Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 17 October 2018 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 159 166
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 +11
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 5 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.13% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.71% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 10
Berkshire median daily rate £288 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.13% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £263 £400 £295
90th Percentile £321 £400 £400
South East median daily rate £428 £415 £440
% change year-on-year +3.01% -5.68% +35.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East 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 Berkshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,041 851 1,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.45% 21.26% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 511 612
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.56%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 33
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.24% +164.00% -65.03%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.90 £45.40 £41.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +11.56%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in Berkshire

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in Berkshire

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. 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
Reading -9 4 £288 -28.13% 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Gherkin
South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) API Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA
5 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Maven
5 1 (20.00%) Statistics
5 1 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (20.00%) VBScript

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (20.00%) Ant
4 1 (20.00%) AnthillPro
4 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (20.00%) GitLab
4 1 (20.00%) Gradle
4 1 (20.00%) Hudson
4 1 (20.00%) Introscope
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) JMeter
4 1 (20.00%) JProfiler
4 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (20.00%) Maven
4 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Software Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (20.00%) SOA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) API Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) ATDD
4 1 (20.00%) Case Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Apigee
2 1 (20.00%) AppDynamics
2 1 (20.00%) Cloudera
2 1 (20.00%) Dynatrace
2 1 (20.00%) MapR
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft