Period
to 11 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 11 July 2020 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
UK
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 418 480 432
Rank change year-on-year +62 -48 +86
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 171 409 564
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.44% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 1.36% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 221 367
Median daily rate £425 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.49% +11.25%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £323
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -80.00% +400.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £175.00
% change year-on-year - -80.00% +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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 12,627 30,127 35,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.78% 32.22% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,474 21,074 24,643
Median daily rate £500 £490 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £330 £333 £315
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 330 373
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +2.63% +1.62%
10th Percentile £22.25 £18.77 £15.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.00 £58.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -2.74%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Gherkin as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Gherkin.

Daily rate trend for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Gherkin over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Gherkin.

Hourly rate trend for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK over the 6 months to 11 July 2020. 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
England +81 147 £425 - 6
UK excluding London +86 97 £423 +5.63% 2
London +96 69 £434 -3.50% 4
North of England +82 30 £368 +14.84% 1
South West +59 21 £470 +17.50% 1
Midlands +73 17 £395 -9.71%
North West +63 16 £360 -12.73% 1
West Midlands +76 14 £423 -6.11%
Scotland +33 10 £350 -17.65%
Yorkshire +64 8 £423 +27.07%
South East +115 7 £363 -17.14%
Wales +29 7 £400 -5.88%
North East +24 6 £330 +6.45%
Work from Home -15 5 £525 +5.00% 1
East of England +60 3 £363 -9.38%
East Midlands +46 3 £243 -36.88%
Northern Ireland - 2 £451 -

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 136 (79.53%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (66.08%) Cucumber
3 108 (63.16%) Test Automation
4 92 (53.80%) Java
5 91 (53.22%) BDD
6 82 (47.95%) JIRA
7 76 (44.44%) Selenium
8 62 (36.26%) Git (software)
9 58 (33.92%) Microservices
10 55 (32.16%) Jenkins
11 52 (30.41%) Scrum
12 51 (29.82%) REST
13 49 (28.65%) DevOps
14 48 (28.07%) QA
15 44 (25.73%) TDD
16 43 (25.15%) Confluence
17 41 (23.98%) SQL
17 41 (23.98%) JUnit
18 39 (22.81%) Security Cleared
19 35 (20.47%) Integration Testing
19 35 (20.47%) Docker
20 34 (19.88%) WebDriver
20 34 (19.88%) JavaScript
21 33 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
22 32 (18.71%) JSON
23 31 (18.13%) SC Cleared
24 30 (17.54%) JMeter
25 29 (16.96%) XML
26 28 (16.37%) Python
26 28 (16.37%) Spring

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 43 (25.15%) Confluence
2 13 (7.60%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.68%) WebSphere
4 7 (4.09%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.92%) Apache
6 3 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.17%) nginx
8 1 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 28 (16.37%) AWS
2 21 (12.28%) Azure
3 12 (7.02%) SaaS
4 10 (5.85%) GitHub
5 8 (4.68%) IaaS
6 6 (3.51%) Google Analytics
6 6 (3.51%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (1.75%) BlazeMeter
7 3 (1.75%) npm
8 2 (1.17%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.17%) BrowserStack
8 2 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.17%) GCP
8 2 (1.17%) Logic Apps
8 2 (1.17%) Serverless
9 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.58%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.09%) HTTP
2 5 (2.92%) SSL
2 5 (2.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.36%) MongoDB
2 14 (8.19%) NoSQL
3 10 (5.85%) DB2
4 6 (3.51%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.92%) MySQL
6 4 (2.34%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.58%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 113 (66.08%) Cucumber
2 82 (47.95%) JIRA
3 76 (44.44%) Selenium
4 62 (36.26%) Git (software)
5 55 (32.16%) Jenkins
6 41 (23.98%) JUnit
7 34 (19.88%) WebDriver
8 30 (17.54%) JMeter
9 28 (16.37%) GitLab
10 24 (14.04%) SpecFlow
11 21 (12.28%) Bitbucket
11 21 (12.28%) Jasmine
12 20 (11.70%) Postman
13 17 (9.94%) Gatling
14 16 (9.36%) REST Assured
15 14 (8.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 13 (7.60%) Cypress.io
16 13 (7.60%) Maven
16 13 (7.60%) SoapUI
17 12 (7.02%) SonarQube
General
1 22 (12.87%) Public Sector
2 15 (8.77%) Finance
3 9 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (1.17%) Retail
5 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.58%) French Language
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
5 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (26.90%) Developer
2 36 (21.05%) Tester
3 32 (18.71%) Analyst
4 25 (14.62%) Automation Tester
5 20 (11.70%) Java Developer
5 20 (11.70%) Test Engineer
6 17 (9.94%) QA Engineer
7 15 (8.77%) Test Analyst
8 14 (8.19%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (4.09%) Embedded Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) QA Automation Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Selenium Tester
10 7 (4.09%) Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Test Specialist
11 6 (3.51%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) QA Test Engineer
11 6 (3.51%) QA Tester
11 6 (3.51%) Software Tester
12 5 (2.92%) Salesforce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (29.82%) REST
2 32 (18.71%) JSON
3 29 (16.96%) XML
4 28 (16.37%) Spring
5 24 (14.04%) Web Services
6 23 (13.45%) RESTful
7 19 (11.11%) SOAP
8 18 (10.53%) Node.js
9 17 (9.94%) CSS
9 17 (9.94%) Spring Boot
10 13 (7.60%) .NET
11 9 (5.26%) HTML
11 9 (5.26%) J2EE
11 9 (5.26%) Swagger
11 9 (5.26%) WireMock
12 8 (4.68%) AngularJS
13 7 (4.09%) ADO
14 6 (3.51%) Play Framework
14 6 (3.51%) Sass
15 5 (2.92%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.34%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (2.34%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.75%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.75%) User Experience
5 1 (0.58%) Chromecast
5 1 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.58%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.11%) Linux
2 15 (8.77%) Unix
3 8 (4.68%) Android
4 6 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.92%) Windows
6 2 (1.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.58%) Android TV
7 1 (0.58%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (79.53%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 91 (53.22%) BDD
4 58 (33.92%) Microservices
5 52 (30.41%) Scrum
6 49 (28.65%) DevOps
7 44 (25.73%) TDD
8 35 (20.47%) Integration Testing
9 33 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (15.20%) Regression Testing
11 25 (14.62%) Test Strategy
12 24 (14.04%) Open Source
13 22 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (12.87%) User Stories
14 21 (12.28%) Functional Testing
14 21 (12.28%) Scenario Testing
15 19 (11.11%) API Testing
15 19 (11.11%) Mentoring
16 18 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
17 16 (9.36%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 92 (53.80%) Java
2 41 (23.98%) SQL
3 34 (19.88%) JavaScript
4 28 (16.37%) Python
5 25 (14.62%) C#
6 10 (5.85%) Shell Script
7 9 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 8 (4.68%) C
8 8 (4.68%) C++
9 6 (3.51%) PHP
9 6 (3.51%) Scala
10 5 (2.92%) Java 8
11 4 (2.34%) Go
12 3 (1.75%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.75%) Groovy
12 3 (1.75%) Ruby
12 3 (1.75%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.17%) Haskell
13 2 (1.17%) Perl
13 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (22.81%) Security Cleared
2 31 (18.13%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.60%) Degree
4 10 (5.85%) ISTQB
5 7 (4.09%) DBS Check
5 7 (4.09%) ISEB
6 6 (3.51%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.17%) CSPO
9 2 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (28.07%) QA
2 5 (2.92%) WCAG
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.58%) PSD2
3 1 (0.58%) SEPA
System Software
1 35 (20.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (8.19%) Ansible
2 12 (7.02%) Terraform
3 7 (4.09%) Grafana
3 7 (4.09%) Kibana
4 5 (2.92%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (9.94%) Oracle
2 15 (8.77%) Google
3 12 (7.02%) Atlassian
4 9 (5.26%) BEA
5 8 (4.68%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.92%) IBM
6 5 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.34%) Twitter
8 3 (1.75%) Adobe
8 3 (1.75%) Guidewire
9 2 (1.17%) HP
10 1 (0.58%) Informatica
10 1 (0.58%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.58%) WSO2