The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 507 529 560
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +31
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 134 109 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 0.75% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 62 54
Median daily rate £400 £366 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £277 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
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 across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14889 14604 14477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 26.95% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10557 9592 9635
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
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 172 201 174
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.00 £17.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.53 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Gherkin as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +9 127 £400 +8.10% 23
London +4 71 £425 +6.58% 8
South East -12 21 £389 +11.07% 4
East of England +18 12 £323 - 1
City of London +40 10 £400 +14.28% 1
Berkshire -2 7 £355 +1.42% 2
South West - 7 £345 - 8
West Midlands - 6 £425 -
Yorkshire +1 5 £319 -8.92%
West Yorkshire +1 5 £319 -8.92%
Reading -9 4 £350 - 1
Hampshire -11 4 £438 +17.44% 1
Leeds - 4 £319 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £363 - 6
Peterborough - 4 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £325 -
Wales +7 3 £481 +13.23%
South Wales +1 3 £481 +37.50%
Cardiff - 3 £481 -
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
West Sussex - 3 £463 -
Coventry - 3 £425 -
Brighton - 3 £350 -
Norwich - 3 £310 -
Essex - 3 £320 -
Norfolk - 3 £310 -
Worthing - 2 £463 -
Leicestershire - 2 £319 -
Southampton - 2 £488 -
Leicester - 2 £319 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 213 (78.60%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (60.89%) Cucumber
3 149 (54.98%) Selenium
4 145 (53.51%) BDD
5 124 (45.76%) Scrum
6 86 (31.73%) TDD
7 82 (30.26%) Java
8 80 (29.52%) QA
9 77 (28.41%) Test Automation
10 76 (28.04%) SpecFlow
11 70 (25.83%) Ruby
12 69 (25.46%) JIRA
13 66 (24.35%) C#
14 55 (20.30%) Web Services
15 52 (19.19%) .NET
16 51 (18.82%) Test Scripting
17 50 (18.45%) WebDriver
18 49 (18.08%) Git (software)
19 48 (17.71%) Jenkins
19 48 (17.71%) Microsoft
20 46 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
21 42 (15.50%) JavaScript
22 39 (14.39%) XML
23 38 (14.02%) SQL
23 38 (14.02%) Automated Testing
23 38 (14.02%) Functional Testing
24 34 (12.55%) User Stories
24 34 (12.55%) Test Management
24 34 (12.55%) HTML
24 34 (12.55%) CSS

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills 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 21 (7.75%) Confluence
2 10 (3.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 10 (3.69%) Apache
2 10 (3.69%) Node.js
3 6 (2.21%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.48%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.74%) JBoss
6 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.37%) CMS
7 1 (0.37%) Jetty
7 1 (0.37%) nginx
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (4.06%) MS Office
2 4 (1.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Mingle
3 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Magento
1 5 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.11%) Sonata
2 3 (1.11%) Tercero
3 1 (0.37%) Endur
3 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.32%) Office 365
2 5 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.85%) GitHub
2 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (0.74%) IaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Force.com
5 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.85%) HTTP
2 4 (1.48%) SSH
3 2 (0.74%) Internet
3 2 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.37%) Network Security
4 1 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.32%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.95%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.58%) MySQL
5 6 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.85%) DB2
6 5 (1.85%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (1.48%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.74%) Big Data
9 2 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.74%) Redis
9 2 (0.74%) SimpleDB
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 165 (60.89%) Cucumber
2 149 (54.98%) Selenium
3 76 (28.04%) SpecFlow
4 69 (25.46%) JIRA
5 50 (18.45%) WebDriver
6 49 (18.08%) Git (software)
7 48 (17.71%) Jenkins
8 33 (12.18%) Capybara
9 32 (11.81%) Protractor
10 29 (10.70%) SoapUI
11 26 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (8.12%) JUnit
13 19 (7.01%) Subversion
14 18 (6.64%) HP UFT
