Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 470 445 567
Rank change year-on-year -25 +122 +130
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 400 430 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.48% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.33% 1.51% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 280 184
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £290 £302
90th Percentile £550 £575 £513
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £370
% change year-on-year - +14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £70.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £70.50 - -

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 29,974 28,552 29,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.48% 31.72% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,578 19,791 20,261
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 320 536
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.73 £15.25 £15.15
90th Percentile £52.63 £51.25 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 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 +2 246 £450 -5.26% 39
South East -12 58 £420 -9.19% 8
North of England +2 38 £390 +11.43% 24
Midlands -2 20 £413 +10.00% 18
South West -4 19 £405 +15.71% 5
North West -8 19 £394 +1.61% 12
East of England -29 17 £350 -3.45% 6
Yorkshire +6 15 £390 -2.50% 12
East Midlands +3 12 £463 +23.33% 14
West Midlands -4 8 £308 -18.00% 4
North East +35 4 £390 +30.00%
Gherkin
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 328 (82.00%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (74.50%) Test Automation
3 292 (73.00%) Cucumber
4 254 (63.50%) BDD
5 223 (55.75%) Selenium
6 220 (55.00%) Java
7 153 (38.25%) JIRA
8 151 (37.75%) Scrum
9 148 (37.00%) Jenkins
10 143 (35.75%) TDD
11 106 (26.50%) Git (software)
12 101 (25.25%) Confluence
13 98 (24.50%) SQL
14 91 (22.75%) C#
15 87 (21.75%) JavaScript
15 87 (21.75%) WebDriver
16 86 (21.50%) QA
17 83 (20.75%) Kanban
18 74 (18.50%) RESTful
19 72 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
20 69 (17.25%) SDET
21 68 (17.00%) DevOps
21 68 (17.00%) Ruby
22 67 (16.75%) Python
23 66 (16.50%) Finance
24 63 (15.75%) SpecFlow
25 62 (15.50%) User Stories
26 61 (15.25%) Web Services
27 60 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
28 58 (14.50%) XML

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 (25.25%) Confluence
2 27 (6.75%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.25%) WebSphere
4 14 (3.50%) WebLogic
5 12 (3.00%) JBoss
6 9 (2.25%) nginx
7 6 (1.50%) Apache
8 5 (1.25%) Jetty
8 5 (1.25%) Tornado
9 4 (1.00%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.00%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.50%) Apache TomEE
11 2 (0.50%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.00%) Mingle
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Magento
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.50%) GitHub
2 18 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.25%) Google Analytics
5 7 (1.75%) BrowserStack
5 7 (1.75%) npm
6 5 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.25%) Yarn
7 4 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.00%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.00%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.50%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.50%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.50%) Slack
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.00%) HTTP
2 10 (2.50%) SSL
3 9 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.25%) AMQP
5 3 (0.75%) SMS
6 2 (0.50%) Skype
7 1 (0.25%) DSL
7 1 (0.25%) Extranet
7 1 (0.25%) Internet
7 1 (0.25%) Intranet
7 1 (0.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.25%) MongoDB
2 27 (6.75%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.75%) Big Data
4 13 (3.25%) DB2
4 13 (3.25%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.00%) Redis
6 11 (2.75%) SQL Server
7 10 (2.50%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (2.25%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.50%) DbVisualizer
10 5 (1.25%) Couchbase
10 5 (1.25%) Riak
11 4 (1.00%) HBase
11 4 (1.00%) MySQL
12 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.75%) Spark SQL
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.25%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 292 (73.00%) Cucumber
2 223 (55.75%) Selenium
3 153 (38.25%) JIRA
4 148 (37.00%) Jenkins
5 106 (26.50%) Git (software)
6 87 (21.75%) WebDriver
7 63 (15.75%) SpecFlow
8 53 (13.25%) Maven
9 48 (12.00%) Appium
10 45 (11.25%) JUnit
11 36 (9.00%) SoapUI
12 33 (8.25%) Calabash
13 29 (7.25%) IntelliJ
14 28 (7.00%) Jasmine
15 24 (6.00%) GitLab
16 23 (5.75%) Gatling
16 23 (5.75%) HP UFT
16 23 (5.75%) JMeter
16 23 (5.75%) NUnit
16 23 (5.75%) Xcode
General
1 66 (16.50%) Finance
