The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 637 768 820
Rank change year-on-year
+131 +52
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 243 98 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.096% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 207 79 32
Average salary £50,000 £54,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.40% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £42,600
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £82,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -23.95%
Gherkin
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
39557 41309 43432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 37.01% 40.64% 40.74%
Number of salaries quoted 33766 36067 38319
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Gherkin across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in England

Gherkin
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Gherkin across the England region.

Gherkin Salary Trend in England

Gherkin
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Gherkin across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Gherkin Salary Histogram in England

Gherkin
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +47 116 £52,500 -4.54% 9
South East +33 51 £40,000 -12.08% 6
South West - 37 £70,000 - 2
East of England -3 15 £55,000 +57.14%
North West -10 14 £35,000 - 3
East Midlands - 4 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 - 3
West Midlands - 3 £52,500 -
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Gherkin.

1 358 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (63.96%) Cucumber
3 297 (61.88%) BDD
4 264 (55.00%) Selenium
5 252 (52.50%) TDD
6 228 (47.50%) QA
7 210 (43.75%) Scrum
8 184 (38.33%) C#
9 165 (34.38%) Ruby
10 142 (29.58%) Open Source
11 139 (28.96%) E-Commerce
12 131 (27.29%) Test Scripting
13 130 (27.08%) SpecFlow
14 127 (26.46%) Java
15 123 (25.63%) .NET
16 122 (25.42%) Web Services
16 122 (25.42%) Test Automation
17 121 (25.21%) Git (software)
18 112 (23.33%) jQuery
19 109 (22.71%) Automated Testing
20 108 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
21 104 (21.67%) NUnit
22 94 (19.58%) OO
23 92 (19.17%) TeamCity
24 89 (18.54%) WebDriver
25 88 (18.33%) JavaScript
26 84 (17.50%) RESTful
27 83 (17.29%) Linux
28 81 (16.88%) Jenkins
29 80 (16.67%) WATIR

