Period
to 23 April 2021

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 23 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SpecFlow
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 456 450 549
Rank change year-on-year -6 +99 +14
Permanent jobs citing SpecFlow 476 635 739
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.59% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.81% 3.02% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 379 574 622
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £35,050
25th Percentile £46,250 £41,563 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,188
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -

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 16,912 21,013 29,495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.78% 19.46% 19.88%
Number of salaries quoted 13,263 16,767 23,562
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SpecFlow over the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

Salary histogram for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Top 17 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 23 April 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
England -10 409 £57,500 +15.00% 35
UK excluding London -1 300 £52,500 +10.53% 26
London +44 144 £62,500 -3.85% 13
South East +29 135 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Work from Home -116 67 £57,500 +23.66% 8
North of England -5 53 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire -20 42 £45,000 +5.88% 3
South West -24 32 £55,000 +15.79% 7
Midlands +7 28 £52,500 +10.53% 3
Scotland +8 25 - - 4
West Midlands +5 23 £52,500 +12.30% 3
Wales +38 14 £45,000 -
East of England +53 12 £58,750 +27.03% 2
North West +26 10 £55,000 +22.22% 1
East Midlands +17 5 £52,500 +10.53%
North East +10 1 £32,500 -33.33%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 416 (87.39%) C#
2 388 (81.51%) Test Automation
3 375 (78.78%) Selenium
4 289 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
5 273 (57.35%) BDD
6 272 (57.14%) QA
7 205 (43.07%) Azure
8 179 (37.61%) .NET
9 163 (34.24%) TDD
10 153 (32.14%) DevOps
11 135 (28.36%) Software Testing
11 135 (28.36%) SQL Server
12 132 (27.73%) SQL
13 128 (26.89%) Microsoft
14 115 (24.16%) SDET
15 109 (22.90%) Postman
16 102 (21.43%) Scrum
17 99 (20.80%) Regression Testing
18 88 (18.49%) NUnit
18 88 (18.49%) SDLC
19 86 (18.07%) Visual Studio
20 84 (17.65%) Fintech
21 82 (17.23%) Finance
22 80 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
23 79 (16.60%) Git (software)
24 75 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
25 73 (15.34%) API Testing
26 71 (14.92%) Gherkin
27 70 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
28 69 (14.50%) Cucumber

