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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 June 2022 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
UK
6 months to
27 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 564 550 460
Rank change year-on-year -14 -90 +22
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 275 178 142
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.81% 1.57% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 129 104
10th Percentile £375 £308 £325
25th Percentile £413 £363 £389
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -2.17%
75th Percentile £586 £538 £502
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £420 £410
% change year-on-year +1.67% +2.44% -8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 -

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 15,226 11,318 7,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.34% 17.68% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,662 7,581 5,271
10th Percentile £400 £350 £331
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £588
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 201 102
10th Percentile £35.88 £26.00 £19.98
25th Percentile £40.00 £40.00 £38.69
Median hourly rate £52.50 £48.25 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +8.81% +1.58% +5.56%
75th Percentile £64.65 £58.71 £55.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £65.50 £63.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £45.96
% change year-on-year +15.79% +3.36% +2.12%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SpecFlow.

Daily rate trend for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SpecFlow over the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SpecFlow.

Hourly rate trend for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the UK over the 6 months to 27 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -22 210 £500 +8.11% 53
Work from Home -7 155 £450 - 31
London -35 124 £575 +14.43% 23
UK excluding London -30 83 £427 +1.67% 33
South East -31 22 £468 -6.50% 10
North of England -58 17 £419 +2.13% 10
South West -4 16 £450 +5.88% 5
Scotland -7 15 £450 +62.30% 3
North West -46 14 £413 +3.13% 5
Midlands -38 10 £450 +38.46% 4
East Midlands -14 6 £400 -15.34% 1
West Midlands -30 4 £453 +45.97% 2
Wales -1 3 £538 +27.98%
Yorkshire -37 3 £450 +5.88% 5

For the 6 months to 27 June 2022, 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 with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 233 (84.73%) Test Automation
2 228 (82.91%) C#
3 175 (63.64%) Selenium
4 148 (53.82%) Agile
5 147 (53.45%) .NET
6 123 (44.73%) Azure
7 106 (38.55%) BDD
7 106 (38.55%) DevOps
8 100 (36.36%) QA
9 94 (34.18%) Azure DevOps
10 90 (32.73%) CI/CD
11 80 (29.09%) Postman
12 74 (26.91%) SQL
13 68 (24.73%) JavaScript
14 65 (23.64%) Finance
15 63 (22.91%) TDD
15 63 (22.91%) Git (software)
16 61 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
16 61 (22.18%) Microsoft
17 57 (20.73%) JMeter
18 55 (20.00%) AngularJS
19 54 (19.64%) TypeScript
20 51 (18.55%) Scrum
21 50 (18.18%) Security Cleared
22 49 (17.82%) React
23 48 (17.45%) Java
23 48 (17.45%) Software Testing
23 48 (17.45%) .NET Framework
24 47 (17.09%) Microservices
25 46 (16.73%) Cucumber

