The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Gherkin skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
Rank 82 - 83
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 6 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.59% - 0.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.43% - 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Median daily rate £375 - £281
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year -17.64% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Gherkin is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 419 511 451
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 41.53% 35.83% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 378 288
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £9.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -66.35%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Gherkin as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in Leeds

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in Leeds

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 14 (87.50%) Java
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) Selenium
2 13 (81.25%) BDD
3 11 (68.75%) Scrum
4 10 (62.50%) QA
4 10 (62.50%) Automated Testing
4 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
5 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
5 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
5 9 (56.25%) Performance Testing
5 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
5 9 (56.25%) User Stories
6 8 (50.00%) Defect Management
6 8 (50.00%) Security Testing
6 8 (50.00%) Usability Testing
7 7 (43.75%) Web Services
7 7 (43.75%) Scala
8 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
8 6 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (37.50%) Automation Testing
8 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
8 6 (37.50%) API Testing
8 6 (37.50%) RESTful
8 6 (37.50%) Kanban
8 6 (37.50%) Groovy
8 6 (37.50%) TDD
9 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
9 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (31.25%) WebDriver

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 (6.25%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 13 (81.25%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
3 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
5 4 (25.00%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
6 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
7 2 (12.50%) Gradle
7 2 (12.50%) JUnit
7 2 (12.50%) Maven
7 2 (12.50%) Mockito
7 2 (12.50%) Spock
7 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
8 1 (6.25%) Gatling
8 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
8 1 (6.25%) JBehave
8 1 (6.25%) JMeter
8 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
8 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Tester
2 7 (43.75%) Automation Tester
2 7 (43.75%) Selenium Tester
3 6 (37.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 5 (31.25%) Java Automation Tester
5 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
6 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
6 3 (18.75%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (12.50%) Analyst
7 2 (12.50%) Developer
7 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
7 2 (12.50%) Java Engineer
7 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
7 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (6.25%) Agile Tester
8 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (6.25%) QA Manager
8 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Manager
8 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 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
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (81.25%) BDD
2 11 (68.75%) Scrum
3 10 (62.50%) Automated Testing
3 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
4 9 (56.25%) Performance Testing
4 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
4 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
4 9 (56.25%) User Stories
5 8 (50.00%) Defect Management
5 8 (50.00%) Security Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Usability Testing
6 6 (37.50%) API Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Automation Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (37.50%) Kanban
6 6 (37.50%) TDD
7 5 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (31.25%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) Scala
3 6 (37.50%) Groovy
4 2 (12.50%) Korn
4 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) FATCA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Solace
2 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
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