The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 67 86 83
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.56% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.92% 1.92% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Median daily rate £425 £380 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +10.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £310
% change year-on-year -17.64% +37.09%  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 260 312 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 28.95% 20.53% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 179 165
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Median hourly rate £52.17 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +247.80% -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in Edinburgh

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
5 3 (37.50%) Data Validation
5 3 (37.50%) GIS
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Validation
5 3 (37.50%) Migration
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) C#
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) PostGIS
5 3 (37.50%) Ansible
5 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (37.50%) User Stories
5 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
5 3 (37.50%) BDD
5 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (37.50%) QGIS
5 3 (37.50%) Spatial Data
5 3 (37.50%) QA
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (25.00%) MSTest

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) GIS
1 3 (37.50%) QGIS
1 3 (37.50%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
1 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) MSTest
3 2 (25.00%) NUnit
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Automation Tester
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) QA Automation Tester
2 3 (37.50%) QA Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) PostGIS
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
4 3 (37.50%) Data Validation
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) OOP
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP