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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 150 140 133
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.60% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate £425 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -14.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £310 £333
% change year-on-year
+16.77% -6.76%
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
1010 836 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.93% 25.68% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 539 433
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 15
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.74 £19.36 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -17 2 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 £425 -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 12 (63.16%) BDD
3 10 (52.63%) Cucumber
3 10 (52.63%) QA
4 9 (47.37%) Java
4 9 (47.37%) Scrum
5 8 (42.11%) Automation Testing
6 6 (31.58%) JIRA
6 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Ruby
7 5 (26.32%) SoapUI
7 5 (26.32%) User Stories
8 4 (21.05%) Software Delivery
8 4 (21.05%) Test Management
8 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
8 4 (21.05%) OO
8 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
9 3 (15.79%) TDD
9 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
9 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (15.79%) SOAP
9 3 (15.79%) Web Services
9 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
9 3 (15.79%) Finance
9 3 (15.79%) Scala
9 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
9 3 (15.79%) API Testing

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (5.26%) Confluence
1 1 (5.26%) nginx
1 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 10 (52.63%) Cucumber
3 6 (31.58%) JIRA
4 5 (26.32%) SoapUI
5 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
6 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
7 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
7 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
8 1 (5.26%) Axure RP
8 1 (5.26%) Maven
8 1 (5.26%) PhantomJS
8 1 (5.26%) ProtoShare
8 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
8 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) QA Tester
2 4 (21.05%) Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Java Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) QA Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Scala Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Test Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) Play Framework
3 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
1 1 (5.26%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) BDD
3 9 (47.37%) Scrum
4 8 (42.11%) Automation Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
6 5 (26.32%) User Stories
7 4 (21.05%) OO
7 4 (21.05%) Software Delivery
7 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Test Management
8 3 (15.79%) API Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
8 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
8 3 (15.79%) TDD
8 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
9 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) Ruby
3 3 (15.79%) Scala
4 2 (10.53%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Graylog
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
1 2 (10.53%) SaltStack
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Rally
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