The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 113 119 120
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.37% 0.039% 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.87% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Median daily rate £355 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
481 492 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.03% 19.34% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 313 253
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £25.00 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £37.00 £25.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Gherkin as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +10 8 £360 +2.85% 1
Gherkin
South East

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (71.43%) BDD
2 9 (64.29%) Cucumber
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
3 8 (57.14%) Selenium
4 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) C#
5 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
5 5 (35.71%) RESTful
5 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
5 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (28.57%) User Stories
6 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
6 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Test Management
6 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) Ruby
7 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
7 3 (21.43%) SOAP
7 3 (21.43%) Web Services
7 3 (21.43%) Java
7 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 3 (21.43%) Appium

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Cucumber
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
3 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
5 3 (21.43%) Appium
5 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 2 (14.29%) Fiddler
6 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer in Test
2 3 (21.43%) Java Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Ruby Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Tester
4 1 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Development Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) RESTful
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) JSON
3 2 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (71.43%) BDD
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
3 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Test Management
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) User Stories
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (14.29%) Contact Management
7 2 (14.29%) CRM
7 2 (14.29%) DSDM
7 2 (14.29%) Kanban
7 2 (14.29%) Open Source
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (14.29%) V-Model
8 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) Ruby
3 3 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) C
4 2 (14.29%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SDET
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft