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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 506 535 556
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +21
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 141 105 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.92% 0.70% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 64 60
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £243 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
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
15346 14936 15049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 26.76% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10732 9653 9838
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 204 208
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.37 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

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 3 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 3 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 +16 133 £400 +7.38% 17
London -4 83 £423 -0.58% 11
South East -9 18 £400 +33.33% 1
City of London +29 14 £406 -4.41% 2
East of England +13 10 £325 - 2
Yorkshire +5 5 £319 -8.92%
South West - 5 £345 - 2
West Midlands - 5 £400 -
North West -5 4 £438 +36.71% 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £319 -
West Sussex - 4 £456 -
Peterborough - 4 £325 -
Berkshire -1 3 £378 +37.27%
Manchester -5 3 £450 +40.62% 1
Hampshire -10 3 £400 +7.38% 1
Edinburgh -13 3 £310 -8.14%
Scotland -19 3 £310 -8.14% 3
Norfolk - 3 £310 -
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
Brighton - 3 £350 -
Norwich - 3 £310 -
Leeds - 3 £319 -
Worthing - 2 £531 -
Leicester - 2 £319 -
Leicestershire - 2 £319 -
East Midlands - 2 £319 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £344 - 2
Coventry - 2 £400 -
Essex - 2 £410 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 243 (79.15%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (65.15%) Cucumber
3 158 (51.47%) BDD
4 152 (49.51%) Selenium
5 139 (45.28%) Scrum
6 105 (34.20%) TDD
7 99 (32.25%) Ruby
8 87 (28.34%) QA
8 87 (28.34%) SpecFlow
9 85 (27.69%) Test Automation
10 84 (27.36%) Java
11 77 (25.08%) C#
12 76 (24.76%) JIRA
13 67 (21.82%) Web Services
14 65 (21.17%) .NET
14 65 (21.17%) Microsoft
15 60 (19.54%) Git (software)
16 58 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
17 54 (17.59%) Jenkins
18 51 (16.61%) JavaScript
18 51 (16.61%) Test Scripting
19 48 (15.64%) WebDriver
20 47 (15.31%) Capybara
21 45 (14.66%) Automated Testing
22 42 (13.68%) Functional Testing
23 40 (13.03%) OO
24 39 (12.70%) CSS
25 38 (12.38%) Kanban
26 37 (12.05%) Automation Testing
26 37 (12.05%) HTML

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 (6.84%) Confluence
2 11 (3.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 10 (3.26%) Node.js
4 8 (2.61%) Apache
5 5 (1.63%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.30%) CMS
6 4 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.30%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.65%) WordPress
8 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.33%) JBoss
8 1 (0.33%) Jetty
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (7.17%) MS Office
2 6 (1.95%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.33%) Mingle
3 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.93%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.98%) Magento
3 3 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.98%) Sonata
3 3 (0.98%) Tercero
4 1 (0.33%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.51%) Office 365
2 14 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.63%) GitHub
5 4 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.65%) IaaS
8 1 (0.33%) Force.com
8 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.23%) Internet
2 8 (2.61%) HTTP
3 2 (0.65%) SSH
4 1 (0.33%) Network Security
4 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.58%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (3.26%) NoSQL
3 10 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.93%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.95%) MySQL
5 6 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.98%) DB2
7 3 (0.98%) DbVisualizer
7 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.98%) Redis
7 3 (0.98%) SimpleDB
8 2 (0.65%) Big Data
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 200 (65.15%) Cucumber
2 152 (49.51%) Selenium
3 87 (28.34%) SpecFlow
4 76 (24.76%) JIRA
5 60 (19.54%) Git (software)
6 54 (17.59%) Jenkins
7 48 (15.64%) WebDriver
8 47 (15.31%) Capybara
9 30 (9.77%) Protractor
10 26 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (8.14%) SoapUI
12 24 (7.82%) JUnit
13 23 (7.49%) NUnit
13 23 (7.49%) Subversion
14 19 (6.19%) HP UFT
15 18 (5.86%) Maven
15 18 (5.86%) Visual Studio
16 16 (5.21%) RSpec
17 14 (4.56%) Mockito
18 13 (4.23%) Moq
