Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 440 481 580
Rank change year-on-year +41 +99 +93
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 476 341 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.40% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.56% 1.27% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 197 197
England median daily rate £450 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.65% -1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £306
90th Percentile £573 £525 £509
UK median daily rate £438 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +10.76% -1.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
England median hourly rate £122.75 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +250.71% - -
UK median hourly rate £122.75 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +250.71% - -

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 30,600 26,921 28,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.06% 31.89% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,713 18,701 20,001
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 336 440
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.15% +10.36%
10th Percentile £16.70 £17.88 £14.98
90th Percentile £59.25 £53.75 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +6.49% +10.00%

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 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in England

Gherkin
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin in England over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor hourly 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 26 April 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 +72 258 £475 +9.51% 58
South East +22 72 £425 -9.41% 23
North of England -56 45 £400 +30.61% 16
Midlands +20 44 £323 +0.78% 14
South West -6 39 £425 +21.43% 7
West Midlands +4 32 £320 - 9
North West -18 27 £410 +29.13% 9
Yorkshire -29 18 £390 +4.00% 7
East of England -13 16 £513 +20.59% 6
East Midlands - 12 £450 - 5
North East -25 2 £390 +30.00%
Gherkin
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 369 (77.52%) Test Automation
2 368 (77.31%) Agile Software Development
3 308 (64.71%) Cucumber
4 298 (62.61%) Selenium
5 260 (54.62%) Java
6 233 (48.95%) BDD
7 159 (33.40%) JIRA
8 143 (30.04%) Git (software)
9 137 (28.78%) Jenkins
10 135 (28.36%) TDD
11 129 (27.10%) Scrum
12 122 (25.63%) SQL
13 116 (24.37%) C#
14 111 (23.32%) SDET
15 103 (21.64%) QA
16 101 (21.22%) JavaScript
17 98 (20.59%) SpecFlow
18 86 (18.07%) Confluence
19 83 (17.44%) JSON
19 83 (17.44%) API Testing
20 82 (17.23%) XML
21 80 (16.81%) DevOps
22 78 (16.39%) REST
22 78 (16.39%) WebDriver
23 71 (14.92%) HTML
24 66 (13.87%) Linux
24 66 (13.87%) Performance Testing
25 65 (13.66%) CSS
25 65 (13.66%) Acceptance Criteria
26 64 (13.45%) Continuous Integration

