Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 February 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
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 147 188
Rank change year-on-year -31 +41 +6
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 18 42 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.94% 0.100%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 3.20% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 32 2
East of England median daily rate £463 £363 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.59% -15.89% -
10th Percentile £285 £225 £370
90th Percentile £625 £450 £487
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £122.75 - -

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 East of England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,322 1,314 1,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.16% 29.36% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 790 842
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £270
90th Percentile £581 £538 £575
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 64
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.86% -1.25%
10th Percentile £21.54 £15.30 £29.60
90th Percentile £85.00 £43.62 £58.55
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Gherkin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in the East of England

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in the East of England

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in the East of England

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Hertfordshire -22 10 £400 +23.08% 3
Bedfordshire -14 4 £575 +27.78%
Cambridgeshire -15 4 £304 +1.25% 2
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 East of England region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) JIRA
2 14 (77.78%) Scrum
3 13 (72.22%) Selenium
3 13 (72.22%) Cucumber
4 12 (66.67%) BDD
4 12 (66.67%) WebDriver
4 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 12 (66.67%) Java
5 11 (61.11%) Git (software)
5 11 (61.11%) RESTful
6 10 (55.56%) Jenkins
6 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (55.56%) System Testing
7 9 (50.00%) Retail
7 9 (50.00%) SDET
8 7 (38.89%) SQL
8 7 (38.89%) Oracle
8 7 (38.89%) DB2
8 7 (38.89%) Unix
8 7 (38.89%) E-Commerce
9 6 (33.33%) DNA
9 6 (33.33%) IBM
9 6 (33.33%) Web Services
9 6 (33.33%) WebSphere
9 6 (33.33%) Atlassian
9 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
9 6 (33.33%) Magento
9 6 (33.33%) JBehave
9 6 (33.33%) Scenario Testing

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 6 (33.33%) Confluence
1 6 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) DB2
2 6 (33.33%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (77.78%) JIRA
2 13 (72.22%) Cucumber
2 13 (72.22%) Selenium
3 12 (66.67%) WebDriver
4 11 (61.11%) Git (software)
5 10 (55.56%) Jenkins
6 6 (33.33%) JBehave
7 5 (27.78%) JUnit
7 5 (27.78%) Maven
7 5 (27.78%) SoapUI
8 4 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
8 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
9 3 (16.67%) FitNesse
9 3 (16.67%) JMeter
9 3 (16.67%) NUnit
9 3 (16.67%) Robot Framework
10 1 (5.56%) Checkstyle
10 1 (5.56%) EasyMock
10 1 (5.56%) jMock
General
1 9 (50.00%) Retail
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Tester
2 6 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Java Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.56%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) JIRA Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) RESTful
2 6 (33.33%) RESTEasy
2 6 (33.33%) Web Services
3 5 (27.78%) Spring
4 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.56%) LAMP
5 1 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) Scrum
3 12 (66.67%) BDD
3 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (55.56%) System Testing
5 9 (50.00%) SDET
6 7 (38.89%) E-Commerce
7 6 (33.33%) ATDD
7 6 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (33.33%) DNA
7 6 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Open Source
7 6 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Kanban
8 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Component Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) Groovy
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Scala
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 6 (33.33%) hybris
2 6 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Sonatype