Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 - 145
Rank change year-on-year - +145 -10
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 15 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.53% - 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.78% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Surrey median daily rate £400 - £320
10th Percentile £380 - £310
90th Percentile £475 - £336
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £330
% change year-on-year +2.86% +32.58% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East 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 Surrey with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 843 583 858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 29.95% 26.71% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 396 616
Surrey median daily rate £453 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +2.10% +15.63%
10th Percentile £329 £300 £288
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 14
Surrey median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £42.50 £35.00 £21.65
90th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £52.17
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +22.95%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in Surrey

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in Surrey

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 16 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
Reigate - 10 £400 -
Cobham - 4 - -
Redhill - 1 £450 -
Gherkin
South East

For the 6 months to 16 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (53.33%) Test Strategy
3 8 (53.33%) System Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Scrum
4 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
4 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Finance
4 7 (46.67%) SpecFlow
5 5 (33.33%) BDD
5 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
6 4 (26.67%) ISEB
6 4 (26.67%) Statistics
6 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
6 4 (26.67%) Web Development
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
6 4 (26.67%) Ruby
6 4 (26.67%) Issue Tracking
6 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
6 4 (26.67%) TestRail
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (26.67%) RubyMine
6 4 (26.67%) Kanban
6 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Web Testing

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) SpecFlow
2 5 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 4 (26.67%) RubyMine
3 4 (26.67%) TestRail
4 3 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Automation Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Ruby Automation Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Tester
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Azure Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (13.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (53.33%) Scrum
3 8 (53.33%) System Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Test Strategy
4 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
5 5 (33.33%) BDD
5 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
6 4 (26.67%) Issue Tracking
6 4 (26.67%) Kanban
6 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
6 4 (26.67%) Statistics
6 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
6 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
6 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Ruby
3 3 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA