year-on-year -24.00% +13.16% +29.01%

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 1,155 980 962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.37% 18.14% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 677 652
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £284
90th Percentile £608 £550 £500
England median daily rate £488 £470 £430
% change year-on-year +3.72% +9.30% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 28
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.25 £41.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.86% -2.72% +10.33%
10th Percentile £33.84 £36.25 £35.08
90th Percentile £48.75 £56.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -3.41% +7.32% +2.50%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 -1 16 £400 +8.11% 8
Merseyside -3 4 £450 +20.00% 1
Cheshire -4 2 £405 +19.12% 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 22 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 21 (91.30%) Selenium
3 18 (78.26%) C#
4 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
5 9 (39.13%) JIRA
6 7 (30.43%) .NET
6 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
7 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
7 6 (26.09%) QA
7 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (26.09%) NUnit
7 6 (26.09%) Scrum
8 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
8 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
8 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Confluence
8 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
9 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
9 4 (17.39%) DevOps
9 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
9 4 (17.39%) BDD
9 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
9 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
9 4 (17.39%) Load Testing
9 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
9 4 (17.39%) JMeter
9 4 (17.39%) JUnit

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 5 (21.74%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) CouchDB
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (91.30%) Selenium
2 9 (39.13%) JIRA
2 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
3 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
4 6 (26.09%) NUnit
4 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
6 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
6 4 (17.39%) JMeter
6 4 (17.39%) JUnit
7 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
8 1 (4.35%) Gatling
8 1 (4.35%) gulp
8 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
8 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (4.35%) Ranorex
8 1 (4.35%) The Grinder
8 1 (4.35%) Travis CI
8 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 1 (4.35%) webpack
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Automation Tester
1 10 (43.48%) Tester
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Lead Tester
4 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Developer in Test
5 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Developer
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Lead
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
3 3 (13.04%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (8.70%) Nightwatchjs
5 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (4.35%) Ninject
5 1 (4.35%) OAuth
5 1 (4.35%) OAuth2
5 1 (4.35%) React
5 1 (4.35%) RESTful
5 1 (4.35%) SignalR
5 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Scrum
3 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
4 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
4 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 4 (17.39%) BDD
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (17.39%) DevOps
5 4 (17.39%) Load Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 3 (13.04%) MVC
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
7 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
7 2 (8.70%) Kanban
7 2 (8.70%) Pair Programming
7 2 (8.70%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) C#
2 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Cypress Semiconductor
1 1 (4.35%) Telerik