The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 102 101 86
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 6 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.40% 0.33% 0.087%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.01% 1.23% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £319 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
West Yorkshire

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 Leeds region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
597 406 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 40.28% 26.57% 35.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 313 285
Median daily rate £400 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £289 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £13.85 £37.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.06% +188.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Gherkin as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Kanban
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
5 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (16.67%) Behat
5 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
5 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Groovy
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Confluence
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Wiki
5 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Ruby

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Behat
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Kanban
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SEO
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Groovy
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA