Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 22 February 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 55 62
Rank change year-on-year -9 +7 -
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.93% 0.40% 1.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.19% 1.09% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Kent median daily rate £500 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £431 £413 £313
90th Percentile £525 £438 £450
South East median daily rate £415 £475 £370
% change year-on-year -12.63% +28.38% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East 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 Kent with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 228 184 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 42.62% 36.65% 43.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 134 220
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.05%
10th Percentile £313 £238 £263
90th Percentile £525 £476 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Kent median hourly rate - - £37.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +18.38%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in Kent

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in Kent

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Kent region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
West Malling - 1 £425 - 1
Gherkin
South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Kent region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) JSON
3 3 (60.00%) JMeter
3 3 (60.00%) Advertising
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (60.00%) RESTful
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) MSTest
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) NUnit
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (60.00%) JMeter
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (40.00%) MSTest
4 2 (40.00%) NUnit
4 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (20.00%) Appium
5 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
5 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
General
1 3 (60.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) CGI
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) EDI
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) SGML
4 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (20.00%) VRML
4 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Xamarin