Period
to 2 August 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 2 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SpecFlow
UK
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 501 404 504
Rank change year-on-year -97 +100 +16
Permanent jobs citing SpecFlow 624 467 833
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.69% 0.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.62% 3.44% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 475 435 704
10th Percentile £41,750 £33,750 £33,825
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 23,789 13,565 27,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.02% 19.98% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 15,333 10,992 22,342
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
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 2 August 2021.

Salary histogram for SpecFlow in the UK

SpecFlow
Top 16 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 2 August 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 -105 553 £56,500 +2.73% 63
UK excluding London -104 331 £50,000 - 47
London -45 251 £60,000 -7.69% 19
South East -101 154 £52,500 +5.00% 19
Work from Home -167 111 £55,000 +10.00% 18
South West -46 52 £50,000 +2.56% 3
North of England -85 44 £47,500 -13.64% 16
Yorkshire -63 27 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Midlands -82 27 £52,500 +5.00% 3
West Midlands -72 24 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Scotland -50 23 £40,000 - 3
East of England -29 19 £60,000 +20.00% 1
North West -53 17 £42,500 -26.09% 11
Wales -26 9 £40,000 -9.09% 1
East Midlands -56 3 £53,750 +19.44%
Northern Ireland - 3 £27,250 - 1

For the 6 months to 2 August 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.

