The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
England / North West
Rank 120 156 130
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -26
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 14 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.74% 0.40% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £318 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.41% +13.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
806 1012 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.79% 26.04% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 635 526
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 40 23
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.00 £30.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% +21.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 West

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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
Manchester +31 13 £318 - 5
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 West region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 23 (76.67%) BDD
2 21 (70.00%) Cucumber
3 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 14 (46.67%) TDD
5 14 (46.67%) QA
5 14 (46.67%) Selenium
6 12 (40.00%) Scrum
7 11 (36.67%) C#
7 11 (36.67%) SQL
7 11 (36.67%) .NET
7 11 (36.67%) .NET Framework
8 10 (33.33%) WebDriver
8 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (33.33%) Entity Framework
8 10 (33.33%) NHibernate
8 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 10 (33.33%) MVC
9 8 (26.67%) Project Management
9 8 (26.67%) CSS
9 8 (26.67%) HTML
9 8 (26.67%) Java
9 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
9 8 (26.67%) JIRA
9 8 (26.67%) jQuery
10 7 (23.33%) Python
10 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (6.67%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) GIS
3 1 (3.33%) QGIS
3 1 (3.33%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 21 (70.00%) Cucumber
2 15 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 14 (46.67%) Selenium
4 10 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 8 (26.67%) JIRA
6 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (10.00%) IntelliJ
7 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (10.00%) TestNG
8 2 (6.67%) JMeter
8 2 (6.67%) Log4j
8 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
8 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
9 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Tester
2 11 (36.67%) Automation Tester
2 11 (36.67%) Developer
3 10 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 9 (30.00%) Selenium Tester
5 8 (26.67%) .NET Developer
5 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 8 (26.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (26.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (26.67%) C# Developer
5 8 (26.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 8 (26.67%) Senior .NET Developer
5 8 (26.67%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (26.67%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 8 (26.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 8 (26.67%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (26.67%) Senior C# Developer
5 8 (26.67%) Senior SQL Developer
5 8 (26.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) .NET
1 11 (36.67%) .NET Framework
2 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 10 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 10 (33.33%) NHibernate
3 8 (26.67%) CSS
3 8 (26.67%) HTML
3 8 (26.67%) jQuery
4 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (16.67%) WCF
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (6.67%) Web Services
7 1 (3.33%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) BDD
2 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) TDD
4 12 (40.00%) Scrum
5 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (33.33%) MVC
6 8 (26.67%) Project Management
7 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
9 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 3 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) C#
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (23.33%) Python
4 5 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (46.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.33%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Ansible