Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 415 496 552
Rank change year-on-year +81 +56 +25
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 551 373 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.41% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.79% 2.35% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 281 248
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £297
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +2.86% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.97% -
10th Percentile £47.50 £46.10 £37.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £70.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.97% -

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 19,775 15,883 15,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.73% 17.35% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,533 10,783 10,773
UK median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £293
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 323 310
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.50 £24.20 £27.95
90th Percentile £65.90 £57.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 23 June 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
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 23 June 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 +63 522 £425 - 109
UK excluding London +54 284 £360 +2.86% 74
London +14 264 £450 - 40
South East +17 85 £381 -4.88% 17
North of England +13 65 £338 -2.17% 15
Midlands +7 53 £325 +10.17% 12
West Midlands +3 45 £325 +18.18% 7
Yorkshire +8 35 £373 +6.43% 5
East of England +10 28 £500 +14.29% 10
South West -19 27 £375 +7.14% 15
North East +17 19 £300 -20.00%
Scotland -34 18 £350 +4.09% 4
North West -20 11 £400 +15.94% 10
East Midlands +2 8 £325 -5.80% 5
Wales -6 8 £400 +14.29% 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 445 (80.76%) C#
2 408 (74.05%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (74.05%) Test Automation
3 347 (62.98%) Selenium
4 319 (57.89%) BDD
5 275 (49.91%) .NET
6 205 (37.21%) SQL
7 190 (34.48%) TDD
8 163 (29.58%) Scrum
9 162 (29.40%) SQL Server
10 154 (27.95%) QA
11 143 (25.95%) Cucumber
12 131 (23.77%) Finance
13 123 (22.32%) Java
14 119 (21.60%) Microsoft Azure
15 118 (21.42%) Microsoft
16 114 (20.69%) Gherkin
17 109 (19.78%) WebDriver
18 108 (19.60%) Continuous Integration
19 104 (18.87%) API Testing
19 104 (18.87%) SDET
20 100 (18.15%) NUnit
20 100 (18.15%) JIRA
21 97 (17.60%) Web Services
22 95 (17.24%) SoapUI
23 89 (16.15%) JavaScript
23 89 (16.15%) Team Foundation Server
24 86 (15.61%) Visual Studio
25 84 (15.25%) ASP.NET
26 83 (15.06%) TeamCity

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 44 (7.99%) Confluence
2 17 (3.09%) NServiceBus
3 12 (2.18%) IIS
4 8 (1.45%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.09%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.91%) CMS
7 4 (0.73%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.54%) Apache
8 3 (0.54%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.36%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.18%) Telligent Community
10 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.54%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.73%) Eagle PACE
2 4 (0.73%) Front Arena
2 4 (0.73%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.18%) Endur
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 119 (21.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.45%) BrowserStack
4 14 (2.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.45%) Serverless
6 7 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (1.09%) BlazeMeter
7 6 (1.09%) Data Lake Analytics
7 6 (1.09%) Slack
8 5 (0.91%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.54%) NuGet
9 3 (0.54%) vREST
10 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.36%) GitHub
10 2 (0.36%) SaaS
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.90%) PuTTY
1 27 (4.90%) WinSCP
2 11 (2.00%) Internet
3 10 (1.81%) AMQP
4 3 (0.54%) FIX Connectivity
4 3 (0.54%) Intranet
5 2 (0.36%) HTTP
6 1 (0.18%) LAN
6 1 (0.18%) WAN
6 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (29.40%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 34 (6.17%) Oracle Database
4 31 (5.63%) SQL Server 2016
5 25 (4.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 25 (4.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 24 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (3.27%) Big Data
8 18 (3.27%) NoSQL
8 18 (3.27%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.00%) Data Lake
9 11 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.45%) Cosmos DB
11 8 (1.45%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 347 (62.98%) Selenium
2 143 (25.95%) Cucumber
3 109 (19.78%) WebDriver
4 100 (18.15%) JIRA
4 100 (18.15%) NUnit
5 95 (17.24%) SoapUI
6 89 (16.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 86 (15.61%) Visual Studio
8 83 (15.06%) TeamCity
9 79 (14.34%) Git (software)
10 54 (9.80%) Jenkins
11 47 (8.53%) Visual Studio Team System
12 42 (7.62%) HP UFT
