Period
to 23 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 456 413 497
Rank change year-on-year -43 +84 +64
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 425 601 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.58% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.38% 2.90% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 451 295
UK median daily rate £454 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.06% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £305
90th Percentile £575 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £363 £365
% change year-on-year +24.14% -0.68% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
UK median hourly rate £38.25 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.50% +2.56% +7.73%
10th Percentile £16.63 £22.50 £46.25
90th Percentile £59.68 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £50.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year +30.00% +2.56% +7.73%

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 17,834 20,758 16,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.37% 20.10% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,691 14,280 11,443
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +6.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £331 £319 £306
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 235 329
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - -
10th Percentile £26.34 £26.50 £28.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £58.75 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -

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 July 2019.

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 23 July 2019.

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 23 July 2019. 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 -58 413 £460 +8.24% 86
UK excluding London -14 220 £450 +24.14% 62
London -41 202 £485 +7.66% 27
South East +42 124 £460 +22.67% 17
Midlands +14 44 £400 +23.08% 11
West Midlands -1 27 £450 +38.46% 6
North of England -17 24 £413 +20.00% 24
Yorkshire +5 10 £390 +4.70% 12
East of England +2 10 £438 -2.78% 1
East Midlands +20 9 £368 +13.08% 5
North East +7 9 £425 +41.67% 1
South West -50 9 £375 - 6
Wales -3 6 £413 +3.13% 1
North West +18 5 £400 -11.11% 11
Scotland +11 3 £450 +28.57%

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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.

1 341 (80.24%) C#
2 332 (78.12%) Test Automation
3 279 (65.65%) Agile Software Development
4 259 (60.94%) Selenium
5 195 (45.88%) BDD
6 192 (45.18%) .NET
7 172 (40.47%) Microsoft Azure
8 154 (36.24%) SQL
9 116 (27.29%) Scrum
10 115 (27.06%) TDD
11 114 (26.82%) DevOps
12 111 (26.12%) QA
13 105 (24.71%) WebDriver
14 93 (21.88%) SQL Server
15 92 (21.65%) Cucumber
16 88 (20.71%) Visual Studio
17 87 (20.47%) Microsoft
18 85 (20.00%) TeamCity
19 79 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
20 74 (17.41%) JavaScript
21 72 (16.94%) Git (software)
22 69 (16.24%) Visual Studio Team System
23 68 (16.00%) Java
24 66 (15.53%) Jenkins
25 62 (14.59%) Manual Testing
26 61 (14.35%) Finance
27 60 (14.12%) Web Services
27 60 (14.12%) Test Strategy
28 57 (13.41%) JMeter
29 56 (13.18%) PowerShell

