Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 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 > South West
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 191 176
Rank change year-on-year +16 -15 +23
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 28 22 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.50% 0.39% 0.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.96% 1.44% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 42
South West median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £345 £283 £275
90th Percentile £438 £418 £400
England median daily rate £438 £438 £400
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West 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 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 1432 1528 1828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.81% 27.36% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 1107 1304
South West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £528 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 82
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £33.95 £18.64 £31.25
90th Percentile £54.25 £44.65 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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
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 18 December 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
Wiltshire +4 11 £394 -12.50%
Somerset -3 7 £425 +21.43%
Bristol -6 5 £345 -15.85% 2
Devon - 3 £400 -
Gloucestershire +16 2 £425 +18.06%
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 South West region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (82.14%) BDD
3 22 (78.57%) TDD
4 21 (75.00%) Selenium
5 18 (64.29%) Cucumber
6 17 (60.71%) JavaScript
7 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
8 13 (46.43%) AngularJS
8 13 (46.43%) .NET
8 13 (46.43%) C#
9 12 (42.86%) HTML
9 12 (42.86%) CSS
9 12 (42.86%) Jasmine
10 9 (32.14%) JIRA
10 9 (32.14%) Visual Studio
11 8 (28.57%) Scrum
11 8 (28.57%) jQuery
11 8 (28.57%) Ant
11 8 (28.57%) Java
12 7 (25.00%) C++
12 7 (25.00%) SQL
12 7 (25.00%) VBScript
12 7 (25.00%) JUnit
12 7 (25.00%) SOAP
12 7 (25.00%) XML
12 7 (25.00%) Python
12 7 (25.00%) Eclipse
12 7 (25.00%) HTTP
12 7 (25.00%) HP
12 7 (25.00%) CA

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 2 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) npm
2 1 (3.57%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) Extranet
2 1 (3.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (75.00%) Selenium
2 18 (64.29%) Cucumber
3 12 (42.86%) Jasmine
4 9 (32.14%) JIRA
4 9 (32.14%) Visual Studio
5 8 (28.57%) Ant
6 7 (25.00%) Eclipse
6 7 (25.00%) HP UFT
6 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 7 (25.00%) JUnit
6 7 (25.00%) Maven
6 7 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 7 (25.00%) SpecFlow
7 4 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (14.29%) Protractor
8 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
9 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Test Automation Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Test Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 4 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (14.29%) Sencha Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) UI Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Angular Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Digital Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) .NET
1 13 (46.43%) AngularJS
2 12 (42.86%) CSS
2 12 (42.86%) HTML
3 8 (28.57%) jQuery
4 7 (25.00%) REST
4 7 (25.00%) SOAP
4 7 (25.00%) XML
5 6 (21.43%) Ext JS
6 4 (14.29%) LESS
6 4 (14.29%) Sass
7 3 (10.71%) Node.js
8 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
8 2 (7.14%) React
9 1 (3.57%) Enzyme
9 1 (3.57%) HTML5
9 1 (3.57%) J2EE
9 1 (3.57%) Redux
9 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (82.14%) BDD
3 22 (78.57%) TDD
4 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
5 8 (28.57%) Scrum
6 7 (25.00%) MVC
6 7 (25.00%) MVVM
6 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (17.86%) Front End Development
7 5 (17.86%) OO
8 4 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 2 (7.14%) SDLC
9 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.14%) Web Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) JavaScript
2 13 (46.43%) C#
3 8 (28.57%) Java
4 7 (25.00%) C++
4 7 (25.00%) Groovy
4 7 (25.00%) Python
4 7 (25.00%) Ruby
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 7 (25.00%) VBScript
5 6 (21.43%) Jython
6 4 (14.29%) ES6
6 4 (14.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) CA
1 7 (25.00%) HP
1 7 (25.00%) Sencha