The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 106 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.29% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
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 North East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
401 346 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 29.51% 31.66% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 241 153
Median daily rate £388 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £7.25 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £17.50 £70.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Gherkin as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 4 £300 -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (77.78%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 6 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 6 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Front End Development
4 5 (55.56%) Scala
5 3 (33.33%) RESTful
5 3 (33.33%) User Stories
5 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (33.33%) API Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 3 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 3 (33.33%) Atlassian
5 3 (33.33%) Usability Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 6 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 6 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Automation Tester
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Java Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) RESTful
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Front End Development
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) API Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 3 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Kanban
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Usability Testing
3 3 (33.33%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) Scala
3 3 (33.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Atlassian