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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SpecFlow
UK
Rank 422 464 484
Rank change year-on-year +42 +20  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 188 182 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.43% 2.35% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 118 72
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £370 £315
% change year-on-year -3.71% +17.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.38% -  

SpecFlow is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7747 7746 6990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.56% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5227 5162 4464
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 188 132
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.89 £31.80 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +55 177 £406 +1.56% 69
London +7 68 £475 +11.76% 37
South West +29 40 £350 -3.44% 4
South East +36 28 £400 +6.66% 10
City of London -12 21 £439 +3.17% 15
Hampshire +23 15 £400 - 3
Swindon - 14 £350 -
Wiltshire - 14 £350 -
West Midlands +21 12 £345 -1.42%
Somerset - 11 £266 - 2
Coventry - 10 £313 -
Andover - 10 £400 -
East of England -2 9 £475 +53.22% 6
Yorkshire +21 7 £325 -4.41% 3
Taunton - 7 £303 - 2
North West +14 6 £355 -4.05% 4
Manchester +12 5 £365 - 3
Luton +11 5 £475 -
Bedfordshire +2 5 £475 -
Scotland +25 4 £425 -
West Yorkshire +18 4 £325 - 1
Leeds +13 4 £325 - 1
West Sussex - 4 - -
Worthing - 4 - -
Edinburgh +19 3 £425 -
Surrey +6 3 £375 +3.44% 3
East Midlands +3 3 - - 4
Canary Wharf -3 3 £500 -5.88%
Greenwich - 3 £418 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £488 - 1

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 271 (80.42%) C#
2 251 (74.48%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (64.69%) Selenium
4 214 (63.50%) BDD
5 181 (53.71%) .NET
6 135 (40.06%) TDD
7 110 (32.64%) SQL
8 93 (27.60%) WebDriver
9 92 (27.30%) Test Automation
10 90 (26.71%) SQL Server
11 88 (26.11%) Scrum
12 82 (24.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 81 (24.04%) Microsoft
14 79 (23.44%) Continuous Integration
15 78 (23.15%) QA
16 77 (22.85%) JavaScript
17 68 (20.18%) Cucumber
18 64 (18.99%) Git (software)
19 58 (17.21%) NUnit
20 57 (16.91%) Gherkin
21 53 (15.73%) TeamCity
21 53 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
21 53 (15.73%) Oracle
21 53 (15.73%) Finance
22 51 (15.13%) Automated Testing
23 50 (14.84%) Web Services
24 48 (14.24%) ASP.NET
24 48 (14.24%) Test Strategy
24 48 (14.24%) Automation Testing
25 46 (13.65%) Test Scripting

SpecFlow
Top Related 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 13 (3.86%) IIS
2 11 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.37%) NServiceBus
4 4 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.89%) CMS
5 3 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.59%) Apache
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.30%) Confluence
7 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (5.34%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.30%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.30%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 53 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.08%) PaaS
4 4 (1.19%) IaaS
5 3 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.89%) GitHub
6 2 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.30%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.75%) AMQP
2 14 (4.15%) PuTTY
2 14 (4.15%) WinSCP
3 5 (1.48%) LDAP
3 5 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.19%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.59%) DNS
5 2 (0.59%) HTTP
5 2 (0.59%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (26.71%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 27 (8.01%) NoSQL
4 24 (7.12%) Oracle Database
5 18 (5.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (5.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (5.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 17 (5.04%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (4.15%) Oracle Database 10g
7 14 (4.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (3.26%) MongoDB
9 7 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (1.48%) MySQL
11 5 (1.48%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.19%) Big Data
12 4 (1.19%) Neo4j
12 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 218 (64.69%) Selenium
2 93 (27.60%) WebDriver
3 82 (24.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 68 (20.18%) Cucumber
5 64 (18.99%) Git (software)
6 58 (17.21%) NUnit
7 53 (15.73%) TeamCity
8 37 (10.98%) Visual Studio
9 34 (10.09%) HP UFT
9 34 (10.09%) Jenkins
10 31 (9.20%) JIRA
11 30 (8.90%) MSTest
12 28 (8.31%) Subversion
13 26 (7.72%) SoapUI
14 22 (6.53%) Protractor
15 16 (4.75%) Oracle APEX
16 12 (3.56%) LoadRunner
16 12 (3.56%) Moq
16 12 (3.56%) TestNG
17 11 (3.26%) WATIR
General
1 53 (15.73%) Finance
2 10 (2.97%) Banking
3 9 (2.67%) Marketing
3 9 (2.67%) Publishing
4 6 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.48%) Electronics
5 5 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.19%) Advertising
7 2 (0.59%) Back Office
7 2 (0.59%) Front Office
7 2 (0.59%) Legal
7 2 (0.59%) Retail
8 1 (0.30%) Automotive
8 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (32.64%) Developer
2 90 (26.71%) Tester
3 72 (21.36%) Automation Tester
4 58 (17.21%) C# Developer
5 51 (15.13%) Analyst
6 44 (13.06%) .NET Developer
6 44 (13.06%) Test Analyst
7 32 (9.50%) Test Engineer
8 31 (9.20%) Automation Test Analyst
9 30 (8.90%) Developer in Test
10 24 (7.12%) Test Automation Engineer
11 19 (5.64%) Selenium Tester
12 18 (5.34%) C# .NET Developer
12 18 (5.34%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 14 (4.15%) Angular Developer
13 14 (4.15%) C# WPF Developer
13 14 (4.15%) WPF Developer
14 13 (3.86%) ASP.NET Developer
14 13 (3.86%) Azure Developer
14 13 (3.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (53.71%) .NET
2 57 (16.91%) Gherkin
3 50 (14.84%) Web Services
4 48 (14.24%) ASP.NET
5 44 (13.06%) .NET Framework
6 42 (12.46%) AngularJS
7 39 (11.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 33 (9.79%) XML
9 30 (8.90%) HTML
10 25 (7.42%) React
11 24 (7.12%) CSS
11 24 (7.12%) RESTful
11 24 (7.12%) SOAP
11 24 (7.12%) WPF
12 23 (6.82%) SignalR
13 22 (6.53%) Entity Framework
14 21 (6.23%) WCF
15 20 (5.93%) jQuery
15 20 (5.93%) NancyFx
15 20 (5.93%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.53%) Fintech
2 10 (2.97%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.37%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.48%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.19%) NHS
6 3 (0.89%) Driving Licence
6 3 (0.89%) User Experience
7 2 (0.59%) Contactless
7 2 (0.59%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.59%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.59%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.30%) BBC
8 1 (0.30%) Blog
8 1 (0.30%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.30%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.30%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.79%) Windows
2 17 (5.04%) Linux
3 14 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (3.86%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.97%) Android
5 10 (2.97%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.48%) Unix
7 3 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (74.48%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (63.50%) BDD
3 135 (40.06%) TDD
4 92 (27.30%) Test Automation
5 88 (26.11%) Scrum
6 79 (23.44%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (15.13%) Automated Testing
8 48 (14.24%) Automation Testing
8 48 (14.24%) Test Strategy
9 46 (13.65%) Test Scripting
10 45 (13.35%) MVVM
11 43 (12.76%) Regression Testing
12 37 (10.98%) MVC
13 36 (10.68%) Kanban
14 35 (10.39%) Defect Tracking
14 35 (10.39%) E-Commerce
15 32 (9.50%) Exploratory Testing
15 32 (9.50%) Software Testing
16 31 (9.20%) DevOps
16 31 (9.20%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 271 (80.42%) C#
2 110 (32.64%) SQL
3 77 (22.85%) JavaScript
4 44 (13.06%) Java
5 37 (10.98%) F#
6 28 (8.31%) T-SQL
7 24 (7.12%) Ruby
8 20 (5.93%) PowerShell
9 15 (4.45%) VB
10 12 (3.56%) TypeScript
10 12 (3.56%) VBScript
11 8 (2.37%) Python
12 6 (1.78%) ES6
12 6 (1.78%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.48%) C++
13 5 (1.48%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.19%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.19%) Perl
15 2 (0.59%) C
15 2 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (13.35%) Security Cleared
2 41 (12.17%) SC Cleared
3 26 (7.72%) ISEB
4 15 (4.45%) ISTQB
5 14 (4.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (2.67%) Degree
7 6 (1.78%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.89%) HNC
9 1 (0.30%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (23.15%) QA
2 26 (7.72%) SDET
3 4 (1.19%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.89%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (3.86%) vSphere
2 7 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.78%) Terminal Services
4 5 (1.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (3.86%) vRealize
2 7 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.59%) Ansible
3 2 (0.59%) Puppet
4 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.30%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 81 (24.04%) Microsoft
2 53 (15.73%) Oracle
3 29 (8.61%) HP
4 14 (4.15%) Red Hat
5 13 (3.86%) VMware
6 9 (2.67%) Sencha
7 8 (2.37%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.78%) SAP
9 5 (1.48%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.59%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.59%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.59%) New Relic
11 1 (0.30%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.30%) CODA
11 1 (0.30%) Informatica
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