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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 35 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.08% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.11% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year -17.64% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Gherkin is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 73 70 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 26.35% 22.95% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 47 58
Median daily rate £318 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.44% -7.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Gherkin as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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
Bedford - 3 £450 -
Gherkin
East of England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Ruby
2 8 (88.89%) Python
2 8 (88.89%) Cucumber
2 8 (88.89%) Xamarin
2 8 (88.89%) Mobile App
2 8 (88.89%) Appium
3 7 (77.78%) Calabash
3 7 (77.78%) API Testing
3 7 (77.78%) BDD
3 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
4 6 (66.67%) QA
4 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (66.67%) Automation Testing
4 6 (66.67%) SDET
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Android
5 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) Validation
6 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) JIRA
6 1 (11.11%) NUnit
6 1 (11.11%) Subversion
6 1 (11.11%) SoapUI

Gherkin
Top Related 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 8 (88.89%) Appium
1 8 (88.89%) Cucumber
2 7 (77.78%) Calabash
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) NUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Applications Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Android Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Android Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
1 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) API Testing
2 7 (77.78%) BDD
2 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
3 6 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Python
1 8 (88.89%) Ruby
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
1 6 (66.67%) SDET
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Xamarin