Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 169 210
Rank change year-on-year -13 +41 +9
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 17 29 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.33% 0.59% 0.068%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 2.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 0
East of England median daily rate £350 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
England median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England 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 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 1501 1311 1648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.09% 26.88% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 782 1039
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £295 £258 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 44 71
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%
10th Percentile £25.75 £19.35 £14.75
90th Percentile £70.63 £45.33 £47.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -18 7 £400 +23.08%
Cambridgeshire -14 6 £328 +9.17%
Bedfordshire -12 4 £400 -11.11%
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) Cucumber
3 14 (82.35%) Test Automation
3 14 (82.35%) JIRA
4 12 (70.59%) Selenium
4 12 (70.59%) Scrum
4 12 (70.59%) BDD
5 11 (64.71%) WebDriver
5 11 (64.71%) Java
6 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
6 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
7 8 (47.06%) SDET
7 8 (47.06%) Manual Testing
8 7 (41.18%) System Testing
8 7 (41.18%) JUnit
8 7 (41.18%) RESTful
9 6 (35.29%) Open Source
9 6 (35.29%) Confluence
9 6 (35.29%) ATDD
9 6 (35.29%) Functional Testing
9 6 (35.29%) JBehave
9 6 (35.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (35.29%) Finance
9 6 (35.29%) Atlassian
9 6 (35.29%) Retail
10 5 (29.41%) NUnit
10 5 (29.41%) Spring
10 5 (29.41%) Maven
10 5 (29.41%) Kanban

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 (35.29%) Confluence
2 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) DB2
2 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.76%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.88%) MySQL
4 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Cucumber
2 14 (82.35%) JIRA
3 12 (70.59%) Selenium
4 11 (64.71%) WebDriver
5 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
5 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
6 7 (41.18%) JUnit
7 6 (35.29%) JBehave
8 5 (29.41%) Maven
8 5 (29.41%) NUnit
8 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
9 4 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
10 3 (17.65%) Calabash
10 3 (17.65%) FitNesse
10 3 (17.65%) JMeter
10 3 (17.65%) Robot Framework
11 2 (11.76%) RSpec
12 1 (5.88%) EasyMock
12 1 (5.88%) Moq
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
1 6 (35.29%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Front Office
2 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Tester
2 8 (47.06%) Automation Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Test Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Ruby Automation Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Java Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Java Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) RESTful
2 5 (29.41%) Spring
3 3 (17.65%) Web Services
4 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
4 2 (11.76%) REST
4 2 (11.76%) RESTEasy
5 1 (5.88%) LAMP
5 1 (5.88%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Fintech
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Unix
2 3 (17.65%) Android
2 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) Test Automation
3 12 (70.59%) BDD
3 12 (70.59%) Scrum
4 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (47.06%) Manual Testing
5 8 (47.06%) SDET
6 7 (41.18%) System Testing
7 6 (35.29%) ATDD
7 6 (35.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (35.29%) Functional Testing
7 6 (35.29%) Open Source
8 5 (29.41%) Kanban
8 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
9 4 (23.53%) TDD
9 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
9 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
9 4 (23.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) Ruby
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) C++
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.88%) Groovy
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) Scala
6 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Atlassian
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) hybris
4 2 (11.76%) IBM
4 2 (11.76%) Xamarin
5 1 (5.88%) Sonatype