Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 466 527 482
Rank change year-on-year +61 -45 +95
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 458 333 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.44% 2.09% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 238 324
UK median daily rate £419 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £310
90th Percentile £600 £537 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year +3.45% -2.03% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £44.19 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +17.83% +25.00%
10th Percentile £47.50 £41.25 £27.63
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.87 £70.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.19 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.16% +17.83% +25.00%

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 18,758 15,948 15,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.47% 16.61% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,146 10,682 10,470
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £613 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 278 397
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £29.00 £22.13 £24.04
90th Percentile £67.25 £53.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 +71 432 £430 +7.50% 118
London +58 232 £465 +9.41% 58
UK excluding London +32 222 £375 +3.45% 65
South East -14 65 £375 -5.06% 11
Midlands +29 42 £325 -2.99% 25
North of England +53 39 £340 +4.62% 13
West Midlands +21 35 £313 -6.57% 17
South West -7 32 £375 +7.14% 3
East of England +3 26 £500 +5.26% 8
North West +29 19 £355 +0.71% 6
Yorkshire +9 19 £334 +2.69% 7
Scotland -17 14 £350 -33.33% 5
Wales +6 8 £453 +13.13%
East Midlands - 7 £350 - 8
North East +40 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 361 (78.82%) C#
2 331 (72.27%) Test Automation
3 330 (72.05%) Agile Software Development
4 297 (64.85%) BDD
5 283 (61.79%) Selenium
6 231 (50.44%) .NET
7 170 (37.12%) TDD
8 154 (33.62%) Cucumber
9 127 (27.73%) QA
10 121 (26.42%) Java
11 116 (25.33%) SQL
12 106 (23.14%) Scrum
12 106 (23.14%) Continuous Integration
13 105 (22.93%) Microsoft
14 104 (22.71%) SQL Server
15 99 (21.62%) NUnit
16 98 (21.40%) Git (software)
17 97 (21.18%) Gherkin
17 97 (21.18%) JIRA
17 97 (21.18%) JavaScript
18 94 (20.52%) Finance
19 93 (20.31%) WebDriver
20 87 (19.00%) TeamCity
21 77 (16.81%) Performance Testing
22 74 (16.16%) Visual Studio
23 72 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
24 69 (15.07%) SoapUI
25 65 (14.19%) Web Services
25 65 (14.19%) .NET Framework
26 64 (13.97%) Jenkins

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 35 (7.64%) Confluence
2 30 (6.55%) NServiceBus
3 4 (0.87%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.66%) CMS
4 3 (0.66%) IIS
4 3 (0.66%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.44%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.44%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.22%) Apache
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.44%) Mingle
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 72 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.84%) BlazeMeter
3 9 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.97%) BrowserStack
4 8 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.53%) Serverless
6 4 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (0.87%) Data Lake Analytics
6 4 (0.87%) Slack
7 3 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.44%) npm
8 2 (0.44%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.44%) vREST
8 2 (0.44%) Yarn
9 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.93%) PuTTY
1 18 (3.93%) WinSCP
2 15 (3.28%) Internet
3 7 (1.53%) AMQP
4 3 (0.66%) HTTP
5 1 (0.22%) Extranet
5 1 (0.22%) Intranet
5 1 (0.22%) SMS
5 1 (0.22%) SMTP
5 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (22.71%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.08%) MongoDB
3 34 (7.42%) NoSQL
4 31 (6.77%) Oracle Database
5 28 (6.11%) Relational Database
6 26 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (3.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 17 (3.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 17 (3.71%) SQL Server 2016
8 15 (3.28%) Big Data
9 14 (3.06%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.97%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.31%) CouchDB
12 6 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.31%) RavenDB
12 6 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.09%) KDB
13 5 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 283 (61.79%) Selenium
2 154 (33.62%) Cucumber
3 99 (21.62%) NUnit
4 98 (21.40%) Git (software)
5 97 (21.18%) JIRA
6 93 (20.31%) WebDriver
7 87 (19.00%) TeamCity
8 74 (16.16%) Visual Studio
9 69 (15.07%) SoapUI
10 64 (13.97%) Jenkins
10 64 (13.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 40 (8.73%) JMeter