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.27%) Confluence
2 3 (1.09%) NServiceBus
3 2 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.73%) nginx
4 1 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Endur
1 1 (0.36%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 123 (44.73%) Azure
2 94 (34.18%) Azure DevOps
3 42 (15.27%) BrowserStack
4 31 (11.27%) Sauce Labs
5 29 (10.55%) AWS
6 26 (9.45%) Azure Service Bus
7 23 (8.36%) Serverless
8 16 (5.82%) Azure Functions
9 13 (4.73%) Amazon SQS
10 12 (4.36%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (4.00%) Azure Logic Apps
12 7 (2.55%) Power Platform
13 6 (2.18%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 5 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (1.82%) Azure Pipelines
14 5 (1.82%) GitHub
14 5 (1.82%) PaaS
14 5 (1.82%) Power Automate
14 5 (1.82%) PowerApps
14 5 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.18%) HTTP
2 2 (0.73%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.73%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (2.91%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.55%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.82%) Couchbase
6 5 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.09%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.73%) GIS
8 2 (0.73%) Power BI
8 2 (0.73%) Redis
8 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.36%) Big Data
9 1 (0.36%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.36%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 175 (63.64%) Selenium
2 80 (29.09%) Postman
3 63 (22.91%) Git (software)
4 57 (20.73%) JMeter
5 46 (16.73%) Cucumber
5 46 (16.73%) Cypress.io
6 34 (12.36%) NUnit
7 32 (11.64%) Protractor
8 31 (11.27%) Gatling
8 31 (11.27%) JIRA
8 31 (11.27%) TestCafe
8 31 (11.27%) Visual Studio
9 29 (10.55%) WebDriver
10 27 (9.82%) TeamCity
11 22 (8.00%) Jenkins
12 18 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (6.18%) Bitbucket
14 13 (4.73%) SoapUI
15 12 (4.36%) Appium
16 9 (3.27%) REST Assured
General
1 65 (23.64%) Finance
2 32 (11.64%) Social Skills
3 25 (9.09%) Banking
4 18 (6.55%) Public Sector
5 17 (6.18%) Investment Banking
6 11 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.82%) Back Office
7 5 (1.82%) Front Office
8 4 (1.45%) Local Government
8 4 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.09%) Games
9 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.09%) Retail
10 2 (0.73%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) Legal
11 1 (0.36%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 54 (19.64%) Developer
2 51 (18.55%) Test Engineer
3 49 (17.82%) Tester
4 42 (15.27%) Automation Tester
5 40 (14.55%) QA Engineer
6 25 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
7 21 (7.64%) .NET Developer
7 21 (7.64%) Analyst
8 19 (6.91%) Test Analyst
9 18 (6.55%) Automation Engineer
10 15 (5.45%) JavaScript Engineer
10 15 (5.45%) QA Leader
11 13 (4.73%) Automation Test Lead
12 12 (4.36%) Test Automation Developer
12 12 (4.36%) Test Leader
13 10 (3.64%) Architect
13 10 (3.64%) Integration Developer
13 10 (3.64%) Software Engineer
14 9 (3.27%) Developer in Test
14 9 (3.27%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (53.45%) .NET
2 55 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 49 (17.82%) React
4 48 (17.45%) .NET Framework
5 46 (16.73%) REST
6 45 (16.36%) Swagger
7 33 (12.00%) RESTful
8 28 (10.18%) Gherkin
9 27 (9.82%) ASP.NET
10 20 (7.27%) Entity Framework
11 19 (6.91%) Web Services
12 16 (5.82%) Vue.js
13 15 (5.45%) .NET Core
13 15 (5.45%) JSON
14 14 (5.09%) ASP.NET Core
15 13 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (4.73%) HTML
16 11 (4.00%) XML
17 10 (3.64%) CSS
18 9 (3.27%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.27%) Virtual Team
2 8 (2.91%) Reference Data
3 6 (2.18%) Cloud Native
3 6 (2.18%) N-Tier
3 6 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (1.82%) Wiki
5 4 (1.45%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.45%) Renewable Energy
6 3 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.09%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.09%) Legacy Applications
6 3 (1.09%) User Experience
7 2 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.73%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.73%) NHS
8 1 (0.36%) Derivative
8 1 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.36%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.36%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.64%) Windows
2 8 (2.91%) Linux
3 3 (1.09%) Android
4 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (84.73%) Test Automation
2 148 (53.82%) Agile
3 106 (38.55%) BDD
3 106 (38.55%) DevOps
4 90 (32.73%) CI/CD
5 63 (22.91%) TDD
6 61 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (18.55%) Scrum
8 48 (17.45%) Software Testing
9 47 (17.09%) Microservices
10 44 (16.00%) SDLC
11 43 (15.64%) Test Strategy
12 41 (14.91%) Performance Testing
13 39 (14.18%) API Testing
14 36 (13.09%) Fintech
14 36 (13.09%) OO
14 36 (13.09%) SDET
15 32 (11.64%) Regression Testing
16 31 (11.27%) Manual Testing
16 31 (11.27%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 228 (82.91%) C#
2 74 (26.91%) SQL
3 68 (24.73%) JavaScript
4 54 (19.64%) TypeScript
5 48 (17.45%) Java
6 26 (9.45%) Python
7 15 (5.45%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.64%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.45%) Bash
9 4 (1.45%) BeanShell
10 3 (1.09%) Go
10 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.73%) Perl
11 2 (0.73%) PHP
11 2 (0.73%) Ruby
12 1 (0.36%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 34 (12.36%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.82%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.55%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.18%) ISEB
6 5 (1.82%) Degree
7 4 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.09%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.36%) CFA
10 1 (0.36%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (36.36%) QA
2 11 (4.00%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.09%) GRC
4 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (7.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (3.64%) Terraform
2 9 (3.27%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.55%) Ansible
4 2 (0.73%) Nagios
4 2 (0.73%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.36%) Grafana
5 1 (0.36%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 61 (22.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.82%) Oracle
3 4 (1.45%) Dynatrace
3 4 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.09%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.09%) New Relic
4 3 (1.09%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.09%) SAP
4 3 (1.09%) Splunk
5 2 (0.73%) Databricks
5 2 (0.73%) Google
5 2 (0.73%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.36%) Apple
6 1 (0.36%) Facebook
6 1 (0.36%) Ingenico
6 1 (0.36%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.36%) RedGate
6 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.36%) Veracode
6 1 (0.36%) Workday