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 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 420 483 466
Rank change year-on-year +63 -17  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 189 168 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.29% 2.04% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 127 143
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £314 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year +31.94% -  

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 8255 8238 7480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.56% 15.52% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5637 5677 4940
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 125 128
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.75 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

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 June 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 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 June 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 +52 179 £426 +6.50% 64
London +41 112 £450 +10.70% 33
City of London +6 27 £475 +11.76% 12
South East -2 17 £370 +2.77% 9
South West +7 13 £355 -21.11% 6
West Midlands +31 12 £215 -38.57%
East of England -4 10 £375 +50.00% 5
North West +12 7 £345 -18.82% 2
Wiltshire +11 6 £350 -
Glasgow - 6 £310 - 1
Scotland - 6 £310 - 2
Manchester +16 5 £345 +17.44% 1
Swindon - 5 £363 -
Norfolk - 5 £450 -
Herefordshire - 5 £215 -
Berkshire +13 4 £380 +5.55%
Reading +10 4 £380 +5.55%
Brighton +4 4 - -
East Sussex +2 4 - -
East Midlands -6 4 £375 +19.52% 5
Staffordshire - 4 £345 -
West Sussex - 4 £438 -
Worthing - 4 £438 -
Norwich - 4 £450 -
Yorkshire +27 3 £350 +7.69% 4
Nottingham +1 3 £345 +9.52% 5
Nottinghamshire -3 3 £345 +9.52% 5
Hampshire -16 3 £325 -13.33% 5
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 - -
Bromley - 3 £575 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 283 (75.07%) C#
2 278 (73.74%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (64.46%) Test Automation
4 239 (63.40%) BDD
5 214 (56.76%) .NET
6 179 (47.48%) Selenium
7 156 (41.38%) TDD
8 119 (31.56%) SQL
9 116 (30.77%) JavaScript
10 110 (29.18%) TeamCity
11 105 (27.85%) Microsoft
12 102 (27.06%) Continuous Integration
13 99 (26.26%) SQL Server
13 99 (26.26%) Scrum
14 95 (25.20%) QA
15 82 (21.75%) Jenkins
16 80 (21.22%) AngularJS
17 75 (19.89%) Finance
18 74 (19.63%) Gherkin
19 70 (18.57%) Java
20 69 (18.30%) Web Services
20 69 (18.30%) Git (software)
21 66 (17.51%) Team Foundation Server
21 66 (17.51%) WebDriver
22 65 (17.24%) Cucumber
23 62 (16.45%) NUnit
24 58 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
25 56 (14.85%) NoSQL
26 51 (13.53%) ASP.NET
26 51 (13.53%) HTML

