Period
to 21 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 315 307 266
Rank change year-on-year -8 -41 +74
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 60 71 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.44% 0.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.90% 2.50% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 48 60
South East median daily rate £400 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +7.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £337 £298
90th Percentile £548 £517 £483
England median daily rate £465 £428 £394
% change year-on-year +8.77% +8.57% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
South East median hourly rate - £50.00 £44.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.16% -
England median hourly rate £38.00 £50.00 £44.19
% change year-on-year -24.00% +13.16% +29.01%

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 3,153 2,837 2,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.88% 17.47% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,935 1,731 1,371
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +8.00%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £300
90th Percentile £575 £585 £538
England median daily rate £488 £470 £435
% change year-on-year +3.72% +8.05% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 79 65
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% -5.75%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.00 £32.12
90th Percentile £59.13 £63.25 £51.50
England median hourly rate £42.75 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +7.41% +1.25%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -24 25 £406 +8.33% 6
Thames Valley +20 18 £369 -18.06% 4
Surrey -30 12 £400 -6.16% 4
Berkshire 0 9 £345 -23.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +27 6 £388 -
Kent +19 5 £388 -16.22%
Oxfordshire - 3 £465 - 2
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 53 (88.33%) Test Automation
2 45 (75.00%) C#
3 44 (73.33%) Selenium
4 27 (45.00%) BDD
5 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (40.00%) .NET
7 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
8 17 (28.33%) React
9 15 (25.00%) NUnit
9 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (25.00%) WebDriver
9 15 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
10 14 (23.33%) Cucumber
10 14 (23.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (21.67%) JMeter
11 13 (21.67%) SQL
12 12 (20.00%) MSTest
12 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (18.33%) Test Strategy
13 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
14 10 (16.67%) Functional Testing
14 10 (16.67%) Manual Testing
14 10 (16.67%) Virtual Team
15 9 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
15 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
15 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
15 9 (15.00%) JIRA
16 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
16 8 (13.33%) SOAP

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 4 (6.67%) Confluence
2 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) PaaS
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.33%) Azure Functions
3 2 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.33%) Serverless
4 1 (1.67%) IaaS
4 1 (1.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) HTTP
1 1 (1.67%) Internet
1 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.67%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 44 (73.33%) Selenium
2 15 (25.00%) NUnit
2 15 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 15 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 14 (23.33%) Cucumber
4 13 (21.67%) JMeter
5 12 (20.00%) MSTest
6 9 (15.00%) JIRA
7 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
8 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
9 4 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (5.00%) PVCS
10 3 (5.00%) SoapUI
10 3 (5.00%) Subversion
11 2 (3.33%) JBehave
11 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
11 2 (3.33%) Ranorex
11 2 (3.33%) ReSharper
11 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Analyst
1 16 (26.67%) Test Analyst
2 13 (21.67%) Automation Tester
2 13 (21.67%) Tester
3 8 (13.33%) Developer
4 7 (11.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 7 (11.67%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (10.00%) Architect
5 6 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Test Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Test Automation Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (3.33%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (40.00%) .NET
2 17 (28.33%) React
3 8 (13.33%) SOAP
4 7 (11.67%) Gherkin
5 6 (10.00%) Behat
6 5 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 5 (8.33%) Middleware
6 5 (8.33%) REST
7 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
7 4 (6.67%) Jest
7 4 (6.67%) WCF
8 3 (5.00%) Enzyme
8 3 (5.00%) JSON
8 3 (5.00%) RESTful
8 3 (5.00%) Web Services
8 3 (5.00%) XML
9 2 (3.33%) CSS
9 2 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Virtual Team
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.67%) Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (88.33%) Test Automation
2 27 (45.00%) BDD
3 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (23.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (18.33%) Test Strategy
7 10 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 10 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 9 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 7 (11.67%) API Testing
9 7 (11.67%) Unit Testing
10 6 (10.00%) API Integration
10 6 (10.00%) Scrum
10 6 (10.00%) SDLC
10 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
11 5 (8.33%) Integration Testing
11 5 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (75.00%) C#
2 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
3 13 (21.67%) SQL
4 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
5 8 (13.33%) Python
6 7 (11.67%) PHP
7 4 (6.67%) Java
8 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.33%) Ruby
9 1 (1.67%) C
9 1 (1.67%) C++
9 1 (1.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) ISEB
1 4 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Ansible
1 2 (3.33%) Kibana
1 2 (3.33%) Kubernetes
1 2 (3.33%) logstash
1 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.67%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle
2 3 (5.00%) Workday
3 2 (3.33%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.67%) Atlassian