Period
to 17 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 501 482 519
Rank change year-on-year -19 +37 +31
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 259 455 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.46% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.09% 2.13% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 345 312
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £337 £329 £305
90th Percentile £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £381 £375
% change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £38.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.00% +13.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -24.00% +13.16%

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 12,412 21,322 18,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.04% 21.45% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,223 14,532 13,045
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.97% +6.47%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 253 238
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -1.15% +6.10%
10th Percentile £16.50 £33.00 £29.00
90th Percentile £68.83 £55.00 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £43.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -5.17% -1.14% +7.98%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 -6 247 £427 -8.17% 120
UK excluding London +74 153 £400 +4.92% 88
London -34 106 £500 - 36
South East +71 57 £463 +15.63% 23
North of England +31 32 £375 -6.25% 27
Midlands +58 26 £450 +5.88% 15
Yorkshire +57 20 £375 +13.21% 16
West Midlands +48 18 £455 +7.06% 7
South West -7 18 £375 - 16
North West +12 10 £375 -6.25% 10
East of England +41 8 £413 +26.92% 3
Scotland +8 8 £375 +1.35% 1
East Midlands - 8 £360 - 8
Wales +23 4 - - 3
North East +21 2 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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.

1 225 (86.87%) C#
2 188 (72.59%) Test Automation
3 173 (66.80%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (57.14%) Selenium
5 119 (45.95%) .NET
6 116 (44.79%) BDD
7 113 (43.63%) SQL
7 113 (43.63%) Azure
8 91 (35.14%) QA
9 61 (23.55%) Gherkin
10 60 (23.17%) Cucumber
11 59 (22.78%) DevOps
12 58 (22.39%) TDD
13 56 (21.62%) Scrum
14 52 (20.08%) JIRA
15 48 (18.53%) Microsoft
16 46 (17.76%) Git (software)
17 44 (16.99%) Web Services
18 43 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
19 41 (15.83%) Postman
20 38 (14.67%) SQL Server
21 37 (14.29%) Finance
21 37 (14.29%) WebDriver
21 37 (14.29%) SDET
22 36 (13.90%) Visual Studio
23 34 (13.13%) Confluence
24 33 (12.74%) Team Foundation Server
25 32 (12.36%) Java
25 32 (12.36%) JMeter
26 31 (11.97%) SoapUI

