The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 258 235 230
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -5
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.060% 0.024% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.093% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £325 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
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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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2307 2151 2263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.12% 25.37% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1221 1155
Average daily rate £363 £342 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.99% -2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 53 94
Average hourly rate £31.00 £36.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.04 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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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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
Surrey - 3 £338 - 2
Hampshire - 2 £450 -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
1 8 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) TeamCity
2 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 5 (62.50%) SpecFlow
2 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Ruby
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) MSBuild
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) WCF
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) TestNG
5 2 (25.00%) WATIR
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Magento
5 2 (25.00%) Demandware

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) TeamCity
2 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 5 (62.50%) SpecFlow
3 3 (37.50%) MSBuild
3 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) TestNG
4 2 (25.00%) WATIR
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) TestLink
4 2 (25.00%) Bugzilla
4 2 (25.00%) JUnit
4 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) RSpec
General
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) WCF
2 2 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
6 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Ruby
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) F#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Demandware
1 2 (25.00%) hybris
1 2 (25.00%) ATG
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
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