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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SpecFlow
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 197 239
Rank change year-on-year +11 +42  
Permanent jobs citing SpecFlow 47 44 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.90% 0.84% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.67% 4.39% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 42 39 9
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £31,963 £30,841
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,000 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +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 1282 1002 1159
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.54% 19.07% 19.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1084 874 983
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

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 24 June 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 24 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -6 20 £47,500 +37.68% 4
Somerset -12 19 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Gloucestershire -4 2 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £35,000 -
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 86 (84.31%) Test Automation
2 83 (81.37%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (77.45%) C#
4 68 (66.67%) Selenium
5 66 (64.71%) Cucumber
6 51 (50.00%) BDD
7 49 (48.04%) Software Testing
7 49 (48.04%) Java
7 49 (48.04%) SQL
8 48 (47.06%) ISEB
9 47 (46.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 46 (45.10%) ISTQB
11 42 (41.18%) WebDriver
12 36 (35.29%) Scrum
12 36 (35.29%) Microsoft
13 31 (30.39%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (29.41%) .NET
15 29 (28.43%) Non-Functional Testing
16 28 (27.45%) Waterfall
17 26 (25.49%) DevOps
18 24 (23.53%) Ruby
19 23 (22.55%) Test Management
19 23 (22.55%) Performance Testing
19 23 (22.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 22 (21.57%) Load Testing
20 22 (21.57%) TDD
21 21 (20.59%) Security Testing
21 21 (20.59%) OO
21 21 (20.59%) Visual Studio
21 21 (20.59%) User Stories

SpecFlow
Co-occurring 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 2 (1.96%) CMS
1 2 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (1.96%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.98%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (7.84%) IaaS
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (7.84%) PaaS
1 8 (7.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.63%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.76%) Big Data
3 1 (0.98%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 68 (66.67%) Selenium
2 66 (64.71%) Cucumber
3 47 (46.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (41.18%) WebDriver
5 21 (20.59%) Jenkins
5 21 (20.59%) Visual Studio
6 15 (14.71%) WATIR
7 14 (13.73%) Capybara
8 12 (11.76%) Jasmine
9 11 (10.78%) Protractor
10 10 (9.80%) JUnit
11 9 (8.82%) Git (software)
11 9 (8.82%) SoapUI
12 8 (7.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (7.84%) JBehave
13 7 (6.86%) Eclipse
13 7 (6.86%) IntelliJ
13 7 (6.86%) Mercurial
13 7 (6.86%) NUnit
14 6 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 9 (8.82%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.94%) Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Advertising
4 2 (1.96%) Electronics
4 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (38.24%) Test Engineer
2 37 (36.27%) Test Automation Engineer
3 23 (22.55%) Analyst
3 23 (22.55%) Test Analyst
4 18 (17.65%) Developer
5 16 (15.69%) Tester
6 13 (12.75%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 13 (12.75%) Senior Test Engineer
7 11 (10.78%) Selenium Tester
8 10 (9.80%) Automation Tester
8 10 (9.80%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (9.80%) Senior Test Analyst
9 9 (8.82%) .NET Developer
9 9 (8.82%) Automation Test Lead
9 9 (8.82%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 8 (7.84%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (6.86%) C# Developer
12 6 (5.88%) Agile Tester
13 5 (4.90%) Developer in Test
13 5 (4.90%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (29.41%) .NET
2 15 (14.71%) Behat
3 14 (13.73%) Gherkin
4 13 (12.75%) .NET Framework
4 13 (12.75%) REST
5 12 (11.76%) AngularJS
5 12 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 12 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (11.76%) Entity Framework
5 12 (11.76%) WPF
6 10 (9.80%) Web Services
7 8 (7.84%) JSON
7 8 (7.84%) React
8 3 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (2.94%) SOAP
9 2 (1.96%) CSS
9 2 (1.96%) HTML
10 1 (0.98%) Ajax
10 1 (0.98%) Ext JS
10 1 (0.98%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (84.31%) Test Automation
2 83 (81.37%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (50.00%) BDD
4 49 (48.04%) Software Testing
5 36 (35.29%) Scrum
6 31 (30.39%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (28.43%) Non-Functional Testing
8 28 (27.45%) Waterfall
9 26 (25.49%) DevOps
10 23 (22.55%) Performance Testing
10 23 (22.55%) Test Management
11 22 (21.57%) Load Testing
11 22 (21.57%) TDD
12 21 (20.59%) OO
12 21 (20.59%) Security Testing
12 21 (20.59%) User Stories
13 19 (18.63%) Test Scripting
14 14 (13.73%) Project Planning
14 14 (13.73%) Test Strategy
15 13 (12.75%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 79 (77.45%) C#
2 49 (48.04%) Java
2 49 (48.04%) SQL
3 24 (23.53%) Ruby
4 10 (9.80%) Python
5 7 (6.86%) C
6 4 (3.92%) Perl
7 3 (2.94%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (47.06%) ISEB
2 46 (45.10%) ISTQB
3 23 (22.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 18 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (17.65%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.96%) SAP
3 2 (1.96%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.98%) HP
4 1 (0.98%) Sencha
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