Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 256 328 296
Rank change year-on-year +72 -32 -22
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 75 57 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.59% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.82% 1.72% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 38 53
South East median daily rate £450 £375 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.83% +7.33%
10th Percentile £325 £302 £342
90th Percentile £488 £511 £485
England median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £65.00 - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 £27.25 -
% change year-on-year +138.53% - -

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 1,962 3,306 2,958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.45% 19.57% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,165 2,041 1,803
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £316 £310
90th Percentile £585 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 53 86
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £33.00 £26.00
90th Percentile £71.88 £59.75 £60.50
England median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +3.66%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +41 40 £463 +23.33% 5
Surrey +60 20 £400 -7.25% 6
Thames Valley +7 8 £365 -5.81% 1
Berkshire +16 7 £365 +5.80% 1
Kent +10 3 - -
East Sussex - 2 £488 -
West Sussex - 2 £425 - 2
Oxfordshire +31 1 - -
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 66 (88.00%) C#
2 58 (77.33%) Test Automation
3 55 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (64.00%) Azure
5 44 (58.67%) BDD
6 39 (52.00%) Selenium
7 34 (45.33%) SQL
7 34 (45.33%) .NET
8 27 (36.00%) QA
9 23 (30.67%) Visual Studio
10 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
11 17 (22.67%) ASP.NET
11 17 (22.67%) MVC
11 17 (22.67%) PaaS
11 17 (22.67%) Redis
12 16 (21.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (21.33%) SOAP
12 16 (21.33%) Web Services
13 14 (18.67%) Manual Testing
13 14 (18.67%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (17.33%) DevOps
14 13 (17.33%) JIRA
15 12 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (16.00%) Integration Testing
15 12 (16.00%) Scrum
15 12 (16.00%) .NET Core
15 12 (16.00%) Jasmine
15 12 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (16.00%) TeamCity
15 12 (16.00%) Git (software)

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 11 (14.67%) Umbraco
2 10 (13.33%) Confluence
3 3 (4.00%) IIS
4 2 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (64.00%) Azure
2 17 (22.67%) PaaS
3 3 (4.00%) SaaS
4 2 (2.67%) IaaS
4 2 (2.67%) Loggly
5 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.33%) GCP
5 1 (1.33%) Trello
5 1 (1.33%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) PuTTY
1 3 (4.00%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.33%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.67%) Redis
2 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (4.00%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (4.00%) GIS
5 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (4.00%) SSDT
6 2 (2.67%) Big Data
6 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 39 (52.00%) Selenium
2 23 (30.67%) Visual Studio
3 13 (17.33%) JIRA
4 12 (16.00%) Git (software)
4 12 (16.00%) Jasmine
4 12 (16.00%) TeamCity
5 11 (14.67%) Babel
5 11 (14.67%) gulp
5 11 (14.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (14.67%) webpack
6 10 (13.33%) SoapUI
6 10 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (12.00%) Cucumber
7 9 (12.00%) JMeter
7 9 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (10.67%) Postman
9 7 (9.33%) WebDriver
10 5 (6.67%) LoadRunner
11 4 (5.33%) Appium
11 4 (5.33%) MSTest
General
1 7 (9.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Developer
2 14 (18.67%) .NET Developer
3 12 (16.00%) C# Developer
3 12 (16.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 12 (16.00%) Senior Developer
4 11 (14.67%) Tester
5 10 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (13.33%) Test Engineer
6 9 (12.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 9 (12.00%) Senior C# Developer
7 8 (10.67%) Automation Tester
8 6 (8.00%) Analyst
8 6 (8.00%) Test Analyst
8 6 (8.00%) Xamarin Developer
9 5 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) QA Engineer
11 3 (4.00%) Integration Developer
12 2 (2.67%) Azure Developer
12 2 (2.67%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (45.33%) .NET
2 17 (22.67%) ASP.NET
3 16 (21.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 16 (21.33%) SOAP
3 16 (21.33%) Web Services
4 12 (16.00%) .NET Core
5 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (14.67%) Swagger
6 9 (12.00%) .NET Framework
7 8 (10.67%) XML
8 7 (9.33%) RESTful
9 5 (6.67%) Gherkin
10 4 (5.33%) AngularJS
10 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (5.33%) Entity Framework
10 4 (5.33%) jQuery
10 4 (5.33%) LINQ
10 4 (5.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (4.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.67%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.33%) Life Science
5 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.67%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) Linux
3 3 (4.00%) Android
3 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.67%) VMS
5 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (77.33%) Test Automation
2 55 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (58.67%) BDD
4 17 (22.67%) MVC
5 14 (18.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 14 (18.67%) Manual Testing
6 13 (17.33%) DevOps
7 12 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (16.00%) Integration Testing
7 12 (16.00%) Scrum
8 11 (14.67%) TDD
9 9 (12.00%) Defect Management
9 9 (12.00%) Performance Testing
9 9 (12.00%) SDET
9 9 (12.00%) SDLC
9 9 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (10.67%) API Testing
10 8 (10.67%) Exploratory Testing
11 7 (9.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 66 (88.00%) C#
2 34 (45.33%) SQL
3 8 (10.67%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.67%) Java
5 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.33%) Python
6 3 (4.00%) F#
6 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.33%) C++
7 1 (1.33%) Go
7 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) ISEB
2 8 (10.67%) ISTQB
2 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) Degree
4 3 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (36.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) vSphere
2 1 (1.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.33%) Oracle
2 7 (9.33%) Xamarin
3 3 (4.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.00%) HP
3 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.00%) Software AG
3 3 (4.00%) VMware
3 3 (4.00%) webMethods
4 2 (2.67%) New Relic
5 1 (1.33%) Google
5 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com