The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 29 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
England / North East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 30 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.16% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.45% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £310
% change year-on-year -17.64% +37.09%  
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 the North East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 287 253 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 39.81% 29.08% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 171 94
Median daily rate £375 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £530 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £11.00
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 the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in the North East

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Tyne and Wear - 30 £300 -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 North East region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 43 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (97.67%) Selenium
2 42 (97.67%) Java
3 40 (93.02%) Test Automation
3 40 (93.02%) Scala
4 32 (74.42%) Automated Testing
5 30 (69.77%) Jenkins
5 30 (69.77%) Automation Testing
6 28 (65.12%) Scrum
7 27 (62.79%) Kanban
8 26 (60.47%) Groovy
8 26 (60.47%) RESTful
8 26 (60.47%) User Stories
8 26 (60.47%) Continuous Improvement
8 26 (60.47%) Software Engineering
8 26 (60.47%) QA
8 26 (60.47%) API Testing
9 23 (53.49%) Cucumber
10 22 (51.16%) WebDriver
11 19 (44.19%) Performance Testing
12 18 (41.86%) Security Testing
12 18 (41.86%) Unit Testing
12 18 (41.86%) Confluence
12 18 (41.86%) BDD
12 18 (41.86%) SoapUI
12 18 (41.86%) Usability Testing
12 18 (41.86%) Atlassian
12 18 (41.86%) JIRA
12 18 (41.86%) Web Services
12 18 (41.86%) Exploratory Testing

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 18 (41.86%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) JBoss
2 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Development Applications
1 42 (97.67%) Selenium
2 30 (69.77%) Jenkins
3 23 (53.49%) Cucumber
4 22 (51.16%) WebDriver
5 18 (41.86%) JIRA
5 18 (41.86%) SoapUI
6 14 (32.56%) JUnit
6 14 (32.56%) RSpec
7 1 (2.33%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.33%) Maven
7 1 (2.33%) Mocha
7 1 (2.33%) Sinon.JS
General
1 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (86.05%) Tester
2 34 (79.07%) Automation Tester
3 23 (53.49%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 23 (53.49%) Selenium Tester
4 14 (32.56%) Agile Tester
5 11 (25.58%) Java Automation Tester
6 6 (13.95%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.98%) QA Automation Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) CSS Developer
9 1 (2.33%) HTML CSS Developer
9 1 (2.33%) HTML Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (2.33%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) QA Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (60.47%) RESTful
2 18 (41.86%) Web Services
3 2 (4.65%) CSS
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) Chai
4 1 (2.33%) D3.js
4 1 (2.33%) HTML5
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) LESS
4 1 (2.33%) Sass
4 1 (2.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (93.02%) Test Automation
3 32 (74.42%) Automated Testing
4 30 (69.77%) Automation Testing
5 28 (65.12%) Scrum
6 27 (62.79%) Kanban
7 26 (60.47%) API Testing
7 26 (60.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 26 (60.47%) Software Engineering
7 26 (60.47%) User Stories
8 19 (44.19%) Performance Testing
9 18 (41.86%) BDD
9 18 (41.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (41.86%) Defect Management
9 18 (41.86%) Exploratory Testing
9 18 (41.86%) Security Testing
9 18 (41.86%) Unit Testing
9 18 (41.86%) Usability Testing
10 15 (34.88%) TDD
11 14 (32.56%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (97.67%) Java
2 40 (93.02%) Scala
3 26 (60.47%) Groovy
4 14 (32.56%) C#
4 14 (32.56%) Python
4 14 (32.56%) Ruby
5 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (60.47%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Atlassian