Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 175 187
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12 -48
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 54 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.91% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.75% 2.68% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 20
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -22.22% +28.57%
10th Percentile £273 £285 £285
90th Percentile £475 £389 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £389
% change year-on-year - +9.32% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £38.00 - -
England median hourly rate £27.25 £47.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -42.63% +31.94% +5.11%

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 1,136 934 936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.23% 16.97% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 560 638
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £309 £300 £275
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 36 50
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £42.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +6.26% +7.90%
10th Percentile £35.25 £34.00 £27.37
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.63 £50.39
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +22 33 £375 +7.91% 7
Gloucestershire +3 7 £325 -10.34%
Wiltshire -2 7 £450 +28.57%
Devon - 4 £425 -
Dorset -4 1 - - 4
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 47 (87.04%) Test Automation
2 44 (81.48%) Selenium
2 44 (81.48%) C#
3 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (66.67%) SQL
5 29 (53.70%) .NET
6 26 (48.15%) Scrum
7 25 (46.30%) Git (software)
8 23 (42.59%) SQL Server
9 20 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (35.19%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (35.19%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (35.19%) MVC
10 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
11 18 (33.33%) HTML
11 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET
11 18 (33.33%) Finance
11 18 (33.33%) NUnit
12 17 (31.48%) Oracle
12 17 (31.48%) Gherkin
12 17 (31.48%) NuGet
13 16 (29.63%) XML
13 16 (29.63%) CSS
13 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
14 15 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (25.93%) Cucumber
15 14 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (25.93%) Unit Testing
16 13 (24.07%) Web Development
16 13 (24.07%) .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 1 (1.85%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 17 (31.48%) NuGet
2 13 (24.07%) npm
3 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (9.26%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.85%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (42.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (7.41%) RDBMS
2 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 44 (81.48%) Selenium
2 25 (46.30%) Git (software)
3 18 (33.33%) NUnit
4 14 (25.93%) Cucumber
5 13 (24.07%) JMeter
5 13 (24.07%) Moq
5 13 (24.07%) TeamCity
5 13 (24.07%) XMLUnit
5 13 (24.07%) xUnit.net
6 10 (18.52%) JUnit
7 9 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (12.96%) Jenkins
9 6 (11.11%) CruiseControl
9 6 (11.11%) Hudson
9 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (9.26%) Gatling
10 5 (9.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (9.26%) WebDriver
11 4 (7.41%) SoapUI
12 3 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Advertising
3 6 (11.11%) Back Office
3 6 (11.11%) Banking
4 3 (5.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Developer
2 15 (27.78%) Analyst
2 15 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 13 (24.07%) Automation Test Analyst
4 11 (20.37%) .NET Developer
4 11 (20.37%) Tester
5 9 (16.67%) Automation Tester
6 6 (11.11%) Lead Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Test Automation Specialist
7 4 (7.41%) Test Specialist
8 3 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.56%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Developer in Test
9 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 2 (3.70%) Selenium Tester
10 1 (1.85%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (53.70%) .NET
2 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 18 (33.33%) HTML
3 17 (31.48%) Gherkin
4 16 (29.63%) CSS
4 16 (29.63%) XML
5 15 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (24.07%) .NET Framework
6 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET Core
6 13 (24.07%) Autofac
6 13 (24.07%) D3.js
6 13 (24.07%) JSON
6 13 (24.07%) Node.js
6 13 (24.07%) Redux
7 12 (22.22%) Code First Entity Framework
7 12 (22.22%) Entity Framework
8 6 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 4 (7.41%) NHibernate
9 4 (7.41%) Web Services
10 3 (5.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (35.19%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (9.26%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Linux
1 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (1.85%) Windows
1 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (87.04%) Test Automation
2 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (48.15%) Scrum
4 19 (35.19%) MVC
4 19 (35.19%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (25.93%) Unit Testing
6 13 (24.07%) Dependency Injection
6 13 (24.07%) DevOps
6 13 (24.07%) Web Development
7 12 (22.22%) Strategic Thinking
7 12 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 8 (14.81%) SDET
9 7 (12.96%) Microservices
10 6 (11.11%) BDD
10 6 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (11.11%) Manual Testing
11 5 (9.26%) Performance Optimisation
12 4 (7.41%) Test Scripting
13 3 (5.56%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (81.48%) C#
2 36 (66.67%) SQL
3 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.41%) Java
5 3 (5.56%) C++
5 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.70%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.85%) C
7 1 (1.85%) F#
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) ISTQB
2 7 (12.96%) Degree
3 6 (11.11%) ISEB
4 3 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Docker
2 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.85%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 17 (31.48%) Oracle
2 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.11%) Cadence
4 5 (9.26%) Veracode
5 1 (1.85%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (1.85%) HP
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.85%) Software AG
5 1 (1.85%) VMware
5 1 (1.85%) webMethods