Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 505 509 630
Rank change year-on-year +4 +121 +98
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 413 422 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.40% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.25% 1.31% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 281 190
UK median daily rate £423 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +21.62% -1.33%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £299
90th Percentile £573 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £340
% change year-on-year - +17.65% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 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 32915 32203 32498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.02% 30.39% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23251 22320 22282
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 368 550
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.09 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.64% -2.67% +10.29%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Top 16 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 17 November 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
England +5 373 £425 -5.56% 36
London +21 234 £450 -10.00% 14
UK excluding London -4 171 £400 - 22
South East -7 41 £415 -5.68% 6
North of England +44 40 £390 +0.65% 8
South West +10 22 £384 +9.64% 5
North West +18 21 £400 +3.23% 6
Midlands +21 20 £325 -13.33% 3
Northern Ireland - 18 £415 -
East of England -32 17 £350 -15.15%
West Midlands +29 16 £215 -38.57%
Yorkshire +27 15 £390 -2.50% 1
Scotland -8 12 £310 -17.33%
North East +58 4 - - 1
East Midlands -11 4 £475 +20.25% 3
Wales -10 2 £370 -22.11%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 348 (84.26%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (73.61%) Test Automation
3 299 (72.40%) Cucumber
4 264 (63.92%) BDD
5 223 (54.00%) Java
6 218 (52.78%) Selenium
7 161 (38.98%) TDD
8 157 (38.01%) Scrum
9 149 (36.08%) JIRA
10 146 (35.35%) Jenkins
11 117 (28.33%) SQL
12 110 (26.63%) Git (software)
13 100 (24.21%) WebDriver
14 90 (21.79%) RESTful
15 84 (20.34%) JavaScript
15 84 (20.34%) C#
15 84 (20.34%) Confluence
16 83 (20.10%) Web Services
17 80 (19.37%) QA
18 79 (19.13%) Continuous Integration
18 79 (19.13%) Finance
19 73 (17.68%) Kanban
20 67 (16.22%) SpecFlow
21 66 (15.98%) Ruby
21 66 (15.98%) JUnit
22 61 (14.77%) XML
23 60 (14.53%) AngularJS
24 58 (14.04%) Banking
25 56 (13.56%) Python
25 56 (13.56%) Oracle

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 84 (20.34%) Confluence
2 40 (9.69%) WebSphere
3 31 (7.51%) WebLogic
4 25 (6.05%) Tomcat
5 15 (3.63%) JBoss
6 9 (2.18%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.69%) nginx
8 5 (1.21%) Apache
8 5 (1.21%) Jetty
8 5 (1.21%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (1.21%) Tornado
9 4 (0.97%) CMS
9 4 (0.97%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.97%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.48%) Apache TomEE
11 2 (0.48%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.48%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.97%) Mingle
3 3 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.91%) Magento
2 3 (0.73%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.30%) GitHub
2 21 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.69%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.97%) BrowserStack
6 4 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.97%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.73%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.73%) npm
8 2 (0.48%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.48%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.87%) HTTP
2 8 (1.94%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.69%) SSL
4 6 (1.45%) FTP
4 6 (1.45%) SMS
5 5 (1.21%) AMQP
6 3 (0.73%) DSL
7 2 (0.48%) Skype
8 1 (0.24%) Extranet
8 1 (0.24%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.44%) DB2
2 32 (7.75%) Relational Database
3 29 (7.02%) MongoDB
4 28 (6.78%) NoSQL
4 28 (6.78%) RDBMS
5 18 (4.36%) Big Data
6 17 (4.12%) DB2 UDB
7 15 (3.63%) Hadoop
8 12 (2.91%) DbVisualizer
8 12 (2.91%) Redis
9 11 (2.66%) SQL Server
10 9 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.94%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.21%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.21%) Impala
12 5 (1.21%) Power BI
12 5 (1.21%) QlikView
12 5 (1.21%) Riak
13 4 (0.97%) HBase
Development Applications
1 299 (72.40%) Cucumber
2 218 (52.78%) Selenium
3 149 (36.08%) JIRA
4 146 (35.35%) Jenkins
5 110 (26.63%) Git (software)
6 100 (24.21%) WebDriver
7 67 (16.22%) SpecFlow
8 66 (15.98%) JUnit
9 49 (11.86%) Maven
10 44 (10.65%) Appium
11 38 (9.20%) Jasmine
12 33 (7.99%) Calabash
13 26 (6.30%) Eclipse
13 26 (6.30%) Grunt
13 26 (6.30%) SoapUI
14 23 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (5.33%) Bower
16 21 (5.08%) FitNesse
16 21 (5.08%) JMeter
16 21 (5.08%) Xcode
General
1 79 (19.13%) Finance
2 58 (14.04%) Banking
3 32 (7.75%) Retail
4 16 (3.87%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.39%) Games
6 8 (1.94%) Front Office
7 7 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.21%) Advertising
8 5 (1.21%) Marketing
9 4 (0.97%) Back Office
9 4 (0.97%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.48%) Publishing
10 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 133 (32.20%) Developer
2 108 (26.15%) Tester
3 89 (21.55%) Automation Tester
4 85 (20.58%) Analyst
5 53 (12.83%) Test Analyst
6 50 (12.11%) Developer in Test
7 49 (11.86%) Java Developer
8 43 (10.41%) Test Engineer
9 30 (7.26%) Automation Test Analyst
9 30 (7.26%) Senior Developer
10 24 (5.81%) Test Automation Engineer
11 20 (4.84%) Software Engineer
12 18 (4.36%) Business Analyst
13 17 (4.12%) Java Automation Tester
13 17 (4.12%) Test Automation Developer
14 16 (3.87%) Java Engineer
14 16 (3.87%) QA Tester
15 14 (3.39%) QA Analyst
15 14 (3.39%) Ruby Developer
15 14 (3.39%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (21.79%) RESTful
2 83 (20.10%) Web Services
3 61 (14.77%) XML
4 60 (14.53%) AngularJS
5 52 (12.59%) HTML
6 50 (12.11%) CSS
7 49 (11.86%) Spring
8 45 (10.90%) .NET
9 41 (9.93%) JSON
10 38 (9.20%) Hibernate
10 38 (9.20%) REST
11 33 (7.99%) HTML5
12 30 (7.26%) SOAP
13 27 (6.54%) JSP
14 26 (6.30%) jQuery
15 24 (5.81%) Node.js
15 24 (5.81%) Spring Integration
15 24 (5.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 22 (5.33%) Backbone.js
16 22 (5.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.56%) Mobile App
2 34 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (2.91%) Video on Demand
5 11 (2.66%) User Experience
6 10 (2.42%) Video\Live Streaming
7 9 (2.18%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (2.18%) Market Risk
8 7 (1.69%) Derivative
8 7 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.69%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.45%) Fintech
9 6 (1.45%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.21%) PDA
11 4 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.73%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.73%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.73%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 2 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (12.11%) Unix
2 43 (10.41%) Linux
3 26 (6.30%) Apple iOS
4 25 (6.05%) Android
5 24 (5.81%) Windows
6 7 (1.69%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (84.26%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (73.61%) Test Automation
3 264 (63.92%) BDD
4 161 (38.98%) TDD
5 157 (38.01%) Scrum
6 79 (19.13%) Continuous Integration
7 73 (17.68%) Kanban
8 56 (13.56%) Acceptance Criteria
8 56 (13.56%) User Stories
9 50 (12.11%) DevOps
9 50 (12.11%) Manual Testing
10 47 (11.38%) ATDD
10 47 (11.38%) SDET
11 45 (10.90%) API Testing
11 45 (10.90%) MVC
12 44 (10.65%) Continuous Delivery
12 44 (10.65%) E-Commerce
12 44 (10.65%) Functional Testing
13 43 (10.41%) Continuous Improvement
14 42 (10.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 223 (54.00%) Java
2 117 (28.33%) SQL
3 84 (20.34%) C#
3 84 (20.34%) JavaScript
4 66 (15.98%) Ruby
5 56 (13.56%) Python
6 34 (8.23%) Scala
7 26 (6.30%) Groovy
8 21 (5.08%) Apple Swift
9 16 (3.87%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.66%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.18%) Perl
12 7 (1.69%) C++
12 7 (1.69%) Haskell
12 7 (1.69%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.21%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.21%) VB
13 5 (1.21%) VBA
14 4 (0.97%) PHP
14 4 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (9.20%) Degree
2 21 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.39%) ISTQB
5 12 (2.91%) ISEB
6 5 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.24%) AAT
9 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (19.37%) QA
2 7 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 42 (10.17%) Docker
2 4 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (0.97%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (4.60%) Puppet
2 16 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.69%) Grafana
3 7 (1.69%) Kibana
4 5 (1.21%) Ansible
4 5 (1.21%) Oozie
5 4 (0.97%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 4 (0.97%) CA Service Virtualization
5 4 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.97%) Mesos
6 3 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.24%) Graphite
7 1 (0.24%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 56 (13.56%) Oracle
2 34 (8.23%) Atlassian
3 20 (4.84%) IBM
4 19 (4.60%) HP
5 18 (4.36%) hybris
6 15 (3.63%) Google
7 12 (2.91%) Xamarin
8 9 (2.18%) Microsoft
9 7 (1.69%) Sencha
10 5 (1.21%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.21%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.21%) Solace
10 5 (1.21%) Tableau
11 4 (0.97%) CA
11 4 (0.97%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.97%) ForgeRock
11 4 (0.97%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.97%) webMethods
12 3 (0.73%) Marketo
12 3 (0.73%) Sonatype