Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 387 531 582
Rank change year-on-year +144 +51 +54
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 571 317 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.35% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.71% 1.08% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 220 217
England median daily rate £450 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £306
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +11.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 - -

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 33,369 29,373 29,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.47% 32.61% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,737 20,496 21,029
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 379 357
England median hourly rate £41.81 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.51% +9.59% -1.35%
10th Percentile £15.40 £16.20 £13.00
90th Percentile £59.25 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.83% +11.11% -3.87%

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 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 +58 280 £475 +6.50% 23
Midlands +64 88 £405 +62.00% 16
South East +65 87 £430 +3.61% 10
West Midlands +41 73 £405 +88.37% 10
North of England -21 57 £413 +10.00% 24
South West +16 51 £425 +13.33% 12
Yorkshire -12 29 £450 +20.00% 8
North West -14 27 £413 +1.54% 15
East Midlands +15 14 £425 +17.24% 6
East of England -8 9 £375 -6.25% 5
North East -22 1 £375 +17.19% 1
Gherkin
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 457 (80.04%) Test Automation
2 430 (75.31%) Agile Software Development
3 410 (71.80%) Selenium
4 400 (70.05%) Cucumber
5 317 (55.52%) Java
6 203 (35.55%) BDD
7 201 (35.20%) Git (software)
8 179 (31.35%) C#
9 176 (30.82%) Jenkins
10 172 (30.12%) Scrum
11 165 (28.90%) Linux
12 164 (28.72%) JIRA
13 161 (28.20%) SQL
14 143 (25.04%) JavaScript
15 140 (24.52%) API Testing
16 129 (22.59%) QA
17 124 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
18 117 (20.49%) WebDriver
19 114 (19.96%) DevOps
20 112 (19.61%) Microservices
21 111 (19.44%) SDET
22 109 (19.09%) SpecFlow
23 106 (18.56%) Open Source
23 106 (18.56%) Python
24 103 (18.04%) Unix
25 101 (17.69%) TDD
25 101 (17.69%) Confluence
26 100 (17.51%) JUnit
27 98 (17.16%) Node.js
28 93 (16.29%) CSS

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
1 101 (17.69%) Confluence
2 52 (9.11%) Tomcat
3 42 (7.36%) nginx
4 35 (6.13%) Apache
5 21 (3.68%) JBoss
6 15 (2.63%) WebLogic
7 10 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (1.75%) GemFire
7 10 (1.75%) Jetty
8 6 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.70%) CMS
9 4 (0.70%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.35%) CICS
10 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Eloqua
2 4 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Endur
3 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.18%) Minerva
3 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 69 (12.08%) GitHub
2 62 (10.86%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (10.68%) Google Analytics
4 49 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (3.68%) npm
6 14 (2.45%) Sauce Labs
7 10 (1.75%) PaaS
8 9 (1.58%) BrowserStack
8 9 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (1.23%) Slack
10 6 (1.05%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.70%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.35%) Serverless
13 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.18%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.23%) HTTP
2 43 (7.53%) TCP/IP
3 42 (7.36%) SSL
4 26 (4.55%) AMQP
5 7 (1.23%) Internet
5 7 (1.23%) Skype
6 6 (1.05%) MQTT
7 4 (0.70%) SMS
8 3 (0.53%) SMTP
9 1 (0.18%) BGP
9 1 (0.18%) DHCP
9 1 (0.18%) DNS
9 1 (0.18%) ICMP
9 1 (0.18%) LAN
9 1 (0.18%) MPLS
9 1 (0.18%) OSPF
9 1 (0.18%) WAN
9 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.68%) MongoDB
2 45 (7.88%) NoSQL
3 17 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (2.45%) SQL Server
5 12 (2.10%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.75%) Apache Hive
6 10 (1.75%) Big Data
6 10 (1.75%) HBase
6 10 (1.75%) MySQL
7 4 (0.70%) DB2
8 3 (0.53%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.35%) ZAP BI
10 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 410 (71.80%) Selenium
2 400 (70.05%) Cucumber
3 201 (35.20%) Git (software)
4 176 (30.82%) Jenkins
5 164 (28.72%) JIRA
6 117 (20.49%) WebDriver
7 109 (19.09%) SpecFlow
8 100 (17.51%) JUnit
9 72 (12.61%) Gatling
10 66 (11.56%) IntelliJ
11 63 (11.03%) Maven
12 62 (10.86%) Karma Test Runner
13 55 (9.63%) SoapUI
14 49 (8.58%) gulp
15 47 (8.23%) JMeter
16 43 (7.53%) Sublime Text
17 42 (7.36%) Ant
18 38 (6.65%) Grunt
18 38 (6.65%) Protractor
19 35 (6.13%) Mocha
General
1 91 (15.94%) Finance
2 27 (4.73%) Banking
3 23 (4.03%) Retail
4 16 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.28%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.58%) Marketing
7 8 (1.40%) Games
7 8 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.23%) Advertising
9 6 (1.05%) Back Office
10 5 (0.88%) Front Office
11 2 (0.35%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 176 (30.82%) Developer
2 119 (20.84%) Analyst
3 91 (15.94%) Test Analyst
4 88 (15.41%) Tester
5 72 (12.61%) Automation Tester
6 64 (11.21%) Test Engineer
7 48 (8.41%) Developer in Test
8 47 (8.23%) Java Developer
9 40 (7.01%) Test Automation Engineer
10 39 (6.83%) Automation Test Analyst
11 32 (5.60%) QA Analyst
12 31 (5.43%) Scala Developer
13 26 (4.55%) Test Automation Developer
13 26 (4.55%) Test Leader
14 24 (4.20%) Software Engineer
15 23 (4.03%) QA Test Analyst
15 23 (4.03%) QA Tester
16 21 (3.68%) Automation Test Lead
16 21 (3.68%) Java Developer in Test
16 21 (3.68%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (17.16%) Node.js
2 93 (16.29%) CSS
3 90 (15.76%) AngularJS
4 83 (14.54%) HTML
5 82 (14.36%) REST
6 81 (14.19%) .NET
7 80 (14.01%) XML
8 76 (13.31%) JSON
9 73 (12.78%) RESTful
10 66 (11.56%) Web Services
11 58 (10.16%) React
12 48 (8.41%) jQuery
13 47 (8.23%) HTML5
14 45 (7.88%) Spring
15 43 (7.53%) Servlets
16 42 (7.36%) ASP.NET
17 41 (7.18%) Play Framework
18 34 (5.95%) SOAP
19 31 (5.43%) Chai
19 31 (5.43%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.58%) Linux Command Line
2 38 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (6.13%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (2.98%) Algorithms
4 17 (2.98%) User Experience
4 17 (2.98%) Virtual Team
5 16 (2.80%) Fintech
6 15 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.75%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.40%) Derivative
10 7 (1.23%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.05%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.05%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.70%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.70%) Market Risk
13 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.53%) Video on Demand
13 3 (0.53%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 165 (28.90%) Linux
2 103 (18.04%) Unix
3 70 (12.26%) Windows
4 65 (11.38%) Ubuntu
5 14 (2.45%) Android
6 11 (1.93%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.75%) CentOS
8 7 (1.23%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.70%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.70%) VMS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (80.04%) Test Automation
2 430 (75.31%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (35.55%) BDD
4 172 (30.12%) Scrum
5 140 (24.52%) API Testing
6 124 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
7 114 (19.96%) DevOps
8 112 (19.61%) Microservices
9 111 (19.44%) SDET
10 106 (18.56%) Open Source
11 101 (17.69%) TDD
12 86 (15.06%) Problem-Solving
13 75 (13.13%) User Stories
14 74 (12.96%) Acceptance Criteria
15 72 (12.61%) Performance Testing
16 70 (12.26%) Analytics
17 64 (11.21%) Continuous Improvement
18 61 (10.68%) Kanban
19 58 (10.16%) Front End Development
19 58 (10.16%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 317 (55.52%) Java
2 179 (31.35%) C#
3 161 (28.20%) SQL
4 143 (25.04%) JavaScript
5 106 (18.56%) Python
6 91 (15.94%) Groovy
7 84 (14.71%) Scala
8 63 (11.03%) Ruby
9 42 (7.36%) Haskell
9 42 (7.36%) Perl
10 32 (5.60%) Shell Script
11 29 (5.08%) VB.NET
12 27 (4.73%) Java 8
13 23 (4.03%) PL/SQL
14 13 (2.28%) C++
15 10 (1.75%) VBA
16 9 (1.58%) Bash Shell
17 6 (1.05%) PowerShell
18 5 (0.88%) XPath
19 4 (0.70%) Korn
Qualifications
1 64 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 61 (10.68%) SC Cleared
3 38 (6.65%) Degree
4 12 (2.10%) ISEB
5 11 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (1.93%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.88%) DBS Check
7 5 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.35%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.35%) OCA
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.18%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (22.59%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.35%) GCP
3 1 (0.18%) GDPR
3 1 (0.18%) PMO
3 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 86 (15.06%) Docker
2 10 (1.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 10 (1.75%) HDFS
3 4 (0.70%) vCloud
4 2 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 64 (11.21%) Grafana
2 63 (11.03%) Kibana
2 63 (11.03%) Puppet
3 14 (2.45%) Ansible
4 12 (2.10%) Graphite
5 11 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.75%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.58%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.70%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 77 (13.49%) Google
2 44 (7.71%) Atlassian
3 34 (5.95%) Microsoft
4 29 (5.08%) Adobe
5 13 (2.28%) Oracle
5 13 (2.28%) webMethods
6 10 (1.75%) Splunk
7 8 (1.40%) VMware
8 7 (1.23%) HP
9 6 (1.05%) Cadence
9 6 (1.05%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 6 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.88%) Charles River
11 4 (0.70%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.53%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 2 (0.35%) Capita
13 2 (0.35%) IBM
13 2 (0.35%) Xamarin
14 1 (0.18%) Cloudera
14 1 (0.18%) MapR