The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 616 773 823
Rank change year-on-year
+157 +50
Permanent jobs citing Gherkin 294 100 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.094% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 209 80 43
Average salary £50,000 £50,750 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.47% +4.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £62,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -15.78%

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

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
44238 42026 47482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.01% 39.51% 40.64%
Number of salaries quoted 37202 36393 41776
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £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

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

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Gherkin
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK.

Gherkin Salary Trend in the UK

Gherkin
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Gherkin over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Gherkin Salary Histogram in the UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
England +138 271 £50,000 -4.76% 28
London +79 162 £50,000 -4.76% 16
South East +40 64 £42,500 -6.59% 4
Hampshire +31 48 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Portsmouth +13 31 - -
Scotland -6 22 £37,500 -6.25%
City of London +5 17 £50,000 -6.97% 1
Glasgow 0 17 £37,500 -6.25%
South West - 14 £70,000 - 2
North West -3 12 £32,500 -7.14% 3
East of England - 11 £55,000 -
Southampton - 11 £40,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 10 - -
Hertfordshire - 10 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes - 9 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 9 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands - 8 £38,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 7 £38,500 -
Watford - 7 £55,000 -
Nottingham - 7 £38,500 -
Bristol - 6 £70,000 - 2
Manchester - 5 £35,000 - 2
Sussex - 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 - -
Cheshire - 4 £31,250 - 1
Dorset - 4 - -
Wilmslow - 4 £31,250 -
Berkshire - 3 £37,500 -
Reading - 2 - -
Merseyside +8 1 £35,000 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 310 (59.62%) Selenium
2 308 (59.23%) BDD
3 298 (57.31%) Cucumber
4 246 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
5 234 (45.00%) QA
6 232 (44.62%) Scrum
7 228 (43.85%) TDD
8 191 (36.73%) C#
9 177 (34.04%) Java
10 173 (33.27%) Open Source
11 146 (28.08%) Web Services
11 146 (28.08%) E-Commerce
11 146 (28.08%) Ruby
12 144 (27.69%) .NET
13 142 (27.31%) Continuous Integration
14 141 (27.12%) jQuery
15 131 (25.19%) JavaScript
15 131 (25.19%) HTML
16 127 (24.42%) Test Scripting
16 127 (24.42%) SpecFlow
17 121 (23.27%) Test Automation
18 120 (23.08%) Automated Testing
19 115 (22.12%) Jenkins
20 113 (21.73%) MVC
21 111 (21.35%) Git (software)
22 110 (21.15%) RESTful
23 107 (20.58%) WebDriver
24 98 (18.85%) CSS
25 95 (18.27%) Unit Testing
26 92 (17.69%) Test Strategy

