The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 137 117
Rank change year-on-year +32 -20  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.06% 0.89% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Median daily rate £215 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.57% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 327 450 262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.12% 14.96% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 265 176
Median daily rate £475 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +28.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 7
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £21.10 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SpecFlow in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in the West Midlands

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Herefordshire - 4 £215 -
Staffordshire - 3 £345 - 1
Birmingham +10 1 £250 -28.57%
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 14 (63.64%) TDD
3 14 (63.64%) BDD
4 12 (54.55%) C#
5 10 (45.45%) HTML
5 10 (45.45%) .NET
6 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
6 7 (31.82%) NUnit
7 6 (27.27%) QA
7 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (27.27%) SQL
7 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 6 (27.27%) Scrum
8 5 (22.73%) MVC
8 5 (22.73%) CSS
8 5 (22.73%) Kanban
8 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
8 5 (22.73%) jQuery
8 5 (22.73%) JIRA
8 5 (22.73%) Retail
8 5 (22.73%) HTML5
8 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
8 5 (22.73%) Gherkin
8 5 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (22.73%) Sass
8 5 (22.73%) TypeScript
8 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (18.18%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Event Store
2 1 (4.55%) RavenDB
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) NUnit
2 5 (22.73%) JIRA
2 5 (22.73%) JIRA Agile
3 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 4 (18.18%) MSTest
3 4 (18.18%) ReSharper
3 4 (18.18%) Selenium
4 3 (13.64%) MSBuild
4 3 (13.64%) NCover
4 3 (13.64%) NDepend
4 3 (13.64%) NuGet
4 3 (13.64%) StyleCop
5 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
General
1 5 (22.73%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) Analyst
3 8 (36.36%) .NET Developer
4 5 (22.73%) QA Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Senior Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Automation Tester
6 3 (13.64%) Azure Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Software Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Tester
7 2 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Tester
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
7 2 (9.09%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) .NET
1 10 (45.45%) HTML
2 5 (22.73%) CSS
2 5 (22.73%) Gherkin
2 5 (22.73%) HTML5
2 5 (22.73%) jQuery
2 5 (22.73%) Sass
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 4 (18.18%) WCF
3 4 (18.18%) Web Services
4 3 (13.64%) Entity Framework
4 3 (13.64%) NHibernate
5 1 (4.55%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.55%) MSMQ
5 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (13.64%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 14 (63.64%) BDD
3 14 (63.64%) TDD
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) Kanban
5 5 (22.73%) MVC
5 5 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
6 4 (18.18%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 4 (18.18%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (18.18%) SDLC
6 4 (18.18%) SOLID
7 3 (13.64%) ATDD
7 3 (13.64%) CRM
7 3 (13.64%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) TypeScript
4 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) CODA
3 1 (4.55%) Xamarin
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