Period
to 15 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SpecFlow skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SpecFlow over the 6 months to 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SpecFlow
UK > England
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 493 415 455
Rank change year-on-year -78 +40 +51
Permanent jobs citing SpecFlow 622 279 820
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.63% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.69% 3.00% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 505 262 662
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,375 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £48,688 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -0.99%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -5.00%

SpecFlow is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 23,095 9,307 24,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.00% 21.12% 18.99%
Number of salaries quoted 14,255 7,821 19,525
10th Percentile £37,450 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £44,625 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.80% +7.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £83,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in England

SpecFlow
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SpecFlow in England.

Salary trend for SpecFlow in England

SpecFlow
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SpecFlow in England over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

Salary histogram for SpecFlow in England

SpecFlow
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the England region over the 6 months to 15 October 2021. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -78 288 £65,000 +8.33% 28
South East -95 196 £55,000 +10.00% 17
North of England -138 56 £50,000 -13.04% 15
South West -57 44 £48,750 -9.72% 2
Yorkshire -86 31 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Midlands -119 24 £52,500 +16.67% 9
North West -107 22 £50,000 -23.08% 3
West Midlands -95 19 £47,500 +5.56% 5
East of England -98 11 £60,000 +50.00% 1
East Midlands -67 5 £60,000 +41.18% 4
North East -45 3 £35,000 -41.67% 3
SpecFlow
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, IT 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 permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 559 (89.87%) C#
2 525 (84.41%) Selenium
3 513 (82.48%) Test Automation
4 413 (66.40%) Agile Software Development
5 308 (49.52%) QA
6 289 (46.46%) BDD
7 279 (44.86%) .NET
8 271 (43.57%) Azure
9 250 (40.19%) DevOps
10 229 (36.82%) Software Testing
11 191 (30.71%) Scrum
12 177 (28.46%) SQL
13 172 (27.65%) TDD
14 155 (24.92%) WebDriver
15 148 (23.79%) SDET
15 148 (23.79%) JavaScript
16 138 (22.19%) Git (software)
17 136 (21.86%) Postman
18 131 (21.06%) API Testing
19 128 (20.58%) SQL Server
20 125 (20.10%) NUnit
21 123 (19.77%) .NET Core
22 122 (19.61%) REST
23 120 (19.29%) Docker
24 113 (18.17%) Microservices
25 112 (18.01%) Kubernetes
26 106 (17.04%) Gherkin
27 104 (16.72%) Continuous Integration
28 101 (16.24%) JIRA
29 99 (15.92%) Manual Testing

