Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 15 November 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
England > South West
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 180 199
Rank change year-on-year +4 +19 -3
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 47 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.75% 0.37% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.68% 1.44% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 8
South West median daily rate £440 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £273 £320 £248
90th Percentile £488 £423 £427
England median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 - -

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 the South West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,753 1,456 1,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.82% 25.83% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,165 928 1,168
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +4.73% -1.33%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £575 £534 £525
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 22
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +26.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £24.73 £33.50 £18.64
90th Percentile £62.69 £58.75 £53.25
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Gherkin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in the South West

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in the South West

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin in the South West over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in the South West

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the South West region over the 6 months to 15 November 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
Bristol +22 33 £363 +12.40% 5
Somerset +4 7 £475 +15.15% 1
Devon - 4 £325 - 1
Gloucestershire -8 2 - - 2
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 South West region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 43 (91.49%) Test Automation
2 39 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (76.60%) Cucumber
4 35 (74.47%) Selenium
5 29 (61.70%) C#
6 27 (57.45%) Git (software)
7 17 (36.17%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (36.17%) SpecFlow
8 15 (31.91%) NUnit
8 15 (31.91%) SQL
8 15 (31.91%) JUnit
9 14 (29.79%) Scrum
10 13 (27.66%) Java
10 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
10 13 (27.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (27.66%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (27.66%) React
10 13 (27.66%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (27.66%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 12 (25.53%) API Testing
11 12 (25.53%) Linux
11 12 (25.53%) Finance
12 11 (23.40%) Migration
12 11 (23.40%) Python
12 11 (23.40%) Unix
12 11 (23.40%) .NET
12 11 (23.40%) SDET
12 11 (23.40%) Front End Development
12 11 (23.40%) Linux Command Line

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.66%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) npm
3 1 (2.13%) GitHub
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Big Data
2 2 (4.26%) GIS
2 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 36 (76.60%) Cucumber
2 35 (74.47%) Selenium
3 27 (57.45%) Git (software)
4 17 (36.17%) SpecFlow
5 15 (31.91%) JUnit
5 15 (31.91%) NUnit
6 13 (27.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (27.66%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
8 6 (12.77%) CruiseControl
8 6 (12.77%) Hudson
8 6 (12.77%) JIRA
8 6 (12.77%) JMeter
8 6 (12.77%) TeamCity
9 4 (8.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (8.51%) Bitbucket
10 2 (4.26%) Redmine
11 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
11 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Advertising
3 6 (12.77%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) Test Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Tester
5 5 (10.64%) Test Automation Specialist
5 5 (10.64%) Test Specialist
6 4 (8.51%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (6.38%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.13%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) React
2 11 (23.40%) .NET
3 3 (6.38%) HTML
3 3 (6.38%) Node.js
3 3 (6.38%) RESTful
4 2 (4.26%) CSS
4 2 (4.26%) Middleware
5 1 (2.13%) Angular 2
5 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.13%) HTML5
5 1 (2.13%) JSON
5 1 (2.13%) NgRx
5 1 (2.13%) Redux
5 1 (2.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (23.40%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (17.02%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (10.64%) Fintech
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Linux
2 11 (23.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (91.49%) Test Automation
2 39 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.17%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (29.79%) Scrum
5 13 (27.66%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (25.53%) API Testing
7 11 (23.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 11 (23.40%) Front End Development
7 11 (23.40%) Migration
7 11 (23.40%) SDET
8 9 (19.15%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (14.89%) Continuous Deployment
10 6 (12.77%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Test Strategy
11 5 (10.64%) Acceptance Criteria
12 4 (8.51%) BDD
13 3 (6.38%) DevOps
13 3 (6.38%) Functional Testing
13 3 (6.38%) Microservices
13 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (61.70%) C#
2 15 (31.91%) SQL
3 13 (27.66%) Java
4 11 (23.40%) Python
5 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) ES6
6 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Degree
2 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) DBS Check
4 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Ansible
1 2 (4.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) Cadence
3 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.13%) Cypress Semiconductor