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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 58 71
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 0.15% 0.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.85% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £344
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 154 118 219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 24.37% 17.66% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 79 118
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £318 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -52.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) ATDD
2 4 (80.00%) Open Source
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) JBehave
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Spring
3 3 (60.00%) Maven
3 3 (60.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (60.00%) JUnit
3 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Confluence
3 3 (60.00%) RESTful
3 3 (60.00%) Kanban
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration

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 3 (60.00%) Confluence
1 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) JBehave
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (60.00%) JUnit
3 3 (60.00%) Maven
4 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Mockito
4 2 (40.00%) Moq
4 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (20.00%) Appium
5 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
5 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Games
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (60.00%) RESTful
1 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) ATDD
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) Open Source
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) Kanban
3 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) High Availability
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Document Management
5 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (20.00%) hybris
2 1 (20.00%) IBM