Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 162 171
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 -
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.15% 0.21% 0.060%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 1.02% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
South East median daily rate £415 £440 £334
% change year-on-year -5.68% +31.84% -4.64%
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 916 879 967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.26% 20.60% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 522 615
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £276 £250
90th Percentile £541 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.19% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 28
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.00 £21.06 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.98% -43.48% +96.05%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.25 £12.93
90th Percentile £44.88 £50.00 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%

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 21 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
Reading +3 2 £400 +6.67%
Newbury - 2 - -
Gherkin
South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
3 4 (66.67%) SpecFlow
4 3 (50.00%) Selenium
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) DevOps
5 2 (33.33%) PrimeFaces
5 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (33.33%) User Experience
5 2 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (33.33%) Skype
5 2 (33.33%) Apache TomEE
5 2 (33.33%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (33.33%) SOA
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (33.33%) MySQL
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) JUnit
5 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (33.33%) EJB

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Apache TomEE
1 2 (33.33%) Confluence
1 2 (33.33%) GlassFish
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Google App Engine
1 2 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (33.33%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (16.67%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (33.33%) Artifactory
4 2 (33.33%) Bitbucket
4 2 (33.33%) FishEye
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (33.33%) jMock
4 2 (33.33%) JUnit
4 2 (33.33%) Maven
4 2 (33.33%) Mockito
4 2 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Application Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Developer in Test
2 1 (16.67%) Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (33.33%) EJB
1 2 (33.33%) Facelets
1 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (33.33%) Java EE
1 2 (33.33%) JPA
1 2 (33.33%) JSF
1 2 (33.33%) JSP
1 2 (33.33%) PrimeFaces
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) RichFaces
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Vaadin
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) SOA
3 2 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) UML
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Google
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat