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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
UK / England
Rank 387 485 508
Rank change year-on-year
+98 +23
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 194 113 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.47% 0.83% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 67 59
Median daily rate £385 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £500 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
13240 13533 12805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.48% 28.73% 27.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9259 9426 8555
Median daily rate £425 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 233 173
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.35 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +21 71 £406 -2.10% 27
South West +12 28 £350 -18.12% 5
North East - 25 £300 - 1
East of England +7 16 £425 +17.40% 2
South East +12 14 £438 +17.44% 3
Yorkshire +27 12 £273 - 1
West Midlands +14 12 £406 -
North West +30 10 £360 -15.29% 6
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 338 (77.70%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (63.68%) BDD
3 272 (62.53%) Cucumber
4 270 (62.07%) Java
5 248 (57.01%) Selenium
6 219 (50.34%) Scrum
7 183 (42.07%) Jenkins
8 171 (39.31%) JIRA
9 168 (38.62%) Test Automation
10 140 (32.18%) TDD
11 133 (30.57%) QA
12 130 (29.89%) Git (software)
13 127 (29.20%) WebDriver
14 126 (28.97%) Automated Testing
15 121 (27.82%) Continuous Integration
16 119 (27.36%) JavaScript
17 109 (25.06%) Web Services
18 107 (24.60%) HTML
19 99 (22.76%) Kanban
20 97 (22.30%) C#
20 97 (22.30%) CSS
21 92 (21.15%) SQL
22 91 (20.92%) Open Source
23 90 (20.69%) JUnit
24 87 (20.00%) Automation Testing
25 84 (19.31%) User Stories
25 84 (19.31%) RESTful
25 84 (19.31%) Finance
26 83 (19.08%) SoapUI
27 82 (18.85%) HTML5

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 73 (16.78%) Confluence
2 44 (10.11%) Tomcat
3 26 (5.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 17 (3.91%) WebSphere
5 15 (3.45%) nginx
6 10 (2.30%) Apache
7 7 (1.61%) JBoss
8 5 (1.15%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.69%) CMS
10 2 (0.46%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.23%) GemFire
11 1 (0.23%) Mule
11 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.15%) MS Office
3 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) HipChat
4 1 (0.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.15%) Magento
2 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.21%) GitHub
2 15 (3.45%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.60%) HTTP
2 15 (3.45%) SSL
2 15 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.92%) SSH
4 3 (0.69%) IMAP
4 3 (0.69%) Internet
5 2 (0.46%) POP3
5 2 (0.46%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.23%) AMQP
6 1 (0.23%) DNS
6 1 (0.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.05%) MongoDB
2 28 (6.44%) SQL Server
3 20 (4.60%) NoSQL
4 15 (3.45%) Big Data
5 7 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.38%) Redis
7 5 (1.15%) DB2
7 5 (1.15%) DbVisualizer
7 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.92%) Couchbase
9 3 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.69%) MySQL
9 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.23%) HBase
10 1 (0.23%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 272 (62.53%) Cucumber
2 248 (57.01%) Selenium
3 183 (42.07%) Jenkins
4 171 (39.31%) JIRA
5 130 (29.89%) Git (software)
6 127 (29.20%) WebDriver
7 90 (20.69%) JUnit
8 83 (19.08%) SoapUI
9 75 (17.24%) Maven
10 57 (13.10%) TeamCity
11 55 (12.64%) Mockito
12 51 (11.72%) SpecFlow
13 42 (9.66%) Spock
14 37 (8.51%) JBehave
15 26 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
15 26 (5.98%) Visual Studio
16 25 (5.75%) Appium
17 24 (5.52%) Gradle
18 19 (4.37%) gulp
18 19 (4.37%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 84 (19.31%) Finance
2 40 (9.20%) Banking
3 21 (4.83%) Retail
4 7 (1.61%) Marketing
5 6 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.15%) Games
7 4 (0.92%) Publishing
7 4 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.46%) Electronics
8 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.46%) French Language
