Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 169 190
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21 -7
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 12 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.24% 0.28% 0.082%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 1.01% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Scotland median daily rate £310 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.33% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £294
90th Percentile £431 £388 £356
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £365
% change year-on-year -5.56% +23.29% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1356 1192 1238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.87% 27.41% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 715 664
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £263 £269
90th Percentile £525 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 16
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% +5.25% +1.58%
10th Percentile £18.75 £22.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in Scotland

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in Scotland

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in Scotland

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 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
Edinburgh -18 4 - - 1
Glasgow -13 3 £300 -
Fife - 2 £320 -
Moray - 1 £488 -
Gherkin
UK

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

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) BDD
3 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (58.33%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) SOAP
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) Apache CXF
6 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (25.00%) Maven
6 3 (25.00%) JIRA
6 3 (25.00%) OSGi
6 3 (25.00%) Apache Camel
6 3 (25.00%) REST
6 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (25.00%) J2EE
6 3 (25.00%) JDBC
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) JBoss
6 3 (25.00%) JMS
6 3 (25.00%) SOA
6 3 (25.00%) Microservices
7 2 (16.67%) SDLC
7 2 (16.67%) Wireframes

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (25.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Maven
2 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (8.33%) JMeter
3 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Pega Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Verification Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Verification Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Verification Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Java Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) Apache Camel
2 3 (25.00%) Apache CXF
2 3 (25.00%) J2EE
2 3 (25.00%) JDBC
2 3 (25.00%) JMS
2 3 (25.00%) OSGi
2 3 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) BDD
3 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (25.00%) Microservices
6 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (25.00%) SOA
7 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 2 (16.67%) Kanban
7 2 (16.67%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
7 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 2 (16.67%) SDLC
7 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 2 (16.67%) User Stories
7 2 (16.67%) Wireframes
8 1 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
8 1 (8.33%) ETL
8 1 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) Perl
4 2 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) Pega
1 2 (16.67%) Red Hat