Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 336 299 285
Rank change year-on-year -37 -14 +50
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 57 73 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.43% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.74% 2.44% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 43 59
South East median daily rate £375 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.52% +8.13% +7.14%
10th Percentile £309 £313 £275
90th Percentile £498 £475 £481
England median daily rate £450 £425 £384
% change year-on-year +5.88% +10.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
South East median hourly rate - £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
England median hourly rate £27.25 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -42.63% +11.76% +24.09%

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 3,272 2,996 2,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.55% 17.76% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,024 1,826 1,542
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £310 £290
90th Percentile £575 £570 £526
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 96 79
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +9.76% -3.53%
10th Percentile £28.30 £26.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £59.63 £52.50 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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
Thames Valley +22 19 £350 -12.50% 10
Hampshire -22 19 £375 -5.06% 7
Surrey -35 12 £425 - 1
Berkshire -10 11 £333 -16.88% 3
Buckinghamshire +21 6 £388 - 4
Kent +6 5 £388 -22.50% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £465 - 3
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 47 (82.46%) Test Automation
2 45 (78.95%) Selenium
3 39 (68.42%) C#
4 30 (52.63%) .NET
5 28 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (43.86%) BDD
7 19 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (28.07%) API Testing
9 13 (22.81%) QA
10 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
10 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
11 11 (19.30%) SQL
11 11 (19.30%) Java
11 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
11 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
11 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
12 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (15.79%) Scrum
13 9 (15.79%) Oracle
13 9 (15.79%) SoapUI
13 9 (15.79%) Test Strategy
13 9 (15.79%) React
14 8 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
14 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
14 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
14 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
14 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio

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 3 (5.26%) Confluence
2 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.75%) CMS
3 1 (1.75%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.75%) Kentico
3 1 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.75%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.26%) Azure Functions
3 3 (5.26%) Serverless
4 2 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.75%) NuGet
5 1 (1.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) PuTTY
1 4 (7.02%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.26%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.75%) MySQL
6 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 45 (78.95%) Selenium
2 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
3 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (15.79%) SoapUI
5 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
5 8 (14.04%) HP UFT
5 8 (14.04%) NUnit
5 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
5 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
6 7 (12.28%) JIRA
6 7 (12.28%) JMeter
6 7 (12.28%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (8.77%) Ant
7 5 (8.77%) Eclipse
7 5 (8.77%) LoadRunner
7 5 (8.77%) MSTest
7 5 (8.77%) TestNG
8 4 (7.02%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Analyst
1 19 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 13 (22.81%) Tester
3 12 (21.05%) Developer
4 11 (19.30%) Automation Tester
5 10 (17.54%) Automation Test Analyst
5 10 (17.54%) C# Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Architect
6 6 (10.53%) Developer in Test
6 6 (10.53%) Test Architect
6 6 (10.53%) Test Automation Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 4 (7.02%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Azure Developer
8 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Test Automation Architect
9 2 (3.51%) QA Automation Tester
9 2 (3.51%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (52.63%) .NET
2 9 (15.79%) React
3 7 (12.28%) SOAP
3 7 (12.28%) Web Services
4 6 (10.53%) AngularJS
4 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
4 6 (10.53%) Behat
4 6 (10.53%) REST
5 5 (8.77%) Gherkin
6 4 (7.02%) Jest
6 4 (7.02%) RESTful
7 3 (5.26%) Enzyme
7 3 (5.26%) JSON
7 3 (5.26%) Middleware
7 3 (5.26%) WCF
7 3 (5.26%) XML
8 2 (3.51%) CSS
8 2 (3.51%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (3.51%) HTML
9 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.26%) Virtual Team
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Linux
2 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (82.46%) Test Automation
2 28 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (43.86%) BDD
4 16 (28.07%) API Testing
5 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
6 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (15.79%) Scrum
7 9 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
8 8 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (12.28%) DevOps
9 7 (12.28%) QA Automation
9 7 (12.28%) SDET
9 7 (12.28%) Unit Testing
10 6 (10.53%) API Integration
10 6 (10.53%) Functional Testing
10 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
10 6 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
11 4 (7.02%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (68.42%) C#
2 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 11 (19.30%) Java
3 11 (19.30%) SQL
4 8 (14.04%) Python
5 7 (12.28%) F#
5 7 (12.28%) PHP
6 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.51%) C
7 2 (3.51%) C++
7 2 (3.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) ISEB
2 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Degree
3 4 (7.02%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) vSphere
2 2 (3.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.51%) Ansible
2 2 (3.51%) Kibana
2 2 (3.51%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.51%) logstash
2 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.51%) Puppet
2 2 (3.51%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle
3 7 (12.28%) HP
3 7 (12.28%) Software AG
3 7 (12.28%) webMethods
4 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.02%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.75%) Xamarin