Period
to 14 August 2018

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 6 months to 14 August 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 151 192
Rank change year-on-year -2 +41 -21
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 46 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.91% 0.60% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.11% 3.84% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 9
West Midlands median daily rate £335 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.90% -1.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £235 £208 £315
90th Percentile £438 £468 £430
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.00 £48.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -22.05% +35.42% -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 900 677 909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.76% 15.72% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 458 499
West Midlands median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £274 £290
90th Percentile £544 £561 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.89 £33.22 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.16% +0.67% -
10th Percentile £15.34 £28.75 £17.28
90th Percentile £18.75 £38.53 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +13.33%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 14 August 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
Birmingham -9 12 £394 +57.50% 4
Coventry -6 11 £425 +21.43% 2
Herefordshire +2 10 £240 +11.63%
Staffordshire -4 7 £325 -9.72%
Worcestershire - 1 £320 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 35 (76.09%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (67.39%) C#
2 31 (67.39%) Test Automation
3 30 (65.22%) Gherkin
3 30 (65.22%) SQL
4 28 (60.87%) JIRA
5 27 (58.70%) Selenium
6 26 (56.52%) BDD
7 23 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 20 (43.48%) WebDriver
9 18 (39.13%) TDD
10 17 (36.96%) HTML
10 17 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (34.78%) Confluence
11 16 (34.78%) Cucumber
11 16 (34.78%) QA
12 14 (30.43%) Performance Testing
13 13 (28.26%) .NET
14 10 (21.74%) Google
14 10 (21.74%) JIRA Agile
15 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (19.57%) Google Cloud Platform
15 9 (19.57%) Waterfall
15 9 (19.57%) Retail
15 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
16 8 (17.39%) CSS
16 8 (17.39%) MVC
16 8 (17.39%) SDLC
17 7 (15.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 7 (15.22%) TypeScript

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 16 (34.78%) Confluence
2 2 (4.35%) CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (8.70%) Slack
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (60.87%) JIRA
2 27 (58.70%) Selenium
3 20 (43.48%) WebDriver
4 16 (34.78%) Cucumber
5 10 (21.74%) JIRA Agile
6 6 (13.04%) TestRail
7 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
7 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (6.52%) NUnit
9 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
9 2 (4.35%) Moq
10 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.17%) JMeter
10 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (19.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Analyst
2 15 (32.61%) Test Analyst
3 12 (26.09%) QA Analyst
3 12 (26.09%) Tester
4 9 (19.57%) Automation Test Analyst
4 9 (19.57%) Developer
5 8 (17.39%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 7 (15.22%) Agile Test Analyst
6 7 (15.22%) Automation Tester
6 7 (15.22%) C# Developer
7 5 (10.87%) .NET Developer
7 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (10.87%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (10.87%) QA Tester
8 3 (6.52%) QA Automation Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Agile Tester
9 2 (4.35%) QA Automation Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (65.22%) Gherkin
2 17 (36.96%) HTML
3 13 (28.26%) .NET
4 8 (17.39%) CSS
5 7 (15.22%) .NET Framework
5 7 (15.22%) Velocity
6 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 6 (13.04%) Castle Windsor
7 3 (6.52%) JSON
8 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
8 2 (4.35%) HATEOAS
8 2 (4.35%) HTML5
8 2 (4.35%) jQuery
8 2 (4.35%) RESTful
8 2 (4.35%) SOAP
9 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (2.17%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (2.17%) Sass
9 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (76.09%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (67.39%) Test Automation
3 26 (56.52%) BDD
4 23 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 18 (39.13%) TDD
6 17 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (30.43%) Performance Testing
8 9 (19.57%) Waterfall
9 8 (17.39%) MVC
9 8 (17.39%) SDLC
10 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
10 7 (15.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (15.22%) System Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Web Development
11 6 (13.04%) CRM
11 6 (13.04%) Dependency Injection
11 6 (13.04%) DevOps
11 6 (13.04%) Test Management
11 6 (13.04%) User Stories
12 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (67.39%) C#
2 30 (65.22%) SQL
3 7 (15.22%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.17%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.52%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Google
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Cypress Semiconductor