Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 167 171
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 +21
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 17 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.51% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.37% 1.66% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 12
East of England median daily rate £475 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +30.77% -
10th Percentile £363 £219 £288
90th Percentile £625 £450 £487
England median daily rate £445 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +11.25% - +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £122.75 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +250.71% - -

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 1,240 1,329 1,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.94% 30.89% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 858 770
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £270
90th Percentile £571 £558 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 38
East of England median hourly rate £35.52 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.28% +1.35% -2.63%
10th Percentile £15.67 £29.10 £11.40
90th Percentile £75.00 £56.60 £60.05
England median hourly rate £42.26 £41.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +3.07% +7.19% +9.29%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -6 5 £450 +22.03% 2
Essex - 5 £450 -
Bedfordshire 0 4 £575 +27.78%
Suffolk -5 2 £375 +66.67%
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 7
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 12 (70.59%) Selenium
1 12 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (58.82%) Java
4 9 (52.94%) Unix
4 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
4 9 (52.94%) WebSphere
5 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
5 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
6 6 (35.29%) SpecFlow
6 6 (35.29%) BDD
7 5 (29.41%) JIRA
7 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (29.41%) C#
7 5 (29.41%) Scrum
7 5 (29.41%) SDET
7 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (23.53%) DbVisualizer
8 4 (23.53%) Artifactory
8 4 (23.53%) RESTEasy
8 4 (23.53%) DevOps
8 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) Oracle
8 4 (23.53%) DB2
8 4 (23.53%) Web Services
8 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
8 4 (23.53%) DNA
8 4 (23.53%) IBM

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 9 (52.94%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) DB2
1 4 (23.53%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Selenium
2 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
3 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
3 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
4 6 (35.29%) SpecFlow
5 5 (29.41%) JIRA
6 4 (23.53%) Artifactory
6 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
7 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (5.88%) Codeception
8 1 (5.88%) JBehave
8 1 (5.88%) JMeter
8 1 (5.88%) NUnit
8 1 (5.88%) PHPUnit
8 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (23.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Automation Tester
1 5 (29.41%) Tester
2 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Build and Release Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Build Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Release Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Agile Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) RESTEasy
1 4 (23.53%) RESTful
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Unix
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) SUSE
3 1 (5.88%) VMS
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) SDET
5 4 (23.53%) DevOps
5 4 (23.53%) DNA
5 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (23.53%) Release Management
5 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (23.53%) System Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
8 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (5.88%) ITIL
8 1 (5.88%) Kanban
8 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Groovy
4 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.76%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) hybris
1 4 (23.53%) IBM
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat