Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 191 173 164
Rank change year-on-year -18 -9 +1
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 41 20 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.64% 0.38% 0.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.27% 1.42% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 37
South West median daily rate £413 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £300 £380 £217
90th Percentile £494 £476 £438
England median daily rate £435 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.75 £70.50 -
% change year-on-year -52.13% - -

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 1,805 1,404 1,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.38% 26.93% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,191 894 1,049
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £319 £288 £263
90th Percentile £613 £563 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 14 27
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +20.00% -10.18%
10th Percentile £30.20 £25.03 £18.64
90th Percentile £64.75 £50.00 £43.10
England median hourly rate £41.85 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.61% - +3.90%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 0 25 £425 +30.77% 7
Devon +5 8 £325 -18.75%
Somerset -3 3 £600 +41.18%
Wiltshire -43 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 34 (82.93%) Test Automation
2 31 (75.61%) Cucumber
3 30 (73.17%) Selenium
4 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (48.78%) C#
6 18 (43.90%) Git (software)
7 17 (41.46%) Java
8 14 (34.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (31.71%) BDD
9 13 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (29.27%) React
11 11 (26.83%) Linux
12 10 (24.39%) Python
12 10 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (24.39%) SpecFlow
13 9 (21.95%) API Testing
13 9 (21.95%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (21.95%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (21.95%) Unix
13 9 (21.95%) Scrum
14 8 (19.51%) JIRA
14 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (19.51%) Microservices
14 8 (19.51%) Front End Development
14 8 (19.51%) SDET
14 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
15 7 (17.07%) DevOps
15 7 (17.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 7 (17.07%) WebDriver
15 7 (17.07%) SoapUI

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 (4.88%) Confluence
1 2 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (4.88%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) InVision
1 1 (2.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.76%) npm
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.88%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (4.88%) Serverless
4 1 (2.44%) BrowserStack
4 1 (2.44%) GitHub
4 1 (2.44%) Trello
4 1 (2.44%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) AMQP
2 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.32%) GIS
3 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.88%) MariaDB
3 2 (4.88%) MySQL
3 2 (4.88%) Redis
4 1 (2.44%) Big Data
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (75.61%) Cucumber
2 30 (73.17%) Selenium
3 18 (43.90%) Git (software)
4 14 (34.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (24.39%) SpecFlow
6 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
6 8 (19.51%) JIRA
7 7 (17.07%) JUnit
7 7 (17.07%) SoapUI
7 7 (17.07%) WebDriver
8 6 (14.63%) JMeter
8 6 (14.63%) NUnit
9 5 (12.20%) Bitbucket
9 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
9 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 4 (9.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner
11 3 (7.32%) Redmine
11 3 (7.32%) TestComplete
11 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (4.88%) Advertising
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Test Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Tester
4 7 (17.07%) Automation Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Test Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Angular Developer
7 2 (4.88%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.88%) React Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Software Team Leader
7 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) React
2 6 (14.63%) Node.js
2 6 (14.63%) Web Services
3 4 (9.76%) RESTful
3 4 (9.76%) SOAP
4 3 (7.32%) .NET
4 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.32%) CSS
4 3 (7.32%) HTML
4 3 (7.32%) Middleware
4 3 (7.32%) REST
4 3 (7.32%) Spring
5 2 (4.88%) amCharts
5 2 (4.88%) D3.js
5 2 (4.88%) Highcharts JS
5 2 (4.88%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (4.88%) React Native
5 2 (4.88%) Sass
5 2 (4.88%) Spring Boot
5 2 (4.88%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.44%) Fintech
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Unix
3 3 (7.32%) Windows
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (82.93%) Test Automation
2 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (31.71%) BDD
3 13 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (21.95%) API Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (21.95%) Scrum
5 8 (19.51%) Front End Development
5 8 (19.51%) Microservices
5 8 (19.51%) SDET
6 7 (17.07%) DevOps
6 7 (17.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 7 (17.07%) Migration
7 6 (14.63%) TDD
8 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Acceptance Criteria
9 4 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (9.76%) Functional Testing
9 4 (9.76%) User Stories
10 3 (7.32%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) C#
2 17 (41.46%) Java
3 10 (24.39%) Python
4 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
5 6 (14.63%) SQL
6 3 (7.32%) C
6 3 (7.32%) ES6
6 3 (7.32%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.88%) Apple Swift
7 2 (4.88%) C++
7 2 (4.88%) Java 8
7 2 (4.88%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.88%) PHP
7 2 (4.88%) R
8 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.44%) Groovy
8 1 (2.44%) Ruby
8 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
3 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Kubernetes
2 3 (7.32%) Ansible
3 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.88%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 1 (2.44%) Adobe