Period
to 25 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 25 March 2019 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 223 215 216
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 -10
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 26 40 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.56% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.01% 1.49% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 37 12
City of London median daily rate £454 £525 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.52% +14.13% +8.24%
10th Percentile £322 £373 £400
90th Percentile £620 £631 £610
Central London median daily rate £454 £510 £450
% change year-on-year -10.98% +13.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,570 2,690 2,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.24% 37.83% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,082 2,277 1,858
City of London median daily rate £525 £520 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +6.67% +2.63%
10th Percentile £406 £363 £328
90th Percentile £675 £675 £644
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 2
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -30.42% -29.08%
10th Percentile £16.25 £21.25 £26.21
90th Percentile £56.50 £63.65 £36.56
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year +62.79% -30.42% -29.08%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Gherkin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in the City of London

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in the City of London

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in the City of London

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the City of London region over the 6 months to 25 March 2019. 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
Moorgate - 4 £400 -
Gherkin
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 19 (73.08%) Test Automation
2 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Selenium
3 13 (50.00%) Finance
4 12 (46.15%) SpecFlow
5 10 (38.46%) Cucumber
5 10 (38.46%) BDD
5 10 (38.46%) SQL
6 9 (34.62%) C#
6 9 (34.62%) Scrum
6 9 (34.62%) WebDriver
6 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
6 9 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (30.77%) Acceptance Criteria
7 8 (30.77%) Performance Testing
8 7 (26.92%) Kanban
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
8 7 (26.92%) SDLC
8 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
9 6 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
9 6 (23.08%) QA
9 6 (23.08%) JIRA
9 6 (23.08%) Java
9 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
10 5 (19.23%) .NET
10 5 (19.23%) SOAP

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) CMS
1 1 (3.85%) Confluence
1 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (3.85%) EPiServer
1 1 (3.85%) JBoss
1 1 (3.85%) nginx
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) npm
3 2 (7.69%) PaaS
3 2 (7.69%) SaaS
4 1 (3.85%) GitHub
4 1 (3.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) SSL
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) Blockchain
3 1 (3.85%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (69.23%) Selenium
2 12 (46.15%) SpecFlow
3 10 (38.46%) Cucumber
4 9 (34.62%) WebDriver
5 6 (23.08%) JIRA
5 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 5 (19.23%) Appium
6 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
6 5 (19.23%) LoadRunner
6 5 (19.23%) Rational Performance Tester
6 5 (19.23%) SoapUI
6 5 (19.23%) TeamCity
7 3 (11.54%) gulp
7 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
7 3 (11.54%) JUnit
7 3 (11.54%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (11.54%) Zephyr
8 2 (7.69%) Hudson
8 2 (7.69%) NUnit
8 2 (7.69%) QUnit
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.69%) Electronics
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Tester
2 9 (34.62%) Automation Tester
3 8 (30.77%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Android Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Angular Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Developer in Test
6 1 (3.85%) Digital Developer
6 1 (3.85%) FX Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (3.85%) React Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Scala Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
1 5 (19.23%) SOAP
2 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
2 3 (11.54%) CSS
2 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 3 (11.54%) HTML5
2 3 (11.54%) REST
2 3 (11.54%) RESTful
3 2 (7.69%) Android SDK
3 2 (7.69%) Dagger
3 2 (7.69%) jQuery
3 2 (7.69%) Node.js
3 2 (7.69%) Retrofit
3 2 (7.69%) RxJava
3 2 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.85%) Backbone.js
4 1 (3.85%) CSS3
4 1 (3.85%) EJB
4 1 (3.85%) JSON
4 1 (3.85%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (11.54%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (7.69%) User Experience
5 1 (3.85%) Cloud Native
5 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Test Automation
2 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (38.46%) BDD
4 9 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (34.62%) Scrum
4 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
5 8 (30.77%) Acceptance Criteria
5 8 (30.77%) Performance Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Kanban
6 7 (26.92%) SDLC
6 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
7 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (15.38%) DevOps
10 3 (11.54%) API Testing
10 3 (11.54%) Data Transformation
10 3 (11.54%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 9 (34.62%) C#
3 6 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.69%) Kotlin
6 1 (3.85%) ES6
6 1 (3.85%) Groovy
6 1 (3.85%) Haskell
6 1 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) Scala
6 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.85%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.85%) Ansible
2 1 (3.85%) Grafana
2 1 (3.85%) Kibana
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) HP
1 5 (19.23%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe
2 1 (3.85%) Google
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) webMethods