The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 28 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 120 97
Rank change year-on-year +22 -23  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 2 1 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.14% 0.049% 0.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.62% 0.26% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 20
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 323 381 320
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 22.38% 18.72% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 262 226
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year +4.21% +12.04%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in West Yorkshire

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Leeds +22 2 £350 +7.69% 3
SpecFlow
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
3 4 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 4 (66.67%) NHS
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (33.33%) Selenium
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (16.67%) OpenShift
6 1 (16.67%) Ansible
6 1 (16.67%) Docker
6 1 (16.67%) DevOps
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (16.67%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) AWS DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) NHS
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) BDD
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle