Period
to 19 October 2017

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 19 October 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.

SpecFlow
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 501 556 510
Rank change year-on-year +55 -46 +103
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 404 361 424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.21% 2.06% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 263 343
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £588 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% +5.11% -
10th Percentile £46.25 £36.00 £24.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year +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 18313 17513 15931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.43% 16.46% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12683 11869 10538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.31% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 252 315
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +5.13% +3.17%
10th Percentile £30.70 £24.00 £24.34
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.75 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.31
% change year-on-year +3.66% +4.30% +4.83%

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 19 October 2017.

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 19 October 2017. 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 +61 383 £425 +13.33% 71
London +87 217 £444 +10.94% 27
UK excluding London +7 182 £370 -1.33% 46
South East -27 63 £415 +13.77% 10
Midlands +51 42 £348 +1.09% 5
West Midlands +46 34 £335 -4.29% 1
North of England +92 27 £343 -19.41% 15
South West +11 24 £350 -12.50% 6
North West +37 22 £340 -20.00% 5
Scotland +30 13 £325 -38.10% 2
East of England -38 10 £450 +20.00% 8
East Midlands +8 8 £375 +19.05% 4
Yorkshire +37 5 £350 +7.69% 10
Wales -9 2 £370 -22.11%
Northern Ireland -50 1 £288 -11.54%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 307 (75.99%) C#
2 255 (63.12%) BDD
3 250 (61.88%) Agile Software Development
4 232 (57.43%) .NET
5 227 (56.19%) Test Automation
6 159 (39.36%) Selenium
7 147 (36.39%) TDD
8 125 (30.94%) JavaScript
9 112 (27.72%) TeamCity
10 111 (27.48%) Microsoft
11 109 (26.98%) SQL
12 103 (25.50%) SQL Server
13 100 (24.75%) Java
13 100 (24.75%) Cucumber
14 98 (24.26%) QA
15 92 (22.77%) Git (software)
16 90 (22.28%) Continuous Integration
17 83 (20.54%) NUnit
17 83 (20.54%) AngularJS
18 80 (19.80%) Jenkins
19 75 (18.56%) Web Services
20 71 (17.57%) Scrum
21 70 (17.33%) Finance
22 68 (16.83%) NoSQL
23 66 (16.34%) Microsoft Azure
24 65 (16.09%) React
25 62 (15.35%) Team Foundation Server
25 62 (15.35%) OO
26 61 (15.10%) JIRA
26 61 (15.10%) WebDriver

