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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 518 522 519
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 71 37 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.078% 0.033%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.28% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 33 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £306 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
13643 13237 12969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.05% 28.03% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9476 8669 8249
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 272 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.60 £16.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +28 43 £401 +0.31% 14
South West - 7 £325 - 2
South East -16 6 £388 +19.23% 2
East of England - 6 - - 2
North West -8 5 £313 -16.66% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £250 - 6
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Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 125 (81.70%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (50.98%) Cucumber
3 75 (49.02%) BDD
4 68 (44.44%) Selenium
5 65 (42.48%) Scrum
6 63 (41.18%) TDD
7 56 (36.60%) Java
8 46 (30.07%) jQuery
9 44 (28.76%) QA
9 44 (28.76%) C#
10 43 (28.10%) SpecFlow
11 37 (24.18%) Test Scripting
12 35 (22.88%) Git (software)
12 35 (22.88%) Test Automation
12 35 (22.88%) JavaScript
12 35 (22.88%) SQL
13 34 (22.22%) HTML
14 32 (20.92%) WebDriver
15 31 (20.26%) Jasmine
15 31 (20.26%) Python
16 29 (18.95%) Microsoft
16 29 (18.95%) Web Services
16 29 (18.95%) Linux
17 28 (18.30%) MySQL
17 28 (18.30%) Automated Testing
18 26 (16.99%) OO
18 26 (16.99%) JIRA
19 24 (15.69%) HTML5
19 24 (15.69%) CSS
19 24 (15.69%) Games

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 22 (14.38%) Apache
2 7 (4.58%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.92%) Node.js
4 3 (1.96%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.31%) Confluence
5 2 (1.31%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) CMS
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Endur
1 1 (0.65%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.61%) Internet
2 2 (1.31%) AMQP
2 2 (1.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.30%) MySQL
2 21 (13.73%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (13.73%) Amazon Redshift
3 7 (4.58%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.61%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.96%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.96%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.31%) BigTable
6 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.31%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.31%) Riak
6 2 (1.31%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (1.31%) DB2
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 78 (50.98%) Cucumber
2 68 (44.44%) Selenium
3 43 (28.10%) SpecFlow
4 35 (22.88%) Git (software)
5 32 (20.92%) WebDriver
6 31 (20.26%) Jasmine
7 26 (16.99%) JIRA
8 21 (13.73%) Karma Test Runner
9 19 (12.42%) Jenkins
10 15 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (7.84%) Visual Studio
11 12 (7.84%) Subversion
11 12 (7.84%) JMeter
12 8 (5.23%) TeamCity
12 8 (5.23%) Hudson
12 8 (5.23%) Maven
13 6 (3.92%) Behat
13 6 (3.92%) SoapUI
13 6 (3.92%) JUnit
14 5 (3.27%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 24 (15.69%) Games
2 23 (15.03%) Finance
3 13 (8.50%) Banking
4 9 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.61%) Retail
6 2 (1.31%) Marketing
6 2 (1.31%) Publishing
6 2 (1.31%) Front Office
6 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Automotive
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 57 (37.25%) Developer
2 44 (28.76%) Analyst
3 43 (28.10%) Test Analyst
4 24 (15.69%) Tester
5 19 (12.42%) Python Developer
6 15 (9.80%) Automation Tester
7 14 (9.15%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (9.15%) Test Engineer
7 14 (9.15%) Senior Test Analyst
7 14 (9.15%) Python/Django Developer
8 13 (8.50%) Agile Test Analyst
8 13 (8.50%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (5.88%) Java Developer
9 9 (5.88%) Test Consultant
9 9 (5.88%) Consultant
10 8 (5.23%) Automation Engineer
11 7 (4.58%) Automation Analyst
11 7 (4.58%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (3.27%) PHP Developer
12 5 (3.27%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (30.07%) jQuery
2 34 (22.22%) HTML
3 29 (18.95%) Web Services
4 24 (15.69%) HTML5
4 24 (15.69%) CSS
5 21 (13.73%) Django
6 17 (11.11%) CSS3
7 16 (10.46%) Ajax
8 14 (9.15%) JSP
9 12 (7.84%) SOAP
9 12 (7.84%) AngularJS
10 11 (7.19%) RESTful
10 11 (7.19%) Backbone.js
11 9 (5.88%) Spring
11 9 (5.88%) XML
12 8 (5.23%) REST
12 8 (5.23%) Sass
13 7 (4.58%) .NET
13 7 (4.58%) J2EE
14 5 (3.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.42%) Digital Media
2 14 (9.15%) Open Source
3 5 (3.27%) W3C
3 5 (3.27%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.31%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.31%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.31%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.31%) Online Games
5 2 (1.31%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.95%) Linux
2 9 (5.88%) Windows
3 5 (3.27%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.61%) UNIX
5 3 (1.96%) Android
5 3 (1.96%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (81.70%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (49.02%) BDD
3 65 (42.48%) Scrum
4 63 (41.18%) TDD
5 37 (24.18%) Test Scripting
6 35 (22.88%) Test Automation
7 28 (18.30%) Automated Testing
8 26 (16.99%) OO
9 23 (15.03%) Software Testing
10 20 (13.07%) E-Commerce
10 20 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (11.11%) Test Strategy
12 14 (9.15%) Manual Testing
13 13 (8.50%) SOA
14 12 (7.84%) MVC
15 11 (7.19%) User Stories
15 11 (7.19%) OOP
16 10 (6.54%) Kanban
16 10 (6.54%) Regression Testing
17 9 (5.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (36.60%) Java
2 44 (28.76%) C#
3 35 (22.88%) JavaScript
3 35 (22.88%) SQL
4 31 (20.26%) Python
5 21 (13.73%) Ruby
6 15 (9.80%) PHP
7 12 (7.84%) Scala
8 6 (3.92%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.96%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.31%) Perl
11 1 (0.65%) C
11 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.65%) Groovy
11 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.65%) F#
Qualifications
1 22 (14.38%) ISEB
1 22 (14.38%) ISTQB
2 16 (10.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (9.15%) Security Cleared
4 12 (7.84%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.27%) Degree
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (28.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (15.69%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.27%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.61%) Puppet
4 3 (1.96%) Ansible
5 1 (0.65%) logstash
5 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 29 (18.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.27%) Google
2 5 (3.27%) HP
3 4 (2.61%) Oracle
4 1 (0.65%) Telerik
4 1 (0.65%) VMware
4 1 (0.65%) ATG
4 1 (0.65%) Demandware
4 1 (0.65%) hybris
4 1 (0.65%) New Relic
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