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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 114 117 121
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.12% 0.084%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.07% 0.56% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
560 537 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.86% 21.30% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 304 219
Average daily rate £375 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £221 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 52
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.53% -41.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 3 £350 -12.50%
Bracknell - 3 - -
Gherkin
South East

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) WebDriver
2 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (53.85%) Scrum
4 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
4 6 (46.15%) JIRA
4 6 (46.15%) QA
4 6 (46.15%) Confluence
5 5 (38.46%) BDD
5 5 (38.46%) User Stories
5 5 (38.46%) TDD
5 5 (38.46%) Atlassian
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) XML
6 4 (30.77%) HTML
6 4 (30.77%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 4 (30.77%) Kanban
7 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (23.08%) System Testing
7 3 (23.08%) RESTful
7 3 (23.08%) JBehave
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Retail
7 3 (23.08%) Subversion
7 3 (23.08%) Document Management
7 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
7 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 6 (46.15%) Confluence
2 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) DB2
1 3 (23.08%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
1 8 (61.54%) WebDriver
2 6 (46.15%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) Subversion
3 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
3 3 (23.08%) JBehave
4 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
5 1 (7.69%) Maven
5 1 (7.69%) JUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.69%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Tester
3 5 (38.46%) Business Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
4 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Tester
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
6 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) XML
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) J2EE
3 3 (23.08%) Flash
3 3 (23.08%) RESTful
4 1 (7.69%) SOAP
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) N-Tier
3 1 (7.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 5 (38.46%) User Stories
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) Kanban
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (23.08%) System Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Document Management
6 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Coaching
7 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Atlassian
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) SAP