Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 19 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 404 408 478
Rank change year-on-year +4 +70 +20
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 234 205 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.51% 0.46% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 1.33% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 156 90
London median daily rate £450 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +14.71% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £312
90th Percentile £588 £591 £538
England median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
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 London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 17171 15431 15150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.15% 34.36% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13119 11555 11268
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 71 93
London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £19.00 £19.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £57.50 £58.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in London

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in London

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in London

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the London region over the 6 months to 19 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
Central London +15 50 £500 +11.11% 6
West London -11 14 £411 -8.78%
East London -4 5 £478 - 1
South London - 4 £300 - 1
North London - 2 £300 -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 189 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (77.78%) Cucumber
3 173 (73.93%) Test Automation
4 163 (69.66%) BDD
5 131 (55.98%) Java
6 113 (48.29%) Selenium
7 88 (37.61%) TDD
7 88 (37.61%) Scrum
7 88 (37.61%) Jenkins
8 83 (35.47%) JIRA
9 66 (28.21%) Git (software)
10 54 (23.08%) WebDriver
11 52 (22.22%) SQL
12 48 (20.51%) RESTful
13 47 (20.09%) Confluence
13 47 (20.09%) Web Services
14 43 (18.38%) Appium
15 42 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
15 42 (17.95%) Kanban
15 42 (17.95%) Banking
16 41 (17.52%) Finance
16 41 (17.52%) Mobile App
16 41 (17.52%) ATDD
17 39 (16.67%) Ruby
17 39 (16.67%) QA
18 38 (16.24%) SDET
19 37 (15.81%) JavaScript
19 37 (15.81%) Unix
20 36 (15.38%) JSON
21 34 (14.53%) Manual Testing

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 47 (20.09%) Confluence
2 17 (7.26%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.99%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.14%) Oracle Coherence
4 5 (2.14%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.71%) CMS
5 4 (1.71%) EPiServer
6 3 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.71%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (3.42%) Magento
2 3 (1.28%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.98%) GitHub
3 13 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.71%) BrowserStack
4 4 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.71%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (1.28%) npm
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.56%) SMS
2 4 (1.71%) HTTP
3 2 (0.85%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.41%) DB2
1 15 (6.41%) NoSQL
2 14 (5.98%) Big Data
3 13 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 12 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.42%) DbVisualizer
5 8 (3.42%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.42%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.99%) Redis
7 4 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.71%) HBase
8 3 (1.28%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.28%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.28%) Impala
8 3 (1.28%) Power BI
8 3 (1.28%) QlikView
8 3 (1.28%) Spark SQL
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 182 (77.78%) Cucumber
2 113 (48.29%) Selenium
3 88 (37.61%) Jenkins
4 83 (35.47%) JIRA
5 66 (28.21%) Git (software)
6 54 (23.08%) WebDriver
7 43 (18.38%) Appium
8 28 (11.97%) Calabash
8 28 (11.97%) Maven
9 24 (10.26%) JUnit
10 23 (9.83%) SpecFlow
11 21 (8.97%) Xcode
12 15 (6.41%) GitLab
12 15 (6.41%) TeamCity
13 13 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (5.13%) Gerrit
14 12 (5.13%) IntelliJ
14 12 (5.13%) Mockito
15 11 (4.70%) JMeter
15 11 (4.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 42 (17.95%) Banking
2 41 (17.52%) Finance
3 18 (7.69%) Retail
4 15 (6.41%) Investment Banking
5 13 (5.56%) Games
6 7 (2.99%) Front Office
7 5 (2.14%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.14%) Marketing
8 3 (1.28%) Advertising
9 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) Law
10 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (32.48%) Developer
2 59 (25.21%) Tester
3 50 (21.37%) Analyst
4 48 (20.51%) Automation Tester
5 46 (19.66%) Developer in Test
6 33 (14.10%) Test Engineer
7 31 (13.25%) Test Analyst
8 21 (8.97%) Java Developer
9 20 (8.55%) Automation Test Analyst
10 19 (8.12%) Senior Developer
10 19 (8.12%) Test Automation Engineer
11 15 (6.41%) Test Automation Developer
12 14 (5.98%) Ruby Developer
12 14 (5.98%) Software Engineer
13 13 (5.56%) Business Analyst
13 13 (5.56%) Java Automation Tester
13 13 (5.56%) Java Engineer
14 12 (5.13%) Software Test Engineer
15 11 (4.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 11 (4.70%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (20.51%) RESTful
2 47 (20.09%) Web Services
3 36 (15.38%) JSON
4 34 (14.53%) XML
5 28 (11.97%) HTML
6 24 (10.26%) HTML5
7 16 (6.84%) Spring
8 15 (6.41%) CSS
8 15 (6.41%) REST
8 15 (6.41%) Velocity
9 14 (5.98%) .NET
9 14 (5.98%) AngularJS
10 13 (5.56%) CSS3
10 13 (5.56%) jQuery
11 12 (5.13%) Node.js
12 11 (4.70%) SOAP
13 9 (3.85%) React
14 8 (3.42%) JMS
14 8 (3.42%) RESTEasy
15 7 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (17.52%) Mobile App
2 25 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (5.13%) Video on Demand
5 10 (4.27%) Video\Live Streaming
6 9 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (3.42%) User Experience
8 7 (2.99%) Derivative
8 7 (2.99%) Market Risk
9 6 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (2.56%) Virtual Team
10 5 (2.14%) Computer Science
10 5 (2.14%) Fintech
10 5 (2.14%) PDA
11 4 (1.71%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (1.28%) Cloud Native
12 3 (1.28%) Credit Risk
12 3 (1.28%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 2 (0.85%) OTC Derivatives
13 2 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (15.81%) Unix
2 24 (10.26%) Linux
3 23 (9.83%) Apple iOS
4 22 (9.40%) Android
5 7 (2.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (73.93%) Test Automation
3 163 (69.66%) BDD
4 88 (37.61%) Scrum
4 88 (37.61%) TDD
5 42 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (17.95%) Kanban
6 41 (17.52%) ATDD
7 38 (16.24%) SDET
8 34 (14.53%) Manual Testing
9 33 (14.10%) Functional Testing
10 31 (13.25%) Acceptance Criteria
10 31 (13.25%) Scenario Testing
11 30 (12.82%) E-Commerce
12 28 (11.97%) Test Strategy
13 26 (11.11%) API Testing
13 26 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
13 26 (11.11%) User Stories
14 23 (9.83%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (9.83%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 131 (55.98%) Java
2 52 (22.22%) SQL
3 39 (16.67%) Ruby
4 37 (15.81%) JavaScript
5 33 (14.10%) C#
6 26 (11.11%) Python
7 21 (8.97%) Apple Swift
8 15 (6.41%) Shell Script
9 12 (5.13%) Scala
10 5 (2.14%) VB
11 4 (1.71%) Korn
11 4 (1.71%) PHP
11 4 (1.71%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.28%) C
13 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.85%) VBA
13 2 (0.85%) XPath
14 1 (0.43%) C++
14 1 (0.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (8.12%) Degree
2 16 (6.84%) Security Cleared
3 15 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.42%) ISEB
5 7 (2.99%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.43%) AAT
7 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (16.67%) QA
2 7 (2.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (12.39%) Docker
2 4 (1.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (1.71%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.99%) Puppet
2 4 (1.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (1.71%) Mesos
3 3 (1.28%) Oozie
3 3 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.43%) Graphite
5 1 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 25 (10.68%) Oracle
2 16 (6.84%) IBM
3 15 (6.41%) Atlassian
4 13 (5.56%) hybris
5 9 (3.85%) HP
5 9 (3.85%) Xamarin
6 6 (2.56%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.14%) MuleSoft
7 5 (2.14%) Solace
8 4 (1.71%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (1.71%) ForgeRock
9 3 (1.28%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.28%) Marketo
9 3 (1.28%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.28%) Tableau
10 2 (0.85%) Murex
10 2 (0.85%) Perforce
10 2 (0.85%) Sonatype
11 1 (0.43%) Apple
11 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com