Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 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
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 420 512 540
Rank change year-on-year +92 +28 +8
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 569 397 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.68% 2.25% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 297 265
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £308 £300
90th Percentile £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
UK median hourly rate £27.25 £47.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.63% +31.94% +5.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £47.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 21,235 17,621 17,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 18.09% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,575 12,095 11,618
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £312 £300
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 290 260
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +8.55%
10th Percentile £26.73 £30.00 £24.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.07 £52.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +7.14%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Top 15 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 24 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
England +70 540 £425 - 91
UK excluding London +82 284 £375 - 68
London +37 283 £475 +1.06% 34
South East +10 81 £395 -2.23% 12
North of England +17 71 £360 +3.60% 14
South West +20 54 £375 +7.14% 17
Midlands -15 38 £325 -8.45% 13
West Midlands -21 32 £330 -5.04% 10
North West -10 27 £425 +23.19% 5
Yorkshire -3 24 £385 +10.00% 9
North East +7 20 £300 -35.14%
Scotland -17 15 £350 +7.69% 7
East of England -2 13 £355 -11.25% 2
Wales -16 12 £360 -2.70% 4
East Midlands +9 6 £325 -13.33% 3

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 474 (83.30%) C#
2 430 (75.57%) Test Automation
3 393 (69.07%) Agile Software Development
4 390 (68.54%) Selenium
5 305 (53.60%) BDD
6 293 (51.49%) .NET
7 239 (42.00%) SQL
8 195 (34.27%) TDD
9 165 (29.00%) QA
10 164 (28.82%) SQL Server
11 156 (27.42%) Cucumber
12 155 (27.24%) Scrum
13 148 (26.01%) Finance
14 127 (22.32%) WebDriver
15 120 (21.09%) JavaScript
16 119 (20.91%) Java
17 116 (20.39%) Microsoft Azure
18 109 (19.16%) Git (software)
19 108 (18.98%) ASP.NET
20 107 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
21 106 (18.63%) Gherkin
21 106 (18.63%) SDET
22 92 (16.17%) NUnit
23 90 (15.82%) JIRA
24 89 (15.64%) Microsoft
24 89 (15.64%) Team Foundation Server
25 88 (15.47%) Web Services
26 85 (14.94%) MVC
27 83 (14.59%) Visual Studio
28 82 (14.41%) DevOps

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 41 (7.21%) Confluence
2 13 (2.28%) NServiceBus
3 7 (1.23%) IIS
4 6 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.53%) CMS
5 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.53%) SAS
6 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.18%) Kentico
7 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.70%) Eagle PACE
2 4 (0.70%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.18%) Endur
4 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.18%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 116 (20.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.34%) NuGet
4 18 (3.16%) BrowserStack
4 18 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (2.28%) npm
6 8 (1.41%) BlazeMeter
6 8 (1.41%) Sauce Labs
7 4 (0.70%) Azure Functions
7 4 (0.70%) SaaS
7 4 (0.70%) Serverless
8 3 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.53%) GitHub
8 3 (0.53%) vREST
9 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.64%) AMQP
2 14 (2.46%) HTTP
3 10 (1.76%) PuTTY
3 10 (1.76%) WinSCP
4 7 (1.23%) Internet
5 4 (0.70%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.18%) Intranet
6 1 (0.18%) LAN
6 1 (0.18%) WAN
6 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (28.82%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.27%) NoSQL
3 24 (4.22%) SQL Server 2016
4 23 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (2.64%) Azure SQL Database
7 10 (1.76%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.58%) Big Data
8 9 (1.58%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.88%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (0.53%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.53%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 390 (68.54%) Selenium
2 156 (27.42%) Cucumber
3 127 (22.32%) WebDriver
4 109 (19.16%) Git (software)
5 92 (16.17%) NUnit
6 90 (15.82%) JIRA
7 89 (15.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 83 (14.59%) Visual Studio
9 75 (13.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 68 (11.95%) SoapUI
11 62 (10.90%) JMeter
11 62 (10.90%) TeamCity
12 60 (10.54%) Jenkins
13 43 (7.56%) Moq
14 32 (5.62%) Octopus Deploy
15 28 (4.92%) JUnit
16 21 (3.69%) HP UFT
17 20 (3.51%) Eclipse
18 18 (3.16%) LoadRunner
19 17 (2.99%) Subversion
General
1 148 (26.01%) Finance
2 42 (7.38%) Banking
3 33 (5.80%) Retail
4 25 (4.39%) Front Office
5 16 (2.81%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.23%) Advertising
7 6 (1.05%) Back Office
7 6 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.70%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.35%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 209 (36.73%) Developer
2 136 (23.90%) Tester
3 131 (23.02%) C# Developer
4 111 (19.51%) Automation Tester
5 108 (18.98%) Analyst
6 86 (15.11%) Test Analyst
7 68 (11.95%) .NET Developer
8 50 (8.79%) Automation Test Analyst
9 48 (8.44%) Developer in Test
10 42 (7.38%) C# .NET Developer
11 40 (7.03%) Selenium Tester
12 37 (6.50%) Test Engineer
13 35 (6.15%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 32 (5.62%) QA Engineer
15 30 (5.27%) Test Automation Developer
16 29 (5.10%) Software Developer
17 28 (4.92%) Angular Developer
18 24 (4.22%) Architect
18 24 (4.22%) QA Analyst
18 24 (4.22%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (51.49%) .NET
2 108 (18.98%) ASP.NET
3 106 (18.63%) Gherkin
4 88 (15.47%) Web Services
5 77 (13.53%) AngularJS
6 66 (11.60%) RESTful
7 63 (11.07%) .NET Framework
7 63 (11.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 56 (9.84%) SOAP
9 53 (9.31%) XML
10 50 (8.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 49 (8.61%) HTML
12 40 (7.03%) CSS
12 40 (7.03%) JSON
12 40 (7.03%) WCF
13 39 (6.85%) Entity Framework
14 36 (6.33%) React
15 34 (5.98%) WPF
16 31 (5.45%) REST
17 28 (4.92%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.60%) Greenfield Project
2 55 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (8.08%) Fintech
4 37 (6.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 28 (4.92%) Equities
6 24 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.81%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.81%) User Experience
8 15 (2.64%) Fixed Income
9 11 (1.93%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.76%) Derivative
11 4 (0.70%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.70%) Exotic Derivative
11 4 (0.70%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.70%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.53%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.53%) Reinsurance
12 3 (0.53%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.02%) Windows
2 41 (7.21%) Linux
3 18 (3.16%) Android
4 15 (2.64%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.11%) Unix
7 10 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (75.57%) Test Automation
2 393 (69.07%) Agile Software Development
3 305 (53.60%) BDD
4 195 (34.27%) TDD
5 155 (27.24%) Scrum
6 107 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
7 106 (18.63%) SDET
8 85 (14.94%) MVC
9 82 (14.41%) DevOps
10 81 (14.24%) API Testing
11 74 (13.01%) Unit Testing
12 69 (12.13%) Microservices
12 69 (12.13%) Test Scripting
13 67 (11.78%) OO
14 62 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
15 61 (10.72%) Test Strategy
16 56 (9.84%) Performance Testing
17 52 (9.14%) Kanban
18 50 (8.79%) Functional Testing
19 42 (7.38%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 474 (83.30%) C#
2 239 (42.00%) SQL
3 120 (21.09%) JavaScript
4 119 (20.91%) Java
5 35 (6.15%) Python
6 25 (4.39%) T-SQL
7 22 (3.87%) TypeScript
8 17 (2.99%) PowerShell
8 17 (2.99%) Ruby
9 15 (2.64%) F#
10 12 (2.11%) C++
10 12 (2.11%) VBA
11 9 (1.58%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.41%) C
13 6 (1.05%) PHP
13 6 (1.05%) Scala
14 4 (0.70%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.70%) Groovy
14 4 (0.70%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (9.14%) Degree
2 38 (6.68%) ISEB
2 38 (6.68%) ISTQB
3 32 (5.62%) Security Cleared
4 23 (4.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.76%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.70%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (29.00%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.53%) GDPR
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (6.33%) Docker
2 10 (1.76%) vSphere
3 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (3.87%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (1.76%) HP ALM
4 6 (1.05%) Ansible
5 3 (0.53%) Terraform
5 3 (0.53%) vRealize
6 2 (0.35%) Kibana
6 2 (0.35%) logstash
6 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 89 (15.64%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.50%) Oracle
3 23 (4.04%) HP
4 15 (2.64%) Software AG
4 15 (2.64%) TIBCO
4 15 (2.64%) webMethods
5 12 (2.11%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.76%) Cadence
6 10 (1.76%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.76%) VMware
7 8 (1.41%) Google
8 6 (1.05%) Charles River
9 5 (0.88%) Veracode
10 4 (0.70%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.70%) Calypso
10 4 (0.70%) FXall
10 4 (0.70%) SimCorp
11 3 (0.53%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.53%) Infragistics
12 2 (0.35%) Cypress Semiconductor