12 35 (7.64%) HP UFT
12 35 (7.64%) TestNG
13 33 (7.21%) Ant
14 31 (6.77%) Maven
15 28 (6.11%) Octopus Deploy
16 26 (5.68%) Subversion
17 25 (5.46%) JBehave
18 24 (5.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 94 (20.52%) Finance
2 40 (8.73%) Retail
3 22 (4.80%) Banking
4 11 (2.40%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.40%) Marketing
5 10 (2.18%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.53%) Advertising
7 7 (1.53%) Front Office
8 6 (1.31%) Electronics
8 6 (1.31%) Law
9 4 (0.87%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 181 (39.52%) Developer
2 108 (23.58%) C# Developer
3 95 (20.74%) Analyst
4 86 (18.78%) Test Analyst
5 77 (16.81%) .NET Developer
6 68 (14.85%) Tester
7 62 (13.54%) Automation Test Analyst
8 56 (12.23%) Test Engineer
9 49 (10.70%) C# .NET Developer
10 48 (10.48%) Automation Tester
11 42 (9.17%) Test Automation Engineer
12 38 (8.30%) Senior Developer
13 34 (7.42%) Developer in Test
14 31 (6.77%) Software Developer
15 22 (4.80%) Senior C# Developer
16 19 (4.15%) QA Engineer
16 19 (4.15%) QA Tester
17 18 (3.93%) Agile Developer
18 17 (3.71%) QA Analyst
19 16 (3.49%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (50.44%) .NET
2 97 (21.18%) Gherkin
3 65 (14.19%) .NET Framework
3 65 (14.19%) Web Services
4 60 (13.10%) ASP.NET
5 55 (12.01%) AngularJS
5 55 (12.01%) ASP.NET Web API
6 43 (9.39%) SOAP
7 39 (8.52%) HTML
8 38 (8.30%) React
9 34 (7.42%) WCF
10 32 (6.99%) RESTful
11 29 (6.33%) REST
12 28 (6.11%) CSS
13 27 (5.90%) jQuery
13 27 (5.90%) JSON
14 26 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (5.46%) Reactive Extensions
15 25 (5.46%) SignalR
16 23 (5.02%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.57%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.15%) Mobile App
4 18 (3.93%) Hedge funds
4 18 (3.93%) User Experience
5 14 (3.06%) Clustering
6 10 (2.18%) Fintech
7 9 (1.97%) RIA
8 7 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.53%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.53%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.31%) iPhone
9 6 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.09%) Equities
11 3 (0.66%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.44%) PDA
12 2 (0.44%) W3C
13 1 (0.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.99%) Android
1 32 (6.99%) Windows
2 22 (4.80%) Apple iOS
3 18 (3.93%) Linux
4 17 (3.71%) Windows Server
5 16 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.75%) Unix
7 6 (1.31%) Nucleus RTOS
7 6 (1.31%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (72.27%) Test Automation
2 330 (72.05%) Agile Software Development
3 297 (64.85%) BDD
4 170 (37.12%) TDD
5 106 (23.14%) Continuous Integration
5 106 (23.14%) Scrum
6 77 (16.81%) Performance Testing
7 62 (13.54%) SDET
8 54 (11.79%) MVC
9 52 (11.35%) Unit Testing
10 49 (10.70%) E-Commerce
11 47 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
12 46 (10.04%) DevOps
13 42 (9.17%) Kanban
14 38 (8.30%) Test Strategy
15 36 (7.86%) API Testing
16 35 (7.64%) Test Scripting
16 35 (7.64%) User Stories
17 33 (7.21%) ATDD
18 30 (6.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 361 (78.82%) C#
2 121 (26.42%) Java
3 116 (25.33%) SQL
4 97 (21.18%) JavaScript
5 43 (9.39%) Ruby
6 28 (6.11%) Python
7 25 (5.46%) Perl
8 23 (5.02%) F#
9 20 (4.37%) TypeScript
10 19 (4.15%) PowerShell
11 18 (3.93%) T-SQL
12 14 (3.06%) XAML
13 12 (2.62%) C++
14 11 (2.40%) VBScript
15 9 (1.97%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.75%) VBA
17 7 (1.53%) VB
18 6 (1.31%) C
19 5 (1.09%) PL/SQL
19 5 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (5.02%) ISEB
2 20 (4.37%) ISTQB
3 18 (3.93%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.84%) Degree
6 10 (2.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.97%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.66%) HNC
10 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (27.73%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) GCP
3 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 16 (3.49%) vSphere
2 8 (1.75%) Docker
3 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (3.06%) BladeLogic
2 6 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.09%) Control-M
4 3 (0.66%) Grafana
4 3 (0.66%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.66%) Terraform
5 2 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 105 (22.93%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.73%) Oracle
3 25 (5.46%) HP
4 22 (4.80%) Atlassian
5 16 (3.49%) Red Hat
5 16 (3.49%) Software AG
5 16 (3.49%) VMware
5 16 (3.49%) webMethods
6 7 (1.53%) SAP
7 5 (1.09%) Embarcadero
7 5 (1.09%) Google
8 3 (0.66%) Charles River
8 3 (0.66%) New Relic
8 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.66%) Splunk
8 3 (0.66%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.44%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.44%) Capita
9 2 (0.44%) IBM
9 2 (0.44%) Veracode