The first table below looks at the demand for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 204 193 219
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +26
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 6 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.093% 0.11% 0.049%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.40% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 4
Average daily rate £475 £375 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1898 1737 1961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.36% 27.97% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1427 1378 1420
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 18
Average hourly rate £41.00 £97.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.94% +267.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £25.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £135.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Gherkin
London

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (100.00%) BDD
2 8 (88.89%) Cucumber
2 8 (88.89%) Java
3 7 (77.78%) TDD
3 7 (77.78%) WebDriver
4 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 6 (66.67%) Selenium
4 6 (66.67%) C#
5 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
6 4 (44.44%) QA
7 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
7 3 (33.33%) Android
7 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 3 (33.33%) ISEB
7 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 3 (33.33%) Scrum
7 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
8 2 (22.22%) Streaming Video
8 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 2 (22.22%) HTTP
8 2 (22.22%) .NET
8 2 (22.22%) RESTful
8 2 (22.22%) Video on Demand
8 2 (22.22%) Hudson
8 2 (22.22%) GitHub
8 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
8 2 (22.22%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (22.22%) eggPlant

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Cucumber
2 7 (77.78%) WebDriver
3 6 (66.67%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 2 (22.22%) eggPlant
5 2 (22.22%) Hudson
6 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
6 1 (11.11%) Robotium
6 1 (11.11%) JMeter
6 1 (11.11%) CruiseControl
6 1 (11.11%) Maven
6 1 (11.11%) JIRA
6 1 (11.11%) Calabash
6 1 (11.11%) JBehave
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) CSS3
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Video on Demand
2 2 (22.22%) Streaming Video
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) Online Games
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Android
1 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) BDD
2 7 (77.78%) TDD
3 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 1 (11.11%) OO
7 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
7 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
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