Period
to 26 November 2020

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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SpecFlow
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 389 464 525
Rank change year-on-year +75 +61 +36
Permanent jobs citing SpecFlow 366 830 867
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.61% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.16% 3.21% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 365 740 789
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%

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 11,576 25,822 32,273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.07% 19.02% 20.04%
Number of salaries quoted 9,654 20,549 26,057
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,450
90th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £80,000
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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 2020. 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 +52 320 £55,000 +15.79% 34
UK excluding London +97 260 £50,000 +11.11% 27
South East +102 139 £50,000 - 6
London +102 96 £60,000 - 11
North of England +42 56 £60,000 +41.18% 9
Work from Home -3 49 £55,000 +18.92% 4
North West +81 25 £70,000 +75.00% 1
Midlands +114 19 £50,000 +53.85% 3
Scotland +77 18 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Wales +57 17 £34,250 +4.58% 2
West Midlands +97 16 £50,000 +32.45% 2
Yorkshire +18 16 £42,500 -5.56% 8
North East +32 15 £60,000 +50.00%
South West +49 10 £54,500 +21.11% 5
East Midlands +74 3 £46,250 +44.53% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, 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.

1 298 (81.42%) Test Automation
2 294 (80.33%) C#
3 245 (66.94%) Selenium
4 192 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
5 189 (51.64%) QA
6 177 (48.36%) .NET
7 154 (42.08%) BDD
8 140 (38.25%) SQL
9 122 (33.33%) Azure
10 111 (30.33%) Microsoft
10 111 (30.33%) DevOps
11 108 (29.51%) SQL Server
12 104 (28.42%) Scrum
13 84 (22.95%) TDD
14 75 (20.49%) Finance
15 69 (18.85%) .NET Framework
16 68 (18.58%) Git (software)
16 68 (18.58%) Java
17 64 (17.49%) Cucumber
18 61 (16.67%) Microservices
19 60 (16.39%) WebDriver
19 60 (16.39%) Test Scripting
20 57 (15.57%) ASP.NET
21 56 (15.30%) Fintech
22 55 (15.03%) Gherkin
23 54 (14.75%) TypeScript
23 54 (14.75%) JavaScript
24 53 (14.48%) API Testing
25 51 (13.93%) JIRA
26 50 (13.66%) Jenkins

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 34 (9.29%) Confluence
2 21 (5.74%) IIS
3 4 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.09%) CMS
3 4 (1.09%) NServiceBus
3 4 (1.09%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 122 (33.33%) Azure
2 32 (8.74%) SaaS
3 11 (3.01%) AWS
4 7 (1.91%) Lucidchart
5 5 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.37%) PaaS
5 5 (1.37%) Serverless
6 4 (1.09%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (1.09%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.82%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.82%) Datadog
7 3 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.55%) GCP
8 2 (0.55%) GitHub
8 2 (0.55%) NuGet
8 2 (0.55%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.27%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 42 (11.48%) Skype
2 3 (0.82%) Firewall
3 2 (0.55%) HTTP
4 1 (0.27%) AMQP
4 1 (0.27%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (29.51%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (4.92%) NoSQL
4 14 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (3.83%) SQL Server 2017
5 12 (3.28%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (2.73%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.19%) Big Data
7 8 (2.19%) Cosmos DB
8 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.09%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.82%) Event Store
10 3 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.82%) RavenDB
10 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 245 (66.94%) Selenium
2 68 (18.58%) Git (software)
3 64 (17.49%) Cucumber
4 60 (16.39%) WebDriver
5 51 (13.93%) JIRA
6 50 (13.66%) Jenkins
7 47 (12.84%) TeamCity
8 43 (11.75%) NUnit
9 37 (10.11%) Postman
10 34 (9.29%) JMeter
11 29 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 29 (7.92%) Visual Studio Team System
12 28 (7.65%) Octopus Deploy
13 27 (7.38%) SoapUI
14 17 (4.64%) Bitbucket
14 17 (4.64%) Protractor
15 16 (4.37%) Appium
15 16 (4.37%) FitNesse
16 15 (4.10%) MSTest
17 12 (3.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (20.49%) Finance
2 10 (2.73%) Marketing
3 8 (2.19%) Banking
4 6 (1.64%) Electronics
4 6 (1.64%) Law
5 5 (1.37%) Retail
6 4 (1.09%) Back Office
6 4 (1.09%) Digital Economy
6 4 (1.09%) Public Sector
7 3 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.55%) Front Office
8 2 (0.55%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.55%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 83 (22.68%) Developer
2 76 (20.77%) Analyst
3 72 (19.67%) Test Analyst
4 66 (18.03%) Tester
5 62 (16.94%) QA Engineer
6 55 (15.03%) Automation Tester
7 41 (11.20%) Automation Test Analyst
8 39 (10.66%) Test Engineer
9 37 (10.11%) C# Developer
10 34 (9.29%) .NET Developer
10 34 (9.29%) QA Analyst
11 32 (8.74%) Software Developer
12 30 (8.20%) QA Test Analyst
13 27 (7.38%) Senior QA Engineer
14 25 (6.83%) QA Leader
15 23 (6.28%) C# .NET Developer
16 20 (5.46%) QA Automation Analyst
16 20 (5.46%) Senior Analyst
17 19 (5.19%) Developer in Test
17 19 (5.19%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (48.36%) .NET
2 69 (18.85%) .NET Framework
3 57 (15.57%) ASP.NET
4 55 (15.03%) Gherkin
5 46 (12.57%) RESTful
6 35 (9.56%) React
7 34 (9.29%) ASP.NET Web API
7 34 (9.29%) JSON
8 33 (9.02%) HTML
9 32 (8.74%) CSS
10 31 (8.47%) AngularJS
11 26 (7.10%) ASP.NET Core
11 26 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (7.10%) XML
12 25 (6.83%) Entity Framework
13 23 (6.28%) REST
14 22 (6.01%) .NET Core
15 21 (5.74%) Web Services
16 19 (5.19%) WPF
17 17 (4.64%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (5.46%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.55%) Replication
5 6 (1.64%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.37%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.09%) AS400
7 4 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.09%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.82%) Cloud Native
8 3 (0.82%) Equities
8 3 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.82%) User Experience
8 3 (0.82%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.55%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.10%) Windows
2 5 (1.37%) Linux
3 2 (0.55%) Android
3 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (81.42%) Test Automation
2 192 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (42.08%) BDD
4 111 (30.33%) DevOps
5 104 (28.42%) Scrum
6 84 (22.95%) TDD
7 61 (16.67%) Microservices
8 60 (16.39%) Test Scripting
9 56 (15.30%) Fintech
10 53 (14.48%) API Testing
11 46 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (11.75%) Scenario Testing
13 42 (11.48%) Mentoring
13 42 (11.48%) SDET
14 38 (10.38%) Kanban
15 36 (9.84%) Unit Testing
16 34 (9.29%) OO
17 33 (9.02%) Integration Testing
18 32 (8.74%) MVC
18 32 (8.74%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 294 (80.33%) C#
2 140 (38.25%) SQL
3 68 (18.58%) Java
4 54 (14.75%) JavaScript
4 54 (14.75%) TypeScript
5 24 (6.56%) T-SQL
6 18 (4.92%) C++
7 14 (3.83%) PowerShell
7 14 (3.83%) Python
8 8 (2.19%) Scala
9 5 (1.37%) ES6
9 5 (1.37%) ES8
9 5 (1.37%) Go
10 3 (0.82%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.55%) Ruby
12 1 (0.27%) Groovy
12 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 37 (10.11%) ISTQB
2 29 (7.92%) ISEB
3 27 (7.38%) Degree
4 12 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (3.01%) CFA
6 4 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (51.64%) QA
2 6 (1.64%) GDPR
3 4 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (12.84%) Docker
2 4 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.82%) Firmware
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (6.56%) Ansible
2 23 (6.28%) Puppet
3 17 (4.64%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.46%) Terraform
5 4 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.27%) OpenView
Vendors
1 111 (30.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.28%) Atlassian
3 15 (4.10%) Ceridian
4 14 (3.83%) Google
5 11 (3.01%) Oracle
6 6 (1.64%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.09%) IBM
8 3 (0.82%) HP
8 3 (0.82%) SAP
8 3 (0.82%) Splunk
9 2 (0.55%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.27%) Mapbox
10 1 (0.27%) OutSystems
10 1 (0.27%) Progress
10 1 (0.27%) Telerik