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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
UK / England
Rank 389 438 519
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +81
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 188 167 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.36% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.45% 1.25% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 110 43
Median daily rate £396 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.93% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £310 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
12942 13387 12722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.15% 29.24% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8946 9349 8686
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
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 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 241 170
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.50 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -1 73 £438 +5.42% 17
East of England +21 20 £400 -20.00% 4
South West -16 20 £360 +2.85% 5
South East +15 16 £425 +14.86% 6
North West +38 14 £318 -12.41% 4
West Midlands 0 14 £290 - 1
Yorkshire +18 12 £410 +49.09% 5
North East - 12 £300 -
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 326 (76.71%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (62.12%) BDD
3 261 (61.41%) Cucumber
4 254 (59.76%) Java
5 213 (50.12%) Selenium
6 187 (44.00%) Scrum
7 166 (39.06%) Jenkins
8 156 (36.71%) JIRA
9 155 (36.47%) Test Automation
10 128 (30.12%) TDD
11 126 (29.65%) Git (software)
12 124 (29.18%) QA
13 119 (28.00%) JavaScript
14 116 (27.29%) Automated Testing
15 112 (26.35%) Continuous Integration
16 109 (25.65%) WebDriver
17 103 (24.24%) HTML
18 95 (22.35%) Web Services
19 91 (21.41%) CSS
20 89 (20.94%) SQL
21 84 (19.76%) C#
22 80 (18.82%) JUnit
22 80 (18.82%) Finance
23 79 (18.59%) AngularJS
24 78 (18.35%) Open Source
25 77 (18.12%) Kanban
26 76 (17.88%) Linux
26 76 (17.88%) User Stories
27 74 (17.41%) Automation Testing
27 74 (17.41%) SoapUI

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 60 (14.12%) Confluence
2 35 (8.24%) Tomcat
3 28 (6.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 20 (4.71%) WebSphere
5 11 (2.59%) nginx
6 5 (1.18%) Apache
6 5 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.94%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.71%) JBoss
8 3 (0.71%) Mule
9 2 (0.47%) CMS
9 2 (0.47%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.24%) GemFire
10 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.18%) MS Office
2 5 (1.18%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.18%) Pixelmator
3 2 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Mingle
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) Magento
2 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.18%) GitHub
2 11 (2.59%) Google Analytics
3 7 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.94%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.24%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.29%) HTTP
2 11 (2.59%) SSL
2 11 (2.59%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.94%) SSH
4 3 (0.71%) IMAP
4 3 (0.71%) Internet
5 2 (0.47%) POP3
5 2 (0.47%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.24%) AMQP
6 1 (0.24%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.41%) MongoDB
2 35 (8.24%) SQL Server
3 24 (5.65%) NoSQL
4 15 (3.53%) Big Data
5 8 (1.88%) Couchbase
6 7 (1.65%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.41%) Redis
8 5 (1.18%) DB2
8 5 (1.18%) DbVisualizer
8 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.94%) SimpleDB
10 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.47%) MySQL
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.24%) HBase
Development Applications
1 261 (61.41%) Cucumber
2 213 (50.12%) Selenium
3 166 (39.06%) Jenkins
4 156 (36.71%) JIRA
5 126 (29.65%) Git (software)
6 109 (25.65%) WebDriver
7 80 (18.82%) JUnit
8 74 (17.41%) SoapUI
9 71 (16.71%) Maven
10 53 (12.47%) Mockito
11 49 (11.53%) TeamCity
12 41 (9.65%) Spock
13 37 (8.71%) SpecFlow
14 32 (7.53%) JBehave
15 31 (7.29%) Appium
15 31 (7.29%) Visual Studio
16 29 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
17 25 (5.88%) gulp
18 20 (4.71%) Gradle
19 19 (4.47%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 80 (18.82%) Finance
2 37 (8.71%) Banking
3 30 (7.06%) Retail
4 6 (1.41%) Financial Institution
4 6 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.18%) Marketing
