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 3 months to 25 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
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 228 256
Rank change year-on-year +6 +28  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 16 49 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.56% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.28% 3.78% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 14
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £429 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1249 1298 1225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.35% 14.73% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 794 745
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +12 4 £380 +5.55%
East Sussex +4 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 £438 -
Hampshire -18 2 £348 -7.33% 5
Surrey -2 1 £363 -9.37% 5
Oxfordshire -8 1 £400 -5.88%
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 39 (88.64%) Test Automation
2 38 (86.36%) Selenium
3 36 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (70.45%) BDD
5 30 (68.18%) C#
6 27 (61.36%) .NET
7 23 (52.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
9 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
10 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
10 19 (43.18%) Scrum
10 19 (43.18%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (43.18%) Test Strategy
11 17 (38.64%) SQL
12 16 (36.36%) F#
13 15 (34.09%) XML
14 14 (31.82%) Web Services
14 14 (31.82%) Windows
14 14 (31.82%) Oracle
14 14 (31.82%) Exploratory Testing
15 13 (29.55%) Protractor
15 13 (29.55%) Defect Tracking
15 13 (29.55%) Oracle Database
15 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (29.55%) IIS
15 13 (29.55%) Regression Testing
15 13 (29.55%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
16 12 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (27.27%) TeamCity

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 13 (29.55%) IIS
2 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.27%) CMS
4 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.27%) EPiServer
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.27%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.09%) IaaS
2 4 (9.09%) PaaS
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) PuTTY
1 9 (20.45%) WinSCP
2 4 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 4 (9.09%) LDAP
2 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.55%) DNS
3 2 (4.55%) HTTP
3 2 (4.55%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
2 13 (29.55%) Oracle Database
2 13 (29.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 12 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (86.36%) Selenium
2 23 (52.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (29.55%) Protractor
4 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 12 (27.27%) TeamCity
5 11 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 9 (20.45%) HP UFT
6 9 (20.45%) JIRA
6 9 (20.45%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (15.91%) MSTest
7 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
8 5 (11.36%) Ant
8 5 (11.36%) Eclipse
8 5 (11.36%) SoapUI
8 5 (11.36%) TestNG
9 4 (9.09%) LoadRunner
9 4 (9.09%) Moq
9 4 (9.09%) Toad
9 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (11.36%) Marketing
1 5 (11.36%) Publishing
2 2 (4.55%) Electronics
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Developer
2 12 (27.27%) Developer in Test
3 10 (22.73%) Tester
4 8 (18.18%) Automation Tester
5 5 (11.36%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Test Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (6.82%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Strategy Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Test Automation Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (61.36%) .NET
2 15 (34.09%) XML
3 14 (31.82%) Web Services
4 10 (22.73%) .NET Framework
5 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 7 (15.91%) Ajax
6 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 6 (13.64%) WCF
8 5 (11.36%) REST
8 5 (11.36%) RESTful
9 4 (9.09%) OAuth2
9 4 (9.09%) OpenID
9 4 (9.09%) React
9 4 (9.09%) Redux
9 4 (9.09%) XML-RPC
10 3 (6.82%) Entity Framework
10 3 (6.82%) JSON
10 3 (6.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.82%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Windows
2 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 9 (20.45%) Linux
3 9 (20.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.55%) Android
5 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (88.64%) Test Automation
2 36 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (70.45%) BDD
4 19 (43.18%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (43.18%) Scrum
4 19 (43.18%) Test Strategy
5 14 (31.82%) Exploratory Testing
6 13 (29.55%) Defect Tracking
6 13 (29.55%) Regression Testing
7 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 10 (22.73%) DevOps
8 10 (22.73%) System Integration Testing
8 10 (22.73%) TDD
9 9 (20.45%) Integration Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
10 8 (18.18%) MVC
10 8 (18.18%) Test Management
10 8 (18.18%) Validation
11 6 (13.64%) Kanban
11 6 (13.64%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (68.18%) C#
2 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (38.64%) SQL
4 16 (36.36%) F#
5 9 (20.45%) T-SQL
6 8 (18.18%) VB
7 6 (13.64%) Java
7 6 (13.64%) TypeScript
8 4 (9.09%) ES6
9 3 (6.82%) C
9 3 (6.82%) C++
10 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
10 2 (4.55%) VBScript
11 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) ISEB
3 4 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.82%) HNC
4 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) HND
5 1 (2.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) vSphere
2 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) Terminal Services
2 4 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.27%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) vRealize
2 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.27%) Kibana
3 1 (2.27%) logstash
3 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) Packer
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.82%) Oracle
3 9 (20.45%) HP
3 9 (20.45%) Red Hat
3 9 (20.45%) VMware
4 2 (4.55%) DevExpress
4 2 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) Apigee
5 1 (2.27%) RedGate
5 1 (2.27%) Sage
5 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
Winchester, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago