Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 152 196
Rank change year-on-year -23 +44 -26
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 27 34 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.73% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.67% 4.89% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 10
West Midlands median daily rate £394 £335 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.54% -2.55% +14.58%
10th Percentile £243 £208 £296
90th Percentile £443 £456 £465
England median daily rate £445 £425 £380
% change year-on-year +4.71% +11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.25 £47.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -42.63% +31.94% +5.11%

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 1,011 696 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.02% 15.03% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 455 541
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.25% +15.94%
10th Percentile £313 £282 £280
90th Percentile £538 £575 £508
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.58% +20.00% -12.53%
10th Percentile £21.60 £13.41 £11.50
90th Percentile £57.20 £36.20 £39.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +7.19%

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 October 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 20 October 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
Coventry -7 11 £425 +25.93%
Herefordshire -14 5 £240 +11.63%
Birmingham +1 4 £400 - 4
Staffordshire -13 3 £325 -9.72% 5
Worcestershire - 1 £320 -
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) Selenium
2 18 (66.67%) C#
3 17 (62.96%) SQL
3 17 (62.96%) JIRA
3 17 (62.96%) Gherkin
4 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
5 15 (55.56%) Cucumber
5 15 (55.56%) BDD
6 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (51.85%) TDD
7 13 (48.15%) Acceptance Criteria
8 12 (44.44%) WebDriver
9 9 (33.33%) HTML
9 9 (33.33%) QA
9 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
10 8 (29.63%) .NET
10 8 (29.63%) Confluence
11 7 (25.93%) System Testing
11 7 (25.93%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 6 (22.22%) Velocity
12 6 (22.22%) JIRA Agile
13 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (18.52%) SDLC
13 5 (18.52%) Google
13 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
13 5 (18.52%) Retail
13 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
14 4 (14.81%) CSS
14 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce

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 8 (29.63%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.70%) GitHub
3 1 (3.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (66.67%) Selenium
2 17 (62.96%) JIRA
3 15 (55.56%) Cucumber
4 12 (44.44%) WebDriver
5 6 (22.22%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 3 (11.11%) Moq
6 3 (11.11%) NUnit
7 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.70%) JMeter
8 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (18.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Agile Test Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) QA Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Tester
5 6 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (18.52%) Developer
7 4 (14.81%) QA Tester
8 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
8 3 (11.11%) Architect
8 3 (11.11%) Automation Tester
8 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
9 2 (7.41%) Agile Tester
9 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (7.41%) QA Automation Analyst
9 2 (7.41%) QA Automation Tester
9 2 (7.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 2 (7.41%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) Gherkin
2 9 (33.33%) HTML
3 8 (29.63%) .NET
4 6 (22.22%) Velocity
5 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
5 4 (14.81%) CSS
6 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (11.11%) Castle Windsor
6 3 (11.11%) JSON
7 2 (7.41%) HATEOAS
7 2 (7.41%) RESTful
7 2 (7.41%) SOAP
8 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (3.70%) COM
8 1 (3.70%) HTML5
8 1 (3.70%) jQuery
8 1 (3.70%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
3 15 (55.56%) BDD
4 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (51.85%) TDD
5 13 (48.15%) Acceptance Criteria
6 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 7 (25.93%) System Testing
8 5 (18.52%) SDLC
8 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
9 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
9 4 (14.81%) MVC
9 4 (14.81%) Web Development
10 3 (11.11%) API Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
10 3 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
10 3 (11.11%) Microservices
10 3 (11.11%) SOA
10 3 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) C#
2 17 (62.96%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) TypeScript
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 3 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Google
2 1 (3.70%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft