Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 485 453 504
Rank change year-on-year -32 +51 +64
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 340 535 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.52% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.26% 2.48% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 400 307
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
90th Percentile £550 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £371
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.08% -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £27.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.53% -42.63% +31.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £38.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +71.05% -20.00% +31.94%

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 15,013 21,561 18,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.64% 20.90% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,809 14,742 12,583
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 223 294
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.71% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £27.15 £26.30 £30.40
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £60.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +3.66%

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 17 October 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
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 17 October 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 -44 324 £450 +1.12% 82
UK excluding London +46 216 £425 +13.33% 73
London -78 121 £525 +10.53% 14
South East +58 99 £460 +22.67% 25
North of England +24 40 £390 -2.50% 28
Midlands +52 38 £400 +23.08% 11
West Midlands +30 23 £438 +11.11% 6
Yorkshire +30 20 £375 +5.26% 14
South West -40 16 £375 - 3
East of England +35 10 £413 +16.20% 1
North East +22 10 £425 +29.77%
North West +16 10 £390 -8.24% 14
East Midlands +37 7 £333 +2.31% 5
Scotland +17 7 £375 +7.14% 5
Wales +16 6 £400 +11.11%

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 281 (82.65%) C#
2 253 (74.41%) Test Automation
3 225 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
4 200 (58.82%) Selenium
5 162 (47.65%) .NET
6 151 (44.41%) BDD
7 133 (39.12%) SQL
8 125 (36.76%) Azure
9 96 (28.24%) QA
10 83 (24.41%) TDD
11 76 (22.35%) Scrum
12 74 (21.76%) Cucumber
13 69 (20.29%) Microsoft
14 66 (19.41%) WebDriver
14 66 (19.41%) DevOps
15 63 (18.53%) SQL Server
16 58 (17.06%) Web Services
16 58 (17.06%) Git (software)
17 56 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
17 56 (16.47%) Visual Studio
18 54 (15.88%) Java
18 54 (15.88%) Visual Studio Team System
18 54 (15.88%) .NET Core
19 51 (15.00%) Finance
20 47 (13.82%) TeamCity
21 45 (13.24%) NUnit
22 43 (12.65%) JMeter
22 43 (12.65%) Manual Testing
22 43 (12.65%) SDET
23 42 (12.35%) Team Foundation 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 26 (7.65%) Confluence
2 13 (3.82%) Umbraco
3 5 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.18%) IIS
4 4 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.88%) Drupal
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 125 (36.76%) Azure
2 23 (6.76%) AWS
3 21 (6.18%) PaaS
4 19 (5.59%) GitHub
5 10 (2.94%) GCP
6 8 (2.35%) BrowserStack
7 7 (2.06%) IaaS
7 7 (2.06%) SaaS
8 6 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (1.76%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.76%) CloudFront
8 6 (1.76%) Lucidchart
8 6 (1.76%) OpenShift
8 6 (1.76%) Route 53
8 6 (1.76%) Serverless
9 5 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (1.47%) Loggly
9 5 (1.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.88%) AMQP
2 5 (1.47%) HTTP
3 3 (0.88%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.88%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.29%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (18.53%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.29%) NoSQL
3 20 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (5.59%) Redis
5 18 (5.29%) Cosmos DB
6 16 (4.71%) MongoDB
7 12 (3.53%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.76%) GIS
10 6 (1.76%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.76%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.76%) SSDT
11 5 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.18%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.88%) Big Data
13 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 200 (58.82%) Selenium
2 74 (21.76%) Cucumber
3 66 (19.41%) WebDriver
4 58 (17.06%) Git (software)
5 56 (16.47%) Visual Studio
6 54 (15.88%) Visual Studio Team System
7 47 (13.82%) TeamCity
8 45 (13.24%) NUnit
9 43 (12.65%) JMeter
10 42 (12.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 41 (12.06%) SoapUI
12 38 (11.18%) JIRA