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 38 (8.94%) Confluence
2 14 (3.29%) Umbraco
3 8 (1.88%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.65%) IIS
5 5 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.47%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.47%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 172 (40.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (7.06%) PaaS
4 28 (6.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 25 (5.88%) GitHub
6 24 (5.65%) Serverless
7 17 (4.00%) Azure Functions
7 17 (4.00%) IaaS
8 12 (2.82%) Loggly
9 10 (2.35%) Azure Data Factory
9 10 (2.35%) SaaS
10 8 (1.88%) BrowserStack
10 8 (1.88%) Data Lake Analytics
10 8 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (1.41%) Amazon S3
12 6 (1.41%) Lucidchart
12 6 (1.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.18%) AMQP
2 5 (1.18%) HTTP
3 3 (0.71%) DSL
4 1 (0.24%) DNS
4 1 (0.24%) Internet
4 1 (0.24%) MPLS
4 1 (0.24%) PBX
4 1 (0.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.65%) NoSQL
3 35 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (5.41%) Redis
5 20 (4.71%) Cosmos DB
6 18 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (3.53%) Azure SQL Database
8 14 (3.29%) Big Data
8 14 (3.29%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (2.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 10 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (2.12%) Data Lake
11 9 (2.12%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.88%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.88%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.65%) Couchbase
14 5 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (1.18%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 259 (60.94%) Selenium
2 105 (24.71%) WebDriver
3 92 (21.65%) Cucumber
4 88 (20.71%) Visual Studio
5 85 (20.00%) TeamCity
6 72 (16.94%) Git (software)
7 69 (16.24%) Visual Studio Team System
8 66 (15.53%) Jenkins
9 57 (13.41%) JMeter
10 56 (13.18%) NUnit
11 53 (12.47%) JIRA
12 50 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 30 (7.06%) Octopus Deploy
14 27 (6.35%) LoadRunner
15 25 (5.88%) MSTest
16 23 (5.41%) SoapUI
17 21 (4.94%) Appium
18 18 (4.24%) Visual Studio Coded UI
19 14 (3.29%) tSQLt
20 13 (3.06%) Babel
General
1 61 (14.35%) Finance
2 16 (3.76%) Retail
3 10 (2.35%) Banking
4 9 (2.12%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.65%) Back Office
5 7 (1.65%) Front Office
5 7 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.94%) Electronics
6 4 (0.94%) Marketing
7 3 (0.71%) Automotive
8 2 (0.47%) Legal
8 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 132 (31.06%) Developer
2 98 (23.06%) Tester
3 76 (17.88%) Analyst
4 72 (16.94%) Test Analyst
5 67 (15.76%) .NET Developer
5 67 (15.76%) Automation Tester
6 49 (11.53%) Automation Test Analyst
7 42 (9.88%) Test Engineer
8 38 (8.94%) C# Developer
9 31 (7.29%) Test Automation Engineer
10 29 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
11 28 (6.59%) QA Engineer
12 22 (5.18%) Software Developer
13 21 (4.94%) Senior Developer
14 20 (4.71%) Selenium Tester
15 19 (4.47%) Senior .NET Developer
15 19 (4.47%) Software Engineer
16 18 (4.24%) F# Developer
16 18 (4.24%) NoSQL Developer
16 18 (4.24%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (45.18%) .NET
2 60 (14.12%) Web Services
3 54 (12.71%) .NET Core
4 45 (10.59%) ASP.NET
5 43 (10.12%) ASP.NET Web API
6 41 (9.65%) REST
7 39 (9.18%) SOAP
8 38 (8.94%) RESTful
9 37 (8.71%) Gherkin
10 32 (7.53%) React
11 29 (6.82%) .NET Framework
12 26 (6.12%) Middleware
13 24 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 23 (5.41%) AngularJS
15 22 (5.18%) Reactive Extensions
16 21 (4.94%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (4.94%) Swagger
17 20 (4.71%) XML
18 19 (4.47%) Kafka
19 18 (4.24%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.06%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (6.12%) Derivative
4 10 (2.35%) Virtual Team
5 9 (2.12%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.12%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.12%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.18%) Equities
7 5 (1.18%) Life Science
8 4 (0.94%) Blog
8 4 (0.94%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.94%) NHS
9 3 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.47%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.47%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.24%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.00%) Windows
2 11 (2.59%) VMS
3 5 (1.18%) Unix
4 3 (0.71%) Android
4 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (78.12%) Test Automation
2 279 (65.65%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (45.88%) BDD
4 116 (27.29%) Scrum
5 115 (27.06%) TDD
6 114 (26.82%) DevOps
7 79 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
8 62 (14.59%) Manual Testing
9 60 (14.12%) Test Strategy
10 56 (13.18%) SDET
11 46 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (10.59%) Integration Testing
13 43 (10.12%) Kanban
14 39 (9.18%) SDLC
15 38 (8.94%) Microservices
16 37 (8.71%) Performance Testing
16 37 (8.71%) Unit Testing
17 35 (8.24%) API Testing
17 35 (8.24%) Non-Functional Testing
17 35 (8.24%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 341 (80.24%) C#
2 154 (36.24%) SQL
3 74 (17.41%) JavaScript
4 68 (16.00%) Java
5 56 (13.18%) PowerShell
6 35 (8.24%) T-SQL
7 32 (7.53%) C++
8 24 (5.65%) Python
9 18 (4.24%) F#
10 16 (3.76%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.12%) Go
12 8 (1.88%) U-SQL
13 6 (1.41%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.18%) PHP
15 4 (0.94%) Java 8
16 3 (0.71%) C
16 3 (0.71%) Groovy
16 3 (0.71%) Ruby
16 3 (0.71%) VBScript
17 2 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (5.65%) ISTQB
2 18 (4.24%) ISEB
3 17 (4.00%) Degree
4 7 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (1.65%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.47%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.47%) HP APS
7 2 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (26.12%) QA
2 6 (1.41%) GDPR
3 4 (0.94%) HL7
System Software
1 44 (10.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (6.12%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.06%) Ansible
3 9 (2.12%) HP ALM
4 8 (1.88%) Kibana
5 6 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.94%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.47%) Puppet
9 1 (0.24%) Automic
9 1 (0.24%) rkt
Vendors
1 87 (20.47%) Microsoft
2 40 (9.41%) Oracle
3 24 (5.65%) Xamarin
4 23 (5.41%) Google
4 23 (5.41%) HP
5 15 (3.53%) New Relic
6 13 (3.06%) Atlassian
6 13 (3.06%) IBM
7 10 (2.35%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 8 (1.88%) Splunk
9 5 (1.18%) SAP
10 4 (0.94%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.94%) Freshdesk
11 3 (0.71%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.71%) Talend
12 1 (0.24%) AppDynamics
12 1 (0.24%) BISAM
12 1 (0.24%) Charles River
12 1 (0.24%) Informatica
12 1 (0.24%) McAfee