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 29 (6.09%) Confluence
2 5 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.63%) IIS
4 2 (0.42%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.21%) CMS
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Endur
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 205 (43.07%) Azure
2 25 (5.25%) AWS
3 22 (4.62%) SaaS
4 21 (4.41%) BrowserStack
5 16 (3.36%) Azure Storage
6 13 (2.73%) Serverless
7 9 (1.89%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 8 (1.68%) GitHub
9 7 (1.47%) Azure Service Fabric
9 7 (1.47%) Lucidchart
10 6 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (1.26%) NuGet
11 5 (1.05%) AWS CodePipeline
11 5 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.05%) Azure Service Bus
11 5 (1.05%) Tricentis Tosca
12 4 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.84%) GCP
12 4 (0.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.68%) Skype
2 6 (1.26%) SMTP
3 3 (0.63%) FTP
3 3 (0.63%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.63%) SSH
4 2 (0.42%) AMQP
5 1 (0.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (28.36%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.30%) NoSQL
3 11 (2.31%) MySQL
3 11 (2.31%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.47%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.26%) Big Data
7 5 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2017
9 3 (0.63%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.42%) Event Store
10 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.42%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 375 (78.78%) Selenium
2 109 (22.90%) Postman
3 88 (18.49%) NUnit
4 86 (18.07%) Visual Studio
5 79 (16.60%) Git (software)
6 69 (14.50%) Cucumber
7 64 (13.45%) WebDriver
8 55 (11.55%) JIRA
9 52 (10.92%) TeamCity
10 48 (10.08%) MSTest
11 44 (9.24%) Jenkins
12 37 (7.77%) JMeter
13 30 (6.30%) Visual Studio Team System
14 28 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
15 21 (4.41%) SoapUI
16 20 (4.20%) Appium
17 14 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
18 12 (2.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 9 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 8 (1.68%) Cypress.io
General
1 82 (17.23%) Finance
2 63 (13.24%) Marketing
3 15 (3.15%) Banking
4 8 (1.68%) Law
5 7 (1.47%) Retail
6 5 (1.05%) Public Sector
7 4 (0.84%) Brand Awareness
7 4 (0.84%) Publishing
8 3 (0.63%) Front Office
8 3 (0.63%) Legal
9 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.42%) Games
9 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 114 (23.95%) Test Engineer
2 80 (16.81%) Developer
3 73 (15.34%) Tester
4 71 (14.92%) QA Engineer
5 61 (12.82%) Software Test Engineer
6 56 (11.76%) Software Engineer
7 49 (10.29%) Automation Tester
8 48 (10.08%) Automation Engineer
9 46 (9.66%) Development Engineer
9 46 (9.66%) Software Development Engineer
9 46 (9.66%) Test Development Engineer
10 44 (9.24%) Test Automation Engineer
11 40 (8.40%) QA Leader
11 40 (8.40%) Senior Test Engineer
12 28 (5.88%) QA Automation Engineer
13 27 (5.67%) C# Developer
14 26 (5.46%) Analyst
14 26 (5.46%) Senior Developer
14 26 (5.46%) Test Leader
15 23 (4.83%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (37.61%) .NET
2 71 (14.92%) Gherkin
3 66 (13.87%) .NET Core
4 48 (10.08%) .NET Framework
5 47 (9.87%) ASP.NET
6 42 (8.82%) RESTful
7 39 (8.19%) REST
8 34 (7.14%) HTML
9 31 (6.51%) ASP.NET Web API
10 27 (5.67%) React
11 26 (5.46%) CSS
12 21 (4.41%) JSON
12 21 (4.41%) WebdriverIO
13 16 (3.36%) React Native
13 16 (3.36%) SOAP
14 15 (3.15%) AngularJS
14 15 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (3.15%) jQuery
15 12 (2.52%) Apache Cordova
16 11 (2.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (13.24%) Mobile App
2 54 (11.34%) Organisational Skills
3 47 (9.87%) EPoS
3 47 (9.87%) Management Information System
4 42 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.89%) User Experience
8 7 (1.47%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.26%) LIMS
10 3 (0.63%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.63%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.42%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.21%) AS400
12 1 (0.21%) Equities
12 1 (0.21%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.21%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.21%) NHS
12 1 (0.21%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.78%) Windows
2 9 (1.89%) Linux
3 4 (0.84%) Android
3 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.63%) VMS
5 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (81.51%) Test Automation
2 289 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (57.35%) BDD
4 163 (34.24%) TDD
5 153 (32.14%) DevOps
6 135 (28.36%) Software Testing
7 115 (24.16%) SDET
8 102 (21.43%) Scrum
9 99 (20.80%) Regression Testing
10 88 (18.49%) SDLC
11 84 (17.65%) Fintech
12 80 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
13 75 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
14 73 (15.34%) API Testing
15 70 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
16 57 (11.97%) Test Scripting
17 56 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
18 54 (11.34%) Mentoring
19 52 (10.92%) Load Testing
20 50 (10.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 416 (87.39%) C#
2 132 (27.73%) SQL
3 46 (9.66%) Java
3 46 (9.66%) JavaScript
4 36 (7.56%) TypeScript
5 31 (6.51%) Python
6 23 (4.83%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.31%) C++
7 11 (2.31%) T-SQL
8 9 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.89%) Ruby
9 5 (1.05%) CoffeeScript
10 4 (0.84%) C
10 4 (0.84%) ES6
10 4 (0.84%) Scala
11 3 (0.63%) Groovy
11 3 (0.63%) XPath
12 2 (0.42%) ES8
12 2 (0.42%) Go
12 2 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (13.45%) ISTQB
2 63 (13.24%) ISEB
3 51 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 42 (8.82%) Degree
5 5 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.63%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) CEH
8 1 (0.21%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.21%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (57.14%) QA
2 8 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 69 (14.50%) Docker
2 3 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (4.41%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.31%) Terraform
3 9 (1.89%) Puppet
4 8 (1.68%) Ansible
4 8 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.42%) Kibana
Vendors
1 128 (26.89%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.15%) Oracle
3 9 (1.89%) Xamarin
4 8 (1.68%) Xceptor
5 7 (1.47%) Atlassian
5 7 (1.47%) PayPal
6 6 (1.26%) ANSYS
6 6 (1.26%) Bloomberg
6 6 (1.26%) Splunk
7 4 (0.84%) Progress
8 3 (0.63%) Ceridian
8 3 (0.63%) IBM
8 3 (0.63%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.42%) Cadence
9 2 (0.42%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.42%) OpenLink
9 2 (0.42%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.42%) SAP
10 1 (0.21%) HP