The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 30 March 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 58 64
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.51% 0.14% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.78% 0.69% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year -17.64% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 169 144 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 28.79% 20.63% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 85 116
Median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £11.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +240.90% -70.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Gherkin in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in Hertfordshire

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Watford -1 1 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Gherkin
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 16 (100.00%) Java
1 16 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 16 (100.00%) BDD
2 15 (93.75%) WebDriver
2 15 (93.75%) Selenium
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (81.25%) Software Testing
3 13 (81.25%) ATDD
4 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
4 11 (68.75%) JBehave
4 11 (68.75%) TDD
5 10 (62.50%) Test Strategy
6 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
6 9 (56.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (56.25%) Scrum
6 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
6 9 (56.25%) Kanban
6 9 (56.25%) JIRA
6 9 (56.25%) QA
7 8 (50.00%) Open Source
7 8 (50.00%) Finance
7 8 (50.00%) Automation Testing
7 8 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (43.75%) High Availability
8 7 (43.75%) Hibernate
8 7 (43.75%) Spring
8 7 (43.75%) Maven
8 7 (43.75%) JUnit
8 7 (43.75%) Tomcat
8 7 (43.75%) RESTful

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 7 (43.75%) Tomcat
2 5 (31.25%) Confluence
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) DB2
1 2 (12.50%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 16 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 15 (93.75%) Selenium
2 15 (93.75%) WebDriver
3 11 (68.75%) JBehave
4 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
4 9 (56.25%) JIRA
4 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
5 7 (43.75%) JUnit
5 7 (43.75%) Maven
6 3 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
6 3 (18.75%) Mockito
6 3 (18.75%) Moq
6 3 (18.75%) TeamCity
7 2 (12.50%) Appium
8 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
8 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Automation Tester
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Developer in Test
2 4 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Agile Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Hibernate
1 7 (43.75%) RESTful
1 7 (43.75%) Spring
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) J2EE
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) BDD
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (81.25%) ATDD
3 13 (81.25%) Software Testing
4 11 (68.75%) TDD
4 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
5 10 (62.50%) Test Strategy
6 9 (56.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (56.25%) Kanban
6 9 (56.25%) Scrum
7 8 (50.00%) Automation Testing
7 8 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (50.00%) Open Source
8 7 (43.75%) High Availability
9 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
9 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
9 5 (31.25%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (12.50%) System Testing
10 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (56.25%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Atlassian
2 2 (12.50%) hybris
2 2 (12.50%) IBM