Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 82 100
Rank change year-on-year -18 +18 +10
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 7 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.44% 1.29% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.82% 5.54% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 0
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% - -
East of England median daily rate £350 £400 -
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 384 325 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 24.09% 23.33% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 195 209
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.09%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £225
90th Percentile £585 £538 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £34.81 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.91% +66.29% -49.55%
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Gherkin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Watford -5 5 £350 -
Gherkin
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 7 (100.00%) JIRA
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
3 5 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
3 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 5 (71.43%) BDD
4 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 4 (57.14%) RESTful
4 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) Oracle
4 4 (57.14%) DB2
4 4 (57.14%) Unix
5 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
5 3 (42.86%) DNA
5 3 (42.86%) Retail
5 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Web Services
5 3 (42.86%) System Testing
5 3 (42.86%) hybris
5 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (28.57%) JBehave
6 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (28.57%) User Stories
6 2 (28.57%) RESTEasy

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 2 (28.57%) Confluence
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) DB2
2 2 (28.57%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) JIRA
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
3 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) JBehave
4 2 (28.57%) JUnit
4 2 (28.57%) Maven
4 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 1 (14.29%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
5 1 (14.29%) Checkstyle
5 1 (14.29%) GoCD
5 1 (14.29%) Gradle
5 1 (14.29%) jMock
5 1 (14.29%) Mockito
5 1 (14.29%) Moq
5 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (42.86%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Java Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Java Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) RESTful
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
3 2 (28.57%) RESTEasy
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
4 1 (14.29%) LAMP
4 1 (14.29%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Fintech
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) DNA
4 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (42.86%) System Testing
5 2 (28.57%) ATDD
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) High Availability
5 2 (28.57%) Open Source
5 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 2 (28.57%) User Stories
5 2 (28.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Groovy
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Scala
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) hybris
3 2 (28.57%) Atlassian
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Sonatype