Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 16 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 512 638
Rank change year-on-year +99 +126 +14
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 521 324 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.37% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.60% 1.14% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 214 167
England median daily rate £446 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - +0.31%
10th Percentile £317 £258 £303
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £445 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +11.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
England median hourly rate £175.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £175.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +400.00% - -

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32,503 28,330 29,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.36% 32.41% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,075 19,615 20,934
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £295
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 369 379
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.20 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.13 £53.80 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +4.17%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in England

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in England

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin in England over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in England

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
London +57 267 £450 - 30
South East +27 78 £421 -9.08% 24
Midlands +23 59 £360 +54.84% 5
North of England -41 58 £400 +19.40% 16
West Midlands +15 47 £360 +67.44% 4
South West +12 44 £440 +20.55% 8
North West -15 31 £410 -0.61% 11
Yorkshire -7 28 £400 +6.67% 4
East of England +11 15 £475 +5.56% 13
East Midlands +8 12 £338 -6.90% 1
North East -35 1 £375 +25.00% 1
Gherkin
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 England region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 404 (77.54%) Test Automation
2 400 (76.78%) Agile Software Development
3 363 (69.67%) Selenium
4 347 (66.60%) Cucumber
5 272 (52.21%) Java
6 210 (40.31%) BDD
7 170 (32.63%) Git (software)
8 154 (29.56%) JIRA
9 151 (28.98%) SQL
10 149 (28.60%) C#
11 139 (26.68%) Scrum
12 137 (26.30%) Jenkins
13 125 (23.99%) API Testing
14 118 (22.65%) SDET
14 118 (22.65%) SpecFlow
15 108 (20.73%) QA
15 108 (20.73%) TDD
16 104 (19.96%) Linux
17 102 (19.58%) JavaScript
18 94 (18.04%) WebDriver
19 89 (17.08%) Confluence
20 88 (16.89%) JSON
20 88 (16.89%) XML
21 86 (16.51%) DevOps
22 83 (15.93%) Unix
23 79 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
24 78 (14.97%) Finance
24 78 (14.97%) Acceptance Criteria
25 77 (14.78%) Open Source
26 73 (14.01%) OO

