Period
to 17 December 2018

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 6 months to 17 December 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 West
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 173 191
Rank change year-on-year +7 +18 -37
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 56 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.86% 0.58% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.50% 3.60% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 30 23
South West median daily rate £375 £366 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.39% +1.74% +2.86%
10th Percentile £273 £300 £266
90th Percentile £475 £414 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £38.00 - -
England median hourly rate £27.25 - £42.50

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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,244 888 963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.07% 16.10% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 562 667
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £525 £536
England median daily rate £475 £463 £430
% change year-on-year +2.70% +7.56% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 35 41
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £41.15 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.32% -2.02% +0.84%
10th Percentile £36.75 £32.70 £25.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.65 £52.17
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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 6 months to 17 December 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
Bristol 0 35 £375 +7.14% 6
Devon +4 10 £360 -7.10%
Wiltshire -24 6 £450 +9.76%
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Dorset -1 1 - - 1
Somerset -8 1 - - 5
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 West region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 49 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 48 (85.71%) C#
3 47 (83.93%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (82.14%) Selenium
5 38 (67.86%) SQL
6 28 (50.00%) .NET
6 28 (50.00%) Scrum
6 28 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 24 (42.86%) Gherkin
8 23 (41.07%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (41.07%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (39.29%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (37.50%) Cucumber
11 20 (35.71%) SQL Server
11 20 (35.71%) JavaScript
12 19 (33.93%) MVC
12 19 (33.93%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (32.14%) Finance
13 18 (32.14%) ASP.NET
14 17 (30.36%) HTML
14 17 (30.36%) NUnit
14 17 (30.36%) NuGet
14 17 (30.36%) DevOps
14 17 (30.36%) Visual Studio Coded UI
15 16 (28.57%) JMeter
15 16 (28.57%) CSS
15 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
16 15 (26.79%) .NET Framework
17 14 (25.00%) XML
17 14 (25.00%) Oracle

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 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 17 (30.36%) NuGet
2 13 (23.21%) npm
3 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (7.14%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (82.14%) Selenium
2 28 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 21 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 17 (30.36%) NUnit
4 17 (30.36%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 16 (28.57%) JMeter
6 13 (23.21%) Moq
6 13 (23.21%) XMLUnit
6 13 (23.21%) xUnit.net
7 12 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (19.64%) JUnit
8 11 (19.64%) TeamCity
9 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
9 7 (12.50%) SoapUI
9 7 (12.50%) WebDriver
10 6 (10.71%) CruiseControl
10 6 (10.71%) Hudson
11 5 (8.93%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (8.93%) Visual Studio
11 5 (8.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (32.14%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Advertising
3 6 (10.71%) Back Office
4 5 (8.93%) Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Developer
2 16 (28.57%) Analyst
2 16 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 13 (23.21%) .NET Developer
3 13 (23.21%) Automation Test Analyst
4 11 (19.64%) Tester
5 10 (17.86%) Automation Tester
6 6 (10.71%) Lead Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Test Automation Specialist
7 5 (8.93%) Test Specialist
8 4 (7.14%) Test Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 2 (3.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Selenium Tester
10 2 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Technical Test Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (50.00%) .NET
2 24 (42.86%) Gherkin
3 18 (32.14%) ASP.NET
4 17 (30.36%) HTML
5 16 (28.57%) CSS
6 15 (26.79%) .NET Framework
7 14 (25.00%) Entity Framework
7 14 (25.00%) XML
8 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET Core
8 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (23.21%) Autofac
8 13 (23.21%) D3.js
8 13 (23.21%) JSON
8 13 (23.21%) Node.js
8 13 (23.21%) Redux
9 12 (21.43%) Code First Entity Framework
10 8 (14.29%) Web Services
11 6 (10.71%) AngularJS
11 6 (10.71%) SOAP
12 4 (7.14%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (41.07%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (41.07%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (8.93%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 47 (83.93%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (50.00%) Scrum
4 22 (39.29%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (33.93%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (33.93%) MVC
6 17 (30.36%) DevOps
7 13 (23.21%) Dependency Injection
7 13 (23.21%) Unit Testing
7 13 (23.21%) Web Development
8 12 (21.43%) BDD
8 12 (21.43%) Strategic Thinking
8 12 (21.43%) Test Strategy
9 7 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (12.50%) Microservices
9 7 (12.50%) SDET
9 7 (12.50%) TDD
10 6 (10.71%) Manual Testing
11 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
12 4 (7.14%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 48 (85.71%) C#
2 38 (67.86%) SQL
3 20 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.71%) Java
5 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.57%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.79%) C
6 1 (1.79%) C++
6 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) ISTQB
2 9 (16.07%) Degree
3 5 (8.93%) ISEB
3 5 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.00%) Oracle
3 6 (10.71%) Cadence
4 4 (7.14%) Veracode
5 1 (1.79%) Cypress Semiconductor