Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 442 462 417
Rank change year-on-year +20 -45 +87
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 164 446 560
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.49% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.96% 2.40% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 374 417
Median daily rate £450 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £359 £363 £300
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -6.44% +20.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +204.35% -77.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 8,361 18,603 19,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.00% 20.35% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,450 12,357 13,589
Median daily rate £493 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £335 £315
90th Percentile £663 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 292 230
Median hourly rate £40.75 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.23% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £19.98 £24.10 £26.50
90th Percentile £57.95 £55.00 £67.25
Median hourly rate £39.25 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -9.77% +2.35% -

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 31 May 2020.

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 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 31 May 2020. 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 +10 161 £450 -2.17% 19
London +33 84 £500 +2.56%
UK excluding London +49 79 £421 -6.44% 20
South West +86 36 £425 +18.88% 5
South East +42 16 £398 -13.59% 7
Midlands +73 13 £450 +12.50%
North of England +87 10 £375 -11.76% 5
West Midlands +59 10 £450 -
Yorkshire +61 8 £400 +2.56% 2
Work from Home +15 7 £500 +25.00% 2
East Midlands +39 3 £275 -25.17%
East of England +56 2 £350 -17.65% 2
Scotland +39 2 £400 -3.03%
North West +57 1 £375 -16.67% 3
North East +23 1 £313 -26.47%

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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.

1 155 (94.51%) C#
2 123 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (62.80%) Selenium
3 103 (62.80%) Test Automation
4 100 (60.98%) .NET
5 97 (59.15%) Azure
6 85 (51.83%) DevOps
7 81 (49.39%) BDD
8 71 (43.29%) SQL
9 53 (32.32%) Git (software)
10 51 (31.10%) Microsoft
11 47 (28.66%) TDD
12 44 (26.83%) JIRA
13 42 (25.61%) Scrum
14 39 (23.78%) .NET Framework
14 39 (23.78%) QA
15 36 (21.95%) Gherkin
16 35 (21.34%) Team Foundation Server
17 32 (19.51%) Cucumber
17 32 (19.51%) ASP.NET
18 30 (18.29%) Web Services
18 30 (18.29%) Entity Framework
18 30 (18.29%) Security Cleared
18 30 (18.29%) PowerShell
18 30 (18.29%) SC Cleared
19 29 (17.68%) AngularJS
20 28 (17.07%) Confluence
21 27 (16.46%) Kanban
21 27 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
21 27 (16.46%) SQL Server

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 28 (17.07%) Confluence
2 18 (10.98%) NServiceBus
3 9 (5.49%) IIS
4 2 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.83%) Maximo
3 1 (0.61%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 97 (59.15%) Azure
2 13 (7.93%) AWS
2 13 (7.93%) GitHub
3 12 (7.32%) Sauce Labs
4 11 (6.71%) SaaS
5 7 (4.27%) Azure Data Factory
5 7 (4.27%) PaaS
6 4 (2.44%) GCP
7 3 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.83%) Serverless
8 2 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.22%) npm
8 2 (1.22%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.61%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.61%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.61%) Logic Apps
9 1 (0.61%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.66%) HTTP
2 1 (0.61%) DNS
2 1 (0.61%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.61%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.32%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.27%) Data Lake
5 4 (2.44%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (2.44%) Event Store
5 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (1.22%) Big Data
6 2 (1.22%) MySQL
6 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.22%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.22%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.61%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.61%) Power BI
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.61%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 103 (62.80%) Selenium
2 53 (32.32%) Git (software)
3 44 (26.83%) JIRA
4 35 (21.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (19.51%) Cucumber
6 25 (15.24%) WebDriver
7 21 (12.80%) Postman
7 21 (12.80%) Visual Studio
7 21 (12.80%) Visual Studio Team System
8 18 (10.98%) JMeter
9 16 (9.76%) NUnit
10 15 (9.15%) SoapUI
11 12 (7.32%) Jenkins
12 11 (6.71%) TestCafe
13 6 (3.66%) Fiddler
13 6 (3.66%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (3.66%) TeamCity
13 6 (3.66%) Zephyr
14 5 (3.05%) Appium
14 5 (3.05%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 26 (15.85%) Finance
2 7 (4.27%) Front Office
2 7 (4.27%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.44%) Retail
3 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.83%) Back Office
4 3 (1.83%) Banking
5 2 (1.22%) Electronics
5 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.22%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 60 (36.59%) Developer
2 49 (29.88%) Tester
3 43 (26.22%) Automation Tester
4 40 (24.39%) .NET Developer
5 21 (12.80%) C# Developer
6 14 (8.54%) SQL Developer
7 12 (7.32%) Azure Developer
7 12 (7.32%) Software Developer
8 11 (6.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (6.71%) Test Engineer
9 10 (6.10%) Analyst
10 9 (5.49%) Test Analyst
11 8 (4.88%) Developer in Test
11 8 (4.88%) QA Engineer
11 8 (4.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 8 (4.88%) Selenium Tester
12 7 (4.27%) C# Software Developer
12 7 (4.27%) QA Tester
13 6 (3.66%) QA Automation Engineer
13 6 (3.66%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (60.98%) .NET
2 39 (23.78%) .NET Framework
3 36 (21.95%) Gherkin
4 32 (19.51%) ASP.NET
5 30 (18.29%) Entity Framework
5 30 (18.29%) Web Services
6 29 (17.68%) AngularJS
7 25 (15.24%) RESTful
7 25 (15.24%) SOAP
8 24 (14.63%) REST
9 18 (10.98%) .NET Core
10 14 (8.54%) React
11 13 (7.93%) Node.js
12 10 (6.10%) JSON
13 9 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (5.49%) XML
14 7 (4.27%) Jest
15 6 (3.66%) ASP.NET Core
15 6 (3.66%) OAuth
15 6 (3.66%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.71%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.44%) Private Cloud
3 4 (2.44%) Virtual Team
4 3 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.22%) User Experience
6 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.71%) Windows
2 6 (3.66%) Linux
3 1 (0.61%) Android
3 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (62.80%) Test Automation
3 85 (51.83%) DevOps
4 81 (49.39%) BDD
5 47 (28.66%) TDD
6 42 (25.61%) Scrum
7 27 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (16.46%) Kanban
8 24 (14.63%) SDET
9 23 (14.02%) Unit Testing
10 22 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (12.20%) OOP
12 17 (10.37%) API Testing
12 17 (10.37%) SDLC
13 16 (9.76%) API Design
13 16 (9.76%) Test Scripting
14 15 (9.15%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (9.15%) Pair Programming
14 15 (9.15%) Software Engineering
14 15 (9.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 155 (94.51%) C#
2 71 (43.29%) SQL
3 30 (18.29%) PowerShell
4 21 (12.80%) Java
5 18 (10.98%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.27%) C
7 6 (3.66%) Python
7 6 (3.66%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.66%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.83%) C++
9 2 (1.22%) Scala
10 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.61%) F#
10 1 (0.61%) Ruby
10 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (18.29%) SC Cleared
1 30 (18.29%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.76%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.05%) ISEB
4 3 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.83%) Degree
5 2 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (23.78%) QA
2 2 (1.22%) EMIR
2 2 (1.22%) MiFID
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (13.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (6.71%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.05%) Terraform
3 3 (1.83%) Ansible
3 3 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (31.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.76%) Atlassian
3 3 (1.83%) Oracle
4 2 (1.22%) Databricks
4 2 (1.22%) DevExpress
4 2 (1.22%) IBM
4 2 (1.22%) SAP
5 1 (0.61%) HP
5 1 (0.61%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.61%) Pega
5 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.61%) Software AG
5 1 (0.61%) VMware
5 1 (0.61%) Xamarin