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 86 (18.07%) Confluence
2 24 (5.04%) Tomcat
3 19 (3.99%) Apache
3 19 (3.99%) WebSphere
4 13 (2.73%) nginx
5 7 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (1.47%) GemFire
6 6 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (1.26%) IIS
6 6 (1.26%) JBoss
6 6 (1.26%) Jetty
6 6 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.05%) CMS
8 3 (0.63%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.63%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.42%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.21%) Mule
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.84%) Magento
3 1 (0.21%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (6.09%) GitHub
3 21 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.52%) Google Analytics
5 11 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.68%) BrowserStack
6 8 (1.68%) npm
6 8 (1.68%) Sauce Labs
6 8 (1.68%) Slack
7 7 (1.47%) PaaS
8 6 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.26%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.26%) Yarn
9 3 (0.63%) Serverless
10 2 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.21%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.04%) HTTP
2 14 (2.94%) SSL
3 13 (2.73%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.84%) SMTP
5 3 (0.63%) SMS
6 1 (0.21%) Internet
6 1 (0.21%) LAN
6 1 (0.21%) WAN
6 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.99%) MongoDB
2 15 (3.15%) Big Data
2 15 (3.15%) NoSQL
3 12 (2.52%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.10%) HBase
5 7 (1.47%) Apache Hive
5 7 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.26%) DB2
6 6 (1.26%) DbVisualizer
7 5 (1.05%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.05%) MySQL
8 3 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.63%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.42%) Spark SQL
10 1 (0.21%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.21%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 308 (64.71%) Cucumber
2 298 (62.61%) Selenium
3 159 (33.40%) JIRA
4 143 (30.04%) Git (software)
5 137 (28.78%) Jenkins
6 98 (20.59%) SpecFlow
7 78 (16.39%) WebDriver
8 62 (13.03%) JUnit
9 53 (11.13%) Maven
10 44 (9.24%) NUnit
11 32 (6.72%) SoapUI
12 31 (6.51%) Eclipse
12 31 (6.51%) Gatling
12 31 (6.51%) IntelliJ
13 29 (6.09%) Jasmine
14 25 (5.25%) JMeter
15 24 (5.04%) Karma Test Runner
15 24 (5.04%) Visual Studio
16 23 (4.83%) gulp
17 22 (4.62%) Protractor
General
1 63 (13.24%) Finance
2 34 (7.14%) Retail
3 28 (5.88%) Banking
4 10 (2.10%) Front Office
4 10 (2.10%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.89%) Advertising
6 8 (1.68%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.68%) Marketing
7 7 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.05%) Law
9 4 (0.84%) Games
10 3 (0.63%) Publishing
11 2 (0.42%) Automotive
11 2 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 151 (31.72%) Developer
2 107 (22.48%) Tester
3 90 (18.91%) Analyst
4 88 (18.49%) Automation Tester
5 68 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 53 (11.13%) Developer in Test
7 47 (9.87%) Automation Test Analyst
8 45 (9.45%) Test Engineer
9 35 (7.35%) Java Developer
10 32 (6.72%) QA Analyst
11 26 (5.46%) Test Automation Engineer
12 24 (5.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 22 (4.62%) Java Developer in Test
13 22 (4.62%) QA Tester
14 21 (4.41%) Automation Test Lead
14 21 (4.41%) Digital Transformation
15 19 (3.99%) Senior Developer
15 19 (3.99%) Software Developer
15 19 (3.99%) Software Engineer
15 19 (3.99%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (17.44%) JSON
2 82 (17.23%) XML
3 78 (16.39%) REST
4 71 (14.92%) HTML
5 65 (13.66%) CSS
6 62 (13.03%) RESTful
7 57 (11.97%) Node.js
8 55 (11.55%) AngularJS
9 51 (10.71%) .NET
10 48 (10.08%) Web Services
11 43 (9.03%) React
12 38 (7.98%) HTML5
13 36 (7.56%) jQuery
14 32 (6.72%) CSS3
15 30 (6.30%) Spring
16 24 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (5.04%) SOAP
17 20 (4.20%) ASP.NET
18 16 (3.36%) Servlets
19 14 (2.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.13%) Greenfield Project
2 35 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.62%) Linux Command Line
4 20 (4.20%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.36%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.52%) User Experience
7 11 (2.31%) Video on Demand
8 9 (1.89%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.89%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.47%) Derivative
9 7 (1.47%) Video\Live Streaming
10 6 (1.26%) Fintech
10 6 (1.26%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.84%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.84%) Online Gambling
12 3 (0.63%) iPad
12 3 (0.63%) iPhone
12 3 (0.63%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 66 (13.87%) Linux
2 59 (12.39%) Unix
3 32 (6.72%) Windows
4 25 (5.25%) Android
5 22 (4.62%) Ubuntu
6 20 (4.20%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.05%) CentOS
7 5 (1.05%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.84%) VMS
9 1 (0.21%) AIX
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Solaris
9 1 (0.21%) SUSE
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (77.52%) Test Automation
2 368 (77.31%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (48.95%) BDD
4 135 (28.36%) TDD
5 129 (27.10%) Scrum
6 111 (23.32%) SDET
7 83 (17.44%) API Testing
8 80 (16.81%) DevOps
9 66 (13.87%) Performance Testing
10 65 (13.66%) Acceptance Criteria
11 64 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
12 63 (13.24%) Kanban
13 62 (13.03%) User Stories
14 61 (12.82%) OO
15 60 (12.61%) Scenario Testing
16 58 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
17 54 (11.34%) Microservices
18 53 (11.13%) Front End Development
19 48 (10.08%) Test Scripting
20 45 (9.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 260 (54.62%) Java
2 122 (25.63%) SQL
3 116 (24.37%) C#
4 101 (21.22%) JavaScript
5 47 (9.87%) Python
6 40 (8.40%) Groovy
6 40 (8.40%) Ruby
7 34 (7.14%) Scala
8 26 (5.46%) Shell Script
9 21 (4.41%) ES6
10 17 (3.57%) Java 8
11 13 (2.73%) Haskell
12 12 (2.52%) Perl
13 9 (1.89%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.68%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.68%) VBScript
15 7 (1.47%) Apple Swift
15 7 (1.47%) VB
16 6 (1.26%) Jython
16 6 (1.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 36 (7.56%) Degree
3 35 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (2.31%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.89%) ISEB
7 6 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.84%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.63%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.42%) OCA
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (21.64%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.21%) MiFID
2 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (9.03%) Docker
2 10 (2.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 10 (2.10%) HDFS
3 6 (1.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (4.20%) Puppet
2 17 (3.57%) Kibana
3 16 (3.36%) Grafana
4 9 (1.89%) HP ALM
5 7 (1.47%) Ansible
6 6 (1.26%) CA Service Virtualization
7 3 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (0.63%) Mesos
7 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (5.25%) Atlassian
2 23 (4.83%) Google
3 22 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.10%) Adobe
4 10 (2.10%) HP
5 8 (1.68%) Oracle
6 6 (1.26%) CA
6 6 (1.26%) Citrix
6 6 (1.26%) MuleSoft
6 6 (1.26%) webMethods
6 6 (1.26%) Xamarin
7 5 (1.05%) Charles River
7 5 (1.05%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 4 (0.84%) hybris
8 4 (0.84%) IBM
9 3 (0.63%) VMware
10 2 (0.42%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.42%) Splunk
11 1 (0.21%) Samsung
11 1 (0.21%) Solace