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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 515 513 536
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +23
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 102 113 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.72% 0.80% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 69 47
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £287 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £492 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.48% +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
14100 14143 13715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.96% 27.87% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10060 9644 9080
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 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 197 199
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -9 49 £425 +4.93% 12
South East +5 20 £400 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire -5 7 £319 +6.25% 1
East of England +15 6 £325 - 1
North West -11 5 £400 +25.00% 2
North East - 5 - -
South West - 4 £341 - 3
West Midlands - 4 £425 -
East Midlands - 2 £319 -
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 184 (78.30%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (62.13%) Cucumber
3 127 (54.04%) Selenium
4 126 (53.62%) BDD
5 114 (48.51%) Scrum
6 81 (34.47%) Java
7 79 (33.62%) TDD
8 68 (28.94%) Test Automation
9 64 (27.23%) SpecFlow
10 61 (25.96%) QA
11 56 (23.83%) C#
12 55 (23.40%) Web Services
12 55 (23.40%) JIRA
13 53 (22.55%) Ruby
14 48 (20.43%) Git (software)
15 47 (20.00%) JavaScript
16 45 (19.15%) .NET
17 44 (18.72%) Test Scripting
17 44 (18.72%) WebDriver
18 41 (17.45%) SQL
18 41 (17.45%) Microsoft
19 39 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
19 39 (16.60%) Jenkins
20 38 (16.17%) XML
21 34 (14.47%) CSS
21 34 (14.47%) Finance
22 33 (14.04%) HTML
23 32 (13.62%) Banking
23 32 (13.62%) Automation Testing
24 30 (12.77%) User Stories

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 16 (6.81%) Confluence
2 8 (3.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 8 (3.40%) Apache
3 6 (2.55%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.28%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.85%) CMS
6 2 (0.85%) JBoss
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.43%) IIS
7 1 (0.43%) Kentico
7 1 (0.43%) nginx
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.43%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (4.26%) MS Office
2 5 (2.13%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.85%) Mingle
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.13%) Magento
1 5 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (3.40%) Office 365
2 6 (2.55%) GitHub
3 5 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.85%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.43%) Force.com
7 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.83%) HTTP
2 4 (1.70%) SSH
3 3 (1.28%) Network Security
4 1 (0.43%) SSL
4 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.68%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.26%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.83%) MySQL
5 7 (2.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.13%) DB2
7 5 (2.13%) DbVisualizer
8 4 (1.70%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.85%) Big Data
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.85%) Redis
10 2 (0.85%) SimpleDB
10 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Navigator
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 146 (62.13%) Cucumber
2 127 (54.04%) Selenium
3 64 (27.23%) SpecFlow
4 55 (23.40%) JIRA
5 48 (20.43%) Git (software)
6 44 (18.72%) WebDriver
7 39 (16.60%) Jenkins
8 27 (11.49%) Protractor
8 27 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (11.06%) SoapUI
10 24 (10.21%) JUnit
11 17 (7.23%) Maven
12 15 (6.38%) Capybara
13 14 (5.96%) Visual Studio
14 13 (5.53%) NUnit
14 13 (5.53%) RSpec
14 13 (5.53%) Subversion
15 12 (5.11%) Appium
16 10 (4.26%) Calabash
16 10 (4.26%) Mockito
General
1 34 (14.47%) Finance
2 32 (13.62%) Banking
3 10 (4.26%) Retail
4 7 (2.98%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.55%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.55%) Marketing
5 6 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.13%) Electronics
7 3 (1.28%) Front Office
7 3 (1.28%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.85%) Publishing
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 87 (37.02%) Analyst
2 61 (25.96%) Developer
3 59 (25.11%) Test Analyst
4 55 (23.40%) Tester
5 42 (17.87%) Automation Test Analyst
6 32 (13.62%) Automation Tester
7 27 (11.49%) Business Analyst
7 27 (11.49%) Developer in Test
7 27 (11.49%) Java Developer
8 24 (10.21%) Test Automation Developer
9 20 (8.51%) Agile Business Analyst
9 20 (8.51%) Banking Analyst
10 17 (7.23%) QA Tester
11 15 (6.38%) Test Engineer
12 14 (5.96%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 14 (5.96%) Selenium Tester
12 14 (5.96%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (5.96%) Senior Test Analyst
13 12 (5.11%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
13 12 (5.11%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (23.40%) Web Services
2 45 (19.15%) .NET
3 38 (16.17%) XML
4 34 (14.47%) CSS
5 33 (14.04%) HTML
6 29 (12.34%) AngularJS
7 26 (11.06%) RESTful
8 24 (10.21%) ASP.NET
8 24 (10.21%) REST
9 23 (9.79%) jQuery
10 22 (9.36%) SOAP
11 19 (8.09%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (6.81%) JSON
12 16 (6.81%) Spring
13 15 (6.38%) HTML5
14 13 (5.53%) J2EE
15 11 (4.68%) Hibernate
15 11 (4.68%) Node.js
16 10 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 9 (3.83%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (5.53%) Mobile App
2 7 (2.98%) IVR
3 6 (2.55%) Wiki
4 5 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.13%) Smartcard
4 5 (2.13%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.70%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.28%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.85%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.85%) iPhone
7 2 (0.85%) User Experience
8 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.43%) iPad
8 1 (0.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.81%) Unix
2 8 (3.40%) Linux
3 6 (2.55%) Windows
4 4 (1.70%) Android
4 4 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.85%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (78.30%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (53.62%) BDD
3 114 (48.51%) Scrum
4 79 (33.62%) TDD
5 68 (28.94%) Test Automation
6 44 (18.72%) Test Scripting
7 39 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (13.62%) Automation Testing
9 30 (12.77%) Automated Testing
9 30 (12.77%) User Stories
10 27 (11.49%) Test Management
11 25 (10.64%) Kanban
12 24 (10.21%) OO
13 23 (9.79%) Functional Testing
14 17 (7.23%) Manual Testing
14 17 (7.23%) Microservices
15 14 (5.96%) Software Engineering
16 13 (5.53%) API Testing
16 13 (5.53%) Defect Management
16 13 (5.53%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 81 (34.47%) Java
2 56 (23.83%) C#
3 53 (22.55%) Ruby
4 47 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 41 (17.45%) SQL
6 12 (5.11%) Groovy
6 12 (5.11%) Python
7 6 (2.55%) PHP
7 6 (2.55%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.13%) Apple Swift
8 5 (2.13%) C++
8 5 (2.13%) Scala
9 4 (1.70%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.28%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.85%) C
11 2 (0.85%) Perl
12 1 (0.43%) Korn
12 1 (0.43%) VB
12 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (7.66%) ISEB
2 12 (5.11%) ISTQB
3 11 (4.68%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.83%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.55%) Degree
6 5 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (25.96%) QA
2 14 (5.96%) SDET
3 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.43%) FATCA
System Software
1 7 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.70%) Varnish
3 3 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.55%) Puppet
2 1 (0.43%) Grafana
2 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) Kibana
Vendors
1 41 (17.45%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.40%) hybris
3 7 (2.98%) Adobe
3 7 (2.98%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.55%) HP
4 6 (2.55%) Oracle
5 5 (2.13%) SAP
6 4 (1.70%) Apigee
6 4 (1.70%) ATG
6 4 (1.70%) IBM
7 3 (1.28%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.85%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.85%) Rally
8 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.85%) Solace
9 1 (0.43%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (0.43%) OpenLink
9 1 (0.43%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.43%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.43%) webMethods
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