The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 508 520 530
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 129 93 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 0.67% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 57 54
Median daily rate £400 £373 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £255 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14245 13841 13578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.95% 27.28% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10097 9095 9047
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 180 190
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.00 £18.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +5.71%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Gherkin as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in England

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Gherkin across the England region.

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in England

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in England

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 80 £423 +5.62% 8
South East -16 17 £413 +22.22% 1
East of England - 11 £325 - 3
Yorkshire +4 5 £319 -8.92%
South West - 5 £345 - 4
West Midlands - 5 £400 - 1
North West -12 3 £450 +40.62% 2
East Midlands - 2 £319 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 225 (78.67%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (65.03%) Cucumber
3 143 (50.00%) Selenium
4 141 (49.30%) BDD
5 129 (45.10%) Scrum
6 96 (33.57%) TDD
6 96 (33.57%) Ruby
7 82 (28.67%) Test Automation
8 81 (28.32%) SpecFlow
8 81 (28.32%) QA
9 79 (27.62%) Java
10 71 (24.83%) C#
11 69 (24.13%) JIRA
12 61 (21.33%) Microsoft
13 59 (20.63%) .NET
14 56 (19.58%) Web Services
14 56 (19.58%) Git (software)
15 51 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (16.78%) Test Scripting
17 46 (16.08%) Capybara
18 45 (15.73%) Jenkins
18 45 (15.73%) JavaScript
19 44 (15.38%) Automated Testing
20 41 (14.34%) WebDriver
21 37 (12.94%) Automation Testing
21 37 (12.94%) Functional Testing
22 36 (12.59%) SQL
22 36 (12.59%) XML
23 35 (12.24%) CSS
23 35 (12.24%) Kanban

