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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 490 509 523
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +14
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 124 115 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 0.83% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 68 54
Median daily rate £400 £371 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £286 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £344 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +5.76%
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
13920 13898 13383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.25% 27.32% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9981 9294 9008
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 £280 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 193 169
Median hourly rate £32.20 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £49.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 29 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 29 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 +1 68 £425 +6.25% 10
South East -2 21 £389 +11.07% 3
East of England +18 12 £323 - 1
South West - 7 £345 - 9
Yorkshire +4 5 £319 +6.25%
West Midlands - 5 £425 -
East Midlands - 2 £319 -
North East - 2 - -
North West -1 1 - - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 187 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (60.92%) Cucumber
3 134 (56.30%) Selenium
4 125 (52.52%) BDD
5 109 (45.80%) Scrum
6 72 (30.25%) Java
6 72 (30.25%) TDD
6 72 (30.25%) SpecFlow
7 71 (29.83%) QA
8 69 (28.99%) Test Automation
9 63 (26.47%) C#
10 60 (25.21%) JIRA
11 55 (23.11%) Ruby
12 51 (21.43%) Web Services
13 47 (19.75%) .NET
13 47 (19.75%) Test Scripting
14 44 (18.49%) WebDriver
14 44 (18.49%) Microsoft
15 42 (17.65%) Git (software)
16 41 (17.23%) Continuous Integration
16 41 (17.23%) JavaScript
17 38 (15.97%) XML
18 36 (15.13%) SQL
18 36 (15.13%) Automated Testing
18 36 (15.13%) Jenkins
19 32 (13.45%) Automation Testing
19 32 (13.45%) Protractor
20 30 (12.61%) User Stories
20 30 (12.61%) Banking
20 30 (12.61%) Test Management

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 19 (7.98%) Confluence
2 10 (4.20%) Node.js
3 8 (3.36%) Apache
4 7 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (2.10%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.68%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.84%) JBoss
7 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.42%) CMS
8 1 (0.42%) Jetty
8 1 (0.42%) nginx
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (4.20%) MS Office
2 4 (1.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.42%) Mingle
3 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.10%) Magento
1 5 (2.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.26%) Sonata
2 3 (1.26%) Tercero
3 1 (0.42%) Endur
3 1 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.36%) Office 365
2 5 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.26%) GitHub
4 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.84%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (0.84%) IaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Force.com
5 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.68%) HTTP
1 4 (1.68%) SSH
2 2 (0.84%) Internet
3 1 (0.42%) Network Security
3 1 (0.42%) SSL
3 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.36%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.52%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.10%) DB2
5 5 (2.10%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (2.10%) MySQL
6 4 (1.68%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.84%) Big Data
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.84%) Redis
8 2 (0.84%) SimpleDB
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 145 (60.92%) Cucumber
2 134 (56.30%) Selenium
3 72 (30.25%) SpecFlow
4 60 (25.21%) JIRA
5 44 (18.49%) WebDriver
6 42 (17.65%) Git (software)
7 36 (15.13%) Jenkins
8 32 (13.45%) Protractor
9 29 (12.18%) SoapUI
10 25 (10.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (8.40%) JUnit
12 19 (7.98%) Capybara
13 18 (7.56%) Maven
14 16 (6.72%) Subversion
15 15 (6.30%) NUnit
16 14 (5.88%) RSpec
16 14 (5.88%) Visual Studio
17 11 (4.62%) Appium
18 10 (4.20%) Calabash
18 10 (4.20%) Mockito
General
1 30 (12.61%) Banking
1 30 (12.61%) Finance
2 12 (5.04%) Retail
