The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 135 - 118
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.20% - 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% - 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
England

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 East of England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
823 902 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.95% 29.80% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 565 386
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 39
Average hourly rate £37.45 £33.73 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.04% +7.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £21.75 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire - 6 - -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) System Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) RESTful
2 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
2 6 (85.71%) DbVisualizer
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Retail
2 6 (85.71%) Subversion
2 6 (85.71%) Document Management
2 6 (85.71%) Automated Testing
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
2 6 (85.71%) DB2
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) UNIX
2 6 (85.71%) Flash
2 6 (85.71%) Coaching
2 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) Chip and PIN

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (85.71%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) DB2
1 6 (85.71%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Subversion
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
1 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (85.71%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Tester
1 6 (85.71%) Automation Tester
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) J2EE
1 6 (85.71%) XML
1 6 (85.71%) Flash
1 6 (85.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Document Management
2 6 (85.71%) Automated Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) System Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA