The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 124 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.038% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
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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
562 535 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.56% 22.04% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 262 298
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £19.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.73% -47.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Gherkin also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Gherkin.

1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (57.14%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) JBehave
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) DbVisualizer
4 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Coaching
4 3 (42.86%) RESTful
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) System Testing
4 3 (42.86%) J2EE
4 3 (42.86%) DB2
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Retail
4 3 (42.86%) Subversion
4 3 (42.86%) Document Management
4 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Gherkin also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Gherkin. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
1 3 (42.86%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 3 (42.86%) JBehave
2 3 (42.86%) Subversion
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 3 (42.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) J2EE
1 3 (42.86%) XML
1 3 (42.86%) Flash
1 3 (42.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Coaching
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) System Testing
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Document Management
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Atlassian