Period
to 19 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West London 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 19 March 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
London > West London
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 123 95
Rank change year-on-year +8 -28 +30
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 6 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West London 0.31% 0.74% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 2.07% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 6
West London median daily rate £388 £430 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.88% -0.29% -8.24%
10th Percentile £324 £381 £376
90th Percentile £516 £510 £528
London median daily rate £452 £450 £470
% change year-on-year +0.44% -4.26% +13.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 advertised in West London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 646 774 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West London 33.59% 35.77% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 629 377
West London median daily rate £475 £493 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +15.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £315 £309
90th Percentile £603 £588 £538
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 5
West London median hourly rate £51.25 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +63.64% -36.05%
10th Percentile £45.43 £21.94 £16.64
90th Percentile £53.75 £56.70 £35.25
London median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -4.67% -18.48% +19.48%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in West London

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

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in West London

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in West London

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin in West London over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in West London

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in West London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the West London region over the 6 months to 19 March 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
Hammersmith +8 1 £325 +8.33%
Hounslow -1 1 £540 +31.55%
Hillingdon - 1 - -
Gherkin
London

For the 6 months to 19 March 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 West London region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) API Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Fintech
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (33.33%) JUnit
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) JSON
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in West London 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) BrowserStack
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) JUnit
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) GitLab
4 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) JProfiler
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Product Owner
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) React
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Fintech
2 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (33.33%) API Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
4 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Lean Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (16.67%) Microservices
4 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Groovy
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cypress Semiconductor