Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 488 628 646
Rank change year-on-year +140 +18 +77
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 328 248 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.16% 0.85% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 171 145
England median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £261 £300 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £409 £413 £373
% change year-on-year -0.91% +10.74% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 28266 29345 28649
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.27% 28.89% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 19612 20722 19212
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £295 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 371 395
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £15.24
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £52.19
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +5.71%

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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 2017. 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 +41 161 £458 +7.71% 16
North of England +116 72 £356 -9.52% 10
South West +33 41 £375 +8.70% 3
North East +89 36 £300 - 2
South East +15 23 £475 +18.75% 5
North West +38 18 £413 +3.13% 5
Yorkshire +38 18 £375 +17.65% 3
Midlands +21 16 £233 -43.98% 4
East of England -8 14 £400 +23.08% 3
West Midlands +40 13 £215 -49.41% 1
East Midlands -20 3 £363 -8.23% 3
Gherkin
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 England region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 280 (85.37%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (73.48%) Test Automation
3 211 (64.33%) Cucumber
3 211 (64.33%) Selenium
4 209 (63.72%) BDD
5 175 (53.35%) Java
6 156 (47.56%) Scrum
7 139 (42.38%) Jenkins
8 130 (39.63%) TDD
9 126 (38.41%) JIRA
10 99 (30.18%) WebDriver
11 93 (28.35%) Web Services
11 93 (28.35%) QA
12 90 (27.44%) Git (software)
13 87 (26.52%) Continuous Integration
14 82 (25.00%) RESTful
14 82 (25.00%) C#
15 78 (23.78%) JavaScript
16 75 (22.87%) User Stories
17 69 (21.04%) SQL
18 68 (20.73%) HTML
18 68 (20.73%) Scala
18 68 (20.73%) Kanban
19 63 (19.21%) SpecFlow
20 61 (18.60%) Confluence
21 57 (17.38%) AngularJS
21 57 (17.38%) Finance
21 57 (17.38%) CSS
22 56 (17.07%) XML
22 56 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement

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 61 (18.60%) Confluence
2 20 (6.10%) WebSphere
3 18 (5.49%) Tomcat
4 12 (3.66%) Apache
4 12 (3.66%) JBoss
4 12 (3.66%) nginx
5 11 (3.35%) CMS
6 8 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (2.44%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.22%) EPiServer
7 4 (1.22%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.91%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.61%) IIS
9 2 (0.61%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) HipChat
1 1 (0.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (4.88%) Magento
2 4 (1.22%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.30%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.30%) Sonata
4 1 (0.30%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.01%) GitHub
2 12 (3.66%) Google Analytics
3 11 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.52%) BrowserStack
5 5 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.49%) HTTP
2 12 (3.66%) SSL
2 12 (3.66%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.22%) SMS
4 2 (0.61%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.40%) MongoDB
2 18 (5.49%) DB2
3 16 (4.88%) DbVisualizer
3 16 (4.88%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.05%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.13%) Big Data
6 5 (1.52%) Couchbase
6 5 (1.52%) Redis
6 5 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.22%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.91%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.91%) Impala
8 3 (0.91%) Power BI
8 3 (0.91%) QlikView
9 2 (0.61%) MySQL
9 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 211 (64.33%) Cucumber
1 211 (64.33%) Selenium
2 139 (42.38%) Jenkins
3 126 (38.41%) JIRA
4 99 (30.18%) WebDriver
5 90 (27.44%) Git (software)
6 63 (19.21%) SpecFlow
7 47 (14.33%) JUnit
8 38 (11.59%) SoapUI
9 27 (8.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (7.32%) Jasmine
10 24 (7.32%) Maven
11 21 (6.40%) Calabash
12 20 (6.10%) JBehave
12 20 (6.10%) Karma Test Runner
12 20 (6.10%) TeamCity
13 19 (5.79%) Mockito
14 18 (5.49%) Gatling
15 16 (4.88%) gulp
15 16 (4.88%) Subversion
General
1 57 (17.38%) Finance
2 33 (10.06%) Banking
3 30 (9.15%) Retail
4 18 (5.49%) Games
5 7 (2.13%) Marketing
6 6 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.52%) Advertising
8 2 (0.61%) French Language
8 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.61%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 112 (34.15%) Tester
2 97 (29.57%) Developer
3 96 (29.27%) Automation Tester
4 66 (20.12%) Analyst
5 38 (11.59%) Selenium Tester
6 36 (10.98%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 33 (10.06%) Java Automation Tester
8 31 (9.45%) Test Engineer
9 30 (9.15%) Developer in Test
10 29 (8.84%) Test Analyst
11 22 (6.71%) Business Analyst
11 22 (6.71%) Senior Developer
12 20 (6.10%) Java Developer
13 18 (5.49%) Test Automation Engineer
14 15 (4.57%) Scala Developer
15 14 (4.27%) Agile Tester
15 14 (4.27%) QA Analyst
15 14 (4.27%) UI Developer
16 13 (3.96%) QA Tester
17 12 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (28.35%) Web Services
2 82 (25.00%) RESTful
3 68 (20.73%) HTML
4 57 (17.38%) AngularJS
4 57 (17.38%) CSS
5 56 (17.07%) XML
6 55 (16.77%) HTML5
7 51 (15.55%) jQuery
8 50 (15.24%) JSON
9 40 (12.20%) Node.js
10 37 (11.28%) .NET
11 32 (9.76%) CSS3
12 30 (9.15%) REST
13 27 (8.23%) SOAP
14 22 (6.71%) Spring
15 21 (6.40%) Hibernate
15 21 (6.40%) LESS
15 21 (6.40%) Sass
16 18 (5.49%) J2EE
16 18 (5.49%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.01%) Mobile App
3 12 (3.66%) User Experience
3 12 (3.66%) Video on Demand
4 9 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.74%) Smartphone
5 7 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.22%) Cloud Native
7 3 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.91%) Derivative
7 3 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (0.91%) PDA
8 2 (0.61%) Fintech
8 2 (0.61%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (0.61%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.30%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.11%) Unix
2 36 (10.98%) Linux
3 14 (4.27%) Windows
4 12 (3.66%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.66%) Ubuntu
5 11 (3.35%) Android
6 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (85.37%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (73.48%) Test Automation
3 209 (63.72%) BDD
4 156 (47.56%) Scrum
5 130 (39.63%) TDD
6 87 (26.52%) Continuous Integration
7 75 (22.87%) User Stories
8 68 (20.73%) Kanban
9 56 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 53 (16.16%) Software Engineering
11 50 (15.24%) Performance Testing
12 45 (13.72%) API Testing
12 45 (13.72%) Exploratory Testing
12 45 (13.72%) Open Source
13 41 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
14 38 (11.59%) Unit Testing
15 36 (10.98%) Test Scripting
16 33 (10.06%) Defect Management
16 33 (10.06%) E-Commerce
16 33 (10.06%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 175 (53.35%) Java
2 82 (25.00%) C#
3 78 (23.78%) JavaScript
4 69 (21.04%) SQL
5 68 (20.73%) Scala
6 54 (16.46%) Ruby
7 48 (14.63%) Python
8 46 (14.02%) Groovy
9 18 (5.49%) Shell Script
10 12 (3.66%) Haskell
10 12 (3.66%) Perl
11 10 (3.05%) Korn
12 8 (2.44%) C++
13 7 (2.13%) C
13 7 (2.13%) XPath
14 4 (1.22%) ECMAScript
14 4 (1.22%) ES6
15 3 (0.91%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.91%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (7.32%) Degree
2 12 (3.66%) SC Cleared
2 12 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.05%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (3.05%) ISEB
4 5 (1.52%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.30%) AAT
7 1 (0.30%) HND
7 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (28.35%) QA
2 6 (1.83%) FATCA
System Software
1 28 (8.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (3.66%) Grafana
1 12 (3.66%) Kibana
2 10 (3.05%) Puppet
3 3 (0.91%) Oozie
4 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.30%) Graphite
5 1 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (10.37%) Atlassian
2 22 (6.71%) Oracle
3 18 (5.49%) hybris
4 17 (5.18%) Google
4 17 (5.18%) IBM
5 16 (4.88%) Sencha
6 11 (3.35%) Adobe
6 11 (3.35%) Xamarin
7 10 (3.05%) Solace
8 9 (2.74%) HP
9 8 (2.44%) Sitecore
9 8 (2.44%) webMethods
10 5 (1.52%) Microsoft
11 4 (1.22%) Marketo
11 4 (1.22%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.91%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.91%) ForgeRock
12 3 (0.91%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.91%) Tableau
13 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
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