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 34 (13.13%) Confluence
2 11 (4.25%) Umbraco
3 4 (1.54%) IIS
3 4 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.16%) Drupal
4 3 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Maximo
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 113 (43.63%) Azure
2 27 (10.42%) PaaS
3 16 (6.18%) GitHub
4 14 (5.41%) AWS
5 7 (2.70%) SaaS
5 7 (2.70%) Sauce Labs
6 5 (1.93%) IaaS
6 5 (1.93%) Trello
7 3 (1.16%) BrowserStack
7 3 (1.16%) Lucidchart
8 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.77%) Loggly
8 2 (0.77%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.39%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.63%) AMQP
2 4 (1.54%) HTTP
3 3 (1.16%) PuTTY
3 3 (1.16%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.39%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.34%) Azure SQL Database
2 19 (7.34%) NoSQL
3 17 (6.56%) Redis
4 12 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (4.25%) Cosmos DB
5 11 (4.25%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.32%) Big Data
7 6 (2.32%) MySQL
7 6 (2.32%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.77%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 148 (57.14%) Selenium
2 60 (23.17%) Cucumber
3 52 (20.08%) JIRA
4 46 (17.76%) Git (software)
5 41 (15.83%) Postman
6 37 (14.29%) WebDriver
7 36 (13.90%) Visual Studio
8 33 (12.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 32 (12.36%) JMeter
10 31 (11.97%) NUnit
10 31 (11.97%) SoapUI
11 29 (11.20%) Jenkins
12 27 (10.42%) Visual Studio Team System
13 19 (7.34%) TeamCity
14 17 (6.56%) Octopus Deploy
15 15 (5.79%) LoadRunner
16 14 (5.41%) Jasmine
17 11 (4.25%) Babel
17 11 (4.25%) gulp
17 11 (4.25%) webpack
General
1 37 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (2.32%) Retail
3 5 (1.93%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.93%) Public Sector
3 5 (1.93%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.16%) Front Office
4 3 (1.16%) Law
5 2 (0.77%) Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (28.19%) Tester
2 69 (26.64%) Developer
3 48 (18.53%) Automation Tester
4 45 (17.37%) .NET Developer
5 41 (15.83%) Test Engineer
6 32 (12.36%) Test Automation Engineer
7 29 (11.20%) C# Developer
8 27 (10.42%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (7.72%) Analyst
10 17 (6.56%) Test Analyst
11 14 (5.41%) QA Tester
12 13 (5.02%) QA Engineer
12 13 (5.02%) Senior .NET Developer
12 13 (5.02%) Senior Developer
13 12 (4.63%) Azure Developer
14 11 (4.25%) F# Developer
14 11 (4.25%) NoSQL Developer
15 9 (3.47%) Automation Engineer
15 9 (3.47%) Developer in Test
15 9 (3.47%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (45.95%) .NET
2 61 (23.55%) Gherkin
3 44 (16.99%) Web Services
4 28 (10.81%) .NET Core
5 27 (10.42%) ASP.NET Web API
5 27 (10.42%) RESTful
6 26 (10.04%) SOAP
7 21 (8.11%) ASP.NET
8 18 (6.95%) Swagger
9 17 (6.56%) REST
10 15 (5.79%) .NET Framework
10 15 (5.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (5.41%) Kafka
11 14 (5.41%) Middleware
11 14 (5.41%) XML
12 13 (5.02%) FIX Protocol
12 13 (5.02%) JSON
12 13 (5.02%) Node.js
12 13 (5.02%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (4.63%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.79%) Derivative
3 13 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (1.93%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (0.77%) Equities
6 2 (0.77%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.77%) User Experience
7 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.39%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.63%) Windows
2 6 (2.32%) Linux
3 4 (1.54%) Android
4 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.16%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.77%) Unix
5 2 (0.77%) VMS
6 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (72.59%) Test Automation
2 173 (66.80%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (44.79%) BDD
4 59 (22.78%) DevOps
5 58 (22.39%) TDD
6 56 (21.62%) Scrum
7 43 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (14.29%) SDET
9 30 (11.58%) SDLC
9 30 (11.58%) Software Testing
10 29 (11.20%) Test Strategy
11 28 (10.81%) Manual Testing
12 25 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (9.27%) API Testing
13 24 (9.27%) Kanban
14 23 (8.88%) MVC
15 21 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (8.11%) Test Scripting
16 19 (7.34%) Microservices
17 18 (6.95%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 225 (86.87%) C#
2 113 (43.63%) SQL
3 32 (12.36%) Java
4 16 (6.18%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.41%) F#
6 11 (4.25%) C++
7 7 (2.70%) Python
8 6 (2.32%) C
8 6 (2.32%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.32%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.93%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.54%) PHP
11 2 (0.77%) Scala
12 1 (0.39%) Go
12 1 (0.39%) Ruby
12 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (10.04%) ISTQB
2 23 (8.88%) ISEB
3 13 (5.02%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.25%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.09%) Degree
6 5 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (35.14%) QA
2 4 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (3.09%) Docker
2 4 (1.54%) vSphere
3 2 (0.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.93%) HP ALM
1 5 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.54%) Ansible
2 4 (1.54%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.16%) Puppet
3 3 (1.16%) Terraform
4 2 (0.77%) MIIS
Vendors
1 48 (18.53%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.34%) Oracle
3 18 (6.95%) Atlassian
4 11 (4.25%) HP
5 6 (2.32%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.54%) Google
7 3 (1.16%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.16%) Software AG
7 3 (1.16%) VMware
7 3 (1.16%) webMethods
8 2 (0.77%) Databricks
8 2 (0.77%) New Relic
8 2 (0.77%) Splunk
9 1 (0.39%) Pega
9 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com