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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 78 104 -
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 11 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.97% 0.25% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.75% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £450 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
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
400 560 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 35.40% 35.02% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 366 225
Median daily rate £425 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 7 December 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 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (87.50%) Scrum
3 13 (81.25%) Selenium
4 12 (75.00%) BDD
4 12 (75.00%) Java
5 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
5 9 (56.25%) QA
5 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
6 8 (50.00%) Usability Testing
6 8 (50.00%) Performance Testing
6 8 (50.00%) Security Testing
6 8 (50.00%) Unit Testing
6 8 (50.00%) Kanban
6 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (50.00%) Automated Testing
6 8 (50.00%) User Stories
6 8 (50.00%) Automation Testing
6 8 (50.00%) Defect Management
7 7 (43.75%) Web Services
8 6 (37.50%) TDD
8 6 (37.50%) RESTful
8 6 (37.50%) Scala
8 6 (37.50%) Groovy
8 6 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
8 6 (37.50%) API Testing
9 5 (31.25%) QA Automation
9 5 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (31.25%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting

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:

Development Applications
1 13 (81.25%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
3 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
5 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
6 2 (12.50%) Gradle
6 2 (12.50%) JIRA
6 2 (12.50%) JUnit
6 2 (12.50%) Maven
6 2 (12.50%) Mockito
6 2 (12.50%) Spock
6 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
7 1 (6.25%) Hudson
7 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Automation Tester
1 6 (37.50%) Test Engineer
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Java Automation Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Java Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Tester
6 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 6 (37.50%) RESTful
3 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
3 2 (12.50%) JDBC
3 2 (12.50%) JMS
3 2 (12.50%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (87.50%) Scrum
3 12 (75.00%) BDD
4 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
5 8 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Automation Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Defect Management
5 8 (50.00%) Kanban
5 8 (50.00%) Performance Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Security Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Usability Testing
5 8 (50.00%) User Stories
6 6 (37.50%) API Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (37.50%) TDD
7 5 (31.25%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (31.25%) QA Automation
7 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Groovy
2 6 (37.50%) Scala
3 2 (12.50%) Korn
3 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (56.25%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) FATCA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Solace