13 37 (10.88%) Jenkins
14 21 (6.18%) LoadRunner
15 20 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
16 18 (5.29%) MSTest
17 15 (4.41%) Visual Studio Coded UI
18 14 (4.12%) Jasmine
19 13 (3.82%) Babel
19 13 (3.82%) gulp
General
1 51 (15.00%) Finance
2 11 (3.24%) Banking
3 10 (2.94%) Public Sector
4 9 (2.65%) Front Office
5 8 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.18%) Retail
8 3 (0.88%) Law
9 2 (0.59%) Automotive
9 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (30.00%) Developer
2 72 (21.18%) Tester
3 53 (15.59%) .NET Developer
4 50 (14.71%) Automation Tester
5 48 (14.12%) Analyst
6 46 (13.53%) Test Engineer
7 44 (12.94%) Test Analyst
8 43 (12.65%) Test Automation Engineer
9 39 (11.47%) C# Developer
10 34 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
11 28 (8.24%) Automation Test Analyst
12 19 (5.59%) F# Developer
12 19 (5.59%) NoSQL Developer
13 18 (5.29%) Software Engineer
14 16 (4.71%) Senior .NET Developer
14 16 (4.71%) Senior Developer
15 14 (4.12%) Developer in Test
15 14 (4.12%) QA Engineer
15 14 (4.12%) Selenium Tester
15 14 (4.12%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (47.65%) .NET
2 58 (17.06%) Web Services
3 54 (15.88%) .NET Core
4 41 (12.06%) SOAP
5 40 (11.76%) Gherkin
6 35 (10.29%) REST
7 31 (9.12%) ASP.NET
7 31 (9.12%) ASP.NET Web API
8 27 (7.94%) XML
9 26 (7.65%) .NET Framework
10 25 (7.35%) RESTful
11 23 (6.76%) RabbitMQ
12 22 (6.47%) Middleware
13 21 (6.18%) FIX Protocol
13 21 (6.18%) Kafka
14 20 (5.88%) Reactive Extensions
15 19 (5.59%) Apache Avro
15 19 (5.59%) JSON
15 19 (5.59%) Protocol Buffers
16 18 (5.29%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.24%) Derivative
2 23 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.94%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.65%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.76%) Equities
7 5 (1.47%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.18%) Life Science
8 4 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.88%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.59%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.59%) User Experience
11 1 (0.29%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.29%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.29%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.65%) Windows
2 6 (1.76%) Linux
3 5 (1.47%) Android
3 5 (1.47%) VMS
4 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.88%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (74.41%) Test Automation
2 225 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (44.41%) BDD
4 83 (24.41%) TDD
5 76 (22.35%) Scrum
6 66 (19.41%) DevOps
7 56 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (12.65%) Manual Testing
8 43 (12.65%) SDET
9 38 (11.18%) Integration Testing
10 34 (10.00%) SDLC
11 33 (9.71%) Software Testing
12 32 (9.41%) Test Strategy
13 29 (8.53%) Microservices
14 28 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (8.24%) Unit Testing
15 27 (7.94%) API Testing
16 26 (7.65%) Kanban
17 25 (7.35%) MVC
18 23 (6.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 281 (82.65%) C#
2 133 (39.12%) SQL
3 54 (15.88%) Java
4 28 (8.24%) C++
4 28 (8.24%) JavaScript
5 22 (6.47%) F#
6 20 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 18 (5.29%) Python
8 12 (3.53%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.65%) Go
10 6 (1.76%) PHP
10 6 (1.76%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.18%) C
12 3 (0.88%) Ruby
13 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.29%) Java 8
14 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (7.65%) ISTQB
2 23 (6.76%) ISEB
3 22 (6.47%) Degree
4 11 (3.24%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (28.24%) QA
2 4 (1.18%) GDPR
3 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) HL7
System Software
1 31 (9.12%) Docker
2 4 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (5.29%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.06%) Kibana
3 6 (1.76%) Ansible
3 6 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.76%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (1.47%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.88%) Puppet
6 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.29%) rkt
Vendors
1 69 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.24%) Oracle
3 13 (3.82%) HP
4 12 (3.53%) Atlassian
4 12 (3.53%) Google
5 10 (2.94%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 10 (2.94%) Xamarin
6 9 (2.65%) Splunk
7 8 (2.35%) New Relic
8 4 (1.18%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.88%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.88%) Software AG
9 3 (0.88%) VMware
9 3 (0.88%) webMethods
10 2 (0.59%) IBM
11 1 (0.29%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.29%) Informatica
11 1 (0.29%) Micro Focus
11 1 (0.29%) SAP