Period
to 5 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 5 April 2020 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 62 -
Rank change year-on-year +25 - -
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 3 5 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.26% 0.67% -
As % of the Development Applications category 6.00% 2.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £318 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.06% - -
East Midlands median daily rate £318 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -18.06% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 50 214 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 21.01% 28.65% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 156 105
Median daily rate £350 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £298 £313 £268
90th Percentile £449 £556 £488
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.37 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.35% -65.84% -
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.37 £42.25
% change year-on-year +7.35% -63.62% +9.74%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in Northamptonshire

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SpecFlow in Northamptonshire.

Daily rate trend for SpecFlow in Northamptonshire

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. 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
Kettering - 2 £360 -
Northampton +26 1 £275 -29.03%
SpecFlow
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
1 3 (100.00%) Confluence
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Robot Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) B2B
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Protractor
2 2 (66.67%) Fintech
2 2 (66.67%) Postman
3 1 (33.33%) Tricentis Tosca
3 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) SQL

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (100.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Tricentis Tosca
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Postman
2 2 (66.67%) Protractor
2 2 (66.67%) Robot Framework
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) B2B
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) Fintech
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA