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 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 516 490 533
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +43
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 115 117 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% 0.81% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 81 45
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
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
14717 14461 13383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 29.48% 28.02% 27.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10382 9927 8802
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 207 189
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.63 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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 July 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 23 July 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 -19 59 £425 -2.29% 23
South East -2 18 £400 +23.07% 2
East Midlands +8 8 £420 - 1
East of England +20 6 £500 - 1
Yorkshire 0 6 £325 +8.33%
North West -12 6 £394 -5.97% 2
South West +9 5 £345 +6.97% 4
North East - 5 - - 2
West Midlands - 2 £425 - 2
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 195 (79.59%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (62.04%) Cucumber
2 152 (62.04%) BDD
3 126 (51.43%) Selenium
4 112 (45.71%) Scrum
5 87 (35.51%) Java
6 81 (33.06%) TDD
7 78 (31.84%) Test Automation
8 63 (25.71%) Jenkins
9 62 (25.31%) QA
10 60 (24.49%) JIRA
10 60 (24.49%) WebDriver
11 57 (23.27%) Git (software)
12 56 (22.86%) JavaScript
13 55 (22.45%) C#
14 54 (22.04%) SpecFlow
15 51 (20.82%) Continuous Integration
16 50 (20.41%) Web Services
17 47 (19.18%) Ruby
18 42 (17.14%) HTML
18 42 (17.14%) SQL
19 41 (16.73%) CSS
20 40 (16.33%) .NET
21 36 (14.69%) Finance
21 36 (14.69%) AngularJS
21 36 (14.69%) User Stories
22 35 (14.29%) Test Scripting
23 34 (13.88%) XML
24 32 (13.06%) OO
24 32 (13.06%) Banking

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 (7.76%) Confluence
2 9 (3.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.27%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.45%) Apache
5 4 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.63%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.82%) CMS
7 2 (0.82%) IIS
8 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.41%) JBoss
8 1 (0.41%) Kentico
8 1 (0.41%) nginx
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.41%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.27%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.82%) Mingle
3 2 (0.82%) MS Office
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.63%) Magento
3 1 (0.41%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.08%) GitHub
3 5 (2.04%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (1.63%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.22%) Force.com
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.41%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.49%) HTTP
2 4 (1.63%) SSH
3 3 (1.22%) Network Security
4 1 (0.41%) SSL
4 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.49%) NoSQL
3 10 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (2.04%) MySQL
5 5 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.63%) DB2
6 4 (1.63%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (1.63%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.82%) Big Data
8 2 (0.82%) Redis
8 2 (0.82%) SimpleDB
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.41%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 152 (62.04%) Cucumber
2 126 (51.43%) Selenium
3 63 (25.71%) Jenkins
4 60 (24.49%) JIRA
4 60 (24.49%) WebDriver
5 57 (23.27%) Git (software)
6 54 (22.04%) SpecFlow
7 29 (11.84%) Protractor
8 25 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (9.39%) JUnit
10 21 (8.57%) SoapUI
11 18 (7.35%) Maven
12 16 (6.53%) RSpec
12 16 (6.53%) Subversion
13 14 (5.71%) Visual Studio
14 13 (5.31%) Appium
14 13 (5.31%) JBehave
14 13 (5.31%) NUnit
15 12 (4.90%) gulp
16 11 (4.49%) Grunt
General
1 36 (14.69%) Finance
2 32 (13.06%) Banking
3 9 (3.67%) Retail
4 7 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.45%) Marketing
6 5 (2.04%) Electronics
6 5 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.22%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Front Office
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (32.24%) Analyst
