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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 125 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.097% 0.11% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £331 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +20.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
790 747 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.62% 27.70% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 419 462
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £21.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £40.00 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
Manchester -2 3 £320 -14.66% 1
Cheshire - - - -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
3 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) SOA
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
4 4 (57.14%) QA
4 4 (57.14%) Open Source
4 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
4 4 (57.14%) Java
5 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
5 3 (42.86%) J2EE
5 3 (42.86%) SOAP
5 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
5 3 (42.86%) BDD
6 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
6 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
6 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 2 (28.57%) Subversion
6 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (28.57%) Kanban
6 2 (28.57%) CSS
6 2 (28.57%) HTML
6 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 2 (28.57%) MVC
6 2 (28.57%) ISEB
7 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (14.29%) W3C

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (14.29%) NUnit
4 1 (14.29%) Ant
4 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
4 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 1 (14.29%) QUnit
4 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
4 1 (14.29%) Trac
4 1 (14.29%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (14.29%) MSTest
4 1 (14.29%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) QA Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) J2EE
2 3 (42.86%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) RESTful
4 1 (14.29%) WPF
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) W3C
2 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
3 5 (71.43%) SOA
4 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
5 3 (42.86%) BDD
6 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (28.57%) Kanban
6 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 2 (28.57%) MVC
7 1 (14.29%) Scrum
7 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 1 (14.29%) Web Development
7 1 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
7 1 (14.29%) MVVM
7 1 (14.29%) DevOps
7 1 (14.29%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Groovy
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
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