The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 512 536 551
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +15
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 83 42 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.081% 0.042%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 0.29% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 21
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14954 14628 14627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.67% 28.29% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10214 9450 8891
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 288 387
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.04 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.70 £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

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

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Gherkin within the UK.

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +24 78 £400 - 19
London +27 54 £413 +3.12% 14
South West - 7 £325 -
City of London +26 6 £300 -7.69% 1
South East -12 6 £375 +15.38% 2
East of England - 5 - -
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Edinburgh -4 3 £350 +16.66%
North West -5 3 £305 -18.66% 1
Scotland -7 3 £350 +16.66%
Surrey - 3 £338 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £300 - 2
Staines - 3 £338 - 1
Manchester -14 2 £303 -19.33%
Sheffield - 2 £300 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £300 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £375 - 1
Warrington - 1 £375 - 1
Watford - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 133 (83.65%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (54.72%) Cucumber
3 75 (47.17%) BDD
4 69 (43.40%) Selenium
5 67 (42.14%) Java
5 67 (42.14%) TDD
6 62 (38.99%) Scrum
7 54 (33.96%) jQuery
8 48 (30.19%) QA
9 45 (28.30%) C#
10 43 (27.04%) Git (software)
11 42 (26.42%) HTML
12 40 (25.16%) JavaScript
13 36 (22.64%) SQL
13 36 (22.64%) Microsoft
13 36 (22.64%) SpecFlow
14 35 (22.01%) Test Automation
14 35 (22.01%) Python
15 34 (21.38%) Web Services
15 34 (21.38%) Linux
15 34 (21.38%) WebDriver
15 34 (21.38%) Test Scripting
16 33 (20.75%) OO
17 32 (20.13%) HTML5
18 31 (19.50%) Automated Testing
18 31 (19.50%) Jasmine
19 29 (18.24%) CSS
20 28 (17.61%) MySQL
20 28 (17.61%) JIRA
21 26 (16.35%) Ruby

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 22 (13.84%) Apache
2 8 (5.03%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.77%) Node.js
4 3 (1.89%) Confluence
5 2 (1.26%) IIS
5 2 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.63%) CMS
6 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.63%) JBoss
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.26%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Magento
2 1 (0.63%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.14%) HTTP
2 4 (2.52%) Internet
3 2 (1.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.61%) MySQL
2 21 (13.21%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (13.21%) Amazon Redshift
3 7 (4.40%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.52%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.26%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.63%) BigTable
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.63%) Riak
7 1 (0.63%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 87 (54.72%) Cucumber
2 69 (43.40%) Selenium
3 43 (27.04%) Git (software)
4 36 (22.64%) SpecFlow
5 34 (21.38%) WebDriver
6 31 (19.50%) Jasmine
7 28 (17.61%) JIRA
8 24 (15.09%) Jenkins
9 21 (13.21%) Karma Test Runner
10 17 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (8.81%) Visual Studio
12 13 (8.18%) Subversion
13 11 (6.92%) JUnit
14 9 (5.66%) Hudson
14 9 (5.66%) Maven
14 9 (5.66%) JMeter
15 7 (4.40%) TeamCity
16 6 (3.77%) QuickTest Pro
16 6 (3.77%) QUnit
16 6 (3.77%) Sinon.JS
General
1 26 (16.35%) Finance
2 25 (15.72%) Games
3 13 (8.18%) Banking
4 9 (5.66%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.52%) Retail
6 3 (1.89%) Marketing
7 2 (1.26%) Front Office
7 2 (1.26%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Automotive
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 69 (43.40%) Developer
2 45 (28.30%) Analyst
3 44 (27.67%) Test Analyst
4 19 (11.95%) Tester
4 19 (11.95%) Python Developer
5 18 (11.32%) JavaScript Developer
6 16 (10.06%) Senior Analyst
6 16 (10.06%) Senior Test Analyst
7 14 (8.81%) Python/Django Developer
7 14 (8.81%) Test Engineer
8 13 (8.18%) Agile Test Analyst
8 13 (8.18%) Automation Tester
9 12 (7.55%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.40%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (4.40%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Automation Analyst
10 7 (4.40%) Consultant
10 7 (4.40%) Test Consultant
11 5 (3.14%) Web Developer
12 4 (2.52%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (33.96%) jQuery
2 42 (26.42%) HTML
3 34 (21.38%) Web Services
4 32 (20.13%) HTML5
5 29 (18.24%) CSS
6 24 (15.09%) CSS3
7 23 (14.47%) Ajax
8 21 (13.21%) Django
9 20 (12.58%) JSP
10 16 (10.06%) AngularJS
11 13 (8.18%) Backbone.js
11 13 (8.18%) SOAP
12 12 (7.55%) RESTful
12 12 (7.55%) Sass
13 10 (6.29%) Spring
14 9 (5.66%) REST
14 9 (5.66%) .NET
14 9 (5.66%) XML
15 6 (3.77%) J2EE
15 6 (3.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.95%) Digital Media
2 17 (10.69%) Open Source
3 5 (3.14%) W3C
4 3 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.89%) Online Games
4 3 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.89%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.26%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.26%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.63%) User Experience
6 1 (0.63%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 34 (21.38%) Linux
2 9 (5.66%) Windows
3 7 (4.40%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.77%) Android
5 3 (1.89%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.26%) UNIX
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (83.65%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (47.17%) BDD
3 67 (42.14%) TDD
4 62 (38.99%) Scrum
5 35 (22.01%) Test Automation
6 34 (21.38%) Test Scripting
7 33 (20.75%) OO
8 31 (19.50%) Automated Testing
9 24 (15.09%) Software Testing
10 21 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (11.32%) E-Commerce
12 17 (10.69%) MVC
13 16 (10.06%) Test Strategy
14 14 (8.81%) SOA
14 14 (8.81%) OOP
14 14 (8.81%) Manual Testing
15 12 (7.55%) User Stories
16 11 (6.92%) Regression Testing
17 10 (6.29%) Pair Programming
17 10 (6.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (42.14%) Java
2 45 (28.30%) C#
3 40 (25.16%) JavaScript
4 36 (22.64%) SQL
5 35 (22.01%) Python
6 26 (16.35%) Ruby
7 18 (11.32%) Scala
8 12 (7.55%) PHP
9 5 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.52%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.89%) Perl
12 1 (0.63%) F#
12 1 (0.63%) Groovy
12 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (12.58%) ISEB
2 19 (11.95%) ISTQB
3 14 (8.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (8.18%) Security Cleared
5 12 (7.55%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.14%) Degree
7 2 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (30.19%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (14.47%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.89%) Puppet
4 2 (1.26%) Ansible
5 1 (0.63%) logstash
5 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 36 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.77%) HP
3 5 (3.14%) Google
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle
4 2 (1.26%) ATG
4 2 (1.26%) hybris
4 2 (1.26%) Demandware
5 1 (0.63%) New Relic
5 1 (0.63%) VMware
5 1 (0.63%) Telerik
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