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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 112 96
Rank change year-on-year +21 -16  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 4 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.30% 0.052% 0.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.37% 0.31% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 14
Median daily rate £325 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £370 £320
% change year-on-year -3.71% +15.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.38% -  

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 291 324 284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 21.81% 16.74% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 231 185
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 27 March 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 +17 4 £325 -
SpecFlow
Yorkshire

SpecFlow
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
3 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (50.00%) NHS
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) Selenium
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (16.67%) User Stories
6 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 1 (16.67%) Zephyr
6 1 (16.67%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (16.67%) Java

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer in Test
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (16.67%) TDD
6 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle