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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 242 - 239
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.032% - 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% - 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
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 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 2228 2285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.86% 25.11% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1299 1254 1169
Average daily rate £350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 64 79
Average hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £20.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
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 22 August 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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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
Hampshire - 1 £300 - 1
Sussex - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (66.67%) BDD
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 4 (44.44%) User Stories
4 3 (33.33%) Behat
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Maven
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Internet
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) PHP
4 3 (33.33%) Ant
5 2 (22.22%) JUnit
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 2 (22.22%) Python
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) ATG
5 2 (22.22%) Bugzilla
5 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Mingle
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
2 3 (33.33%) Behat
2 3 (33.33%) Maven
2 3 (33.33%) Ant
3 2 (22.22%) JUnit
3 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (22.22%) Bugzilla
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) TestNG
4 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
4 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Java Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) Spring
3 1 (11.11%) JSF
3 1 (11.11%) Ajax
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (44.44%) User Stories
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) Document Management
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) PHP
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) ATG
1 2 (22.22%) hybris
1 2 (22.22%) Demandware
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss