Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 492 556 484
Rank change year-on-year +64 -72 +115
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 437 356 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.34% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.27% 2.05% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 250 369
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £297 £305
90th Percentile £588 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +24.09% -
10th Percentile £46.25 £41.25 £24.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year +11.76% +24.09% -

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 19245 17382 16265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.66% 16.51% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13406 11692 10818
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 251 338
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.80 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 November 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 23 November 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 +68 416 £425 +8.97% 70
London +68 227 £450 +9.09% 31
UK excluding London +23 205 £375 - 39
South East -31 74 £425 +13.33% 9
Midlands +54 48 £325 -7.14% 5
West Midlands +55 40 £301 -14.00% 3
North of England +78 28 £340 -20.00% 11
South West -4 26 £350 -4.76% 7
North West +36 21 £340 -20.00% 5
Scotland +6 13 £325 -38.10%
East of England -31 13 £450 +20.00% 7
East Midlands - 8 £375 - 2
Yorkshire +24 7 £355 +9.23% 6
Wales -2 2 £370 -22.11%
Northern Ireland -39 1 £288 -11.54%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 331 (75.74%) C#
2 283 (64.76%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (64.76%) BDD
3 254 (58.12%) Test Automation
4 248 (56.75%) .NET
5 193 (44.16%) Selenium
6 170 (38.90%) TDD
7 127 (29.06%) Cucumber
8 116 (26.54%) JavaScript
9 115 (26.32%) SQL
10 114 (26.09%) QA
11 113 (25.86%) Microsoft
12 111 (25.40%) Java
13 102 (23.34%) SQL Server
14 101 (23.11%) TeamCity
15 97 (22.20%) Continuous Integration
16 93 (21.28%) Git (software)
17 84 (19.22%) NUnit
18 81 (18.54%) Finance
19 80 (18.31%) Scrum
20 77 (17.62%) Microsoft Azure
21 76 (17.39%) AngularJS
22 73 (16.70%) Web Services
23 71 (16.25%) WebDriver
24 68 (15.56%) JIRA
24 68 (15.56%) Jenkins
24 68 (15.56%) Gherkin
25 66 (15.10%) ASP.NET Web API
26 65 (14.87%) React
27 64 (14.65%) 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 29 (6.64%) NServiceBus
2 22 (5.03%) Confluence
3 6 (1.37%) CMS
4 3 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.92%) Mingle
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (2.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.69%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 77 (17.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.43%) npm
2 15 (3.43%) Yarn
3 14 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (1.14%) BlazeMeter
5 5 (1.14%) BrowserStack
5 5 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.14%) PaaS
5 5 (1.14%) Serverless
6 4 (0.92%) IaaS
7 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.23%) GitHub
8 1 (0.23%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.66%) PuTTY
1 16 (3.66%) WinSCP
2 11 (2.52%) Internet
3 3 (0.69%) DSL
4 2 (0.46%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.46%) Skype
4 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.23%) Extranet
5 1 (0.23%) Intranet
5 1 (0.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (23.34%) SQL Server
2 61 (13.96%) NoSQL
3 39 (8.92%) MongoDB
4 23 (5.26%) RavenDB
5 22 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
7 17 (3.89%) Oracle Database
8 16 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (3.43%) Oracle Database 10g
9 15 (3.43%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (2.52%) Big Data
10 11 (2.52%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.92%) GIS
14 4 (0.92%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
15 3 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 193 (44.16%) Selenium
2 127 (29.06%) Cucumber
3 101 (23.11%) TeamCity
4 93 (21.28%) Git (software)
5 84 (19.22%) NUnit
6 71 (16.25%) WebDriver
7 68 (15.56%) Jenkins
7 68 (15.56%) JIRA
8 64 (14.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 50 (11.44%) Visual Studio
10 48 (10.98%) SoapUI
11 47 (10.76%) Octopus Deploy
12 40 (9.15%) Subversion
13 39 (8.92%) JMeter
14 31 (7.09%) HP UFT
15 27 (6.18%) Ant
16 26 (5.95%) TestNG
17 24 (5.49%) Maven
17 24 (5.49%) Visual Studio Team System
18 23 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 81 (18.54%) Finance
2 35 (8.01%) Retail
3 33 (7.55%) Banking
4 13 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.75%) Front Office
6 11 (2.52%) Law