2 37 (9.25%) Banking
3 23 (5.75%) Retail
4 12 (3.00%) Front Office
4 12 (3.00%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.75%) Advertising
5 7 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.50%) Games
7 4 (1.00%) Law
7 4 (1.00%) Marketing
7 4 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.75%) Publishing
9 2 (0.50%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 130 (32.50%) Developer
2 105 (26.25%) Tester
3 83 (20.75%) Automation Tester
4 81 (20.25%) Analyst
5 64 (16.00%) Test Analyst
6 62 (15.50%) Developer in Test
7 43 (10.75%) Automation Test Analyst
8 38 (9.50%) Test Engineer
9 27 (6.75%) Java Developer
10 26 (6.50%) Senior Developer
11 22 (5.50%) QA Tester
11 22 (5.50%) Software Developer
12 18 (4.50%) Software Engineer
12 18 (4.50%) Test Automation Developer
12 18 (4.50%) Test Automation Engineer
13 17 (4.25%) Test Leader
14 15 (3.75%) Automation Test Lead
14 15 (3.75%) Ruby Automation Tester
14 15 (3.75%) Selenium Tester
15 14 (3.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (18.50%) RESTful
2 61 (15.25%) Web Services
3 58 (14.50%) XML
4 56 (14.00%) JSON
5 52 (13.00%) REST
6 51 (12.75%) HTML
7 48 (12.00%) CSS
8 46 (11.50%) .NET
9 44 (11.00%) AngularJS
10 41 (10.25%) Node.js
11 29 (7.25%) SOAP
11 29 (7.25%) Spring
12 27 (6.75%) HTML5
12 27 (6.75%) jQuery
13 22 (5.50%) Hibernate
14 21 (5.25%) React
15 17 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web API
16 15 (3.75%) Velocity
17 14 (3.50%) CSS3
17 14 (3.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.00%) Mobile App
2 36 (9.00%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.00%) Video on Demand
5 11 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (2.75%) Video\Live Streaming
6 8 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.75%) Market Risk
8 6 (1.50%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.50%) User Experience
9 5 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.25%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.00%) Derivative
10 4 (1.00%) Fintech
10 4 (1.00%) PDA
11 3 (0.75%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 3 (0.75%) iPad
11 3 (0.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.00%) Linux
2 38 (9.50%) Unix
3 27 (6.75%) Android
4 25 (6.25%) Windows
5 24 (6.00%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.50%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.25%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (82.00%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (74.50%) Test Automation
3 254 (63.50%) BDD
4 151 (37.75%) Scrum
5 143 (35.75%) TDD
6 83 (20.75%) Kanban
7 72 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
8 69 (17.25%) SDET
9 68 (17.00%) DevOps
10 62 (15.50%) User Stories
11 60 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
12 58 (14.50%) Functional Testing
13 54 (13.50%) API Testing
14 51 (12.75%) ATDD
14 51 (12.75%) Continuous Improvement
15 46 (11.50%) Continuous Delivery
15 46 (11.50%) Manual Testing
15 46 (11.50%) Open Source
16 44 (11.00%) Scenario Testing
16 44 (11.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 220 (55.00%) Java
2 98 (24.50%) SQL
3 91 (22.75%) C#
4 87 (21.75%) JavaScript
5 68 (17.00%) Ruby
6 67 (16.75%) Python
7 35 (8.75%) Groovy
8 34 (8.50%) Scala
9 23 (5.75%) Apple Swift
10 15 (3.75%) Shell Script
11 12 (3.00%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.75%) ES6
13 10 (2.50%) C++
14 9 (2.25%) Haskell
14 9 (2.25%) Perl
14 9 (2.25%) VB.NET
15 8 (2.00%) VBScript
16 7 (1.75%) Jython
16 7 (1.75%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (9.50%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.50%) Degree
4 18 (4.50%) ISTQB
5 10 (2.50%) ISEB
6 8 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (21.50%) QA
2 7 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (13.75%) Docker
2 4 (1.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (1.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 23 (5.75%) Puppet
2 15 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.50%) Kibana
4 9 (2.25%) Grafana
5 8 (2.00%) CA Service Virtualization
6 5 (1.25%) Ansible
7 4 (1.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 4 (1.00%) Mesos
8 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (8.25%) Atlassian
2 28 (7.00%) Oracle
3 18 (4.50%) HP
4 14 (3.50%) Google
5 12 (3.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (3.00%) Xamarin
6 11 (2.75%) IBM
7 8 (2.00%) CA
7 8 (2.00%) hybris
8 6 (1.50%) Citrix
9 5 (1.25%) webMethods
10 4 (1.00%) Adobe
10 4 (1.00%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (1.00%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 3 (0.75%) Solace
11 3 (0.75%) Sonatype
12 2 (0.50%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.50%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.50%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.25%) Apple