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 50 (9.62%) Alfresco
2 42 (8.08%) Apache
3 27 (5.19%) Confluence
4 23 (4.42%) IIS
5 21 (4.04%) Tomcat
6 16 (3.08%) CMS
7 7 (1.35%) Node.js
8 3 (0.58%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 15 (2.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (7.12%) GitHub
3 10 (1.92%) SaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (11.73%) Internet
2 10 (1.92%) HTTP
3 3 (0.58%) Wireless
3 3 (0.58%) Wireless Security
4 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.38%) DNS
4 2 (0.38%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 55 (10.58%) MySQL
3 44 (8.46%) Relational Database
4 42 (8.08%) PostgreSQL
5 41 (7.88%) RDBMS
6 29 (5.58%) Amazon Redshift
7 26 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (4.23%) RavenDB
9 16 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (3.08%) Hadoop
10 14 (2.69%) Big Data
11 12 (2.31%) CouchDB
12 4 (0.77%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.77%) Informix
13 3 (0.58%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 310 (59.62%) Selenium
2 298 (57.31%) Cucumber
3 127 (24.42%) SpecFlow
4 115 (22.12%) Jenkins
5 111 (21.35%) Git (software)
6 107 (20.58%) WebDriver
7 81 (15.58%) TeamCity
8 77 (14.81%) NUnit
9 69 (13.27%) JIRA
10 68 (13.08%) Maven
11 67 (12.88%) WATIR
12 63 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
13 56 (10.77%) Moq
14 48 (9.23%) Rhino Mocks
15 45 (8.65%) JUnit
16 44 (8.46%) Behat
17 39 (7.50%) JMeter
18 35 (6.73%) SoapUI
19 34 (6.54%) Calabash
20 31 (5.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (12.31%) Finance
2 40 (7.69%) Games
3 31 (5.96%) Retail
4 16 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.31%) Publishing
6 6 (1.15%) Banking
7 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.19%) Marketing
8 1 (0.19%) Advertising
8 1 (0.19%) Law
8 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 196 (37.69%) Developer
2 121 (23.27%) QA Engineer
3 69 (13.27%) Java Developer
4 61 (11.73%) Test Engineer
5 54 (10.38%) Senior Developer
6 48 (9.23%) Analyst
6 48 (9.23%) Quality Engineer
7 44 (8.46%) Tester
8 43 (8.27%) Test Analyst
9 42 (8.08%) Automation Engineer
10 37 (7.12%) C# Developer
11 34 (6.54%) Team Leader
12 33 (6.35%) Python Developer
13 32 (6.15%) Senior Java Developer
13 32 (6.15%) Technical Team Leader
14 28 (5.38%) Java Team Leader
14 28 (5.38%) QA Automation Engineer
15 20 (3.85%) .NET Developer
16 19 (3.65%) Automation Tester
17 18 (3.46%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (28.08%) Web Services
2 144 (27.69%) .NET
3 141 (27.12%) jQuery
4 131 (25.19%) HTML
5 110 (21.15%) RESTful
6 98 (18.85%) CSS
7 77 (14.81%) ASP.NET
7 77 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 73 (14.04%) SOAP
9 67 (12.88%) WCF
10 65 (12.50%) JSON
11 61 (11.73%) Spring
12 59 (11.35%) .NET Framework
13 58 (11.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 57 (10.96%) HTML5
15 54 (10.38%) Hibernate
16 50 (9.62%) MSMQ
16 50 (9.62%) NHibernate
16 50 (9.62%) Ajax
17 46 (8.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 173 (33.27%) Open Source
2 50 (9.62%) Blog
3 33 (6.35%) Mobile App
4 19 (3.65%) Inversion of Control
5 17 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.31%) Online Gambling
7 10 (1.92%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.77%) EPoS
10 3 (0.58%) Social Network
11 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.38%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.38%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.38%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.38%) iPad
12 1 (0.19%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.19%) Online Games
12 1 (0.19%) NHS
12 1 (0.19%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.23%) Linux
2 37 (7.12%) Android
3 36 (6.92%) Apple iOS
4 32 (6.15%) Windows
5 27 (5.19%) UNIX
6 7 (1.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (59.23%) BDD
2 246 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (44.62%) Scrum
4 228 (43.85%) TDD
5 146 (28.08%) E-Commerce
6 142 (27.31%) Continuous Integration
7 127 (24.42%) Test Scripting
8 121 (23.27%) Test Automation
9 120 (23.08%) Automated Testing
10 113 (21.73%) MVC
11 95 (18.27%) Unit Testing
12 92 (17.69%) Test Strategy
13 85 (16.35%) User Stories
14 82 (15.77%) Kanban
15 80 (15.38%) OO
16 69 (13.27%) Regression Testing
17 65 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
18 60 (11.54%) SOA
19 53 (10.19%) Software Testing
20 52 (10.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 191 (36.73%) C#
2 177 (34.04%) Java
3 146 (28.08%) Ruby
4 131 (25.19%) JavaScript
5 75 (14.42%) SQL
6 66 (12.69%) Python
7 49 (9.42%) PHP
8 44 (8.46%) T-SQL
9 22 (4.23%) VB.NET
10 20 (3.85%) C++
11 17 (3.27%) Objective-C
12 13 (2.50%) ActionScript
12 13 (2.50%) ActionScript 3.0
13 12 (2.31%) CoffeeScript
14 11 (2.12%) Groovy
15 9 (1.73%) Scala
15 9 (1.73%) Perl
16 7 (1.35%) XPath
17 5 (0.96%) C
18 4 (0.77%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 81 (15.58%) Degree
2 14 (2.69%) ISTQB
3 10 (1.92%) ISEB
4 9 (1.73%) MBA
5 3 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (0.58%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.58%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.38%) CISSP
6 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (45.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 39 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.38%) Puppet
3 2 (0.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 58 (11.15%) JBoss
2 33 (6.35%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.23%) Endeca
3 22 (4.23%) RedPrairie
4 17 (3.27%) Facebook
5 14 (2.69%) Xamarin
6 9 (1.73%) Telerik
7 8 (1.54%) Oracle
8 3 (0.58%) Perforce
9 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.19%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.19%) Google
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Staines
Modis International - London
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 75,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Fraser Munro IT Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent bonus and benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Noir Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Gen Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + gen bens
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Arsenal Football Club
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 22 days ago
London Bridge
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus up to £5,000
Posted: 23 days ago