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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 94 82 73
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.39% 0.090% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.43% 0.26% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
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£300 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.15% -
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
419 382 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 27.07% 34.57% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 270 157
Average daily rate £330 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £13.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.46% -65.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.00 £43.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 14 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 13 (92.86%) Scrum
3 12 (85.71%) Oracle
3 12 (85.71%) SQL Server
4 10 (71.43%) Automation Testing
4 10 (71.43%) C#
4 10 (71.43%) .NET
5 9 (64.29%) SQL
6 8 (57.14%) Selenium
7 5 (35.71%) NUnit
7 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
7 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
7 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
8 4 (28.57%) TeamCity
8 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (28.57%) BDD
8 4 (28.57%) QA
8 4 (28.57%) TDD
9 3 (21.43%) JSON
9 3 (21.43%) jQuery
9 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
9 3 (21.43%) HTML
9 3 (21.43%) CSS
9 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
10 2 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 12 (85.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 14 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
3 5 (35.71%) NUnit
4 4 (28.57%) TeamCity
5 2 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Tester
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Tester
3 6 (42.86%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) JSON
2 3 (21.43%) jQuery
2 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
3 2 (14.29%) NHibernate
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (92.86%) Scrum
3 10 (71.43%) Automation Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) MVC
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
7 1 (7.14%) OO
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft