The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 133 112
Rank change year-on-year +11 -21  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 16 10 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.59% 0.33% 1.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.45% 2.38% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 27
Median daily rate £360 £450 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £325 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £460 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 464 421 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.08% 14.07% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 286 298
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 28
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.45 £37.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.89% +13.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.55 £32.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £43.00 £44.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SpecFlow in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in the South West

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in the South West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in the South West

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Wiltshire +10 6 £350 -
Bristol -10 2 £311 -30.88% 4
Dorset - 2 £345 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £363 -
Somerset - 1 £360 - 1
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 44 (83.02%) Selenium
2 42 (79.25%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (79.25%) Test Automation
3 38 (71.70%) C#
4 36 (67.92%) .NET
4 36 (67.92%) BDD
5 35 (66.04%) Gherkin
6 27 (50.94%) Scrum
7 24 (45.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (43.40%) TDD
9 22 (41.51%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (37.74%) Cucumber
11 19 (35.85%) HP UFT
12 18 (33.96%) SC Cleared
12 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
13 15 (28.30%) Web Services
13 15 (28.30%) SQL
14 14 (26.42%) Java
14 14 (26.42%) Oracle
14 14 (26.42%) HP
14 14 (26.42%) Regression Testing
14 14 (26.42%) F#
15 13 (24.53%) Test Scripting
16 12 (22.64%) WebDriver
16 12 (22.64%) Test Planning
17 11 (20.75%) System Integration Testing
17 11 (20.75%) Exploratory Testing
17 11 (20.75%) TeamCity
17 11 (20.75%) Integration Testing
17 11 (20.75%) .NET Framework

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
3 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.89%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) PuTTY
1 10 (18.87%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.87%) Oracle Database
2 10 (18.87%) Oracle Database 10g
2 10 (18.87%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (16.98%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 44 (83.02%) Selenium
2 24 (45.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (37.74%) Cucumber
4 19 (35.85%) HP UFT
5 12 (22.64%) WebDriver
6 11 (20.75%) TeamCity
6 11 (20.75%) Visual Studio
7 10 (18.87%) Jasmine
7 10 (18.87%) Jenkins
7 10 (18.87%) Oracle APEX
8 8 (15.09%) Ant
8 8 (15.09%) Eclipse
8 8 (15.09%) SoapUI
8 8 (15.09%) TestNG
8 8 (15.09%) Toad
9 6 (11.32%) LoadRunner
10 5 (9.43%) Sahi
10 5 (9.43%) WATIR
11 1 (1.89%) JIRA
11 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Developer
2 14 (26.42%) Analyst
3 11 (20.75%) Test Analyst
3 11 (20.75%) Tester
4 10 (18.87%) Automation Tester
5 8 (15.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) Developer in Test
6 7 (13.21%) C# Developer
6 7 (13.21%) UI Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Test Specialist
8 4 (7.55%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Web Developer
9 3 (5.66%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.66%) QA Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Test Automation Specialist
9 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Web UI Developer
10 2 (3.77%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (67.92%) .NET
2 35 (66.04%) Gherkin
3 15 (28.30%) Web Services
4 11 (20.75%) .NET Framework
5 10 (18.87%) AngularJS
5 10 (18.87%) Ext JS
5 10 (18.87%) HTML
5 10 (18.87%) jQuery
5 10 (18.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (16.98%) CSS
6 9 (16.98%) HTML5
7 7 (13.21%) XML
8 3 (5.66%) Ajax
9 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.89%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Linux
1 10 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 10 (18.87%) Windows
1 10 (18.87%) Windows Server
1 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (79.25%) Agile Software Development
1 42 (79.25%) Test Automation
2 36 (67.92%) BDD
3 27 (50.94%) Scrum
4 23 (43.40%) TDD
5 22 (41.51%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (26.42%) Regression Testing
7 13 (24.53%) Test Scripting
8 12 (22.64%) Test Planning
9 11 (20.75%) Exploratory Testing
9 11 (20.75%) Integration Testing
9 11 (20.75%) MVC
9 11 (20.75%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (18.87%) Defect Tracking
10 10 (18.87%) MVVM
10 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
11 9 (16.98%) User Stories
12 8 (15.09%) API Testing
12 8 (15.09%) DevOps
13 7 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 38 (71.70%) C#
2 15 (28.30%) SQL
3 14 (26.42%) F#
3 14 (26.42%) Java
4 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
5 7 (13.21%) VBScript
6 5 (9.43%) Ruby
7 3 (5.66%) VB
8 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) SC Cleared
1 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) ISEB
3 6 (11.32%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (11.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) QA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) vSphere
2 8 (15.09%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.77%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) HP
1 14 (26.42%) Oracle
2 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.87%) Red Hat
3 10 (18.87%) Sencha
3 10 (18.87%) VMware
4 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
South West
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