14 18 (6.64%) Maven
15 16 (5.90%) Visual Studio
16 15 (5.54%) NUnit
17 14 (5.17%) RSpec
18 12 (4.43%) Mockito
19 11 (4.06%) Appium
General
1 33 (12.18%) Finance
2 30 (11.07%) Banking
3 12 (4.43%) Retail
4 6 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.21%) Marketing
4 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.85%) Electronics
6 4 (1.48%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.48%) Law
7 3 (1.11%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.74%) Front Office
8 2 (0.74%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 97 (35.79%) Analyst
2 71 (26.20%) Test Analyst
3 70 (25.83%) Developer
4 60 (22.14%) Tester
5 50 (18.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 34 (12.55%) Developer in Test
7 31 (11.44%) Java Developer
8 30 (11.07%) Automation Tester
9 26 (9.59%) Test Automation Developer
10 25 (9.23%) Business Analyst
11 18 (6.64%) Banking Analyst
12 17 (6.27%) Test Engineer
13 16 (5.90%) Agile Business Analyst
13 16 (5.90%) Senior Analyst
13 16 (5.90%) Senior Test Analyst
14 15 (5.54%) QA Tester
14 15 (5.54%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 15 (5.54%) Selenium Tester
15 14 (5.17%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
16 12 (4.43%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (20.30%) Web Services
2 52 (19.19%) .NET
3 39 (14.39%) XML
4 34 (12.55%) CSS
4 34 (12.55%) HTML
5 26 (9.59%) AngularJS
6 25 (9.23%) ASP.NET
6 25 (9.23%) RESTful
7 24 (8.86%) REST
8 23 (8.49%) jQuery
9 21 (7.75%) SOAP
10 19 (7.01%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (7.01%) JSON
11 16 (5.90%) HTML5
12 15 (5.54%) Spring
13 13 (4.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (4.43%) .NET Framework
14 12 (4.43%) J2EE
15 11 (4.06%) Ruby on Rails
16 10 (3.69%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.80%) Mobile App
2 12 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.32%) IVR
4 7 (2.58%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.58%) Smartcard
5 6 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.21%) Wiki
6 4 (1.48%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.74%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.74%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.74%) iPhone
8 2 (0.74%) User Experience
9 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.37%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.54%) Unix
2 12 (4.43%) Linux
3 7 (2.58%) Windows
4 3 (1.11%) Android
4 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (78.60%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (53.51%) BDD
3 124 (45.76%) Scrum
4 86 (31.73%) TDD
5 77 (28.41%) Test Automation
6 51 (18.82%) Test Scripting
7 46 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (14.02%) Automated Testing
8 38 (14.02%) Functional Testing
9 34 (12.55%) Test Management
9 34 (12.55%) User Stories
10 33 (12.18%) Automation Testing
10 33 (12.18%) Manual Testing
11 25 (9.23%) Kanban
11 25 (9.23%) OO
12 21 (7.75%) Defect Management
13 19 (7.01%) Software Testing
14 18 (6.64%) API Testing
15 17 (6.27%) E-Commerce
15 17 (6.27%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 82 (30.26%) Java
2 70 (25.83%) Ruby
3 66 (24.35%) C#
4 42 (15.50%) JavaScript
5 38 (14.02%) SQL
6 11 (4.06%) Groovy
6 11 (4.06%) Python
7 7 (2.58%) Scala
8 6 (2.21%) C++
9 5 (1.85%) Apple Swift
9 5 (1.85%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.11%) C
10 3 (1.11%) PHP
10 3 (1.11%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.11%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.11%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.74%) Perl
11 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.37%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.37%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 31 (11.44%) ISEB
2 27 (9.96%) ISTQB
3 18 (6.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (4.80%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.69%) Degree
6 8 (2.95%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (29.52%) QA
2 14 (5.17%) SDET
3 5 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (2.95%) Active Directory
1 8 (2.95%) Varnish
2 3 (1.11%) Docker
3 2 (0.74%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (2.58%) Puppet
2 5 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.37%) Grafana
3 1 (0.37%) Kibana
Vendors
1 48 (17.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.32%) Adobe
2 9 (3.32%) Atlassian
3 8 (2.95%) HP
4 7 (2.58%) hybris
4 7 (2.58%) Oracle
5 6 (2.21%) SAP
6 5 (1.85%) IBM
7 4 (1.48%) ATG
8 3 (1.11%) Avaloq
8 3 (1.11%) IBM Sterling
8 3 (1.11%) Rally
8 3 (1.11%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.74%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.37%) Apigee
10 1 (0.37%) Google
10 1 (0.37%) OpenLink
10 1 (0.37%) webMethods
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