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 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 525 522 560
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +38
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 118 119 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% 0.77% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 75 49
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £484 £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 - - -

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
15063 15371 15061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.38% 27.49% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10626 10275 9847
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 213 213
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 £17.86 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend

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 26 June 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 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
England -2 102 £400 +6.66% 20
London -9 49 £425 +4.93% 12
South East +5 20 £400 +14.28% 1
City of London +35 9 £395 +12.85% 2
Wales +29 9 £475 +35.71% 1
South Wales +27 9 £475 +35.71% 1
Cardiff - 9 £475 - 1
Berkshire -6 8 £360 +2.85% 1
Yorkshire -5 7 £319 +6.25% 1
East of England +15 6 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire +6 6 £319 +6.25% 1
Reading 0 6 £360 +2.85% 1
Leeds -4 6 £319 +6.25% 1
Hampshire -8 5 £450 +20.80%
North West -11 5 £400 +25.00% 2
North East - 5 - -
South West - 4 £341 - 3
West Midlands - 4 £425 -
Manchester -12 3 £425 +32.81%
Scotland -12 3 - -
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
West Sussex - 3 £475 -
Coventry - 3 £425 -
Worthing - 3 £475 -
Brighton - 3 £350 -
Edinburgh -15 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £325 -
Essex - 2 £400 -
Peterborough - 2 £325 -
Leicester - 2 £319 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 207 (79.62%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (60.38%) Cucumber
3 147 (56.54%) BDD
4 144 (55.38%) Selenium
5 123 (47.31%) Scrum
6 90 (34.62%) Java
7 88 (33.85%) TDD
8 77 (29.62%) Test Automation
9 71 (27.31%) SpecFlow
10 70 (26.92%) QA
11 62 (23.85%) C#
12 60 (23.08%) JIRA
13 58 (22.31%) Web Services
14 54 (20.77%) .NET
15 53 (20.38%) Ruby
16 52 (20.00%) JavaScript
16 52 (20.00%) Git (software)
16 52 (20.00%) WebDriver
17 48 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
17 48 (18.46%) Test Scripting
18 47 (18.08%) Jenkins
19 44 (16.92%) Microsoft
20 42 (16.15%) SQL
21 40 (15.38%) Finance
22 38 (14.62%) HTML
22 38 (14.62%) XML
22 38 (14.62%) CSS
23 36 (13.85%) User Stories
24 33 (12.69%) Automation Testing
24 33 (12.69%) Banking