3 6 (2.52%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.52%) Marketing
3 6 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.10%) Electronics
4 5 (2.10%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.68%) Law
6 3 (1.26%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.84%) Front Office
7 2 (0.84%) Publishing
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 90 (37.82%) Analyst
2 67 (28.15%) Test Analyst
3 62 (26.05%) Developer
4 52 (21.85%) Tester
5 48 (20.17%) Automation Test Analyst
6 30 (12.61%) Developer in Test
7 29 (12.18%) Automation Tester
8 28 (11.76%) Java Developer
9 26 (10.92%) Test Automation Developer
10 22 (9.24%) Business Analyst
11 19 (7.98%) Banking Analyst
12 16 (6.72%) Senior Analyst
12 16 (6.72%) Senior Test Analyst
13 15 (6.30%) Agile Business Analyst
13 15 (6.30%) QA Tester
14 14 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 14 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
14 14 (5.88%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
15 13 (5.46%) Test Engineer
16 12 (5.04%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (21.43%) Web Services
2 47 (19.75%) .NET
3 38 (15.97%) XML
4 30 (12.61%) CSS
5 29 (12.18%) HTML
6 26 (10.92%) AngularJS
7 25 (10.50%) ASP.NET
8 23 (9.66%) REST
8 23 (9.66%) RESTful
9 21 (8.82%) jQuery
10 20 (8.40%) SOAP
11 19 (7.98%) ASP.NET Web API
11 19 (7.98%) JSON
12 15 (6.30%) Spring
13 14 (5.88%) HTML5
14 12 (5.04%) J2EE
15 11 (4.62%) Ruby on Rails
15 11 (4.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 10 (4.20%) .NET Framework
16 10 (4.20%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.46%) Mobile App
2 12 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.36%) IVR
4 6 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.52%) Smartcard
4 6 (2.52%) Wiki
5 4 (1.68%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.26%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.84%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.84%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.84%) iPhone
7 2 (0.84%) User Experience
8 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.42%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.30%) Unix
2 9 (3.78%) Linux
3 7 (2.94%) Windows
4 3 (1.26%) Android
4 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (52.52%) BDD
3 109 (45.80%) Scrum
4 72 (30.25%) TDD
5 69 (28.99%) Test Automation
6 47 (19.75%) Test Scripting
7 41 (17.23%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (15.13%) Automated Testing
9 32 (13.45%) Automation Testing
10 30 (12.61%) Test Management
10 30 (12.61%) User Stories
11 25 (10.50%) Kanban
12 24 (10.08%) Functional Testing
13 23 (9.66%) Manual Testing
14 21 (8.82%) OO
15 19 (7.98%) Defect Management
16 17 (7.14%) Microservices
17 14 (5.88%) API Testing
18 13 (5.46%) E-Commerce
18 13 (5.46%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 72 (30.25%) Java
2 63 (26.47%) C#
3 55 (23.11%) Ruby
4 41 (17.23%) JavaScript
5 36 (15.13%) SQL
6 11 (4.62%) Groovy
6 11 (4.62%) Python
7 5 (2.10%) Apple Swift
7 5 (2.10%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.10%) Scala
8 4 (1.68%) C++
9 3 (1.26%) PHP
9 3 (1.26%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.84%) Perl
10 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.42%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.42%) C
11 1 (0.42%) VB
11 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (9.66%) ISEB
2 17 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 11 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.36%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.10%) Degree
7 3 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (29.83%) QA
2 12 (5.04%) SDET
3 2 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.10%) Varnish
3 3 (1.26%) Docker
4 2 (0.84%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (2.52%) Puppet
2 4 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.42%) Grafana
3 1 (0.42%) Kibana
Vendors
1 44 (18.49%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.36%) HP
3 7 (2.94%) Atlassian
3 7 (2.94%) hybris
4 6 (2.52%) Adobe
4 6 (2.52%) Oracle
4 6 (2.52%) SAP
5 4 (1.68%) ATG
6 3 (1.26%) Avaloq
6 3 (1.26%) IBM
6 3 (1.26%) Rally
6 3 (1.26%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.42%) Apigee
8 1 (0.42%) Google
8 1 (0.42%) IBM Sterling
8 1 (0.42%) OpenLink
8 1 (0.42%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.42%) webMethods
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