The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 24 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 62 63
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 4 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.70% 1.16% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.41% 11.63% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 4
Median daily rate £380 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
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 Reading with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 74 86 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 12.89% 9.94% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 53 68
Median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £343 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) CRM
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) V-Model
3 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (50.00%) Fiddler
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) DSDM
3 2 (50.00%) C

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (25.00%) EPiServer
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Fiddler
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (25.00%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (25.00%) Development Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
1 3 (75.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) DSDM
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) V-Model
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Contact Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SDET
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) VirtualBox
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Kibana
1 1 (25.00%) logstash
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Packer
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Apigee
2 1 (25.00%) RedGate
2 1 (25.00%) Sage
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (25.00%) VMware