6 4 (0.94%) Games
6 4 (0.94%) Publishing
7 2 (0.47%) Electronics
7 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.24%) Back Office
8 1 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 153 (36.00%) Developer
2 123 (28.94%) Tester
3 103 (24.24%) Automation Tester
4 77 (18.12%) Analyst
5 47 (11.06%) Test Analyst
6 46 (10.82%) Selenium Tester
6 46 (10.82%) Test Engineer
7 45 (10.59%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 43 (10.12%) Java Developer
9 39 (9.18%) Developer in Test
10 33 (7.76%) Java Automation Tester
10 33 (7.76%) Senior Developer
11 26 (6.12%) Automation Test Analyst
11 26 (6.12%) Business Analyst
11 26 (6.12%) Test Automation Engineer
12 22 (5.18%) Test Automation Developer
13 21 (4.94%) QA Engineer
14 18 (4.24%) QA Tester
15 17 (4.00%) C# Developer
15 17 (4.00%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (24.24%) HTML
2 95 (22.35%) Web Services
3 91 (21.41%) CSS
4 79 (18.59%) AngularJS
5 73 (17.18%) RESTful
6 70 (16.47%) HTML5
7 68 (16.00%) CSS3
7 68 (16.00%) Spring
8 66 (15.53%) Node.js
9 62 (14.59%) XML
10 60 (14.12%) jQuery
11 57 (13.41%) J2EE
12 56 (13.18%) REST
13 55 (12.94%) SOAP
14 50 (11.76%) Hibernate
15 49 (11.53%) .NET
16 47 (11.06%) JSON
17 41 (9.65%) JMS
18 36 (8.47%) JDBC
19 31 (7.29%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.53%) Mobile App
2 30 (7.06%) User Experience
3 16 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.41%) Equities
5 6 (1.41%) Fixed Income
5 6 (1.41%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.18%) IVR
7 4 (0.94%) Smartphone
7 4 (0.94%) Wiki
8 3 (0.71%) Fintech
8 3 (0.71%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.47%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.47%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.47%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.24%) BBC
10 1 (0.24%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 76 (17.88%) Linux
2 64 (15.06%) Unix
3 14 (3.29%) Android
3 14 (3.29%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.59%) Ubuntu
4 11 (2.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (76.71%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (62.12%) BDD
3 187 (44.00%) Scrum
4 155 (36.47%) Test Automation
5 128 (30.12%) TDD
6 116 (27.29%) Automated Testing
7 112 (26.35%) Continuous Integration
8 78 (18.35%) Open Source
9 77 (18.12%) Kanban
10 76 (17.88%) User Stories
11 74 (17.41%) Automation Testing
12 71 (16.71%) Continuous Delivery
13 64 (15.06%) Test Scripting
14 63 (14.82%) Software Engineering
15 62 (14.59%) Unit Testing
16 58 (13.65%) API Testing
17 51 (12.00%) Defect Management
17 51 (12.00%) Performance Testing
18 47 (11.06%) MVC
19 44 (10.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 254 (59.76%) Java
2 119 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 89 (20.94%) SQL
4 84 (19.76%) C#
5 68 (16.00%) Ruby
6 54 (12.71%) Scala
7 53 (12.47%) Shell Script
8 52 (12.24%) Python
9 47 (11.06%) Groovy
10 41 (9.65%) Korn
11 25 (5.88%) XPath
12 13 (3.06%) Perl
12 13 (3.06%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.59%) Haskell
13 11 (2.59%) PHP
14 9 (2.12%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.94%) C++
15 4 (0.94%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (9.41%) Degree
2 21 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.53%) ISEB
4 12 (2.82%) ISTQB
5 11 (2.59%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.65%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (29.18%) QA
2 37 (8.71%) SDET
3 20 (4.71%) FATCA
4 5 (1.18%) WAI
5 4 (0.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (3.53%) Docker
2 8 (1.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.47%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 11 (2.59%) Grafana
1 11 (2.59%) Kibana
2 5 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.94%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.71%) Puppet
5 2 (0.47%) Graphite
5 2 (0.47%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.47%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.24%) Ansible
6 1 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 57 (13.41%) Atlassian
2 41 (9.65%) Solace
3 27 (6.35%) Adobe
4 26 (6.12%) Microsoft
5 24 (5.65%) MuleSoft
6 15 (3.53%) Oracle
7 12 (2.82%) Google
8 11 (2.59%) Xamarin
9 8 (1.88%) HP
10 5 (1.18%) Charles River
10 5 (1.18%) hybris
10 5 (1.18%) IBM
10 5 (1.18%) Zend
11 4 (0.94%) Apigee
12 3 (0.71%) Avaya
13 2 (0.47%) AppDynamics
13 2 (0.47%) SAP
13 2 (0.47%) webMethods
14 1 (0.24%) CA Agile Central
14 1 (0.24%) SaltStack
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