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 18 (4.77%) NServiceBus
2 15 (3.98%) IIS
3 13 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.65%) CMS
5 7 (1.86%) Confluence
5 7 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.53%) Apache
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (2.65%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.27%) Endur
4 1 (0.27%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Sonata
4 1 (0.27%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 58 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.12%) PaaS
4 5 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.06%) IaaS
6 3 (0.80%) GitHub
7 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.27%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.31%) PuTTY
1 20 (5.31%) WinSCP
2 8 (2.12%) AMQP
3 5 (1.33%) LDAP
4 4 (1.06%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.80%) HTTP
5 3 (0.80%) Internet
6 2 (0.53%) DNS
6 2 (0.53%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (26.26%) SQL Server
2 56 (14.85%) NoSQL
3 34 (9.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 27 (7.16%) Oracle Database 11g
5 27 (7.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (5.84%) MongoDB
7 21 (5.57%) RavenDB
8 20 (5.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 19 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (4.24%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (1.59%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.33%) Relational Database
14 4 (1.06%) Big Data
14 4 (1.06%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 179 (47.48%) Selenium
2 110 (29.18%) TeamCity
3 82 (21.75%) Jenkins
4 69 (18.30%) Git (software)
5 66 (17.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 66 (17.51%) WebDriver
6 65 (17.24%) Cucumber
7 62 (16.45%) NUnit
8 47 (12.47%) Visual Studio
9 43 (11.41%) JIRA
10 42 (11.14%) Octopus Deploy
11 36 (9.55%) Subversion
12 30 (7.96%) HP UFT
13 26 (6.90%) Protractor
14 22 (5.84%) SoapUI
15 20 (5.31%) Oracle APEX
16 18 (4.77%) Calabash
17 16 (4.24%) TestNG
18 15 (3.98%) MSTest
19 14 (3.71%) Appium
General
1 75 (19.89%) Finance
2 26 (6.90%) Banking
3 13 (3.45%) Retail
4 5 (1.33%) Marketing
4 5 (1.33%) Publishing
5 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.06%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.80%) Advertising
6 3 (0.80%) Prime Brokerage
7 2 (0.53%) Electronics
7 2 (0.53%) Front Office
7 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 169 (44.83%) Developer
2 77 (20.42%) .NET Developer
3 70 (18.57%) C# Developer
4 66 (17.51%) Analyst
5 65 (17.24%) Tester
6 53 (14.06%) Automation Tester
7 48 (12.73%) Test Analyst
8 43 (11.41%) Full Stack Developer
9 37 (9.81%) Automation Test Analyst
10 33 (8.75%) C# .NET Developer
10 33 (8.75%) Developer in Test
11 24 (6.37%) Angular Developer
12 23 (6.10%) Test Engineer
13 19 (5.04%) JavaScript Developer
14 17 (4.51%) Senior Developer
15 16 (4.24%) Agile Test Analyst
16 14 (3.71%) QA Analyst
16 14 (3.71%) Test Automation Engineer
16 14 (3.71%) UI Developer
16 14 (3.71%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (56.76%) .NET
2 80 (21.22%) AngularJS
3 74 (19.63%) Gherkin
4 69 (18.30%) Web Services
5 51 (13.53%) ASP.NET
5 51 (13.53%) HTML
6 46 (12.20%) React
7 42 (11.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 40 (10.61%) .NET Framework
9 37 (9.81%) XML
10 36 (9.55%) HTML5
11 34 (9.02%) CSS
12 32 (8.49%) jQuery
13 29 (7.69%) SignalR
14 27 (7.16%) Angular 2
15 25 (6.63%) Redux
16 24 (6.37%) RESTful
16 24 (6.37%) WebSockets
17 23 (6.10%) Entity Framework
17 23 (6.10%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.41%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.77%) Mobile App
3 16 (4.24%) Hedge funds
4 15 (3.98%) Fintech
5 9 (2.39%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.33%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.06%) Market Risk
7 4 (1.06%) NHS
8 3 (0.80%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.80%) Blog
8 3 (0.80%) Contactless
8 3 (0.80%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.80%) Equities
8 3 (0.80%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.80%) User Experience
9 2 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.27%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.02%) Windows
2 24 (6.37%) Linux
3 22 (5.84%) Windows Server
4 20 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (4.24%) Android
6 16 (4.24%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.53%) Unix
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (73.74%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (64.46%) Test Automation
3 239 (63.40%) BDD
4 156 (41.38%) TDD
5 102 (27.06%) Continuous Integration
6 99 (26.26%) Scrum
7 50 (13.26%) Regression Testing
8 49 (13.00%) OO
9 46 (12.20%) Test Scripting
10 45 (11.94%) MVC
11 40 (10.61%) Exploratory Testing
12 39 (10.34%) Test Strategy
13 38 (10.08%) SOLID
14 37 (9.81%) DevOps
15 35 (9.28%) E-Commerce
15 35 (9.28%) Pair Programming
16 33 (8.75%) MVVM
17 32 (8.49%) SDET
18 31 (8.22%) Integration Testing
19 28 (7.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 283 (75.07%) C#
2 119 (31.56%) SQL
3 116 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 70 (18.57%) Java
5 31 (8.22%) F#
6 19 (5.04%) PowerShell
6 19 (5.04%) Ruby
7 18 (4.77%) TypeScript
8 17 (4.51%) Python
9 13 (3.45%) T-SQL
9 13 (3.45%) VB
10 12 (3.18%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.65%) ES6
11 10 (2.65%) VBScript
12 8 (2.12%) C++
13 6 (1.59%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.33%) C
15 3 (0.80%) ECMAScript
16 2 (0.53%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.69%) ISEB
4 19 (5.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (4.51%) ISTQB
6 13 (3.45%) Degree
7 10 (2.65%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.80%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.80%) HNC
9 2 (0.53%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.27%) HND
10 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (25.20%) QA
2 9 (2.39%) MiFID
3 3 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (5.31%) vSphere
2 13 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.59%) Terminal Services
4 5 (1.33%) Docker
5 4 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (5.04%) vRealize
2 7 (1.86%) Control-M
3 3 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.53%) Kibana
5 1 (0.27%) Ansible
5 1 (0.27%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.27%) logstash
5 1 (0.27%) Packer
5 1 (0.27%) Puppet
5 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 105 (27.85%) Microsoft
2 43 (11.41%) Oracle
3 27 (7.16%) HP
4 21 (5.57%) VMware
5 20 (5.31%) Red Hat
6 15 (3.98%) Xamarin
7 10 (2.65%) Sencha
8 9 (2.39%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.59%) Google
10 4 (1.06%) IBM
10 4 (1.06%) New Relic
11 3 (0.80%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.80%) Infragistics
11 3 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.80%) SAP
12 1 (0.27%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.27%) Avaloq
12 1 (0.27%) CODA
12 1 (0.27%) Informatica
12 1 (0.27%) Sage
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £235 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago