The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 493 527 568
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +41
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 80 44 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.091% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 0.31% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 37 15
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14295 14191 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.43% 29.39% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9375 9302 9191
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 253 346
Average hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.69 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in England

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in England

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin across the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in England

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
London +38 61 £413 +3.12% 13
South West - 11 £325 - 2
South East -4 3 £350 +7.69% 5
North West - 1 £320 - 4
East Midlands - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Gherkin
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Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 114 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (51.88%) Cucumber
3 63 (47.37%) BDD
4 56 (42.11%) Scrum
5 55 (41.35%) TDD
6 48 (36.09%) Java
7 47 (35.34%) QA
8 44 (33.08%) Selenium
9 39 (29.32%) jQuery
10 37 (27.82%) C#
11 35 (26.32%) Microsoft
11 35 (26.32%) Test Scripting
12 34 (25.56%) HTML
12 34 (25.56%) JavaScript
13 33 (24.81%) SQL
13 33 (24.81%) Git (software)
14 30 (22.56%) SpecFlow
15 26 (19.55%) Jenkins
15 26 (19.55%) CSS
15 26 (19.55%) Linux
15 26 (19.55%) OO
15 26 (19.55%) Software Testing
16 25 (18.80%) HTML5
16 25 (18.80%) WebDriver
17 24 (18.05%) Finance
17 24 (18.05%) MySQL
18 23 (17.29%) Web Services
18 23 (17.29%) Test Automation
19 22 (16.54%) CSS3
20 21 (15.79%) Python

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 16 (12.03%) Apache
2 5 (3.76%) Node.js
3 4 (3.01%) Alfresco
4 3 (2.26%) Confluence
4 3 (2.26%) CMS
5 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.75%) IIS
6 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Magento
2 1 (0.75%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.51%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.05%) MySQL
2 15 (11.28%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (11.28%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (3.01%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.50%) CouchDB
4 2 (1.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.50%) Riak
4 2 (1.50%) BigTable
4 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 69 (51.88%) Cucumber
2 44 (33.08%) Selenium
3 33 (24.81%) Git (software)
4 30 (22.56%) SpecFlow
5 26 (19.55%) Jenkins
6 25 (18.80%) WebDriver
7 20 (15.04%) JIRA
8 18 (13.53%) Jasmine
9 17 (12.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (12.03%) Karma Test Runner
11 14 (10.53%) Visual Studio
12 12 (9.02%) Maven
13 10 (7.52%) JUnit
14 8 (6.02%) Capybara
15 6 (4.51%) Behat
15 6 (4.51%) JMeter
16 5 (3.76%) Eclipse
16 5 (3.76%) IntelliJ
16 5 (3.76%) QuickTest Pro
16 5 (3.76%) Subversion
General
1 24 (18.05%) Finance
2 19 (14.29%) Games
3 6 (4.51%) Banking
4 4 (3.01%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.26%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.26%) Marketing
5 3 (2.26%) Publishing
6 2 (1.50%) Front Office
7 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (39.10%) Developer
2 43 (32.33%) Analyst
3 42 (31.58%) Test Analyst
4 20 (15.04%) JavaScript Developer
5 17 (12.78%) Tester
6 13 (9.77%) Python Developer
7 12 (9.02%) Test Engineer
7 12 (9.02%) Agile Test Analyst
8 11 (8.27%) Senior Test Analyst
8 11 (8.27%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (6.77%) Python/Django Developer
10 8 (6.02%) Automation Tester
11 7 (5.26%) Java Developer
12 6 (4.51%) Team Leader
13 5 (3.76%) Test Team Leader
14 4 (3.01%) Automation Test Analyst
14 4 (3.01%) Test Leader
14 4 (3.01%) Automation Analyst
14 4 (3.01%) Automation Engineer
14 4 (3.01%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (29.32%) jQuery
2 34 (25.56%) HTML
3 26 (19.55%) CSS
4 25 (18.80%) HTML5
5 23 (17.29%) Web Services
6 22 (16.54%) CSS3
7 20 (15.04%) JSP
8 19 (14.29%) Ajax
9 15 (11.28%) Django
9 15 (11.28%) AngularJS
10 14 (10.53%) Backbone.js
11 11 (8.27%) XML
12 10 (7.52%) SOAP
13 8 (6.02%) RESTful
13 8 (6.02%) Sass
14 7 (5.26%) REST
14 7 (5.26%) Spring
14 7 (5.26%) .NET
15 6 (4.51%) J2EE
16 5 (3.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.78%) Open Source
2 13 (9.77%) Digital Media
3 4 (3.01%) Online Games
3 4 (3.01%) Video on Demand
4 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.75%) IPTV
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.55%) Linux
2 9 (6.77%) Windows
3 5 (3.76%) Android
4 4 (3.01%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.26%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.75%) UNIX
6 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (47.37%) BDD
3 56 (42.11%) Scrum
4 55 (41.35%) TDD
5 35 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 26 (19.55%) Software Testing
6 26 (19.55%) OO
7 23 (17.29%) Test Automation
8 14 (10.53%) Manual Testing
8 14 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 14 (10.53%) User Stories
8 14 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 14 (10.53%) Pair Programming
9 11 (8.27%) Automated Testing
10 9 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (6.77%) Regression Testing
10 9 (6.77%) MVC
11 8 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.02%) Test Management
12 7 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 48 (36.09%) Java
2 37 (27.82%) C#
3 34 (25.56%) JavaScript
4 33 (24.81%) SQL
5 21 (15.79%) Python
5 21 (15.79%) Ruby
6 10 (7.52%) PHP
7 4 (3.01%) Scala
7 4 (3.01%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.50%) Perl
9 1 (0.75%) C
9 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (12.78%) ISEB
2 16 (12.03%) ISTQB
3 15 (11.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (9.02%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.02%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.51%) Degree
6 2 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.75%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (35.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (12.03%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.51%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.75%) Puppet
3 1 (0.75%) Ansible
3 1 (0.75%) logstash
Vendors
1 35 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.51%) HP
3 4 (3.01%) Google
4 2 (1.50%) ATG
4 2 (1.50%) hybris
4 2 (1.50%) Demandware
5 1 (0.75%) New Relic
5 1 (0.75%) Telerik
5 1 (0.75%) Zend
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle
5 1 (0.75%) JBoss
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