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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 523 539 567
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +28
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 78 36 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.068% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 28 22
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £425
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 - - -

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
15354 15116 15598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.42% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9755 9715 9580
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 253 370
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.65 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 20 August 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 20 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
England +7 70 £375 -6.25% 28
London +35 50 £450 +12.50% 19
South West - 14 £325 - 3
South East - 3 £300 - 2
City of London +28 1 - - 3
North West - 1 £320 - 2
Manchester - 1 £320 - 2
Hampshire - 1 £300 - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 89 (60.96%) Cucumber
2 78 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (52.74%) BDD
4 65 (44.52%) Scrum
5 61 (41.78%) TDD
6 56 (38.36%) Java
7 54 (36.99%) QA
7 54 (36.99%) Selenium
8 48 (32.88%) C#
9 45 (30.82%) HTML
10 40 (27.40%) JavaScript
10 40 (27.40%) SQL
11 38 (26.03%) jQuery
11 38 (26.03%) SpecFlow
12 37 (25.34%) Test Scripting
12 37 (25.34%) CSS
13 36 (24.66%) Web Services
13 36 (24.66%) Jenkins
14 34 (23.29%) Microsoft
15 32 (21.92%) Software Testing
15 32 (21.92%) HTML5
15 32 (21.92%) WebDriver
16 30 (20.55%) CSS3
16 30 (20.55%) Git (software)
17 28 (19.18%) Ruby
18 27 (18.49%) OO
19 26 (17.81%) Ajax
19 26 (17.81%) Test Automation
20 23 (15.75%) Finance
21 22 (15.07%) ISEB

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (6.16%) CMS
2 5 (3.42%) Alfresco
2 5 (3.42%) Apache
2 5 (3.42%) Node.js
3 3 (2.05%) Confluence
4 2 (1.37%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Mingle
2 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) GitHub
2 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.11%) HTTP
2 4 (2.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.90%) MySQL
3 5 (3.42%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (3.42%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.05%) CouchDB
4 3 (2.05%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.05%) Riak
4 3 (2.05%) BigTable
5 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.37%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 89 (60.96%) Cucumber
2 54 (36.99%) Selenium
3 38 (26.03%) SpecFlow
4 36 (24.66%) Jenkins
5 32 (21.92%) WebDriver
6 30 (20.55%) Git (software)
7 21 (14.38%) JIRA
8 20 (13.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (10.27%) Visual Studio
10 12 (8.22%) Maven
11 10 (6.85%) JUnit
11 10 (6.85%) Hudson
11 10 (6.85%) Jasmine
12 9 (6.16%) Capybara
13 8 (5.48%) MSTest
14 7 (4.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (4.11%) Subversion
15 6 (4.11%) WATIR
15 6 (4.11%) JMeter
15 6 (4.11%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 23 (15.75%) Finance
2 9 (6.16%) Games
3 6 (4.11%) Banking
4 4 (2.74%) Back Office
4 4 (2.74%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.05%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.05%) Publishing
6 2 (1.37%) Retail
6 2 (1.37%) Front Office
6 2 (1.37%) Marketing
6 2 (1.37%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (35.62%) Developer
2 48 (32.88%) Analyst
3 44 (30.14%) Test Analyst
4 18 (12.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 17 (11.64%) Tester
6 14 (9.59%) Test Engineer
7 12 (8.22%) Senior Test Analyst
7 12 (8.22%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (8.22%) Agile Test Analyst
8 9 (6.16%) Automation Tester
8 9 (6.16%) Java Developer
8 9 (6.16%) .NET Developer
9 8 (5.48%) Test Leader
10 7 (4.79%) Team Leader
11 6 (4.11%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Test Team Leader
12 4 (2.74%) Agile Tester
12 4 (2.74%) Automation Engineer
12 4 (2.74%) Senior Tester
13 3 (2.05%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (30.82%) HTML
2 38 (26.03%) jQuery
3 37 (25.34%) CSS
4 36 (24.66%) Web Services
5 32 (21.92%) HTML5
6 30 (20.55%) CSS3
7 26 (17.81%) Ajax
8 20 (13.70%) RESTful
9 19 (13.01%) .NET
10 18 (12.33%) JSP
11 17 (11.64%) SOAP
12 16 (10.96%) AngularJS
13 14 (9.59%) XML
14 13 (8.90%) Backbone.js
15 10 (6.85%) Sass
15 10 (6.85%) ASP.NET
15 10 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (6.16%) WCF
16 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 8 (5.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.33%) Open Source
2 10 (6.85%) Video on Demand
3 4 (2.74%) Smartcard
3 4 (2.74%) IPTV
3 4 (2.74%) Online Games
4 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.05%) IVR
4 3 (2.05%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.05%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.37%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.01%) Linux
2 13 (8.90%) Android
3 11 (7.53%) Apple iOS
4 8 (5.48%) Windows
5 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.05%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.68%) UNIX
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (52.74%) BDD
3 65 (44.52%) Scrum
4 61 (41.78%) TDD
5 37 (25.34%) Test Scripting
6 32 (21.92%) Software Testing
7 27 (18.49%) OO
8 26 (17.81%) Test Automation
9 19 (13.01%) MVC
10 16 (10.96%) Test Strategy
10 16 (10.96%) User Stories
11 15 (10.27%) Pair Programming
12 14 (9.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (9.59%) E-Commerce
13 13 (8.90%) Automated Testing
13 13 (8.90%) Unit Testing
14 12 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (8.22%) Automation Testing
15 11 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (7.53%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (38.36%) Java
2 48 (32.88%) C#
3 40 (27.40%) JavaScript
3 40 (27.40%) SQL
4 28 (19.18%) Ruby
5 13 (8.90%) Python
6 12 (8.22%) T-SQL
7 11 (7.53%) PHP
8 8 (5.48%) Scala
9 2 (1.37%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.68%) Groovy
10 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (15.07%) ISEB
2 20 (13.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (10.96%) ISTQB
4 13 (8.90%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.90%) Security Cleared
5 8 (5.48%) Degree
6 3 (2.05%) MBA
7 2 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (36.99%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (5.48%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) logstash
Vendors
1 34 (23.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.48%) HP
3 3 (2.05%) JBoss
4 2 (1.37%) ATG
4 2 (1.37%) Zend
4 2 (1.37%) hybris
4 2 (1.37%) Demandware
5 1 (0.68%) New Relic
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