Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 16 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 138 136
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 41 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.25% 0.24% 0.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.26% 1.20% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 4 7
Surrey median daily rate £400 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% +5.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £269 £352 £356
90th Percentile £509 £437 £400
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year +2.56% - -

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 Surrey with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 780 502 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 23.74% 20.10% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 362 380
Surrey median daily rate £495 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.47% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £324
90th Percentile £588 £556 £550
South East median daily rate £440 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 29
Surrey median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -7.69%
10th Percentile £38.75 £14.38 £31.25
90th Percentile £52.25 £47.50 £49.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% +16.88%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in Surrey

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SpecFlow in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in Surrey

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in Surrey over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in Surrey

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 16 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
Reigate -11 19 £400 +14.29% 3
Staines - 9 £500 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 3 £400 -
Leatherhead - 2 £210 -
Epsom - 1 £230 -
SpecFlow
South East

For the 6 months to 16 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 Surrey region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 40 (97.56%) C#
2 33 (80.49%) Test Automation
3 30 (73.17%) Selenium
4 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (58.54%) Visual Studio
6 17 (41.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (36.59%) QA
7 15 (36.59%) .NET
8 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
8 13 (31.71%) BDD
9 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET
9 12 (29.27%) Scrum
10 11 (26.83%) SOAP
10 11 (26.83%) Middleware
10 11 (26.83%) Test Strategy
11 10 (24.39%) Performance Testing
11 10 (24.39%) XML
11 10 (24.39%) SOA
12 9 (21.95%) SQL
12 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
12 9 (21.95%) TDD
12 9 (21.95%) Finance
12 9 (21.95%) JIRA
12 9 (21.95%) Confluence
12 9 (21.95%) RESTful
12 9 (21.95%) QA Automation
12 9 (21.95%) SDET
13 8 (19.51%) .NET Framework
14 7 (17.07%) Gherkin
14 7 (17.07%) AngularJS

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 9 (21.95%) Confluence
2 4 (9.76%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Cosmos DB
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (73.17%) Selenium
2 24 (58.54%) Visual Studio
3 17 (41.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (21.95%) JIRA
5 6 (14.63%) WebDriver
6 4 (9.76%) HP UFT
6 4 (9.76%) Protractor
6 4 (9.76%) TeamCity
7 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
7 3 (7.32%) JMeter
7 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
8 1 (2.44%) NeoLoad
8 1 (2.44%) NUnit
8 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) C# Developer
1 15 (36.59%) Developer
2 9 (21.95%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Developer in Test
2 9 (21.95%) Test Automation Developer
2 9 (21.95%) Tester
3 8 (19.51%) Automation Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Selenium Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Test Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Azure Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Software Tester
6 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) C# Software Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) .NET
2 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET
3 11 (26.83%) Middleware
3 11 (26.83%) SOAP
4 10 (24.39%) XML
5 9 (21.95%) RESTful
6 8 (19.51%) .NET Framework
7 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
7 7 (17.07%) Gherkin
8 6 (14.63%) JSON
8 6 (14.63%) WCF
8 6 (14.63%) Web Services
9 5 (12.20%) LINQ
10 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (9.76%) Entity Framework
10 4 (9.76%) jQuery
10 4 (9.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (7.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.44%) Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (80.49%) Test Automation
2 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (31.71%) BDD
4 12 (29.27%) Scrum
5 11 (26.83%) Test Strategy
6 10 (24.39%) Performance Testing
6 10 (24.39%) SOA
7 9 (21.95%) QA Automation
7 9 (21.95%) SDET
7 9 (21.95%) TDD
8 6 (14.63%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
8 6 (14.63%) Test Management
8 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
10 4 (9.76%) MVC
10 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 40 (97.56%) C#
2 9 (21.95%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
2 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (36.59%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.44%) Capita
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle