Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SpecFlow
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 472 533 610
Rank change year-on-year +61 +77 +63
Permanent jobs citing SpecFlow 996 908 828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.52% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.90% 2.50% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 846 809 737
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £37,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,250 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 34,377 36,364 35,732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.34% 20.63% 18.13%
Number of salaries quoted 27,873 29,719 30,964
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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
England +46 925 £50,000 - 128
UK excluding London +6 569 £45,000 - 79
London +61 402 £65,000 +4.00% 51
South East +53 169 £47,500 +14.46% 20
North of England +59 125 £45,000 - 24
Midlands -9 96 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Yorkshire +61 81 £45,000 +8.43% 13
East of England -12 69 £45,000 -10.00% 4
South West -19 65 £47,029 +17.57% 16
West Midlands +9 59 £45,000 -5.26% 7
North West +18 44 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Scotland +3 44 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands +4 37 £43,500 -13.00% 6
Wales +2 2 £48,750 +15.38%

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 829 (83.23%) Agile Software Development
2 821 (82.43%) C#
3 794 (79.72%) Test Automation
4 766 (76.91%) Selenium
5 588 (59.04%) BDD
6 427 (42.87%) .NET
7 384 (38.55%) TDD
8 377 (37.85%) Cucumber
9 376 (37.75%) QA
10 341 (34.24%) Scrum
11 338 (33.94%) Java
12 333 (33.43%) SQL
13 329 (33.03%) Finance
14 328 (32.93%) Continuous Integration
15 298 (29.92%) JavaScript
16 285 (28.61%) WebDriver
17 254 (25.50%) NUnit
18 231 (23.19%) Gherkin
19 217 (21.79%) AngularJS
20 215 (21.59%) SQL Server
21 204 (20.48%) Web Services
22 201 (20.18%) Jenkins
23 200 (20.08%) SDET
24 190 (19.08%) MVC
25 188 (18.88%) Git (software)
26 186 (18.67%) ASP.NET
27 169 (16.97%) TeamCity
28 168 (16.87%) Team Foundation Server
29 158 (15.86%) Visual Studio
30 155 (15.56%) Software Testing

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 78 (7.83%) Confluence
2 36 (3.61%) IIS
3 24 (2.41%) NServiceBus
4 7 (0.70%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.50%) CMS
5 5 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.30%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.20%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.10%) JBoss
9 1 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.10%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.20%) Mingle
4 1 (0.10%) Maya
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.50%) Eagle PACE
2 5 (0.50%) Front Arena
2 5 (0.50%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.20%) Endur
4 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 147 (14.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (3.61%) SaaS
4 20 (2.01%) BlazeMeter
5 14 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (1.31%) BrowserStack
6 13 (1.31%) NuGet
7 12 (1.20%) Sauce Labs
8 9 (0.90%) Azure Functions
8 9 (0.90%) Serverless
9 8 (0.80%) GitHub
9 8 (0.80%) npm
9 8 (0.80%) PaaS
10 6 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 6 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.40%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.40%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.30%) Data Lake Analytics
13 2 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.31%) Internet
2 11 (1.10%) AMQP
2 11 (1.10%) HTTP
3 5 (0.50%) LAN
3 5 (0.50%) SMS
3 5 (0.50%) WAN
3 5 (0.50%) Wireless
4 2 (0.20%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.20%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (0.20%) Intranet
5 1 (0.10%) Broadband
5 1 (0.10%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.10%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (21.59%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.31%) Relational Database
3 22 (2.21%) NoSQL
4 20 (2.01%) Big Data
4 20 (2.01%) MongoDB
5 17 (1.71%) Event Store
5 17 (1.71%) RavenDB
6 13 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.10%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.90%) Couchbase
9 8 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
11 6 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (0.60%) Amazon QuickSight
11 6 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.60%) Hazelcast
11 6 (0.60%) MySQL
11 6 (0.60%) Pentaho
12 5 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 766 (76.91%) Selenium
2 377 (37.85%) Cucumber
3 285 (28.61%) WebDriver
4 254 (25.50%) NUnit
5 201 (20.18%) Jenkins
6 188 (18.88%) Git (software)
7 169 (16.97%) TeamCity
8 168 (16.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 158 (15.86%) Visual Studio
10 144 (14.46%) JIRA
11 114 (11.45%) JMeter
12 103 (10.34%) SoapUI
13 77 (7.73%) Appium
14 74 (7.43%) JUnit
15 73 (7.33%) Jasmine
16 54 (5.42%) Visual Studio Team System
17 50 (5.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 50 (5.02%) Protractor
18 47 (4.72%) HP UFT
19 46 (4.62%) JBehave
General
1 329 (33.03%) Finance
2 99 (9.94%) Retail
