Period
to 13 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 13 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 175 155
Rank change year-on-year +73 -20 +11
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 14 16 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.34% 0.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.37% 1.32% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 22
Median daily rate £423 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +25.00% +67.44%
10th Percentile £284 £313 £226
90th Percentile £438 £528 £515
England median daily rate £425 £425 £445
% change year-on-year - -4.49% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 416 1,209 1,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.61% 25.99% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 817 975
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £560
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.27% -
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year -20.45% +5.95% +2.54%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Gherkin as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in the West Midlands

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Daily rate trend for Gherkin in the West Midlands

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Gherkin in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Gherkin in the West Midlands

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 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
Shropshire +40 9 £425 -15.00%
Coventry +25 3 £425 -10.53%
Birmingham +31 1 £250 -34.43%
Herefordshire - 1 £300 -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 13 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (78.57%) Cucumber
2 11 (78.57%) REST
3 10 (71.43%) NoSQL
3 10 (71.43%) Git (software)
3 10 (71.43%) JIRA
3 10 (71.43%) XML
3 10 (71.43%) Java
4 9 (64.29%) J2EE
4 9 (64.29%) Oracle
4 9 (64.29%) JUnit
4 9 (64.29%) WebLogic
4 9 (64.29%) Unix
4 9 (64.29%) PL/SQL
4 9 (64.29%) BEA
4 9 (64.29%) Shell Script
4 9 (64.29%) JSON
4 9 (64.29%) Spring
4 9 (64.29%) Maven
4 9 (64.29%) Mockito
4 9 (64.29%) Confluence
4 9 (64.29%) MongoDB
4 9 (64.29%) Gradle
4 9 (64.29%) Docker
4 9 (64.29%) Microservices
4 9 (64.29%) Bitbucket
4 9 (64.29%) Spring Boot
4 9 (64.29%) WireMock
5 8 (57.14%) Process Improvement
5 8 (57.14%) Test Strategy

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (64.29%) Confluence
1 9 (64.29%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Functions
2 2 (14.29%) GitHub
2 2 (14.29%) Logic Apps
2 2 (14.29%) npm
2 2 (14.29%) Serverless
3 1 (7.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (7.14%) IaaS
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) NoSQL
2 9 (64.29%) MongoDB
3 2 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Cucumber
2 10 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 10 (71.43%) JIRA
3 9 (64.29%) Bitbucket
3 9 (64.29%) Gradle
3 9 (64.29%) JUnit
3 9 (64.29%) Maven
3 9 (64.29%) Mockito
4 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
5 2 (14.29%) Postman
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium
5 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (7.14%) Appium
6 1 (7.14%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (35.71%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) REST
2 10 (71.43%) XML
3 9 (64.29%) J2EE
3 9 (64.29%) JSON
3 9 (64.29%) Spring
3 9 (64.29%) Spring Boot
3 9 (64.29%) WireMock
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) CSS
5 2 (14.29%) Express
5 2 (14.29%) Node.js
6 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (7.14%) Next.js
6 1 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (7.14%) React
6 1 (7.14%) Redux
6 1 (7.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Microservices
2 8 (57.14%) Process Improvement
2 8 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 7 (50.00%) Problem Management
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) DevOps
6 2 (14.29%) API Development
6 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
6 2 (14.29%) OO
6 2 (14.29%) Requirements Gathering
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Kanban
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Scrum
7 1 (7.14%) TDD
7 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (71.43%) Java
3 9 (64.29%) PL/SQL
3 9 (64.29%) Shell Script
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) BEA
1 9 (64.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) WSO2