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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 502 512 527
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +15
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 78 46 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.097% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 0.34% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 42 18
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -12.50%
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
13982 13567 13324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.81% 28.53% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9637 8975 8250
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 258 325
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £17.04 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +12 55 £413 +3.12% 15
South West - 7 £325 -
South East -12 5 £363 +11.53% 3
East of England - 5 - -
North West -4 3 £305 -18.66% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £300 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
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Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 124 (83.22%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (51.68%) Cucumber
3 73 (48.99%) BDD
4 62 (41.61%) Selenium
4 62 (41.61%) TDD
4 62 (41.61%) Scrum
5 57 (38.26%) Java
6 50 (33.56%) jQuery
7 44 (29.53%) C#
8 43 (28.86%) QA
9 38 (25.50%) SpecFlow
10 37 (24.83%) Test Scripting
10 37 (24.83%) Microsoft
11 36 (24.16%) JavaScript
12 35 (23.49%) HTML
12 35 (23.49%) Git (software)
13 34 (22.82%) SQL
14 32 (21.48%) Python
14 32 (21.48%) Test Automation
15 31 (20.81%) WebDriver
15 31 (20.81%) OO
16 30 (20.13%) Web Services
16 30 (20.13%) HTML5
17 29 (19.46%) Jasmine
17 29 (19.46%) Automated Testing
18 28 (18.79%) Linux
18 28 (18.79%) MySQL
19 27 (18.12%) CSS
20 26 (17.45%) Software Testing
21 25 (16.78%) Finance

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (14.77%) Apache
2 7 (4.70%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.03%) Node.js
4 3 (2.01%) Confluence
5 2 (1.34%) IIS
6 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.67%) CMS
6 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.34%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.34%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Magento
2 1 (0.67%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.36%) Internet
2 2 (1.34%) AMQP
2 2 (1.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.79%) MySQL
2 21 (14.09%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (14.09%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (2.68%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.01%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.01%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.34%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.67%) Riak
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.67%) BigTable
Development Applications
1 77 (51.68%) Cucumber
2 62 (41.61%) Selenium
3 38 (25.50%) SpecFlow
4 35 (23.49%) Git (software)
5 31 (20.81%) WebDriver
6 29 (19.46%) Jasmine
7 25 (16.78%) JIRA
8 22 (14.77%) Jenkins
9 21 (14.09%) Karma Test Runner
10 18 (12.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (10.07%) Visual Studio
12 9 (6.04%) Subversion
13 8 (5.37%) JMeter
13 8 (5.37%) JUnit
13 8 (5.37%) Hudson
14 7 (4.70%) Maven
15 6 (4.03%) QuickTest Pro
15 6 (4.03%) TeamCity
16 5 (3.36%) SoapUI
17 4 (2.68%) Behat
General
1 25 (16.78%) Finance
2 24 (16.11%) Games
3 13 (8.72%) Banking
4 9 (6.04%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.01%) Marketing
6 2 (1.34%) Publishing
6 2 (1.34%) Retail
6 2 (1.34%) Front Office
7 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.67%) Automotive
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 61 (40.94%) Developer
2 44 (29.53%) Analyst
2 44 (29.53%) Test Analyst
3 19 (12.75%) Python Developer
4 18 (12.08%) JavaScript Developer
5 16 (10.74%) Tester
6 15 (10.07%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (10.07%) Senior Test Analyst
7 14 (9.40%) Python/Django Developer
8 13 (8.72%) Agile Test Analyst
9 12 (8.05%) Test Engineer
10 9 (6.04%) Java Developer
10 9 (6.04%) Automation Tester
11 8 (5.37%) Automation Analyst
11 8 (5.37%) Automation Test Analyst
12 7 (4.70%) Test Consultant
12 7 (4.70%) Consultant
13 6 (4.03%) Automation Engineer
14 5 (3.36%) Test Team Leader
14 5 (3.36%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (33.56%) jQuery
2 35 (23.49%) HTML
3 30 (20.13%) Web Services
3 30 (20.13%) HTML5
4 27 (18.12%) CSS
5 22 (14.77%) CSS3
6 21 (14.09%) Django
7 20 (13.42%) Ajax
8 18 (12.08%) JSP
9 17 (11.41%) AngularJS
10 13 (8.72%) Backbone.js
11 10 (6.71%) Sass
11 10 (6.71%) RESTful
11 10 (6.71%) SOAP
12 9 (6.04%) Spring
13 8 (5.37%) REST
14 7 (4.70%) XML
14 7 (4.70%) .NET
15 5 (3.36%) J2EE
15 5 (3.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.75%) Digital Media
2 15 (10.07%) Open Source
3 4 (2.68%) Video on Demand
3 4 (2.68%) W3C
4 3 (2.01%) Online Games
5 2 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.34%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.34%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.34%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.67%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.67%) User Experience
6 1 (0.67%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.67%) IPTV
6 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.79%) Linux
2 9 (6.04%) Windows
3 6 (4.03%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.36%) Android
5 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.01%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.67%) UNIX
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (83.22%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (48.99%) BDD
3 62 (41.61%) TDD
3 62 (41.61%) Scrum
4 37 (24.83%) Test Scripting
5 32 (21.48%) Test Automation
6 31 (20.81%) OO
7 29 (19.46%) Automated Testing
8 26 (17.45%) Software Testing
9 18 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (11.41%) Test Strategy
11 15 (10.07%) E-Commerce
12 14 (9.40%) Manual Testing
12 14 (9.40%) User Stories
13 12 (8.05%) OOP
13 12 (8.05%) SOA
13 12 (8.05%) MVC
14 11 (7.38%) Regression Testing
15 10 (6.71%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (6.71%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (38.26%) Java
2 44 (29.53%) C#
3 36 (24.16%) JavaScript
4 34 (22.82%) SQL
5 32 (21.48%) Python
6 23 (15.44%) Ruby
7 12 (8.05%) Scala
8 11 (7.38%) PHP
9 5 (3.36%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.01%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.01%) Perl
11 1 (0.67%) C
11 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.67%) Groovy
11 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.67%) F#
Qualifications
1 23 (15.44%) ISEB
2 22 (14.77%) ISTQB
3 17 (11.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (10.07%) Security Cleared
5 14 (9.40%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.68%) Degree
7 2 (1.34%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (28.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (15.44%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.03%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.01%) Puppet
4 2 (1.34%) Ansible
5 1 (0.67%) logstash
5 1 (0.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 37 (24.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.03%) HP
3 5 (3.36%) Google
4 2 (1.34%) hybris
4 2 (1.34%) Demandware
4 2 (1.34%) ATG
5 1 (0.67%) Telerik
5 1 (0.67%) New Relic
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £200-£375 p/day
Posted: 9 days ago