The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for SpecFlow skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SpecFlow
England / South West
Rank 177 242 226
Rank change year-on-year +65 -16  
Permanent jobs citing SpecFlow 54 13 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.07% 0.22% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.62% 1.19% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 45 13 22
Median salary £35,000 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +42.85%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00%  

SpecFlow is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1168 1091 1152
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 23.19% 18.58% 19.03%
Number of salaries quoted 990 935 1008
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,625
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,900 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in the South West

SpecFlow
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SpecFlow in the South West.

Salary trend for SpecFlow in the South West

SpecFlow
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in the South West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SpecFlow in the South West

SpecFlow
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the South West 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +20 31 £33,750 +12.50% 2
Bristol +11 13 £50,000 -16.66% 2
Gloucestershire -1 4 £40,000 -17.94%
Devon - 3 £40,000 -
Dorset - 2 £24,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 74 (72.55%) C#
2 72 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (65.69%) Selenium
4 64 (62.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (52.94%) Test Automation
6 48 (47.06%) Microsoft
7 47 (46.08%) Cucumber
8 44 (43.14%) BDD
8 44 (43.14%) ISEB
9 41 (40.20%) ISTQB
10 38 (37.25%) Java
11 37 (36.27%) Software Testing
12 36 (35.29%) Non-Functional Testing
13 35 (34.31%) SQL
13 35 (34.31%) Scrum
14 34 (33.33%) .NET
14 34 (33.33%) Waterfall
15 31 (30.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 30 (29.41%) Load Testing
16 30 (29.41%) Test Management
17 29 (28.43%) SQL Server
18 28 (27.45%) Xamarin
19 27 (26.47%) WebDriver
20 26 (25.49%) Performance Testing
21 25 (24.51%) Security Testing
22 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET
22 22 (21.57%) MVC
22 22 (21.57%) .NET Framework
23 21 (20.59%) WPF
23 21 (20.59%) Entity Framework

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (0.98%) CMS
1 1 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (0.98%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.96%) IaaS
2 2 (1.96%) PaaS
2 2 (1.96%) SaaS
3 1 (0.98%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (28.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.78%) Big Data
3 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 67 (65.69%) Selenium
2 64 (62.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (46.08%) Cucumber
4 27 (26.47%) WebDriver
5 15 (14.71%) Visual Studio
6 6 (5.88%) Eclipse
6 6 (5.88%) IntelliJ
6 6 (5.88%) WATIR
7 5 (4.90%) Capybara
7 5 (4.90%) Jasmine
7 5 (4.90%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.90%) JIRA
8 4 (3.92%) Protractor
8 4 (3.92%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.96%) JMeter
10 2 (1.96%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.96%) NUnit
11 1 (0.98%) WatiN
General
1 9 (8.82%) Finance
2 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (31.37%) Test Engineer
2 29 (28.43%) Test Automation Engineer
3 26 (25.49%) Analyst
3 26 (25.49%) Test Analyst
4 24 (23.53%) Developer
5 22 (21.57%) .NET Developer
6 17 (16.67%) Tester
7 15 (14.71%) Lead .NET Developer
7 15 (14.71%) Lead Developer
7 15 (14.71%) Senior Analyst
7 15 (14.71%) Senior Test Analyst
8 14 (13.73%) Automation Tester
9 10 (9.80%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 10 (9.80%) Senior Test Engineer
10 8 (7.84%) Selenium Tester
11 7 (6.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 5 (4.90%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (4.90%) C# Developer
13 4 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
13 4 (3.92%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (33.33%) .NET
2 22 (21.57%) .NET Framework
2 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET
3 21 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
3 21 (20.59%) Entity Framework
3 21 (20.59%) WPF
4 8 (7.84%) Gherkin
5 7 (6.86%) Web Services
6 6 (5.88%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.90%) Behat
8 3 (2.94%) REST
9 2 (1.96%) CSS
9 2 (1.96%) HTML
9 2 (1.96%) JSON
9 2 (1.96%) React
9 2 (1.96%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (1.96%) SOAP
10 1 (0.98%) Ajax
10 1 (0.98%) jQuery
10 1 (0.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.96%) Replication
2 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.90%) Windows
2 1 (0.98%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (52.94%) Test Automation
3 44 (43.14%) BDD
4 37 (36.27%) Software Testing
5 36 (35.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 35 (34.31%) Scrum
7 34 (33.33%) Waterfall
8 30 (29.41%) Load Testing
8 30 (29.41%) Test Management
9 26 (25.49%) Performance Testing
10 25 (24.51%) Security Testing
11 22 (21.57%) MVC
12 19 (18.63%) User Stories
13 16 (15.69%) Test Scripting
14 14 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (13.73%) Project Planning
15 11 (10.78%) Automation Testing
15 11 (10.78%) Line Management
16 10 (9.80%) Customer Requirements
16 10 (9.80%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 74 (72.55%) C#
2 38 (37.25%) Java
3 35 (34.31%) SQL
4 8 (7.84%) Ruby
5 7 (6.86%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.86%) Python
6 5 (4.90%) C
7 4 (3.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (43.14%) ISEB
2 41 (40.20%) ISTQB
3 31 (30.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (10.78%) Security Cleared
5 10 (9.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 48 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 28 (27.45%) Xamarin
3 1 (0.98%) Sencha
3 1 (0.98%) Sitecore
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