The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 96 87 71
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.37% 0.083% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.27% 0.23% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Leeds region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
394 435 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 28.86% 36.19% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 310 154
Average daily rate £330 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.23% -60.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 18 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 17 (94.44%) Oracle
2 17 (94.44%) SQL Server
3 16 (88.89%) Scrum
4 15 (83.33%) Automation Testing
5 10 (55.56%) C#
6 9 (50.00%) SQL
6 9 (50.00%) .NET
7 8 (44.44%) Selenium
8 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
8 5 (27.78%) NUnit
8 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
8 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
9 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
9 4 (22.22%) BDD
9 4 (22.22%) TDD
9 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 3 (16.67%) jQuery
10 3 (16.67%) JSON
10 3 (16.67%) QA
10 3 (16.67%) HTML
10 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 3 (16.67%) CSS
10 3 (16.67%) NHS
10 3 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (94.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 18 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 8 (44.44%) Selenium
3 5 (27.78%) NUnit
3 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
4 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
5 2 (11.11%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Tester
2 15 (83.33%) Agile Tester
3 9 (50.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) jQuery
2 3 (16.67%) JSON
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
3 2 (11.11%) NHibernate
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (88.89%) Scrum
3 15 (83.33%) Automation Testing
4 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
5 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Testing
6 2 (11.11%) MVC
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) C#
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft