The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 135 118
Rank change year-on-year +21 -17  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 7 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.33% 0.10% 0.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.58% 0.63% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 15
Median daily rate £325 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £340 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £320
% change year-on-year -2.02% +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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 443 478 372
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.85% 16.67% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 348 244
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 £295 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in Yorkshire

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
West Yorkshire +14 4 £325 - 1
Humberside - 1 £350 -
SpecFlow
England

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

1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) ISEB
3 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 6 (66.67%) BDD
4 5 (55.56%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
4 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
5 4 (44.44%) Degree
5 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
5 4 (44.44%) C#
5 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
5 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (33.33%) Agile Testing
6 3 (33.33%) NHS
7 2 (22.22%) Project Management
7 2 (22.22%) Windows
7 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Selenium
7 2 (22.22%) DevOps
8 1 (11.11%) Electronic Patient Records

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
2 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Developer in Test
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) BDD
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Testing
6 2 (22.22%) DevOps
6 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (11.11%) TDD
7 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
3 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (11.11%) AWS Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle