The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 30 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.

Gherkin
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 59 41
Rank change year-on-year +10 -18  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.44% 0.18% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.29% 0.68% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £225 - £350
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 155 147 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 34.37% 26.63% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 112 61
Median daily rate £380 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.59% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in South Yorkshire

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield - 1 - -
Gherkin
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
1 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
1 5 (83.33%) BDD
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Maven
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
4 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Node.js
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) Redis
4 1 (16.67%) FATCA
4 1 (16.67%) Gradle
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) User Experience

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Redis
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Gradle
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) JUnit
4 1 (16.67%) Maven
4 1 (16.67%) Mockito
4 1 (16.67%) Spock
4 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Tester
2 4 (66.67%) Java Automation Tester
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) CSS3
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) JDBC
2 1 (16.67%) JMS
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) Meteor
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSD
2 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) BDD
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) ECMAScript
3 1 (16.67%) ES6
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Korn
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) FATCA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Solace