Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 174 176
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2 -17
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 32 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.40% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.27% 2.70% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 0
West Midlands median daily rate £301 £335 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.15% - -
England median daily rate £428 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.88% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £44.19 £34.25
% change year-on-year +13.16% +29.01% +14.17%

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 749 778 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.91% 14.75% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 438 308
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £224
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +33.33% -32.84%
10th Percentile £13.61 £22.10 £19.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.20 £43.63
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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
Staffordshire +5 9 - - 2
Birmingham +2 8 £375 -16.67% 8
Coventry +5 7 £301 +9.45%
Herefordshire - 5 £215 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £375 -
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 24 (75.00%) BDD
2 20 (62.50%) C#
2 20 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (46.88%) .NET
4 14 (43.75%) HTML
4 14 (43.75%) TDD
4 14 (43.75%) Selenium
5 12 (37.50%) SQL
6 11 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (34.38%) Gherkin
6 11 (34.38%) Acceptance Criteria
7 10 (31.25%) MVC
8 9 (28.13%) E-Commerce
8 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
8 9 (28.13%) CSS
8 9 (28.13%) JIRA
8 9 (28.13%) Retail
8 9 (28.13%) Web Development
8 9 (28.13%) .NET Framework
8 9 (28.13%) Dependency Injection
8 9 (28.13%) TypeScript
8 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 8 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
9 8 (25.00%) Internet
10 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
10 7 (21.88%) User Stories
11 6 (18.75%) DevOps
11 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
12 5 (15.63%) 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 4 (12.50%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Selenium
2 9 (28.13%) JIRA
3 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 5 (15.63%) JIRA Agile
5 4 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 4 (12.50%) JMeter
5 4 (12.50%) TestRail
5 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
7 2 (6.25%) Gatling
7 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (28.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
2 11 (34.38%) Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Automation Test Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) C# Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Test Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) C# Software Developer
4 5 (15.63%) QA Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Software Developer
5 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Automation Tester
6 3 (9.38%) C# Web Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) .NET
2 14 (43.75%) HTML
3 11 (34.38%) Gherkin
4 9 (28.13%) .NET Framework
4 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 9 (28.13%) CSS
5 8 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (6.25%) Angular 2
6 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.25%) SOAP
6 2 (6.25%) Web Services
6 2 (6.25%) XML
7 1 (3.13%) .NET Core
7 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.13%) HTML5
7 1 (3.13%) jQuery
7 1 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (3.13%) Sass
7 1 (3.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (12.50%) User Experience
3 2 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) BDD
2 20 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (43.75%) TDD
5 11 (34.38%) Acceptance Criteria
5 11 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (31.25%) MVC
7 9 (28.13%) Dependency Injection
7 9 (28.13%) E-Commerce
7 9 (28.13%) Web Development
8 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
8 7 (21.88%) User Stories
9 6 (18.75%) DevOps
10 5 (15.63%) SDLC
10 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
11 4 (12.50%) CRM
11 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
11 4 (12.50%) Test Management
12 3 (9.38%) Exploratory Testing
13 2 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) C#
2 12 (37.50%) SQL
3 9 (28.13%) TypeScript
4 4 (12.50%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) VB
4 4 (12.50%) VBScript
5 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Google
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft