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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 430 496 519
Rank change year-on-year +66 +23  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 160 131 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.15% 0.91% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 87 63
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £314 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £366 £310
% change year-on-year +2.45% +18.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London 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 13856 14466 13862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.86% 28.16% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9663 10209 9104
Median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 177 181
Median hourly rate £42.50 £33.60 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.48% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £11.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Gherkin as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 59 £450 +5.88% 18
North East - 34 £300 -
South West +23 23 £365 -1.01% 4
Yorkshire +35 14 £375 +20.00% 2
North West +43 9 £388 -11.42% 2
South East +7 9 £488 +25.59% 5
East of England -8 9 £450 +38.46% 3
West Midlands +24 2 £350 -12.50%
Gherkin
UK

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 290 (84.55%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (67.93%) Selenium
3 224 (65.31%) BDD
4 204 (59.48%) Cucumber
5 194 (56.56%) Java
6 192 (55.98%) Scrum
7 164 (47.81%) Test Automation
8 141 (41.11%) Jenkins
9 128 (37.32%) TDD
10 123 (35.86%) JIRA
11 120 (34.99%) WebDriver
12 112 (32.65%) Automated Testing
13 108 (31.49%) QA
14 105 (30.61%) Continuous Integration
14 105 (30.61%) C#
15 96 (27.99%) Web Services
16 89 (25.95%) Git (software)
17 88 (25.66%) Kanban
18 86 (25.07%) JavaScript
19 85 (24.78%) User Stories
20 84 (24.49%) Scala
21 82 (23.91%) RESTful
22 80 (23.32%) Automation Testing
23 71 (20.70%) Ruby
24 67 (19.53%) Python
25 66 (19.24%) SoapUI
26 62 (18.08%) API Testing
26 62 (18.08%) XML
27 61 (17.78%) Linux
27 61 (17.78%) JUnit

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 60 (17.49%) Confluence
2 36 (10.50%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.96%) nginx
4 12 (3.50%) Apache
5 11 (3.21%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.92%) JBoss
7 8 (2.33%) CMS
8 7 (2.04%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (1.17%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.58%) IIS
13 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.29%) GemFire
13 1 (0.29%) Mule
13 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) HipChat
3 1 (0.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.75%) Magento
3 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.62%) GitHub
2 17 (4.96%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.58%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.71%) HTTP
2 17 (4.96%) SSL
2 17 (4.96%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.17%) SSH
4 3 (0.87%) IMAP
5 2 (0.58%) POP3
5 2 (0.58%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.29%) AMQP
6 1 (0.29%) DNS
6 1 (0.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.45%) MongoDB
2 19 (5.54%) NoSQL
3 11 (3.21%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.62%) Big Data
5 6 (1.75%) DB2
5 6 (1.75%) DbVisualizer
5 6 (1.75%) Redis
6 3 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.87%) MySQL
6 3 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.58%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.29%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.29%) HBase
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 233 (67.93%) Selenium
2 204 (59.48%) Cucumber
3 141 (41.11%) Jenkins
4 123 (35.86%) JIRA
5 120 (34.99%) WebDriver
6 89 (25.95%) Git (software)
7 66 (19.24%) SoapUI
8 61 (17.78%) JUnit
8 61 (17.78%) SpecFlow
9 43 (12.54%) Maven
10 32 (9.33%) TeamCity
11 29 (8.45%) Mockito
12 27 (7.87%) JBehave
13 23 (6.71%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (6.12%) Karma Test Runner
14 21 (6.12%) Visual Studio
15 20 (5.83%) IntelliJ
16 19 (5.54%) Spock
17 18 (5.25%) Gatling
17 18 (5.25%) gulp
General
1 57 (16.62%) Finance
2 29 (8.45%) Banking
3 10 (2.92%) Games
4 8 (2.33%) Retail
5 6 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.75%) Marketing
5 6 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.58%) Advertising
6 2 (0.58%) Electronics
6 2 (0.58%) French Language
6 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.29%) Local Government
7 1 (0.29%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 134 (39.07%) Tester
2 117 (34.11%) Automation Tester
3 104 (30.32%) Developer
4 63 (18.37%) Selenium Tester
5 61 (17.78%) Analyst
6 60 (17.49%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 38 (11.08%) Developer in Test
8 35 (10.20%) Java Automation Tester
9 32 (9.33%) Test Analyst
10 29 (8.45%) Test Engineer
11 27 (7.87%) Java Developer
12 22 (6.41%) Business Analyst
12 22 (6.41%) Senior Developer
13 20 (5.83%) Agile Tester
13 20 (5.83%) Scala Developer
14 18 (5.25%) QA Tester
14 18 (5.25%) Test Automation Engineer
15 15 (4.37%) UI Developer
16 14 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
16 14 (4.08%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (27.99%) Web Services
2 82 (23.91%) RESTful
3 62 (18.08%) XML
4 57 (16.62%) HTML
5 55 (16.03%) AngularJS
5 55 (16.03%) jQuery
6 52 (15.16%) CSS
7 51 (14.87%) JSON
8 48 (13.99%) Node.js
9 43 (12.54%) REST
10 42 (12.24%) HTML5
10 42 (12.24%) SOAP
11 41 (11.95%) .NET
12 40 (11.66%) Hibernate
13 39 (11.37%) Spring
14 24 (7.00%) CSS3
14 24 (7.00%) Servlets
15 22 (6.41%) JMS
16 21 (6.12%) JDBC
17 18 (5.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.12%) Mobile App
2 15 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (4.08%) Smartphone
3 14 (4.08%) User Experience
4 12 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.75%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.58%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.29%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.29%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.29%) Fintech
9 1 (0.29%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (17.78%) Linux
2 43 (12.54%) Unix
3 19 (5.54%) Windows
4 17 (4.96%) Ubuntu
5 8 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.04%) Android
7 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (84.55%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (65.31%) BDD
3 192 (55.98%) Scrum
4 164 (47.81%) Test Automation
5 128 (37.32%) TDD
6 112 (32.65%) Automated Testing
7 105 (30.61%) Continuous Integration
8 88 (25.66%) Kanban
9 85 (24.78%) User Stories
10 80 (23.32%) Automation Testing
11 62 (18.08%) API Testing
12 59 (17.20%) Software Engineering
13 58 (16.91%) Continuous Improvement
14 55 (16.03%) Test Scripting
15 54 (15.74%) Unit Testing
16 52 (15.16%) Open Source
17 50 (14.58%) Defect Management
18 49 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
19 48 (13.99%) Security Testing
20 47 (13.70%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 194 (56.56%) Java
2 105 (30.61%) C#
3 86 (25.07%) JavaScript
4 84 (24.49%) Scala
5 71 (20.70%) Ruby
6 67 (19.53%) Python
7 59 (17.20%) Groovy
7 59 (17.20%) SQL
8 35 (10.20%) Shell Script
9 19 (5.54%) Korn
9 19 (5.54%) Perl
10 17 (4.96%) Haskell
11 12 (3.50%) XPath
12 7 (2.04%) C++
13 6 (1.75%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.75%) ECMAScript
13 6 (1.75%) ES6
14 5 (1.46%) C
15 4 (1.17%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (6.71%) Degree
2 21 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.08%) ISEB
3 14 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.50%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.75%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) HND
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (31.49%) QA
2 11 (3.21%) SDET
3 9 (2.62%) FATCA
System Software
1 11 (3.21%) Docker
2 2 (0.58%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 17 (4.96%) Grafana
1 17 (4.96%) Kibana
2 7 (2.04%) Puppet
3 2 (0.58%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.58%) Zenoss
4 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (14.58%) Atlassian
2 20 (5.83%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.54%) Solace
4 17 (4.96%) Google
5 10 (2.92%) MuleSoft
5 10 (2.92%) Xamarin
6 9 (2.62%) Oracle
6 9 (2.62%) Sencha
7 8 (2.33%) Adobe
8 6 (1.75%) hybris
8 6 (1.75%) IBM
8 6 (1.75%) webMethods
9 5 (1.46%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.17%) HP
11 3 (0.87%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.58%) SAP
13 1 (0.29%) CA Agile Central
13 1 (0.29%) Marketo
13 1 (0.29%) SaltStack
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Posted: 20 hours ago
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + negotiable
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Rate: £465 - £511.50 per day
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