6 11 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.37%) Electronics
8 6 (1.37%) Marketing
8 6 (1.37%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.14%) Back Office
10 3 (0.69%) Advertising
10 3 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 210 (48.05%) Developer
2 102 (23.34%) C# Developer
3 97 (22.20%) .NET Developer
4 80 (18.31%) Analyst
5 69 (15.79%) Test Analyst
6 67 (15.33%) Tester
7 55 (12.59%) C# .NET Developer
8 46 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
9 43 (9.84%) Automation Test Analyst
9 43 (9.84%) Automation Tester
10 40 (9.15%) Test Engineer
11 35 (8.01%) Developer in Test
12 32 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
13 27 (6.18%) Software Developer
14 25 (5.72%) Agile Developer
15 24 (5.49%) QA Tester
16 22 (5.03%) Agile .NET Developer
16 22 (5.03%) Azure Developer
17 21 (4.81%) Angular Developer
18 20 (4.58%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (56.75%) .NET
2 76 (17.39%) AngularJS
3 73 (16.70%) Web Services
4 68 (15.56%) Gherkin
5 66 (15.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 65 (14.87%) React
7 45 (10.30%) .NET Framework
7 45 (10.30%) ASP.NET
8 40 (9.15%) Redux
9 39 (8.92%) HTML
10 33 (7.55%) RabbitMQ
11 32 (7.32%) RESTful
12 31 (7.09%) Angular 2
13 29 (6.64%) SignalR
14 28 (6.41%) REST
14 28 (6.41%) WCF
14 28 (6.41%) WebSockets
15 26 (5.95%) jQuery
15 26 (5.95%) Kafka
15 26 (5.95%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 62 (14.19%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (5.72%) Hedge funds
3 14 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.20%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.97%) User Experience
5 6 (1.37%) RIA
6 5 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.14%) Fintech
6 5 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (0.92%) Credit Risk
7 4 (0.92%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.46%) Clustering
9 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.23%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.23%) NHS
9 1 (0.23%) W3C
9 1 (0.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.41%) Windows
2 18 (4.12%) Linux
3 15 (3.43%) Android
3 15 (3.43%) Apple iOS
4 14 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (3.20%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.46%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (0.46%) Unix
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (64.76%) Agile Software Development
1 283 (64.76%) BDD
2 254 (58.12%) Test Automation
3 170 (38.90%) TDD
4 97 (22.20%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (18.31%) Scrum
6 58 (13.27%) Performance Testing
7 56 (12.81%) OO
8 46 (10.53%) SOLID
9 43 (9.84%) Acceptance Criteria
10 42 (9.61%) Unit Testing
11 41 (9.38%) E-Commerce
11 41 (9.38%) MVC
11 41 (9.38%) Test Scripting
12 39 (8.92%) Test Strategy
13 38 (8.70%) SDET
14 34 (7.78%) Software Engineering
15 32 (7.32%) CQRS
16 31 (7.09%) API Testing
17 30 (6.86%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 331 (75.74%) C#
2 116 (26.54%) JavaScript
3 115 (26.32%) SQL
4 111 (25.40%) Java
5 28 (6.41%) Ruby
6 25 (5.72%) F#
7 24 (5.49%) TypeScript
8 23 (5.26%) Python
8 23 (5.26%) T-SQL
9 20 (4.58%) Perl
10 19 (4.35%) PowerShell
11 17 (3.89%) VBA
12 12 (2.75%) PL/SQL
12 12 (2.75%) VBScript
13 10 (2.29%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.29%) VB.NET
14 9 (2.06%) ES6
15 8 (1.83%) Groovy
16 6 (1.37%) C++
17 5 (1.14%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 27 (6.18%) ISEB
2 21 (4.81%) ISTQB
3 19 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.12%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.20%) Degree
6 10 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (26.09%) QA
2 2 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 14 (3.20%) vSphere
2 11 (2.52%) Docker
3 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (2.29%) Control-M
2 5 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.46%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.46%) Kibana
4 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 113 (25.86%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.78%) Oracle
3 21 (4.81%) HP
4 16 (3.66%) VMware
5 14 (3.20%) Red Hat
5 14 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (3.20%) Software AG
5 14 (3.20%) webMethods
6 11 (2.52%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.60%) SAP
8 6 (1.37%) Charles River
9 5 (1.14%) Google
10 4 (0.92%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (0.92%) ESRI
10 4 (0.92%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.69%) OpenLink
11 3 (0.69%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.46%) Sencha
12 2 (0.46%) WSO2
13 1 (0.23%) WorldPay