The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 59 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.72% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.73% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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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 - - -
Gherkin
East of 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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
183 208 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.45% 32.76% 36.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 114 200
Average daily rate £365 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £11.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.90% -71.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £11.00 £32.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.35 £43.65
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 Hertfordshire

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

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Hertfordshire 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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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
Watford - - - - 1
Gherkin
East of England

Gherkin
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Consultant
1 5 (100.00%) Test Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA