Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 177 143
Rank change year-on-year -6 -34 +27
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 27 26 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.48% 0.46% 1.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.88% 2.68% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 64
South West median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £313
90th Percentile £388 £510 £415
England median daily rate £425 £393 £390
% change year-on-year +8.28% +0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
South West median hourly rate - - £34.25
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year +11.76% +24.09% -

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 938 971 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.61% 17.02% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 668 671
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £525 £527 £500
England median daily rate £451 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 55
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £42.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +2.42% +13.32%
10th Percentile £32.60 £24.72 £30.20
90th Percentile £57.05 £51.66 £44.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +2 18 £350 -26.32% 4
Somerset -13 4 £348 +2.96% 2
Wiltshire -3 2 £375 -11.76% 1
Dorset - 1 £340 - 1
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 24 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 22 (81.48%) BDD
3 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (74.07%) Selenium
5 17 (62.96%) .NET
6 16 (59.26%) C#
7 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
8 13 (48.15%) Cucumber
9 11 (40.74%) WebDriver
10 10 (37.04%) SoapUI
10 10 (37.04%) QA
10 10 (37.04%) Scrum
11 8 (29.63%) Gherkin
11 8 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (29.63%) SDLC
12 7 (25.93%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (25.93%) Finance
12 7 (25.93%) TDD
12 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (22.22%) Java
13 6 (22.22%) SAP
13 6 (22.22%) SOAP
13 6 (22.22%) Programme Management
13 6 (22.22%) Electronics
13 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
13 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
13 6 (22.22%) Marketing
13 6 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
13 6 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
13 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) PuTTY
1 3 (11.11%) WinSCP
2 1 (3.70%) Extranet
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Power BI
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (74.07%) Selenium
2 13 (48.15%) Cucumber
3 11 (40.74%) WebDriver
4 10 (37.04%) SoapUI
5 8 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
7 3 (11.11%) Ant
7 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
7 3 (11.11%) HP UFT
7 3 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (11.11%) TeamCity
7 3 (11.11%) TestNG
8 2 (7.41%) Gatling
8 2 (7.41%) Jasmine
8 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
8 2 (7.41%) JIRA
8 2 (7.41%) JMeter
8 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
8 2 (7.41%) NUnit
8 2 (7.41%) Toad
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Electronics
2 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 6 (22.22%) Marketing
2 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Tester
2 7 (25.93%) Automation Tester
3 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) QA Tester
3 6 (22.22%) Software QA Tester
3 6 (22.22%) Software Tester
3 6 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Manual Tester
7 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) UAT Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Agile Manual Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (3.70%) QA Test Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) Gherkin
3 6 (22.22%) SOAP
4 5 (18.52%) Web Services
5 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.41%) HTML
7 1 (3.70%) Behat
7 1 (3.70%) CSS
7 1 (3.70%) Ext JS
7 1 (3.70%) HTML5
7 1 (3.70%) jQuery
7 1 (3.70%) JSON
7 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
1 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 22 (81.48%) BDD
3 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
5 10 (37.04%) Scrum
6 8 (29.63%) SDLC
7 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (25.93%) TDD
8 6 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 6 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (22.22%) Programme Management
9 5 (18.52%) Acceptance Criteria
9 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (18.52%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
11 3 (11.11%) API Testing
11 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) C#
2 6 (22.22%) Java
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.11%) F#
6 2 (7.41%) Scala
7 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) Python
7 1 (3.70%) Ruby
7 1 (3.70%) VB
7 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) ISEB
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) vSphere
2 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) SAP
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) HP
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Sencha
5 1 (3.70%) Software AG
5 1 (3.70%) webMethods