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 16 (6.15%) Confluence
2 11 (4.23%) Apache
3 8 (3.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (3.08%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.15%) JBoss
5 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.77%) CMS
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) Kentico
7 1 (0.38%) nginx
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.38%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (3.85%) MS Office
2 5 (1.92%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.77%) Mingle
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Magento
1 5 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (3.08%) Office 365
2 6 (2.31%) GitHub
3 5 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.38%) Force.com
7 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.85%) HTTP
2 4 (1.54%) SSH
3 3 (1.15%) Network Security
4 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.38%) MongoDB
3 13 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 12 (4.62%) MySQL
5 7 (2.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (2.31%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.92%) DB2
7 5 (1.92%) DbVisualizer
8 4 (1.54%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.15%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.77%) Big Data
10 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.77%) Redis
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 157 (60.38%) Cucumber
2 144 (55.38%) Selenium
3 71 (27.31%) SpecFlow
4 60 (23.08%) JIRA
5 52 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 52 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 47 (18.08%) Jenkins
7 27 (10.38%) JUnit
7 27 (10.38%) Protractor
7 27 (10.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (10.00%) SoapUI
9 18 (6.92%) Maven
9 18 (6.92%) Visual Studio
10 16 (6.15%) NUnit
11 15 (5.77%) Capybara
12 13 (5.00%) RSpec
12 13 (5.00%) Subversion
13 12 (4.62%) Appium
14 10 (3.85%) Calabash
14 10 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (15.38%) Finance
2 33 (12.69%) Banking
3 10 (3.85%) Retail
4 7 (2.69%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.31%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.31%) Marketing
5 6 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.92%) Electronics
7 3 (1.15%) Front Office
7 3 (1.15%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.77%) Publishing
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 96 (36.92%) Analyst
2 67 (25.77%) Developer
3 64 (24.62%) Test Analyst
4 56 (21.54%) Tester
5 46 (17.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 32 (12.31%) Automation Tester
7 31 (11.92%) Business Analyst
8 30 (11.54%) Java Developer
9 27 (10.38%) Developer in Test
10 24 (9.23%) Test Automation Developer
11 22 (8.46%) Agile Business Analyst
12 20 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
13 19 (7.31%) Test Engineer
14 18 (6.92%) QA Tester
15 14 (5.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 14 (5.38%) Selenium Tester
15 14 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (5.38%) Senior Test Analyst
16 13 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
17 12 (4.62%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (22.31%) Web Services
2 54 (20.77%) .NET
3 38 (14.62%) CSS
3 38 (14.62%) HTML
3 38 (14.62%) XML
4 32 (12.31%) AngularJS
5 29 (11.15%) RESTful
6 27 (10.38%) ASP.NET
7 26 (10.00%) jQuery
8 25 (9.62%) REST
9 23 (8.85%) SOAP
10 22 (8.46%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (6.92%) HTML5
12 17 (6.54%) JSON
13 16 (6.15%) Spring
14 13 (5.00%) J2EE
15 12 (4.62%) .NET Framework
15 12 (4.62%) Hibernate
16 11 (4.23%) Node.js
17 10 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (2.69%) IVR
3 6 (2.31%) Wiki
4 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.92%) Smartcard
4 5 (1.92%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.54%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.15%) AS400
6 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.15%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.77%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.77%) iPhone
7 2 (0.77%) User Experience
8 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.38%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.15%) Unix
2 12 (4.62%) Linux
3 6 (2.31%) Windows
4 4 (1.54%) Android
4 4 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.77%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (79.62%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (56.54%) BDD
3 123 (47.31%) Scrum
4 88 (33.85%) TDD
5 77 (29.62%) Test Automation
6 48 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (18.46%) Test Scripting
7 36 (13.85%) User Stories
8 33 (12.69%) Automation Testing
9 30 (11.54%) Automated Testing
9 30 (11.54%) Test Management
10 28 (10.77%) Functional Testing
11 27 (10.38%) OO
12 25 (9.62%) Kanban
13 18 (6.92%) E-Commerce
13 18 (6.92%) Manual Testing
14 17 (6.54%) Microservices
15 16 (6.15%) API Testing
15 16 (6.15%) Defect Management
16 15 (5.77%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 90 (34.62%) Java
2 62 (23.85%) C#
3 53 (20.38%) Ruby
4 52 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 42 (16.15%) SQL
6 12 (4.62%) Groovy
6 12 (4.62%) Python
7 8 (3.08%) C++
8 7 (2.69%) Scala
9 6 (2.31%) PHP
9 6 (2.31%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.92%) Apple Swift
10 5 (1.92%) C
11 4 (1.54%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.54%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.15%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.77%) Perl
14 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (8.08%) ISEB
2 12 (4.62%) ISTQB
3 11 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.46%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.08%) Degree
5 8 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (26.92%) QA
2 15 (5.77%) SDET
3 3 (1.15%) WCAG
4 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.38%) FATCA
System Software
1 7 (2.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.54%) Varnish
3 3 (1.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.31%) Puppet
2 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.38%) Ansible
3 1 (0.38%) Grafana
3 1 (0.38%) Kibana
Vendors
1 44 (16.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.46%) HP
3 8 (3.08%) hybris
4 7 (2.69%) Adobe
4 7 (2.69%) Atlassian
4 7 (2.69%) Oracle
5 6 (2.31%) IBM
6 5 (1.92%) SAP
7 4 (1.54%) Apigee
7 4 (1.54%) ATG
8 3 (1.15%) IBM Sterling
8 3 (1.15%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.77%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.77%) Rally
9 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.77%) Solace
10 1 (0.38%) Google
10 1 (0.38%) OpenLink
10 1 (0.38%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.38%) webMethods
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