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 22 June 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.

Gherkin
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 99 98
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.37% 0.40% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 0.98% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £369 £319 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.68% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £344
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 438 610 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 40.37% 40.94% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 457 309
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £317 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £13.85 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Selenium
3 8 (80.00%) Unit Testing
3 8 (80.00%) Java
4 7 (70.00%) BDD
5 6 (60.00%) User Stories
5 6 (60.00%) Scala
5 6 (60.00%) Scrum
5 6 (60.00%) QA
5 6 (60.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (50.00%) Security Testing
6 5 (50.00%) Usability Testing
6 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
6 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (50.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (40.00%) RESTful
7 4 (40.00%) Kanban
7 4 (40.00%) Groovy
7 4 (40.00%) API Testing
8 3 (30.00%) TDD
8 3 (30.00%) Web Services
8 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (30.00%) JIRA
8 3 (30.00%) JBehave

Gherkin
Co-occurring 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 2 (20.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (30.00%) Jasmine
4 3 (30.00%) JBehave
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
4 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (10.00%) Gatling
6 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (10.00%) JMeter
6 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Java Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) RESTful
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (80.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (70.00%) BDD
5 6 (60.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (60.00%) Scrum
5 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (60.00%) User Stories
6 5 (50.00%) Defect Management
6 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (50.00%) Security Testing
6 5 (50.00%) Usability Testing
7 4 (40.00%) API Testing
7 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 4 (40.00%) Kanban
8 3 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (30.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Scala
3 4 (40.00%) Groovy
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Atlassian