2 72 (29.39%) Developer
3 55 (22.45%) Tester
4 44 (17.96%) Test Analyst
5 36 (14.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 35 (14.29%) Automation Tester
7 34 (13.88%) Business Analyst
8 30 (12.24%) Developer in Test
9 26 (10.61%) Java Developer
9 26 (10.61%) Test Automation Developer
10 25 (10.20%) Agile Business Analyst
11 23 (9.39%) Test Engineer
12 19 (7.76%) Test Automation Engineer
13 18 (7.35%) QA Tester
14 15 (6.12%) Banking Analyst
15 13 (5.31%) Ruby Developer
15 13 (5.31%) Selenium Tester
16 12 (4.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
16 12 (4.90%) Senior Developer
17 11 (4.49%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (20.41%) Web Services
2 42 (17.14%) HTML
3 41 (16.73%) CSS
4 40 (16.33%) .NET
5 36 (14.69%) AngularJS
6 34 (13.88%) XML
7 27 (11.02%) RESTful
8 21 (8.57%) ASP.NET
9 19 (7.76%) REST
10 17 (6.94%) CSS3
10 17 (6.94%) jQuery
10 17 (6.94%) SOAP
11 16 (6.53%) JSON
12 15 (6.12%) HTML5
13 14 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (5.71%) J2EE
14 13 (5.31%) Spring
15 11 (4.49%) .NET Framework
16 10 (4.08%) Node.js
17 9 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.45%) Algorithms
3 6 (2.45%) IVR
3 6 (2.45%) User Experience
3 6 (2.45%) Wiki
4 4 (1.63%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.63%) iPhone
4 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.63%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (1.63%) Smartcard
4 4 (1.63%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.22%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.82%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.41%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.41%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.41%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.35%) Unix
2 11 (4.49%) Linux
3 9 (3.67%) Windows
4 8 (3.27%) Android
5 6 (2.45%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.63%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.22%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (79.59%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (62.04%) BDD
3 112 (45.71%) Scrum
4 81 (33.06%) TDD
5 78 (31.84%) Test Automation
6 51 (20.82%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (14.69%) User Stories
8 35 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 32 (13.06%) Automation Testing
9 32 (13.06%) OO
10 30 (12.24%) Automated Testing
11 26 (10.61%) Functional Testing
12 24 (9.80%) Kanban
12 24 (9.80%) MVC
12 24 (9.80%) Test Management
13 22 (8.98%) Front End Development
14 21 (8.57%) Open Source
15 17 (6.94%) Exploratory Testing
16 16 (6.53%) Manual Testing
17 15 (6.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 87 (35.51%) Java
2 56 (22.86%) JavaScript
3 55 (22.45%) C#
4 47 (19.18%) Ruby
5 42 (17.14%) SQL
6 19 (7.76%) Groovy
7 14 (5.71%) PHP
8 12 (4.90%) Python
9 8 (3.27%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.86%) Apple Swift
11 6 (2.45%) C++
12 5 (2.04%) Scala
12 5 (2.04%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.63%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.22%) Apex Code
14 3 (1.22%) C
15 2 (0.82%) Korn
15 2 (0.82%) Perl
15 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (8.57%) ISEB
2 16 (6.53%) ISTQB
3 9 (3.67%) Degree
4 8 (3.27%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.45%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.82%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (25.31%) QA
2 22 (8.98%) SDET
3 8 (3.27%) WAI
4 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.41%) FATCA
System Software
1 11 (4.49%) Docker
2 4 (1.63%) Varnish
3 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (2.45%) Puppet
2 4 (1.63%) Terraform
3 1 (0.41%) Grafana
3 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.41%) Kibana
Vendors
1 30 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.08%) Oracle
3 8 (3.27%) Adobe
3 8 (3.27%) Zend
4 5 (2.04%) HP
4 5 (2.04%) hybris
4 5 (2.04%) IBM
4 5 (2.04%) SAP
5 4 (1.63%) Apigee
5 4 (1.63%) AppDynamics
5 4 (1.63%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.63%) MuleSoft
5 4 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.63%) Splunk
6 3 (1.22%) Solace
6 3 (1.22%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.82%) Google
7 2 (0.82%) Rally
8 1 (0.41%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.41%) Sitecore
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