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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 127 -
Rank change year-on-year +29 -  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 40 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.54% 0.45% -
As % of the Development Applications category 7.66% 3.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 0
Median daily rate £350 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.38% -  

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 522 396 462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 20.08% 13.60% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 237 291
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 31
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +9.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £31.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.10 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 - 15 £350 -
Somerset - 11 £266 - 2
Bristol -2 2 - - 2
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 47 (87.04%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (79.63%) C#
2 43 (79.63%) BDD
3 41 (75.93%) .NET
4 40 (74.07%) Selenium
5 36 (66.67%) Gherkin
6 33 (61.11%) Test Automation
7 30 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (50.00%) TDD
8 27 (50.00%) Scrum
9 25 (46.30%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (44.44%) Cucumber
11 21 (38.89%) Security Cleared
12 20 (37.04%) SC Cleared
13 18 (33.33%) HP UFT
14 16 (29.63%) Test Planning
15 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
16 13 (24.07%) Oracle
16 13 (24.07%) Web Services
16 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
16 13 (24.07%) HP
16 13 (24.07%) Regression Testing
16 13 (24.07%) F#
17 12 (22.22%) Integration Testing
17 12 (22.22%) QA
17 12 (22.22%) Visual Studio
17 12 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
18 11 (20.37%) Exploratory Testing
18 11 (20.37%) Java
18 11 (20.37%) SQL

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 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) PuTTY
1 8 (14.81%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 12 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database
3 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (12.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 40 (74.07%) Selenium
2 30 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 18 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 12 (22.22%) Visual Studio
6 9 (16.67%) Jasmine
6 9 (16.67%) TeamCity
7 8 (14.81%) Jenkins
7 8 (14.81%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (11.11%) Ant
8 6 (11.11%) Eclipse
8 6 (11.11%) SoapUI
8 6 (11.11%) TestNG
8 6 (11.11%) Toad
9 5 (9.26%) LoadRunner
9 5 (9.26%) Sahi
9 5 (9.26%) WATIR
9 5 (9.26%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Advertising
3 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) Analyst
3 11 (20.37%) Developer in Test
4 10 (18.52%) C# Developer
4 10 (18.52%) Test Analyst
4 10 (18.52%) Tester
5 7 (12.96%) UI Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 6 (11.11%) Test Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Web Developer
9 3 (5.56%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.56%) QA Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Test Specialist
9 3 (5.56%) Web UI Developer
10 2 (3.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 2 (3.70%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (75.93%) .NET
2 36 (66.67%) Gherkin
3 13 (24.07%) Web Services
4 11 (20.37%) .NET Framework
5 9 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 9 (16.67%) Ext JS
5 9 (16.67%) jQuery
5 9 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (14.81%) CSS
6 8 (14.81%) HTML
6 8 (14.81%) HTML5
7 6 (11.11%) XML
8 3 (5.56%) Ajax
9 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Linux
1 8 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 8 (14.81%) Windows
1 8 (14.81%) Windows Server
1 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (87.04%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (79.63%) BDD
3 33 (61.11%) Test Automation
4 27 (50.00%) Scrum
4 27 (50.00%) TDD
5 25 (46.30%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (29.63%) Test Planning
7 13 (24.07%) Regression Testing
8 12 (22.22%) Integration Testing
9 11 (20.37%) Exploratory Testing
10 10 (18.52%) MVC
11 9 (16.67%) Automated Testing
11 9 (16.67%) Manual Testing
11 9 (16.67%) MVVM
12 8 (14.81%) Defect Tracking
12 8 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (14.81%) Test Scripting
12 8 (14.81%) Test Strategy
13 7 (12.96%) API Testing
13 7 (12.96%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 43 (79.63%) C#
2 13 (24.07%) F#
3 11 (20.37%) Java
3 11 (20.37%) SQL
4 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.96%) VBScript
6 5 (9.26%) Ruby
7 2 (3.70%) VB
8 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) ISEB
4 5 (9.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) vSphere
2 6 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) HP
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
1 13 (24.07%) Oracle
2 9 (16.67%) Sencha
3 8 (14.81%) Red Hat
3 8 (14.81%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) Sitecore