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 89 (17.08%) Confluence
2 33 (6.33%) Tomcat
3 24 (4.61%) Apache
4 20 (3.84%) nginx
5 13 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (1.92%) GemFire
6 10 (1.92%) Jetty
7 8 (1.54%) JBoss
8 7 (1.34%) CMS
9 6 (1.15%) IIS
9 6 (1.15%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.38%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.19%) Mule
Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.19%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.19%) Minerva
3 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 57 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (6.53%) GitHub
4 21 (4.03%) Google Analytics
5 17 (3.26%) npm
6 12 (2.30%) Sauce Labs
7 10 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (1.92%) PaaS
8 6 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.15%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.15%) Slack
9 5 (0.96%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.38%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.38%) Serverless
10 2 (0.38%) Yarn
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.99%) HTTP
2 21 (4.03%) TCP/IP
3 20 (3.84%) AMQP
3 20 (3.84%) SSL
4 6 (1.15%) SMS
5 5 (0.96%) Internet
5 5 (0.96%) MQTT
6 3 (0.58%) SMTP
7 1 (0.19%) DHCP
7 1 (0.19%) DNS
7 1 (0.19%) ICMP
7 1 (0.19%) LAN
7 1 (0.19%) WAN
7 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.80%) MongoDB
2 23 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 18 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 14 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.92%) Apache Hive
5 10 (1.92%) HBase
6 8 (1.54%) Big Data
7 7 (1.34%) MySQL
7 7 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.77%) DB2
9 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.38%) DbVisualizer
11 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 363 (69.67%) Selenium
2 347 (66.60%) Cucumber
3 170 (32.63%) Git (software)
4 154 (29.56%) JIRA
5 137 (26.30%) Jenkins
6 118 (22.65%) SpecFlow
7 94 (18.04%) WebDriver
8 68 (13.05%) JUnit
9 49 (9.40%) Maven
10 48 (9.21%) NUnit
11 40 (7.68%) SoapUI
12 39 (7.49%) Gatling
13 34 (6.53%) Karma Test Runner
14 31 (5.95%) IntelliJ
15 30 (5.76%) JMeter
15 30 (5.76%) Protractor
16 29 (5.57%) Visual Studio
17 25 (4.80%) Eclipse
17 25 (4.80%) Mocha
18 24 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 78 (14.97%) Finance
2 32 (6.14%) Retail
3 27 (5.18%) Banking
4 14 (2.69%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.50%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.54%) Games
7 7 (1.34%) Advertising
8 6 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.15%) Marketing
9 4 (0.77%) Front Office
10 3 (0.58%) Back Office
11 2 (0.38%) Automotive
11 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.19%) Law
12 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.19%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 162 (31.09%) Developer
2 94 (18.04%) Analyst
3 91 (17.47%) Tester
4 77 (14.78%) Automation Tester
5 72 (13.82%) Test Analyst
6 55 (10.56%) Test Engineer
7 46 (8.83%) Developer in Test
8 43 (8.25%) Java Developer
9 41 (7.87%) Automation Test Analyst
10 34 (6.53%) Test Automation Engineer
11 33 (6.33%) QA Analyst
12 26 (4.99%) Java Developer in Test
13 25 (4.80%) Test Leader
14 22 (4.22%) Digital Transformation
15 21 (4.03%) Automation Test Lead
16 20 (3.84%) Test Automation Developer
17 19 (3.65%) C# Developer
17 19 (3.65%) QA Tester
18 18 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 18 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (16.89%) JSON
1 88 (16.89%) XML
2 70 (13.44%) .NET
3 66 (12.67%) REST
4 62 (11.90%) AngularJS
4 62 (11.90%) HTML
5 61 (11.71%) Node.js
6 59 (11.32%) RESTful
6 59 (11.32%) Web Services
7 58 (11.13%) CSS
8 50 (9.60%) React
9 39 (7.49%) ASP.NET
10 38 (7.29%) HTML5
11 31 (5.95%) jQuery
11 31 (5.95%) Spring
12 30 (5.76%) CSS3
13 27 (5.18%) RabbitMQ
14 26 (4.99%) ASP.NET Web API
15 25 (4.80%) Chai
15 25 (4.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.17%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.91%) Linux Command Line
4 20 (3.84%) Mobile App
5 17 (3.26%) Fintech
6 14 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.69%) Virtual Team
7 13 (2.50%) User Experience
8 12 (2.30%) Algorithms
9 11 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.73%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.34%) Derivative
12 5 (0.96%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.96%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.96%) Video on Demand
12 5 (0.96%) Video\Live Streaming
13 4 (0.77%) Online Gambling
14 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
15 2 (0.38%) AS400
15 2 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 104 (19.96%) Linux
2 83 (15.93%) Unix
3 48 (9.21%) Windows
4 36 (6.91%) Ubuntu
5 19 (3.65%) Android
6 18 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.73%) CentOS
8 4 (0.77%) VMS
9 1 (0.19%) AIX
9 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) SUSE
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (77.54%) Test Automation
2 400 (76.78%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (40.31%) BDD
4 139 (26.68%) Scrum
5 125 (23.99%) API Testing
6 118 (22.65%) SDET
7 108 (20.73%) TDD
8 86 (16.51%) DevOps
9 79 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
10 78 (14.97%) Acceptance Criteria
11 77 (14.78%) Open Source
12 73 (14.01%) OO
13 71 (13.63%) Microservices
14 70 (13.44%) User Stories
15 68 (13.05%) Problem-Solving
16 67 (12.86%) Performance Testing
17 62 (11.90%) Front End Development
18 60 (11.52%) Kanban
19 51 (9.79%) Scenario Testing
20 47 (9.02%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 272 (52.21%) Java
2 151 (28.98%) SQL
3 149 (28.60%) C#
4 102 (19.58%) JavaScript
5 58 (11.13%) Python
6 55 (10.56%) Groovy
7 46 (8.83%) Scala
8 34 (6.53%) Ruby
8 34 (6.53%) Shell Script
9 24 (4.61%) VB.NET
10 23 (4.41%) Java 8
11 20 (3.84%) Haskell
12 19 (3.65%) Perl
13 15 (2.88%) PL/SQL
14 12 (2.30%) ES6
15 9 (1.73%) C++
16 6 (1.15%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.15%) VBA
17 4 (0.77%) XPath
18 3 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (9.98%) Security Cleared
2 49 (9.40%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.91%) Degree
4 10 (1.92%) ISEB
5 9 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.54%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.77%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.38%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.38%) OCA
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (20.73%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.19%) GCP
2 1 (0.19%) MiFID
2 1 (0.19%) PMO
2 1 (0.19%) SLA
2 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (9.02%) Docker
2 10 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 10 (1.92%) HDFS
3 6 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.38%) vCloud
4 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (6.53%) Puppet
2 30 (5.76%) Kibana
3 29 (5.57%) Grafana
4 14 (2.69%) Ansible
5 8 (1.54%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.34%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 6 (1.15%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 39 (7.49%) Atlassian
2 37 (7.10%) Google
3 27 (5.18%) Microsoft
4 18 (3.45%) Adobe
5 7 (1.34%) HP
5 7 (1.34%) Oracle
6 6 (1.15%) VMware
6 6 (1.15%) webMethods
7 5 (0.96%) Charles River
7 5 (0.96%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 5 (0.96%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.58%) Cadence
8 3 (0.58%) hybris
8 3 (0.58%) Splunk
8 3 (0.58%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.38%) Capita
9 2 (0.38%) IBM
9 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.19%) CA
10 1 (0.19%) Red Hat