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 3 months to 24 June 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 429 523 522
Rank change year-on-year +94 -1  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 174 121 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.17% 0.79% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 80 77
Median daily rate £425 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +7.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £338
% change year-on-year -0.66% +11.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Gherkin is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14826 15294 15382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.05% 28.44% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10246 10766 10266
Median daily rate £426 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 181 209
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Gherkin as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +102 157 £425 +6.25% 35
London +51 86 £475 +11.76% 13
South West +14 14 £375 +8.69% 2
South East +23 12 £475 +18.75% 7
City of London +2 12 £378 -4.43% 3
Swindon - 12 £375 -
Wiltshire - 12 £375 -
North West +26 11 £450 +12.50% 2
North East +74 10 £310 - 2
Scotland +52 10 £340 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £310 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 10 £310 - 2
West Midlands +30 8 £215 -49.41%
Yorkshire +21 8 £375 +17.64% 3
Manchester +14 6 £196 -53.88% 2
West Sussex +20 5 £488 +2.78%
Worthing +19 5 £488 +2.78%
Glasgow +6 5 £310 -
East of England -5 5 £450 +38.46% 4
Norfolk - 5 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £408 -
West Yorkshire +21 4 £369 +15.68% 3
Leeds +19 4 £369 +15.68% 2
Norwich - 4 £450 -
Liverpool - 4 £450 -
Herefordshire - 4 £215 -
Merseyside - 4 £450 -
Shropshire +19 3 £488 -
Sheffield +13 3 £375 -
South Yorkshire +7 3 £375 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 320 (87.19%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (70.84%) Test Automation
3 232 (63.22%) Selenium
4 218 (59.40%) Cucumber
4 218 (59.40%) BDD
5 192 (52.32%) Scrum
6 183 (49.86%) Java
7 158 (43.05%) Jenkins
8 137 (37.33%) TDD
9 132 (35.97%) JIRA
10 113 (30.79%) Git (software)
11 106 (28.88%) C#
12 104 (28.34%) WebDriver
13 102 (27.79%) Continuous Integration
14 99 (26.98%) User Stories
14 99 (26.98%) QA
15 97 (26.43%) Web Services
16 94 (25.61%) JavaScript
17 93 (25.34%) Scala
18 87 (23.71%) RESTful
19 79 (21.53%) Kanban
20 77 (20.98%) HTML
21 76 (20.71%) SQL
22 73 (19.89%) SpecFlow
23 69 (18.80%) CSS
24 67 (18.26%) Ruby
25 63 (17.17%) AngularJS
26 62 (16.89%) Finance
27 61 (16.62%) Linux
28 60 (16.35%) jQuery

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 58 (15.80%) Confluence
2 28 (7.63%) Tomcat
3 25 (6.81%) JBoss
4 21 (5.72%) Apache
5 18 (4.90%) nginx
6 17 (4.63%) WebSphere
7 11 (3.00%) CMS
8 8 (2.18%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (2.18%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.09%) EPiServer
9 4 (1.09%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.82%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.54%) IIS
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) HipChat
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.27%) Mingle
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.54%) Magento
2 5 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.09%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.27%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.27%) Sonata
4 1 (0.27%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.81%) GitHub
2 18 (4.90%) Google Analytics
3 8 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.27%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.99%) HTTP
2 18 (4.90%) SSL
2 18 (4.90%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.09%) SMS
4 2 (0.54%) IMAP
5 1 (0.27%) LDAP
5 1 (0.27%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.90%) MongoDB
2 23 (6.27%) NoSQL
3 13 (3.54%) DB2
3 13 (3.54%) DbVisualizer
4 10 (2.72%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.63%) Couchbase
5 6 (1.63%) Redis
6 4 (1.09%) Big Data
7 3 (0.82%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.82%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.82%) Impala
7 3 (0.82%) MySQL
7 3 (0.82%) Power BI
7 3 (0.82%) QlikView
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 232 (63.22%) Selenium
2 218 (59.40%) Cucumber
3 158 (43.05%) Jenkins
4 132 (35.97%) JIRA
5 113 (30.79%) Git (software)
6 104 (28.34%) WebDriver
7 73 (19.89%) SpecFlow
8 54 (14.71%) JUnit
9 50 (13.62%) SoapUI
10 42 (11.44%) Maven
11 29 (7.90%) Visual Studio
12 28 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 27 (7.36%) TeamCity
14 25 (6.81%) Karma Test Runner
15 24 (6.54%) Gatling
