The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 89 78 72
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.28% 0.37% 0.087%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.06% 1.83% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate £450 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £310 £329
% change year-on-year
+16.77% -5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
Scotland

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 Edinburgh region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
378 273 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.69% 20.25% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 148 134
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £47.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +251.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) Test Management
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (60.00%) JMeter
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (60.00%) OWASP
3 3 (60.00%) WCAG
3 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) JSF
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Java

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (60.00%) JMeter
4 1 (20.00%) JUnit
4 1 (20.00%) Mockito
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) QA Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) JAXB
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
1 1 (20.00%) JSF
1 1 (20.00%) JSP
1 1 (20.00%) Servlets
1 1 (20.00%) Struts
1 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Management
3 3 (60.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) OWASP
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (60.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) WCAG