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Gherkin. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 54 (11.25%) Apache
2 27 (5.63%) Confluence
3 24 (5.00%) IIS
4 21 (4.38%) Tomcat
5 13 (2.71%) JBoss
5 13 (2.71%) Alfresco
6 11 (2.29%) Drupal
7 8 (1.67%) Node.js
8 6 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.83%) CMS
10 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 46 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (7.50%) GitHub
3 12 (2.50%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 62 (12.92%) Internet
2 12 (2.50%) HTTP
3 3 (0.63%) DSL
3 3 (0.63%) Wireless
3 3 (0.63%) Wireless Security
4 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.42%) DNS
5 1 (0.21%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 73 (15.21%) MySQL
3 62 (12.92%) PostgreSQL
4 44 (9.17%) Amazon Redshift
5 43 (8.96%) Relational Database
6 41 (8.54%) RDBMS
6 41 (8.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (5.63%) Big Data
8 26 (5.42%) Hadoop
9 22 (4.58%) RavenDB
10 20 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.04%) CouchDB
12 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 307 (63.96%) Cucumber
2 264 (55.00%) Selenium
3 130 (27.08%) SpecFlow
4 121 (25.21%) Git (software)
5 104 (21.67%) NUnit
6 92 (19.17%) TeamCity
7 89 (18.54%) WebDriver
8 81 (16.88%) Jenkins
9 80 (16.67%) WATIR
10 79 (16.46%) JIRA
11 71 (14.79%) Moq
12 63 (13.13%) Rhino Mocks
12 63 (13.13%) QuickTest Pro
13 56 (11.67%) JUnit
14 49 (10.21%) Calabash
15 44 (9.17%) Karma Test Runner
15 44 (9.17%) Maven
16 43 (8.96%) CruiseControl
16 43 (8.96%) JMeter
17 38 (7.92%) Behat
General
1 59 (12.29%) Finance
2 54 (11.25%) Games
3 29 (6.04%) Retail
4 15 (3.13%) Publishing
5 9 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.42%) Advertising
6 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.42%) Banking
7 1 (0.21%) Legal
7 1 (0.21%) Billing
7 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 146 (30.42%) Developer
2 126 (26.25%) QA Engineer
3 63 (13.13%) Analyst
4 58 (12.08%) Test Engineer
5 51 (10.63%) Test Analyst
6 50 (10.42%) Quality Engineer
7 48 (10.00%) Tester
8 43 (8.96%) Automation Engineer
9 41 (8.54%) Python Developer
10 39 (8.13%) C# Developer
11 35 (7.29%) Java Developer
12 33 (6.88%) Team Leader
13 23 (4.79%) QA Automation Engineer
14 22 (4.58%) Technical Team Leader
15 21 (4.38%) Senior Test Engineer
16 20 (4.17%) QA Analyst
16 20 (4.17%) Senior QA Engineer
17 19 (3.96%) Automation Tester
18 18 (3.75%) Python/Django Developer
19 17 (3.54%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (25.63%) .NET
2 122 (25.42%) Web Services
3 112 (23.33%) jQuery
4 84 (17.50%) RESTful
5 75 (15.63%) HTML
6 69 (14.38%) SOAP
7 68 (14.17%) MSMQ
8 64 (13.33%) WCF
9 61 (12.71%) ASP.NET
10 60 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 58 (12.08%) REST
12 54 (11.25%) NHibernate
13 53 (11.04%) CSS
13 53 (11.04%) Django
14 52 (10.83%) .NET Framework
15 50 (10.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 32 (6.67%) XML
17 30 (6.25%) HTML5
17 30 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
18 27 (5.63%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 142 (29.58%) Open Source
2 45 (9.38%) Blog
3 29 (6.04%) Mobile App
3 29 (6.04%) User Experience
4 22 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.54%) Online Gambling
5 17 (3.54%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.92%) Inversion of Control
7 10 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.88%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.46%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.83%) Social Media
11 3 (0.63%) Social Network
12 2 (0.42%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.42%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.21%) iPad
13 1 (0.21%) Online Games
13 1 (0.21%) NHS
13 1 (0.21%) Statistics
13 1 (0.21%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 83 (17.29%) Linux
2 39 (8.13%) UNIX
3 26 (5.42%) Android
3 26 (5.42%) Apple iOS
4 25 (5.21%) Windows
5 8 (1.67%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (61.88%) BDD
3 252 (52.50%) TDD
4 210 (43.75%) Scrum
5 139 (28.96%) E-Commerce
6 131 (27.29%) Test Scripting
7 122 (25.42%) Test Automation
8 109 (22.71%) Automated Testing
9 108 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
10 94 (19.58%) OO
11 79 (16.46%) Test Strategy
12 78 (16.25%) Kanban
13 76 (15.83%) Regression Testing
14 74 (15.42%) User Stories
15 73 (15.21%) MVC
16 70 (14.58%) Mentoring
17 57 (11.88%) OOP
18 49 (10.21%) Software Testing
19 48 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
20 47 (9.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 184 (38.33%) C#
2 165 (34.38%) Ruby
3 127 (26.46%) Java
4 88 (18.33%) JavaScript
5 76 (15.83%) Python
6 68 (14.17%) SQL
7 52 (10.83%) PHP
8 22 (4.58%) VB.NET
9 19 (3.96%) T-SQL
10 16 (3.33%) Groovy
11 11 (2.29%) Objective-C
12 10 (2.08%) C++
13 7 (1.46%) Perl
14 6 (1.25%) ActionScript
14 6 (1.25%) Scala
14 6 (1.25%) ActionScript 3.0
15 5 (1.04%) CoffeeScript
15 5 (1.04%) XPath
16 3 (0.63%) VB
16 3 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (16.04%) Degree
2 17 (3.54%) ISTQB
3 13 (2.71%) ISEB
4 5 (1.04%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.63%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.42%) CISSP
6 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (47.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 52 (10.83%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.83%) Puppet
4 2 (0.42%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.42%) Ansible
Vendors
1 23 (4.79%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.58%) Endeca
2 22 (4.58%) RedPrairie
3 21 (4.38%) Oracle
4 10 (2.08%) Facebook
5 9 (1.88%) Telerik
6 7 (1.46%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.21%) VMware
8 1 (0.21%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.21%) Google
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