Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 112 126
Rank change year-on-year -24 +14 -4
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 3 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.10% 0.37% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 1.39% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Edinburgh median daily rate - £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.57%
Scotland median daily rate £310 £375 £338
% change year-on-year -17.33% +11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland 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 Edinburgh with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 718 577 617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 24.62% 26.57% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 344 358
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £372 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.74% -1.39% +0.67%
10th Percentile £267 £265 £269
90th Percentile £538 £488 £523
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £43.39 £49.63 £32.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.56% +51.80% -18.28%
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £40.38
% change year-on-year -36.47% +5.25% -3.86%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Gherkin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
3 1 (33.33%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science

Gherkin
Co-occurring 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 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Pega Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Pega