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 3 months to 30 March 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
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 119 129
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 6 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.28% 0.36% 0.075%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% 1.45% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Median daily rate £450 £323 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.53% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year -17.64% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Gherkin is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 620 619 759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.14% 24.62% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 374 432
Median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 26
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +1.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £9.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Gherkin as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +3 3 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £450 -
Suffolk - 1 £250 -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 East of England region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 27 (96.43%) Cucumber
2 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (82.14%) BDD
4 20 (71.43%) Selenium
5 17 (60.71%) Java
5 17 (60.71%) Test Automation
6 16 (57.14%) WebDriver
7 15 (53.57%) Software Testing
7 15 (53.57%) QA
8 13 (46.43%) JIRA
8 13 (46.43%) ATDD
8 13 (46.43%) Automation Testing
9 12 (42.86%) TDD
10 11 (39.29%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (39.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (39.29%) JBehave
10 11 (39.29%) Test Strategy
11 10 (35.71%) SoapUI
11 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
11 10 (35.71%) Scrum
12 9 (32.14%) Kanban
12 9 (32.14%) Appium
13 8 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (28.57%) Open Source
13 8 (28.57%) Finance
13 8 (28.57%) Python
13 8 (28.57%) JUnit
13 8 (28.57%) Ruby
14 7 (25.00%) Hibernate
14 7 (25.00%) Spring

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 7 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (17.86%) Confluence
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.57%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) DB2
2 2 (7.14%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (96.43%) Cucumber
2 20 (71.43%) Selenium
3 16 (57.14%) WebDriver
4 13 (46.43%) JIRA
5 11 (39.29%) JBehave
6 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
6 10 (35.71%) SoapUI
7 9 (32.14%) Appium
8 8 (28.57%) JUnit
9 7 (25.00%) Maven
10 6 (21.43%) Calabash
11 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
12 3 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (10.71%) Mockito
12 3 (10.71%) Moq
12 3 (10.71%) TeamCity
13 2 (7.14%) NUnit
14 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
14 1 (3.57%) RSpec
14 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Tester
2 7 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Test Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Applications Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Developer in Test
5 4 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
5 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 4 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Software Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Agile Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 7 (25.00%) RESTful
1 7 (25.00%) Spring
2 5 (17.86%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.14%) HTML
4 2 (7.14%) J2EE
4 2 (7.14%) XML
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Unix
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (82.14%) BDD
3 17 (60.71%) Test Automation
4 15 (53.57%) Software Testing
5 13 (46.43%) ATDD
5 13 (46.43%) Automation Testing
6 12 (42.86%) TDD
7 11 (39.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (39.29%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (39.29%) Test Strategy
8 10 (35.71%) Scrum
9 9 (32.14%) Kanban
10 8 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (28.57%) Open Source
11 7 (25.00%) High Availability
12 6 (21.43%) API Testing
13 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
13 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
13 5 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
14 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) Python
2 8 (28.57%) Ruby
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.71%) C#
6 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (53.57%) QA
2 7 (25.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Xamarin
2 5 (17.86%) Atlassian
3 2 (7.14%) hybris
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
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