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 22 (7.69%) Confluence
2 12 (4.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 10 (3.50%) Node.js
4 7 (2.45%) Apache
5 5 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.40%) CMS
6 4 (1.40%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.05%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.70%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.70%) WordPress
9 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.35%) JBoss
9 1 (0.35%) Jetty
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (7.34%) MS Office
2 5 (1.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Mingle
3 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.45%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.40%) Magento
4 3 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.05%) Sonata
4 3 (1.05%) Tercero
5 1 (0.35%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.64%) Office 365
2 12 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (1.40%) GitHub
6 3 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.05%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.70%) IaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Force.com
8 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.85%) Internet
2 3 (1.05%) HTTP
3 2 (0.70%) SSH
4 1 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.15%) MongoDB
2 9 (3.15%) NoSQL
2 9 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.10%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.75%) MySQL
6 4 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.40%) DB2
6 4 (1.40%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.40%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.05%) Redis
7 3 (1.05%) SimpleDB
8 2 (0.70%) Big Data
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 186 (65.03%) Cucumber
2 143 (50.00%) Selenium
3 81 (28.32%) SpecFlow
4 69 (24.13%) JIRA
5 56 (19.58%) Git (software)
6 46 (16.08%) Capybara
7 45 (15.73%) Jenkins
8 41 (14.34%) WebDriver
9 31 (10.84%) Protractor
10 25 (8.74%) SoapUI
11 24 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (7.34%) JUnit
12 21 (7.34%) NUnit
13 20 (6.99%) Subversion
14 18 (6.29%) HP UFT
14 18 (6.29%) Maven
15 16 (5.59%) RSpec
15 16 (5.59%) Visual Studio
16 14 (4.90%) Mockito
17 11 (3.85%) Calabash
General
1 31 (10.84%) Finance
2 27 (9.44%) Banking
3 11 (3.85%) Retail
4 4 (1.40%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.40%) Law
4 4 (1.40%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.40%) Marketing
4 4 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.05%) Electronics
5 3 (1.05%) Publishing
5 3 (1.05%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Back Office
6 2 (0.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 109 (38.11%) Analyst
2 84 (29.37%) Test Analyst
3 70 (24.48%) Developer
4 60 (20.98%) Tester
5 50 (17.48%) Automation Test Analyst
6 36 (12.59%) Developer in Test
7 30 (10.49%) Java Developer
8 27 (9.44%) Test Automation Developer
9 25 (8.74%) Automation Tester
10 23 (8.04%) Business Analyst
11 18 (6.29%) Senior Analyst
12 16 (5.59%) Banking Analyst
12 16 (5.59%) Lead Test Analyst
12 16 (5.59%) Senior Test Analyst
13 15 (5.24%) QA Tester
14 14 (4.90%) Agile Business Analyst
14 14 (4.90%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
14 14 (4.90%) Test Engineer
15 12 (4.20%) Ruby Developer
15 12 (4.20%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (20.63%) .NET
2 56 (19.58%) Web Services
3 36 (12.59%) XML
4 35 (12.24%) CSS
5 33 (11.54%) HTML
6 31 (10.84%) ASP.NET
7 27 (9.44%) AngularJS
8 25 (8.74%) RESTful
9 23 (8.04%) jQuery
10 22 (7.69%) REST
11 19 (6.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (5.94%) JSON
13 16 (5.59%) HTML5
14 15 (5.24%) SOAP
14 15 (5.24%) Spring
15 14 (4.90%) .NET Framework
15 14 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (4.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
17 10 (3.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (3.85%) Client/Server
1 11 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 9 (3.15%) IVR
3 7 (2.45%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.45%) Smartcard
3 7 (2.45%) Wiki
4 4 (1.40%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.40%) User Experience
4 4 (1.40%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.05%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.70%) Derivative
6 2 (0.70%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.70%) Fintech
6 2 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.35%) iPad
7 1 (0.35%) iPhone
7 1 (0.35%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.59%) Unix
2 10 (3.50%) Windows
3 6 (2.10%) Linux
4 5 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.40%) Android
6 2 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (78.67%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (49.30%) BDD
3 129 (45.10%) Scrum
4 96 (33.57%) TDD
5 82 (28.67%) Test Automation
6 51 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (16.78%) Test Scripting
8 44 (15.38%) Automated Testing
9 37 (12.94%) Automation Testing
9 37 (12.94%) Functional Testing
10 35 (12.24%) Kanban
11 34 (11.89%) Manual Testing
12 31 (10.84%) OO
13 29 (10.14%) Test Management
13 29 (10.14%) User Stories
14 22 (7.69%) E-Commerce
14 22 (7.69%) Software Engineering
15 20 (6.99%) ITIL
15 20 (6.99%) MVC
15 20 (6.99%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (33.57%) Ruby
2 79 (27.62%) Java
3 71 (24.83%) C#
4 45 (15.73%) JavaScript
5 36 (12.59%) SQL
6 13 (4.55%) Python
7 10 (3.50%) Groovy
8 5 (1.75%) PHP
8 5 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.40%) Apple Swift
9 4 (1.40%) C++
9 4 (1.40%) Scala
9 4 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.70%) Perl
12 1 (0.35%) AWK
12 1 (0.35%) C
12 1 (0.35%) VB
12 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (11.19%) ISEB
2 27 (9.44%) ISTQB
3 19 (6.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (4.20%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.15%) Degree
6 7 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (2.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (28.32%) QA
2 15 (5.24%) SDET
3 8 (2.80%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.50%) Varnish
3 3 (1.05%) Docker
4 2 (0.70%) KVM
5 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.45%) Puppet
2 4 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.85%) Adobe
3 10 (3.50%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.10%) HP
4 6 (2.10%) hybris
4 6 (2.10%) Oracle
5 4 (1.40%) ATG
5 4 (1.40%) SAP
6 3 (1.05%) Avaloq
6 3 (1.05%) Rally
6 3 (1.05%) SaltStack
6 3 (1.05%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.70%) IBM
7 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.35%) Apigee
8 1 (0.35%) OpenLink
8 1 (0.35%) Perforce
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