The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 44 51 56
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 10 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.68% 0.52% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.85% 2.21% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £369 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
146 136 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.54% 23.41% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 80 106
Median daily rate £338 £375 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +13.23%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Gherkin across the Hertfordshire region.

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Rickmansworth - 5 £310 -
Watford +3 4 £425 - 3
Gherkin
East of England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 26 (100.00%) Java
1 26 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (96.15%) Selenium
2 25 (96.15%) WebDriver
3 23 (88.46%) BDD
4 21 (80.77%) ATDD
5 19 (73.08%) SoapUI
5 19 (73.08%) JBehave
6 18 (69.23%) Git (software)
6 18 (69.23%) JIRA
7 17 (65.38%) Test Automation
7 17 (65.38%) Scrum
7 17 (65.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (61.54%) Non-Functional Testing
8 16 (61.54%) Automation Testing
8 16 (61.54%) Kanban
8 16 (61.54%) Open Source
9 15 (57.69%) Software Testing
9 15 (57.69%) Spring
10 14 (53.85%) Maven
10 14 (53.85%) JUnit
10 14 (53.85%) Tomcat
10 14 (53.85%) RESTful
11 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (50.00%) TDD
12 12 (46.15%) Finance
12 12 (46.15%) Confluence
12 12 (46.15%) QA
12 12 (46.15%) Atlassian

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 14 (53.85%) Tomcat
2 12 (46.15%) Confluence
3 4 (15.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (7.69%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) DB2
1 4 (15.38%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 26 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 25 (96.15%) Selenium
2 25 (96.15%) WebDriver
3 19 (73.08%) JBehave
3 19 (73.08%) SoapUI
4 18 (69.23%) Git (software)
4 18 (69.23%) JIRA
5 14 (53.85%) JUnit
5 14 (53.85%) Maven
6 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
7 9 (34.62%) TeamCity
8 8 (30.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (30.77%) JMeter
9 7 (26.92%) FitNesse
9 7 (26.92%) NUnit
10 6 (23.08%) Robot Framework
11 5 (19.23%) Mockito
11 5 (19.23%) Moq
12 4 (15.38%) Appium
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Automation Tester
1 14 (53.85%) Tester
2 7 (26.92%) Java Automation Tester
2 7 (26.92%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 7 (26.92%) Selenium Tester
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Developer in Test
4 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Automation Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.85%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Agile Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) Spring
2 14 (53.85%) RESTful
3 7 (26.92%) Hibernate
4 4 (15.38%) HTML
4 4 (15.38%) J2EE
4 4 (15.38%) Web Services
4 4 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Unix
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (88.46%) BDD
3 21 (80.77%) ATDD
4 17 (65.38%) Continuous Delivery
4 17 (65.38%) Scrum
4 17 (65.38%) Test Automation
5 16 (61.54%) Automation Testing
5 16 (61.54%) Kanban
5 16 (61.54%) Non-Functional Testing
5 16 (61.54%) Open Source
6 15 (57.69%) Software Testing
7 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (50.00%) TDD
8 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
8 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
9 9 (34.62%) Automated Testing
9 9 (34.62%) Functional Testing
9 9 (34.62%) System Testing
10 8 (30.77%) Regression Testing
11 7 (26.92%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) QA
2 4 (15.38%) SDET
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Atlassian
2 4 (15.38%) hybris
2 4 (15.38%) IBM