Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 110 104
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 -4
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 37 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.70% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.21% 0.89% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 3 2
Bristol median daily rate £350 £345 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -15.85% +10.81%
10th Percentile £273 £309 £401
90th Percentile £488 £350 £427
South West median daily rate £375 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -6.25% +11.11% +2.86%
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 710 559 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 32.61% 28.39% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 384 353
Bristol median daily rate £415 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% - -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £273
90th Percentile £550 £513 £535
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 2
Bristol median hourly rate £58.50 £47.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.16% +24.18% -25.37%
10th Percentile £33.00 £22.90 £33.23
90th Percentile £69.75 £56.13 £42.68
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £44.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.56% +19.33% -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 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in Bristol

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 35 (94.59%) Cucumber
2 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (91.89%) Selenium
3 33 (89.19%) Test Automation
4 28 (75.68%) Git (software)
5 21 (56.76%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (56.76%) C#
6 17 (45.95%) JUnit
6 17 (45.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (45.95%) NUnit
7 16 (43.24%) SpecFlow
7 16 (43.24%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (37.84%) React
8 14 (37.84%) Amazon AWS
8 14 (37.84%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (37.84%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 14 (37.84%) Java
8 14 (37.84%) SQL
9 13 (35.14%) Linux
9 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
10 12 (32.43%) Finance
10 12 (32.43%) API Testing
11 11 (29.73%) SDET
11 11 (29.73%) Front End Development
11 11 (29.73%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (29.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 11 (29.73%) Unix
11 11 (29.73%) Migration
11 11 (29.73%) Scrum
11 11 (29.73%) Python

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 14 (37.84%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.11%) npm
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) GIS
1 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 35 (94.59%) Cucumber
2 34 (91.89%) Selenium
3 28 (75.68%) Git (software)
4 17 (45.95%) JUnit
4 17 (45.95%) NUnit
4 17 (45.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (43.24%) SpecFlow
6 14 (37.84%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 9 (24.32%) Jenkins
8 6 (16.22%) CruiseControl
8 6 (16.22%) Hudson
8 6 (16.22%) JMeter
8 6 (16.22%) TeamCity
9 3 (8.11%) JIRA
9 3 (8.11%) Redmine
9 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
10 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
11 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
11 1 (2.70%) TestComplete
11 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Advertising
3 6 (16.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
1 14 (37.84%) Test Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Test Automation Specialist
3 5 (13.51%) Test Specialist
3 5 (13.51%) Tester
4 4 (10.81%) Automation Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Software Team Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.70%) Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) React
2 7 (18.92%) .NET
3 3 (8.11%) Middleware
3 3 (8.11%) Node.js
3 3 (8.11%) RESTful
4 2 (5.41%) SOAP
5 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (29.73%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (21.62%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (10.81%) Fintech
5 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Linux
2 11 (29.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (89.19%) Test Automation
3 21 (56.76%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (37.84%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (32.43%) API Testing
6 11 (29.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 11 (29.73%) Front End Development
6 11 (29.73%) Migration
6 11 (29.73%) Scrum
6 11 (29.73%) SDET
7 6 (16.22%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (16.22%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
8 5 (13.51%) BDD
9 3 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (8.11%) Epics
9 3 (8.11%) Functional Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Microservices
9 3 (8.11%) Planning Poker
9 3 (8.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) C#
2 14 (37.84%) Java
2 14 (37.84%) SQL
3 11 (29.73%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Ansible
1 3 (8.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) Cadence
3 1 (2.70%) Cypress Semiconductor