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 27 (6.68%) NServiceBus
2 16 (3.96%) Confluence
3 7 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.24%) CMS
5 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.25%) SAS
6 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.99%) Mingle
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (2.97%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.74%) Endur
3 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Sonata
4 1 (0.25%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 66 (16.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.21%) npm
2 17 (4.21%) Yarn
3 6 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (1.49%) PaaS
4 5 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.24%) Serverless
5 4 (0.99%) BrowserStack
5 4 (0.99%) IaaS
6 2 (0.50%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.25%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.47%) PuTTY
1 14 (3.47%) WinSCP
2 9 (2.23%) Internet
3 3 (0.74%) DSL
3 3 (0.74%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.50%) Skype
5 1 (0.25%) Extranet
5 1 (0.25%) Intranet
5 1 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (25.50%) SQL Server
2 68 (16.83%) NoSQL
3 39 (9.65%) MongoDB
4 24 (5.94%) RavenDB
5 23 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (3.96%) Oracle Database
7 15 (3.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (3.47%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (3.22%) Oracle Database 10g
9 13 (3.22%) SQL Server 2016
10 11 (2.72%) Relational Database
11 10 (2.48%) Big Data
11 10 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (1.49%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.99%) GIS
14 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 159 (39.36%) Selenium
2 112 (27.72%) TeamCity
3 100 (24.75%) Cucumber
4 92 (22.77%) Git (software)
5 83 (20.54%) NUnit
6 80 (19.80%) Jenkins
7 62 (15.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 61 (15.10%) JIRA
8 61 (15.10%) WebDriver
9 55 (13.61%) Octopus Deploy
10 44 (10.89%) Subversion
11 43 (10.64%) Visual Studio
12 36 (8.91%) SoapUI
13 28 (6.93%) JMeter
14 22 (5.45%) HP UFT
14 22 (5.45%) JBehave
14 22 (5.45%) Moq
14 22 (5.45%) Protractor
15 21 (5.20%) Appium
15 21 (5.20%) Eclipse
General
1 70 (17.33%) Finance
2 36 (8.91%) Banking
3 21 (5.20%) Retail
4 12 (2.97%) Front Office
5 11 (2.72%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.23%) Law
8 6 (1.49%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.24%) Back Office
10 4 (0.99%) Electronics
10 4 (0.99%) Marketing
11 3 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.74%) Publishing
12 2 (0.50%) Advertising
12 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.25%) Automotive
13 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 202 (50.00%) Developer
2 92 (22.77%) .NET Developer
3 89 (22.03%) C# Developer
4 69 (17.08%) Analyst
5 60 (14.85%) Tester
6 58 (14.36%) Test Analyst
7 56 (13.86%) Full Stack Developer
8 45 (11.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 42 (10.40%) Automation Tester
10 34 (8.42%) Automation Test Analyst
11 32 (7.92%) Developer in Test
12 29 (7.18%) Test Engineer
13 22 (5.45%) Java Developer
13 22 (5.45%) Test Automation Engineer
14 21 (5.20%) Agile Developer
14 21 (5.20%) Angular Developer
14 21 (5.20%) Azure Developer
14 21 (5.20%) Lead Developer
14 21 (5.20%) Software Developer
15 19 (4.70%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (57.43%) .NET
2 83 (20.54%) AngularJS
3 75 (18.56%) Web Services
4 65 (16.09%) React
5 59 (14.60%) Gherkin
6 58 (14.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 46 (11.39%) HTML
8 42 (10.40%) Redux
9 41 (10.15%) ASP.NET
10 40 (9.90%) .NET Framework
11 34 (8.42%) Angular 2
11 34 (8.42%) RabbitMQ
12 32 (7.92%) RESTful
13 30 (7.43%) XML
14 29 (7.18%) SignalR
14 29 (7.18%) WebSockets
15 28 (6.93%) jQuery
15 28 (6.93%) Kafka
15 28 (6.93%) Reactive Extensions
15 28 (6.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.37%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (6.44%) Hedge funds
3 15 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.97%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.49%) User Experience
6 5 (1.24%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.24%) Fintech
6 5 (1.24%) Market Risk
7 4 (0.99%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.50%) Equities
8 2 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.50%) NHS
8 2 (0.50%) RIA
9 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.25%) Clustering
9 1 (0.25%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.94%) Windows
2 16 (3.96%) Linux
3 14 (3.47%) Android
3 14 (3.47%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (2.97%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.50%) Unix
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (63.12%) BDD
2 250 (61.88%) Agile Software Development
3 227 (56.19%) Test Automation
4 147 (36.39%) TDD
5 90 (22.28%) Continuous Integration
6 71 (17.57%) Scrum
7 62 (15.35%) OO
8 47 (11.63%) Performance Testing
9 45 (11.14%) Test Scripting
10 43 (10.64%) SOLID
11 41 (10.15%) Acceptance Criteria
12 40 (9.90%) Unit Testing
13 38 (9.41%) Test Strategy
14 37 (9.16%) CQRS
15 36 (8.91%) SDET
16 35 (8.66%) E-Commerce
16 35 (8.66%) MVC
17 32 (7.92%) Software Engineering
18 28 (6.93%) Dependency Injection
18 28 (6.93%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 307 (75.99%) C#
2 125 (30.94%) JavaScript
3 109 (26.98%) SQL
4 100 (24.75%) Java
5 26 (6.44%) T-SQL
6 24 (5.94%) TypeScript
7 23 (5.69%) F#
7 23 (5.69%) PowerShell
8 22 (5.45%) Ruby
9 21 (5.20%) Python
10 17 (4.21%) VBA
11 14 (3.47%) Perl
12 12 (2.97%) PL/SQL
12 12 (2.97%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.48%) VBScript
14 9 (2.23%) ES6
15 8 (1.98%) Groovy
16 5 (1.24%) CoffeeScript
17 4 (0.99%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (7.18%) ISEB
2 19 (4.70%) ISTQB
3 15 (3.71%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.22%) Degree
4 13 (3.22%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (2.72%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (24.26%) QA
2 3 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (3.22%) vSphere
2 12 (2.97%) Docker
3 5 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.74%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (2.97%) Control-M
2 5 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.99%) vRealize
4 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.50%) Kibana
6 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.25%) logstash
6 1 (0.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 111 (27.48%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.92%) Oracle
3 19 (4.70%) HP
4 15 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (3.71%) VMware
5 12 (2.97%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.98%) Software AG
6 8 (1.98%) webMethods
7 6 (1.49%) Charles River
7 6 (1.49%) Google
8 5 (1.24%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.24%) SAP
9 4 (0.99%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (0.99%) ESRI
9 4 (0.99%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.74%) OpenLink
10 3 (0.74%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.50%) IBM
11 2 (0.50%) Sencha
11 2 (0.50%) WSO2