1 561 (89.90%) C#
2 520 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 505 (80.93%) Selenium
4 400 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
5 328 (52.56%) QA
5 328 (52.56%) BDD
6 261 (41.83%) Azure
7 247 (39.58%) .NET
8 229 (36.70%) DevOps
9 210 (33.65%) Software Testing
10 209 (33.49%) TDD
11 205 (32.85%) SQL
12 164 (26.28%) SQL Server
13 159 (25.48%) Scrum
14 136 (21.79%) SDET
15 134 (21.47%) NUnit
16 130 (20.83%) JavaScript
17 128 (20.51%) Postman
18 127 (20.35%) Regression Testing
19 126 (20.19%) Microsoft
19 126 (20.19%) API Testing
20 120 (19.23%) Microservices
20 120 (19.23%) WebDriver
21 115 (18.43%) Git (software)
22 112 (17.95%) .NET Core
23 107 (17.15%) JIRA
24 104 (16.67%) Social Skills
25 100 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
26 99 (15.87%) REST
27 98 (15.71%) 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 25 (4.01%) Confluence
2 4 (0.64%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.32%) IIS
4 1 (0.16%) Camunda
4 1 (0.16%) CMS
4 1 (0.16%) EPiServer
Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (0.64%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.48%) Mingle
3 2 (0.32%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 261 (41.83%) Azure
2 84 (13.46%) AWS
3 55 (8.81%) Serverless
4 53 (8.49%) SaaS
5 33 (5.29%) AWS Lambda
6 28 (4.49%) Amazon S3
7 26 (4.17%) Amazon Cognito
7 26 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (3.53%) GCP
9 18 (2.88%) GitHub
10 14 (2.24%) Azure Service Fabric
10 14 (2.24%) Azure Storage
10 14 (2.24%) BrowserStack
11 10 (1.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 10 (1.60%) NuGet
11 10 (1.60%) PaaS
12 8 (1.28%) Lucidchart
13 6 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.96%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.25%) HTTP
2 10 (1.60%) SMTP
3 5 (0.80%) Internet
4 3 (0.48%) FTP
4 3 (0.48%) PuTTY
4 3 (0.48%) SSH
5 1 (0.16%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (26.28%) SQL Server
2 65 (10.42%) NoSQL
3 49 (7.85%) MySQL
4 28 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 26 (4.17%) Amazon Aurora
5 26 (4.17%) Redis
6 24 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (3.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 18 (2.88%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.76%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.96%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.80%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.64%) Power BI
15 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2017
16 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 505 (80.93%) Selenium
2 134 (21.47%) NUnit
3 128 (20.51%) Postman
4 120 (19.23%) WebDriver
5 115 (18.43%) Git (software)
6 107 (17.15%) JIRA
7 98 (15.71%) Cucumber
8 85 (13.62%) Visual Studio
9 68 (10.90%) Jenkins
10 63 (10.10%) TeamCity
11 47 (7.53%) JMeter
12 44 (7.05%) MSTest
13 35 (5.61%) webpack
14 31 (4.97%) Appium
15 27 (4.33%) GitLab
16 26 (4.17%) Log4Net
17 24 (3.85%) Cypress.io
17 24 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
18 23 (3.69%) SoapUI
19 14 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 104 (16.67%) Social Skills
2 95 (15.22%) Finance
3 58 (9.29%) Marketing
4 54 (8.65%) Organisational Skills
5 53 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (6.41%) Influencing Skills
7 15 (2.40%) Retail
8 10 (1.60%) Banking
8 10 (1.60%) Public Sector
9 9 (1.44%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.28%) Electronics
10 8 (1.28%) Law
10 8 (1.28%) Publishing
11 7 (1.12%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 3 (0.48%) Legal
13 3 (0.48%) Military
13 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 177 (28.37%) Test Engineer
2 110 (17.63%) Developer
3 79 (12.66%) QA Engineer
4 78 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 78 (12.50%) Tester
5 72 (11.54%) Test Automation Engineer
6 52 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
7 51 (8.17%) Automation Tester
7 51 (8.17%) Software Engineer
8 46 (7.37%) Development Engineer
8 46 (7.37%) Software Development Engineer
8 46 (7.37%) Test Development Engineer
9 45 (7.21%) .NET Developer
10 43 (6.89%) Senior Test Engineer
10 43 (6.89%) Test Leader
11 42 (6.73%) Senior Developer
12 35 (5.61%) QA Automation Engineer
13 32 (5.13%) Automation Test Lead
14 31 (4.97%) Developer in Test
15 28 (4.49%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (39.58%) .NET
2 112 (17.95%) .NET Core
3 99 (15.87%) REST
4 87 (13.94%) Gherkin
5 82 (13.14%) React
6 79 (12.66%) HTML
7 58 (9.29%) CSS
8 53 (8.49%) ASP.NET Web API
9 48 (7.69%) AngularJS
10 45 (7.21%) ASP.NET
11 43 (6.89%) .NET Framework
12 40 (6.41%) RESTful
13 31 (4.97%) SOAP
14 27 (4.33%) RabbitMQ
15 26 (4.17%) JSON
15 26 (4.17%) SignalR
16 23 (3.69%) WebdriverIO
17 22 (3.53%) jQuery
18 21 (3.37%) Web Services
19 17 (2.72%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.10%) Mobile App
2 41 (6.57%) Management Information System
3 40 (6.41%) EPoS
4 34 (5.45%) User Experience
5 25 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.76%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.60%) Legacy Systems
9 9 (1.44%) LIMS
10 8 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.12%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.12%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
12 1 (0.16%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.16%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.16%) PDA
12 1 (0.16%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.16%) Tandem
12 1 (0.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (3.37%) Windows
2 12 (1.92%) Linux
3 7 (1.12%) VMS
4 3 (0.48%) Android
5 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 400 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
3 328 (52.56%) BDD
4 229 (36.70%) DevOps
5 210 (33.65%) Software Testing
6 209 (33.49%) TDD
7 159 (25.48%) Scrum
8 136 (21.79%) SDET
9 127 (20.35%) Regression Testing
10 126 (20.19%) API Testing
11 120 (19.23%) Microservices
12 100 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
13 92 (14.74%) Continuous Improvement
14 90 (14.42%) Mentoring
15 89 (14.26%) SDLC
16 87 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
17 86 (13.78%) Test Strategy
18 79 (12.66%) Manual Testing
19 76 (12.18%) Fintech
20 64 (10.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 561 (89.90%) C#
2 205 (32.85%) SQL
3 130 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 76 (12.18%) Java
5 67 (10.74%) Python
6 57 (9.13%) PowerShell
7 28 (4.49%) TypeScript
8 21 (3.37%) Bash Shell
9 17 (2.72%) C++
10 15 (2.40%) C
11 13 (2.08%) Go
12 9 (1.44%) Ruby
12 9 (1.44%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.80%) CoffeeScript
13 5 (0.80%) Scala
14 4 (0.64%) PHP
14 4 (0.64%) XPath
15 2 (0.32%) ES6
15 2 (0.32%) Groovy
16 1 (0.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 83 (13.30%) ISEB
2 76 (12.18%) ISTQB
3 67 (10.74%) Degree
4 50 (8.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.96%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.48%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (52.56%) QA
2 13 (2.08%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 94 (15.06%) Docker
2 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 83 (13.30%) Kubernetes
2 28 (4.49%) Terraform
3 26 (4.17%) Grafana
3 26 (4.17%) Graphite
3 26 (4.17%) Graylog
3 26 (4.17%) Opsgenie
4 14 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.12%) Ansible
5 7 (1.12%) Consul
5 7 (1.12%) HP ALM
5 7 (1.12%) Packer
5 7 (1.12%) Puppet
6 6 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 126 (20.19%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.33%) Oracle
3 16 (2.56%) Google
3 16 (2.56%) PayPal
4 10 (1.60%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.44%) ANSYS
5 9 (1.44%) Bloomberg
5 9 (1.44%) TippingPoint
5 9 (1.44%) Xamarin
6 8 (1.28%) HP
7 7 (1.12%) SAP
8 6 (0.96%) SaltStack
8 6 (0.96%) Splunk
8 6 (0.96%) Telerik
9 5 (0.80%) Databricks
9 5 (0.80%) Xceptor
10 3 (0.48%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (0.48%) Progress
11 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.32%) Sun