Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 292 308 316
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8 +43
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 95 51 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.56% 0.32% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.00% 1.97% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 33 47
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £302 £313 £325
90th Percentile £487 £475 £450
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £48.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £48.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +35.42% -

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 3,168 2,592 2,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.57% 16.27% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,943 1,550 1,659
South East median daily rate £445 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.88% +1.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £575 £544 £526
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 88 88
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% +16.88%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.00 £30.13
90th Percentile £56.00 £74.34 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +17 44 £359 -10.25% 3
Surrey +1 41 £400 -5.88% 5
Thames Valley -11 6 £325 -18.75% 4
Berkshire -20 6 £325 -16.67% 3
West Sussex -1 2 - -
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 79 (83.16%) Selenium
2 77 (81.05%) Test Automation
3 63 (66.32%) C#
4 62 (65.26%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (58.95%) .NET
6 43 (45.26%) SQL Server
7 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
8 37 (38.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 35 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
9 35 (36.84%) API Testing
9 35 (36.84%) HP
9 35 (36.84%) Web Services
9 35 (36.84%) Scrum
9 35 (36.84%) Performance Testing
10 34 (35.79%) HP UFT
10 34 (35.79%) Test Strategy
11 32 (33.68%) BDD
12 31 (32.63%) SoapUI
12 31 (32.63%) Oracle
12 31 (32.63%) Java
13 30 (31.58%) Software AG
13 30 (31.58%) webMethods
13 30 (31.58%) Oracle APEX
13 30 (31.58%) F#
14 29 (30.53%) TestNG
14 29 (30.53%) SQL Server 2012
14 29 (30.53%) SQL Server 2016
14 29 (30.53%) Windows Server
14 29 (30.53%) Ant
14 29 (30.53%) Eclipse

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 9 (9.47%) Confluence
2 4 (4.21%) IIS
3 1 (1.05%) CMS
3 1 (1.05%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.05%) Kentico
3 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 35 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.21%) Serverless
3 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.05%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.37%) PuTTY
1 26 (27.37%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (45.26%) SQL Server
2 29 (30.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 29 (30.53%) SQL Server 2016
3 25 (26.32%) Oracle Database
4 24 (25.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 24 (25.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.21%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (4.21%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 79 (83.16%) Selenium
2 37 (38.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (35.79%) HP UFT
4 31 (32.63%) SoapUI
5 30 (31.58%) Oracle APEX
6 29 (30.53%) Ant
6 29 (30.53%) Eclipse
6 29 (30.53%) TestNG
7 26 (27.37%) LoadRunner
7 26 (27.37%) Visual Studio
8 15 (15.79%) JIRA
9 10 (10.53%) WebDriver
10 9 (9.47%) Cucumber
11 8 (8.42%) TeamCity
12 6 (6.32%) Protractor
13 5 (5.26%) Git (software)
13 5 (5.26%) NUnit
14 4 (4.21%) JMeter
15 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
16 2 (2.11%) Toad
General
1 10 (10.53%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Advertising
4 2 (2.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (26.32%) Analyst
2 23 (24.21%) Developer
3 22 (23.16%) Test Analyst
4 21 (22.11%) Tester
5 19 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 19 (20.00%) C# Developer
6 16 (16.84%) Automation Test Analyst
7 15 (15.79%) Test Engineer
8 12 (12.63%) Test Automation Developer
9 10 (10.53%) Developer in Test
10 9 (9.47%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 6 (6.32%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 6 (6.32%) Selenium Tester
12 5 (5.26%) Software Developer
12 5 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
12 5 (5.26%) Test Specialist
13 4 (4.21%) Azure Developer
13 4 (4.21%) Software Tester
13 4 (4.21%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (58.95%) .NET
2 35 (36.84%) Web Services
3 13 (13.68%) SOAP
4 12 (12.63%) ASP.NET
5 11 (11.58%) Gherkin
5 11 (11.58%) Middleware
6 10 (10.53%) AngularJS
6 10 (10.53%) XML
7 9 (9.47%) RESTful
8 8 (8.42%) .NET Framework
8 8 (8.42%) REST
9 6 (6.32%) JSON
9 6 (6.32%) WCF
10 5 (5.26%) LINQ
11 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (4.21%) Entity Framework
11 4 (4.21%) jQuery
11 4 (4.21%) React
11 4 (4.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
1 3 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.11%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.05%) Clustering
3 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.53%) Windows
1 29 (30.53%) Windows Server
2 28 (29.47%) Linux
3 24 (25.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (24.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (81.05%) Test Automation
2 62 (65.26%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (36.84%) API Testing
3 35 (36.84%) Performance Testing
3 35 (36.84%) Scrum
4 34 (35.79%) Test Strategy
5 32 (33.68%) BDD
6 25 (26.32%) DevOps
6 25 (26.32%) System Integration Testing
7 16 (16.84%) Defect Tracking
8 14 (14.74%) Kanban
9 13 (13.68%) TDD
10 12 (12.63%) QA Automation
10 12 (12.63%) SDET
10 12 (12.63%) Test Scripting
11 11 (11.58%) Collaborative Working
12 10 (10.53%) SOA
13 9 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (8.42%) E-Commerce
14 8 (8.42%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (66.32%) C#
2 31 (32.63%) Java
3 30 (31.58%) F#
4 18 (18.95%) SQL
5 12 (12.63%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.11%) Python
7 1 (1.05%) C
7 1 (1.05%) C++
7 1 (1.05%) XAML
Qualifications
1 27 (28.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 25 (26.32%) SC Cleared
2 25 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 24 (25.26%) ISEB
4 23 (24.21%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (6.32%) Degree
6 5 (5.26%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.11%) HNC
8 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (24.21%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (25.26%) vSphere
2 4 (4.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (26.32%) HP ALM
2 6 (6.32%) vRealize
3 4 (4.21%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.05%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
2 35 (36.84%) HP
3 31 (32.63%) Oracle
4 30 (31.58%) Software AG
4 30 (31.58%) webMethods
5 24 (25.26%) Red Hat
5 24 (25.26%) VMware
6 3 (3.16%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.11%) Capita
8 1 (1.05%) Sitecore