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 15 (2.41%) Confluence
2 4 (0.64%) IIS
2 4 (0.64%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.16%) Camunda
4 1 (0.16%) CMS
4 1 (0.16%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.16%) Mule
4 1 (0.16%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
1 7 (1.13%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.48%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.48%) Mingle
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 271 (43.57%) Azure
2 95 (15.27%) AWS
3 65 (10.45%) SaaS
4 54 (8.68%) Serverless
5 33 (5.31%) AWS Lambda
6 32 (5.14%) Amazon S3
7 31 (4.98%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (4.82%) Amazon Cognito
8 30 (4.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 28 (4.50%) GitHub
10 25 (4.02%) GCP
11 17 (2.73%) NuGet
12 15 (2.41%) BrowserStack
13 13 (2.09%) PaaS
13 13 (2.09%) Slack
14 12 (1.93%) Azure Service Bus
14 12 (1.93%) Azure Service Fabric
15 9 (1.45%) Azure Storage
15 9 (1.45%) BlazeMeter
16 8 (1.29%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.40%) HTTP
2 13 (2.09%) SMTP
3 5 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (20.58%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.36%) NoSQL
3 48 (7.72%) MySQL
4 30 (4.82%) Amazon Aurora
4 30 (4.82%) Redis
5 23 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 19 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (2.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 14 (2.25%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.29%) Data Lake
10 7 (1.13%) Big Data
10 7 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.13%) Power BI
10 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.96%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.48%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.32%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 525 (84.41%) Selenium
2 155 (24.92%) WebDriver
3 138 (22.19%) Git (software)
4 136 (21.86%) Postman
5 125 (20.10%) NUnit
6 101 (16.24%) JIRA
7 99 (15.92%) Cucumber
8 77 (12.38%) TeamCity
9 75 (12.06%) Jenkins
10 56 (9.00%) Visual Studio
11 47 (7.56%) JMeter
12 43 (6.91%) Appium
12 43 (6.91%) webpack
13 39 (6.27%) SoapUI
14 36 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 30 (4.82%) GitLab
15 30 (4.82%) Log4Net
16 28 (4.50%) Cypress.io
17 25 (4.02%) Octopus Deploy
18 19 (3.05%) MSTest
General
1 92 (14.79%) Finance
2 87 (13.99%) Social Skills
3 29 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.66%) Retail
4 20 (3.22%) Organisational Skills
5 19 (3.05%) Marketing
6 11 (1.77%) Public Sector
7 10 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.96%) Electronics
10 5 (0.80%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (0.80%) Law
10 5 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.80%) Publishing
11 4 (0.64%) Military
12 3 (0.48%) Banking
12 3 (0.48%) Front Office
12 3 (0.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 2 (0.32%) Czech Language
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 170 (27.33%) Test Engineer
2 141 (22.67%) Developer
3 88 (14.15%) QA Engineer
4 66 (10.61%) Software Test Engineer
5 65 (10.45%) Test Automation Engineer
6 62 (9.97%) Developer in Test
7 61 (9.81%) Tester
8 58 (9.32%) Software Engineer
9 55 (8.84%) Software Developer
10 50 (8.04%) Automation Tester
11 48 (7.72%) .NET Developer
12 43 (6.91%) Senior Test Engineer
13 40 (6.43%) Senior Developer
13 40 (6.43%) Test Leader
14 38 (6.11%) Analyst
15 35 (5.63%) Automation Engineer
15 35 (5.63%) Development Engineer
15 35 (5.63%) Software Development Engineer
15 35 (5.63%) Test Development Engineer
16 34 (5.47%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (44.86%) .NET
2 123 (19.77%) .NET Core
3 122 (19.61%) REST
4 106 (17.04%) Gherkin
5 84 (13.50%) HTML
6 76 (12.22%) RESTful
7 74 (11.90%) React
8 63 (10.13%) AngularJS
9 53 (8.52%) CSS
10 52 (8.36%) .NET Framework
11 50 (8.04%) ASP.NET Web API
12 35 (5.63%) ASP.NET
13 34 (5.47%) JSON
14 31 (4.98%) RabbitMQ
15 30 (4.82%) SignalR
16 29 (4.66%) Web Services
17 27 (4.34%) XML
18 23 (3.70%) SOAP
19 19 (3.05%) Entity Framework
20 17 (2.73%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.91%) User Experience
2 33 (5.31%) Mobile App
3 31 (4.98%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.29%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.29%) Legacy Systems
7 7 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.13%) Video\Live Streaming
8 6 (0.96%) Algorithms
8 6 (0.96%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.80%) EPoS
9 5 (0.80%) LIMS
10 4 (0.64%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.48%) Life Science
12 2 (0.32%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.32%) Housing Association
13 1 (0.16%) New Media
13 1 (0.16%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.34%) Android
2 26 (4.18%) Apple iOS
3 19 (3.05%) Windows
4 13 (2.09%) Linux
5 7 (1.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (82.48%) Test Automation
2 413 (66.40%) Agile Software Development
3 289 (46.46%) BDD
4 250 (40.19%) DevOps
5 229 (36.82%) Software Testing
6 191 (30.71%) Scrum
7 172 (27.65%) TDD
8 148 (23.79%) SDET
9 131 (21.06%) API Testing
10 113 (18.17%) Microservices
11 104 (16.72%) Continuous Integration
12 99 (15.92%) Manual Testing
13 92 (14.79%) Test Strategy
14 84 (13.50%) Scenario Testing
15 77 (12.38%) Unit Testing
16 75 (12.06%) Mentoring
17 69 (11.09%) Regression Testing
18 63 (10.13%) Coaching
19 60 (9.65%) Continuous Delivery
19 60 (9.65%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 559 (89.87%) C#
2 177 (28.46%) SQL
3 148 (23.79%) JavaScript
4 87 (13.99%) Java
5 72 (11.58%) PowerShell
6 48 (7.72%) Python
7 37 (5.95%) Bash Shell
8 33 (5.31%) TypeScript
9 18 (2.89%) C
10 17 (2.73%) Apple Swift
10 17 (2.73%) Objective-C
11 10 (1.61%) C++
12 8 (1.29%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.13%) Go
14 5 (0.80%) PHP
14 5 (0.80%) Ruby
15 3 (0.48%) XPath
16 2 (0.32%) Perl
16 2 (0.32%) VBScript
17 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (11.41%) Degree
2 60 (9.65%) ISEB
3 57 (9.16%) ISTQB
4 19 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.93%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.80%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (49.52%) QA
2 4 (0.64%) Accessibility
System Software
1 120 (19.29%) Docker
2 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 112 (18.01%) Kubernetes
2 57 (9.16%) Terraform
3 30 (4.82%) Grafana
3 30 (4.82%) Graphite
3 30 (4.82%) Graylog
3 30 (4.82%) Opsgenie
4 14 (2.25%) HP ALM
5 13 (2.09%) Ansible
6 12 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (1.13%) Consul
7 7 (1.13%) Packer
8 4 (0.64%) Puppet
9 3 (0.48%) MIIS
9 3 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.16%) Rancher
Vendors
1 82 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.38%) Oracle
3 16 (2.57%) Google
4 14 (2.25%) HP
5 13 (2.09%) Xamarin
6 12 (1.93%) PayPal
7 9 (1.45%) Databricks
7 9 (1.45%) TippingPoint
8 8 (1.29%) Cognizant
9 7 (1.13%) SAP
10 6 (0.96%) Telerik
11 5 (0.80%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.64%) Apple
13 3 (0.48%) ANSYS
13 3 (0.48%) Bloomberg
13 3 (0.48%) CA Agile Central
13 3 (0.48%) SaltStack
14 2 (0.32%) Agilent
14 2 (0.32%) Veracode
14 2 (0.32%) VMware