16 22 (5.99%) gulp
16 22 (5.99%) JBehave
16 22 (5.99%) Mockito
17 21 (5.72%) Jasmine
18 19 (5.18%) IntelliJ
General
1 62 (16.89%) Finance
2 30 (8.17%) Banking
3 21 (5.72%) Retail
4 15 (4.09%) Games
5 8 (2.18%) Marketing
6 6 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.36%) Advertising
7 5 (1.36%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.54%) French Language
8 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 116 (31.61%) Tester
2 114 (31.06%) Developer
3 98 (26.70%) Automation Tester
4 78 (21.25%) Analyst
5 45 (12.26%) Selenium Tester
6 42 (11.44%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 36 (9.81%) Test Analyst
8 32 (8.72%) Java Automation Tester
9 29 (7.90%) Business Analyst
9 29 (7.90%) Test Engineer
10 28 (7.63%) Developer in Test
11 24 (6.54%) Scala Developer
12 22 (5.99%) Java Developer
12 22 (5.99%) Senior Developer
13 20 (5.45%) Agile Tester
14 19 (5.18%) Test Automation Engineer
15 17 (4.63%) Agile Business Analyst
16 16 (4.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 15 (4.09%) QA Analyst
17 15 (4.09%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (26.43%) Web Services
2 87 (23.71%) RESTful
3 77 (20.98%) HTML
4 69 (18.80%) CSS
5 63 (17.17%) AngularJS
6 60 (16.35%) jQuery
7 57 (15.53%) XML
8 53 (14.44%) HTML5
9 49 (13.35%) JSON
10 44 (11.99%) Node.js
11 43 (11.72%) REST
11 43 (11.72%) SOAP
12 40 (10.90%) .NET
13 32 (8.72%) CSS3
14 30 (8.17%) JMS
15 29 (7.90%) J2EE
16 27 (7.36%) Hibernate
16 27 (7.36%) Spring
17 26 (7.08%) JDBC
18 24 (6.54%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.90%) Mobile App
3 15 (4.09%) User Experience
4 13 (3.54%) Smartphone
5 9 (2.45%) Video on Demand
6 8 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.09%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.82%) Derivative
9 2 (0.54%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (0.54%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.27%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.27%) Fintech
10 1 (0.27%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.27%) NHS
10 1 (0.27%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (16.62%) Linux
2 42 (11.44%) Unix
3 22 (5.99%) Windows
4 18 (4.90%) Ubuntu
5 7 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.63%) Android
7 3 (0.82%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (87.19%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (70.84%) Test Automation
3 218 (59.40%) BDD
4 192 (52.32%) Scrum
5 137 (37.33%) TDD
6 102 (27.79%) Continuous Integration
7 99 (26.98%) User Stories
8 79 (21.53%) Kanban
9 58 (15.80%) Continuous Improvement
10 55 (14.99%) API Testing
10 55 (14.99%) Software Engineering
11 54 (14.71%) Performance Testing
12 53 (14.44%) Open Source
13 51 (13.90%) Exploratory Testing
14 49 (13.35%) Unit Testing
15 48 (13.08%) Continuous Delivery
16 47 (12.81%) Test Scripting
17 43 (11.72%) Microservices
17 43 (11.72%) MVC
18 41 (11.17%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 183 (49.86%) Java
2 106 (28.88%) C#
3 94 (25.61%) JavaScript
4 93 (25.34%) Scala
5 76 (20.71%) SQL
6 67 (18.26%) Ruby
7 58 (15.80%) Python
8 55 (14.99%) Groovy
9 21 (5.72%) Shell Script
10 19 (5.18%) Perl
11 18 (4.90%) Haskell
12 12 (3.27%) Korn
13 9 (2.45%) XPath
14 8 (2.18%) C
14 8 (2.18%) C++
15 5 (1.36%) ECMAScript
15 5 (1.36%) ES6
16 3 (0.82%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.82%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (6.81%) Degree
2 15 (4.09%) SC Cleared
2 15 (4.09%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.27%) BPSS Clearance
3 12 (3.27%) ISEB
4 7 (1.91%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) AAT
6 1 (0.27%) HND
6 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (26.98%) QA
2 7 (1.91%) FATCA
3 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (6.27%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Dovecot
2 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (4.90%) Grafana
1 18 (4.90%) Kibana
2 10 (2.72%) Puppet
3 3 (0.82%) Oozie
4 2 (0.54%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.27%) Graphite
5 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (10.08%) Atlassian
2 22 (5.99%) Google
3 17 (4.63%) Oracle
4 15 (4.09%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.09%) Sencha
5 13 (3.54%) hybris
5 13 (3.54%) IBM
6 12 (3.27%) Solace
7 11 (3.00%) Adobe
8 9 (2.45%) Xamarin
9 8 (2.18%) Sitecore
9 8 (2.18%) webMethods
10 5 (1.36%) HP
10 5 (1.36%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.36%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.09%) Marketo
12 3 (0.82%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.82%) ForgeRock
12 3 (0.82%) Tableau
13 2 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
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