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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 119 143
Rank change year-on-year -8 +24  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 5 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.22% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.69% 0.91% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £450 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £376 £338
% change year-on-year -0.33% +11.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 728 658 821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 31.64% 26.38% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 418 498
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 30
Median hourly rate £41.50 £31.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.71% -21.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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
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 25 June 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
Norfolk - 5 £450 -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (86.67%) Test Automation
1 13 (86.67%) BDD
2 11 (73.33%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 9 (60.00%) Appium
5 8 (53.33%) Xamarin
5 8 (53.33%) Mobile App
5 8 (53.33%) Calabash
5 8 (53.33%) RESTful
5 8 (53.33%) TDD
5 8 (53.33%) Web Services
6 7 (46.67%) Scrum
6 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
6 7 (46.67%) Selenium
6 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
7 6 (40.00%) JIRA
7 6 (40.00%) QA
8 5 (33.33%) Android
8 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
8 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
8 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
8 5 (33.33%) XML
8 5 (33.33%) C#
8 5 (33.33%) Java
8 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
9 4 (26.67%) ATDD
9 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
9 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
9 4 (26.67%) Mentoring

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 3 (20.00%) Confluence
1 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 9 (60.00%) Appium
3 8 (53.33%) Calabash
4 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
4 7 (46.67%) Selenium
5 6 (40.00%) JIRA
6 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
6 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
7 4 (26.67%) JBehave
7 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
8 3 (20.00%) JUnit
8 3 (20.00%) Maven
9 2 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (13.33%) Mockito
9 2 (13.33%) Moq
9 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
10 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
10 1 (6.67%) Robot Framework
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Test Engineer
1 7 (46.67%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) RESTful
1 8 (53.33%) Web Services
2 5 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (26.67%) JSON
4 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (20.00%) Spring
5 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.67%) HTML
6 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Android
1 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (86.67%) BDD
1 13 (86.67%) Test Automation
2 11 (73.33%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (53.33%) TDD
4 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) ATDD
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (26.67%) Open Source
5 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
5 4 (26.67%) SDET
5 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) API Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Kanban
6 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
1 5 (33.33%) Java
1 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (20.00%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) Ruby
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Xamarin
2 3 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.67%) hybris
3 1 (6.67%) IBM