Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 160 188
Rank change year-on-year -1 +28 -3
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 40 49 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.75% 0.89% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.10% 4.93% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 22
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +6.92%
10th Percentile £273 £226 £288
90th Percentile £475 £438 £521
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £48.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +35.42% -

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 975 993 862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.35% 18.01% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 594 553
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £309 £294 £276
90th Percentile £563 £514 £535
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 59
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +14.74%
10th Percentile £35.25 £34.60 £31.15
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.15 £48.05
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +13 23 £375 +20.58% 4
Gloucestershire +12 6 £331 -8.62%
Wiltshire -7 6 £463 +19.35% 2
Devon - 2 £375 -
Dorset -4 1 - -
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 34 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 33 (82.50%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (75.00%) C#
3 30 (75.00%) Selenium
4 25 (62.50%) SQL
5 19 (47.50%) Scrum
6 18 (45.00%) .NET
7 15 (37.50%) Gherkin
7 15 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (35.00%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (35.00%) Git (software)
8 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
9 13 (32.50%) Cucumber
10 12 (30.00%) Finance
10 12 (30.00%) NUnit
10 12 (30.00%) HTML
10 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
10 12 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (27.50%) Oracle
11 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET
11 11 (27.50%) XML
11 11 (27.50%) MVC
12 10 (25.00%) CSS
12 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 10 (25.00%) JSON
12 10 (25.00%) QA
12 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (22.50%) Redux
13 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
13 9 (22.50%) Node.js

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 (2.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) NuGet
2 8 (20.00%) npm
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (10.00%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.50%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 30 (75.00%) Selenium
2 14 (35.00%) Git (software)
3 13 (32.50%) Cucumber
4 12 (30.00%) NUnit
5 8 (20.00%) JMeter
5 8 (20.00%) Moq
5 8 (20.00%) XMLUnit
5 8 (20.00%) xUnit.net
6 7 (17.50%) JUnit
6 7 (17.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (17.50%) TeamCity
7 5 (12.50%) Gatling
7 5 (12.50%) JIRA
8 4 (10.00%) CruiseControl
8 4 (10.00%) Hudson
8 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
8 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (10.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (7.50%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Advertising
3 4 (10.00%) Back Office
4 3 (7.50%) Banking
5 2 (5.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 12 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Lead Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Automation Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) QA Test Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) .NET
2 15 (37.50%) Gherkin
3 12 (30.00%) HTML
4 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET
4 11 (27.50%) XML
5 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (25.00%) CSS
5 10 (25.00%) JSON
6 9 (22.50%) Node.js
6 9 (22.50%) Redux
7 8 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET Core
7 8 (20.00%) Autofac
7 8 (20.00%) Code First Entity Framework
7 8 (20.00%) D3.js
7 8 (20.00%) Entity Framework
8 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 5 (12.50%) Web Services
9 2 (5.00%) Ajax
9 2 (5.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (35.00%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (12.50%) Fintech
4 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
1 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 33 (82.50%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (47.50%) Scrum
4 12 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (27.50%) MVC
6 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
6 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
7 8 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
7 8 (20.00%) DevOps
7 8 (20.00%) Strategic Thinking
7 8 (20.00%) Web Development
8 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (15.00%) BDD
10 5 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Microservices
10 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
10 5 (12.50%) SDET
11 4 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
11 4 (10.00%) Manual Testing
12 3 (7.50%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (75.00%) C#
2 25 (62.50%) SQL
3 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.50%) Java
5 2 (5.00%) C++
5 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.00%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.50%) F#
6 1 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) Ruby
6 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.50%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) ISEB
4 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.50%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) Cadence
3 4 (10.00%) Veracode
4 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.50%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) Software AG
4 1 (2.50%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) webMethods