Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 300 268
Rank change year-on-year +9 -32 +84
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 85 67 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.51% 0.41% 0.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.76% 2.38% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 37 76
South East median daily rate £393 £403 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.48% +8.78% +5.71%
10th Percentile £308 £343 £306
90th Percentile £500 £455 £481
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
South East median hourly rate - £47.50 -
England median hourly rate £27.25 £47.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -42.63% +31.94% +5.11%

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 3,082 2,820 2,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.63% 17.21% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,915 1,695 1,652
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £290
90th Percentile £575 £544 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 84 79
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £26.50 £28.75 £32.37
90th Percentile £53.75 £77.50 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018. 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
Hampshire -1 32 £369 -7.23% 3
Surrey -21 29 £400 -5.88% 1
Thames Valley +3 19 £364 -9.06% 7
Berkshire -10 11 £325 -18.75% 4
Buckinghamshire +20 6 £388 -
Kent - 3 £400 - 2
Oxfordshire +12 2 £465 +16.25% 3
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 68 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 67 (78.82%) Selenium
3 58 (68.24%) C#
4 49 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (55.29%) .NET
6 33 (38.82%) BDD
7 28 (32.94%) Microsoft Azure
8 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
9 26 (30.59%) API Testing
10 24 (28.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (27.06%) Test Strategy
12 21 (24.71%) Performance Testing
13 20 (23.53%) Visual Studio
13 20 (23.53%) Java
13 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
13 20 (23.53%) HP
13 20 (23.53%) Scrum
14 19 (22.35%) HP UFT
14 19 (22.35%) SQL
14 19 (22.35%) QA
15 18 (21.18%) Oracle
15 18 (21.18%) SoapUI
16 17 (20.00%) JavaScript
16 17 (20.00%) Linux
16 17 (20.00%) Security Cleared
17 16 (18.82%) F#
17 16 (18.82%) SC Cleared
17 16 (18.82%) Oracle APEX
17 16 (18.82%) Windows
17 16 (18.82%) Web Services

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 6 (7.06%) Confluence
2 4 (4.71%) IIS
3 2 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.18%) CMS
4 1 (1.18%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.18%) Kentico
4 1 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (32.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.71%) Azure Functions
2 4 (4.71%) Serverless
3 2 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.18%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) PuTTY
1 11 (12.94%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
2 16 (18.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 16 (18.82%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (12.94%) Oracle Database
3 11 (12.94%) Oracle Database 10g
3 11 (12.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.71%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (4.71%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 67 (78.82%) Selenium
2 24 (28.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (23.53%) Visual Studio
4 19 (22.35%) HP UFT
5 18 (21.18%) SoapUI
6 16 (18.82%) Oracle APEX
7 15 (17.65%) LoadRunner
8 14 (16.47%) Ant
8 14 (16.47%) Eclipse
8 14 (16.47%) TestNG
9 11 (12.94%) Cucumber
9 11 (12.94%) JIRA
10 10 (11.76%) WebDriver
11 9 (10.59%) NUnit
12 8 (9.41%) Git (software)
12 8 (9.41%) JMeter
12 8 (9.41%) TeamCity
13 7 (8.24%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (5.88%) Protractor
15 4 (4.71%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (23.53%) Analyst
1 20 (23.53%) Developer
2 19 (22.35%) Test Analyst
3 18 (21.18%) Tester
4 16 (18.82%) Automation Tester
4 16 (18.82%) C# Developer
5 11 (12.94%) Automation Test Analyst
6 10 (11.76%) Test Automation Developer
7 8 (9.41%) Developer in Test
7 8 (9.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 8 (9.41%) Selenium Tester
7 8 (9.41%) Test Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Architect
8 6 (7.06%) Test Architect
8 6 (7.06%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Software Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Software Tester
10 4 (4.71%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Technical Specialist
10 4 (4.71%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (55.29%) .NET
2 16 (18.82%) Web Services
3 13 (15.29%) ASP.NET
3 13 (15.29%) SOAP
4 10 (11.76%) React
4 10 (11.76%) XML
5 9 (10.59%) AngularJS
5 9 (10.59%) RESTful
6 8 (9.41%) Middleware
7 7 (8.24%) Gherkin
7 7 (8.24%) REST
8 6 (7.06%) .NET Framework
8 6 (7.06%) Behat
9 5 (5.88%) JSON
9 5 (5.88%) WCF
10 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (4.71%) Entity Framework
10 4 (4.71%) jQuery
10 4 (4.71%) LINQ
10 4 (4.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (3.53%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.00%) Linux
2 16 (18.82%) Windows
2 16 (18.82%) Windows Server
3 11 (12.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (12.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 49 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (38.82%) BDD
4 26 (30.59%) API Testing
5 23 (27.06%) Test Strategy
6 21 (24.71%) Performance Testing
7 20 (23.53%) Scrum
8 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (15.29%) DevOps
8 13 (15.29%) System Integration Testing
8 13 (15.29%) Test Scripting
9 12 (14.12%) TDD
10 11 (12.94%) QA Automation
10 11 (12.94%) SDET
11 9 (10.59%) Software Engineering
12 8 (9.41%) Microservices
12 8 (9.41%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (9.41%) SOA
12 8 (9.41%) Test Management
12 8 (9.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (68.24%) C#
2 20 (23.53%) Java
3 19 (22.35%) SQL
4 17 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 16 (18.82%) F#
6 8 (9.41%) Python
7 6 (7.06%) PHP
8 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.35%) C
9 2 (2.35%) C++
9 2 (2.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.82%) SC Cleared
3 15 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (16.47%) ISEB
5 11 (12.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (8.24%) ISTQB
7 6 (7.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.35%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) GCP
3 1 (1.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) vSphere
2 6 (7.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) HP ALM
2 4 (4.71%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.53%) vRealize
4 2 (2.35%) Ansible
4 2 (2.35%) Kibana
4 2 (2.35%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.35%) logstash
4 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (23.53%) HP
1 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.18%) Oracle
3 16 (18.82%) Software AG
3 16 (18.82%) webMethods
4 11 (12.94%) Red Hat
4 11 (12.94%) VMware
5 3 (3.53%) Capita
6 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.18%) Sitecore