Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 20 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 107 106
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 28 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.35% 0.26% 0.058%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.27% 0.94% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 1
Bristol median daily rate £425 £323 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.78% -19.38% -
South West median daily rate £433 £375 £348
% change year-on-year +15.33% +7.91% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West 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 Bristol with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 656 534 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 31.61% 28.16% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 358 372
Bristol median daily rate £413 £374 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.44% +6.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £287 £263
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Bristol median hourly rate £66.25 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% +42.86% -46.15%
10th Percentile £27.25 £21.70 £32.50
90th Percentile £128.75 £70.00 £37.50
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.11% +20.00% -11.76%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in Bristol

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in Bristol

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin in Bristol over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 28 (100.00%) Selenium
1 28 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 27 (96.43%) Test Automation
3 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (85.71%) Git (software)
5 15 (53.57%) C#
6 13 (46.43%) JUnit
6 13 (46.43%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (46.43%) NUnit
6 13 (46.43%) SpecFlow
7 12 (42.86%) API Testing
7 12 (42.86%) SQL
7 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
8 11 (39.29%) Finance
8 11 (39.29%) Java
8 11 (39.29%) Unix
8 11 (39.29%) Linux
8 11 (39.29%) Python
8 11 (39.29%) Migration
8 11 (39.29%) SDET
8 11 (39.29%) Front End Development
8 11 (39.29%) React
8 11 (39.29%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (39.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (28.57%) Scrum
12 7 (25.00%) Degree

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 28 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 28 (100.00%) Selenium
2 24 (85.71%) Git (software)
3 13 (46.43%) JUnit
3 13 (46.43%) NUnit
3 13 (46.43%) SpecFlow
4 9 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (21.43%) CruiseControl
5 6 (21.43%) Hudson
5 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 6 (21.43%) TeamCity
6 4 (14.29%) JMeter
7 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Advertising
3 6 (21.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
1 12 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 11 (39.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Test Automation Specialist
3 4 (14.29%) Test Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) React
2 6 (21.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (21.43%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (14.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
1 11 (39.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) Test Automation
2 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (46.43%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (42.86%) API Testing
5 11 (39.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 11 (39.29%) Front End Development
5 11 (39.29%) Migration
5 11 (39.29%) SDET
6 10 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (28.57%) Scrum
8 6 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
9 4 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
10 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Wealth Management
11 1 (3.57%) Agile Testing
11 1 (3.57%) BDD
11 1 (3.57%) Load Testing
11 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) C#
2 12 (42.86%) SQL
3 11 (39.29%) Java
3 11 (39.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Cadence
3 1 (3.57%) Cypress Semiconductor