Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 158 203
Rank change year-on-year +2 +45 +16
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 45 42 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.85% 0.76% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.17% 2.73% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 34 7
South West median daily rate £440 £365 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.55% +5.80% +25.45%
10th Percentile £277 £215 £295
90th Percentile £488 £438 £430
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South West median hourly rate £175.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% - -
England median hourly rate £175.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +400.00% - -

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 1,418 1,536 1,579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.71% 27.89% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 973 1,084
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +9.59% -2.67%
10th Percentile £289 £288 £263
90th Percentile £555 £535 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 64
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +7.14% +7.01%
10th Percentile £35.25 £31.25 £22.20
90th Percentile £52.00 £54.50 £57.00
England median hourly rate £41.57 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.64% +8.00% +4.17%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +17 20 £375 +56.25% 4
Somerset +1 9 £475 +54.35% 1
Wiltshire -7 6 £425 +11.84% 2
Devon - 6 £475 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £319 - 4
Dorset - 1 - -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 (95.56%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (91.11%) Test Automation
3 32 (71.11%) Cucumber
4 29 (64.44%) Selenium
5 24 (53.33%) Git (software)
6 22 (48.89%) C#
7 18 (40.00%) Java
8 15 (33.33%) NUnit
9 13 (28.89%) Scrum
9 13 (28.89%) SQL
9 13 (28.89%) SpecFlow
10 12 (26.67%) API Testing
10 12 (26.67%) SDET
10 12 (26.67%) JUnit
10 12 (26.67%) JIRA
11 11 (24.44%) React
11 11 (24.44%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (22.22%) Front End Development
12 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
12 10 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (22.22%) Migration
12 10 (22.22%) JSON
12 10 (22.22%) XML
12 10 (22.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 9 (20.00%) Performance Testing
13 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (17.78%) DevOps
14 8 (17.78%) OO
14 8 (17.78%) QA
14 8 (17.78%) Continuous Deployment

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 5 (11.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.89%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Big Data
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (71.11%) Cucumber
2 29 (64.44%) Selenium
3 24 (53.33%) Git (software)
4 15 (33.33%) NUnit
5 13 (28.89%) SpecFlow
6 12 (26.67%) JIRA
6 12 (26.67%) JUnit
7 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
8 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (13.33%) JMeter
10 5 (11.11%) Bitbucket
10 5 (11.11%) Eclipse
10 5 (11.11%) JIRA Agile
11 4 (8.89%) SoapUI
11 4 (8.89%) SonarQube
12 3 (6.67%) CruiseControl
12 3 (6.67%) Hudson
12 3 (6.67%) TeamCity
13 2 (4.44%) Ant
13 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Advertising
3 3 (6.67%) Back Office
4 2 (4.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Tester
4 8 (17.78%) Automation Tester
5 7 (15.56%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) Automation Test Lead
7 5 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) Senior Automation Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) Test Leader
9 3 (6.67%) QA Analyst
9 3 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) Test Automation Specialist
9 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) Test Specialist
10 2 (4.44%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Manager
10 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
11 1 (2.22%) QA Automation Engineer
11 1 (2.22%) Test Architect
11 1 (2.22%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) React
2 10 (22.22%) JSON
2 10 (22.22%) XML
3 7 (15.56%) .NET
4 6 (13.33%) REST
5 5 (11.11%) HTML
6 4 (8.89%) Spring
7 3 (6.67%) SOAP
8 2 (4.44%) Web Services
9 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.22%) CSS
9 1 (2.22%) Enzyme
9 1 (2.22%) jQuery
9 1 (2.22%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.56%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (8.89%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (6.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
1 4 (8.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (95.56%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (91.11%) Test Automation
3 13 (28.89%) Scrum
4 12 (26.67%) API Testing
4 12 (26.67%) SDET
5 11 (24.44%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (22.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 10 (22.22%) Front End Development
6 10 (22.22%) Migration
7 9 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 8 (17.78%) Continuous Deployment
8 8 (17.78%) DevOps
8 8 (17.78%) OO
8 8 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (15.56%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (13.33%) Microservices
11 5 (11.11%) BDD
12 4 (8.89%) TDD
12 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) C#
2 18 (40.00%) Java
3 13 (28.89%) SQL
4 6 (13.33%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) Groovy
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) Jython
6 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
1 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) DBS Check
2 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (2.22%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Cadence
3 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.22%) CA
3 1 (2.22%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 1 (2.22%) HP