Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 19 November 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 288 260 319
Rank change year-on-year -28 +59 +22
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 70 105 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.63% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.36% 4.16% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 64 49
South East median daily rate £406 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £313 £279 £310
90th Percentile £475 £491 £452
England median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year +11.76% +24.09% -

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 South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2964 2523 2600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.87% 15.18% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1808 1540 1590
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £310 £293 £263
90th Percentile £572 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 67
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26.00 £32.50 £25.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £59.31 £50.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in the South East

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in the South East

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in the South East

SpecFlow
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SpecFlow in the South East

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Surrey -8 26 £425 +13.33% 1
Hampshire -14 22 £385 +10.00% 4
Thames Valley -20 15 £400 +6.67%
Berkshire +13 12 £400 +11.11%
West Sussex -6 4 £356 -
Buckinghamshire -25 3 - -
East Sussex -2 2 - - 1
Kent - 1 £500 -
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 South East region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 46 (65.71%) Test Automation
2 44 (62.86%) Selenium
3 41 (58.57%) .NET
4 39 (55.71%) C#
5 33 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (47.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 31 (44.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (42.86%) SQL Server
8 27 (38.57%) Oracle
9 24 (34.29%) BDD
10 23 (32.86%) API Testing
10 23 (32.86%) Java
10 23 (32.86%) Web Services
11 22 (31.43%) SQL
11 22 (31.43%) NUnit
11 22 (31.43%) Test Strategy
11 22 (31.43%) Git (software)
12 21 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (28.57%) Eclipse
13 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
13 20 (28.57%) HP UFT
14 19 (27.14%) HP
14 19 (27.14%) JavaScript
14 19 (27.14%) F#
15 16 (22.86%) SoapUI
15 16 (22.86%) SQL Server 2016
15 16 (22.86%) ISEB
15 16 (22.86%) Windows
15 16 (22.86%) Performance Testing
16 15 (21.43%) WCF

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (4.29%) Confluence
2 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (44.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (8.57%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (7.14%) npm
3 5 (7.14%) Serverless
3 5 (7.14%) Yarn
4 4 (5.71%) IaaS
4 4 (5.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) PuTTY
1 15 (21.43%) WinSCP
2 3 (4.29%) Internet
3 2 (2.86%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.86%) Skype
3 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.43%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (22.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 15 (21.43%) Oracle Database
4 14 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 14 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (8.57%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (5.71%) GIS
7 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (4.29%) Big Data
8 3 (4.29%) Hadoop
8 3 (4.29%) Redis
9 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 44 (62.86%) Selenium
2 33 (47.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (31.43%) Git (software)
3 22 (31.43%) NUnit
4 20 (28.57%) Eclipse
4 20 (28.57%) HP UFT
5 16 (22.86%) SoapUI
6 15 (21.43%) Ant
6 15 (21.43%) Oracle APEX
6 15 (21.43%) TestNG
7 14 (20.00%) Moq
8 13 (18.57%) LoadRunner
9 12 (17.14%) Cucumber
9 12 (17.14%) Visual Studio
10 11 (15.71%) WebDriver
11 10 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (12.86%) JIRA
13 8 (11.43%) Bitbucket
14 6 (8.57%) Jenkins
14 6 (8.57%) NuGet
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
2 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.29%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Retail
3 3 (4.29%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.86%) Publishing
5 1 (1.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (47.14%) Developer
2 13 (18.57%) .NET Developer
3 12 (17.14%) Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Test Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Test Engineer
4 11 (15.71%) C# Developer
4 11 (15.71%) Test Automation Engineer
5 10 (14.29%) Developer in Test
5 10 (14.29%) Tester
6 9 (12.86%) Azure Developer
7 7 (10.00%) Automation Tester
8 6 (8.57%) AWS Developer
9 5 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (7.14%) Integration Developer
10 4 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (5.71%) QA Automation Tester
10 4 (5.71%) QA Tester
10 4 (5.71%) SQL Developer
11 3 (4.29%) Oracle Developer
11 3 (4.29%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (58.57%) .NET
2 23 (32.86%) Web Services
3 21 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 15 (21.43%) WCF
5 14 (20.00%) Gherkin
6 9 (12.86%) React
6 9 (12.86%) REST
7 6 (8.57%) .NET Framework
7 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET
7 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (8.57%) jQuery
7 6 (8.57%) Swagger
8 5 (7.14%) .NET Core
8 5 (7.14%) JSON
8 5 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (7.14%) SOAP
9 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 4 (5.71%) Entity Framework
9 4 (5.71%) OpenID
9 4 (5.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.43%) Clustering
2 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.86%) Windows
2 13 (18.57%) Linux
2 13 (18.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (18.57%) Windows Server
2 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.29%) Android
3 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (65.71%) Test Automation
2 33 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (34.29%) BDD
4 23 (32.86%) API Testing
5 22 (31.43%) Test Strategy
6 16 (22.86%) Performance Testing
7 15 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
8 14 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
9 13 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (15.71%) CRM
10 11 (15.71%) Scrum
11 10 (14.29%) API Development
11 10 (14.29%) TDD
12 9 (12.86%) DevOps
13 7 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (10.00%) Software Testing
13 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (10.00%) Web Application Development
14 6 (8.57%) MVC
14 6 (8.57%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (55.71%) C#
2 23 (32.86%) Java
3 22 (31.43%) SQL
4 19 (27.14%) F#
4 19 (27.14%) JavaScript
5 10 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 9 (12.86%) TypeScript
7 5 (7.14%) CoffeeScript
8 4 (5.71%) ES6
8 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.29%) Apple Swift
9 3 (4.29%) Ruby
10 2 (2.86%) Python
10 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.43%) VBA
11 1 (1.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) ISEB
2 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
2 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
3 10 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
3 10 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 13 (18.57%) vSphere
2 8 (11.43%) Docker
3 2 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.86%) vRealize
3 1 (1.43%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 27 (38.57%) Oracle
2 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 19 (27.14%) HP
4 13 (18.57%) Red Hat
4 13 (18.57%) VMware
5 11 (15.71%) Software AG
5 11 (15.71%) webMethods
6 10 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (5.71%) ESRI
8 1 (1.43%) SAP