Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 192 167
Rank change year-on-year +45 -25 -3
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 40 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.31% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.62% 2.04% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 5
West Midlands median daily rate £301 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +7.69% -28.77%
10th Percentile £208 £270 £300
90th Percentile £449 £470 £338
England median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year +11.76% +24.09% -

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 712 930 476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.83% 15.18% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 516 251
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +18.52% -3.57%
10th Percentile £276 £288 £156
90th Percentile £562 £500 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 28
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -1.40% -16.16%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.50 £19.10
90th Percentile £45.25 £41.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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
Staffordshire +16 11 £405 +24.62% 2
Coventry +21 8 £301 -19.73%
Birmingham +14 6 £400 -11.11% 1
Herefordshire +6 5 £215 -38.57%
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 31 (77.50%) C#
2 27 (67.50%) BDD
3 24 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (50.00%) TDD
6 18 (45.00%) .NET
7 16 (40.00%) HTML
8 12 (30.00%) SQL
8 12 (30.00%) Selenium
9 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
9 11 (27.50%) MVC
10 10 (25.00%) CSS
10 10 (25.00%) Gherkin
10 10 (25.00%) TypeScript
11 9 (22.50%) Dependency Injection
11 9 (22.50%) Retail
11 9 (22.50%) E-Commerce
12 8 (20.00%) Performance Testing
12 8 (20.00%) Cucumber
13 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
13 7 (17.50%) QA
14 6 (15.00%) jQuery
14 6 (15.00%) JIRA
14 6 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
14 6 (15.00%) Sass
14 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
14 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (15.00%) HTML5
14 6 (15.00%) Waterfall

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 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Selenium
2 8 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
4 6 (15.00%) JIRA
4 6 (15.00%) JIRA Agile
5 4 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 4 (10.00%) JMeter
6 2 (5.00%) Gatling
6 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.50%) NUnit
7 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (22.50%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Analyst
2 13 (32.50%) Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 9 (22.50%) C# Developer
5 7 (17.50%) C# Software Developer
5 7 (17.50%) Software Developer
6 6 (15.00%) QA Analyst
6 6 (15.00%) Test Leader
7 5 (12.50%) .NET Developer
8 4 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (10.00%) SQL Developer
9 3 (7.50%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (7.50%) C# Web Developer
9 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
10 2 (5.00%) HTML CSS Developer
10 2 (5.00%) HTML Developer
10 2 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) .NET
2 16 (40.00%) HTML
3 10 (25.00%) CSS
3 10 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (15.00%) HTML5
5 6 (15.00%) jQuery
5 6 (15.00%) Sass
6 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 4 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
7 4 (10.00%) Web Services
8 3 (7.50%) XML
9 2 (5.00%) Angular 2
9 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
9 2 (5.00%) SOAP
10 1 (2.50%) .NET Core
10 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
10 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1 (2.50%) Entity Framework
10 1 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) User Experience
3 3 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) BDD
2 24 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (50.00%) TDD
5 11 (27.50%) MVC
6 9 (22.50%) Dependency Injection
6 9 (22.50%) E-Commerce
7 8 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
9 5 (12.50%) SDLC
9 5 (12.50%) Web Development
10 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
11 3 (7.50%) User Stories
12 2 (5.00%) DevOps
12 2 (5.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (77.50%) C#
2 12 (30.00%) SQL
3 10 (25.00%) TypeScript
4 4 (10.00%) Java
4 4 (10.00%) VB
4 4 (10.00%) VBScript
5 3 (7.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ISEB
1 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Google
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft