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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 96 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.79% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £319 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
389 255 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 30.80% 26.29% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 155 173
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 3
Median hourly rate £8.50 £20.30 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.12% -32.33%
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
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Gherkin Daily Rate 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 10 December 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 - 10 £319 -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 14 (100.00%) Java
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) Selenium
2 13 (92.86%) Scrum
2 13 (92.86%) Test Automation
3 10 (71.43%) RESTful
3 10 (71.43%) Scala
3 10 (71.43%) Kanban
3 10 (71.43%) Groovy
3 10 (71.43%) QA
3 10 (71.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (71.43%) User Stories
3 10 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 10 (71.43%) API Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Automation Testing
4 8 (57.14%) JIRA
4 8 (57.14%) Atlassian
4 8 (57.14%) Performance Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Confluence
5 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
5 7 (50.00%) Security Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Usability Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Web Services
5 7 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Defect Management
5 7 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery

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 8 (57.14%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 14 (100.00%) Selenium
2 8 (57.14%) JIRA
3 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 7 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) RESTful
2 7 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (92.86%) Scrum
2 13 (92.86%) Test Automation
3 10 (71.43%) API Testing
3 10 (71.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (71.43%) Kanban
3 10 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 10 (71.43%) User Stories
4 8 (57.14%) Automation Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Performance Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (50.00%) Defect Management
5 7 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Security Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Usability Testing
6 5 (35.71%) BDD
7 3 (21.43%) Front End Development
7 3 (21.43%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) Groovy
2 10 (71.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Atlassian