Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 458 465 444
Rank change year-on-year +7 -21 +131
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 436 425 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.41% 1.41% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 313 286
England median daily rate £435 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £308 £271
90th Percentile £575 £555 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £436 £418
% change year-on-year -2.58% +4.49% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
England median hourly rate £33.75 £122.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.51% - -
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £122.75 -
% change year-on-year -72.51% - -

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 30,858 30,133 28,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.00% 32.30% 31.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,920 21,656 19,678
England median daily rate £500 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +9.20% +2.35%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £631 £600
UK median daily rate £485 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +4.86% +8.82% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 330 322
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £18.50 £18.73 £15.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.88 £51.69
UK median hourly rate £41.85 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.61% - +3.90%

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 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in England

Gherkin
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 21 February 2019. 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 -48 185 £454 +0.89% 26
South East +14 77 £425 +2.41% 20
Midlands +37 72 £425 +6.25% 13
North of England -1 51 £400 +1.27% 18
West Midlands +18 50 £450 +25.00% 9
South West -16 39 £425 - 12
North East +12 21 £320 -17.95% 2
East Midlands +9 18 £400 -13.51% 4
North West -19 18 £424 +3.35% 11
East of England +3 13 £275 -40.54% 10
Yorkshire -14 12 £425 +8.97% 5
Gherkin
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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.

1 339 (77.75%) Test Automation
2 323 (74.08%) Agile Software Development
3 304 (69.72%) Cucumber
4 296 (67.89%) Selenium
5 235 (53.90%) Java
6 200 (45.87%) BDD
7 175 (40.14%) Jenkins
8 169 (38.76%) Scrum
9 153 (35.09%) Continuous Integration
10 142 (32.57%) Git (software)
11 133 (30.50%) C#
12 131 (30.05%) JIRA
13 124 (28.44%) DevOps
14 121 (27.75%) JavaScript
15 119 (27.29%) SQL
15 119 (27.29%) QA
16 112 (25.69%) WebDriver
17 108 (24.77%) REST
18 100 (22.94%) JUnit
19 99 (22.71%) Docker
20 98 (22.48%) CSS
21 97 (22.25%) Microservices
22 94 (21.56%) Confluence
23 92 (21.10%) Problem-Solving
24 90 (20.64%) Groovy
24 90 (20.64%) TDD
25 88 (20.18%) HTML
26 85 (19.50%) Scala
27 84 (19.27%) AngularJS
28 83 (19.04%) Node.js

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 94 (21.56%) Confluence
2 45 (10.32%) Tomcat
3 42 (9.63%) nginx
4 39 (8.94%) JBoss
5 36 (8.26%) WebLogic
6 35 (8.03%) Apache
7 21 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (2.98%) WebSphere
9 12 (2.75%) CMS
10 6 (1.38%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.15%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.69%) Jetty
13 2 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.46%) GemFire
13 2 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.23%) EPiServer
Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.46%) InVision
3 1 (0.23%) Mingle
3 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 75 (17.20%) GitHub
2 56 (12.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (12.39%) Google Analytics
4 33 (7.57%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (5.28%) npm
6 20 (4.59%) BrowserStack
7 12 (2.75%) Slack
8 9 (2.06%) PaaS
8 9 (2.06%) Sauce Labs
8 9 (2.06%) Serverless
9 6 (1.38%) DigitalOcean
10 5 (1.15%) Azure Functions
10 5 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.15%) IaaS
11 3 (0.69%) SaaS
11 3 (0.69%) TestFlight
11 3 (0.69%) Trello
12 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.72%) HTTP
2 37 (8.49%) SSL
2 37 (8.49%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.98%) AMQP
4 12 (2.75%) Skype
5 6 (1.38%) Internet
6 4 (0.92%) BIG-IP
6 4 (0.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (15.37%) MongoDB
2 42 (9.63%) NoSQL
3 40 (9.17%) SQL Server
4 28 (6.42%) MySQL
5 16 (3.67%) Redis
6 15 (3.44%) Big Data
7 11 (2.52%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.06%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.61%) Blockchain
9 7 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.38%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.38%) HBase
10 6 (1.38%) Sqoop
10 6 (1.38%) ZAP BI
11 4 (0.92%) DB2
12 3 (0.69%) GIS
12 3 (0.69%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 304 (69.72%) Cucumber
2 296 (67.89%) Selenium
3 175 (40.14%) Jenkins
4 142 (32.57%) Git (software)
5 131 (30.05%) JIRA
6 112 (25.69%) WebDriver
7 100 (22.94%) JUnit
8 78 (17.89%) gulp
9 71 (16.28%) SpecFlow
10 66 (15.14%) Karma Test Runner
10 66 (15.14%) Maven
11 63 (14.45%) Gatling
12 58 (13.30%) IntelliJ
13 55 (12.61%) Grunt
14 53 (12.16%) Sublime Text
15 45 (10.32%) Eclipse
15 45 (10.32%) SoapUI
16 42 (9.63%) JMeter
17 37 (8.49%) Ant
18 34 (7.80%) Protractor
General
1 46 (10.55%) Finance
2 21 (4.82%) Banking
3 12 (2.75%) Retail
4 8 (1.83%) Front Office
5 4 (0.92%) Games
5 4 (0.92%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (0.92%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.69%) Advertising
6 3 (0.69%) Legal
6 3 (0.69%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.46%) Back Office
7 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.46%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.46%) Publishing
8 1 (0.23%) Avionics
8 1 (0.23%) Electronics
8 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.23%) Marketing
8 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 141 (32.34%) Developer
2 107 (24.54%) Tester
3 82 (18.81%) Automation Tester
4 62 (14.22%) Analyst
5 52 (11.93%) Test Analyst
6 50 (11.47%) Test Engineer
7 40 (9.17%) Java Developer
8 31 (7.11%) Scala Developer
9 30 (6.88%) Test Automation Engineer
10 27 (6.19%) QA Tester
11 24 (5.50%) Test Leader
12 23 (5.28%) Developer in Test
13 22 (5.05%) Automation Test Analyst
14 19 (4.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 18 (4.13%) .NET Developer
15 18 (4.13%) QA Engineer
16 16 (3.67%) QA Automation Tester
16 16 (3.67%) QA Leader
16 16 (3.67%) Test Automation Developer
17 14 (3.21%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (24.77%) REST
2 98 (22.48%) CSS
3 88 (20.18%) HTML
4 84 (19.27%) AngularJS
5 83 (19.04%) Node.js
6 75 (17.20%) Spring
7 73 (16.74%) HTML5
8 66 (15.14%) Web Services
9 61 (13.99%) RESTful
10 57 (13.07%) Hibernate
11 55 (12.61%) Play Framework
12 54 (12.39%) SOAP
13 53 (12.16%) J2EE
14 51 (11.70%) jQuery
15 45 (10.32%) JSON
15 45 (10.32%) XML
16 44 (10.09%) .NET
17 40 (9.17%) Servlets
18 36 (8.26%) EJB
19 33 (7.57%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.36%) User Experience
3 18 (4.13%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.61%) Fintech
7 6 (1.38%) Bitcoin
8 5 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.15%) NHS
9 4 (0.92%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.92%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.92%) Internet of Things
9 4 (0.92%) Smart City
10 3 (0.69%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.69%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.69%) New Media
11 2 (0.46%) AS400
11 2 (0.46%) BBC
11 2 (0.46%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 83 (19.04%) Linux
2 61 (13.99%) Unix
3 50 (11.47%) Windows
4 42 (9.63%) Ubuntu
5 12 (2.75%) Mac OS
6 10 (2.29%) Apple iOS
7 9 (2.06%) Android
8 5 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.46%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (77.75%) Test Automation
2 323 (74.08%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (45.87%) BDD
4 169 (38.76%) Scrum
5 153 (35.09%) Continuous Integration
6 124 (28.44%) DevOps
7 97 (22.25%) Microservices
8 92 (21.10%) Problem-Solving
9 90 (20.64%) TDD
10 79 (18.12%) Open Source
11 66 (15.14%) API Testing
12 65 (14.91%) Performance Testing
13 62 (14.22%) Kanban
14 59 (13.53%) Analytics
15 57 (13.07%) User Stories
16 52 (11.93%) Configuration Management
16 52 (11.93%) Test Scripting
17 51 (11.70%) Continuous Improvement
18 49 (11.24%) SDET
19 47 (10.78%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 235 (53.90%) Java
2 133 (30.50%) C#
3 121 (27.75%) JavaScript
4 119 (27.29%) SQL
5 90 (20.64%) Groovy
6 85 (19.50%) Scala
7 67 (15.37%) Python
8 63 (14.45%) Ruby
9 37 (8.49%) Haskell
9 37 (8.49%) Perl
10 22 (5.05%) TypeScript
11 20 (4.59%) PL/SQL
12 17 (3.90%) Shell Script
12 17 (3.90%) VB.NET
13 15 (3.44%) ES6
14 14 (3.21%) Bash Shell
15 13 (2.98%) Java 8
16 7 (1.61%) C
16 7 (1.61%) C++
17 6 (1.38%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 37 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.73%) Degree
4 17 (3.90%) ISTQB
5 11 (2.52%) ISEB
6 8 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.69%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.69%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (27.29%) QA
2 6 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.69%) MiFID
4 2 (0.46%) PSD2
4 2 (0.46%) WCAG
5 1 (0.23%) PMO
5 1 (0.23%) Section 508
System Software
1 99 (22.71%) Docker
2 6 (1.38%) HDFS
3 5 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 57 (13.07%) Grafana
2 55 (12.61%) Kibana
3 50 (11.47%) Puppet
4 25 (5.73%) Ansible
5 15 (3.44%) Graphite
6 10 (2.29%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (2.06%) Kubernetes
8 8 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.38%) Oozie
10 2 (0.46%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.46%) Terraform
11 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.23%) logstash
11 1 (0.23%) rkt
Vendors
1 58 (13.30%) Google
2 45 (10.32%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.50%) Adobe
3 24 (5.50%) webMethods
4 22 (5.05%) Atlassian
4 22 (5.05%) Oracle
5 17 (3.90%) Splunk
6 14 (3.21%) IBM
7 7 (1.61%) HP
8 4 (0.92%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 4 (0.92%) F5
8 4 (0.92%) hybris
9 3 (0.69%) Solace
9 3 (0.69%) Workday
10 2 (0.46%) BT
10 2 (0.46%) Cadence
10 2 (0.46%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.46%) McAfee
10 2 (0.46%) Tableau
10 2 (0.46%) Xamarin