13 40 (7.26%) TestNG
14 39 (7.08%) Ant
15 38 (6.90%) Eclipse
16 32 (5.81%) JMeter
17 31 (5.63%) Oracle APEX
18 30 (5.44%) LoadRunner
19 27 (4.90%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 131 (23.77%) Finance
2 42 (7.62%) Retail
3 31 (5.63%) Banking
4 13 (2.36%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.45%) Front Office
6 6 (1.09%) Advertising
7 5 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.73%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.54%) Law
9 3 (0.54%) Marketing
10 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 192 (34.85%) Developer
2 121 (21.96%) Tester
3 117 (21.23%) C# Developer
4 115 (20.87%) Analyst
5 105 (19.06%) Automation Tester
6 94 (17.06%) Test Analyst
7 74 (13.43%) .NET Developer
8 66 (11.98%) Automation Test Analyst
9 50 (9.07%) Developer in Test
10 47 (8.53%) Test Engineer
11 45 (8.17%) C# .NET Developer
12 35 (6.35%) Software Developer
13 33 (5.99%) Selenium Tester
14 31 (5.63%) Senior Developer
15 30 (5.44%) Selenium Automation Tester
16 28 (5.08%) Test Automation Developer
17 27 (4.90%) QA Analyst
18 26 (4.72%) Test Automation Engineer
19 23 (4.17%) QA Engineer
20 20 (3.63%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (49.91%) .NET
2 114 (20.69%) Gherkin
3 97 (17.60%) Web Services
4 84 (15.25%) ASP.NET
5 74 (13.43%) .NET Framework
6 58 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 49 (8.89%) HTML
8 48 (8.71%) ASP.NET Web API
8 48 (8.71%) RESTful
9 46 (8.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 45 (8.17%) SOAP
11 43 (7.80%) REST
12 42 (7.62%) XML
13 40 (7.26%) CSS
14 35 (6.35%) JSON
15 32 (5.81%) Entity Framework
16 30 (5.44%) jQuery
17 25 (4.54%) WCF
18 20 (3.63%) Middleware
19 19 (3.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.72%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (3.99%) Fintech
4 17 (3.09%) Equities
5 12 (2.18%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.81%) User Experience
7 9 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (1.63%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.45%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.27%) Clustering
10 6 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.91%) iPhone
12 4 (0.73%) Derivative
12 4 (0.73%) Exotic Derivative
13 3 (0.54%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.54%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.54%) RIA
13 3 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 70 (12.70%) Windows
2 46 (8.35%) Linux
3 30 (5.44%) Android
3 30 (5.44%) Windows Server
4 25 (4.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 13 (2.36%) Unix
8 5 (0.91%) Nucleus RTOS
8 5 (0.91%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (74.05%) Agile Software Development
1 408 (74.05%) Test Automation
2 319 (57.89%) BDD
3 190 (34.48%) TDD
4 163 (29.58%) Scrum
5 108 (19.60%) Continuous Integration
6 104 (18.87%) API Testing
6 104 (18.87%) SDET
7 81 (14.70%) Performance Testing
8 78 (14.16%) MVC
9 74 (13.43%) DevOps
10 65 (11.80%) OO
11 61 (11.07%) Kanban
12 56 (10.16%) Test Scripting
13 54 (9.80%) Test Strategy
14 47 (8.53%) Acceptance Criteria
15 44 (7.99%) Unit Testing
16 43 (7.80%) SOLID
17 42 (7.62%) E-Commerce
18 40 (7.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 445 (80.76%) C#
2 205 (37.21%) SQL
3 123 (22.32%) Java
4 89 (16.15%) JavaScript
5 34 (6.17%) T-SQL
6 32 (5.81%) F#
7 29 (5.26%) Python
8 27 (4.90%) PowerShell
9 25 (4.54%) TypeScript
10 22 (3.99%) Ruby
11 15 (2.72%) C++
12 11 (2.00%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.63%) Perl
13 9 (1.63%) VBA
14 7 (1.27%) C
14 7 (1.27%) U-SQL
14 7 (1.27%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.27%) XAML
15 4 (0.73%) Java 8
15 4 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (7.44%) Degree
1 41 (7.44%) ISEB
2 39 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 38 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 29 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 26 (4.72%) SC Cleared
6 24 (4.36%) ISEB Practitioner
7 10 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.36%) HNC
9 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (27.95%) QA
2 4 (0.73%) GCP
3 2 (0.36%) GDPR
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (4.54%) vSphere
2 16 (2.90%) Docker
3 6 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (4.72%) HP ALM
2 8 (1.45%) Control-M
3 7 (1.27%) BladeLogic
3 7 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.27%) vRealize
4 4 (0.73%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.54%) Grafana
5 3 (0.54%) Terraform
6 2 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 118 (21.42%) Microsoft
2 44 (7.99%) Oracle
3 40 (7.26%) HP
4 31 (5.63%) Software AG
4 31 (5.63%) webMethods
5 25 (4.54%) Red Hat
5 25 (4.54%) VMware
6 20 (3.63%) Atlassian
7 11 (2.00%) Google
8 8 (1.45%) Embarcadero
9 7 (1.27%) Capita
10 4 (0.73%) Calypso
10 4 (0.73%) Charles River
10 4 (0.73%) FXall
10 4 (0.73%) IBM
10 4 (0.73%) SimCorp
11 3 (0.54%) New Relic
11 3 (0.54%) Splunk
11 3 (0.54%) Veracode
12 2 (0.36%) Cloudera