Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Gherkin skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Gherkin over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Gherkin
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 54 -
Rank change year-on-year -12 - -
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.59% 1.12% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.44% 5.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - -
East of England median daily rate £350 £413 -
% change year-on-year -15.15% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

Gherkin is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 164 133 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 24.19% 21.35% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 96 82
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £321 £250 £281
90th Percentile £571 £522 £606
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% -
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Gherkin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in Bedfordshire

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in Bedfordshire

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford 0 3 £400 -11.11%
Luton - 1 £463 -
Gherkin
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Android
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (75.00%) Calabash
2 3 (75.00%) SDET
3 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (50.00%) Xamarin
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Calabash
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby Automation Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) SDET
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Xamarin