3 46 (4.62%) Games
4 39 (3.92%) Banking
5 33 (3.31%) Law
6 25 (2.51%) Marketing
6 25 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 24 (2.41%) Electronics
7 24 (2.41%) Manufacturing
8 20 (2.01%) Front Office
9 7 (0.70%) Advertising
9 7 (0.70%) Polish Language
10 5 (0.50%) Retail Finance
11 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.30%) Back Office
13 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.20%) Automotive
13 2 (0.20%) Legal
13 2 (0.20%) Publishing
14 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 398 (39.96%) Developer
2 180 (18.07%) Tester
3 172 (17.27%) Software Developer
4 169 (16.97%) Developer in Test
5 160 (16.06%) Test Engineer
6 159 (15.96%) Analyst
7 148 (14.86%) Automation Tester
8 142 (14.26%) C# Developer
9 136 (13.65%) .NET Developer
10 123 (12.35%) Test Analyst
11 98 (9.84%) QA Engineer
12 91 (9.14%) Test Automation Engineer
13 85 (8.53%) C# .NET Developer
14 77 (7.73%) Automation Test Analyst
14 77 (7.73%) Software Engineer
15 66 (6.63%) Senior Developer
16 53 (5.32%) C# Software Developer
16 53 (5.32%) QA Automation Engineer
17 52 (5.22%) Test Automation Developer
18 47 (4.72%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 427 (42.87%) .NET
2 231 (23.19%) Gherkin
3 217 (21.79%) AngularJS
4 204 (20.48%) Web Services
5 186 (18.67%) ASP.NET
6 154 (15.46%) ASP.NET Web API
7 144 (14.46%) HTML
8 138 (13.86%) CSS
9 121 (12.15%) .NET Framework
10 112 (11.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 109 (10.94%) REST
12 103 (10.34%) RESTful
13 99 (9.94%) SOAP
14 95 (9.54%) React
15 89 (8.94%) HTML5
16 88 (8.84%) JSON
17 83 (8.33%) XML
18 77 (7.73%) WCF
19 74 (7.43%) jQuery
20 72 (7.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 106 (10.64%) Greenfield Project
2 83 (8.33%) Fintech
3 76 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (5.42%) User Experience
5 42 (4.22%) Mobile App
6 33 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (2.51%) Computer Science
9 19 (1.91%) Hedge funds
10 14 (1.41%) Blog
11 12 (1.20%) Xbox
12 11 (1.10%) Derivative
12 11 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (1.00%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.90%) Equities
15 8 (0.80%) NHS
16 7 (0.70%) Algorithms
16 7 (0.70%) Fixed Income
17 6 (0.60%) Management Information System
18 5 (0.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 71 (7.13%) Windows
2 26 (2.61%) Android
3 24 (2.41%) Apple iOS
4 14 (1.41%) Unix
5 12 (1.20%) Linux
6 9 (0.90%) Nucleus RTOS
6 9 (0.90%) Windows Phone
7 5 (0.50%) VMS
8 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 829 (83.23%) Agile Software Development
2 794 (79.72%) Test Automation
3 588 (59.04%) BDD
4 384 (38.55%) TDD
5 341 (34.24%) Scrum
6 328 (32.93%) Continuous Integration
7 200 (20.08%) SDET
8 190 (19.08%) MVC
9 155 (15.56%) Software Testing
10 139 (13.96%) Test Scripting
11 125 (12.55%) Software Engineering
12 124 (12.45%) SDLC
13 123 (12.35%) DevOps
14 105 (10.54%) Manual Testing
15 104 (10.44%) Continuous Delivery
16 102 (10.24%) API Testing
16 102 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
17 99 (9.94%) Microservices
18 95 (9.54%) Performance Testing
19 91 (9.14%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 821 (82.43%) C#
2 338 (33.94%) Java
3 333 (33.43%) SQL
4 298 (29.92%) JavaScript
5 122 (12.25%) Python
6 105 (10.54%) Ruby
7 92 (9.24%) PowerShell
8 39 (3.92%) T-SQL
9 23 (2.31%) C
10 19 (1.91%) TypeScript
11 16 (1.61%) C++
12 12 (1.20%) Groovy
12 12 (1.20%) R
13 11 (1.10%) Java 8
14 10 (1.00%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.80%) VBA
16 6 (0.60%) PHP
16 6 (0.60%) VB
17 5 (0.50%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 83 (8.33%) Degree
2 78 (7.83%) ISTQB
3 69 (6.93%) ISEB
4 23 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (0.40%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 3 (0.30%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.20%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.20%) SANS
9 1 (0.10%) CEH
9 1 (0.10%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.10%) PhD
9 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (37.75%) QA
2 6 (0.60%) GCP
3 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.30%) WCAG
5 1 (0.10%) GDPR
5 1 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 48 (4.82%) Docker
2 35 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.70%) Firmware
4 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (2.01%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.81%) Terraform
3 15 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.60%) Ansible
6 4 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 4 (0.40%) Istio
7 3 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.10%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 135 (13.55%) Microsoft
2 31 (3.11%) Xamarin
3 18 (1.81%) Capita
3 18 (1.81%) SAP
4 15 (1.51%) Google
5 11 (1.10%) Oracle
6 8 (0.80%) HP
6 8 (0.80%) Sitecore
7 6 (0.60%) Birst
7 6 (0.60%) Charles River
8 5 (0.50%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (0.50%) Calypso
8 5 (0.50%) FXall
8 5 (0.50%) SimCorp
9 4 (0.40%) Micro Focus
9 4 (0.40%) New Relic
9 4 (0.40%) Splunk
10 3 (0.30%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.30%) BT
10 3 (0.30%) McAfee