8 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 156 (35.86%) Developer
2 137 (31.49%) Tester
3 114 (26.21%) Automation Tester
4 71 (16.32%) Analyst
5 58 (13.33%) Selenium Tester
6 56 (12.87%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 44 (10.11%) Test Analyst
8 43 (9.89%) Java Developer
8 43 (9.89%) Test Engineer
9 39 (8.97%) Developer in Test
10 37 (8.51%) Java Automation Tester
11 27 (6.21%) Senior Developer
12 23 (5.29%) Test Automation Engineer
13 22 (5.06%) Automation Test Analyst
13 22 (5.06%) Business Analyst
13 22 (5.06%) QA Tester
14 20 (4.60%) Agile Tester
15 19 (4.37%) QA Engineer
16 18 (4.14%) Scala Developer
17 17 (3.91%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (25.06%) Web Services
2 107 (24.60%) HTML
3 97 (22.30%) CSS
4 84 (19.31%) RESTful
5 82 (18.85%) HTML5
6 80 (18.39%) AngularJS
7 77 (17.70%) jQuery
8 72 (16.55%) Spring
9 69 (15.86%) XML
10 66 (15.17%) CSS3
11 65 (14.94%) Node.js
11 65 (14.94%) REST
12 62 (14.25%) SOAP
13 58 (13.33%) Hibernate
14 57 (13.10%) J2EE
15 54 (12.41%) JSON
16 52 (11.95%) .NET
17 44 (10.11%) JMS
18 39 (8.97%) JDBC
19 32 (7.36%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.44%) Mobile App
2 26 (5.98%) User Experience
3 16 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.30%) Smartphone
6 6 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.38%) Video on Demand
7 5 (1.15%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.69%) Fintech
9 2 (0.46%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.46%) Equities
9 2 (0.46%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.46%) IVR
10 1 (0.23%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.23%) NHS
10 1 (0.23%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 82 (18.85%) Linux
2 64 (14.71%) Unix
3 15 (3.45%) Ubuntu
3 15 (3.45%) Windows
4 13 (2.99%) Android
4 13 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (77.70%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (63.68%) BDD
3 219 (50.34%) Scrum
4 168 (38.62%) Test Automation
5 140 (32.18%) TDD
6 126 (28.97%) Automated Testing
7 121 (27.82%) Continuous Integration
8 99 (22.76%) Kanban
9 91 (20.92%) Open Source
10 87 (20.00%) Automation Testing
11 84 (19.31%) User Stories
12 76 (17.47%) Continuous Delivery
13 70 (16.09%) Test Scripting
14 69 (15.86%) API Testing
15 66 (15.17%) Software Engineering
16 64 (14.71%) Unit Testing
17 55 (12.64%) Defect Management
18 53 (12.18%) Continuous Improvement
19 50 (11.49%) Software Testing
20 49 (11.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 270 (62.07%) Java
2 119 (27.36%) JavaScript
3 97 (22.30%) C#
4 92 (21.15%) SQL
5 79 (18.16%) Ruby
6 75 (17.24%) Scala
7 62 (14.25%) Python
8 58 (13.33%) Groovy
9 52 (11.95%) Shell Script
10 42 (9.66%) Korn
11 26 (5.98%) XPath
12 17 (3.91%) Perl
13 15 (3.45%) Haskell
14 10 (2.30%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.84%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.38%) C++
16 6 (1.38%) ECMAScript
16 6 (1.38%) ES6
17 4 (0.92%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (9.20%) Degree
2 24 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.99%) ISEB
5 12 (2.76%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.84%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.23%) HND
8 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (30.57%) QA
2 30 (6.90%) SDET
3 21 (4.83%) FATCA
4 3 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (2.07%) Docker
2 4 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.46%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 15 (3.45%) Grafana
1 15 (3.45%) Kibana
2 5 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.15%) Puppet
3 2 (0.46%) Zenoss
4 1 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.23%) Graphite
4 1 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 63 (14.48%) Atlassian
2 42 (9.66%) Solace
3 27 (6.21%) Adobe
4 26 (5.98%) Microsoft
5 21 (4.83%) MuleSoft
6 15 (3.45%) Google
7 12 (2.76%) Oracle
7 12 (2.76%) Xamarin
8 9 (2.07%) Sencha
9 8 (1.84%) HP
10 5 (1.15%) Charles River
10 5 (1.15%) hybris
10 5 (1.15%) IBM
11 4 (0.92%) webMethods
12 2 (0.46%) Avaya
12 2 (0.46%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.46%) SAP
13 1 (0.23%) AppDynamics
13 1 (0.23%) CA
13 1 (0.23%) SaltStack
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