Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 402 500 522
Rank change year-on-year +98 +22 +110
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 543 377 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.40% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.62% 1.23% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 285 260
England median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £309 £301 £302
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +4.71% -5.56% +23.29%
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 33,539 30,683 30,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.26% 32.62% 31.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,909 21,829 20,936
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
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% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 370 351
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.15 £18.73 £14.56
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +17 254 £475 +5.56% 29
Midlands +76 99 £425 +6.25% 11
South East +15 75 £400 -3.61% 11
West Midlands +41 73 £425 +82.80% 4
North of England -3 62 £400 +2.63% 19
South West +3 47 £440 +14.66% 13
Yorkshire 0 28 £450 +15.38% 4
North West -7 25 £403 +0.69% 12
East Midlands +27 22 £400 -15.79% 7
North East +2 9 £390 - 3
East of England -6 8 £275 -21.43% 4
Gherkin
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 428 (78.82%) Test Automation
2 406 (74.77%) Agile Software Development
3 391 (72.01%) Selenium
4 389 (71.64%) Cucumber
5 302 (55.62%) Java
6 221 (40.70%) BDD
7 180 (33.15%) Git (software)
8 179 (32.97%) C#
9 177 (32.60%) Jenkins
10 161 (29.65%) Scrum
11 160 (29.47%) SQL
12 155 (28.55%) JavaScript
12 155 (28.55%) Continuous Integration
13 140 (25.78%) Linux
14 136 (25.05%) JIRA
15 133 (24.49%) WebDriver
16 128 (23.57%) DevOps
17 127 (23.39%) QA
18 118 (21.73%) Microservices
19 112 (20.63%) CSS
20 110 (20.26%) Node.js
20 110 (20.26%) API Testing
21 107 (19.71%) Open Source
22 106 (19.52%) JUnit
23 103 (18.97%) Python
24 98 (18.05%) Groovy
25 94 (17.31%) Docker
26 93 (17.13%) AngularJS
27 92 (16.94%) Confluence
27 92 (16.94%) TDD

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 92 (16.94%) Confluence
2 54 (9.94%) Tomcat
3 49 (9.02%) nginx
4 26 (4.79%) JBoss
5 21 (3.87%) Apache
6 20 (3.68%) WebLogic
7 12 (2.21%) CMS
8 6 (1.10%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.10%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.74%) Jetty
11 3 (0.55%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.37%) CICS
13 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.18%) GemFire
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) InVision
3 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.92%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.18%) Endur
3 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.18%) Minerva
3 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 70 (12.89%) GitHub
2 69 (12.71%) Google Analytics
3 53 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 52 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (4.05%) npm
6 18 (3.31%) BrowserStack
7 10 (1.84%) Slack
8 6 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.10%) OpenShift
8 6 (1.10%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.37%) Trello
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.18%) Apigee
10 1 (0.18%) PaaS
10 1 (0.18%) SaaS
10 1 (0.18%) Serverless
10 1 (0.18%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 48 (8.84%) HTTP
1 48 (8.84%) TCP/IP
2 47 (8.66%) SSL
3 29 (5.34%) AMQP
4 10 (1.84%) Skype
5 8 (1.47%) Internet
6 6 (1.10%) MQTT
7 4 (0.74%) DNS
8 3 (0.55%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.18%) BGP
9 1 (0.18%) DHCP
9 1 (0.18%) ICMP
9 1 (0.18%) MPLS
9 1 (0.18%) OSPF
9 1 (0.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (14.00%) MongoDB
2 51 (9.39%) NoSQL
3 16 (2.95%) Big Data
3 16 (2.95%) MySQL
3 16 (2.95%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.76%) SQL Server
5 13 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.47%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.29%) DB2
7 7 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.10%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.10%) HBase
8 6 (1.10%) Sqoop
8 6 (1.10%) ZAP BI
9 2 (0.37%) GIS
10 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.18%) Informix
10 1 (0.18%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 391 (72.01%) Selenium
2 389 (71.64%) Cucumber
3 180 (33.15%) Git (software)
4 177 (32.60%) Jenkins
5 136 (25.05%) JIRA
6 133 (24.49%) WebDriver
7 106 (19.52%) JUnit
8 89 (16.39%) SpecFlow
9 82 (15.10%) Gatling
10 70 (12.89%) Karma Test Runner
11 69 (12.71%) IntelliJ
12 61 (11.23%) gulp
13 60 (11.05%) Maven
14 53 (9.76%) Sublime Text
15 52 (9.58%) JMeter
16 50 (9.21%) SoapUI
17 48 (8.84%) Ant
18 44 (8.10%) Grunt
19 41 (7.55%) Protractor
20 36 (6.63%) Mocha
General
1 77 (14.18%) Finance
2 26 (4.79%) Banking
3 20 (3.68%) Retail
4 9 (1.66%) Advertising
4 9 (1.66%) Front Office
5 8 (1.47%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.29%) Back Office
6 7 (1.29%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.10%) Marketing
8 4 (0.74%) Games
9 2 (0.37%) Automotive
9 2 (0.37%) Legal
10 1 (0.18%) Avionics
10 1 (0.18%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Military
10 1 (0.18%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 161 (29.65%) Developer
2 102 (18.78%) Tester
3 101 (18.60%) Analyst
4 84 (15.47%) Automation Tester
5 78 (14.36%) Test Analyst
6 64 (11.79%) Test Engineer
7 51 (9.39%) Java Developer
8 43 (7.92%) Test Automation Engineer
9 34 (6.26%) Automation Test Analyst
9 34 (6.26%) Scala Developer
10 33 (6.08%) Developer in Test
11 24 (4.42%) QA Tester
12 19 (3.50%) Java Engineer
12 19 (3.50%) Software Engineer
13 18 (3.31%) Test Automation Developer
13 18 (3.31%) Test Leader
14 17 (3.13%) .NET Developer
14 17 (3.13%) Business Analyst
14 17 (3.13%) QA Automation Tester
15 16 (2.95%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (20.63%) CSS
2 110 (20.26%) Node.js
3 93 (17.13%) AngularJS
4 91 (16.76%) REST
5 86 (15.84%) HTML
6 77 (14.18%) .NET
7 67 (12.34%) XML
8 64 (11.79%) RESTful
9 62 (11.42%) Web Services
10 57 (10.50%) Spring
11 55 (10.13%) HTML5
11 55 (10.13%) JSON
12 53 (9.76%) jQuery
12 53 (9.76%) React
13 51 (9.39%) Play Framework
14 50 (9.21%) Servlets
15 43 (7.92%) Hibernate
16 38 (7.00%) ASP.NET
17 36 (6.63%) J2EE
17 36 (6.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.63%) Linux Command Line
2 33 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (3.13%) Fintech
5 17 (3.13%) User Experience
6 13 (2.39%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.84%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.84%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.66%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.47%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.29%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.10%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.74%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.74%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.74%) Derivative
12 4 (0.74%) Market Risk
13 3 (0.55%) Video on Demand
13 3 (0.55%) Video\Live Streaming
14 2 (0.37%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 140 (25.78%) Linux
2 85 (15.65%) Unix
3 74 (13.63%) Windows
4 64 (11.79%) Ubuntu
5 10 (1.84%) Mac OS
6 8 (1.47%) Android
7 7 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.74%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.55%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (78.82%) Test Automation
2 406 (74.77%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (40.70%) BDD
4 161 (29.65%) Scrum
5 155 (28.55%) Continuous Integration
6 128 (23.57%) DevOps
7 118 (21.73%) Microservices
8 110 (20.26%) API Testing
9 107 (19.71%) Open Source
10 92 (16.94%) TDD
11 80 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
12 79 (14.55%) Analytics
13 78 (14.36%) SDET
14 67 (12.34%) User Stories
15 65 (11.97%) Configuration Management
16 64 (11.79%) Software Engineering
17 60 (11.05%) Continuous Improvement
17 60 (11.05%) Performance Testing
18 53 (9.76%) Test Scripting
19 52 (9.58%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 302 (55.62%) Java
2 179 (32.97%) C#
3 160 (29.47%) SQL
4 155 (28.55%) JavaScript
5 103 (18.97%) Python
6 98 (18.05%) Groovy
7 86 (15.84%) Scala
8 75 (13.81%) Ruby
9 48 (8.84%) Perl
10 47 (8.66%) Haskell
11 31 (5.71%) PL/SQL
12 27 (4.97%) VB.NET
13 20 (3.68%) Java 8
14 16 (2.95%) Shell Script
15 14 (2.58%) C++
16 12 (2.21%) Bash Shell
17 7 (1.29%) VBA
18 5 (0.92%) C
19 4 (0.74%) CoffeeScript
19 4 (0.74%) Korn
Qualifications
1 77 (14.18%) Security Cleared
2 71 (13.08%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.63%) Degree
4 12 (2.21%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.84%) ISEB
6 7 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.92%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) CCA
10 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (23.39%) QA
2 7 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.55%) WCAG
4 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.18%) GDPR
5 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 94 (17.31%) Docker
2 6 (1.10%) HDFS
3 4 (0.74%) vCloud
4 3 (0.55%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 73 (13.44%) Grafana
2 72 (13.26%) Kibana
3 67 (12.34%) Puppet
4 17 (3.13%) Ansible
5 16 (2.95%) Docker Swarm
5 16 (2.95%) Graphite
6 13 (2.39%) Kubernetes
7 11 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.10%) Oozie
9 5 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.18%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.18%) logstash
Vendors
1 82 (15.10%) Google
2 44 (8.10%) Microsoft
3 34 (6.26%) Atlassian
4 30 (5.52%) Adobe
5 24 (4.42%) Oracle
6 15 (2.76%) Splunk
7 14 (2.58%) webMethods
8 8 (1.47%) Cadence
9 5 (0.92%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 5 (0.92%) HP
9 5 (0.92%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 5 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.74%) hybris
10 4 (0.74%) IBM
10 4 (0.74%) VMware
11 3 (0.55%) F5
11 3 (0.55%) Solace
11 3 (0.55%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.18%) CA Agile Central
12 1 (0.18%) Dynatrace