General
1 34 (11.07%) Finance
2 27 (8.79%) Banking
3 10 (3.26%) Retail
4 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.30%) Law
4 4 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.30%) Marketing
4 4 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.98%) Electronics
5 3 (0.98%) Publishing
5 3 (0.98%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.65%) Back Office
6 2 (0.65%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 116 (37.79%) Analyst
2 89 (28.99%) Test Analyst
3 77 (25.08%) Developer
4 59 (19.22%) Tester
5 52 (16.94%) Automation Test Analyst
6 36 (11.73%) Developer in Test
7 33 (10.75%) Java Developer
8 27 (8.79%) Test Automation Developer
9 25 (8.14%) Business Analyst
10 24 (7.82%) Automation Tester
11 18 (5.86%) Lead Test Analyst
11 18 (5.86%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (5.86%) Test Engineer
12 16 (5.21%) Banking Analyst
12 16 (5.21%) Senior Test Analyst
13 15 (4.89%) Agile Business Analyst
13 15 (4.89%) QA Tester
14 14 (4.56%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
14 14 (4.56%) Test Automation Engineer
15 12 (3.91%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (21.82%) Web Services
2 65 (21.17%) .NET
3 39 (12.70%) CSS
4 37 (12.05%) HTML
5 36 (11.73%) XML
6 33 (10.75%) ASP.NET
6 33 (10.75%) RESTful
7 28 (9.12%) AngularJS
8 27 (8.79%) jQuery
9 23 (7.49%) REST
10 20 (6.51%) HTML5
11 19 (6.19%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (5.54%) .NET Framework
12 17 (5.54%) JSON
13 16 (5.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (5.21%) Spring
14 15 (4.89%) SOAP
15 14 (4.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (3.58%) Ruby on Rails
16 11 (3.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.23%) Client/Server
2 12 (3.91%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.26%) IVR
5 8 (2.61%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.61%) Smartcard
6 7 (2.28%) Wiki
7 6 (1.95%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.30%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.30%) User Experience
8 4 (1.30%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.30%) W3C
9 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.65%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.65%) Derivative
10 2 (0.65%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.65%) Fintech
10 2 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.33%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.89%) Unix
2 11 (3.58%) Windows
3 9 (2.93%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.61%) Android
4 8 (2.61%) Linux
5 2 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (79.15%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (51.47%) BDD
3 139 (45.28%) Scrum
4 105 (34.20%) TDD
5 85 (27.69%) Test Automation
6 58 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (16.61%) Test Scripting
8 45 (14.66%) Automated Testing
9 42 (13.68%) Functional Testing
10 40 (13.03%) OO
11 38 (12.38%) Kanban
12 37 (12.05%) Automation Testing
13 35 (11.40%) Manual Testing
14 32 (10.42%) Test Management
14 32 (10.42%) User Stories
15 27 (8.79%) MVC
16 26 (8.47%) E-Commerce
17 24 (7.82%) Software Engineering
18 21 (6.84%) ITIL
18 21 (6.84%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (32.25%) Ruby
2 84 (27.36%) Java
3 77 (25.08%) C#
4 51 (16.61%) JavaScript
5 37 (12.05%) SQL
6 13 (4.23%) Python
7 10 (3.26%) Groovy
8 6 (1.95%) Scala
9 5 (1.63%) C++
9 5 (1.63%) PHP
9 5 (1.63%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.30%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.30%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.30%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.65%) C
12 2 (0.65%) Perl
12 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.33%) AWK
13 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (10.75%) ISEB
2 27 (8.79%) ISTQB
3 20 (6.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (4.23%) Security Cleared
5 12 (3.91%) Degree
6 7 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (28.34%) QA
2 16 (5.21%) SDET
3 9 (2.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.98%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (5.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.26%) Varnish
3 3 (0.98%) Docker
4 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.65%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (2.28%) Puppet
2 5 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (21.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.58%) Adobe
3 10 (3.26%) Atlassian
4 7 (2.28%) Oracle
5 6 (1.95%) HP
6 5 (1.63%) hybris
7 4 (1.30%) ATG
7 4 (1.30%) SAP
8 3 (0.98%) Avaloq
8 3 (0.98%) IBM
8 3 (0.98%) Rally
8 3 (0.98%) SaltStack
8 3 (0.98%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.33%) Apigee
10 1 (0.33%) OpenLink
10 1 (0.33%) Perforce
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